Kel Tec P3AT .380 ACP
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Pros: Small, lightweight, accessories readily available
Cons: Not a pleasure to shoot, not easy to strip and clean
Recommended? YesA great carry gun, a horrible range shooter. It's quite unwieldy when firing it at the range. Not at all fun to shoot in any quantity. However it serves the purpose well for an every day carry weapon with ease of concealment. I wouldn't recommend this for a woman to carry given that it can be difficult to control. For the ladies I'd say the P32 .32 is far superior. However, I'd buy it again to carry
Pros: small size
Cons: DAO accuracy
Recommended? YesI carry in a Desanti pocket holster as a backup.
July 28, 2011 at 02:40 PM
Pros: None if you die from mechanical failure.
Cons: I have run about 700 rounds and have continued problems with intermittent jamming or failure to fire and/or eject. Is usually one mishap every 2 magazines. I have tried various brands of ammo plus used good maintenance. Is fun to shoot when it works, but this is not for sport shooting. I am going to continue carrying my Glock 19 which is too big for my tastes, but gets the job done in an emergency.
Recommended? NoI like the lifetime warranty which I will use to send this back for factory repairs. I read a lot of good reviews before buying this little guy, but have had issues ever since purchasing it. It is just not reliable. Imagine being confronted with a life and death situation and you pull your Keltec out quickly and realize you have to shoot to save your or your loved one's life, and all you hear is "click." God help us. Carrying a small concealable gun is false security unless it is "absolute." This one, unfortunately, is not in that category.
April 19, 2010 at 07:35 AM
Pros: Light, simple to use
Recommended? YesVery good carry pistol. I never leave home without it. Shoots good for a pocket pistol. It takes some getting used to because of how light it is and the increased recoil. Carrying it everywhere it gets surface rust fairly quickly. Rust, pocket lint, rain, dirt etc... has never been a problem with function. Would recommend to anyone. Definitely practice with it so you know what to expect if you need to use it.
March 20, 2010 at 05:21 AM
Pros: It is extremely light and very easily concealed. It is also able to handle JHP ammo. Big enough to do the job. I absolutely love this weapon.
Cons: This is not a primary carry weapon for beginning shooters. It needs a few tweeks and a bit of breaking in. It is also not a "point and shoot" weapon due to it's light weight. It has quite a lot of bark and buck but 2 hands take care of this.
Recommended? YesWhen I got mine new out of the box, the first thing I did was strip it and give it a good cleaning to remove all factory grease. I also polished the feed ramp with some emery cloth. I then went to the range and shot two mags of JHP ammo through it. At first the groupings were very wide but by the 2nd mag they tightened up and then ended up with tight groups after only two mags. This is a marvelous weapon for the experienced shooter. Overall, I'd have to say it is well worth the cost, is well made, and very accurate. If you like a small weapon with a lot of bark, this is your gun. I absolutely adore this weapon.