The P-3AT is a locked-breech, double action only .380 ACP pistol manufactured by Kel-Tec. The frame is made of polymer with an aluminum insert, and the slide and barrel are steel. It's the lightest production .380 ACP pistol in the world, weighing only a little over eight ounces empty, and is about the same size as many .22 and .25-caliber pistols. So now, I present my LEGO version, which isn't quite as simple as it looks. See if you can spot anything unusual about the gun...
About this creation
The slide and the trigger are both powered by rubber bands, but for these next shots, they've been disconnected.
Though it may seem simple, a trigger that swings on a hinge is actually much harder to design than a trigger that slides straight back. ESPECIALLY in a frame this small!
The slide pulled back.
Looking down into the open ejector port.
Pocket pistols old and new. These two designs are seperated by nearly a century!
I have a lot of black pieces, okay? And speaking of black pieces, I've changed the .25 auto's trigger to black, because I think it looks more realistic.
So, did you notice anything strange about the P3AT? If not, then go back to the picture with the slide pulled back. When you take a good, close look, you'll see that the entire frame is SNOT!! In fact, the only pieces facing up are the ones I used to build the slide. I did this to keep the shape as realistic as possible, and I think it worked out nicely.