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LCP vs. P3AT

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by cranejc, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. cranejc

    cranejc

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    i've read reviews and such, and used the search function, like a good GT'er, but i would like the Braintrust's opinions on which pistol and why. thanks a lot! :wavey:
     
  2. FEDLEO

    FEDLEO I'm the rootenist tootenist shootenist

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    I have had both. I prefered the LCP. Only because of the slide release though. It makes it easier to clean when you don't want to take the gun apart.
     

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    Search for comparison threads; there are some here.
     
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    Whichever one you can find at a store.
     
  6. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Nope.

    LCP, or heck, even the Taurus TCP. I had the P3AT and sold it after 6 months. IMO, the P3AT is inferior to the other 2 pistols I mentioned.
     
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    P3AT has one advantage, the company says that it is ok to shoot +P ammunition through it, though only one magazine.
     
  9. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    While I never owned a P3AT, I did look into getting one. It was either the LCP or the Kel-Tec. The fit and finish on the Ruger was a LOT better. I ended up with the Ruger LCP, and haven't even thought of looking back.
     
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    I vote LCP.
     
  11. Kozel

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    I had P3AT and it was jammomatic POS.
    Friens of mine has LCP. I shot it, examined it. it seems like OK kind of gun. My friend had to send it back to Ruger twice though.
     
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    Reb 56

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    I had both, the P3AT was never reliable even after a trip back to the factory. The LCP is just a better built pistol don't need to fluff and buff, no rough tool marks and you can take it down with 2 hands. The P3AT you had to hold down the frame with a finger on each side of the take down pin while you pried the pin out or else the frame would bend out of shape. Now I just have the LCP it has been 100% for about a year.
     
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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I like my LCP alot.
     
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    I have been there, done that with numerous LCP's.
    I finally divested myself of my last one and will stick with
    the p3at.
    Once you get past the cosmetics of the purtier LCP, you
    will find the Keltec is a whole lot easier to shoot.
     
  16. RMTactical

    RMTactical Battle Born CLM

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    I don't think it really matters. I think I would choose the P3AT.

    My P32 is great.
     
  17. keninnavarre

    keninnavarre bulletproof

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    Theres not much difference between the 2 functionally, IMO. I have an lcp, but havent really shot it enough to rely on, and a p3at with several hundred rounds with NO issues. I did pick up another p3at, when Buds had them for 240 or so. That one hasnt been shot, dont really know why I bought it, New York reload, maybe...
     
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    Had the P3AT and the LCP. Sold the P3AT. Last week I bought the Ruger TCP and now I think I will keep both of these. The P3AT never gave me any trouble while I owned it but always looked and felt like a toy. Just personal preference I think as all three work just fine. :cool:
     
  19. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    P3AT----I must have gottten one of the good ones. Mine is boringly reliable with never a failure.
     
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    My P3AT was a piece of garbage that was sold within 1 month of purchase. Never fired a LCP. After my experience with the P3AT, I bought a G26 and never looked back. My friends P32 has been flawless though. I think it is a coin flip with KelTec products to be honest with you. Sorry, I like the guys over at KTOG.org but the truth is the truth.

    I will say though, I have my eye on the Keltec PMR30. That thing just looks cool as ****.
     
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