HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off...

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by fltection, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. fltection

    fltection New Member

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    Apr 25, 2010
    OK, so I was trying to lube the pistol properly- one instruction had me working the trigger with the slide off to "work" the oil into the trigger while doing this- CLICK and now the hammer is all the way forward...I feel like a real dumba$$, but NOW what do I do...

    I PROMISE I will stop fiddling with this thing after this is fixed.... :'(
     
  2. kbizzle

    kbizzle New Member

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    Oct 21, 2008
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    hi and welcome!  unless i'm missing something here, you should be able to just pull the hammer back with your thumb until it resets.  have you already tried that?

    kb
     

  3. fltection

    fltection New Member

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    Apr 25, 2010
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    Yes- it won't move. I pulled the trigger all the way with the slide off, so it went forward "full force" with nothing to stop it- it is "stuck" all the way forward 90 degrees (if you can picture that...)
     
  4. fltection

    fltection New Member

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    Apr 25, 2010
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    FIXED!!! took a pencil through the magwell and used the eraser part to force the hammer back- took a surprising amount of force (and the extractor flew off, but no prob...) I am NOW BACKING AWAY FROM THE PISTOL and putting it to bed...maybe tomorrow I'll actually get to shoot it ;D
     
  5. Picatinny_Pete

    Picatinny_Pete New Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    Hi,

    Goodnight and good luck with your shooting session. ;)

    Best Wishes

    PS: Locktite the extractor (...00ps ejector it was getting late....sorry) the next time you clean the P3AT.   Its no fun looking for on the floor... :-[
     
  6. menocu

    menocu New Member

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    Aug 31, 2006
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    That would be the ejector unless I'm misunderstanding the story?
     
  7. fltection

    fltection New Member

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    Apr 25, 2010
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    Yes- I think you are right- that little piece of plastic set on the aluminum frame...
     
  8. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    Indiana
    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    psst... it's steel ;)
     
  9. JB

    JB Guest

    Re: HELP!!! pulled the trigger with the slide off.

    That sounds odd. Back when I first got my P3AT, I pulled the trigger with the slide off a couple of times (I avoid doing that, now) but the hammer never went so far forward as to end up at 90 degrees and I was always able to just pull it back wth my thumb. Glad you got it straightened out, anyhow.