We have fired the Kel Tec PMR 30 for a couple weeks now and have just under 1000 rounds through it (855 to be precise). A lot of the comments around the PMR 30 have been about wasted gas from the round causing inefficiency in this handgun, well I will counter that, this is the most fun I have ever had shooting any hand gun.
The PMR 30 has gorgeous fiber optic sights, it weighs in at 19.6 oz’s with 30 rounds and a magazine. The recoil is similar to a 9mm handgun and about as accurate as you can get with this platform. The first three rounds (I know this is not a real accuracy test, but this is a first impression) all practically went through the same hole. I will give most of the credit to the trigger on this handgun which we will talk more about in the full review.
For now, I am in love with the PMR 30 it is great for a beginner hand gun, training gun or whatever else you can come up with for a use. As far as home defense goes, having 30 rounds is a pretty big bonus but I am not sure how much of a difference the 22 WMR round has out of this barrel size over a 22 LR. We will be doing two bullets in separate guns to measure the efficiency and get the ft pounds coming out of the Kel Tec PMR 30 vs your standard 22 LR, but for now it is still an awesome little handgun and I can’t wait to get back to the range with it next week.