P3AT Range Report/Break-in

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by lee4019, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. lee4019

    lee4019 Guest

    Jul 21, 2009
    Since the .380 ammo shortage I’ve adapted the “shoot what you can buy” approach. I just got a NIB P3AT and started the break-in for it. After breaking it down for a Fluff & Buff I was surprised to see that it already looked like it was done. So did a oil and lube and got it back together. Today I got some Green and Orange paint for the sights and really liked the improvement that made with the sight picture. I got a box of blazer ammo so I had 50 rounds to put through it. Since my supply is Blazer, Remington and Prvi Partizan, I took 20 rnds of each for the break-in. OK I took 10 rnds from the stash I Shot 20 rounds of Prvi first. WOW the recoil was half of what I thought it was going to be. Since it was evening time the muzzle flash was very visible, almost hypnotizing. No problems, then it was Remington and then Blazer. 60 rounds total not one problem. Shot mostly 7 and 10 yrds and kept all shots on 8.5x11, sheets of paper. Gave it a quick brush through and wipe down and put it in the wallet holster. Starting to feel the recoil in my hand now but didn’t feel anything while shooting. This gun is becoming my favorite fast. Another 150 rounds and 30 rnds of defense ammo this gun will be my 24/7 gun. Here’s a pic of my little buddy.


  2. goodbrewing

    goodbrewing Active Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Great report. Find some ammo and enjoy.

  3. oak1971

    oak1971 New Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    Another satisfied customer! Have fun with the rest of your break in. Enjoy!
  4. old300

    old300 New Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    congrats! I have only put 50 rds through my P3AT because I can't find any more .380. Mine is now 2 Days old and no FTF's or FTE's.
  5. dirksterg30

    dirksterg30 Member

    Apr 24, 2008
    Congrats on the new P3AT, Lee, and welcome to KTOG.
  6. nakedtao

    nakedtao New Member

    Jul 12, 2009
  7. lee4019

    lee4019 Guest

    Jul 21, 2009
    Good Report! i'm surprised your hand wasn't hurting a little after all that shooting! Mine didn't hurt but I could tell I've been shooting. Also a couple of years ago I had bad luck with Wolf ammo and not touched the stuff since.