My P3AT

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by WesKCMO, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. WesKCMO

    WesKCMO New Member

    90
    Aug 25, 2009
    Kansas City, Missouri
    It occured to me I haven't posted any pics of my P3AT after the Nickel plating job I had done by a Kansas City LGS.

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    I think there are a couple oily thumbprint smudges on a couple spots in the pictures, sorry... LOL
     
  2. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Active Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Wes,
    What KC gunsmith did you use? I didn't know we had anyone local who did nickel plating. One of my hesitations for getting mine plated has been the idea of sending it to Texas. BTW, that's one nice looking gun. How much did it set you back for the gun and the mags? Inquiring KC minds want to know. ;D
     

  3. WesKCMO

    WesKCMO New Member

    90
    Aug 25, 2009
    Kansas City, Missouri
    It's a brand new shop... and I don't think its listed yet.

    It was 30.00 for the gun... and 10.00 per mag

    Charlie, the guy that owns the shop, does the plating... You might wanna ask for him. I have noticed other guys working the counter.

    I called ahead and checked when he was gonna do his next batch of nickel and dropped it off on a Saturday afternoon and picked it up the following Monday morning. He only does Kel-Tecs. He also seemed to have alot of Kel-Tecs and Kel-Tec accessories in his shop. Maybe he likes Kel-Tec :)

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  4. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Active Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Thanks, Wes. I'll give him a call when I get the funds together. Blast this danged economy!
     
  5. WesKCMO

    WesKCMO New Member

    90
    Aug 25, 2009
    Kansas City, Missouri
    I hear ya... I just decided the purchase of my new rifle is gonna have to wait till income tax time.

    Times are tough.
     
  6. RangerNDog

    RangerNDog New Member

    18
    Aug 26, 2009
    Sharp looking gun. I never knew that the mags could be plated.
     
  7. WesKCMO

    WesKCMO New Member

    90
    Aug 25, 2009
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Yeah, the magazines can and should be plated at some point, IMO. They seem to slide in and drop free a lot better and the original Black finish starts to wear over time (especially after adding a metal mag release). The overall look is very pleasing to the eyes as well.

    I think you could even have the baseplates of the +1 extensions done as well (they are metal), but I liked the Black. If I ever get those done they will be Duracoated along with the grip (GoldenLoki would get the call). This would only happen if I decide against the Black grip as well, so far I like the Black.

    Thanks for all the kind words about my little gun... I like it alot, I was hoping you all would too.
     
  8. raymac1215

    raymac1215 New Member

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    Dec 31, 2008
    That is a beautiful gun !! I' m very impressed with the gun and the mags. Great job !! Wish I lived near you to get mine done too! Good luck and thank for the pics !!
     
  9. WesKCMO

    WesKCMO New Member

    90
    Aug 25, 2009
    Kansas City, Missouri
    The best part is... this gun has been pretty much flawless functioning out of the box(after clean and Lube of course).... I polished the the feedramp for good measure, bought and installed a metal magazine release from DaveNC, slapped some TractionGrips on, and bang-banged through the break-in period without a hiccup. Love it!!! Not my first Kel-Tec won't be my last either.

    After such a flawless performance I figured my new little addition deserved a personal touch, So I got the plating. The Original finish probably had a lot of life left, but I'm a sucker for a sexy firearm and I'm fond of nickel.

    [highlight]For everyone else that is not lucky enough to live near a Nickel Plating Specialist[/highlight] there is a guy that does alot of nickel work on KTOGer's guns. If you don't mind the wait and the mail system... The price is right and the work is top notch. Here is the Link I have for him:
    http://www.gunsmith.fuselier.com/slideoffer.html
     
  10. wheelguy

    wheelguy New Member

    May 4, 2007
    Wow- sweeet! If I didn't have chrome, I'd be doing what you did too. Love the matte finish of the Nickel. It would be painful to paint site dots on a finish like that  :cool:
     
  11. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Active Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Not to hijack the thread but ;). . . . I received a PM from a KTOGer the other day who re-registered under the name snowleopard that was unexpected. This long term KTOGer did so to give me an anonymous gift. He, I assume a he, called C.R. Sales Firearms here in KCMO and paid to have my P3AT and my mag tubes plated. :) Talk about a pleasant surprise. ;D Why did this KTOGer do this? As a forum member and Mennonite he did so in honor of his late mother because it's her birthday. Since Mennonites teach it is best and proper to give anonymous gifts, he chose to give this gift to me. I took it into Charles Rice's shop on Friday and my wife is going to pick it up on Wednesday after her job interview which is just down the road. Once I get it back, I'll post pics in a new thread.

    Since I have been a member of this forum, I have been pleasantly surprised and blessed on more than one occasion. I have been given many things including bullets and primed cases for reloading, grip material, etc. These things have humbled me in many ways. I have been able to do a few things to return these gifts to others in turn. Once Tammy gets a job, I will be able to do more. I have an idea for a give away I want to do on the Trading Post but I have to have funds first. It really is true that KTOG and its members are different from all other forums out there. We may be a little dysfunctional, but we truly are family. ;)

    Peace and Grace,
    David
     
  12. WesKCMO

    WesKCMO New Member

    90
    Aug 25, 2009
    Kansas City, Missouri
    That's awesome... I'm glad there are still nice people out there in this world. Good things will happen for that person as well, I'm sure.

    Charlie is a good guy, I hope you like his work.

    Good luck! and good luck to your wife!

    I can't wait to see the pics!