Interesting thread , although I don't have any first hand knowledge , I think the Kel-Tech PMR-30 is an interesting weapon. 30 rounds of 22 magnum , a sort of Mad Max look to it .
Affordable price . I'm going to watch this thread ...if it works well I might have to look into one .
Hickok 45 has a U-Tube video range test that I'm going to watch .
My neighbor had one and really liked it. I’ve looked at one a couple times this past year. I had a negative Kel Tec experience with a carbine last year so I admit being a bit gun shy on the pistol. Found an AMT Auto Mag last year but did not buy it because they’ve been out of production so long. I was worried about finding parts.
Just a quick update for y'all. Went to the range today and rented the Kel Tec P-30. The pistol is very light. We did not fully load the mag. Curious how that might have felt in the hand. Three of us shot 10-15 rounds through the pistol. I had two 1 1/2 inch groups at 25 feet. The range gun had a light trigger. The one for sale at the counter had a little heavier trigger pull. Overall, the three of us liked the gun. I might rent one again in the near future. I’d like to see/handle one of the Excel models. My LGS only carried the rifle. Owner stated he would look into the pistol. I’t hard to beat the price of the Kel Tec.
I’ve had a KT .22mag pistol for about four or five years now and the carbine version for two years. Fun? Yes. Reliable? Mostly, the break in period was long, and loading the mags properly is absolutely important. A good loader like the nest loader or the Maglula really helps. I added a Tandemcross rail and a See All sight and it seemed to fix my last issue which was intermittently stopping halfway thru stripping a round, usually the second round on a full mag. Maybe the xtra mass helped.
Accuracy is just OK, either with 30, 40 or heavier grain bullets. The lockup isn’t super tight which may be my issue. Still a fun gun, lots of noise & fireballs and an excellent trigger. The CMR 30 carbine though hasn’t had any feed issues since day one and is very accurate compared to my other .22mag rifles. No break in grief.
Another option for a .22mag pistol is the RIA XT-22 magnum. It’s a full size full weight 1911 .22mag pistol, holds 13 rounds and beats the pants off the PMR 30 in groups. No break in issues with any CCI ammo but won’t cycle Hornady CD or Armscor at all, it stops halfway thru extraction for some reason. Not sure why, the extractor is strong but when a round gets stuck only pliers will get it out. Another fun gun.