FAQs & VIPs (Very Important Posts)

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  1. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Here are a few Categories of common asked questions. *Click on title or just scroll down

    Technical – Preparation, maintenance and trouble solving ;

    http://www.thektog.org/forum/f87/faqs-vips-very-important-posts-197877/


    Opinions – ammunition and accessories;

    http://www.thektog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1204773333/0#4


    Reference – Links to recommended sites ;

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    Information – Reloading;

    http://www.thektog.org/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1204773333/0#6


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    JFB New Member

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    Technical – Preparation, maintenance and trouble s

    Technical – Preparation, maintenance and trouble solving

    Below are a few common ask questions. These are links where the question were asked and answered. Most are linked to active threads so you can add your comments to that discussion. If you have a similair question, but you would like, please start a new thread, however you might find your answer here with out having to wait for a reply.

    Click on the link in quote;

    The replies include links to "Fluff&Buff" and "LubeGuide"

     
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    JFB New Member

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    Opinions – ammunition and accessories

    Opinions – ammunition and accessories

    Below are a few common ask questions. *These are links where the question were asked and answered. Most are linked to active threads so you can add your comments to that discussion. *If you have a similair question, but you would like, please start a new thread, however you might find your answer here with out having to wait for a reply.

    Click on the beginning "Quote from ...", a hyperlink, to read the thread.

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    JFB New Member

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    Problems - accidents and defects

    Problems - accidents and defects

    Below are infrequent problems that have been reported.  These are links where the problem was discussed.  If you have a similair problem, please start a new thread.

    Click on the beginning  "Quote from ...", a hyperlink, to read the thread.

     
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    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Information - Reloading

     
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  7. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Re: FAQs & VIPs (Very Important Posts)

     
  8. Bobo

    Bobo Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    These are some possible mechanical causes of Kel-Tec P-3AT malfunctions and their fixes in order of potential cause.
    Note: (2G) = Second Generation model with external buttonhead screw.

    Failure To Feed (FTFe).

    1. Dirty or rough Chamber and/or Feed Ramp and/or Hood - Clean them and/or polish them.
    2. Something obstructing the forward movement of the slide (dirt, burrs) - Clean, de-burr, lube.
    3. Non-compatible ammo - Try other brands.
    4. Bad recoil springs - Replace them.
    5. Dirty Magazine - Clean it.
    6. Bad Magazine Spring - Replace it.
    7. Bad Magazine Follower - Replace it.
    8. Bad Magazine Tube - Replace it.
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    Failure To Fire (FTFi).

    1. Failure to allow the trigger to fully reset - Allow the trigger to move fully forward after each shot.
    2. Bad Ammo (commonly hard primers) - Try other brands.
    3. Poor Lubrication - Lube it.
    4. Firing Pin Spring Too Long - Replace it. (Only on older guns. New guns come with shorter springs.).
    5. Firing Pin Jammed - This can happen if the extractor screw loosens, and while loose, the firing pin turns (the extractor screw also retains the firing pin). When the screw is re-tightened it can jam the firing pin because the screw is not in the retaining slot of the firing pin. (The screw must have loosened a lot for this to happen and you would probably have had a lot of FTEx's first).
    6. Weak or Broken Hammer Spring - Replace it.
    7. Dirty Firing Pin Channel - Clean it.
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    Failure To Extract (FTEx).

    1. Loose Extractor Spring Screw (External Button Head Screw) (2G) - Tighten it.
    2. Dirty Extractor - Clean it.
    3. Dirty or Rough Chamber - Clean it and/or polish it.
    4. Non-compatible ammo - Try other brands.
    5. Limp-wristing - Lock your wrist
    6. Bad Extractor - Replace it.
    7. Poor Slide Lube - Lube it.
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    Failure To Eject (FTEj).

    1. Loose Extractor Spring Screw (2G) - Tighten it.
    2. Bad Extractor - Replace it.
    3. Dirty or Rough Chamber - Clean it and/or polish it
    4. Non-compatible ammo - Try other brands.
    5. Limp-wristing - Lock your wrist
    6. Bad or Missing Ejector (part #115) - Replace it.
    7. Poor Slide Lube - Lube it.
    8. Dirty Magazine - Clean it.
    9. Bad Magazine Spring - Replace it.

    Bobo
     
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