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I bought a new P-3AT today, and already my first question.  When I went to disassemble to do a little F&B, I had a terrible time getting the assembly pin out.  There is zero clearance between the slide and the head of the pin.  I finally slid a piece of wire in the space between the slide and the grip and popped it out far enough to get a jewelers screwdriver behind it and extract it.  Is this typical?  Sure made a mess of my nice parkerized slide.  Thought I'd ask here before getting in touch with KT.  Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Welcome aboard.
Put FRIST hand on the grip.
Put SECOND hand on the slide.
Pull the slide back.
Put THIRD hand, with screw driver, to pry the pin out. ;D


Take a bik lighter to hold the slide back. ;)
I made a wooden mag.
Charlie.
 

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Make sure the slide is back (at least a 1/4" or so,even a little more,I pull mine to where the beveled edge passes the pin). Remember to apply pressure on each side of the pin or you could cause this to happen;
pic stolen from spence ;)

You do not want to force it lose and not support each side.
See page 13 left picture in the link below;

http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/images/downloads/p3atv2manual.pdf
Ya might buff it just a bit to remove any sharpe edge but don't go overboard, put some grease on it before replacing.
Good luck
 

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Pulling the slide back to the thinner part of the slide will do the trick I think. Do they still make BIC lighters? ;)
 

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you need one of those cheap lighters they seel at the dollar store. they work perfect .
 

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I found out where KT came up with the dimensions for the P3AT.  I laid my 20+ year old Jennings 22LR pistol on top of the KT, and the length and height are very close to the same, although the Jennings width is considerably greater.  We've come a long way baby.
 
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