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My P3-AT doesn't like Magtech

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wuchak, Jun 2, 2007.

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  1. wuchak

    wuchak Member

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    Hi All,

    I've had my 2nd Gen P3-AT for several years now. After one trip back to the factory for failure to feed hp's it has never had a failure to feed with the Black Hills 90gr JHP I use for carry or the Sellier & Bellot 92gr JHP I use for low cost practice. A couple of days ago I picked up some Magtech 95gr FMJ for cheap practice since it was a couple of dollars a box cheaper than the S&B.

    I used the Magtech first in my +1 mag and the recoil from it kept causing the mag release to be tripped (might have been my hand hitting it) dropping the mag slightly and causing a FTF. I've never had this happen with any other ammo. I didn't have the problem with the regular mag but I did experience several FTF's. The pistol was completely clean when I started shooting and I noticed the feed-ramp was crusty dirty after ~35 rounds of the Magtech. Wondering if it was the gun or the ammo I ran several mags of the Black Hills through it with no problems. It seems my particular P3 just doesn't like the Magtech ammo.

    Cheers,
    Wuchak
     
  2. Clipper

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    My gen1 doesn't like it either...Never a failure with WWB, Silver Bear, or my Silvertip HP carry ammo.
     
  3. Alphazulu6

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    Thanks for the info on the Magtech ammo. I was considering purchasing some this weekend as they are quite reasonably priced (though I will probably stick with the $8/box PMC for now). My P3AT doesnt like Remington 95gr FMJs... PMC FMJs; Winchester JHP; Speer Gold Dot all work great w/ 0 problems. I called them and they said to send it in or just not shoot Remington 95gr. They got my firearm via FedEx yesterday :D Hopefully it will not be too long and I will get it back. My pocketbook can't handle a firearm that is particular about what it eats! Good luck!
     
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