just got a new 3at....

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by JERRY-S., Dec 8, 2007.

  1. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    but the web site on the box says kel-tec.com, and all i get is a "domain name may be for sale" page......

    where can i go for the Bersa magazine extension and what not that i though Kel-tec sold themsleves...?

  2. wd40

    wd40 Member

    May 2, 2007

    I think their website is now:


    But, tonite Saturday nite it seems to be down

  3. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    if and when that site comes back on-line, would that be where i get the Bersa magazine finger extention and grip sleeve?
  4. nccarr

    nccarr New Member

    Nov 25, 2007
    yes it is. Mine is down also.
  5. tommy51s

    tommy51s New Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Kansas City
  6. Bobo

    Bobo Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    Magazine Finger Extension Base Plates for the Kel-Tec P-3AT:

    The Bersa (smooth) and Scherer (textured) style extensions need no modifications.
    The NAA style extensions must be modified slightly.
    Instructions: http://www.geocities.com/PocketGuns/P32ext.html
    Another option is the Kel-Tec 1-Round Magazine Extension which extends the magazine and also allows loading an extra round.

    You can get Bersa and Scherer here:

    Bersa (direct) here:
    Part #48

    Scherer here:
    or here:

    NAA (direct) here:
    Two Finger Extension Base Plates for all Guardian magazines: $10.00
    #MZ-FPK Two Finger Extension Base

    Kel-Tec 1-Round Magazine Extension (direct) here:

    Slip-On Grips for the Kel-Tec P-3AT

    Hogue, Pachmayr, Glaser, and Butler Creek make slip-on grips that fit the P-3AT. They are all a bit different. Some may need trimming. Glaser also makes “pads” that stick to the front and/or back straps to soften and slightly enlarge the grip. AGRIP makes a pre-cut stick-on grip.

    Hogue HandAll, Jr
    These have finger grooves, are thinner at the front and back straps, have slight palm swells, and are textured on the sides.

    Pachmayr, Model 4
    These have finger grooves, are the same thickness all around, and are textured all over.

    These grips have no finger grooves, are the same thickness all around, and are smooth all over.
    The pads are self-adhering and can be removed easily.

    Butler Creek, Small (no longer manufactured but may still be available)
    These have no finger grooves, the same thickness all around and a bit thinner than Glaser and Pachmayr, and are textured on the sides.


    Or you can make your own:
    One good thing about doing it this way is that the material is thin and you can experiment by trying a different number of layers. Some bike tubes have ribbed areas, so you can make a ribbed or smooth grip.
    I got a couple of tubes free - went to a local bike shop and asked for any bad ones they were throwing away.
    The 20 x 1.75 - 2.125 worked best for me.
  7. flonder22

    flonder22 New Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    Good job Bobo. I hope the new guys see all the great info you offered up and will come back and say thanks. ;)
  8. rls1158

    rls1158 New Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    May be old news but Kel-Tec website is up and running again.

    ;DReggie ;D
  9. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    thier site is up, but thier web-store is down.....
  10. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    6 rounds is hardly a test but thats all i had time for.....so far so good.

    ordered the magazine extension (pinky groove) and the slip on rubber grip.......the gun is too small for me to fire well as is.....have to re-adjust in my hand to keep the same grip....i could/did empty it quickly and on target (5 yards) but at the end it shfted in my hand....
  11. PSALM109

    PSALM109 New Member

    May 21, 2007
    Congrat's on your new acquisition of the P3AT.

    Which version did you get (color, finish)?

    Done any upgrades to it yet, if that is possible with it being this new to you? :cool:
  12. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    God i hope i dont need any upgrades, it should run correctly as is.......after the customary 200 round break-in.

    ordered the pinky groove base plate from the kel-tec store, and a smooth rubber grip sleeve.....that should be plenty to keep it from shifting in my hand when shooting......

    BTW its a 2nd gen.(?) sn# JHNXX, chromed slide, and green frame.
  13. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    Range report.......


    just got back from a morning outing at my dept. range.....my grip sleeve hasnt come in yet but the schere mag plate did so off i went.

    150 rounds shot total. 50 rounds each, mix of wwb 95gr. fmj flat nose, wwb 95gr. win-clean fmj flat nose, and American eagle 95gr. fmj round nose.

    gun functioned flawlessly with one type of "issue" which im not concerned with....after the American eagle was done, all i had left was the flat nosed ammo, and after approx. 100 rounds when i manually cycled the first round from a magazine the slide would hang up. it only took a slight nudge to get it into full battery. this did not happen during the course of fire though, and i attribute this to the bullet profile more than anything else....BTW the gun was shot as fast as i could load the next magazine ( i only have one right now), the gun was not cleaned in anyway during the excercise and remained too hot to touch certain parts of the slide...

    EDIT: i did field strip and lube the gun with EEZOX before i went out shooting with it....

    i fired strong and weak hand supported and unsupported...the "pinky lip" mag plate made all the difference in shooting this gun comfortably, though its my ring finger that actually grips that part.

    the recoil is similar to a larger steel framed 9mm except the force is focused in a more narrow path resulting in the charactoristic thumb nuckle blister on my hand. all shooting was done from 5 yards for this trip, and it was easy to keep 2" groups or less when aiming was done at a moderate pace.

    i am pleased with this gun so far, more than i expected considering the reputation some have given it.

    i have not field stripped it for a cleaning yet, will do so tomorrow, im working tonight and just want to get some sleep. but after a cleaning and inspection for abnormal wear, i will run it through another 100 rounds or so and call it a winner if all goes as it has thus far.

    i will carrying this with FMJ only as thats what i feel comfortable with in a sub-caliber such as this.....

    a few years ago i had a p32 that was flawless also but i sold it due to the "cheap" feel of the gun coupled with the caliber.....

    while i have a Seecamp in .32acp the gun oozes quality so its a keeper, and while the 3at still feels "cheap" the caliber is more substantial and so far this particular gun gets a thumbs up from me.
  14. flonder22

    flonder22 New Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    Nice report Jerry. Sounds like you got a good one. ;)
  15. JERRY-S.

    JERRY-S. Guest

    well i did a field strip and cleaning on it....the usual wear marks on the barrel and slide, no problem....but the aluminum frame rail on the right side (holding the gun as you shoot it) developed a burr at the front/leading edge i guess from the slide striking it....

    anyway, a little file knocked off the burr and essentially rounded that front corner.

    ran out of gun scrubber so she didnt get "rinsed" well. will get some more, give it a good flushing and re-assemble.

    dont know when i will get to the range again...soon but no date set....

    will run another 100 rounds of FMJ in it to see how it does....

    will report back then....
  16. wyo-man

    wyo-man Active Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Welcome and thanks for the range reports.