New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by AlwaysCarry, May 18, 2008.

  1. AlwaysCarry

    AlwaysCarry New Member

    May 16, 2008
    New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

    1. Gun was thoroughly cleaned and lubricated prior to this range trip;
    2. Two magazines – both 6 rounds each were used.
    3. Ammunition – 100 rounds of Magtech – 95 Grain FMJ.
    4. Ammunition – 100 rounds of PMC – 95 Grain FMJ.
    5. Ammunition – 25 rounds of Remington Golden Saber – 102 Grain Hollowpoints.
    6. Total rounds fired – 225.


    A. Failures to Fire – none;
    B. Failures to Feed – 2x – both were during the latter part of the 1st 100 rounds – I attribute both of those to limp wristing or a relaxed grip on the gun. One was even one handed when it occurred. Refocus and no further incidents of this.
    C. Failures to Extract – 1 time – during the latter part of the second 100 rounds; I would say this occurred around round #175. I don’t know why this occurred. I would guess the gun was pretty dirty by this point or it was just a fluke.

    After that, however, I still put another 50 rounds through including the hollowpoints at the end. No other malfunctions to report. The gun otherwise worked just fine – even one handed shooting and rapid fire.

    I would say now that my gun is broken in. I would trust it no problems. It would have been nice to say there were no malfunctions of any kind whatsoever, but that is not how life works anyway. If any forum members believe that these reported malfunctions require a gunsmith, servicing, or more rounds through it, please let me know. I want to trust the collective experience of the forum before I start carrying this gun. I understand that the final decision is mine, but I just want some feedback.

    Thanks to all who have welcomed me to this forum; I will keep everyone posted on futher range reports.
  2. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Re: New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

    That's pretty darn good for a new, unfired gun. Had you cleaned and relubed it about every 50 rounds during breakin, it might have been "100%". Nothing to worry about there. Good show!

  3. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Re: New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

    welcome to KTOG
  4. FLA2760

    FLA2760 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2005
    Re: New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

    Sounds like your P3AT is ready for SD duty. ;)
  5. shootah800

    shootah800 New Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Re: New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

    What Tx said...

    These little guys like to be clean and definitely like to be lubed.

    Again, welcome to KTOG.

  6. wyo-man

    wyo-man Active Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Re: New Kel-Tec P3AT – First Range Report

    Welcome to the best forum on the WWW!! ;)

    Looks like you have a reliable SD weapon now..........