Two things: No soft case and is this new??

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Walkers, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Walkers

    Walkers New Member

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    Jun 20, 2009
    Did I buy an "old" new gun? It did not come with a soft zippered case and doesn't say it should include one in the manual. (as opposed to a digital manual that shows it is included)

    Secondly, if my serial # starts with a "K" is that 2008?
     
  2. burley

    burley Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Kansas
    KT went back to using the plastic boxes and droped the zipper case last year ( I think it was a cost reduction thing)
    You can call KT for the 'birth date ' of your P3AT
     

  3. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    this is from a post that discribes KT numbering.

     
  4. Walkers

    Walkers New Member

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    Jun 20, 2009
    Gotcha about the cases.
    As far as the serial # goes, mine is a K and then all numbers...must have been sitting around the shop a while, being dry fired... >:(
     
  5. tommyray

    tommyray New Member

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    Sep 2, 2008
    Walkers, according to the chart, the gun was mfg late last year. That would mean that it has all of the latest mods. I wouldn't worry about the dry firing issue. It would make more sense to me that the gun sat in the box on a shelf, as if it was out, probably would would have been sold. (at least all the dealers around here can't keep them on display more than a day) But, if was dry fired enough to cause any problems, KT will stand behing it, and make it like new. Enjoy your new little friend.
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  6. CrackerKen

    CrackerKen New Member

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    Apr 23, 2009
    I picked up a P-3AT a few weeks ago - K70XX. Probably built fairly recently.
     
  7. Walkers

    Walkers New Member

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    Jun 20, 2009
    OK, mine is a K84XX so I feel better.
    Really looking forward to hitting the range tomorrow, they have .380 ammo as well. I'll post a range report.

    What a sharp little piece of machinery!
     
  8. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    I tried to resist.  I swear I tried  ;)  But I couldn't resist getting the calculator out

    between K0D00 (1300) and K7000 (23800) there were 22,500 made.  years back, they were puting out 1000/week thus 23 weeks from 10/08 would be about 3/09

    between K0D00 (1300) and K8400 (27600) there were 26,300 made thus possible 5/09

    why not call KT and get the real date of made and I'll add it to the list above
     
  9. tommyray

    tommyray New Member

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    Sep 2, 2008
    JFB has the best answer. KT will let you know in seconds. I can't imagine a P3 sitting around that long in these times, unless it was "lost stock" hidden on a shelf somewhere. Let us know what you find out.
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  10. Moose

    Moose New Member

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    Jun 22, 2005
    There was a guy selling two soft cases a while back, do a search, he might still want to sell one.
     
  11. CrackerKen

    CrackerKen New Member

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    Apr 23, 2009
    JFB - Noted. I'll give them a call and report back. Thanks.
     
  12. Walkers

    Walkers New Member

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    Jun 20, 2009
    I called KelTec and based on my Serial # (K84XX) it was made at the end of May 2009. Brand spankin' new!
     
  13. tommyray

    tommyray New Member

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    Sep 2, 2008
    +1...Great News!