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Picked up my PMR last year, super excited. Only been to the range a few times, I'd say I haven't got 500 rnds through it. Went shooting today and on the 11th shot I felt (minor) blowback and grit all over my face. (This is why we wear safety glasses, kids!) On inspection I saw that the slide was cracked and the slide release is blown off.
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Can't see any other damage, but to unload the rest of the mag I manually cycled and nothing's feeding right. Anyone else had a problem like this?

It's bone stock, shooting off-the-shelf Hornadys. Pretty disappointed. I'll send it in, of course. But I wondered if this has happened before or if I'm just lucky. Or if anyone has any speculation on what happened.
 

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Sounds like mine did a year and a half ago. Root cause was a squib round causing a bore obstruction (bad batch of ammo that killed both the PMR and my CMR on the same day)
 

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All of my Kel-Tecs are black. I won't buy a color because of the problems I have been seeing for the last couple of years. My weapons don't need to look pretty, I just want to make sure that they function. I will carry three with me into a fire fight so I'm sure I will get more functionality than not. I'm old but they are light enough to carry three.
 

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My brother’s did something similar (Same color as yours) but instead of cracking, his safety blew off the gun.

Mine shoots with almost no issues…. I’d be super bummed if I got one of those lousy ones.
 
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