Think I may be a limper

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by somewhere21, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. somewhere21

    somewhere21 New Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    So as I've studied threads around the web, I think i may be limpwristing, which is causing my fte. I don't think I have the best understanding of this. At the range sometimes i've tried barely holding on to the gun to cause it to fail yet it hasn't. Is there any reason to this :-/
  2. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004

  3. zeke

    zeke New Member

    Dec 20, 2005
    Regarding the FTE's. Any kind of pattern to them, last round in the mag? full mag?
    Check to see that your extractor is nice and sharp. like in this topic.

    Also make sure the area opposite the extractor doesn't look like this. The extractor grabs one side of the casing the area opposite it should be completely flat if it looks like the one below sometimes the casing will fall into the machined out portion and pull off the extractor.
  4. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    All of the above is excellent advice. You might also check to make sure the extractor is tight. I believe a loose extractor can cause FTEs also.

    Just in case none of this helps, what ammo are you using? Hopefully factory brass.
  5. gatorhugger

    gatorhugger Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
  6. somewhere21

    somewhere21 New Member

    Mar 18, 2008
    Actually Cialis. It took me and my girlfriend one year to drag two claw foot tubs to the the top of our local pretty scenery hill and another two month to fill them with water, but let me tell you those lukewarm, algae filled baths really put us in the "mood" ;D
  7. gatorhugger

    gatorhugger Banned

    Jan 19, 2008
    That had me laughing so hard, because everytime I have seen that stupid Cialis commercial with the tubs I have thought the exact same thing! Big ole clawfoots in the middle of a field with umbrellas. Looks real romantic and comfortable.
    Gets me in the mood everytime.