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I recently purchased a RDB. After reviewing comments on several forums, I dedcided to check the screws/bolts/pins for missing/tightness. I found 3 screws/bolts on the Grip Assembly that were loose. But they tightened up. Found 1 that would not. From the Grip Assembly schematic, I have determined that it is a 408 Button Head which screws into the 424 Bolt Stop Weldment on the left-hand side, if the rifle is shouldered by a right-handed shooter. Does not appear to be in danger of falling out or backing out. But it will not tighten. The one on the right-hand side is tight. Have tried to create a ticket on the Kel-Tec website. Will call them on Monday to follow up.
 

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A typical quick fix for less-than-critical fastener applications is to wrap the threads in Teflon tape, as if they were pipe threads, and try to thread the fastener into the loosely tapped hole. Blue Loctite is another quick fix.

I probably wouldn't return a firearm for a problem like this, but that's not a criticism of anyone who does. I simply prefer the hassle of working on the problem to the hassle of a return. I'm a hands-on kinda guy and have a high tolerance for technical problems, but I have a low tolerance for administrative or bureaucratic problems/solutions.

If I wanted a better fix than the quick fixes mentioned above, once I had made certain it was the tapped hole that was stripped and not the fastener, I'd probably order a new Bolt Stop Weldment.
 

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I agree. I have tried to create a ticket with Kel-tec asking permission to remove the screw and attempt to fix with the application of loctite or another method such as you have suggested. I did this as the owners manual states that such would be beyond normal maintenance and might void my warranty. Will keep the posts up-to-date.
 

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Checked emails this morning. Kel-Tec did receive my ticket(s) and did respond quickly. I have their permission to remove the screw and it does not warrant sending the rifle to them.
 

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I removed the screw/bolt and the threads do not look stripped. Tried teflon tape as the only loctite that I had was red. The tape did not work. Will buy some blue loctite and give it a try after the gas shortage gets better as most stations are out of gas. Yes, price has gone up.
 
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