New P3AT

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by mikkee, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mikkee

    mikkee New Member

    May 30, 2005
    Just purchased a used P3AT. Its looks to have been shot very little. Cleaned alot of pocket lint out of it...then took it to the range. I ran probably 75 rds without a problem and accuracy is good for a little pistol.
    My question. Is it in the design that these pistols DONT lock open when the mag is empty? I tried 2 mags and neither one would lock back. Seems a little strange that it would be designed not to lock open.....but this is my first experience with this model so I thought I would ask. Thx in advance for the info.
  2. Chuckles

    Chuckles New Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    It doesnt lock open. I wish it did!

  3. c0wboi38

    c0wboi38 New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    There is no slide lock at all. None. Just not made to have a slide hold open/lock.

    But it's a great 'lil carry piece!
  4. Forge

    Forge New Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    It's amazing how much lint can accumulate on a carry piece! ;D
  5. pedro

    pedro New Member

    May 28, 2008
    I carry IWB with my Galco U.S.A. and mine hardly every accumulates any lint/debris. I've heard that turning your pockets inside out before washing them cuts down on the pocket lint.