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I've never tried to switch them but I'm almost positive the magazines are different sizes. The only different floor plates I've used are the factory +1 so I might be wrong.
 

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The mags are different sized between the .32 and the .380 calibers. I found out the hard way...lol. A .380 mag will not fit into a .32...they ain't the same size, and do not interchange. Not too sure about the floorplates though.
 

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Maybe check the Kel-Tec website to see if the part numbers are the same, if they sell the floor plates separately...?
Good idea. Closest I can see is the one round mag extension, part numbers are both -313. P32-313 vs P3AT-313 and they look pretty much identical in the images.
 

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I went ahead and ordered a set of two extensions ($12) from pearcegrip.com. They say they'll fit Tomcat, P3AT, P32, Bersa 380, etc. I'll post a couple pics after putting them on. Hopefully the 32 and 380 are indeed one and the same.
 

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Guys, I just got thru with comparing P32 mag parts vs P3AT mag parts. It's strange and weird.

Everything EXCEPT the mag body itself seems to be the same and interchanges between the two calibers.

Mag follower....same, works in either.
Spring....same, works in either.
Flat base plate....same, works in either.
Pinky extension base plate....same, works in either.
Mag body...NOT the same. .380's will not fit in a .32 mag body.

I took a pic of some of the pieces and parts I checked...I wouldn't have guessed most of this will interchange between calibers. I don't have calipers, or any way of making precise measurements...just fitted one thing onto the other to see what fits.
 

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New here,today..hope this is right place to ask a question..I recently purchased a used p3at and haven't fired it yet..but I find the slide pull is very hard..I dissasembled it and it is clean and all..Would there be an issue,other than a heavier recoil,if I left one of the two springs out?? The slide pull seems much better for me,I have tried with each spring and feels pretty much the same.."If" I left one out,which one would be best to exclude,the inner or outer spring.. OR is this a MAJOR NO-NO??(my hand strength just isn't what it used to be)
 

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Major no-no. Your pistol will beat itself to death very quickly if you remove one of the springs....and it could throw the timing off enough to cause feeding/jamming problems.

Lube it really well, use a light grease on any sliding components. Shoot it a bunch to break it in and it should loosen up a bit.


Also, check out this website...lot's of tricks to help with racking the slides as we get older.

https://www.corneredcat.com/article/running-the-gun/rack-the-slide/




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New here,today..hope this is right place to ask a question..I recently purchased a used p3at and haven't fired it yet..but I find the slide pull is very hard..I dissasembled it and it is clean and all..Would there be an issue,other than a heavier recoil,if I left one of the two springs out?? The slide pull seems much better for me,I have tried with each spring and feels pretty much the same.."If" I left one out,which one would be best to exclude,the inner or outer spring.. OR is this a MAJOR NO-NO??(my hand strength just isn't what it used to be)
As noted above do not do this. Just fire the gun enough to break in the spring and it will lighten up. Also some people "hold the slide and rack the gun" instead of vice versa. i.e. It might help you to rack the grip instead of the slide.
 

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Guys, I just got thru with comparing P32 mag parts vs P3AT mag parts. It's strange and weird.

Everything EXCEPT the mag body itself seems to be the same and interchanges between the two calibers.

Mag follower....same, works in either.
Spring....same, works in either.
Flat base plate....same, works in either.
Pinky extension base plate....same, works in either.
Mag body...NOT the same. .380's will not fit in a .32 mag body.

I took a pic of some of the pieces and parts I checked...I wouldn't have guessed most of this will interchange between calibers. I don't have calipers, or any way of making precise measurements...just fitted one thing onto the other to see what fits.
Thanks Rick. I put the 3AT size mag extension on my P32 mag and it fits fine. There is a touch of play between it and the mag but it's less than 1 mm and should not be an issue. A full 2 finger grip feels good. :)
 

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Thanks Rick. I put the 3AT size mag extension on my P32 mag and it fits fine. There is a touch of play between it and the mag but it's less than 1 mm and should not be an issue. A full 2 finger grip feels good. :)
Just like any other change to a carry gun, make sure to test it. I think some people have had reliability issues after adding those pinky extensions. If I'm right it was causing the magazine to come loose under recoil.
 

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Thank you for your replies..I tried it with one spring out,then the other and it DID indeed create a chambering issue..Tried the "corneredcat" site,but wouldn't come up..I will reclean and lube the slide and see the difference..If no better,off to the shop she goes..P.S...I also have the nine round mag and it makes the handle much better..A few extra $$ but really fits my hand well+I now have three extra rounds
should I ever (hope never) need them..Great little pocket gun!!..g..
 

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No offence taken,Ever..I welcome any and all info when I have a query..I tried to acess that site thru the link,but it wouldn't open..I will keep trying..I did find tho,leaving out one spring or the other,does cause a jamming issue..Won't rack or rerach..Bad,bad..I am glad I found this site and hope to glean info as I need..Thank you for your reply!!
 

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...I tried to acess that site thru the link,but it wouldn't open...
Hmm... That links works just fine for me. Takes you right to an article on racking slides.

One tip is, rather than grasping the slide and pulling it back, grasp the slide firmly, hold it in place, and push with the other hand on the grip. Obviously, no fingers in the trigger guard.
 
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