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After perfect experiences with my P32 and P11, I decided to
give a P3AT a try. After the customary F&B, fired 150 rounds
resulting in more FTF/FTE than I could count. Took it home,
cleaned it up, tried again. Same result – she was ready for the
trash.

I noticed that if I hand cycled it very slowly, the next round
would always jam on the feed ramp. Yes, I’m aware of
the “physics of feeding,” but I just didn’t think this was right. I
began removing metal from the ramp until I reached the point
where I could hand cycle it VERY slowly and the rounds would
chamber. Polished it up, added a Houge Handall Jr and Bersa
extension. 200 rounds this morning with 2 FTE after ~175
rounds (getting tired I think – also shooting my P11 and .357
Magnum).

Anyway – looks like she’s good to go now. My personal
opinion: the feedramps need a little attention and these guns
are next to impossible to shoot without a mag extension (just
my opinion…).
 

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Bobby Lee CSA said:
added a Houge Handall Jr and Bersa
extension. 200 rounds this morning with 2 FTE after ~175
rounds (getting tired I think – also shooting my P11 and .357
Magnum).

Anyway – looks like she’s good to go now. My personal
opinion: the feedramps need a little attention and these guns
are next to impossible to shoot without a mag extension (just
my opinion…).
Disagree with "need" for Bersa magazine floor plate for P-3AT. Mine is accurate and reliable without the mag floor plate.

I never F&B'ed or did anything other than installing Hogue Handall Jr. grip and Bersa magazine floor plate. Gun is accurate and reliable (except when using Dynamit Nobel ammo). Feeds perfectly every time.

ppmd - aka: straight shooter
 

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I agree that a mag extension is not a must have for everyone.
But for those who are experiencing FTE/FTF, this is probably
something they should try. I don't have one on my P32 (not
enough recoil to cause me problems i guess), but the P3 jumps
around in my hand like a jack rabbit. I just couldn't hold on to
it firmly enough. That extension made all the difference to me.
no more problems and extremely accurate.
 

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Believe me, you don't have to convince me re: the Bersa magazine floor plates! :D

ppmd - staunch Bersa advocate
 

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hi
I'm sold on the floor plate - also i've added skateboard tape to the front and back straps. My groups have tightened greatly.
Tom
 
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