My Kel-Tec P3AT

Here are some photos of my Kel-Tec P3AT Pistol:

And here's one with my Hogue Handall Jr. applied and held in place with some tape. There's some cushioning material inserted on the back of the grip, too.

If you want to download or view the Manual, you can get it HERE.

I like this little pistol. It has a double action only (dao) trigger, which is a good safety (there is no need for a safety lever). Every shot you take is a long double action pull.

The weight is only 7.2 ounces, unloaded. A loaded magazine (6 rounds) weighs 2.8 ounces. You can carry a seventh round in the chamber. Total loaded weight: about 10 ounces. The gun is small, and easily carried in a pocket. You can buy this gun for about $230.00, plus taxes.

Of course the 380 is larger and heavier than a 32 or 22 round, and will do more damage to a "bad guy." It is only half as powerful as some 9mm rounds. Shot placement is the most important factor in a gun fight.

The slide of the P3AT is fairly hard to "rack," and must be kept very clean in order to be reliable. I recommend a really good cleaning after 50 rounds or so.

The Kel-Tec Corporation has EXCELLENT/QUICK customer service, and their guns are guaranteed for life.

Here are some links to more Kel-Tec P3AT information:

Kel-Tec's Website
How to Fix Most Any Problem with a Kel-Tec pistol
The Kel-Tec Owner's Group Forum
The KT Range Forum
GunBlast.Com Review
MadOgre's Review of the P3AT