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I got my first P-3AT earlier this week. It had what appears here to be the typical issue where it had to be very smartly racked to chamber the first round (only with JHP, FMJ went in easily). I took it to the range and fired 50 rounds of FMJ and 50 rounds of Winchester silvertip JHP. It had several failures to feed with both types, although probably twice as often with the JHP.

So today I did a fluff and buff on it, using 400 & 600 grit sandpaper and some buffing with a polishing compound and the dremel on low speed.

Now for the problem: It absolutely will not chamber a round when I rack the slide, no matter how hard I rack it. I have to manually smack the slide after racking to get it to chamber. It takes a decent amount of force to so (I can still do so with my thumb, but it's a fair amount harder than before the F&B). This is now happening with both FMJ and JHP. In other words, the chambering problem appears much worse now that I F&B'd it.

Did I screw it up? I didn't think I had overdone it with the sanding, and the dremel was just used with the felt bullet-shaped polishing tip. I've done a fair amount of tinkering on my other guns without any problems, although my sanding/buffing experience has been limited to cosmetic issues with my other firearms.

What should I do with it at this point? Wait until I can see how it acts at the range before I worry, or should I take it to a gunsmith or send it in to Keltec?
 

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If you still only have 50 rounds through it, clean, lube and shoot. The failure to go completely into battery is not uncommon, especially with a new gun. Probably it will cylce fine when shot and inprove after a couple of hundred rounds. A little grease on the slide rails and hammer interface help:

http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/care2.htm


I don't see how your Fluff & Buff could have hurt:

http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep.htm

http://www.goldenloki.com/guns/keltec/prep2.htm
 
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