Saturday, September 1, 2012

Unboxing

Oh look, a package for me. I wonder what's inside?


Oh my. This looks promising...


Oh ho ho ho! Could it be...?


It could!


It is!
The PMR-30 from Kel-Tec! I have found a way to successfully turn bullshit my writing into guns!

It's larger than I expected, both in barrel length and grip size.

It's very thin, though, and quite light. About 90% of it is glass-reinforced nylon.

Sexy fiber-optic sights.


Well, I know what I'll be doing over Labor Day. A more in-depth review will follow soon after. I plan to have my mother shoot this as well, so as to provide that critical over-65 demographic.

My guy at the gun store, Kirk, was very interested in this. He's sold two PMR-30s, but has never had the chance to shoot one, so of course I invited him along. Not only will that provide me with a nice spectrum of reviewers, but it's always a good thing to have a gun store guy as a friend.

Pew pew pew.

15 comments:

45er said...

Congrats.  I've been told that is a good little pistol.  I'm curious to see how it works for you.

The Jack said...

Very nice.   Have fun at the range.

22 mag is a fun round.  Can it shoot 22lr? I don't think it can, but that would make for even cheaper plinking.

Erin Palette said...

Definitely not in the magazine. Might work by breech-loading, but honestly, I do NOT want to risk it. 

The Jack said...

Yeah,  unless the manual says a type of cartridge is good to use best not to risk it.

Sure, the 22lr is less powerful but...  why take a risk.

Don said...

Very very jealous been trying to buy one for 6 months now cant seem to get one all the way to Md cant wait for a reveiw

Erin Palette said...

Derp. I hadn't realized you were asking what the manual says!

It states unequivocally that you should only use .22 WMR in the pistol, and nothing else. It then goes on to explain which ammunition works best, and which to avoid. 

There are a total of six paragraphs devoted just to ammunition do's and don'ts. 

Erin Palette said...

Good luck with that... last I saw, Maryland had a 20-round limit on magazines. 

http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/NoHiCapChemSpray.pdf 

Jim Collins said...

.22WMR won't work, the brass is too long, duh.  You could put a shim in the mag, but the action process length (is there a technical term?  Recoil bolt travel?) would end up with stovepipe jams every third round.  
Love the sexy background.  You know the way into an engineer's heart, you minx you. 'Scuse me, I'll be at my drawing board.

SiGraybeard said...

Wait - you get people sending you guns to review?  I am so jealous!

Seriously, well done.  I look forwarding to seeing what you think.  My wife has a NAA Mini, the single action revolvers with cylinders for both .22LR and .22WMR.  .22 Magnum is an impressive little round. 

Don said...

the one they sell in md have a 5 round magazine dont know how that works

Erin Palette said...

FIVE ROUNDS?  What the heck is the point, then?

Linoge said...

Well, you have successfully trumped me - I have never managed to turn my nonsense into firearms, despite companies assuring me I had.  Nicely done!  

Erin Palette said...

Well, it helps that:

1) I've already bought a Kel-Tec and reviewed it favorably;
2) I am a Floridian, like them; and
3) I know their principal photographer and he speaks well of me. :)

Brigid said...

I've not owned one but one of the colleagues has several and swears by them.  Enjoy!  Especially the sexy sights.

Glen McAdams said...

Would like to see a review when you have time. I have been trying to purchase one for some time now. Unable to find some one  who has one to shoot. Your opinion would be appreciated. Thanks. Glen

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