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2nd outing to the range after cleaning, a little polishing and then oiling. 90 rounds Federal Champion and 80 rounds Remington = one fail to feed and one slide locked back with rounds still in the magazine. Much better than that disastrous first outing. BUT---- here it comes ---- somewhere along the line the Slide Stop Button (# 285 on the parts chart) just flat disappeared! I emptied a magazine, reloaded, and when I started to close the slide----HUH? Where is it? Gone, gone, gone. Called Kel-Tec after I got home, they are sending a replacement, suggested using some kind of adhesive (no recommendation) to try to secure it to the Slide Stop Brazement. Later, the gun shop/range called and said they had found it, so after I pick it up I'll have a back-up. Pic attached.
 

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Now that's completely unacceptable...thanks for the heads up...I'll certainly be addressing mine and it certainly won't be "Glued-On" when I'm done...for shame Keltec and why would you cheap out on such and important function part with what is otherwise an amazing little pistol?
 

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Apparently this problem has existed forever on the PMR. I find a thread from Country23192 from way back in 2013 about the same problem. Also a couple articles on the internet. Wouldn't you think that Kel-Tec would have enough respect for their customers (not to mention their product) to do some R&D on this thing and fix it? It may be just a small part, but I expect better quality and dependability than they are providing. As much complaining as there has been in the past about Taurus hand guns, I have found both of mine to perform (and stay together) much better than this PMR. Maybe mine was built on a Monday or Friday.
 

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Barnstormer37 do you know when your PMR was made? I have a current one and so far I haven't had any problems (knock on wood) but it only has a few hundred rounds through it. I am wondering if it may be fixed in the current production pmr
 

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Barnstormer37 do you know when your PMR was made? I have a current one and so far I haven't had any problems (knock on wood) but it only has a few hundred rounds through it. I am wondering if it may be fixed in the current production pmr
I've owned it less than a month, got it brand new. S/B the latest and greatest, eh?
 

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Have you checked the serial number...see how new it really is?

Sometimes dealers hang onto them a long time.
 

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My slide stop also came off after a couple mags expended. My first PMR 30 (old model, fluted barrel) also came off, That's when I ordered a replacement and a spare. So when my current PMR 30 flew off I had a new one ready. this time I used super glue and that seems to have cured that problem. If I had a another new PMR 30 I would remove slide stop and super glue NEW one on. Once removed they are to loose and I am not sure superglue would hold. I'm sure there's plenty of PMR 30 that have the factory slide installed without problem. but my two experience's had the slide stop pop off.
 

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2nd outing to the range after cleaning, a little polishing and then oiling. 90 rounds Federal Champion and 80 rounds Remington = one fail to feed and one slide locked back with rounds still in the magazine. Much better than that disastrous first outing. BUT---- here it comes ---- somewhere along the line the Slide Stop Button (# 285 on the parts chart) just flat disappeared! I emptied a magazine, reloaded, and when I started to close the slide----HUH? Where is it? Gone, gone, gone. Called Kel-Tec after I got home, they are sending a replacement, suggested using some kind of adhesive (no recommendation) to try to secure it to the Slide Stop Brazement. Later, the gun shop/range called and said they had found it, so after I pick it up I'll have a back-up. Pic attached.
Same think happened to mine. I just left it off for now. I didn't really want to glue it on.
 
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