Originally Posted by pmanton
My wife looked at the ad in Rifleman and said "Wow that looks like fun" so I'm seriously looking at this puppy.
In the pawn shop video I thought I spotted the slide locked back with a round still showing more than once. This was glossed over with the statement "That this is common with new guns" I'd be curious to know exactly what type of malfunction and how often.
I'd also like to know the average selling price of these guys.
If I do buy one I'll report back.
Kel-Tec states explicitly in all of their manuals (that I've seen) that Kel-Tec Pistols will take roughly 250 rounds to become 'broke in.' This is typically a result of a rougher finished produced when compared to other firearms and their manufacturers. Its essentially a way for them to produce cheaper firearms. Most people suggest a Fluff & Buff on all new Kel-Tec pistols. There are several sites with step-by-step instructions on how to do this. The purpose of the Fluff & Buff is to reduce the amount of rounds required to break in your new toy!
As a side note, I own a Kel-Tec P11 that came new in box to me. I did a small fluff & buff and have never had a single issue with the fine piece.
Worst case scenario, Kel-Tec has a lifetime warranty (even if your not the original owner, keep that quiet). Used PF-9's and P-11's go for almost as much used as new due to an incredible demand for their product. Seeing as the PMR-30 is so much more difficult to find, I would assume the same will be true with it as well.
If you do get one, you MUST post a range report!!!
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