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I would like to put together some spare parts for my P3AT to have on hand. I know I can always count on Kel-Tec warranty if something breaks but that's not what I'm talking about. I want to have enough parts on hand where I can fix any eventualities. (I've posted a similiar thread in the Sub200 section)

So...What P3AT parts are most likely to wear out and need replaced?

I know some recoil springs and some ejector blocks are good to have on hand. What else? What about keeping it operational long term. One of each spring? or is that uncalled for?
 

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Guide rod.
Extractor, spring, and screw.
Magazine catch and spring.
Hammer spring assembly.
 

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must have
Firing pin and spring
extractor, spring and screw (couple extra screws)
recoil springs

should have
hammer spring
magazine catch and spring
ejector
magazine

and a few nylon recoild guide washers ;)
 

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Not faulting anyone, but I always wondered why someone would have two of the same gun, when they could just have 2 guns that shot the same round. For your primary carry weapon, this makes total sense. Now I only wonder what my next KT will be. Had my eye on a SUB2000, but now I'm torn. :-/
 

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vashooter said:
Not faulting anyone, but I always wondered why someone would have two of the same gun, when they could just have 2 guns that shot the same round.  For your primary carry weapon, this makes total sense.  Now I only wonder what my next KT will be.  Had my eye on a SUB2000, but now I'm torn. :-/
Lots of different reasons. For me:

Number one would be/was back up. If something happens to your primary its nice to have your backup exactly the same thing that you are used to as primary. Your backup could be your second weapon on you or it could be the one in the safe until you need it.

Number two would be usage. These are not range guns. They are not designed that way. They are not designed for 10's of thousands of rounds. (If you want that go buy a more expensive full size brick). Many use the phrase carry a lot, shoot a little. Still, profficiency is important to any carrier. Some use one gun for most of the range time and don't worry about it when/if they wear things out because their primary won't have as many rounds through it - note I didn't say any - you still need to use your primary as well but not as much. When/if the heavy usage pistol wears out you can send it back to momma for a rebuild and still have your primary to keep you safe.

And that brings up number three. A backup in case something catastrophic does happen and you need to send one home to momma.

Number four. Because wifey is going to steal your first one from you anyway so you might as well get two to begin with. To this day wifey's P3AT is the only one I can say we still own...

I could go on but I think these are a few reasons for you.

-Scott
 
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adamsesq said:
It just hit me reading through the titles - another P3AT. ...-Scott
Scott - before you can get ANOTHER, you have to own the first one!

As to why some one would own more than one of the same gun, I suppose for me the answer is why not?
 

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Number 5 - if you ever are in the horrible situation of being forced to use your weapon to defend yourself or your family, it WILL be confiscated pending a very very lengthy review.  If that is your only one you will now be defenseless in all those times you needed your P3AT for in the first place.  And, btw, good luck buying another weapon at that point.

-Scott
 

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What do you guys do? Call Kel-tec several times and get a few parts sent each time?


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Number 5 - if you ever are in the horrible situation of being forced to use your weapon to defend yourself or your family, it WILL be confiscated pending a very very lengthy review.  If that is your only one you will now be defenseless in all those times you needed your P3AT for in the first place.  And, btw, good luck buying another weapon at that point.

-Scott
That's a really good point I hadn't thought of. I guess this just gives me another reason to get a PF-9 to go along with my P3AT, or maybe another P3AT or something else.
 
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