They say you can never go home again. Well, the Kel Tec is going to be doing just that. The P3AT has developed this little quirk. It stops shooting. That's pretty concerning for a defensive carry handgun. Originally, I described it as a DAO handgun. That's not technically correct. It does fire in double action, however it requires the action of the slide to reset the firing mechanism and trigger. Well, every once in a while it just doesn't. So, it chambers a live round but the trigger no workie. All but one time a simple failure drill (slap, rack, bang) put it right back in action. However, one very concerning incident resulted in me not being able to get it to reset at all. I stripped it down multiple times and looked it over, but not until I got home did it start working. Even then, it was that magical "it just did it on its own" kind of fix that makes you all warm and fuzzy that you didn't fix the actual problem.
Here's what I have to say about Kel Tec: Their customer service is outstanding (so far). I've heard nothing but good stories about their customer interaction and that is one of the main reasons I went ahead and went with the Kel Tec. Almost everyone I know that has one have not had many problems, though some do and some can't seem to win for losing. Sometimes, stuff happens. This will be my first time to actually send a firearm back for repair, so I've been very lucky so far. Karen with Kel Tec customer service asked a few questions to assertain the issue and immediately offered to email me a shipping label. Me not having to ask for that put a "plus" in their column. Now, I just need to drop it in a box and send it off. They are telling me about 2 weeks for repairs on new guns. Let's hope all goes well.