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Just got a new P3AT and I noticed a problem. Every now and then, the mag just drops out while shooting, usually after the first round. This concerns be due to the fact that this is a carry gun. I don't think I am hitting the mag release, but it is possible. Could anything else be causing this?
 

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First of all:


Don't fret. Most likely not anything that can't easily be fixed.

1 - you are very possibly hitting the release. The grip is small and "weird" until you get used to it. Some determine that they never can keep their hands off the release in their best grip and choose to file/sand down the release button making it harder to hit. Tape around it so you don't muck up the grip WHEN you slip and go slow, trying often.

2 - Trim, sand, file whatever the TOP of the mag base plate where it sits up against the gun. The extra mold flash sometimes stops the magazine from getting a solid grip in the weapon.

Then and only then, consider ordering an extra mag catch and spring from KT and replacing yours - its not hard. But if you are going to do that consider replacing with a metal catch from Beach on this board.

And finally on a related note - make sure you are pushing in the mag release when you load a mag - just slamming the mag home like you often do with other weapons will tear up the plastic mag catch and cause the same pre-mature release.

-Scott
 

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Welcome to the forum prreed10. Sorry to here about your pre-mature release. ;D The P-3s sometime need a little this or that but are great little ccw guns and the people here on the forum know their stuff. Hope you enjoy your new gun!
 
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prreed...Glad to have you here.

As standard, I would consider the fluff and buff, and good clean and lube.


golden loki fluff and buff

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

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


new gun prep
http://1bad69.com/keltec/newgunprep.htm

dissasembly
http://www.1bad69.com/keltec/disassembly.htm

lubrication hints/tips
http://www.ktog.org/tecwerks1.htm#Lubrication

As for the mag drops, you already have some good tips from the others. I have installed the Beach alloy mag release on both of my guns, I have them sanded down very close to the frame and the mags WILL NOT drop until I tell them to. I love 'em!

Here is a close up of the alloy mag release:


and here is the e-mail for Beach if you want an alloy release: [email protected]

BTW... if you order from Beach be ready to wait for a while.
 

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prreed10 said:
I took a look at it yesterday and there is some overmolding of the base pad on the magazine - I will take a little off and see if that helps.
We have seen a few of these. If that is the case, remove the floor plate. Put some 400 grip sand paper on a flat surface and sand the top of the base plate. That should do it. If it doesn't, then consider mag catch/spring replacement.
 
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