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Know what has more stove pipes than New York in the late 1800's? My Kel Tec P3AT!
Know what is about as reliable than a Washington politician? My Kel Tec P3AT!
The only good thing about it, is that when it works, it as as accurate as a Democrat seeking your wallet.......but that is not enough to have me stake my life on it.
I will stick to my 5 shot J frame for a pocket pistol
Sounds like your Kel-Tec is "Great" for practicing Failures...
I will admit to "Once" having a Grendel P-10 the great grandfather to your Kel-Tec, Ruger LCPs etc.
For the price of what people want for .380/9mm Kurtz ammo nowdays you can buy 44 Magnum..
Guess what's in my Pocket??
S&W J Frame Airweight Model 642/942..
It's always been 100%
Smith & Wesson Models 940 & 642/942 Convertion 9mm
Sorry about your Keltec failing, mine has been flawless. That being said, there is no comparison between a Smith J-frame and a Keltec anything, IMHO!
I think it's just a matter of understanding what the KT is really meant for...a low use carry gun.
The problem is, I want my carry gun to be durable and handle lots of practice, which should be a requirement for anyone relying on such guns. I never felt like the KT P3AT I had would last very long.
Well I should have known better. In the days of old when I started out as a rookie, a j frame Smith rode with me both off and on duty. That model 60 is in a place of honor in my safe. My 340Sc now rides in my pocket, no matter how I am dressed. It has proven to be accurate and reliable, and super light.
If I went with another pocket sized.380 it would likely be a Kahr or the new Smith. It would never replace my J frame, but if it worked well may find use as a poolside companion during the reunion season.
That is what is in my pocket.....:cool:
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