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Old 03-11-2011, 12:49   #1
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P3AT Popping mag whilst in pouch

Hello.
I purchased a Bulldog cell phone holster for our P3AT, but unfortunately it is unusable, as the slightest touch will pop the mag release.
Any ideas how to overcome this?
Many thanks.
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Old 03-11-2011, 23:25   #2
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Sounds like you need to sand down your magazine relaese a tad. I pocket carry my P3AT in a DeSantis Nemisis and have never had an issue with the mag release. I've read that some P3AT's have had issues with sensitive mag release button, the mag is preloaded even when empty. The fix is to check the engagement with the mag both loaded and unloaded, fit the mag release accordingly with a little swiss file and fine sandpaper action.
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Old 03-16-2011, 20:42   #3
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Replacing the crappy plastic mag release Kel-Tec installs at the factory with a metal one will help your problem as well as feeding issues due to the plastic one wearing down and not holding the magazine up in place properly.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:15   #4
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Replacing the crappy plastic mag release Kel-Tec installs at the factory with a metal one will help your problem as well as feeding issues due to the plastic one wearing down and not holding the magazine up in place properly.
Mine has the original mag catch and over 1900 rounds through the frame. I still believe it's a minor fitting issue. Perhaps some flashing on the catch or frame itself causing preloading.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:36   #5
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Where would one purchase this metal mag release?
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Old 01-29-2014, 23:41   #6
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Where would one purchase this metal mag release?
Good question. I'd also like to know the answer.

I use Desantis and on rare occasion have had the mag release pop the mag on my P3AT's. However one of my P3AT's has over 3K rounds through it. I quit counting after that. The other has well over 1K rounds through it, and I've also quit counting rounds on that one.

In all fairness I do some heavy manual labor in my work. And I figure that's the main cause of my problem. I've learned to check the mag after doing heavy lifting.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:29   #7
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Where would one purchase this metal mag release?
I was working as a tool and die maker and machined a few for myself. I believe there is a member at the KTOG forum that sells them.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:45   #8
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Mine's sensitive too.
I'd appreciate a link to a metal replacement.
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Old 02-28-2014, 19:21   #9
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Call KT - they will send you a new catch and spring.

Seems like a weak spring would be part of the issue.

IIRC it can be a slight PITA to change out - there is a trick that makes it easier - but I can never recall what it is.
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Old 03-29-2014, 15:59   #10
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Call KT - they will send you a new catch and spring.

Seems like a weak spring would be part of the issue.

IIRC it can be a slight PITA to change out - there is a trick that makes it easier - but I can never recall what it is.
It's not hard to replace. Getting the spring out and then back in is the only tricky part. I use a pick with a 90 tip and a small pair of needle nose pliers and go in from the top side of the grip.

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