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Old 10-09-2013, 11:27 AM   #30631
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I had my P3AT out at the range yesterday. It had been in the box for at least a year and I figured that I should give it some exercise. After 50 rounds I put it back in the box and remarked to the friend that I was shooting with "I really hate that gun." Most of my firearms are owned for the enjoyment of them, The P3AT not so much. It exists for one purpose only, to carry when I am not in a position to carry 'something better.' Even in that realm, it serves as a back up role to my LCP, no I don't carry them both but if the LCP were not available for some reason .....
I can't say that it does anything 'wrong', it is not painful to shoot and I can almost keep it on a silhouette target at 50 yards, it's light enough not to make shorts droop and fires every single time that the trigger is pulled. Perhaps what I don't like is the reminder of it's purpose, with all the others, even if they ARE carried regularly, I can 'pretend' that I own them for fun.

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My gf has one.

I agree with everything 100% except for the reliability point. It hasn't failed her yet, me however...
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #30632
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If anyone is interested, and has a 642,42 or basically any J frame S&W. I am getting my Apex trigger kit for the J frame today and will do a install and benefit report when I finish installing it.

I had it installed in my 340. Smoothed the trigger out real nice. I could crank out 5 shots on target almost as fast as with one of my semi auto's.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #30633
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I had it installed in my 340. Smoothed the trigger out real nice. I could crank out 5 shots on target almost as fast as with one of my semi auto's.
Good to hear and why I bought hte Apex kit. I have also heard they are 100% reliable and safe. I mean damn, it is STILL a 9lb trigger! Instead of course 14+lbs which is just dumb.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:13 PM   #30634
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Broomhandle and .38 S&W

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Any ideas on market price for a 50+ year old Smith & Wesson .38 revolver, I think it is 4", condition not perfect but not horrible. Also a broom handle Mauser that my grandfather brought back from WW1, condition about the same. Both in perfect working order but some pits in the bluing. $400 for the pair too much?
Thanks to some of the inmates on this thread for some good feedback. I will put up some photos this weekend, perhaps get a better idea of value since they are going to be sold soon. It does appear that they will probably generate more than $400 for the pair
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:02 PM   #30635
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P3AT

I like the belt clip that KelTec offers for that pistol.

I was trying to figure out if it can be made to fit my LCP.

Bruce?

Sorry, I tried the belt clip on the P3AT and did not care for it (don't recall why, used it for a while then took it off). I had given it away before I got my LCP so I never tried to see if it fit. These guns are so close in appearance/design that it seems that it should work but I keep hearing that the dimensions vary enough to preclude parts swapping. For me the best carry option with the .380's has been a very inexpensive pocket holster (Blackhawk size 3) and nothing else in that pocket. For a while I went with the (I think) Bill Jordan system of carrying it in the left front pocket (I am right handed). As I recall he figured that he could draw and shoot with his left while his 'opponent' watched his right hand for movement toward his open carry. As I become more and more aware of age related reduced abilities, I settled into using the right front pocket as all my 'real' holsters are right handed and I did not want to 'forget' which side the gun was on at the wrong time.
The size 3 is probably (officially) wrong for these 380's, they fit (snuggly) in a "2" but I preferred the way they came out of a "3" so easily and I didn't have to consider that I might end up drawing both gun and holster. Again, what has worked for me is probably not 'exactly right' for anyone else.

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Old 10-09-2013, 02:06 PM   #30636
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I've always really liked the .380. The Kel-Tec looks nice.
I had one, great little gun for the pocket if you can't carry bigger.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #30637
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Sorry, I tried the belt clip on the P3AT and did not care for it (don't recall why, used it for a while then took it off). I had given it away before I got my LCP so I never tried to see if it fit. These guns are so close in appearance/design that it seems that it should work but I keep hearing that the dimensions vary enough to preclude parts swapping. For me the best carry option with the .380's has been a very inexpensive pocket holster (Blackhawk size 3) and nothing else in that pocket. For a while I went with the (I think) Bill Jordan system of carrying it in the left front pocket (I am right handed). As I recall he figured that he could draw and shoot with his left while his 'opponent' watched his right hand for movement toward his open carry. As I become more and more aware of age related reduced abilities, I settled into using the right front pocket as all my 'real' holsters are right handed and I did not want to 'forget' which side the gun was on at the wrong time.
The size 3 is probably (officially) wrong for these 380's, they fit (snuggly) in a "2" but I preferred the way they came out of a "3" so easily and I didn't have to consider that I might end up drawing both gun and holster. Again, what has worked for me is probably not 'exactly right' for anyone else.

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Thanks. I have an Uncle Mike's #4 that works fine. I'll stick with it. Right front pocket or cargo pocket if pants are so equipped.

I bought the #4 for my PF9. That's the suggested size. I like how the LCP dissappears in there, just a bit of the grips sticking out. Resembles a wallet if it prints.
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #30638
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Galco makes a great little pocket holster that holds my P3AT well. Also, the pocket clip WILL work on the LCP. We established that in my local gun store a few weeks ago.

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Old 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #30639
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Galco makes a great little pocket holster that holds my P3AT well. Also, the pocket clip WILL work on the LCP. We established that in my local gun store a few weeks ago.

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I have a nice Galco SOB holster I got for a different snubbie a long time ago. It works GREAT for my new to me 642 as either a SOB holster or a pocket holster.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #30640
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #30641
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The Kel Tec is a .32 ACP. Less punishing in the P3AT form factor.

I regret selling my CZ 75B. My next gun after the P32 will be a 75B SA from CZ Custom.
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:35 PM   #30642
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #30643
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:30 AM   #30644
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P3AT

I like the belt clip that KelTec offers for that pistol.

I was trying to figure out if it can be made to fit my LCP.

Bruce?
Why not just get the Ruger version?

http://technaclip.com/index.php/ruge...ight-side.html
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:16 AM   #30645
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I'm thinking about a Marlin 336 30-30 for deer hunting. Any good or bad experiences with this model? Looking at the youth model for 2 reasons: compact size would work well in my tree stand, and so it will fit my 9yo better for starting him shooting.
I have one of those. Have had it for years. Good gun, good price. I'd recommend it. Don't know about the youth model as I don't have one of those.
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