Slide loose on frame?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Retops, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Retops

    Retops New Member

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    Jan 13, 2006
    Oklahoma City
    I just picked up a second hand P3AT to be a backup to my daily carry P3AT. This new gun appears unfired, but has a much looser slide to frame fit than my first one. If you lift up on the muzzle end of the slide, it lifts away just slightly from the frame. My first one does not exhibit this tendency.

    I will have to test fire the pistol shortly, but until then I am wondering if anyone else has noticed this condition.
     
  2. johndeeere1979

    johndeeere1979 New Member

    19
    Dec 28, 2007
    I just got mine for christmas and i just checked it mine has about a 1/16 of an inch play at the muzzle end. mine shoots fine and i never noticed it. i am wondering if this is normal now or not.
     

  3. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    But the muzzle end of my muzzle does not lift?
     
  4. Retops

    Retops New Member

    8
    Jan 13, 2006
    Oklahoma City
    I popped out the magazine and I also see the pivoting you are describing. Guess it is normal.

    This one has serial # JJxxx so not sure when it was made.
     
  5. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    within the last six months, I believe JCxxx was may2007
     
  6. eccoboot

    eccoboot New Member

    238
    Nov 2, 2004
    also got a new one about a month or so ago, same thing and a lot of daylight as well, after shooting the pistol and cleaning it the slide to frame is now tighter