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15 November 2012 - 03:14 AM.22 magnum is expensive?? compared to what?
Heres a fast google search; 500 rounds for $110
22 September 2012 - 02:42 AMDo you guys think that this is a decent idea to get people who have never handled an actual firearm accustomed to the proper usage and safety procedures surrounding? Just a thought.
For me I would say no. If I knew that this gun was only capable of firing plastic balls I wouldnt have near the respect or safety in mind against something that could kill someone, or myself, and wouldnt want that mindset carried over when handling an actual firearm. I would rather advise someone get proper training from an trainer or someone with a vast amount of knowledge and experience with firearms. These people are out there and willing to welcome, show and teach people that have never handled a firearm. The only thing is trusting said person. If you can afford it, sign up for a class or look for free ones. My local gun club does a free first timers course and Im sure there are plenty out there. I would recommend hitting the googles and calling or emailing your closest gun shops and clubs, army/navy store, even a feed/tractor store.
19 September 2012 - 01:29 AMI don't understand the Kel-Tec hate. I hear mostly positive reviews about the majority of their products. I've heard the PMR-30 has some reliability issues, but I expect that from a rimfire weapon.
KT has a reputation for being 'overly innovative' and have put products out that have later been updated and worked out bugs, even tho they have great customer service and always back up and stand by their products. The PMR 30 is an example;
PMR-30 Status Update IV
As time has progressed, so has the PMR-30. Since the start of the year the PMR-30 has been shipping in full quantities to all of our distributors on a rotating basis (to make it fair for all distributors). Recently we have been made aware of a potential issue that we feel our customers should definitely be made aware of.
We are in the middle of a re-design to our barrel due to key-holing concerns. For those unfamiliar with key-holing, basically it is when the bullet tumbles end over end rather than travelling stable with a solid spiral. It seems as though the 1:16 twist ratio of our barrels isn't quite preventing these issues from occurring. We are currently testing new twist ratios for the PMR-30 so that these issues no longer occur (1:9 and 1:12).
There has also been a cosmetic change to the barrel: we have removed the fluting on the barrel. The initial fluted design was for weight reduction, however it was time-consuming to produce. We have created a new design that matches the weight and decreases production time significantly. It will look like a more traditional pistol.
IMPORTANT: For customers who DO own a PMR-30 and are experiencing key-holing, you may send your barrel in to be replaced by the newly redesigned versions once they are available. When they are available, a status update will be made so that our customers know that they can go ahead and send their barrel in for replacement. Shipping costs will be reimbursed, of course. Once the new design is tested and implemented, we will post all necessary information for sending back your defective barrel for replacement.
As of today: 5/10/2011, we are halting shipments on the PMR-30 to reduce the number of potential key-holing pistols that go out. We estimate a 2-week period until shipments are resumed. We sincerely apologize to everyone who is affected by this. We hope that our customers understand that we are trying hard to make sure that the best possible product goes out.