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Hi all, I'm brand new to the group. I bought an RDB about two months ago. It is serial number Z0501. My buddy and I took it to the range to try it out. Right about the time we had big grins on our faces, the rifle quit firing. After disassembling the weapon I found that the extractor pin had backed out and was almost sheared off. It kept the bolt from rotating and would not allow the firing pin to strike the primer.

I sent it in to Kel Tec about a month ago and have heard nothing from them. I did call about two weeks ago and was told "he's got a lot of them back there. It will probably be only a day or two more". I guess I'll call again Monday and check for an update.

I really like this weapon, but only managed to get about 50 round through it before it failed.

Wondering how many others have had this failure?
 

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Bolt Carrier Issues

Yours is not the first extractor pin failure I've heard of. The bolt carrier is currently on track to be the weak point of the rifle it seems. The majority of all the failures I've heard of (or experienced myself) are bolt carrier related.

In my case, the little internal collar that keeps the action/recoil spring from shooting out the front of the bolt/piston, dislodged itself and... well... let the spring shoot out the front. This was after only 60~ rounds fired.

There's another guy on keltecforum.com who had the same issue as me. He heard the same thing as you from kel-tec, that the "guy who fixes stuff" is backlogged and he's looking at 4 - 5 weeks for repair/return.

I put in a ticket Friday and haven't heard anything yet. Going to call Monday.

Not pleased.
 

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Yours is not the first extractor pin failure I've heard of. The bolt carrier is currently on track to be the weak point of the rifle it seems. The majority of all the failures I've heard of (or experienced myself) are bolt carrier related.

In my case, the little internal collar that keeps the action/recoil spring from shooting out the front of the bolt/piston, dislodged itself and... well... let the spring shoot out the front. This was after only 60~ rounds fired.

There's another guy on keltecforum.com who had the same issue as me. He heard the same thing as you from kel-tec, that the "guy who fixes stuff" is backlogged and he's looking at 4 - 5 weeks for repair/return.

I put in a ticket Friday and haven't heard anything yet. Going to call Monday.

Not pleased.
Does this indicate that the RDB has a higher failure rate?
 

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Does this indicate that the RDB has a higher failure rate?
Not necessarily. They didn't indicate if that was an "RDB only" tech or just a general repair guy (though to have only one guy on the job would be kinda... weird).

Anyway, I got an update on my support ticket (technically within their "1 business day" so I can't complain) and they've apologized and requested that I send only the bolt carrier assembly.
 
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