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Kel-Tec
Model: P-3AT (P3AT)
Gun Dimensions Width:0.77-in
Length:5.2-in Height:3.5-in
Barrel:2.7-in Weight:8.3-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • IDPA Power Factor95497
  • Recoil Factor7.51 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity7 rounds
  • ConcealibilityExcellent
  • Defense Factor57%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2003 -
Caliber:.380 Automatic
Action:locked breech semi-automatic
Trigger:double-action only (DAO)
Safety:transfer bar safety
Magazine:6-round
Frame:high-impact polymer
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:fixed
Notes:
Manufacturer
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$338.00Used Est:$225.00
Last Update:11/4/2017
About the Gun

The P-3AT is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. It has been developed from the company's P-32 pistol with negligible increase in weight and size. The slidestop has been eliminated and the magazine capacity reduced to 6 rounds due to the larger cartridge. The firing mechanism is double-action only (DAO). The magazine has a 6 round capacity. The P-3AT is one of the lightest .380 Auto pistols on the market. Thanks to its locking dynamics and superior ergonometry, perceived recoil and practical accuracy are comparable to much larger guns. The P-3AT is mainly intended for plainclothes police officers as a secondary weapon, or for concealed carry by licensed citizens. The small grip size and light trigger pull make the P-3AT ideal for female shooters.

Cartridge Specifications
Caliber: .380 Automatic
Alias: 9mm Browning Short
MV: From 900 to 1050 ft/sec
ME: From 168 to 220 ft-lb
WT: From 88 to 115 grains
About the Cartridge

Designed by John Browning and introduced by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium, this cartridge has achieved world-wide acceptance and has even been adopted as the standard pistol cartridge by several governments. One reason for the round's success is that it is the largest practical cartridge that can be easily adapted to small automatic pocket pistols. Ballistics fall far short of even the 9mm Luger, but still prove adequate for most self-defense situations. The round has established quite a niche position in this role, often being chosen over more traditional small calibers such as the .25 and .32 Autos.

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