Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by vantoo, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. vantoo

    vantoo New Member

    Sep 16, 2006
    Went today for a walk with the 3AT and Sub 9 9MM.
    Not a good day at all. Shot the sub 9 and about every 15 or 20 rounds, jam. Failure to extract looked like. Not sure what to do to it. Maybe just needs broken in good.

    Then got out the 380 and bang....jam...clear...bang....jam.... starting to get a little peeved and noticed the extractor on the slide looked a little loose. Tightened screw and one full clip no problem. Then ban...jam....clear...bang....jam....screw was loose again. Can't keep the danged screw tight. Afraid to overtighten and strip threads or break head off screw....
    PS...both firearms were clean to start...
    any suggestions??
  2. Possumgravy

    Possumgravy Guest

    On the P3-AT-- take the screw out, clean it, and the hole from whence it came, real good with alcohol, then use blue [not red] loctite on the screw and reassemble. Don't use much since you don't want the loctite in the firing pin area. A little dab will do ya.

    Can't help you on the other gun.

  3. torrent

    torrent Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    +1 on the locktite. It's the duct tape of the gun world :D
  4. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Also, have KT send you a new extractor screw. They don't take to r&r too well.

    On the subbie, most issues are mag related or the gun is dirty, IMO. Of course there are a few exceptions.