Erin got a PMR-30 for Testing and evaluation.
I must say that I’ve been intrigued by this gun since I first heard about it. Its a neat design, and has a lot of cool features, and .22 WMR is a neat round that doesn’t cost an arm-and-a-leg, nor is it hard to come by. And all at a reasonable MSRP.
Of course Kel-Tec firearms are not “Safe” for Massachusetts sale, and under no circumstances can non-law enforcement own post 94 magazines that hold more than 10 rounds…and the PMR holds, as its name states, 30 rounds.
Still on her target she had some keyholing issues. This is when the bullet isn’t properly stabilized by the rifling, causing the round to start tumbling (as the base of the bullet has more mass than the tip…so the base will want to go first if not spinning properly) and sometimes leaving holes from the SIDE of the bullet, which look a little like a keyhole.
Turns out its an ammo issue, not the gun. Go have a read, and look at the comments. McThag notes that it doesn’t appear to be a bullet weight issue, so its probably velocity differences between the rounds.
He also notes that once this gun (and potential copycats) hit the market, I suspect ammo will be made specifically for these pistols, much like the specialty .410 ammo made for the Taurus Judge and other .410 revolvers.