+++++1 on that!!!!!!!!F1Rocket said:After watching a friend's new Kel-tec jam time after time with two different magazines and different ammo types, I found the decision to go with the LCP easy.
After all, if I have to throw the gun at the bad guy it needs to have more mass than these two guns! :
You have to understand that if you posed the same question at a keltec site, you more than likely would get responses skewed in favor of the P3AT. Some folks prefer the P3AT, others the LCP and some like/carry both. Fact of the matter is, in terms of reliability both the LCP and current model (2nd generation) P3AT are comparable, that was not the case with the early 1st generation P3AT's that were problematic to say the least. The consensus of most magazine reviewers and those such as myself who own both a P3AT and an LCP is that that LCP is a more refined weapon overall. Both guns however benefit from a bit of home gunsmithing to ensure enhanced functioning such as polishing the barrel's feedramp and throat, liberal lubrication, and frequent cleaning - tolerances are tight in these little guns and the build up of crud can easilly effect relilability. For more information, there are links to reviews of the two guns in this forum and I recommend you take a look. For information specific to the P3AT, www.ktog.org is the place to go. The stock slide finish on both guns is comparable (in short, not great) however that should be a minor concern - slides can always be refinished.skystud1 said:Is the LCP much more reliable than P3AT? What about the slide finish?
don't have my kt's any more for comparison, but personally my lcp trigger is fine with me. I can't figure out why it would be longer in as much as the internal parts are identical, trigger bar and pivot are identical. The hammer spring on the lcp is stiffer than the kt's. Could you just be feeling the heavier poundage trigger pull of the lcp. I had 3 kt hammer springs break on me and that was the first hing I looked at when I bought my lcp, the hammer spring. To me it is definitely bigger in diameter, the trigger pull is more than the kts. I have never read of a hammer spring breaking on an lcp--yet.gatorhugger said:That LCP trigger pull just goes forever.
People should shoot them side by side. Sure the LCP cosmetics are better, it looks like a "melted " KT. Sort of. Very smooth and finished lines.
But if you shoot them side by side, I don't think too many people would choose the LCP.