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yes, i had this happen to me a few months ago.
Only failure I have had on the RFB. I now have a spare.

You are probably like me and were taught not to put away a gun with the hammer cocked.
The only option is to dry-fire it.
...which is hard on the firing pin.

They are relatively easy to change and not expensive (at least while the RFB is still in production:rolleyes:).
I recommend having a spare.
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
KelTec tech told me he's never heard of one breaking.
Did however send me two firing pins and a replacement take-down pin that I've needed. No charge. Should be in the mail.
I've always received very good customer support from KelTec.

Btw...why would dry-firing be hard on the firing pin?
 

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KelTec tech told me he's never heard of one breaking.
Did however send me two firing pins and a replacement take-down pin that I've needed. No charge. Should be in the mail.
I've always received very good customer support from KelTec.

Btw...why would dry-firing be hard on the firing pin?
Yeah, that never happens:rolleyes:.
Mine:
Cue stick

As best as I know, dry-firing without the primer to absorb the impact leaves the pin flexing as it sticks it's nose out of the hole in the bolt face.
Sort of like this (an exaggeration):
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The last whip motion can snap the end off.
This is the reason "snap-caps" are so popular.
I still can't bring myself to leave a snap-cap in the chamber or the hammer cocked so I keep a spare pin:eek:.
Fortunately the RFB isn't as bad as some other guns which they say must NOT be dry-fired at all:eek:.
 

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Interesting. Instructor had me doing dozens of simulation exercises ending in a "dry fire" before we went live. Perhaps it weakened and eventually broke due to this repetition.
You would suggest inserting a snap cap during such exercises where dry firing occurs?
 

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What parts would any of you recommend getting just in case. I have about 500 rds through serial #132 and with the talk of retiring the design maybe a few spare parts are warranted.
 

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What parts would any of you recommend getting just in case. I have about 500 rds through serial #132 and with the talk of retiring the design maybe a few spare parts are warranted.
Parts that cannot be easily repaired or duplicated:
Firing pin.
Extractors, (R&L).
Gas cap, detent plunger and spring. (especially if you put a suppressor on & off).
Springs... are usually cheap and hard to duplicate (I'd get them all).
Pivot pins that pivot in metal.
1 assembly pin. (It is possible to lose one:eek:) and the RFB looks silly with a hardware-store bolt thru it:laugh2:.

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