Finally Stripped and Cleaned, Now.....

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by jhlewis10, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. jhlewis10

    jhlewis10 New Member

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    Apr 24, 2006
    After 500 rounds of flawless running, I finally broke down my p3at and cleaned and lubed it.

    When loading it up with my CCW load, Speer Gold Dots they will hardly chamber a round.

    Any ideas whats going on?
     
  2. BamaShooter

    BamaShooter New Member

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    Mar 5, 2007
    The feed ramp design makes it hard to find good feeding ammo. I have done a couple of things to improve this. First of all I polished the base of the feed ramp. This helped a little but still caught most of the time. Then I tried searching for new ammo. I have discovered three that work rather well.

    The best in feeding functionality is the Cor-Bon Pow'R Ball. With the polymer ball in the hollow point cavity there is nothing to catch on the feed ramp.

    The next best is Remington Golden Saber. The hollow point cavity is rounded and gives it an easier surface to slide into the chamber. This is my personal choice for CCW due to the bullet weght. This is the only 102 gr bullet in 380.

    Then I like the Cor-Bon DPX which also has a slightly rounded hollow point cavity. Because it has such a large cavity though, it sometimes catches on the feed ramp.

    In addition to these choices, remember to keep a strong grip on the gun. Hope this helps in your search.
     

  3. gb6491

    gb6491 New Member

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    Aug 19, 2007
    I'm guessing that the lubrication part of the cleaning might be the culprit.  
    I know that using grease on  the hammer/slide interface makes a big difference.  
    Here is a good guide: http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/care2.htm
    Regards,
    Greg
     
  4. jhlewis10

    jhlewis10 New Member

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    Apr 24, 2006
    I used a few drops of the supplied synthetic oil.
     
  5. gb6491

    gb6491 New Member

    103
    Aug 19, 2007
    My P32 would seem sluggish after cleaning and a light lube. I started doing a heavier lube after cleaning and that cleared it right up. I carefully wipe of any excess after I check the function and then check again. :)
    Regards,
    Greg
     
  6. WOW... that many rounds with out a cleaning may be a record!

    From what most on this board report, including myself, that will never work.   I am actually still trying to wrap my head around 500 rounds in a new gun that was not stripped down and lubed to begin with.

    Here are a few links to check for a new gun and the lube info:

    Most of us (SWAG 63.2%) perform at least 50% of the fluff and buff.  

    golden loki fluff and buff

    http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep.htm

    http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep2.htm

    new gun prep
    http://1bad69.com/keltec/newgunprep.htm

    dissasembly
    http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/disassembly.htm

    lubrication hints/tips
    http://www.ktog.org/tecwerks1.htm#Lubrication
     
  7. PshootR

    PshootR Banned

    Apr 1, 2005
    Do you mean it will not chamber rounds in actual firing practice or when you hand cycle it? If the later it will prolly do fine in real shooting. If not, use a G.I. toothbrush or one of your old regular toothbrushes (never your wife's new toothbrush) and make sure the slide and frame rails are 100% clean and re lube, preferably with a light coating of grease. Grease the hammer slide too.

    PshootR
     
  8. regrip

    regrip New Member

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    Aug 10, 2007
    Some where in one of the posts I remember seeing a possible fix for that. It involved taking apart a magazine and being able to bend a 1/16 thick wire into a loop on one end and leaving the other end straight, also at the loop end about 1/2" or so above the loop bend the wire into a L. The L and the loop goes into the bottom of the mag. the top follower must have a cut in the back center and the wire must protrude above that. when the bullets are loaded the base will be against the wire in the mag. This fix was for hollow points only, it set the nose of the HP more forward which made it load better. It sounded like a really easy fix. I know this was not explained very well but I am sure I read that fix in this blog. Anyway, maybe someone else will remember where it is. Good Luck. Tom. :)
     
  9. wyo-man

    wyo-man New Member

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    Nov 27, 2006
    IIRC that fix was for the P32.............

    wyo-man
     
  10. PshootR

    PshootR Banned

    Apr 1, 2005
  11. regrip

    regrip New Member

    166
    Aug 10, 2007
    Sorry, my mistake, I've been reading too much. Tom :-[