The Kel-Tec PMR-30 has been out for quite a while, being introduced way back in 2011. But, in typical Kel-Tec form, PMR-30’s were functionally mythical: they were no where to be found, always out of stock, and you’d hear stories at the gun range about how somebody’s neighbor’s brother’s buddy got their hands on a PMR-30 and loved it (or hated it, depending on the story.) Then as PMR-30s started to become more plentiful, there was no .22 Mag ammo available. And so, our good friend Pat Kelley has held onto a brand-new, never-before-shot PMR-30 for over a year. Luckily for us, the wait is over and Pat is taking Kel-Tec’s 30 round .22 WMR handgun to the range for an Out of the Box and into the Match review! Watch here:
Despite the muzzle blast that is reminiscent of a recent Game of Thrones episode, the recoil seemed pretty light and controllable in the PMR-30. Pat noticed the Fiber Optic rear sight seemed to be sliding out during the match. But, that’s something a dab of Locktite can fix up. Functionally, the PMR-30 didn’t seem to have any hiccups. Semi-Auto rimfire weapons are often finicky and picky with ammo, but the PMR-30 seemed to gobble up the ammo without a functional issue. Accuracy was a little different story: Pat was able to get around a 2″ group at 25 yards with Federal 40 grain FMJ ammo, but had some major accuracy problems when using the similar CCI 40 Grain TMJ .22 ammo. The PMR-30 might be a little different than what you’re used to, having a 30 round handgun is pretty unique and a mag release located on the heel of the grip…just an odd combination that may take a little adjustment period. All around, thought, it seemed Pat really enjoyed shooting the Kel-Tec PMR-30.
Video courtesy of Patrick Kelley. Give him a like or follow to help him keep making these videos. Firearm courtesy of Kel-Tec. Ammunition courtesy of Federal Premium. Patrick shoots Savage Rifles with Burris Optics, uses MGM Targets, and is sponsored by us, Defender Outdoors. Got a question for Pat? Leave a comment on his video or on here and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can!