KEL-Tec 380- I'M DONE

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by primo, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. primo

    primo
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    Took the 380 to the range today, pistol was cleaned and oiled. First mag, one FTE and again on the second. This gun has over 200 hundred rounds through it and still can't be trusted. This is not a matter of limp wristing or holding the pistol tight with both fingers. It' too bad these guns can't work all the time without the fluff and buff and other tweeks to make them operate. I won't ever buy another Kel-Tec product.
     
  2. nick425

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    I carried one for 2 years and it never failed me once. Sorry to hear that man. It is definitely not a fun gun to shoot and the quality is subpar, but it went bang every time for me.
     
  3. oasis618

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    Send it back to Kel-Tec, they will make it right. If you don't want to mess with it I'll take it off your hands.
     
  4. donovan

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    had a small issue with my kel tec a while back, called kel tec and the not only covered shipping but they fixed it for free and had it back to me within 10 days. id trust my life with my kel tec.
     
  5. W153R

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    How about the ammo? Try different grains/brands? For instance, I have tried UMC/Remington 9MM 115GR in both my P228 and P229, and just about every other mag the slide does not lock back on the last round. But with WWB 9MM 115GR, it does every single time.
     
  6. deen_ad

    deen_ad
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    got several KT's and don't have any problems with them. Even the P-40 with a .357 SIG barrel (or the standard .40) works everytime.

    I'd offer to take the P-3AT off your hands but I've already got one.

    The "Trade Ratings" is low by 3!
    Some people just don't post it I guess

    Deen
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  7. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier
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    any gun that cost less than 1000 rounds of its own ammo is not a gun I would use for CCW;)
     
  8. the4thshake

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    I had one that jammed enough for me to not trust it. The "fluff and buff" helped but not enough. As much as I wanted to I just couldn't trust a gun that isn't 100% reliable. It was sold to fund another project.
     
  9. oasis618

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    ELITIST!!! ;)

    For the record, my $239.99 brand new in box PF-9 has been 100% perfect for 300 rounds. I know that isn't a lot of ammo through it but the first couple of hundred should show any flaws. Then again I don't shop at Walmart either....
     
  10. chemist

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    Range or SD ammo? I don't think I've EVER had a pistol that cost more than 1000XSD ammo, but then again, I like .45 ACP!
     

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