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Just picked up a P3 today and was prepared for the worst: FTE, FTF, magazine falling out, peening and more- based on the threads around here. Bought it anyway because it's really the only option for pants-pocket carry in warm weather. None of my other guns, not even my Glock 27 is going to get THAT job done!

Anyway, brought it home and thought about cleaning, fluffing, buffing, etc., etc., etc. but then thought, "no- I never did that to any of my Glocks, Colts, Brownings or Berettas. I'll give the little gun a chance straight out of the box."

Call it beginners luck if you want- but it cheerfully digested 100 rounds of everything from FMJ to MagTech to Hornady JXHP with nary a belch.

And considering the gun has virtually NO sights it pumped every round into the central 16" of a B-24 target from 21 feet- no flyers. TOTALLY acceptable performance for a pocketable mousegun!

So... what's there to say. No hits, no runs, no errors, nobody left on base and no drama.

Just a simple little gun that performed the way it's supposed to. I came home, cleaned and lubed it, loaded it and stuck it in my pocket.

Glock couldn't have performed any more reliably on this particular day!

Steve
 

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Congratulations and welcome to KTOG. I believe that your experience as a shooter probably has as much to do with your good "luck" as anything else.

Statistically, there are a few lemons in every manufacture's products, but not many. I suspect Kel-Tec has no higher incidence than anyone else. However, partly because of their price point, they often attract inexperienced shooters who may not be ready for a steep learning curve.

TucsonMTB . . . who was a newbie once too
 

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Ummm... yeah. 1.000. (I really DID say .1000, didn't I?) DOH!!

Thanks for the welcome.

And yes, I've been shooting handguns for 35 years- shot IPSC years ago, yada, yada so I'm no newbie to handguns.

I was just so... well... SURPRISED for lack of a better word. I just figured it would be 3 FTE or FTF in the first clip and off it would go to Kel-Tec!

And yes... I brought it home, gave a good, thorough cleaning, light lube and polished the feed ramp while I was at it. Hope I didn't jinx it! LOL!

I'll be lurking and learning about the peculiarities of the P3 around here.

Steve
 
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Drifter... Glad to have you here. Sounds like you have a winner!

If you decide to consider the fluff and buff, etc...
or maybe just some easy to view step by steps on the gun...

golden loki fluff and buff

http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep.htm

http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep2.htm


new gun prep
http://1bad69.com/keltec/newgunprep.htm

dissasembly
http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/disassembly.htm

lubrication hints/tips
http://www.ktog.org/tecwerks1.htm#Lubrication

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I just bought and shot mine yesterday and had 3 FTFs. They came after shooting about 70 rounds and I believe I may have loosened my grip a bit as the pounding my hand was taking was adding up and the slide ramp was probably getting pretty sooted as well. I just did the F & B with a deep cleaning last night and will shoot it again soon. I love this little thing so far. I did notice slight peening on the slide but nothing I'm too worried about right now. It'll probably only do about 50 rounds a month at best once I've got it fully broken in.
 
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