Years ago I owned an AMT AUTOMAG II .22 Magnum semi-auto pistol. I found the AUTOMAG to be a nice pistol – problem was it was just not very reliable. I loved the muzzle flash of the .22 Magnum at night – simply awesome!
Kel-Tec introduced the PMR-30 early this year. Like the AUTOMAG II – a semi-auto .22 Magnum fed from a magazine. I have yet to actually see one of these pistols and from what I hear – they are hard to come buy.
I find the PMR an intriguing firearm. The .22 Magnum is by no means a hunting cartridge – but certainly packs more punch than its little brother the .22LR. As the ad below suggests – I think the PMR-30 might do well thrown in a backpack or bug-out bag. 30 rounds of .22 Magnum in a single magazine and weighing in at less than 20 ounces – that is a lot of firepower and not a lot of weight.
As I mentioned earlier I have never seen one of these as my local gun shop. They are not the most customer friendly but I am going to inquire if they have ever had one and what the cost would be to order one. On Gunbroker.com they are selling for around $500 although the suggested retail is supposed to be lower.
Here is a YouTube video I found showing some rapid firing of the PMR-30:
The PMR-30 has a picatinny rail for mounting a light – which I find a useful option on just about any firearm. Just think – if you have one loaded magazine in the gun, and 2 on your side in a magazine pouch – that is almost 100 rounds before you are empty.
I am getting more intersted the more I type.
Anyone have any experience with the Kel-Tec PMR-30?