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Going to try my hand at a multiple CCW review

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by zx12rider, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. zx12rider

    zx12rider Well-Known Member

    I have purchased a few quality small auto's lately. I was thinking when the last one makes it to my dealer I would spend some time the the range and do a shootout type review of them. Some guns are redundant but are mentioned frequently here. Seeing they are all my guns the review should be a little less bias than most of the gun rags. This is the lineup

    Smith CS9
    Smith CS40
    Smith CS45
    Smith 3913LS
    Smith SW99OL compact
    Keltec P3AT
    Sig 225

    After writing this I feel guilty that most are Smith's. Time to expand the collection. In my defense the SW99 is really a Walther.
  2. Shocked

    Shocked New Member

    I just want to weigh in on the Kel-Tek P3AT being piece of junk and a waste of money. A jam-o-matic right out of the box. Send it to the factory and they tell you 6-8 weeks. So you give them your money, their toy gun doesn't work, you send it to them and they tell you to get in line in the service department. Must be backed up with repairs. How great to actually need it and have the first three rounds jam ON EVERY magazine. Even after the famous KTOG Fluff and Buff, which you shouldn't have to do to get the thing to fire. They blame it on your "limp-wrist", your ammo--anything but themselves.

    Take a look at the Poll on TheHIghroad.org at http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=160074&highlight=keltec

    View Poll Results: Has your P3AT been reliable?
    Yes, 100% out of the box. 89 53.61%
    Yes, after a DIY fluff and buff. 38 22.89%
    Yes, after one or more trips to the factory. 14 8.43%
    No, not even after trips to the factory. 11 6.63%
    No, didn't bother with it and sold it. 14 8.43%

    Thats over 46% unreliable! If you buy this gun, you have about a 50% chance of survival if you actually need to use it. You might be better off with a knife or a rock.

    I have decided to sue them in Palm Beach County if anyone wants to join me. I'm an attorney so it won't cost me anything.
  3. zx12rider

    zx12rider Well-Known Member


    Mine has been 100% with FMJ. I loaded some SD HP ammo and the slide needed assistance closing. I carry the gun loaded with FMJ now. That being said I have done nothing to the gun and with the right ammo it's been 100%. I'm sorry yours wasn't but I was going to throw it into my little review for size comparison and not a contender for top CCW, but the P3AT is in my pocket now and all the others are in the safe today.

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