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PMR 30 issue

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by nzkiwi, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. nzkiwi

    nzkiwi new zealand Member

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    Gidday......Have a PMR 30.....yesterday shot about 300 rounds through it....for those who are familiar with this gun....to start the cleaning process...I pushed the pin out,(centre of the gun) from the right side.........only to find that it was in half,split in the middle...ie in two(2) pieces............I didnt drop,smash bang,mistreat this pistol in anyway.

    I have emailed kaltec and explained the issue,and are aware that it has a lifetime warranty ,and hopefully they wil send me another part(pin).............has anybody else had issues with this particular situation??......thanks in advance

    kia kaha kiwi
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    Hope they take care of it for you - from what I hear they do pretty good with customer service. I have heard that the PMR30 can be a bit ammo picky.
     
  3. nzkiwi

    nzkiwi new zealand Member

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    the best results I ve had with ammo ..is Federal 50grain.......anything less than 40 gr,will give you issues......but Kaltec does inform the user of reccommended types of ammo....they are very specific about how to use this pistol......................I have know issues with that side of things......I have close to a dozen Handguns,and treat them well.........the "Pin" issue concerns me......my thoughts are that it is a recoil issue putiing stress on this piece...Im not a gun expert of any kind,so anyone who is ,please feeel free to post
     
  4. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    If you are in New Zealand why post here? try KTOG forum may be more helpful or ask around locally.
     
  5. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Sounds like a heat treating problem when prepping the metal in the pin. I would guess its an isolated incident. They will fix it quickly and get it back to you or provide you with a new part. I have heard that their customer service is top drawer. I have not had any issues with any of my kel-tecs so far.
     
  6. nzkiwi

    nzkiwi new zealand Member

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    I’m very sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, because of a new parts rule we cannot just send you the parts, but if you send back the old assembly pin with a note, or what you have left of it, we can exchange it. We’d like to determine the problem. If you do not wish to wait for the old one to be exchanged, you may purchase a new one from us. It’s a pretty easy install and will save you the 8 week service time, but if you aren’t comfortable doing this or it doesn’t help, feel free to return your firearm for service.





    Ericka

    1-800-515-9983

    Kel Tec CNC

    Physical Address: KT Service Dept. 1475 Cox Rd, Cocoa FL 32926--firearm repair

    Mailing Address: PO Box 236009, Cocoa FL 32923--returning accessories
     
  7. nzkiwi

    nzkiwi new zealand Member

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    Turns out the above email that I recieved from KalTec...is incorrect.............I talked to someone else at KT....who informed me that on the older gun 'Pins" they have indeed experienced problems with the thinner pins breaking.......and that they now have a much stronger pin and have experienced no issues at all.........on the PMR 30, they told me that the "new-parts" rule does not apply to these pistols,so they are sending a replacement part today......along with a couple of extra buffers...........pays to follow up an email with a call....hope this helps
     
  8. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    keltec is awsome. Always call them. There good at sending out parts even though there is this rule.