How do you carry your P3AT(how many rounds)?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by razz, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. razz

    razz New Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    5+1 in the chamber, 6+1 or 6+0? I haven't tried 6+1 at the range so I don't know if it affects any reliability.
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    5+1, then I have room to store all rounds in the magazine when I have to turn over weapon to security.

  3. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    I try to avoid the places JFB visits so 6+1
  4. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006

    I'd hate to be one short if I could have had another.

  5. Moleman

    Moleman New Member

    Mar 12, 2008
  6. finnfur

    finnfur New Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    6+1 , then I use shoe rubber.
  7. Sangueffusor

    Sangueffusor New Member

    May 13, 2007
    7+1 plus a 6-round spare.
  8. batwell

    batwell New Member

    Feb 23, 2008
  9. kubmiester

    kubmiester New Member

    Nov 18, 2006
    6+1. Maybe an extra 6 round mag.
  10. alamo

    alamo New Member

    Sep 12, 2004
  11. bazookabert

    bazookabert New Member

    Dec 29, 2007
  12. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    7+1 and an extra full mag (6 rounds).

    I am totally shocked by how many people carry 5+1 :eek:

    If "security" wants my weapon and all ammunition I will of course turn it over (if it be a legitimate request), but I see no reason to make it "more convenient" for them to keep all of my stuff together. If I "loan" them 14 rounds and my weapon then by God I am going to get back 14 rounds and my weapon.

    Maybe I'm missing something. If I am, do tell. Otherwise, I am not handicapping my weapon system.

    Just my opinion.
  13. BillK

    BillK New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
  14. fatman

    fatman New Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    7+1 in gun 1 and 6+1 in gun 2.
  15. torrent

    torrent Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    7+1 and 6 in the other mag.
  16. KelTecTac

    KelTecTac New Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    8+1 in my open carry 1911 with one extra 8 round mag on my belt, and 6+1 in the P3AT in my weak side front pocket.
  17. c0wboi38

    c0wboi38 New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Since the 3AT is carried as a BUG or even a tertiary weapon nowadays, it's 7+1 in the pipe. Rarely do I carry mags for the BUG and almost never for a tertiary weapon.

    On those rare occasions when the P3-AT is my ONLY carry (when concealment is a MUST) then it's 7+1 with a second mag of 7.

    What's this turning a weapon over to security thing?

  18. olemissmike

    olemissmike Active Member

    Jan 29, 2007
    6+1. I don't carry an extra mag. When I carry the P3AT its because of needing something small at the time. I also think it would be adequate in defending against 2 people which most of the time its usually just 1.
  19. engineer88

    engineer88 New Member

    Nov 26, 2007
  20. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Not directed at you Mike, but your post sparked my thoughts on it.  

    I don't understand this line of thinking.  Carrying an extra magazine is not usually because I think I will need more than 6/7/8 shots.  Most of us (or at least I) carry because bad things happen.  And I want to be prepared when bad things happen.  One of those bad things is magazine jams or other failure.  I want to be prepared so I carry.  Whether my P3AT was my first, second or third line of defense, why would I not be prepared for a failure when an extra magazine is so small, so cheap and so easy to carry?