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Kel-Tec P-3AT

The P-3AT is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. It has been developed from our highly successful P-32 pistol with negligible increase in weight and size. The slidestop has been eliminated and the magazine capacity reduced to 6 rounds due to the larger cartridge. The firing mechanism is double action only. The magazine has a 6 round capacity. The KEL-TEC P-3AT is the lightest .380 Auto pistol ever made. Thanks to its locking dynamics and superior ergonometry, perceived recoil and practical accuracy are comparable to much larger guns. The P-3AT is mainly intended for plainclothes police officers as a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry by licensed citizens. The small grip size and light trigger pull make the P-3AT ideal for female shooters.

Calibers: .380 AUTO
Weight unloaded: 8.3 oz. 235g

Loaded magazine: 2.8 oz. 81g
Length: 5.2" 132mm
Height: 3.5" 89mm
Width: .77" 20mm
Barrel Length: 2.7" 68mm
Sight radius: 3.8" 97mm
Muzzle Energy Max: 250ft-lbs 340J
Capacity: 6 + 1 rounds
Trigger Pull: 5 lbs 23N

The P-3AT has five main component groups: barrel, slide, firing mechanism, grip, and magazine. The barrel is made of SAE 4140 ordnance steel, heat treated to 48 HRC. The slide is also 4140 steel, and contains the firing pin and the extractor. The rectangular frame is machined from solid 7075-T6 aluminum and houses the firing mechanism. The trigger connects via a transfer bar to the hammer. The hammer is driven by a novel free floating extension spring. The light weight firing pin transmits the energy of the hammer to ignite the primer. After firing, the hammer block holds the hammer away from the firing pin, providing a mechanical safety.
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Kel-Tec P-3AT Reviews

Posts: Guns / Kel-Tec: P-3AT

Posted By: holymoleygone
12/21/12 08:28 PM

I carry this little guy everywhere I go during the summer time when it's hard to conceal a larger hand gun. Its very reliable, no trouble with feeding or ejecting issues and shoots good groups up to 15 yards. I shoot Buffalo Bore .380 hollow points but because of the recoil, practice with cheap FMJ ammo. Its the best buy for the money and several of my friends carry the P-3AT. I always say if its to heavy or to big, your never going to carry it all the time. I do not like the .32 caliber Kel-Tec as I feel the cartridge is to ineffective to stop an aggressor and the .380 is minimal but it works. During the fall and winter or when I wear a jacket, I carry a Kahr PM-40. It also is a great little pistol. Prepare to defend yourself, no one else will!