removing the belt clip

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Frederick, May 19, 2010.

  1. Frederick

    Frederick New Member

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    May 9, 2010
    The used P3 AT I bought for the wife had a belt clip screwed to it. Can I remove the belt clip and just screw the screw into the hole ? Or do I have to re-insert the plastic rivet into the frame again?
    I ask because I dont have a hole punch, thanks
     
  2. james__12345

    james__12345 New Member

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    Dec 7, 2009
    Just to INSERT the pin, I dont see any need for a punch. Just a small hammer and a careful swing. If a punch is needed though, it this case, a cheap nail set from lowes will fit the bill just fine. A buck or two at the most I would think.
     

  3. Frederick

    Frederick New Member

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    May 9, 2010

    Thanks, but can I not just use the existing pin that came with the clip instead of removing it and putting back the original plastic pin?
     
  4. Crazy_Horse

    Crazy_Horse New Member

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    Apr 10, 2010
    Hey frederick when my wife bought hers for the P3AT the gunsmith that put it on said if she did not like it that all she had to do was remove the clip and put the screw back in. He said no need to replace the original plastic pin.
     
  5. bergners

    bergners New Member

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    Apr 30, 2009
    Be careful when you tighten the screw, I did mine too tight and it interfered with the trigger bar causing it to click when the trigger was pulled.
    SteveB
     
  6. james__12345

    james__12345 New Member

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    Dec 7, 2009
    Its very possible that you can. I don't know though, because I've never dealt with the clip or the pin thats with it.
     
  7. Frederick

    Frederick New Member

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    May 9, 2010
    Thanks, I will not fret about putting the original plastic pin back in then I put the screw into it but didnt overtighten thanks
     
  8. Dugger

    Dugger Member

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    Jun 9, 2009
    When you put the screw back in put a drop of blue loc-tite on it. Take my clip off during the winter and put it back on in the summer, never had a problem.