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Hi there all,

took my brand new Kel Tec P3-AT to the local indoor shooting range today, filled with anxious anticipation of a fun filled and successful shooting session.

Upon my arrival, I filled out the necessary indoor range consent form, grabbed 2 B-27 targets and headed into the range. Donning ear and eye protection, I set up at my usual station, placed my target 15 yards downrange and loaded up a magazine. I started firing carefully at the center mass of the target downrange aiming for the x-ring.

I went through 50 rounds of Remington UMC .380 without a hiccup. No failures to feed or extract. Excellent I thought!!! All of the rounds were peppering in and around the x-ring.

I grabbed a box of Mag Tech's from my shooting bag, loaded the magazine and then let loose, blam!, blam!, blam!.

The next thing I know the Range Officer (range kid) was standing next to me yelling Sir!, blam! blam! You can't, blam!, blam!, shoot that, blam!, blam!, ammunition in here!, blam!, blam!. I stopped shooting and looked at wonderment at him. What "Sir, you can't shoot Mag Tech in here, the lead core is hard and will bounce back at you!!!"

Well, I surrendered the offending ammunition to the range kid, and pulled out the P-11 to shoot, but quite honestly was a little embarrassed that my session with the P3-AT had been ended.

I finished up shooting about 150 rounds through my Kel Tec P-11, cleaned up the boxes, targets and paid for my range time without a word and left.

I will finish my range report when I can locate some less offensive ammunition for the indoor range. I would like to note that one time I was hit in the chest by a guy in the stall next to me shooting hard cast reloads that rebounded off of the back stop. (It stung a little)....

Chris
 

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hi, all,
I've never heard such a thing about MagTech ammo. I shoot some of it now and then and it always works good.
Do any of you ammo experts know if MagTech bullets have a "hard core".
Or is that range officer full of bull-ets?? ???
og
(when I get time I might cut one open, the bullet that is)
 

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Chris i have two questions..
How did the range officer know what you were shooting??
What gave them the right to confiscate your ammo??
 

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Hi there,

bompa. The range officer saw the distinctive gold/blue box being pulled from my range bag, and I handed it to him for "safe keeping" until I was done shooting.

OG. I don't think the Mag Tech has any harder of a lead core than most bullets. It does shoot well in the Kel Tec as a practice round. Most of the bounce back or back splatter problems the range has occurs when the target trap retains so much copper and lead, it fails to trap the bullets.

Kent R. Frazier. The diminutive P3-AT 2nd generation shoots very well and handles the .380 round in all its configurations.

Chris
 
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