P3AT Mag Catch Replacement

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by mr_surveyor, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. mr_surveyor

    mr_surveyor New Member

    May 24, 2008
    I started at step #1.... I have a new mag catch

    Just so I don't "overdo" the disassembly, Is there a quick how-to in the archives somewhere?


  2. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    There is even a video IIRC.

    Empty. Check for empty. CHECK AGAIN! AND AGAIN!!!

    Field Strip.

    Look down from top into grip and see metal clip/spring that holds catch in place.

    Grab with small needle nose pliers and pull out of grove it sits in in the grip. NOTE ORIENTATION.

    Slide mag catch out.

    Slide new mag catch in.

    Hold spring with needle nose pliers and push proper end of spring through hole in mag catch.

    Use small flat bladed screw driver to push loose end of spring back into slot in grip.



  3. mr_surveyor

    mr_surveyor New Member

    May 24, 2008
    Thanks for the tips. I ended up detail stripping it afterall. It needed a thorough cleaning and checkup anyway. I may have it sold, and I never sell an unreliable gun to a friend....they have a way of coming back to you sooner or later ;)