Kel- Tec Pmr-30

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  1. Dec 27, 2016 #1
    Timber

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    Anyone have one? What are your pros and cons. Happy New Year!
     
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    XDCC

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    I don't own one...yet. I had a chance to shoot a friend's and it was really nice. Zero recoil, giant fireball, better than expected trigger, very accurate. I'll be picking one up soon for certain.
     
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    Cuda66

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    They're decent...but, honestly, unless you're dealing with someone who has serious physical issues regarding recoil...it's a range toy, and an expensive one at that.
     
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    ^ And that's where I am with it - unless someone's really recoil-averse, I also do not see much practical reason to go with the .22 WMR. And even then, for defensive use, because of the finicky nature of rimfires, I'd be much more inclined to go with a 10-shot revolver that's had its action smoothed, rather than rely on a magazine-fed (which tends to itself present issues) semi-auto.

    I own one.

    I have 6 mags for it.

    For me, it's a range-toy until my daughter decides to step up from her .22 LR handgun - and honestly, even then, I'm more inclined to step her right into a full-size 9x19 rather than to go with the rather blasty (if minimal recoil) .22 WMR. I haven't had any problems with mine, but I've only had maybe 200 rounds through it, all for shits-and-giggles. :lol:

    I almost bought a CMR when they went on sale locally, but a couple of friends talked some sense into me and I stocked away more ammo for my 9mm and 5.56, instead. ;)
     
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    birda40

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    As said it is fun, 3 mags 90 rounds. It is accurate , the trigger to me is great. I was in Tenn a few weeks ago, I was scouting an area the other side of a thicket. That night I must have ticked off the yotes , they were howling in the area I was in. The sound of them all at least 30, they have chased my brother out of the woods. It is light and going to accompany me next week.
     
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    Cuda66

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    If somebody made a quality, 10 shot .22 WMR DA revolver, I'd buy one in a heartbeat. I'm really eying a 351PD...it just looks like a sweet, drop in the pocket even in running shorts pistol...

    FWIW, the Gold Dot, PDX-1, and (though it pains me to say) Critical Defense WMR loads are fairly decent performing out of short barrels.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2016 #7
    DevJames

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    I'd rather have a 7.62x25

    Those are fun to shoot and very modest recoil.
     
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    minimum_freebore

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    Coyotes often run in small groups. Mostly really. Like very small. There calls disguise their numbers. More than likely it was only a few. 2 can sound like 10. It's really amazing. They are still pests though.

    Historically, coyote attacks on humans are infinitesimally small. Not saying it can't happen, just very unlikely. Good luck on the hunt.
     
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    Helpdesk9

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    Rather have a 5.7 or a .22TCM

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    DevJames

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    I'd rather have your mom!

    7.62x25mm was awesome when you could get a case for 75 bucks though.
     

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