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Kel tec's .380 when will it be out?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by megatronrules, Apr 13, 2003.

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  1. megatronrules

    megatronrules Member

    Jan 5, 2003
    The sunshine state,Florida
    I was just wondering when it was coming out? I've heard mat or june is this right? I've also heard that kel tec will supply enough to meet demand unlike when the p-32 was first introduced is this correct? will is be available w/a hard chromed slide like the p-32 is? Last what is the price of the little guy gonna be? Thanks
  2. TarpleyG

    TarpleyG Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    North Carolina
    From Kel-Tec:


    From: Aimkeltec@aol.com Block Add To: tarpley@onebox.com
    Subject: Re: Kel Tec P-3AT Date: 1/14/2003 09:21

    Thank you for your email.

    The new .223 SU-16 Sport Utility Rifle comes with unique features such as:
    -Integrated Picatinny rail
    -Forend folds down to form a bipod
    -The stock can store spare magazines
    -The mechanism and stock can be rotated for added safety or
    carry under extreme conditions
    -Utilizes the proven M-16 breech locking and feeding system
    -Accepts AR-15 and M-16 mags.

    Suggested retail is $640.00.
    We hope to begin shipping the new SU-16 in May of this year.
    Please contact your local dealers now for backorder information.

    Also new for this year is the P-3AT .380 cal pistol. It's just a tiny
    bit larger than our P-32. Expected ship date is also May at this time.
    Suggested retail is $305.00 for the "blued" model.

    Specifications for the new P-3AT and SU-16 are as follows:

    P-3AT SU-16

    Weight unloaded: 7.3 oz 5 lbs
    Length 5.16" 37" (Open) 26" (Closed)
    Height 3.52"
    Width .75"
    Barrel Length 2.76" 18"
    Capacity 6+1 rounds 10+1

    Thank You!
  3. alamo

    alamo Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    austin, texas
    I spoke to KT the other week. They hope to ship the P-3AT by the end of May if all goes smoothly but it could be June. I would plan on June & then figure out how long it will be after that before your local dealers can get one. Demand should be very high.

    I understand that chrome may not be available initially but I'm sure it will come soon.

    KT has started making the pistols now they told me but if it is as popular as I think it will be, then they may be hard to get for awhile. P-32s now sell about $100 below MSRP in some areas but they didn't initially so I think they will go in the mid to high $200s at first and start to come down when demand gets met. It depends on what your dealer charges and the price the distributor charges him. Supply & demand.
  4. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 19, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Finally figured out why it has no slide lock: recoil/flip is so great that the lock would be activated when not needed...
  5. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    :D Oleg!

    You don't buy KT's story that it took up too much room in the P-32 sized envelope?
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