Wondering about Kel-Tec...

Discussion in 'Company Review Forum' started by 308Wins, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. 308Wins

    308Wins New Member

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    Trying to find out about the quality mainly.
    Do they produce reliable firearms?
    Thanks ahead...
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    They can be a bit spotty in quality control.

    I had a Sub2000 in 9mm. It had quite a bit of mold flash, and sharp and unattended edges. It worked well, was reasonably accurate, innovative in design, just somewhat poorly executed. I have compared a Ruger LCP to a KelTec P3AT and found some of the same observations. Edges of the trigger and molding flash remaining where the seam in the molds came together. Not just a cosmetic issue, as shooting for a while would cause blisters where some of the non-dressed edges were located. Could not find where the mold seams were on the Ruger. The design of the two pistols is almost identical, but Ruger's execution and attention to detail made it much more user friendly. Both pistols had problems with really wide-mouthed hollow points.
     

  3. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    The only experience I've had with Keltec wasn't good.

    My uncle has a P3at (why don't they just call it a p380:rolleyes:) that wouldnt fire reliably, it had pretty weak primer strikes.
     
  4. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Got a P11 and I trust it with my life. Very reliable, and never a problem. CS is good as well. Slide release wasn't working, called them and had a new one in the mail in a week. They gave me the option of sending it in as well, but I decided to do it myself.
     
  5. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    I had a p3at and it had FTE issues and jammed constantly. I was lucky that the gun store took it and bought it when I was buying something else. I personally will not buy another one but hope that other people have better luck.
     
  6. BK3220

    BK3220 Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My wife shoots a p3at and has had no problems with it. Lots of white box win (several hiundred rounds) and a few boxes of cor-bons.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    From what I understand, firearms are a side business for them.

    They produce firearms when their other business is slow.
     
  8. fmj

    fmj Active Member

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    Weak primer strikes tend to be user malfunction...with my PF-9 (yes i know different model) you have to allow the trigger to to travel all the way or i it short resent causing light primer strikes.

    They also tend to FTE because of limp wristing, you really need to lock down on these mouse guns to get them to cycle reliably.

    As to the OP, i like mine well enough...inexpensive, no frills gun that works.
     
  9. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    I've had a PLR-16 for many years,and it has always been a very reliable weapon,and know several others that have other models from Kel-tec that are also happy with them
     
  10. S-101hat

    S-101hat New Member

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    I've had a P3AT and I have a PF9 both have functioned flawlessly. I wish I hadn't sold the .380 it was alot easier to conceal.
     
  11. nchunt101

    nchunt101 New Member

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    Worked good enough for Zimmerman
     
  12. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    I have always wanted a P32. Waited for the P11 and just couldn't find one so I got the LC9. Still would like a PMR-30 .22Mag.(but not for $1,000.00 !)
    Have it's Carbine Brother(the RMR-30) that they stopped making to concentrate on other Rifles(the SUB and the RFB)... because the mags are interchangeable.
    Another friend who is Ret. NYPD & Ret. County Sherrif's Dep. has a PF-9 and swears by it(not AT it!!)
     
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