Looks like a great forum! I just recently received my CCW permit and decided this gave me a great excuse to buy another gun! I started off with a Kahr CW9. Nice piece and all, but still a little bulky for summertime wear. I started looking around for something small enough to drop in my pocket but still pack a reasonable punch. I eventually decided a P-3AT looked like the perfect compromise between power and concealability. My first experience at the range wasn’t all that promising. I was out on the 50-yard range sighting in a rifle. I decided to toss a few rounds downrange with the P-3AT just to test its functionality and get a feel for the trigger pull and recoil (no, I didn’t expect to actually hit anything!). The good news is that the recoil wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. The trigger pull was atrocious, but I knew that going in. The bad news is that the inside recoil spring was sticking out of the front of the slide after the first magazine! Well, I took it back to the gunshop. The owner seemed genuinely surprised. We disassembled the weapon and looked it over, but couldn’t find anything obviously wrong. Hand cycling the slide wouldn’t replicate the problem. He had another P-3AT there and offered to simply replace the whole slide. I was a little hesitant to try it again, but I figured I could always bring it back and trade it in on something else. My second trip to the range was more encouraging. I went to the 25-yard range this time around and set up a target. I loaded a magazine with the same 95 grain Winchester FMJ I had used the first time around. I launched six rounds downrange – all a little high – and then tentatively looked at the front of the slide. No recoil spring in sight! Another magazine full produced the same results. Feeling a little more confident, I hunkered down and concentrated on my sight picture. The sights are nothing to write home about, but I soon discovered the little P-3AT could produce some respectable groups if I took my time. The accuracy was actually surprising for such a small pistol! I finished off the rest of the box and was relieved to find that all the internal parts had remained ‘internal’. The only problem area was the gun was reluctant to chamber the first round when the slide was released by hand. I attributed this to the unusual flat-nose (pseudo-wadcutter-ish) profile of the bullets. No problems with any subsequent rounds in any given magazine load. Ejection was robust if not downright perky. I guess I’ll hang on to the little P-3AT for the time being. I still want to break it in some more, preferably with some ‘pointier’ ammo. Once it’s properly broken in, I’ll try feeding it some hollow points (Hydra-shoks or Speer GoldDots likely) just to ensure the pistol is going to be reliable enough for day-to-day carry. I’m given to understand these guns are happier with a little extra lubrication, and I’m going to add the 1-round magazine extension as soon as I can figure out how the stupid thing’s supposed to go on? (I’m beginning to wonder if Kel-Tec mislabeled an extension for a different magazine? Doesn’t look like it’ll fit, unless I’m missing something?) Anyway, I really enjoy reading this forum. Lots of great advice here from people who seem to (mostly) love their Kel-Tecs!