Gear: kel-tec P-3AT

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kel-tec P-3AT

Kel-Tec
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: 300.00$
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    Anonymous, Wed, 22 Aug 2007 23:41:25 UTC.
    1st review

    I have had cell phones more cumbersome than this weapon. Easy to conceal. My only problem was my hands are bigger than the grip, but a mag extender took care of it. I have run about 200 rounds through it and haven't had any problems.

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    copper5817, Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:24:27 UTC.

    Ok little thingy, but hard to reload, and the feed ramp was too steep to chamber hollowpoints. That really sucked...plus it wont let the upper receiver lock open, makes it hard to verify empty. 380. is a good caliber though, if you put it behind someone's ear and pull the trigger, it probably wont come out the other side, thus good for close quarters. I would trust it for ONE round only, and only in this behind the ear "oh crap" scenario. If you pull it on some one they might laugh to death.

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    TxLawMan33, Sun, 21 Oct 2007 18:43:52 UTC.

    Pretty good gun. Makes a great back up weapon. Ive found that it has problems feeding some type of hollow point ammo and WinClean ammo. It will work very well with Corbon Powerball ammo, however due to this ammo being a +P load it is not recommended for extended use. I run ball through mine when practicing, then switch to Powerball for carry.

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    lpd380, Sun, 06 Jan 2008 15:41:51 UTC.

    Great little weapon for back up. I carry it wih me just bout everywhere without it being noticed. The sights on the gun are odd to look at, but are functional.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 14 Jan 2008 04:05:29 UTC.

    I bought one of these several months ago. I love that is clips straight to my side or belt, and is very easily concealed. I wear it in public fairly certain that I am not going to get made because of a big bulky gun.

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    tlwinkles379, Sat, 23 Feb 2008 10:03:44 UTC.

    I use this gun when I need to carry a gun off-duty but don't have a lot of room to conceal a firearm. The gun is loud but packs a nice punch.

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    mmmm, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:08:16 UTC.

    Very small package, fair calibre. I've had one for almost two years. Don't leave home without it. carry on duty as a back-up gun. I also carry it off duty. I'm probably going to upgrade to the P-11 for off duty as the .380 is the bottom calibre I'm comforable with. Never had a malfunction even with hollopoints. The only thing I would like to change is I would have liked a slide stop on this gun.

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    opticalserenity, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 09:12:33 UTC.

    Very small gun. Excellent form factor, and great for the money. Don't expect Glock reliability, but its inexpensive.

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    retcap118, Sat, 29 Mar 2008 04:08:07 UTC.

    Very light easily concealed, I carry in a wallet holster in back pocket, there is a band spring clip you can add to use. Will do the job when up close counts.

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    climbrgrl6218, Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:53:15 UTC.

    I love this little guy! Be careful though, if you have big hands...it bites when the slide comes back. I carry it with me on duty as a back up and everywhere I go off duty. I put the belt clip on it and also bought a small holster for when it's in my purse or car.

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    gscoggins, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 02:00:38 UTC.

    This is the BEST little 11oz backup I have carried. Light weight, fit anywhewre, shots great. I have a good size hand and as long as you hold it where you should you have no problems with the slide. They can be bought new for under $260 and used around $150.

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    RBressler29, Thu, 19 Jun 2008 04:06:01 UTC.

    I love this weapon. Most simple for concealment, a small round, but larger than the .32 version. slides into any pocket in a pocket holster and is concealed in even cargo shorts. I have seen the offer for the bolt on clip so the holster is not needed, but with the size and concealability of this, if you can fit a deck of cards in your pocket, this will fit even nicer..

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    Anonymous, Mon, 06 Oct 2008 12:19:43 UTC.

    I carry a P3AT as a back up in a vest holster. Great little pistol one you de-burr it and polish the ramp. Out of the box it is kind of rough but with a little patience and a bit of ingenuity you can get it to feed flawlessly. I shoot Hydrashok through it with absolutely no problems.

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    johnlaw484c, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:08:15 UTC.

    THE .380 IS TOO SMALL AND UNRELIABLE FOR POLICE WORK. LEAVE IT TO THE GANG BANGERS.
    THE WEAPON HAS A HISTORY OF MALFUNCTIONING, STOVE PIPING, FAILING TO FEED, MAGAZINE STICKING, MAGAZINE FAILING TO SEAT AND OR FALLING OUT DURING FIRE.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 28 Oct 2008 05:55:19 UTC.

    I have had one of these for about 2 yrs now and i love it! It does not have any exterior parts to catch on anything so it conceals as a back up very nicely. The distance shooting can be a little tricky for the fact that it does not have pronounced sights though, so it better be a last ditch close quarter combat situation. Hence why i waer it strapped to my vest as a backup piece. I have the .380 version, you can also get them in .32 and 9mm i believe. The 9mm is a slightly larger frame though.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:57:25 UTC.

    I love this little gun... So dam concealable it's almost like it isn't there.
    No holster needed with the side clip.

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    D184, Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:52:41 UTC.

    Excellent back-up pistol! You can carry it in a trouser or shirt pocket without a problem.

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    ranover, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 01:42:16 UTC.

    I bought this one and I like it, it slides right inside my vest but it is too small for my hand. Ive shot probably two hundred or so rounds though it and no trouble at all

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    Tightline, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 02:54:12 UTC.

    Love mine. Had over 3 years and it goes everywhere with me when I am off duty. I had the P32 and it was a good weapon but too small of a calibre for me. I hadnt had any problems shooting it. Its small but if you grip it, it will stay where you want it too.

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    icecop54, Fri, 27 Mar 2009 20:44:03 UTC.

    The ultimate concealed carry/backup weapon, especially after I added a Crimson Trace laser in front of the trigger guard/under the frame. The Crimson Trace is as compact as the P-3AT, doesn't add any significant weight, and is complimentary to the lines of the gun. The gun's fixed iron sights are essentially useless, so the Crimson Trace allows it to reach out for more yardage. The .380 is the smallest caliber I'd carry, so the P-3AT's small size makes it perfect as a daily carry gun. The additional side clip makes it even more convenient and looks like nothing more than the millions of clip knives on the market clipped in your pocket. I've had no feed problems with Federal Hydroshock ammunition, but the recoil from the tiny gun is significant, making hammered pairs a challenge. Reassembling it after cleaing can also be a challenge. Small prices to pay for the huge advantages of the P-3AT.

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    Angelonthewall, Wed, 06 May 2009 22:29:19 UTC.

    Excellent for concealed carry whether it's in a purse or holster.

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    billbeard, Thu, 21 May 2009 00:04:13 UTC.

    I have had this since it came out.
    You never notice you have it on. I have never had a malfuntion, though I use ball for regular practice and glasers for carry (hollow points might not feed well) - the ballistics charts say you get about 220 ft/lbs, which is not bad for a .380. That was out of a test bbl, undoubtedly, but you're still getting around 200 ft/lbs is my guess. It's good for backup on duty and it's really easy to conceal off duty, Besides, a 3 inch group at 7 yds is surprising accuracy for this type of weapon. Not the ideal round, but anything is welcome when your world turns brown and stinky.

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    bristp, Thu, 04 Jun 2009 23:57:13 UTC.

    I purchased the Kel Tec P3AT for off duty concealed carry. It takes a while to get used to it, and is best used for up close and personal self defense. You can't beat the size, you can carry it in your shorts pocket in the summertime, and you can't tell its there.

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    rvmilton, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:42:14 UTC.

    I love this little back up pistol so much nicer to cary than my old 45

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    cornbread_nacso, Mon, 09 Nov 2009 03:36:02 UTC.

    Very concealable, I use it as my backup weapon. Very reliable

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    revcarey70, Mon, 11 Oct 2010 18:48:46 UTC.

    This gun is very concealable, however it is not very accurate and lacks stopping power.

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