Worn Barrel

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by wcgoble, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. wcgoble

    wcgoble Banned

    Oct 23, 2007
    Will Keltec send me a new one?
    If not how do I go about getting one?
     
  2. molachi

    molachi New Member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Pensacola, Fl.
    Barrels aren't listed on Kel-Tec's site so if you call and explain to them what is wrong with it I'm sure they can assist you in getting a replacement. They do have an 800 number but I don't know what it is. Someone will be by soon that does have the number and will post it for you.

    John
     

  3. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    How exactly does one wear out a barrel? Tell us more!!!

    -Scott
     
  4. wcgoble

    wcgoble Banned

    Oct 23, 2007
    Well... I bought the pistol second hand, so I don't know what it went through, and I've surely not put more than 500rds through it. So I was cleaning it yesterday and was inspecting the barrel after I had brushed and swabbed it. Seemed the difference between the lands and grooves was not as pronounced as I thought it would/should be.
     
  5. haugrdr

    haugrdr Super Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Jan 4, 2008
    Daytona Beach
    The rifling in a KelTec isn't very pronounced when new.
     
  6. RAT76

    RAT76 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Oklahoma
    Some might say even close to non existent. Seriously, these things don't have deep grooves. They also have very thin barrels. Particularly where it necks down at the muzzle end.
     
  7. wcgoble

    wcgoble Banned

    Oct 23, 2007
    Well, the gun shoots pretty consistently for such a short barrel, I know that when a barrel gets worn, shot placement can be erratic.
    I was just wondering.
    Thanks.
     
  8. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    There are quite a few more reasons for erratic shot placement.
     
  9. wcgoble

    wcgoble Banned

    Oct 23, 2007
    Yes, and I'm sure I'm guilty of most of 'em! :)
     
  10. doubloon

    doubloon New Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Houston-ish, TX
    Yes, and I'm sure I'm guilty of most of 'em! :)[/quote]
    Hehe ... just checking. Actually I was talking about stuff like overly loose slides, inconsistent loads, etc.
     
  11. wcgoble

    wcgoble Banned

    Oct 23, 2007
    I try to practice the 'push-pull' grip and proper finger placement, no limpwristing.
    I shoot at a paper plate with a 1in. orange dot from 15yds. and can get 5-6 on.
    I don't just sit there and grind rounds through it either- simply that, even with the strongest Wolff springs, the result is always a ringing R thumb knuckle. [smiley=thumbsup.gif]
     
  12. torrent

    torrent New Member

    Dec 18, 2006
    You have rifling in your barrel?!? :eek: I can't imagine the shots I could be making if this gun had better rifling than it does now. Heck, I'd be busting balloons at 100yds all day long ;D
     
  13. Rifling in a P3AT Barrel?

    Do you get one from Customer Service, or Parts?

    Should I call or e-mail?

    How much more does that cost?

    What is better for the rifled barrels, JHP of FMJ? ;)
     
  14. RAT76

    RAT76 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Oklahoma
    That's not rifleing. It's scratches.
     
  15. neknraw

    neknraw New Member

    108
    Feb 5, 2008
    I beg to differ with some of you.  My P3AT ser#JJTxx does have what I would call rifleing.  There are 6 distinct slightly spiraled groves that run parallel to each other for the length of the barrel.  Not very deep however, and not just scratches.
     
  16. adamsesq

    adamsesq New Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    I think what you have missed in the posts of others is sarcasm. Yes, they are rifled and as you said "not very deep" which is what all the comments were triggered off of. They were an attempt to point out to the OP that his barrel was probably exactly as it was meant to be. Once you know these guys a little better it is easier to discern.

    -Scott
     
  17. RAT76

    RAT76 Active Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Oklahoma
    :eek:

    You mean it really isn't a 'smooth bore'.


    I'm shocked.


    ;) ;D
     
  18. wyo-man

    wyo-man New Member

    726
    Nov 27, 2006
    Shoots my .380 shotshells just fine.................. ;D

    wyo-man
     
  19. neknraw

    neknraw New Member

    108
    Feb 5, 2008
    And you thought I was serious.