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From time to time I find that I tend to shoot one particular gun more often than others. This is been the case for me for the past month or so and I've decided that I like the gun so much I want to carry it.

The gun has been accurate, easy to handle, and dependable almost to a fault. I have about 1000 rounds through the gun in the only problem I had was one failure to eject in the very first magazine I shot through it.

I ordered a new holster and magazine carrier from the guy that's been doing my leather work and it came out beautiful as usual. I decided that for a change I would go with black instead of tan on the leather.

The gun is my Kel-Tec PMR-30. It is accurate, at 14 oz it is very lightweight, it is full size, and even though some would say the 22 magnum is not a self-defense caliber with 30 rounds in the magazine I do not feel unprotected. I wore it all day today and it is lightweight, comfortable, and easily accessed from the four o'clock position. I prefer owb carry in this style holster and I also prefer leather over a hard shell holster.

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Nice rig and carry option. I'll bet you don't even feel like you're carrying with such a light option.
 
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It's a neat concept, I just can't go back to keltec
 

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I like it very much, and I like 22 mag! The big advantage is the 30 round mag, which unfortunately is not avaialble in the blue, blue state of Maryland :(
 

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The 22 magnum IS a valid self defense choice. My only concern is that rimfire rounds tend to misfire more often than center fire. When I carried a .22LR for self-defense, I used Eley Tenex rounds because they were hand-primed for competition use. I don't know if such a thing exists in 22 Magnum.
 

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I think one could feel sufficiently armed with 30 rounds of ANYTHING strapped to their belt. Super nice leather work!

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I've always liked the PMR-30, my only concerns would be in regards to reliability, but seeing as yours has performed flawlessly after the first magazine up to 1000 rounds, that would appear to be a non-issue.

I wish that Kel-Tec would make a PMR-30 chambered in 5.7x28mm FN, which would not only be more powerful, but also inherently more reliable due to the fact that the cartridge is centerfire. Heck, I wish that more firearms manufacturers in general would chamber some of their firearms in 5.7x28 FN, as it seems like a fantastic little cartridge with it's relatively slim profile, extremely high velocity, light body armor penetration, and relatively low recoil.
*sighs* If only NATO forces had rightfully told the German delegation that they weren't going to let one little country with a personal stake in the matter hold back the progress of military technology, much less the adoption of said technology and replaced 9mm Luger with 5.7x28 FN way back when, then we would certainly have more firearms chambered in the cartridge right now.
Sadly, I only know of two firearms in all existence which are chambered in 5.7x28 FN, the aptly named FN Five-SEVEN pistol and FN PS90 bullpup rifle, and neither of which do I have any interest in. There was a rumor that some company (Magnum Research?) was going to release a 1911 chambered in 5.7x28mm FN, but sadly is was only a rumor which never came to fruition.

Anyway, back on topic, the PMR-30 seems like a perfectly adequate firearm for self-defense, so you'll get no argument against carrying it from me. The .22WMR cartridge is no slouch, offering enough energy ft-lbs to equal or even surpass .38 Special or .380 ACP out of a pistol, and as long as the ammo you are using is reliable, there's really no reason to doubt that it will get the job done, especially with a whopping 30 rounds in the magazine.
 
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Good looking rig! I just have never warmed up to the feel of the PMR 30 in my hand. Other than that I think the .22magnum, at 30 rounds, is totally capable!
 

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Very nice!

And with 30 rounds per mag, a great firearm to have for the zombie apocalypse!

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From time to time I find that I tend to shoot one particular gun more often than others. This is been the case for me for the past month or so and I've decided that I like the gun so much I want to carry it.

The gun has been accurate, easy to handle, and dependable almost to a fault. I have about 1000 rounds through the gun in the only problem I had was one failure to eject in the very first magazine I shot through it.

I ordered a new holster and magazine carrier from the guy that's been doing my leather work and it came out beautiful as usual. I decided that for a change I would go with black instead of tan on the leather.

The gun is my Kel-Tec PMR-30. It is accurate, at 14 oz it is very lightweight, it is full size, and even though some would say the 22 magnum is not a self-defense caliber with 30 rounds in the magazine I do not feel unprotected. I wore it all day today and it is lightweight, comfortable, and easily accessed from the four o'clock position. I prefer owb carry in this style holster and I also prefer leather over a hard shell holster.

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Very nice! Now you just need a CMR to go with it :D
 

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Say's the guy on a Taurus forum.... :wall: :icon_ peace:
You haven’t read up on my issue


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I've been doing the exact same thing with my PMR-30; wearing it every day to judge comfort and utility... both my current holsters also have the extra mag pouch, for 61 available.

It really is unbelievable how lightweight the whole package is; don't even need to wear a heavy gun belt, just a regular one. You can lay down a virtual copper curtain without a reload, and the report alone will have everyone's attention.

Also spent some time getting ammo ideas; the new CCI stuff developed for the A22 is apparently ideal for the PMR-30 (specifically item #963CC)... 35 gr. gamepoints, ample penetration, and bullets that actually expand reliably.

I have been using 30 gr. CCI-TNT rounds (#0063) in my NAA because they're the only .22WMR rounds that actually expand reliably every time, and still offer good penetration. The bullet profile on these A22 rounds is even more forgiving because of the lead nose/meplat.

As long as they function in my pistol, they supposedly deliver the most energy and expansion available in .22WMR from the shorter barrel of a handgun, and will be what I use. I'll probably keep using the 30 grainers in the exceptionally short 1 1/8 barrel of the NAA.
 

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Only thing I've seen posted by you on keltec was the sub2k recall thread.
Check out my Sig line on something I have replied to on my phone using Tapatalk. Guys please help educate this guy on my Keltec experience


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There is no reason for us to educate him. You had a bad experience with Kel-Tec. Just like a thousand other people with every other gun manufacturer that ever was at one time or another. The difference is you won't get over it and put it behind you. Caca happens! Whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger...

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