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Kel Tec 9mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Navvet, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Navvet

    Navvet Lynden, WA Active Member

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    I bought a Kel Tec 9mm for pocket carry and my Glock is too bulky. I took it to the range and it jammed 4 times out of 7 rounds and then the firing pin snapped. I returned it to the factory and they have had it a month with no word. I have three Kel Tec carbines that I love, has anyone else had problems with the pistols?
  2. bilge pump

    bilge pump Federal Way WA Member

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    It's a good idea to go through the internals on such a light weight, inexpensive pistol, particularly if you purchase it used. The new ones are probably better than the first models, but for $225-$300 new, it's not as if they had a gunsmith custom fit them after final assembly. I found the KTOG message board sticky very helpful when I inspected my new PF9: PF-9 Disassembly and Repair - KTOG - Kel Tec Owners Group Forum
  3. cotillion

    cotillion medford Active Member

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    It's hit or miss. It should be 100% when it gets back though
  4. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you read the forum here even the Kimber Solo Carry is unreliable!!

    I've had several KT's and all have been reliable. Even the P-40 (.40 S&W) with the .357 SIG barrel in it. It really jumps but if you don't limp wrist it you won't have any trouble.
  5. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Portland, OR Active Member

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    Wow. Which Kel-Tec? I use the P-11, have only given it a thorough complete tear-down cleaning once in 12 years, buy the cheapest 9 mm ammunition I can find, and I have never had a jam.

    Just recently sent it back to the factory for a thorough refurb, though. Had 'em do all the fixin's. Polished the feed ramp, lighter-weight trigger spring, etc, etc. I second bilge pump's link: KTOG is an excellent resource.