Bill, Unfortunately you are basing your experience on a sample size of 1, as is Storm, so not a lot to go off of there. Having worked on the retail side and as a range officer, I've been fortunate enough to be around and get feedback on many firearms, and larger samples of specific brands/models. My input is this. It's undeniable under first inspection that keltec fit and finish is not going to win any awards. Park it next to most other leading brand firearms and there's no comparison. Seams in the plastic, tooling marks, etc are much more prevalent. That's an appearance issue, not always indicative of function. However, I've had discussions with many owners and interacted with them on the range, and I would confidently say that keltecs do have a higher failure rate than many (not all) brands. Now, that's not to say they're all "junk" or whatever, and all manufacturers drop a few faulty ones once in a while. But from my experience with them and those who have them, they do tend to be a bit more spotty in reliability. I still want a PMR30 for some silly reason, so I'm not "anti-keltec" by any means. But because 1 guy has a good one doesn't mean they're good, and one guy has a bad one doesn't mean they're bad. If you have a well tested one (500 rounds is a decent start) that's proven reliable, then I'd say its a good option. But if you have one that gives you fits, it's tough to gain confidence in that piece of equipment to potentially save your life one day.