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post #71 of 79 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 10:07 AM
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Nice old thread... Boy the haters are here for sure! Why the hate for Kel-Tec? inexpensive and very innovative! I've owned 5 Kel-Tecs and still own 3 of them. Not much problems with any of them. My PMR is my go to for around the ranch here, never a problem , super light, and will take care of any threat I find on the place.


Edit to add.. I forgot, I broke a firing pin once, easy to get parts and easy to fix.

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Great guns with very good accuracy. The only downside is loading the magazines. That was easily fixed with a cheap mag loader from ebay. I added a laser under they barrel back near the trigger guard.
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Just saw this. It has been a few months since last post. During that interval I picked up a PMR-30. I have used it every time that I have been to the range. I have had NO failures of any kind. None.
Keltec tells me that the gun likes certain brands of ammo more than others. I have found that to be true in terms of accuracy. I have tried CCI Maximag Federal, Winchester Super X, Aquila. They all function. I get the best accuracy from the Winchester.
Like many pistols with fixed sights, the gun is dead on at 25 yards.
The gun is LOUD....rifle ammo in a pistol. Noticeable recoil, mostly a function of the smooth grips. Easily fixed with aftermarket grip pads which provide a more aggressive surface. I simply fitted a piece of sanding belt onto the grip.
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Thank you DG, Pastorp speaks well of that round and his front yard pig hunting.
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Im not sure why I bought mine, but it can only be described as a fun gun to shoot.

I did have one defligit, Have to be careful to load the magazines just so or they sometimes jam, and a kinda big deal. I had ammo rupture after a few rounds had gone downrange. It was CCI, and they checked the remainder of the lot number, giving me a probable cause of the slide not fully returning to battery, and they were right.

The "fix" was to remove every bit of the brass shavings that are typical of the PMR30 during firing and use a dri-lube to minimize it building up in the wrong place on the gun oil.

I will eventually try to smooth out the rough edge that causes it, and put an end to the shaved bits of brass.

Before someone suggests I should have just polished the offending part right away, I just needed to figure out the why before settling on the course of action, and time for the latter was interrupted by deer season. I would, however, be very interested in the details if anyone else has already corrected the problem.
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So sportster is swampman resurrected? He sure sounds like old swampy.

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Further info. I have run into a problem with the magazines. I left the two mags fully loaded and did not shoot the gun for a few weeks. When I did take it to the range, I had a number of failures to feed. This was something that had not happened at all before. As far as I can determine, the mag springs took a set during their downtime.
I have unloaded them and will let them sit.....I do not know if one can "unset" a magazine spring.
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I would just contact Kel Tex and get replacements.

But it’s odd cause I have had mags loaded with 25 loaded for couple years and no issues two weeks ago when I shot.

Rim loc is a real thing and loading mags is quite problematic. No one want to admit they might be cause but more times than not it’s the operator.

I’m lucky mine is great runs like a Swiss watch.

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I would just contact Kel Tex and get replacements.

But itís odd cause I have had mags loaded with 25 loaded for couple years and no issues two weeks ago when I shot.

Rim loc is a real thing and loading mags is quite problematic. No one want to admit they might be cause but more times than not itís the operator.

Iím lucky mine is great runs like a Swiss watch.

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Rim lock......Gotta check that. Thanks.
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