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navysully 07-06-2012 11:32 PM

Getting the 6th round into Kel Tec P3AT?
 
Hey all,

I just bought a Kel Tec P3AT for CCW. Just got back from shooting it. For the life of me, I can not get the 6th round into the mag. I am an avid shooter and usually can get the last round into anything. However, this mag was being a bastard. I even called the rnage master over, he tried and couldn't do it. I'm a big muscular dude and I pushed down with all my might and couldn't get it to even drop a little after the 5th. There is a hole that shoes it is a 6 round mag. Is there a trick? Could I have a defective mag? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

linuxuser3890 07-06-2012 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by navysully (Post 861538)
Hey all,

I just bought a Kel Tec P3AT for CCW. Just got back from shooting it. For the life of me, I can not get the 6th round into the mag. I am an avid shooter and usually can get the last round into anything. However, this mag was being a bastard. I even called the rnage master over, he tried and couldn't do it. I'm a big muscular dude and I pushed down with all my might and couldn't get it to even drop a little after the 5th. There is a hole that shoes it is a 6 round mag. Is there a trick? Could I have a defective mag? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Pictures would help.

navysully 07-06-2012 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by linuxuser3890 (Post 861544)
Pictures would help.

Empty mag:
http://thumbnails56.imagebam.com/200...6200378045.jpg
Mag with 5 in, 6th just WON'T GO:
http://thumbnails50.imagebam.com/200...d200378076.jpg

gollygee 07-06-2012 11:57 PM

I've had mags that were too tight to load the last round. Loading them up as far as possible & letting them sit for a while can help. You might disassemble it & check it, just incase there is a obstruction preventing the follower going all the way down.

linuxuser3890 07-06-2012 11:58 PM

Take it apart and see if something is blocking it or if the spring is mis-shapen

navysully 07-06-2012 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by gollygee (Post 861575)
I've had mags that were too tight to load the last round. Loading them up as far as possible & letting them sit for a while can help. You might disassemble it & check it, just incase there is a obstruction preventing the follower going all the way down.

Ok, will try both. I ordered a new mag too. We'll see if she is any better.

navysully 07-07-2012 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by linuxuser3890 (Post 861576)
Take it apart and see if something is blocking it or if the spring is mis-shapen

Man I feel dumb. I should have taken it apart to begin with. Anyways, took it apart. Not sure the term for the top piece where you load the ammo, but a second one was loaded underneath it... lol. I took it out, reassembled and bam 6 go in like a dream! Thanks for the tips everyone!

linuxuser3890 07-07-2012 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by navysully (Post 861585)
Man I feel dumb. I should have taken it apart to begin with. Anyways, took it apart. Not sure the term for the top piece where you load the ammo, but a second one was loaded underneath it... lol. I took it out, reassembled and bam 6 go in like a dream! Thanks for the tips everyone!

Follower is the term you are looking for. Anyways, don't feel dumb feel glad that it works now and you have a spare follower.

JigSawer40 07-07-2012 01:47 AM

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Originally Posted by navysully (Post 861585)
Man I feel dumb. I should have taken it apart to begin with. Anyways, took it apart. Not sure the term for the top piece where you load the ammo, but a second one was loaded underneath it... lol. I took it out, reassembled and bam 6 go in like a dream! Thanks for the tips everyone!

LOL, so much for QC at Kel-Tec. :)

danf_fl 07-07-2012 02:13 AM

The follower?

Now I have to check mine. Thanks.


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