PMR 30, recently purchased

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Tyrsgodi, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. Tyrsgodi

    Tyrsgodi Active Member

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    I recently bought a PMR 30 from Kel Tec, admittedly attracted by the capacity. Nice gun, but I have not yet been to a range. What should I expect during the initial 1000 round break in? 2019 Kel-Tec PMR 30 BLUE.jpg
     
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  2. elfmdl

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    It gonna be loud!! I had one for a short time, didn’t care for it personally but it ran good with anything but the 30 gr hornady rounds. Think they are supposed to be at least 40 grain so stick to that and you’ll be good. Be sure to have some good earplugs!
     
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  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Maybe expect to have fun????
     
  4. Maineiak

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    expect lots of failures :(
     
  5. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Is this a for-real live-firing handgun? :eek:
     
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  6. jackrich3

    jackrich3 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Learn to load the mags right, and use CCI 40 gr. ammo, a lot of fun. Sometimes you want to put it down, but it ain’t done, yet. I would recommend some grip wrap. I found a wrap made for the pmr-30. 732E7001-A949-4F5E-A70C-24B25E01251B.jpeg
     
  7. Les Moore

    Les Moore Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it's just going to jam, especially at the top of the mag. Be sure to tap the mags, while loading, but IMO, the mag springs are pure crap, and I haven't found a likely replacement, yet.
    It's fun, fairly accurate, if you are, and light on recoil. Unfortunately, IMO, feed issues turn it into a range toy.

    As to wrapping the grip, try a 5" section of 2.25" bike inner tube.
     
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  8. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    I got one too!
    Mine is reliable provided that the rounds are not creased when loading the magazine
     
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  9. Mercator

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    Expect to have fun!

    Loading the mag to capacity may be very difficult. If it is, just think of it as a 20 rounder. Also remember the cartridges have to be lined up "just so", I think it's in the manual. A finicky pistol but fun when it works. Best shot outside in daylight.
     
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  11. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw, THIS is a for-real live-firing handgun.....

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  12. Tyrsgodi

    Tyrsgodi Active Member

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    Well, as long as they sell in multiples of 50, I'm good with 25 per load. That's enough for a coyote hunt!
     
  13. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    I had a Grendel P-30 long before I got my Keltec PMR-30,
    so the loading proceedure was drilled into me for 30 years ;)
    To say it's important to do it properly, and use DRY LUBE ONLY
    are understatements.
    Any oil in the chamber at all and it turns to glue as you fire.

    If using oil, you oil, then run dry patches thru until you get ZERO wet residue.
    Air dry the action with compressed air...
    Like I said, you want it DRY.
    Same proceedure as a Marlin Camp 922M

    Grendel & Keltec.jpg

    And for fun do a Night Fire...
    that 3" long flame out the end will give ya and all watchers a Thrill!!
     
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  14. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    A pal of mine who has one of these pistols uses pure carbon-black in a little puffer, although the scrapings from a 5B grade pencil will do the same trick.
     
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  15. Tyrsgodi

    Tyrsgodi Active Member

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    Good hardware stores sell graphite in their lock departments. Great lube, and burns off after awhile.
     
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  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    My experience with graphite is that it imbeds itself in metal.

    Because the manufacturer knows the product better than me, I use what lube the manufacturer suggests.
     
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  17. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    We used to use 4B and 5B pencil shavings in the actions of our GPMGs in Norway...just sharpen 'em up and dump it in...
     
  18. BillDeShivs

    BillDeShivs Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dan-
    Graphite can not possibly embed itself in steel or aluminum.
     
  19. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    I think Dan meant tight adhesion to metal.