ZS - I am not convinced that ALL P3AT's end up with that little ridge if you look hard enough. I think the question is does it ever grow large enough to let the spring out?ZeSpectre said:Also have a J6EXX serial number. About 150 rounds through the gun. Faintest hint of a raised area around the top half of the guide rod hole. Nothing that is even close to needing a replacement but I thought I would make a note of it here.
Should be noted that when I did my fluff n' buff just recently the guide rod was rough as a rat-tail file but is now silky smooth.
I guess a 10X loupe and a precission ground piece of cutting colbalt steel qualifies as being paranoldadamsesq said:...that ALL P3AT's end up with that little ridge if you look hard enough...everyone to get out the magnifying glass or straight edge..
Maybe we've nailed it on the J6 run...?RL said:My P3AT, purchased Jan. 23rd, Serial # J6Hxx has had its slide sent back to Kel-Tec for replacement.
While I didn't lose my recoil springs, there was a definite wearing of the guide rod hole; the thickness of the slide was extremely thin and varied around the edge of the hole itself. Peening was also readily apparent. 150 rds. through the pistol.
I was directed to simply return the slide with a note. Kel-Tec received my shipment on Feb. 6. Purpose of this posting is to provide Serial # info. I'm waiting for this all to resolve before chiming in on other threads.
Scot makes a valid point here. If the recoil rod has ANY texture from the machining operation it WILL raise metal at the hole and predominately the top of the hole. This is a different issue from the peening problem.adamsesq said:ZS - I am not convinced that ALL P3AT's end up with that little ridge if you look hard enough. I think the question is does it ever grow large enough to let the spring out?
In other words, I hope we are not screaming "movie" in a crowded fire house [sic] and causing everyone to get out the magnifying glass or straight edge and then thinking what they see is really a problem.