Featured New 380 - Frame/Slide movement

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Ramfl41, May 14, 2018.

  1. Ramfl41

    Ramfl41 Member

    Nov 19, 2017
    Just picked up a new P3AT after owning a P32 for some time. Have not fired the gun yet. I noticed that the front of the slide has some movement in the frame. Specifically, I can grab the front of the slide and can move it up and down about a 1/16 or 1/32. Looking for some feedback about this... Is it normal? I ask because my P32 has no movement at all like this. See attached pics. 649F3A3A-EB62-4AA9-AA89-F1398368CBE0.jpeg FCECD802-4B1B-4597-832E-D12E1A3CC240.jpeg 29802987-712E-4D2D-9ED9-C100B8ABD202.jpeg 77049DB1-4AA1-40EF-8CA8-133C3C4AE7A3.jpeg
  2. WildWes

    WildWes Active Member Supporter

    Sep 9, 2004
    SE Georgia
    My 9 year old P3aT (Gen 2) can be moved like that.

  3. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    In P3s, P11 and the PF9, regarding that movement (slop), some have it - some don't. It is not known to impact function or performance.