Getting the 6th round into Kel Tec P3AT?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by navysully, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. navysully

    navysully New Member

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    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.
     
  2. linuxuser3890

    linuxuser3890 New Member

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    Pictures would help.
     

  3. navysully

    navysully New Member

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    Empty mag:
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    Mag with 5 in, 6th just WON'T GO:
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  4. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    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.
     
  5. linuxuser3890

    linuxuser3890 New Member

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

    navysully New Member

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

    navysully New Member

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    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!
     
  8. linuxuser3890

    linuxuser3890 New Member

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    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.
     
  9. JigSawer40

    JigSawer40 New Member

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

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The follower?

    Now I have to check mine. Thanks.