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Old April 22nd, 2017, 02:00 PM   #16
 
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Don't forget, the communists are still in charge here, and 15 rounds doesn't have quite the appeal as 30. Still, I have seen magazine kits for other handguns, so maybe.....



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So, I have had 2 of the PMR-30s. The early one I had ran fine; they provided a replacement barrel on the early series, due to key-holing, but I never had much of a problem. A buddy liked it so I passed it on. I now have a current one, and the only issue so far is that one of the fiber optic rods in the rear sight came loose.

The guns are pretty ammo sensitive -- CCI is recommended, Win seems to work OK, Aguila less so. Although the mags will hold 30 rounds, they start getting stiffer to load after 20, and 25 is a practical limit (but it still means a box of ammo is gone in two mags!). Definitely a lightweight gun for its size, decent trigger, fun to shoot, fairly loud, and with a notable flame with some ammo. A 1911 is a comfortable fit in my hands, and the PMR is similar, maybe a bit deeper, but narrow.
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So, I have had 2 of the PMR-30s. The early one I had ran fine; they provided a replacement barrel on the early series, due to key-holing, but I never had much of a problem. A buddy liked it so I passed it on. I now have a current one, and the only issue so far is that one of the fiber optic rods in the rear sight came loose.

The guns are pretty ammo sensitive -- CCI is recommended, Win seems to work OK, Aguila less so. Although the mags will hold 30 rounds, they start getting stiffer to load after 20, and 25 is a practical limit (but it still means a box of ammo is gone in two mags!). Definitely a lightweight gun for its size, decent trigger, fun to shoot, fairly loud, and with a notable flame with some ammo. A 1911 is a comfortable fit in my hands, and the PMR is similar, maybe a bit deeper, but narrow.
Good intel! Thanks!
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Excel Arms Accelerator Pistol 22 WMR

I have an Excel Arms Accelerator Pistol in 22 WMR. I had been wanting one for a few years, and finally picked one up. It holds 9 rounds, has an 8.5" barrel, and is an alternative to the PMR-30. I haven't shot it yet. I might get a chance to go shoot it tomorrow. I want to send out the barrel to be threaded for my suppressor.

Armscor(Rock Island Armory) lists a 1911 in 22WMR. I don't know anything about it, but at least there is something happening in that direction. I spoke with Armscor, and they say the 1911-22WMR XT Pistol will begin shipping late in 2017.

Here is a pic of my Excel Arms pistol

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Kel Tec has interesting designs...

and horrible build quality.

I owned one Kel Tec, a PF9 and my experience with it was so bad I would NEVER consider buying one again. Even if I got one for free I would sell it off just so I wouldn't have to deal with the frustration of having such a malfunction prone POS.
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Kel tec. No thanks. I prefer a gun that actually works most of the time.
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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:22 AM   #22
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I like the PMR-30. I don't have one yet, but I get to shoot a friend's PMR-30 on occasion.

His is very reliable with most .22 WMR ammo as long as the magazines are kept to 28 rounds.

I like the gun for exactly what is mentioned here. Low recoil with a large on board ammo capacity. It ought to be the perfect self defense gun when I get older.

Here are a some chrono figures we got from his gun a couple years ago.

Keltec PMR 30 4.3" bbl

Hornady VMax 30 grain = 1585, 1572, 1579 fps
CCI Choot Em 40 grain JHP = 1221, 1251, 1236 fps
Hornady Critical Defense 45 grain = 1195, 1330, 1266 fps
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