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NEW Kel Tec .380 mouse gun!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Blackhawk, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    From information sent by a good friend about the other new KT product debuting at the SHOT Show next month:

    P-3AT
    Caliber: .380 ACP
    Weight unloaded: 7.3 oz
    Length 5.16"
    Height 3.52"
    Width .75"
    Barrel Length 2.76"
    Capacity 6+1 rnds

    Dimension and weight wise, that's a P-32 class mouser! Supposed to be $305, which is the same MRSP of the P-11 and P-32.

    KT's going to have another winner! :neener:
     
  2. alamo

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    Here are the specs side-by-side with the P-32.


    P-32 / P-3AT

    Weight: 6.6 oz / 7.3 oz
    Length: 5.1" / 5.16"
    Height: 3.5" / 3.52"
    Width: 0.75" / 0.75"
    Capacity: 7+1 / 6+1


    Expected shipping date is supposed to be May.
     
  3. Onslaught

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    Darn, and I just bought my P32 a couple months ago. :)

    Chris
     
  5. Blackhawk

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    My Rohrbaugh R-9 is going to beat the new KT into my pocket, it looks like! :D

    The KTs for BUGs and the Rohrbaugh for fancier shindigs when only a full powered 9mm will do.... :neener:
     
  6. Onslaught

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    BH - Given the expense of the Rohrbaugh, you could buy 3 KelTec .380's, one for each hand ala Lara Kroft, as well as a spare for backup, and still have $100 left over for holsters :evil:

    I thought I had given up on Kel-Tecs... but I see that I was wrong.

    I'm already shifting pistols around to figure out how to justify the "need" ;)
     
  7. alamo

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    For whatever reason, they didn't want to call it the P-380 so I guess P-3"AT" is the next best thing.
     
  8. gbelleh

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    Can't wait to hear how it shoots! :D
     
  9. teombe

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    Umm... my guess is because they didn't want to bring to mind visions of the Davis P380 :D
     
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    Sigh

    I had finally decided that my Christmas present was going to be the P-11 at my local gun store. Have the cash in pocket to go get it today. Now I might get a wheelgun for my late Christmas present, and get the new Kel-tec for my Birthday in May.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
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    I might have to buy a new Kel Tec P-3AT since the Rohrbaugh R-9 MSRP will be $795. To rich for me at this time. :banghead:
     
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    What, No pictures?

    :D
     
  13. Blackhawk

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    Except that I'm an early and eager adopter of new, unique breakthrough products. There's NEVER been a 9mm mouser, AFAIK, and the R9 is going to make history, IMO, and from what I can tell, the Rohrbaughs are going to be jewels -- certainly a worthy gift for somebody important in your life.

    The P-3AT will be a great gun too, but it's just a logical follow on to the excellent P-32.

    Just think of it! The mouse gun genre will have two new LOCKED BREECH pistols joining it. AFAIK, that's a 300% increase. I've never held or shot a Seecamp or Guardian, but I had a PPK .380, and I just don't like blowback guns.
     
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    Keltec seems true to their commitment to build CCW pcs that fit a price range, and backs up with service. Listen to gun owners, supports RKBA, and not just resting -but continuing to R&D.

    Gotta drive some anti's and politicians Batty:D
     
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    I don't have a P-32...but wondering...those of you that do...

    You guys gonna have both, trade in, sell, or what?

    Blackhawk, I think I know your answer:D
    [yeah, we guessed one right huh?]
     
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    I have to get me one of these P3's. Wow a .380 in a size a tad bigger than the P32. That is awesome!
     
  17. Blackhawk

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    The size differences don't even come near a "tad", they're more like teeeniny. :D

    0.060" longer than a P-32
    0.020" taller than a P-32

    Those are spark plug gap differences!

    A really neat thing is that the P-3 will fit in all the holsters, etc., exactly the way the P-32 does!

    I'm impressed.
     
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    I'll be keeping the 9mms and .32s and add on the .380! :D
     
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    I've been holding out on a new BUG gun purchase until I could find an East German Makarov, but this new Kel-Tec gun will definitely fit the bill for a tiny BUG while I'm searching for my Mak.

    vertigo7
     
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    :)

    I put off my P-32 purchase so long that they've come out with something even better! I know what my next handgun purchase will be.
     
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    I don't see any reason for the .380 over a .32? Like the .25 (although I love my Jetfire) I just wish the .380 would go away. The .380 is a compromise round, made to fire in smaller blowback designs, and I think, unless you already own one, it is obsolete.

    Thanks to the Seecamp and Win Silvertips, there is not much difference in stopping power between a .380 and a modern .32. Modern .32 ammo today is quite good. And I would rather have the two extra rounds in the P32. If you are going to jump from .32 to the next caliber, then the 9mm is the next step.

    Just a little tweaking and the P32 could be transformed into a pistol that could could shoot standard pressure 9mm. That is what I am waiting for!

    But of course, Kel Tec will submit the .380 first, sell a bunch, and then offer the 9mm a few years later.

    Lures do not catch fish, they catch fishermen.

    Marketing.
     
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    The P-32 comparison specs I posted earlier came from Kel-Tec's website under the P-32 info. here:

    http://www.kel-tec.com/prod02.htm

    P-32 / P-3AT

    Weight: 6.6 oz / 7.3 oz
    Length: 5.1" / 5.16"
    Height: 3.5" / 3.52"
    Width: 0.75" / 0.75"
    Capacity: 7+1 / 6+1

    Here is another comparison to the P-32 from specs at another part of Kel-Tec's website. These P-32 specs may be more accurate as the above appear to be rounded. The given specs for the P-3AT may be rounded too. I added barrel length to the comparison. These P-32 specs came from here:

    http://kel-tec.com/serv01.htm

    P-32 / P-3AT

    Weight: 6.6 oz / 7.3 oz
    Length: 5.06" / 5.16"
    Height: 3.52" / 3.52"
    Width: 0.74" / 0.75"
    Barrel length: 2.68" / 2.76"
    Capacity: 7+1 / 6+1

    Someone asked about a picture. There are none right now. All that is known is from a single e-mail sent by a gunsmith at KT. There should probably be an ad in a gun rag soon as there was on KT's new SU-16 Sport Utility Rifle. Someone saw that on Friday in their new issue of "Guns & Ammo". That was the first anyone had ever heard of it outside of Kel-Tec.
     
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    Looks like I might be getting a .380 again.

    As soon as the serial number is up around 10,000. ;)
     
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    I have a P32 now and might have to add a .380 now I was looking for a .380 anyway. Now I know which one. I love my P32 now it can have a big brother..:D
     
  25. Felonious Monk

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    I will definitely be adding a P-3AT to my stable of Kel-Tecs.

    The P32 is my wife's.
    The P11 is mine.

    We may have to get 2 of the .380's, 'cause I see a turf battle coming on! :rolleyes:
     
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