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First let me say I love this thing. Went to the range with my wife this morning and a box of BLAZER Brass FMJ.
Out of the 50 rounds she fired, 5 of them were Failure to fire. The strike on the primer was perfect on each of the 5 rounds. I was able to load each of the rounds back into the magazine and fire them with no issue.

I had no problem with 2 magazines of the same ammo (brought from another box) should I assume it was just the normal break in and is somewhat expected OR was she not holding the gun properly.

For what it's worth she fired many rounds through a couple of my other guns without issue.

I read most of the failure to fire posts and cannot find the answer so I started this thread.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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If the gun is old enought to not have the anti-short stroke hammer block (about pre-May08), she may have short stroked the trigger. This will drop the hammer off the hammer block resulting in a light strike. On those earlier guns, you must allow the trigger to return fully forward, 2 clicks, if you listen closely.

Otherwise it could have been a batch of ammo with hard primers. Another possiblity is gunk in the firing pin channel. Finally, a weak hammer spring could also be the culprit. I'd clean, lube, and try different ammo next time and see how she does.
 

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When I got my P3AT, I was glad I disassembled it first because I found a chip large enough to tangle with the firing pin in the channel. I found it before firing it and had no issues.
 

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Stripped, cleaned, looks good. I even called Kel-Tec and they said they don't see an issue. They said send more lead down range... ;D
Just ordered another one in hard chrome from a member (dealer) here. This current one will go with my wife since she liked it and did very well with it. :cool:
 
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