Shell Casings Crimped

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Golf_Guy, May 29, 2009.

  1. Golf_Guy

    Golf_Guy New Member

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    May 29, 2009
    New P-3at owner. Fired my new p-3at for the first time today. Really liked it but the shell casings were crimping upon ejection. The gun shop where it was purchased said to call Kel-Tec, called they said that was normal. Just wondered if any one else experinced this. Thanks
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    Perfectly normal.
    P3AT's eat brass for breakfast, and there is not much you can do about it.

    It really matters not, as long as it gets the case out of the way every time, and you don't reload.

    But even if you do reload and can find the cases, the sizing die makes them just like new again.

    rc
     

  3. BillK

    BillK New Member

    898
    Jul 23, 2007
    Both my P3ATs do the same. Brass is saved for reloading, which my brother does for me, with no apparent downside.


    Take care...
     
  4. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Mines is more like a ding at the mouth that makes it "D" shaped
     
  5. BillK

    BillK New Member

    898
    Jul 23, 2007
    Yes, mine are also simular to a "D" shape but thought that is what was ment by "crimping". Maybe not?


    Take care...
     
  6. Golf_Guy

    Golf_Guy New Member

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    May 29, 2009
    It is more of a D. Glad to hear that is normal. Thanks for everyone's help.