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Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mjbskwim, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has tried one of these out yet?
    I love the 22 mag round and would kinda like to try this out or just see if someone has put a substantial amount of ammo though one

    Thanks
     
  2. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would like too also, but I stay away from local gun stores of I might just have to buy one and then hear about it for six months. I haven't handled one in person as they really took a long time to hit the street after they were announced.
    I have a S&W 351PD, a seven shooter, light J-Frame revolver, in .22 Mag and really like it. I have been told there are speed loaders available, but I have found none. The only minor drawback with it.
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    The concept of the PMR 30 is cool, but it is without a doubt the butt ugliest pistol I have ever seen. The first time I saw a picture of it I thought "When did Toys R Us get into manufacturing firearms?".
     
  4. MilesTeg

    MilesTeg Troutdale, OR Active Member

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    Looks like a fun pisto to own but I am somewhat hesitate to be one fo the first to own. Also, I have noticed quite a few used ones for sale on various boards, etc. which doesn't bode well. Wonder if they will come out with a .17HMR version?
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is ugly and yes it does look like a Toy'R Us gun.
    I guess the biggest thing that deters me is it's a Kel Tec

    What does that Smith run for price and availability?
    I know Taurus has one also,but I seem to buy and sell Tauurs' fairly fast.
    Never have liked the quality.
     
  6. Pandaz3

    Pandaz3 Cornelius, Oregon NRA Lifetime Member Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The suggested retail is a little over $700 for the S&W 351PD and I paid just under $600 I think, I don't really know, I had a 2d gen Colt single action, unfired, never loaded. A friend really wanted it. This is what I got in the deal.

    351PD
     
  7. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    I'll be getting one soonish.
    Retail is like 429 or something, so is imagine it'll be under 400 at my favorite pistol store.....
     
  8. Robsnot

    Robsnot Salem, OR New Member

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    I was just at Hanks Gun Shop in Stayton. (12-21-10, 5pm) and a guy walked in asking to order one. Hank said there is a LOOOONG backorder, but that from what he'd read, these pistols function quite well. He quoted the customer a much lower price than that $700 mentioned above.
     
  9. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    for the smith or the kel tec?
     
  10. Robsnot

    Robsnot Salem, OR New Member

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    Sorry - it was the Kel-Tec. Reading comprehension isn't one of my better skills. That "under $400" quote is a lot closer. Anyway, I'd never been to Hank's before and I found him to be a pretty neat, informative guy.
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,that;s a little too sexy for me.All alloy and aluminum and black and ...yeah. $700 is WAY beyond my 22 budget.

    OK so by the time I can afford this thing,they will be on the shelves.Perfect.
    The kel tec that is
     
  12. herbie2004

    herbie2004 lebanon, oregon New Member

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    we have had 5 of them so far. the feedback about the pistol has been awesome. the hype over them is still strong. they are selling like hot cake for $500 allday long on gunbroker.

    looks like a great gun. going to get one myself sometime

    will have one in by friday at fast cash in lebanon oregon
     
  13. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Yeah... I'll wait till I can get one without the price gouging.
    lol
     
  14. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    These things are as elusive as the mythical female orgasm.
     
  15. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I may buy one (when prices are realistic) for the novalty of having a 30rd capacity but I like the Automag II's I have and they're all stainless. Might be a good hunt pack choice for weight though.
     
  16. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Had plenty of chances for those over the years.
    Wish I would have picked one up.

    Do they feed fine?
     
  17. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    you're doing it wrong.
     
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  19. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep both feed just fine, I just need to get the shortest version to complete the set of 3. I have seen some but way too much for what they are.
     
  20. toddt36

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    yeah saw those 30rds of 22mag... r u kiddin me? thats cool!