Will Kel-Tec swap my slide?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by Hawkjm, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. Hawkjm

    Hawkjm New Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    I am pretty new to these guns (1 week) and have seen several people mention kel tec swapping slides for $20. I have a blued version now, but would prefer hard chrome. Does something have to be wrong with mine before they will do it? regardless, the first night I handled the gun, the slide somehow managed to spot a shiny brown in a few areas. Its hard to describe, clearly not rust, but will not come off either. It wasnt this way when I left the gun shop.
  2. burley

    burley Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    No they don't swap out slides and on a finish (bad blueing ) you need to call and report it right away. I don't think they will warranty finish after a couple of weeks. The slide itself (and other parts )holds a lifetime warranty but not the finish.
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  3. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Kel-tec discontinued the $20 slide exchange a couple of years back.
  4. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Jack F will plate your slide, just a few dollars more though
  5. spence13e

    spence13e Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    and i believe that's where my P40 conversion was plated at. great work and it looks fantastic!
  6. Hawkjm

    Hawkjm New Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    how durable is this finish? i think this is the route I would like to go. Thanks to everyone else for their responses too.
  7. Cingularity

    Cingularity New Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    If you click the "news" link on the main Kel-Tec website, you will find this:


    As of 2-21-05 Kel-Tec has suspended all finish upgrades for all firearms. If your upgrade request was made before the above date it will be processed. Kel-Tec will still produce firearms in parkerized and hard chrome finish but no more finish upgrades will be performed. (posted 3-17-2005)
  8. Hawkjm

    Hawkjm New Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    contacting kel tec tells me the same thing. I wouldnt have thought to look in the news section for that anyway though.