PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3A-22

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Packer, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Packer

    Packer Banned

    May 14, 2005
      There has been talk of somebody modifying a P3AT to shoot .22 ammo. It would be really nice if KT would make this for us.

      However, that could take a long while to come to fruition. If There IS to be such a gun made, I fear we will have to do it ourselves.

      It is a truly HUGE project. No ONE of us is going to accomplish it alone. I propose a KTOG GROUP EFFORT! Let's work together and noodle this out. No idea is to be considered too dumb.

      I see several problem areas:

    1. A firing pin conversion for rimfire ammo.
    2. A barrel rifled for .22 ammo.
    3. Will it need an extractor? If so how to do it.
    4. Does it have to be a blowback or can we make it work as a locked breech?
    5. A magazine must be made to work.

      That's just off the top of my head--there may be other problems that i have forgotten to mention.

      Rc model and I have SOME ideas. Rc has found a suitable and available magazine that will probably adapt.

      Rc also has ideas of making the barrel. I have a possible barrel liner.

      We need some other brains to start thinking about this also. Please let's hear your thoughts about possible solutions.

      NO NAY SAYERS PLEASE!

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  2. Packer

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  11. Packer

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    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    You didn't let me finish: Back to the start please.
     
  12. kenzo

    kenzo New Member

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    Mar 19, 2006
    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    not sure about the locked breach...sooooo...u shud at least make it a .22 mag!


    just looking at my ruger mark II 22/45...it has an extractor like the first gen P3...a bolt w/ a machined rim indent...plus a slot in the bolt for the ejector(attached to the fixed bolt/barrel housing)...

    plenty of 22 barrels on ebay...i wud think a machined insert wud be the best option.
     
  13. Packer

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    May 14, 2005
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    The whole point is to make a cheap but identical practice weapon so .22 LR is going to be the ammo.

    Can you post pics of that extractor? Thanks!

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  14. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    Too help limit the options

    Will the original slide be used, or will a new slide be part of the conversion?
     
  15. kenzo

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  16. Packer

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    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    Yes! the original slide will be used. The original magazine and possibly the barrel will NOT be used.

    Essentially, we are building a conversion kit. A new blued P3AT slide from KT parts costs $70.

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  17. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    Packer: Have you asked if they will sell you a blank barrel? Maybe not but could be worth asking? Heck, it should be cheaper. ???
     
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  19. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    Well, RC has already IDed a possible mag. 8)
     
  20. Packer

    Packer Banned

    May 14, 2005
    Re: PROJECT: MAKE OUR OWN P3-22

    No, Tex, I haven't. That would be ideal, although I don't know who I would get to chamber and rifle it.

    Packer.