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What caused this on my KelTec P-32?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mattc58, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. mattc58

    mattc58 Member


    Please take a look at this picture. What caused the metal to get cut there? It's very rectangular and as if something very regularly shaped caused it. I just noticed it last night when I was cleaning it.

    I might send it back to KelTec, but I've had the thing so long I don't know if I want to pay for a repair if it's my fault.

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  2. dullone

    dullone Well-Known Member

    Was there some kind of tag that had been installed there? Name tag,model number????:confused:
  3. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    I would definitely contact them on the slide. Something looks to have worn through from the inside.
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    What are we supposed to be looking at? Is that a hole in the slide?
  5. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    It is indeed.

    And OP, if I were you I would contact Kel-Tec and send them a picture before doing anything else with that gun. But I have no idea what could have caused it.
  6. mattc58

    mattc58 Member

    Yes sorry, it's the slide. A rectangular hole. It's really weird.

    I'll send them the picture, good idea.
  7. TheNev

    TheNev Well-Known Member

    Picture doesn't load for me.
  8. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    If what I read on the interwebs is accurate, Kel-Tec has excellent customer service.

    Send them an email with a copy of the pic, and ask them when you can expect to receive a return authorization label.

    You will ship it to them on their dime, and they will promptly send you a repaired pistol, and probably at least one free mag.

    Some American companies still GET IT.
  9. Miked7762

    Miked7762 Well-Known Member

    The frame rail has worn right through the slide. The slide is rather thin there and cracks are certainly not unheard of, but I've never seen one wear entirely through like that. How many rounds are through it?
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    The frame wore through the slide rail from the inside out.

    It would surely be considered a manufacturing defect and not your fault.
    The slide rail was machined too thin, simple as that.

    You need to send it in for replacement before it flys clear off and hits you in the face.

  11. Dan-O

    Dan-O Well-Known Member

    Don't expect a return email. They aren't very responsive to email. Call them and explain the situation. Offer to send them a picture via email to the person on the phones email.

    Bottom line, they will take care of you. They just don't do we'll with email correspondence unless it is to a specific person.
  12. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't matter if it was. Short of obvious abuse or flat out deliberate destruction, KT takes core of their customers.

    Send them an email with a photgraph, and call to confirm receipt of the email. My guess is you'll have a new slide in your hands within 5 business days of doing so. It is possible they'll want the gun back to make sure there's nothing else going on, but it seems pretty clear that the slide rail cut was just too deep. You can see that looking fore and aft of the hole.
  13. carbonyl

    carbonyl Well-Known Member

    Wow that looks like a sheet metal stamping. Can't imagine any part of a slide being that thin. :eek:
  14. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    I just checked mine. It's got to have well over 1K rounds down the pipe. Nary a jam since k/t fixed the extractor. That was at least 10 years ago. Great little pistol and great customer service.
  15. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    I have indeed read about a LOT of people utilizing their customer services, and they are usually happy with the service...if not for the reason they needed to use it.
  16. kokapelli

    kokapelli Well-Known Member

    After about 3500 rounds a frame rail broke off on my P3AT. I sent it back and KT immediately sent me a new pistol.

    They didn't ask what kind of ammo I was using or anything else, they just sent a brand new pistol!
  17. jrdolall

    jrdolall Well-Known Member

    My advice is to call KT and talk to someone first. Then you can send the email to a specific person. They were great with the problem I had with my PF9 and replaced the barrel free of charge.

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