What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by dboat, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. dboat

    dboat New Member

    59
    Feb 7, 2008
    After having read numerous posts on what folks paid.. I thought I would post this one up..

    What was the real TOTAL cost of your P3AT? I want you to include everything.. for example, I am getting my HC P3AT for 269.95 plus 15 shipping and handling, plus whatever my FFL guy is going to charge me (I am guessing around $20). So my real cost is $304.95

    However, some guys are getting theirs locally so they pay sales tax instead of shipping. Or you bought it at the gun show, so include the admit fee to the gun show with your cost.. Also, make sure that you post up which one you have, blue, parkerized or hc. And post up if you bought it brand new or used.

    Now, one other thing I would ask, is what else have you spent on it other than ammo? Did you get one of the lasers? did you get an aftermarket grip? did you send it off to be plated? did you buy a special holster for it? etc etc.. So now, how much do you have tied up in your little gun?

    We did this over on another forum I belong to for the type of sport truck that I drive.. it was amazing how much we had tied up on our vehicles.

    Post up folks, I know that I have just scratched the surface on mine.. since I also ordered some agrips and am going to order a laser for it too. Oh, and some of those real neat looking gun cleaning tools. ;D

    Dana
     
  2. norton

    norton New Member

    93
    Jan 25, 2008
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    I bought a Crimson Trace for another $165 and a spare mag for $21.
    I'm considering a holster, trigger shoe and having the slide and mag done.
    Norton
     

  3. cm

    cm New Member

    459
    Jun 3, 2007
    Trenton, MI.
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Hi All.  Good queation!
    I got my P3AT for $303.00.
    Out the door.
    That's a Blue P3AT.
    Pluse Sales Tax.
    1 extar Magizine.
    Box of ammo. 50 rounds.
    FFL and all.
    I already had a Bore Snake.
    Oil Came with the package.
    I Love the little guy.
    I shoot about 2 mags a week.
    NO problems.
    Charlie.
     
  4. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    If you have to ask you either can't afford it or can and will get depressed anyway. Life is short, follow Nike's lead and just do it.

    -Scott
     
  5. Rubb

    Rubb Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Parkerized $260.00 out the door. June 2006
     
  6. lagerbrewer

    lagerbrewer New Member

    174
    Dec 20, 2007
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Yea not sure I want to think about this... ha ha

    $279.99 P3AT blue/blk
    $20 extra mag
    $12 Mike's pocket holster
    $100 400 rnds ball ammo fromm wally world*
    $55 2 boxes DPX* (*hey ammo's part of the deal if you need to break it in and test the ammo brand before you're going to use it for it's intended purpose)

    So, $466.99 without tax. Damn, why'd you make me do this? :)

    Bought an armalaser & desantis but sold them - lost a little money there.

    -MG380
     
  7. Bobo

    Bobo Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    This may not be typical because I own only one gun, so everything gun related I have purchased relates to that one gun - my P3-AT.

    This is a complete list not including ammunition, targets, or auto wear/tear and gas for range trips.
    All prices include tax/shipping when charged.

    $293.95 Parkerized P3-AT
    2.00 NICS Fee
    17.95 Cleaning Kit
    42.00 2-Spare Mags
    15.00 Grandfather Oak Kydex Pocket Holster
    16.00 Metal Magazine Catch
    12.59 Uncle Mike’s #2 Pocket Holster
    145.00 ArmaLaser
    29.98 ArmaLaser Batteries
    13.90 Bright Sights Sight Paint
    19.98 A-Zoom Snap Caps
    11.98 Pachmyr #4 Slip-on Grip
    20.00 3-Bersa Finger Extensions
    34.64 Electronic Ear Muffs
    13.59 Wolff P32 Recoil Springs
    10.52 Loctite
    62.59 SmartCarry Holster
    10.48 Hogue Jr. Slip-on Grip
    3.15 CLP Cleaner/Lube
    13.95 Slide-Glide Grease
    4.14 Primus Oil Gel
    15.80 Strike-Hold Lube
    0.83 Acrylic Hobby Paint
    4.15 Goggles
    2.31 Q-Tips
    50.00 Concealed Handgun Permit
    55.00 NRA Dues (3 years)
    30.00 VCDL Dues (2 years)
    520.00 Range Fees (3 years)
    55.00 Firearm Related Books
    ---------------
    $1526.48


    Wow, I could have purchased 1-1/2 Rohrbaughs for that! ;D

    Bobo
     
  8. Hicompression

    Hicompression New Member

    6
    Feb 19, 2008
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    $279 cash out the door through a local gun dealer. Mine has a blued slide with the olive drab frame.
     
  9. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Bobo - you are restoring my faith. Another good post.

    That is about the best (and most accurate) list I have seen. Although it does fall a bit short of reality in that you don't have enough holsters on it - you know - the ones you buy to fill the drawer with.

    -Scott
     
  10. dboat

    dboat New Member

    59
    Feb 7, 2008
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Now this is what I am talking about.. this is what we found when we looked at our trucks, and I bet this is where I will end up being with this gun... great post Bobo

     
  11. Checker4Tix

    Checker4Tix Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Well, lets see...

    $245 + 7% sales tax = $262.15
    free box of Gold Dots = -$18
    extra magazine = $20
    Desantis Nemesis = ~$20
    Smart Carry XLS = ~$62
    +1 mag extensions (x2) = ~$30
    Armalaser = $159 (free shipping and batteries for KTOG members)
    2x Bersa extensions = ~$12 (IIRC)

    Total = $547.15 (lets call it $550)

    A while back I mentioned in another post that I had about $490 in my P3AT. That was before I bought the SmartCarry XLS. So much for this being a "cheep gun."
     
  12. RAT76

    RAT76 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    $250 out the door at the gun show.
    $20 extra mag
    $10 finger extensions
    $350 for S2K to keep it company
    $450 for SUB9 also to keep it company
    $250 for P11 (see above)
    $150 for P40 conversion (ditto)
    $??? Ammo. Who knows but I did spend $500 last week at Wally World for ammo. Saved $3 -$4 per box. :D

    This does not include approximately $3000 to $4000 for non KT guns to keep the P3 from getting lonely.

    Had I not got the P3 I'd still be collecting stamps or something. ;) ;D
     
  13. moparrman74

    moparrman74 New Member

    18
    Jan 28, 2008
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    $270  P3AT
    $20    2 extra mags
    $10    +1 extension
    $55    xs Smart Carry
    $12    Uncle Mikes pocket hoster
    $27    Don Hume IWB
    $25 Uncle Mikes ankle holster
    $15    extra bottle Militec 1
    $20    lockable storage case for under truck seat
    $12    snap caps
    $12    Hogue slip on grip
    $70    extra dies, powder hopper, and turret top for press to convert to load .380
    $$$$$$$$$$$ for supplies, stopped keeping track
    :eek:
     
  14. supmatch

    supmatch New Member

    8
    Jan 27, 2008
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    1 blued 380 from b&h gunrack
    1 belt clip from b&h gunrack
    1 pinky magazine extension from b&h gunrack
    1 free navy blue grip and polished feedramp via kel-tec repair facility

    $3.19 in gas to drive to cocoa

    total = 282.65
     
  15. Wilson

    Wilson New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    The last NIB P-3AT I purchased was from the Trading Post on this Forum. It cost $219 which included shipping from Kentucky to my FFL in Texas (no tax on out of state sale). $10 to my FFL to write my name in his paper book. Total cost $229 blued P-3AT out the door.

    Wilson – who’s willing to pay the absolute maximum to get a good price ::)

    PS I’ve paid almost $200 for a used pre-owned SG HC P-3AT
     
  16. trekgod3

    trekgod3 New Member

    147
    Feb 28, 2006
    Jupiter,FL
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Gun show 5/27/06

    P3AT-$259
    Tax-$16.84
    Background check- $5
    Total $280.84
     
  17. Bobo

    Bobo Well-Known Member Supporter

    Jun 13, 2005
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Don't need a lot of holsters. I research a lot before I buy most anything (it's a running joke around here). That's why the P3-AT is the only gun I ever bought - it's just right for my needs.
    That's why the Grandfather Oak is the only pocket holster I own - it's just right for my needs (except for the Uncle Mike's which doesn't fit well after I added the ArmaLaser). And that's why the SmartCarry is my main carry holster - it's just right for my needs.

    Bottom line - I'm a cheap skate with more time to spend than money, so I spend a lot of time researching and as little money as possible on stuff that won't work for me. ;)

    Bobo

    P.S.
    Thanks to this forum and some of the other good forums the research is made very easy.
    [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
     
  18. paulpetricas

    paulpetricas New Member

    306
    Oct 5, 2007
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    hard chrome p-3at                      300$
    extra mag                       18$
    desantis nemesis             15$
    http://artofthehide.com/ holster     50$
    smartcarry(2 g10 mags and 10$)    38$
    i am not including ammo i don't
    want a headache
    total                      421$
    i think that is not bad but we should start a tread with all the money we spend on KEL-TEC ONLY

    that will be funny to read ;D
     
  19. boatnsc

    boatnsc New Member

    133
    Sep 22, 2007
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    Kudos to those with the meticulous records..My calculator doesnt go that high and l burn all receipts ..That way no tit for tat with my wife,oops did l say a bad word.All hobbys are expensive and when it comes to my life and others cost is immaterial..Hmmm l would guess with accessories and HC p3at purchased a month ago about 400 so far ,lets see by the time l add the laser, nite sights ,2 more mags several holsters ,gas to Keltec, sorry ran out of tape.....

    Curious though why you got rid of the armalaser?
     
  20. Zell

    Zell New Member

    25
    Feb 20, 2008
    Re: What was your real total cost of buying a P3AT

    New member here. I just bought a P-3AT today for $260.

    I also just ordered from Kel-Tec a belt clip and a trigger shoe as well. The cost for that was $29.