Hi gang, I have lurked on this sight for a couple of months now. Decided to jump on a P3at...put my name on a buy list at my range shop. I wanted a black 'parked' model. They wanted $260 for one with a blued slide, but it never came in. I just happened to find a used 'parked' one at a local gun/pawn shop. It looked like it had very very few rounds through it. They still had the original box, zippered case, trigger lock and manual. I bargained with them a little and this is the deal I got: 2G P3at with parkerized slide All original packaging and manual Trigger lock They threw in a Uncle Mike's #3 pocket holster 1 box of Remington 95 gr FMJ All of this I got for $ 220 From reading here, I first stripped it- used 600 grit paper to remove burrs and polished the feed ramp. Then oiled her up and used moly grease on the rails. It has the metal guide rod. Then I sanded the sharp spots off of the trigger. I put a piece of rubber hose on the back strap...held it in place with a strip of bicycle tube then installed a Hogue Handall JR. grip over all of this. It fits my hand much better! I think I will add a Bersa mag foot also. Now the first range report: 100 rounds through...99% perfect...one stove pipe. I think I limp wristed that one. My accuracy was pretty loose but practice will help that. Even so most rounds were in the 8 ring and in. The sights were difficult to locate so I see some paint in my future. ;D This is my first handgun and after a good break-in I believe I will carry it every day. I owe you guys big time...I would never have known how to do all of this without this site! Thanks! Now off to clean and lube...again.