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It looks like my P-3AT is going to be with me for a while. I've got nearly 500 rounds through it, I'm extremely comfortable with it, and it's not going to be getting replaced by an 'Elsie Pea' anytime soon. I want to lay in some of the basic replacement parts in case something ever happens and I need to switch something out.

I've read here a few times about people doing home maintenance on their P-3ATs, replacing this or that at so many rounds fired, preventative maintenance. Of course, things also fail from time to time and need to get fixed. So, should I pick up everything on the Kel-Tec parts list for this gun in their online store or what? What do I need?

I want to lay this stuff in store because I'm into redundancy. It's part of my life philosophy to have things on hand. So, I know there's a warrantee, but I want to have the basic fixer-upper parts just in case.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
 

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Keeping a few parts on hand can't hurt. It is rather easy to work on these guns yourself. Plus, it doesn't void the warranty. To me there's no reason to send one to momma for the small stuff. It is so easy to just do it yourself.
 

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Heck, for under $300 you can have a full kit that contains every part in a p3at. Fully assembled, it configures into a complete gun. ;)

But seriously, compared to the price of just about any other well made hand gun, you could buy another new gun and just keep it around for parts.

P3At $290
Glock $500
1911 $1000
Fun time shooting at the range...priceless. (I couldn't resists :))
 

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diamond said:
Heck, for under $300 you can have a full kit that contains every part in a p3at.  Fully assembled, it configures into a complete gun.  ;)

But seriously, compared to the price of just about any other well made hand gun, you could buy another new gun and just keep it around for parts.

P3At $290
Glock $500
1911 $1000
Fun time shooting at the range...priceless. (I couldn't resists  :))
That is a very good reason to get another one! :cool:
 

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It's always good to have replacement parts, but i would also have another gun handy just in case something goes wrong in an emergency situation.
 

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jim-sks said:
[quote author=diamond link=1264122332/0#3 date=1264160511]Heck, for under $300 you can have a full kit that contains every part in a p3at.  Fully assembled, it configures into a complete gun.  ;)

But seriously, compared to the price of just about any other well made hand gun, you could buy another new gun and just keep it around for parts.

P3At $290
Glock $500
1911 $1000
Fun time shooting at the range...priceless. (I couldn't resists  :))
That is a very good reason to get another one!  :cool:[/quote]
;)
 

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That's a good idea, I've considered it, but what about you guys who replace this or that at 1,000 or 2,000 rounds as preventative maintenance? What are you replacing? Gonna check out that link to the other conversation now.
 

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I like to keep the following parts around for any pistol I own: recoil spring(s); firing pin; firing pin spring; trigger/trigger bar spring; and hammer/striker spring. Those seem to be the parts on any pistol that will always wear out or can break suddenly.
 
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