slide locks with round in chamber

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by jtbat, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. jtbat

    jtbat New Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    hi sometimes when i rack the slide then try to eject i cant move the slide i have to shoot to clear the chamber is that odd thanks
  2. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Welcome to KTOG. Yes that is odd and should NOT be the case. You should be able to clear the chamber by removing magazine, racking slide, expelling chambered round and slide returning with empty chamber.

    However, you are not the first to report such a problem. I recall another. while your problem might be differant, his was just not pulling slide back hard enough.

    Does the slide go back any, like an 1/8" of inch or will it not budge at all?

    If it goes back a little, do you see the barrel start to go down any?

    At this point in racking, It does get harder to pull the slide back, besides the friction of the barrel to slide, barrel to pin cam, there is also the hammerface to slide. Putting grease on these surfaces will make it easier and with some shooting wear those surfaces to be even smoother.

  3. jtbat

    jtbat New Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    thanks for your help the gun is new and it does not happen often
  4. keninaz

    keninaz New Member

    Feb 21, 2008
    Sounds like an extractor problem which is what I have going on with one of my P3ATs right now.
    It's in for repair.
  5. jtbat

    jtbat New Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    thanks ill see what happens