I bought my sccy pistol after comparing the kel-tec side by side. i, too felt kike the sccy was a better made pistol ,and it may be.However,Ive owned two kt products,the .380 and the p-11. In hindsight, the kel-tec would have been my choice.I don't think serial numbers are indicators of good or bad pistol. like the previous post said he has over 1000 trouble free rds. and many more do as well. My pistol was around 10000 [Ser .
# not rds.]Then some of the earliest guns are doing fine.If i can say this without any sccy owners taking offense,don't buy either,look at a Ruger. about the 300.00 price range. I did and haven't looked back. It just seems that with sccy pistols that you may get a good one probably will,. but,you may not. granted,that can be said of any gun. but the odds seem better with most other guns at this time.