Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kel-Tec Update on PMR-30 Production

Everyone seems to be clamoring to get their hands on this little pistol, but they’re virtually no where to be found. Kel-Tec sent us a new update this morning letting us know that production numbers are up and they are quickly moving into full production.

Production is coming along nicely. Batch numbers are increasing every week and we are pretty confident that we can finally hit that full production mark this month as planned, so you will finally see the PMR-30 become more and more available.

You should have already seen them become somewhat more available than they were when we first released them.

The bottleneck part right now are barrels. We get the barrel blanks from an outside supplier, but shortly we will be making our own blanks, speeding the process up even more.

Fans of suppressed .22 pistols will be happy to know that Kel-Tec also plans on offering a .22LR conversion kit for the PMR-30, along with a threaded barrel.

We won’t be doing a whole PMR-30 .22LR version, just a conversion kit. No ETA on that. Same for the threaded barrel. We have working prototypes, but we want to focus on getting the PMR-30 production on lock before we start working on accessories.

For those unfamiliar with the platform, the PMR-30 is Kel-Tec’s newest semiautomatic pistol chambered in .22 WMR. It can carry a whopping 30 rounds in a single magazine, making it extremely popular as a trail gun in areas of the country that don’t harbor native bears.

PMR-30 Specifications
Caliber: .22 Magnum (.22WMR)
Barrel length 4.3”
Length: 7.9”
Height: 5.8”
Grip Width: 1.1”
Max width, across safety levers: 1.3”
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Trigger pull: 3.5 to 5 lbs
Weight (no mag): 13.6 oz.
Muzzle Velocity (40 gr): 1230 fps

Click here to purchase your own PMR-30 or to receive an update when they are back in stock.

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