Used P3AT?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Temp08, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Temp08

    Temp08 New Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    So I just got my P3AT today, bought it NEW from a local gun shop. Got it home for it's pre-range cleaning, ran a cloth through the barrel and got a bunch of black soot on it. This tells me the gun has been fired before. What should I do?
  2. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    What you have is "normal". They test fire every gun at the factory, but don't clean it afterwords.
    Clean, Lube, Shoot, Enjoy -- Repeat Often!


  3. Temp08

    Temp08 New Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Yeah, just found out they do that at the factory. Forgive me, this is my first new firearm. Thanks.
  4. Bobo

    Bobo Active Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    No problem - no question is a dumb one, we're all here to learn and share.

  5. clint_lnl

    clint_lnl New Member

    May 30, 2010
    N C
    if you want to be sure call kel tec with the S# and they can tell you the build date and the shipping date then you will be sure if it was new.

    my P3AT  S# KQX5x  when I called,  made 6-10  shipped 7-10  and I got it 8-10
  6. BillK

    BillK New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hi Temp08, welcome to the forum. Here's to your P3AT turning out to be everything expected.

    Bill K.
  7. YooperP3at

    YooperP3at New Member

    Oct 12, 2008
    Since it's already been shot before you got it....I'll give you a $100.00 for it. ;D
  8. Bo_Bryant

    Bo_Bryant New Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Welcome. And, if you are like the rest of us, you will enjoy your P3AT and any other Kel-Tec you may own.

    Bo Bryant