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Hi there all,

I put a Kel Tec P-3AT on lay-a-way today and wanted to find out how many P-3AT owners are out there.

I already have the P-32 and P-11. I wanted to complete my little collection of these impressive small frame pistols.

The one I have purchased has the Black Grips, Blue Steel Slide and Hard Chrome Barrel.

Chris
 

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I looked at them at the gun show yesterday (in Richmond), but I had my eye on a Makarov 9X18. The little Kel-Tec's have now moved up to the top of my "next gun" list.
 

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Hi CajunBass,

I like the Makarov.

I had a Bulgarian Mak, but traded it for something more of a pocket pistol that I could carry all of the time.

They are great guns and as durable as a tank (and heavy!)

I may buy another, but theres no telling.

Chris
 

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I might have to do the same thing and put one of those Kel-Tec, 32's or a 380 on layaway at my local shop. I don't really want it for a carry gun, but just to have it.

My wife thought these guns were "cute". She about cracked up when she saw there was on at the show in Richmond the other day that had a (I kid you not) PINK slide. I don't know if it was a 32, or a 380. I don't know if that is something that KT offers or if it was something the dealer had done.

The big thing I like about the Mak is that it is a 'everyman'''s gun. It is inexpensive, but not cheap. The ammo it shoots is inexpensive. It will do the job of self defense. It's not a perfect handgun, but there there is no such thing. Some might be better than others, but something is better than nothing.

A lot of people can afford a Glock, or a Sig, or the laterst "Wonderbang", but not everyone can. There are a lot of people who don't make a lot of money, or are on fixed incomes, or who simply don't want to spend a lot of money on a handgun. Ironically enough these are very people most likely to really NEED a handgun for self protection.
 

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Hi there CajunBass,

I couldn't agree with you more.

When I bought my MAK, I inspired my dealer to order about 1/2 dozen from SOG. They were all sold within a week! They are truly an everyman's semi-auto!

Personally, I can't afford everything I see in the display case. Yesterday, I handled a brand new Colt Series 70 and toyed with a used/excellent condition H&K P-7, but neither is in my budget.

So, I stick with the guns I can afford.

Chris
 
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