Handgun Reliability Poll - Kel-tec

Handgun Reliability Poll - Kel-tec

This is a discussion on Handgun Reliability Poll - Kel-tec within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; OK, since reliability is arguably the most important consideration in a defensive handgun, I'd like to conduct a poll. Here are the ground rules: You ...

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    Handgun Reliability Poll - Kel-tec

    OK, since reliability is arguably the most important consideration in a defensive handgun, I'd like to conduct a poll.

    Here are the ground rules:

    You must have personally owned a firearm(s) made by the manufacturer in question.

    You yourself must have experienced the malfunction, if any.

    Malfunctions due to dud ammo are not counted, but the inability of the gun to digest a particular type of ammo is counted as one malfunction.

    Malfunctions are counted even if the manufacturer or a gunsmith later fixed the issue.

    Recalls are not counted, unless you yourself experienced a functional issue related to the recall.

    If you own several handguns from the same maker, just add up the total of any malfunctions you may have had.

    Thanks for participating!
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    I've had three KelTec's...a P-3AT, a .32, and a P-11.
    I traded the P-11 towards another firearm, but it never gave me any problems. I didn't like the loooooong trigger pull.
    I still have my .380 and .32...both over 6 years old...flawless.
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    All 4 of my Kel-tecs are 100% reliable and I carry them all the time.
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    WHAT !!!! No Sig Poll?.........
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    Kel Tec P32 about 300 rounds not a thing wrong
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    One year old P11 and the ejector broke. Dealer shipped it for free and KT fixed it for free.

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    I had a few "hiccups" before finding out that I needed to "fluff and buff" and also clean it after a couple of hundred rounds,

    Then, no problems with either my P-11 or P38T. Have had no problems and carrry both more often than my Sig.
    I'm clinging to my guns and religion.

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    Blue,
    Did you ever measure your trigger pull after the fluff and buff? I can hang a 10# weight off my trigger and then register 2.5# on a trigger pull scale.

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    My little Kel-Tec P32 has never given me the first problems, it loves Fiocchi 73gr FMJ, it will print nice clover patterns at 25ft with them all day long. Feeds Speer Gold Dot 60gr GDHP just as well as the FMJ stuff.
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    My 1st generation P32 broke a slide stop spring once. It still functioned fine, just wouldn't lock open. Back then I didn't know how to work on them and sent it in to KT. What I know now about their customer service, if the same thing happened I wouldn't be out of service for more than a couple days. I had a magazine covered with melted candy once (don't ask) and I tried firing it in my P32. Except for needing a tap to go fully into battery it fired and functioned.

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    Never a problem with my P-3AT, but my PF-9 doesn't like certain JHPs.
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    P32

    It is my always pistol. Every three or four months I shoot several magazines through the pistol. It always fires and is amazingly accurate inside 15 feet. So far over 150 rounds. I carry round nose Magtec and Glaser rounds.

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    .380 + PF-9 always goes bang.

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    I found that my pf9 did not like 124 grain gold dots, the slightly extra length and the wide mouth seem to cause an issue. not a problem though, that is why we field test ammo... I just use 115 grain xtp and have had no problems... to me this is just gun particulars and not a sticking point, still carry it with no reservation. more than 600 rds with no probs...

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    My p-3AT had a trigger problem when I got it, if you squeezed the trigger slowly it would bottom out before going bang. I sent it back, excellent service, and it worked properly when I got it back. When I got it back I had some problems with the slide not going back hard enough to eject properly +P worked and that is what I carried. I took the thing apart and wiped and lubed everything I could find and that solved that problem as well. Really like the way it disappears in my pocket. May get the PF9 soon.

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