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KelTec grip extension failure

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Liberty97045, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I fired my trusty KelTec P3AT this morning and on the first shot the floor plate broke off and the magazine emptied into my hand. :(

    This grip extension is a KelTec accessory and really helped control the jump of this small pistol. The downside of this is that the recoil transfers the weak point of the floor plate.

    Thankfully I was not defending my life when this happened.

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  2. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    RUGER :p
     
  3. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I think this failure could happen to any magazine grip extension. I just e-mailed them and I will keep the community posted on their response.
     
  4. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Kel Tec has really good customer service. My bet is that they replace it free of charge.
     
  5. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I am actually going back to the standard floor plate after this for reliability reasons (unless they have improved the design.) The also have a 1-round extension and a 9-round magazine. If the 9-round is not attached in the same fashion I would consider using that. I may just ask for a second standard magazine.
     
  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That is scary. Hopefully this was a one off problem, and not a known, ongoing issue.
     
  7. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    It has now been a full week waiting for a reply to my e-mail.
    In the e-mail I requested a call; nothing.
    Called three times and was left in phone tree hell.

    Are you sure?
     
  8. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's been years, but when I called them, they shipped me a new part post haste.
     
  9. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's getting too easy to sell guns.
     
  10. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    So today I got this from them
    "I'm sorry about that. We're severely short handed right now. I'll forward your email to Nick to give you a call."
    :cool:
     
  11. TroutSlayer

    TroutSlayer NE Portland, OR Member

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    I dealt with their customer service a couple years ago and it was a good experience, they were quick to ship a replacement part.
     
  12. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    Kel Tec has not responded.
     
  13. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Still?!?!?!?! Around 2008-2009 I had a P3aT that was having extraction issues, they mailed me a free extractor asap.
     
  14. batcat6

    batcat6 Vancouver, WA Member

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    I visited the KelTec place in Cocoa, FL several years ago. Met their test shooter, he shoots about 50,000 rounds a month. What a job! Or was that per week!