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same problem here, i tried the trigger pin thing so many helpful fellas here suggested and it didn't really help. I called Kel-Tec this week and they told me to send it in, its not the pin or trigger spring assembly. lucky for me, KT is only an hour or so away. give them a ring on monday.
 

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It looks like the pin has worked down away from the trigger. I really like the gun alot but it is a little disappointing. I hope this will fix that forever and it is not a repeat problem or i will lose confidence in this little sucker for consealed weapon.
 

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Well i took it apart further than i should have. But i found the the Trigger Axis is broke. Part #254 i hope this is not a reaccuring problem. has anyone else had this problem? Looks like shes heading back to Flordia for some work.
 

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Well i took it apart further than i should have.  But i found the the Trigger Axis is broke.  Part #254 i hope this is not a reaccuring problem.  has anyone else had this problem? Looks like shes heading back to Flordia for some work.  
We don't hear about them a lot, but every now and then.  I had one break on one of my twins on the second shot.  KT sent me parts and I lost confidence in myself once I disassembled everything and sent it back to them in a bunch of pieces. I would be able to repair it myself now (if I had Wilson's parts bin that is.)

That was over a year ago and things are going great fine since.  If you look at the overall design it is amazing that piece does not break more often.  

Here is how mine looked:



Again, don't hear about it too often.

-Scott
 

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You think that is bad .. I paid &17,500 for my Chevy malibu maxx, and three days after I bought it, it broke and it had to back to the dealeship. If I pay that much money for something .... it should never break and nothing should ever go wrong with it. I guess with anything mechanical .... we need to get it fixed an go on using it. Heck ... My P3 only cost me $240 and it has a life time warranty ...... My chevy was 10,0000 times more in cost than my P3, and the warranty has already run out .... Thank goodness for my P3AT !!!
Ohio Rusty
 

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You don't want to know the prices...  
Sure you do.  It's FREE as in lifetime warranty.  Call the KT service dept (not parts) and they will have whatever you need in your mailbox in about 3 days, at no charge.

Oh yea, this is a very rare occurrance.  Out of the many thousands of pistols discussed here over the past few years, I have only seen this failure a couple of times.
 
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You think that is bad .. I paid &17,500 for my Chevy malibu maxx, and three days after I bought it, it broke and it had to back to the dealeship. If I pay that much money for something .... it should never break and nothing should ever go wrong with it.  I guess with anything mechanical .... we need to get it fixed an go on using it.  Heck ... My P3 only cost me $240 and it has a life time warranty ...... My chevy was 10,0000 times more in cost than my P3, and the warranty has already run out .... Thank goodness for my P3AT !!!
Ohio Rusty
oh my now we are comparing a handgun to a car, what next. :-/
 

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well i called cabelas (where i bought the gun) and they said they would return it and since it was in the 30 return policy (i had it since christmas.)  I planed on carrying this gun and i have lost my faith in it and with a lot of the problems i see on here scare me for a ccw.  i am not worried about the lifetime warranty. If i am carrying this weapon and it fails who ever it is willed to will have to worry about that.     Long story short i decided to go with the Bersa Thunder .380 i will give the the same 30 day trial.  Very nice gun and it feels like a gun you can tell it is built to shoot.  

the guy at cabelas said "kel tec's are for carrying around not for shooting"
 

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well i called cabelas (where i bought the gun) and they said they would return it and since it was in the 30 return policy (i had it since christmas.)  I planed on carrying this gun and i have lost my faith in it and with a lot of the problems i see on here scare me for a ccw.  i am not worried about the lifetime warranty. If i am carrying this weapon and it fails who ever it is willed to will have to worry about that.     Long story short i decided to go with the Bersa Thunder .380 i will give the the same 30 day  trial.  Very nice gun and it feels like a gun you can tell it is built to shoot.  

the guy at cabelas said "kel tec's are for carrying around not for shooting"
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I guess if a mechanical failure (oh by the way, those happen on Bersa's too) makes you go spend more money on a more expensive gun, then so be it. You could have bought a lot of ammo with the difference in price (can't do anything about the difference in size/weight) and felt better about the P3AT I would have thought, but like Doc said, there are lots of choices out there.

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artimus_prime said:
[quote author=johndeeere1979 link=1200176400/0#13 date=1200276238]

the guy at cabelas said "kel tec's are for carrying around not for shooting"


I have every intention on throwing my P3AT at the BG instead of shooting him with it. It's my $300 blunt object.  >:([/quote]

:-?

If that is really your intention, I will happily trade you one of the neat $500 military hammers for that blunt object!  :-/
 
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