Kel-Tec PMR-30

In a word: WANT.  It seems that with the AWB firmly in the dirt, and the Obama administration running as far away from gun control as they can, that Kel-Tec decided the time was ripe to resurrect the former Grendel P-30, which was a 30 shot semi-automatic pistol chambered for .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, or more commonly “.22 Magnum”.  The new gun Kel-Tec PMR-30 is clearly styled after the FN Five-seveN, which is definitely a step up in appearance from it’s technological father.

For my part, I want one of these guns so bad it hurts a little bit.  I have a sick, twisted obsession with the .22 Magnum cartridge, and own more than a couple of guns chambered for it.  Semi-auto pistols in .22 Magnum have always been something of a rarity, as it’s hard to get the long, skinny cartridge to feed right in an autopistol.  That’s also not even taking into account that the .22 Mag is designed to be fired from a rifle, so you have to work some neat engineering tricks to manage the chamber pressures.

But you know, all that doesn’t matter.  Sometimes you see a gun, and you go “I must have one of these”, and this is that gun for me.  I’ve never owned a Kel-Tec, but it looks like there’s a first time for everything.

11 thoughts on “Kel-Tec PMR-30”

  1. If it was in .22 LR I’d be down to my nearest 3 funshops to put deposits down on it, bit in .22 Mag it’s just idiotic. Why would I shoot $10/50 rimfire ammo in a gun no sane person would carry when I could shoot $11/50 9mm in my daily carry gun?

  2. Maybe I can leverage that into actually a T&E gun out of them.

    That’d be AWESOME. This is one of those guns that I want for no other reason that it looks like it’ll be fun as hell to shoot. It might make a decent trail gun, assuming that they’ve managed to overcome the reliability issues that plagued it’s predecessor.

  3. I like the idea of bringing it to the indoor range…

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  4. Just tell us that you’ll keep it clean . . . the gun that is.

    My how gun boards threads will start out “I done lost me an eye ’cause somehow this here pistol gun done exploaded all over my face. I never clean my .22lr, or my teeth.”

    Groan, not looking forward to the civil litigation on this thing.

  5. Clean it every 100 rounds? You couldn’t shoot four magazines without cleaning it. :^)

    I want one of these bad, but unlike Caleb, I’m cuckoo for Kel-Tecs. Not their pocket pistols, but everything else they make. What I really want is a PMR-30 in .22 LR, and a .22 WMR version with a 10″ barrel. The .22 magnum is a rifle cartridge and it doesn’t perform well in a short barrel. You get a lot of noise but not much velocity. With a 10″ barrel, the ballistics would exceed the much more expensive FiveseveN pistol with its much more expensive and less available ammo.

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