NRA Gun of the Week: Kel-Tec P3AT Pistol

posted on September 29, 2018

A few years following the launch of Kel-Tec’s P-32 polymer pistol, a more potent variant built around the .380 ACP cartridge was introduced—the P3AT. This recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol tips the scales at 8.3 ozs., empty, and features a 2.7” barrel with a capacity of six rounds in the magazine. To learn more, watch this NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by Christopher Olsen.

Model: P3AT
Manufacturer: Kel Tec CNC Industries Inc.
Chambering: .380 ACP
Action Type: locked breech, recoil-operated, semi-automatic center-fire pistol
Barrel: 2.7”
Frame: black polymer
Sights: integral, non-adjustable; square notch rear, post front
Trigger: double-action-only; 7-lb., 14-oz. pull
Magazine: six-round detachable box
Weight: 8.3 ozs.
MSRP: $338

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