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I took my new P3AT to the range for the first time Saturday. I did not do the Fluff & Buff. All I did was clean it, oil it and put grease on the slides. I did blue the barrel because I did not like the look of the raw metal look. I shoot 200 rounds of FMJ through it with no problems. The recoil was no problem at all, but the checkering on the grips hurts after 100 rounds. I also need to put some bright paint on the sights (I could not see them).
 

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After 200 rounds. Besure to give it a clean and lube. You will probably find some proud metal that will need to be scraped or filed down. the "normal" areas are
on the frame rails oppossite the ejector
on the slide near the trigger bar cam reccess
in the frame where the recoil rod head fits
and maybe a flat spot on the recoil rod head where it slides alone the barrel


Congrates on a fine first outing
 

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Congrats on your new gun and the great range experience!

Keep it clean - keep it lubed - keep on shootin'!

Bobo
 

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I cleaned and lubed the gun tonight. It did have a lot of little burs on the slide and frame. I used 600 grit sandpaper to take them out. I think I want to get the trigger boot for it. The trigger was hurting my finger. It seems accurate as long as you keep it under seven yards. Has anyone tried to knock down the checkering on the grips without making it look bad?
 
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I took my new P3AT to the range for the first time Saturday. I did not do the Fluff & Buff. All I did was clean it, oil it and put grease on the slides. I did blue the barrel because I did not like the look of the raw metal look. I shoot 200 rounds of FMJ through it with no problems. The recoil was no problem at all, but the checkering on the grips hurts after 100 rounds. I also need to put some bright paint on the sights (I could not see them).
This is a "point" and shoot gun, not a target gun.  The sights are worthless in a gun fight, practice POA and get deadley at 7 yards and under and you are then good to go. IMO u will be even more accurate with POA than trying to use those sights..
 

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mikedsokc said:
I cleaned and lubed the gun tonight. It did have a lot of little burs on the slide and frame. I used 600 grit sandpaper to take them out. I think I want to get the trigger boot for it. The trigger was hurting my finger. It seems accurate as long as you keep it under seven yards. Has anyone tried to knock down the checkering on the grips without making it look bad?
A little sanding on the trigger & inside of the guard works wonders.  On mine I even took a little off the tip of the trigger as it was pinching.  As far as the checkering goes I sanded all sharp points off mine as well.  I also trimmed the mag extension til it was just long enough but not any longer than it needed to be.



One of the things I really love about these little guys is that you can sand and whittle on them and you are not out much money if you screw up.

Oh, BTW, +1 jocko. At first I didn't realize it HAD sights. Point shooting this little fella is real easy.
 

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+ 1 Jocko. I did paint my sights but I never really aim with them. It just helps orient my point/shoot (mostly I look over the sights) but IMO the hi-vis paint does help in getting on target quicker.

mikedsokc , I recomend at least a quick field cleaning/lube every 50 rounds or so. Seems to help keep thing going good , these little things do like to be clean and well lubed.
 
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