Sounds like you found the source of a previous owner's problem.
The original problem was a short hard chrome extractor, which was replaced by a black extractor he received from Kel-Tec. The black extractor was the same as the original (he sent me both), so it didn’t work any better (I have one of the long hard chromes in my parts box). Unfortunately he started on the hood modification. Eventually he beveled the sides of the hood like the picture on the web. Some careful reading about not removing exterior material should have stopped him but it didn’t. I have a barrel ordered, as the current one looks to dangerous to try the new extractor.TxCajun said:Sounds like you found the source of a previous owner's problem.
Can't see how a "mini" version could HURT anything.mr surveyor said:I'm grabbing at straws here.... would a "mini-mod" be out of line on the hood of my 2G P3AT?????
Caution Will Robinson . . . you second-generation barrel shouldn’t be modified to look like a first-generation barrel, as they are very different. Just use the pictures to get the idea of how this worked on a 1st Gen then apply the principal to your 2nd Gen barrel. And remember less is better in this instance. I only removed a bit of the inner edge of the barrel for my second-generation P-3ATs to work great. I still occasionally have slightly deformed shell casings if I limpwrist a bit but no jams.mr surveyor said:I'm grabbing at straws here.... would a "mini-mod" be out of line on the hood of my 2G P3AT?????
The minor barrel hod mod on my early SG P-3ATs made an improvement in reliability, especially when shooting weak hand. My last second-generation P-3AT worked great with either hand without the alteration I did on my early ones.mr surveyor said:Wilson, you have taken a bit from the edge of the 2G's and made a noticeable improvement? The reason I have NOT tried this is from the "1G ONLY" cautions about barrel modifications..