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I went to the range with my P3AT (which I named Mule, cause every guy has to name his guns ;) ) and I fired about 25 or so rounds through it when the assembly pin came out!!! When the slide cycled back to eject spent casing, no probs but when it cycled forward to reload it just kept going downrange! In the process, the recoil springs were lost. Anyone ever have this happen to them? I know I put it back together properly after it's last cleaning.
 
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artimus_prime said:
I went to the range with my P3AT (which I named Mule, cause every guy has to name his guns ;) ) and I fired about 25 or so rounds through it when the assembly pin came out!!! When the slide cycled back to eject spent casing, no probs but when it cycled forward to reload it just kept going downrange! In the process, the recoil springs were lost. Anyone ever have this happen to them? I know I put it back together properly after it's last cleaning.
what kind of groups does ur slide "shoot" :-/ :-/
 

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burley said:
I think he's talking about the slide going down range,not the bulge. I'v only read about 1 on a KT last year.
Oh, in that case... I'd feel the pin before it ever completely fell out because my left thumb covers the pin when shooting two handed. And, to Artimus, you really, really NEED to pull the frame from the grip and check out the assembly pin holes, especially the one on the left side of the frame, opposite the ejection port. There's a very good chance that the hole has been damaged/enlongated after the pin disengaged from the other hole. I wonder how many rounds were fired in this condition before the slide decided to take off. Either way, I'd definitely send it to KT with a detailed explanation of what happened.
 

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Never on my P3AT, but it did happen once to my PF-9. It has a weaker retention spring on the assembly pin. Didn't loose the slide though, it just failed to chamber the following round.
 
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