Kel-Tec PMR-30 Lightweight

Kel-Tec PMR-30 Lightweight

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Reviews: 58
GUNCRITIC SCORE 96%
Total reviews: 58
Positive: 50
Mixed: 6
Negative: 2
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Retail Price: $429.00
Used Value: $278.85
Sale Price: $291.99

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Kel-Tec PMR-30 Lightweight Description

Slide and barrel are 4140 steel, frame is 7075 aluminum. Grip, slide cover, trigger, mag release, and safety levers are glass reinforced Nylon (Zytel), much like other Kel-Tec Pistols. Magazine is Also Zytel and holds 30 rounds, with round count ports. Other features include: dual opposing extractors for reliability, heel magazine release to aid in magazine retention, dovetailed aluminum front sight, Picatinny accessory rail under the barrel, Urethane recoil buffer, captive coaxial recoil springs. PMR30 disassembles for cleaning by removal of a single pin.

Kel-Tec PMR-30 Lightweight Specifications

BrandKel-tec Cnc
ActionSingle
Caliber.22 Mag.
Capacity30+1
FinishBlack
SightsFiber Optic
GripZytel
Barrel Length4.3"
Primary Uses
 
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Fair Market Range $395 - $412
Fair Market Price $404
MSRP $429.00
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Price history for Kel-Tec PMR-30 Lightweight
  • Highest Price: $387.95 - January 28, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $332.63 - December 26, 2018

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Kel-Tec PMR-30 Lightweight Reviews

Positive: 56 Mixed: 0 Negative: 2
  • 100

    This gun is awesome!! However, it is picky about ammunition, just like my Walther P22. If u don't use the recommended ammo, it will jam. Most people don't read their manual and put just anything in it and complain about ...it when it jams. As long as you're using the recommended ammo, this gun will amaze you!! Better buy a lot of ammo too, because you can blow through a box of rounds in under a minute! more

    January 11, 2012
    Brandon
  • 100

    Gun shoot excellent, 50 rounds no misfires, smooth slide upon racking, awesome overall.

    September 18, 2018
    Ray1ST
  • 100

    This is more than I really expected great firearm.

    August 8, 2018
    Ernie
  • 100

    I have wanted a Kel-Tec PMR-30 for several years now, but they have been out of stock. Found this on SG for a great price (as always). Product arrived promptly and I took it out to the range. Ran approximately 100 rounds... through it (easy to do as it holds 30 in the magazine. The gun ran great, is a blast to shoot, and very well may be my new favorite gun. Buy one from SG, you won't be disappointed! more

    August 9, 2018
    STLZ
  • 100

    Fun gun to shoot, however I found out after I had purchased ammo at Sportsman's Guide what they had will not cycle in the gun. In reading the manual the gun requires a heavy bullet 35 grains at least and 40 to 50 preferr...ed. It would have been nice to know that before I purchased the ammo. Bought 40 grain ammo, at another store and gun works fine. Comes in a nice case and also has 2 different colored sights that can be swapped into the front sight. Still giving it a 5 star rating as that was not the guns fault. Plus it was on sale! more

    July 21, 2018
    dcgun
  • 100

    July 10, 2018
    dad1
  • 100

    Great price, lite weight, accurate

    July 7, 2018
    Willie boy
  • 100

    I live on a farm and I carry it , like I carry a wallet or my glasses , it is so lite and easy to carry and has enough ammo that I don't worry about backup mag around the farm

    July 5, 2018
    ozzy
  • 100

    Good deal for a hard to find item

    July 2, 2018
    Travis
  • 100

    This is more than I really expected great firearm.

    August 13, 2018
    Ernie
  • 100

    I have wanted a Kel-Tec PMR-30 for several years now, but they have been out of stock. Found this on SG for a great price (as always). Product arrived promptly and I took it out to the range. Ran approximately 100 rounds... through it (easy to do as it holds 30 in the magazine. The gun ran great, is a blast to shoot, and very well may be my new favorite gun. Buy one from SG, you won't be disappointed! more

    August 15, 2018
    STLZ
  • 100

    Fun gun to shoot, however I found out after I had purchased ammo at Sportsman's Guide what they had will not cycle in the gun. In reading the manual the gun requires a heavy bullet 35 grains at least and 40 to 50 preferr...ed. It would have been nice to know that before I purchased the ammo. Bought 40 grain ammo, at another store and gun works fine. Comes in a nice case and also has 2 different colored sights that can be swapped into the front sight. Still giving it a 5 star rating as that was not the guns fault. Plus it was on sale! more

    July 27, 2018
    dcgun
  • 100

    Fired 200 rds,No misfires,Sites accurate,Great gun.Best price I found anywhere.Great service and quick delivery. I am well satisfied

    July 18, 2018
    William
  • 100

    July 9, 2018
    dad1
  • 100

    I live on a farm and I carry it , like I carry a wallet or my glasses , it is so lite and easy to carry and has enough ammo that I don't worry about backup mag around the farm

    July 6, 2018
    ozzy
  • 100

    Good deal for a hard to find item

    July 7, 2018
    Travis
  • 100

    June 29, 2018
    general ishimo the bull
  • 100

    This was one of the most impressive examples of light weight an powerful rim fire with capacity to spare. The fire ball muzzle flash is surprising at first but enjoyable the more you fire the weapon. Magazine fully stack...ed with 30 rounds has a tendency to failure to feed, this was with V-max Hornaday 22 mag rounds, the first 5 rounds, after that no issues. more

    July 1, 2018
    Jh3isme
  • 100

    Fun gun to shoot, however I found out after I had purchased ammo at Sportsman's Guide what they had will not cycle in the gun. In reading the manual the gun requires a heavy bullet 35 grains at least and 40 to 50 preferr...ed. It would have been nice to know that before I purchased the ammo. Bought 40 grain ammo, at another store and gun works fine. Comes in a nice case and also has 2 different colored sights that can be swapped into the front sight. Still giving it a 5 star rating as that was not the guns fault. Plus it was on sale! more

    July 28, 2018
    dcgun
  • 100

    Fired 200 rds,No misfires,Sites accurate,Great gun.Best price I found anywhere.Great service and quick delivery. I am well satisfied

    July 20, 2018
    William
  • 100

    Great price, lite weight, accurate

    July 6, 2018
    Willie boy
  • 100

    I live on a farm and I carry it , like I carry a wallet or my glasses , it is so lite and easy to carry and has enough ammo that I don't worry about backup mag around the farm

    July 7, 2018
    ozzy
  • 100

    This was one of the most impressive examples of light weight an powerful rim fire with capacity to spare. The fire ball muzzle flash is surprising at first but enjoyable the more you fire the weapon. Magazine fully stack...ed with 30 rounds has a tendency to failure to feed, this was with V-max Hornaday 22 mag rounds, the first 5 rounds, after that no issues. more

    June 28, 2018
    Jh3isme
  • 100

    This is a blast to shoot and accurate with the fiber optic sights. A big flame comes out of the end of the barrel and it's loud. Range trolls will come to investigate. Be careful the trigger is very light make sure you k...eep it pointed downrange. The pistol functioned flawlessly, no jamming problems at all, BUT before I took it out to shoot I sprayed some silicone in the mags, I polished around the feed ramp area with some jewelers rouge and lubed up all the moving parts. I put 150 rounds though it on first outing and didn't clean it and put another 150 rounds through it on the second outing. CON: You will need to get a mag loader or a new thumb, your choice. more

    July 1, 2018
    Jeffroe
  • 100

    Very accurate, Fired 300 rounds, no jambs, Very accurate. Great camping pistol.

    July 1, 2018
    Blue3442
  • 100

    Fired 200 rds,No misfires,Sites accurate,Great gun.Best price I found anywhere.Great service and quick delivery. I am well satisfied

    July 16, 2018
    William
  • 100

    July 6, 2018
    dad1
  • 100

    I live on a farm and I carry it , like I carry a wallet or my glasses , it is so lite and easy to carry and has enough ammo that I don't worry about backup mag around the farm

    July 2, 2018
    ozzy
  • 100

    June 30, 2018
    general ishimo the bull
  • 100

    Very accurate, Fired 300 rounds, no jambs, Very accurate. Great camping pistol.

    June 28, 2018
    Blue3442
  • 100

    June 29, 2018
    GARY
  • 100

    Great little gun
    I just recently purchased the pmr 30 and the cmr 30. I went to the range yesterday and put 150 round through each. The cmr 30 had zero(0) failures. The pmr 30 had two(2) stovepipes, both times it was on the 1st cycle. I ...was amazed at he accuracy of both guns. I am by no means a marksman but I was shooting 5” groupings at about 50 yards with the 30 and tighter than that with the cmr 30I am very impressed with both guns at this point. I am not going to clean them until I start having failures just to see how long they will go. I am loading magazines to 25 just because it works out to load two mags with a 50 round box. So far I love both guns!!! more

    October 16, 2018
    SCVol
  • 100

    PMR-30 22 MAGNUM-A ton of fun.
    As others have said, this gun is a lot of fun to shoot. It cycled 50 rounds through it with no issues. Got lucky to not only find it in stock, but on sale. If you buy one, it will become one of your favorites...Also very... happy with Palmetto State Armory. Great prices and fast shipping. more

    September 25, 2018
    David Z
  • 40

    Less than Perfect.
    The finish is fine, fit of parts is fine.It jams about every third shot.Would not purchase again.

    September 25, 2018
    Legare W
  • 100

    No Wonder It’s Allocated
    Absolutely love this gun! I wish I would have been able to find one of these sooner! Never letting this one go!

    September 1, 2018
    C A
  • 100

    PURE RELIABILITY!
    This PMR30 has ran five different brands of ammo mostly hollow points flawlessly. I only had an issue once with the first round of a mag full of WINCHESTER SUPREME hollow points, the jagged copper hollow point snagged on... the feed ramp. I sling shot'd the slide and emptied the entire mag afterwards. I am happy with mine, I don't know if I got lucky or they worked out all the bugs. The ammo I liked the best was the HORNADY FTX critical defense. I was shooting a large tree branch in a stock tank and it was hitting with much more damage than the others and was reliable. more

    August 30, 2018
    Todd D
  • 100

    Bought for my wife’s birthday
    Just had it custom ceracoated Tiffany blue to match her OTF Blade I bought her last year

    August 30, 2018
    James P
  • 100

    one of my favorites
    This will be nice in the forth coming zombie anarchy. Took the center of a target out at 40 yards with 2 mags full. Nice real nice. Ear protection is nice to have on. Got 3 of these and a couple CMR30's, good light w...eight backup for the SLR 308. Nice, real nice. No monkeying around with these- more

    August 30, 2018
    Disapointed
  • 80

    Kel-tec PMR 30
    I love the light weight and capacity of the pistol. This is the cheapest place I have been able to find one. I have been looking for about 2 years for one. I wanted one in FDE or ODG but black will work at this price. It... is picky about ammo but worth it. I would buy again. more

    August 30, 2018
    Ken M
  • 100

    Awesome pistol!! Put about 200 rnds through it so far! Not one single jam with any ammo. Thinking about using for conceal carry.

    August 30, 2018
    Gerardo R
  • 80

    Fun gun
    I have had mine for about 7 months. It is fun to shoot with the right ammo. That being CCI and Hornady for me. Does not like anything Armcorp which is typical for this gun.I will recommend that all new owners tighten dow...n the front sight as mine flew off after a few rounds. I know of other owners that had the same thing happen. more

    August 21, 2018
    Joe W
  • 100

    Great Rimfire Handgun
    This pistol is an absolute hoot to shoot. The mags are a little tedious to load, as there really isn’t a good loader available like a Maglula. But buy several extra so you just have to load at the house after the r...ange. more

    August 5, 2018
    Carl R. R
  • 100

    Flawless performance.
    Put 100 rounds through it right out of the box, including the armscore that Kel-Tec DOES NOT recommend using. Still not a single issue! Winchester 40gr worked fine too. Kel-Tec can be hit and miss but this one was a hit!... And a PSA price makes it even sweeter. more

    August 4, 2018
    Eric T
  • 100

    Great gun!
    Last weekend I surpassed the 500 round mark since I bought this gun in June.0 problems, using Fiocchi FMJ / TMJ 40 GR. ammo.I only load the mags to 25 rounds as it's easier plus if you're not careful the rims can... dent the casings on rounds in the mag.Of all the pistols I own this one puts the biggest smile on my face when I pull the trigger as it's loud & belches a ball of fire from the barrel. more

    August 3, 2018
    h2racer
  • 80

    The handgun is great and has a lot of firepower. The Only drawback is it is very difficult to get 30 rounds into the magazine.

    July 31, 2018
    TODD H
  • 80

    Ammo sensitive
    Light weight even when fully loaded but Kel-Tec has ammo restrictions on what you can and must not use. Basically it cannot use imported or high pressure ammo. CCI Federal and Remington is it. No Armscor PPU S&B or s...imilar ammunition. more

    September 27, 2016
    Greg
  • 100

    Received pmr30 quickly. After cleaning have shot about three hundred rounds. Had one fail to feed. Not a deal breaker at all. Anyone that shoots rim fire pistols knows that problems do occur on occasion. All In all I am ...happy with both the firearm and buds more

    April 10, 2017
    eric B
  • 100

    Great pistol. Light, accurate and well made. Alot of fun with the 30 round magazine. Good deal and fast shipping from Bud's.

    November 22, 2017
    Michael L
  • 100

    I searched for years for this pistol, and Bud's delivered it at a very reasonable price. This is one of the best pistols I have ever owned. No problems with a spectrum of WMR ammo. Accurate, effective, and fun to shoot.

    February 9, 2018
    Coleman H
  • 20

    Junk!!!!!!!!!! Buy an FN57.

    June 25, 2018
    Jonathan C
  • 100

    Once again, great service from Buds. I researched this gun for a long time; it has a lot of negative reviews and positive reviews. In the end I bought it on the experience of the other Kel-Tec arms I have purchased which... have performed great contrary to negative press. I wasn't disappointed. You must load the magazines correctly. It's not hard to do. It did have a few FTF's with the first mag I put through it. But the gun is obviously tight when new which I found out during a pre-shoot breakdown and reassembly. I figure give it time to break in. However, it ran through the second mag perfectly. And the next 3 mags too. It is an absolute blast to shoot! Yes, it is super light even loaded. It fits my hand very nicely (5'8"). It's loud, kicks sharply but very managable, and I put all 5 mags (150 rounds) in a five inch group at 15 yards offhand. I figure not bad for the first outing. I'm happy, a great buy. more

    November 3, 2018
    William O
  • 100

    Shot 300 rounds straight from the box without any hiccups. Excellent pistol.

    January 7, 2014
    Damian Y
  • 100

    Awesome pistol. I have been looking for one these for ages and when I saw the 4 minute old deal on slickguns.com I followed the link to Buds and immediately made the purchase. Ordered on a Monday and had it by Thursday. ...Took it to the range last week and I love it. Fit and finish are great and it is a tight little pistol. Friends remarked on how light it was. Put 240 rounds through it in about 20 minutes before the range closed. Accuracy was very good but I wasnt there to putter around. Out of the box I emptied 8 mags through it in quick succession using three different ammos. It gobbled up the CCI 40 grain copper HP and the Winchester 40 grain copper plated bullets like nothing. With the Winchester 40 grain semi jacket HP it had a few hiccups. Ejected the spent round but didnt strip a new one off the mag. The owners manual and online reviews had warned of this. The pm30 definitely prefers hi power heavy bullets. I just scored 500 rounds of the CCI 40 grain copper plated rounds and cant wait to get back to the range. If you ever see one of these for sale, BUY it. more

    September 18, 2013
    Chuck M
  • 100

    Great Great Pistol. Couldn't be happier with the performance ran through 150 rounds of 5 different brand of 40 grain (maxi-mag jsp,maxi-mag jhp fiocchi jsp speer gold dot GDHP-SB and winchester PDX1. One jam with the Max...i-Mag JHP. Probably a mag load error. Load your mags by the manual and as far as my PMR-30 performed I couldn't be happier after paying nearly $800.00 for a $350.00 pistol. more

    April 26, 2013
    Frederick s
  • 80

    Man, these are tough to come by. I was lucky, & was online when they come in. I ordered it that day, & have one, now. They are pretty cool. 30 rounds of 22hmr is quite a bit of firepower, for a single firearm. It is reas...onably accurate, has few ftf's or fte's... lightweight. Nice pistol. I'm don't know why the manufacturer's have such a hard time providing the supply, with the demand there is. I've been looking for a keltec 2000k for a couple of years. And now, it is crazy. Time for me to forget any new purchases.. oh, yeah! Except for the new 1911 that i just ordered! :) more

    March 12, 2013
    Scott W
  • 80

    WAITED to long 1yr. 9 months and the gun is on the cheap side and had a couple problems first time out but now its seems to be ok. I lost the slide release tab and the slide would not stay open on the last shot it seems ...to be working better second time out . I called Kel-tec they sent a new tab and were very nice . I wouldn't wait for this gun again , but its a blast to shoot . If you load the Mag's wrong you will have feeding problems just follow the directions in the book and start with only 25 rds until they loosen up and Kel-tec recommends very little lube stay light on the oil. more

    December 21, 2012
    john p
  • 100

    I have two PMR-30s. An early model and the later one with the barrel upgrade. Both are good guns. I installed the 5 inch barrel in the latter gun. The barrels are easy to change, just pull the pin, slide it apart, simila...r to a Glock. The 5 inch barrel is fluted like the original barrels. Latter PMR-30s are not fluted. The early gun has the gap, which has been fixed on the later gun, but the early gun works just as well. I go to the range fairly often. I've put about 500 rounds through both guns with no problems. I use the recommended ammo, and load it the way the book says and I have no problems. I haven't noticed any key holing with either gun. They are fairly accurate. I shoot them at about 10 yards with groups around 2 inches. With a better marksman than myself, I'm sure they would do better. The gun is louder than I expected, and the kick is more too. I guess that's to be expected in a 13 oz gun. The gun does what it was designed for. If you like 22 mag, and want to have a lot of firepower in the handle, this is your gun. Not much need for extra mags, 30 rounds is plenty for most situations. If Kel tec was smart, they would make one of these that works with 22 LR. I love my PMR-30s and would recommend one to a friend. Great little gun. more

    November 18, 2012
    delina s
  • 100

    Well a year and a half later I finally got my pistol! I had almost given up hope that kel tec would even produce these bad boys again.... Seeing after all the issues the first gen had. I'm happy with the purchase, took a... little longer than I had expected but everything turned out great! Buds service was as expected, awesome. Range time with the pistol is great seeing as I don't have to reload as often as I would with any of my other pistols! Perfect no issues with fte, ftf. more

    November 8, 2012
    Rey G