p3at

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by avet1947@aol.com, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. :( Reading the dis assembly instructions, the second part indicates that you "push the barrel back", then pull the slide off. I'm not clear what is meant by pushing the barrel back. I've removed the pin and nothing happens. Any help out there for us more challenged people?
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    Well, this is not the P3AT forum, but I will try to help.

    You need to open the slide slightly to take pressure off the pin from the barrel locking cam pushing against it.

    Once the pin is out, there is nothing else holding the slide & barrel on the frame.

    It will slide right off of the front of the frame / grip easily.
    In fact it will fly off and smack you in the face if you are not holding on to it.

    If it doesn't, push / pull harder.

    rc
     

  3. :) Thanks for the help. I had "rip" the slide off as it was that hard to remove. Unfortunately, I put a nice scratch in the Michale Savage Freedom addition slide getting the pin out. Anyway its back together and all cleaned after a box at the range. Shot great. Sorry, I'm new to this site and didn't see a specific P3at section. Sure I'll find it. Thanks again.
     
  4. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    Ouch... shame about that scratch. :(
     
  5. David_S

    David_S New Member

    64
    Dec 7, 2009
    Mine isn't a freedom addition but I scratched the slide taking the pin out the first time also. The instructions show using the bottom of a shell casing like there is enough room to get that under the lip of the pin  [smiley=angry.gif] Now I just use a knife edge but carefully.
     
  6. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    with the unload pistol in the left hand, thumb at the muzzle, little finger around the grip

    While the barrel side is in battery and there is the recoil spring force on the assembly pin, use finger nail to raise the head to have the every slight gap.

    NOW, while the recoil spring force hold the assembly pin off from the slide, FORCE the rim of a .380ACP under it so that the rim is tangental to the side and the pin head is bottom dead center.

    right hand: with the thumb on the bullet and the forefinger pushing the base hard in to the assembply pin, put a slight force on the bullet so that the rim begins to lift the pin.

    NOW, using the left thumb, press the muzzle to push back the slide to take recoil spring force off of the assembly pin and increase the rotational force of the right thumb to remove the pin
     
  7. goodbrewing

    goodbrewing New Member

    946
    Oct 2, 2008
    I always push the slide all the way back to where it gets thinner and that gives me plenty of room to slide the lip of the case under the pin. Pops out no problem.
     
  8. David_S

    David_S New Member

    64
    Dec 7, 2009
    use finger nail to raise the head to have the every slight gap.

    No fingernails here. They get to dirty at work so I keep really short.

    I always push the slide all the way back to where it gets thinner and that gives me plenty of room to slide the lip of the case under the pin

    Aha  [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
     
  9. Moose

    Moose New Member

    257
    Jun 22, 2005
    +1 on this one.
     
  10. BillK

    BillK New Member

    898
    Jul 23, 2007
    After noticing that I put a small scratch in the slide the very first time I changed my methodology. I now slide a bit of masking tape under the pin before removing the pin. The masking tape has prevented any subsequent scratching.


    Take care...
     
  11. kbizzle

    kbizzle New Member

    87
    Oct 21, 2008
    after putting a small scratch on my slide with a casing, i starting using a large plastic drywall anchor.  after about 20 to 30 uses, the anchor becomes too worn and i switch it out.  it works really well for me. i tried to find a photo of the type i use:

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