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I have a new Kel-Tec p-32 which I fired for the first time a week ago - I fired 68 rounds with no issues. Today, I fired another 66 but after firing a few magazines, I started having magazine problems. I would fire the first round of a magazine, and it would suddenly click out of lock and slightly protrude from the bottom necessitating a tap to fire the next round. Once it started, it continued to be an issue with each of my new Kel-tec (3) magazines. One of the 3 fired find for a couple of magazines, but then joined the other two. I found that just a hard tap on the side would cause the magazine to release.

At first I thought I was hitting the mag release button, but that proved not to be true as I carefully fired some rounds making sure there was not contact with the button.

Any ideas? It sounds like a trip back to the factory which I find rather distressing for a brand new gun and having shot for close to 60 years and never having need for any work on any of my guns, I am starting to question the purchase of this gun. Any input will be appreciated. I tried to call Kel-Tec, but apparently they call it a day at 3 PM. Perhaps they need longer work days!
 

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I've watched a few videos on you tube with users with that same problem. I want to buy a pf9 but I just can't untill this problem gets fixed I can't carry a gun you can't count on...
 

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Exactly what I was telling Kel-Tec in the letter that I just wrote to them to be included with the gun on it's second trip back to the factory. Candidly, in a combat situation, I would rather have a good tactical knife or my ASP baton then one of these things.
 

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The magazine release button is mere plastic, and it's probably deformed or broken where it contacts the magazine's notch.
The simplest fix is to send it to Kel-Tec for a replacement.
The next simpler is to get a replacement part from Kel-Tec, and install it yourself. It's a pretty easy job.
The very best fix would be to look at the Kel-Tec User Group website and find the guy who makes and sells replacement metal magazine-release buttons, buy one, and slip it into your gun.

My wife, Jean, has a replacement metal magazine release in her P3AT, and it works perfectly.
 

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The magazine release button is mere plastic, and it's probably deformed or broken where it contacts the magazine's notch.
The simplest fix is to send it to Kel-Tec for a replacement.
The next simpler is to get a replacement part from Kel-Tec, and install it yourself. It's a pretty easy job.
The very best fix would be to look at the Kel-Tec User Group website and find the guy who makes and sells replacement metal magazine-release buttons, buy one, and slip it into your gun.

My wife, Jean, has a replacement metal magazine release in her P3AT, and it works perfectly.
It's all a moot point at this stage - it's packed up to be sent back to Kel-Tec. One of the things they were supposed to do when it was recently sent back was replace the release button and release spring. They did not - even though that is the reason the gun was clearly sent back. I have lost faith in the company, the people who do their work, certainly the warranty system in that the gun took 6 weeks to come back to me in the same condition it left, and finally, there is no way I would bet my life on that gun functioning the way it should.

In my almost 60 years of shooting, I have never had to send a gun back to the factory. Certainly not twice for the same issue. Apparently, a company that closes the factory down for 3 weeks is more interested in play than the business of making quality, reliable guns. Needless to say, I have purchased my last Kel-Tec, and if they gave me a free one, I would sell it to finance another gun - a QUALIY gun.

As you can tell, I am more than displeased with the company and their products. Interestingly, when I asked for recommendation for a sub compact 9mm, my local dealer recommended the product of another company based out of Coca Florida. Quick research revealed that the company was formed by some Kel-Tec employees which took that particular gun out of any consideration that I might have given it.

As you may or may have not noted above, the reason I sent the gun back is that I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I sold the gun the way it is. I want it factory repaired prior to getting rid of it.
 

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Have quite a few rounds through my P3AT with no issues. Sorry about the problems you are having, and quite frankly I don't blame you for being bent over the problem. I would be too.
 

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As one of the members said earlier, these kind of things perhaps are mostly potential issues with the real small guns like the P-32. In this case however, the warranty service was totally mishandled not only from a time duration perspective, but a failure for them to even act on the actual problem. They were not even going to pay return postage for something that they caused (not doing the work), but I argued hard and long and they finally emailed me a return shipping label. It was like pulling teeth however. Not great customer care out of the company.
 
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