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Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by 98_1LE, Oct 20, 2007.
How often should the recoil spring be replaced in a P3AT? How much are replacements?
I have about 400 rounds through mine without changing. I was on the phone with Kel-tec this week for something else, and asked about a set of recoil springs for mine. I was informed they should last the life of the gun (6,000 rds). Um, sure............
I'll try again later. Maybe I'll get a more enthusiastic CS rep.
I have heard the 1000 round figure tossed around but hey, as long as the gun still runs well... :-/
I don't have a definite answer to the original question, but here's an interesting experience I had with P-3AT recoil springs...
My gun had over 1900 rounds through it when I got kind of nervous about the recoil springs giving out at an inopportune time. So I replaced them with a set that I had ordered as a backup.
The first time I went to the range with the new set of springs everything ran perfectly.
When I got home and stripped the gun down for cleaning the outer recoil spring came out in two almost equal pieces - it had broken sometime during my range session, but with no ill effect.
I put the old set back in and ordered a new "backup" set.
The gun now has 2053 rounds through it with the original set of springs (except for the 50 rounds I shot with the "new" broken spring).
The moral of the story is: P-3AT recoil springs can last a long, long time (or a very short time).