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I have been looking for a nice little gun to stick in my BP vest for work as a backup for some time now.  I researched the P3AT and the LCP.  Both guns are the size I wanted but given the customer service and the raves about the KelTec I decided to go with it.  

Well, I overpaid for the gun due to my location and LE being the only one who can get them.

So off to the range I go after the FB job I read about on this forum.  I only had one old box of remanufactured ammo so I could only shoot 50 rounds. I know this is no torture test but its all I had.  

Let me say that shooting the gun was surprising. It was more accurate than I had hoped for and there was not one failure with the weapon.  Again I know only 50 rnds but I was happay as could be.  The trigger was about 5 lbs but smooooth as my G22!

The pic is from my phone but it was 10rnds at 10 yards and given the group I got for the first time shooting it I had to get a pic.  It look less than 10 rnds but they are there trust me! I shot two handed combat stance not as fast as I could pull the trigger but as fast as I could get the sights back on then press.



Plus 1 for the P3AT!!!

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My guess is you paid the going rate for a LEO only gun in let me guess....California? I bet there aren't a lot of kel-tec owners out there. Too bad really. It sounds like you're happy with your new BUG. Nice shootin', keep it up and keep the rails greased.

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Your group looks better than the three I shot yesterday, but I didn't have a camera handy so you'll have to take my word for mine.

After getting my relatively new P3AT broke in I wanted to see how accurately I could shoot it offhand  as fast as I could get back on  the target at a reasonable SD distance.  So I set up a target board in front of my homemade pine log backstop, pinned on some paper targets and began firing my 100 grain lead bullet handloads. I fired offhand at 25 measured feet from the targets holding with my strong hand only and firing 5 round magazines as fast as I could recover from recoil and get back on target with the primitive sights. I am very short on factory ammo and I don't want to shoot up my stash of lead bullets until I know I can get more, so I only fired 3-  five shot groups. The 1st magazine went into a 2-1/2" group with 3 holes in the black and 2 in the white. The 2nd group put 5 holes in a 3-1/2" group, all 5 in the white centered about 2" above the black bullseye. The 3rd magazine was disappointing with only 3 holes in the white and the other two shots off the paper. The 3 on paper were grouped, if you want to call it a group, in a vertical string just right of the black bull with about 2" between each hole. I don't have an explanation or excuse for the 3rd group, I don't know what went wrong.  But even with the one very poor group, if the targets had been bad guys I think I would have put 5 out of 5 bullets in roughly center of bad-guy  with the first 2 magazines and 3 out of 5 with the 3rd magazine.  Of course I was shooting at unarmed paper, and I'm sure that I would not have done nearly as well if the paper had been a bad guy who also had a gun.

The best news is that the gun hasn't had a hangup of any kind since the 2nd shot I fired from the new gun. That round was a HydroShok which stove-piped instead of ejecting. I have fired about 140 rounds total since new and since that one stovepipe jam it has functioned perfectly.  I am saving 12 Hydroshoks for carry ammo and reloading 150 empty cases with some 100 grain lead bullets I bought online. I had been reading on KTOG for several months about the many problems owners were having with Keltecs and was hesitant to buy one until they became scarce. Now I wish I had bought mine sooner before the ammo shortage.
 

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I live in the great state of MASS where it is illegal to do anything but smoke weed.

I was at our new range that is in the process of being built. (going slow)

Stay safe brother.


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