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KelTec Sub2000 G19 - looking for gunsmith reco

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ohmytodd, May 30, 2012.

  1. ohmytodd

    ohmytodd Portland, Oregon Member

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    I've had my new Sub2k in Glock19 out to the range 4 times and every single time I've had recurring FTE issues. It happens with both factory loads and store bought reloads, but it's becoming a real disappointment of a hyped up little gun. It happens mostly with high cap mags, but today it failed reliably with 10 and 15 rounders as well. KelTec sent me a replacement extractor but I'm not keen on tinkering with a part that integral to the operation of the rifle.

    Anybody have a gunsmith with some experience with these guns? I'm thinking it likely needs some filing and polishing in just the right places. I'm in Portland proper.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    What do the cases look like?
     
  3. ohmytodd

    ohmytodd Portland, Oregon Member

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    IMG_1380.jpg

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  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I've never heard of anyone having that issue. Mine has never had one FTF/FTE yet with all sorts of ammo w/ the high cap mags also. Since it is a pain to have the barrel threaded I will be selling mine one day, and it will be a sad day - just love that 9mm.

    Supposedly you can send it to Keltec themselves. See pages 18, 19 - http://www.keltecweapons.com/upload...fe75a0301301fb2d11bc5d05d31d20sub2kmanual.pdf

    Their customer service is supposed to be great. You can send it to them via UPS only (or an FFL can mail it for you - you cannot use mail) - no RA required. Label the box 'machine parts' or something, not "rifle" - that is per UPS rules.

    If you are the original owner, it has a lifetime warranty. If not, they will contact you with repair charges before starting. I've heard they are very reasonable. Usually $40 + shipping to work out the issue. (If you have a local gunsmith work on it, and foul it up worse, you might shoot yourself in the foot so to speak).

    Send those pics with it; document your serial number; put all your contact info in there, etc.

    Hopefully, their turnaround is better than Burris. I've been waiting for months to get back an out-of-box red dot sit failure replacement/fix.

    Personally, if it were me, I'd be sending it back to Kel-Tec though.

    MORE INFO --

    Warranty Update: Second Owner Responsibilities
    08-05-2011

    Hello from Kel-Tec!

    We wanted to take a minute to update all of our Kel-Tec customers about what we term "second owner responsibilities" in regards to our lifetime warranty. Since the founding of Kel-Tec we've always had a lifetime warranty that technically applied to original owners only. We have never actually enforced this rule and would accept all Kel-Tec weapons under this lifetime warranty regardless of ownership.

    As the years pass and more and more Kel-Tec weapons enter circulation, the cost of offering a blanket lifetime warranty increases drastically. To stave off some of these costs, we have officially decided to enforce our lifetime warranty, which applies only to the original owner of the firearm.

    That said, all Kel-Tec owners may still enjoy great service, however if you are not the original owner we will ask that shipping be paid in addition to a flat $40.00 labor fee. Depending on the severity of the repair we may need to charge for parts as well. This applies only to those who are NOT the original owner of their weapon.

    As a courtesy we have decided to grandfather those who have already been through the repair system as original owners. So if your weapon has already been in to us prior to this implementation, we will still treat you as the original owner even if you are not.

    In order to prove original ownership we will need a copy of the bill of sale in the owner's name, or a copy of the form 4473 that was filled out with the firearm when it is sent in. Indication of the date of purchase must be included. If you have trouble obtaining these items, please call in to our customer service and we will see what can be done to help you.

    As yet another courtesy, we may be able to reimburse up to $35.00 of shipping charges IF the difficulty can be duplicated by Kel-Tec (be sure you aren't limp-wristing before sending your weapon in) and the following criteria are met:

    Shipping refund requests must be provided in writing, along with a copy of the original shipping receipt, and must accompany both the firearm and the bill of sale at the time of service. The firearm must meet Kel-Tec's criteria and be approved by the servicing gunsmith before eligibility will be considered.

    Additionally, most FFL holders or licensed gunsmiths can ship a firearm back to the manufacturer via a US Mail one rate box for significantly less than a civilian can. We highly suggest going that route for sending weapons in as it is the least cost prohibitive.

    If you have any questions please call our customer service at 321-631-0068 or 1-800-515-9983.
     
  5. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Looks like they are extracting, but not ejecting and then getting slammed back into the receiver?

    Too short of an ejector or a short-stroke can do that...I agree with the above, it has a lifetime warranty, take advantage of it.
     
  6. ohmytodd

    ohmytodd Portland, Oregon Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll bite the bullet and send it back. I knew there must have been something fishy going on when I got the rifle 3 days after I ordered it. At this rate I'll have it back within the standard 6-9 month wait ;)
     
  7. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Apparently the turnaround is 8 weeks which isn't bad at all compared to a lot of other factory repair centers. Good luck!