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I STILL love my Kel-Tec PMR-30

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Navy_Guns, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Navy_Guns

    Navy_Guns Well-Known Member

    Really, that's all I have to say - I just put another 100 rounds through my PMR-30 and I absolutely love it. It's got a decent trigger, SUPER LIGHT, great sights, it's accurate, and a blast to shoot. Yes, it is ugly as sin. I know they're sometimes hard to find, but if you haven't shot one, you really should try one. :D
  2. BamAlmighty

    BamAlmighty Well-Known Member

    I wish they would offer a .22 kit.
  3. intercooler

    intercooler member

    Why? Their is a slew of .22's out there already.

    What is the cheapets ammo you can get for one or what's your one?

    Wonder if they did a 20 round offering for MD residents yet.
  4. Navy_Guns

    Navy_Guns Well-Known Member

    Agreed - why neuter a .22 mag/30 round pistol to make a .22 LR version when there are so many other .22 LR pistols out there. If they're going to take the PMR-30 in any direction, I want to see a 16" carbine version that uses the same mags. If it was a bullpup, even cooler!
  5. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Well-Known Member

    I love mine as well. No feeding or ejection problems after the first couple of mags. It's become my favorite carry gun for working around the ranch or woods loafing.

  6. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I like mine, too - it eats Fiocchi (sp?) soft points, CCI everything, and the Hornady/Speer defense rounds happily, shoots to POA out to 20-25 yards, and has a pretty nice trigger.

    Now I get to wait for the RMR30, I already have extra magazines, so all I'll need for the RMR30 is a little bitty case for it collapsed and maybe some sights or a red-dot if they ship it with an empty rail on top.
  7. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    If they MADE a gun that held even 20 rounds, the question would have been asked. A 30 round .22lr would be far better than a .22mag gun. Shooting LOTS of cheap .22lr rounds would win, hands down.
  8. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    That's just your opinion.

    The WMR runs considerably faster, even from the short barrel. CCI Stingers (32 gr) hit 1,100 from a 5" barrel, while the 30 gr. TNT load clocks 1,560 from the PMR. If you use the gun in the field like I do, that's worth the extra cost.

    Would a .22 LR version be cool? Yeah. Would it have more appeal? That depends entirely on the prospective buyer. To me, it wouldn't.
  9. ole farmerbuck

    ole farmerbuck Well-Known Member

    Wish I could find one so I could talk about it. No luck so far.
  10. TMann

    TMann Well-Known Member

    I think the biggest problem with the PMR-30 is that they're nearly impossible to find.

  11. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    And Mach, . . . in turn, . . . that is YOUR opinion. Not everyone wants to use this type of gun in the field. Some people like to shoot cheaply, yet NOT have to reload after 10 rounds. My point is equally as valid as yours, and I stand behind my comment. For ME, a .22lr version would be better than .22mag. Same reason why I prefer a semi auto in 9mm over one in 10mm.
  12. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Of course it is. That's why I said:

    Clearly stated as opinion, versus:

    Stated as a fact. Do you see the difference? Add "IMO" to the beginning or end of your sentence, and people won't debate you.
  13. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    I'd buy a conversion kit to .22lr if it was available, maybe Twisted Industries will whomp one up like they did for the pf9 and are working on for the p3at/p32

    not really, the fiber optic sights and height/width make it easy to find in the handgun rack, even with minimal lighting. It's the only tall skinny one with FO sights in the .22 section.

    well, they don't bother to do anything to comply with idiotic CA gun "laws" so why would the bother with the smaller population of MD?
  14. intercooler

    intercooler member

    I have no idea. Ask them because they said they were working on it.
  15. ozarker

    ozarker Member

    I think it would be interesting if they would offer it in 5.7x28. Give FN a little competition.
  16. BamAlmighty

    BamAlmighty Well-Known Member

    yeah... there are a slew of .22s out there, but name one .22lr pistol that holds 30 rounds in the grip and isn't based on the AR platform. Bueller.. Bueller... Bueller?

    For me, it would strictly be a plinker and I'd have a lot more fun with 500 rounds Versus 100 for the same price.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2012

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Why Neuter it? Because not everyone that owns or wants a PMR 30 cares for .22 WMR, they just want a high capacity plinker that shoots cheap ammo. I wouldn't get one for it's caliber either, I don't have a need for .22 WMR.
  18. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    Everyone wanting a .22 LR and wondering why KT didn't do it, there is a good reason. They had enough difficulty getting the longer .22 WMR to work in a straight magazine stacked 15 deep; The shorter LR cartridge compounds the problem presented by the rim. This is why most .22 LR handguns hold 10 rounds or less.

    Most higher capacity .22 LR magazines are sharply radiused to compensate for the rim.

    IOW, don't hold your breath.

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    I know why they didn't do it but I was going against the question that why would you want to neuter .22WMR into a .22LR, not why isn't the PMR 30 a .22 LR?

    OARNGESI Well-Known Member

    i want to get one just not willing to pay the premium

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