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    Two Questions

    I have two questions.

    1.) Just bought a PMR-30 yesterday. I see a lot of posts with complaints. Did I make a mistake?

    2.) Who makes the best magazine loader?

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    Well, you've got a 30 round 22 WMR with fiber optic sites, rail mountable nicknamed the jam-o-matic. If you have a newer one you'll be fine. If you've got the original one maybe not so fine. It's a semi-blowback design so a strong grip will help compensate. Kel-Tec recommends CCI 40 grain Maxi Mag. As with other Kel-Tec pistols I would strongly recommend using the ammo they recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeysBear View Post
    Well, you've got a 30 round 22 WMR with fiber optic sites, rail mountable nicknamed the jam-o-matic. If you have a newer one you'll be fine. If you've got the original one maybe not so fine. It's a semi-blowback design so a strong grip will help compensate. Kel-Tec recommends CCI 40 grain Maxi Mag. As with other Kel-Tec pistols I would strongly recommend using the ammo they recommend.

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    1.) Well, I would guess it is the newest manufacture as it is NIB as far as I can tell. S/N is WXKE??, does that tell you the age of it? I understand the ammo issue as the AutoMag II .22 Mag had a preference for Winchester Dynapoint's and it so stated in the owners manual.

    2.) Any help/suggestions on the loader?

    Thanks for your response.

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    Check out this YouTube video concerning which version PMR-30 you have. Well, the site won't let me post links because I'm too much a newbie. Google it.

    I have the newest version and shoot Hornady Varmint Express 30 grain loads with NO problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by usmc69 View Post
    1.) Well, I would guess it is the newest manufacture as it is NIB as far as I can tell. S/N is WXKE??, does that tell you the age of it? I understand the ammo issue as the AutoMag II .22 Mag had a preference for Winchester Dynapoint's and it so stated in the owners manual.

    2.) Any help/suggestions on the loader?

    Thanks for your response.

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    I have owned my PMR 30 for 3 years and have had no problems putting 1500 rounds through it. A speed loader is a must. I use a Nest style American Speed loader. I haven’t shot any Winchester ammo thru it. CCI,hornady,Federal and amscor all cycle fine thru it. FWIW if you do have any issues with it take a ride to Keltec drop it off go eat lunch it will be ready when you get back. They have excellent customer service! As for the AMT I have owned 2 both cycled when clean but you couldn’t put 50 through them before they malfunctioned. I have put 200 through the pmr and it was still cycling fine.

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    My PMR 30 is a little more than 2 years old and I have had very few issues with it. When new I did have several failures to feed which was due to poor magazine loading on my part. I bought a Maglula speed loader made specifically for the PMR/CMR 30 (I have both) and that solved the FTF problem. I use Federal 50 gr ammo with no problems at all. Don't use any ammunition with a bullet weight of less than 40 gr. and you'll be fine.
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    Pmr 30

    Quote Originally Posted by usmc69 View Post
    I have two questions.

    1.) Just bought a PMR-30 yesterday. I see a lot of posts with complaints. Did I make a mistake?

    2.) Who makes the best magazine loader?
    I love the PMR30, however mine out of the box kept failing to feed. I watched they videos Om loading the mag, tried everything to no avail. Sent it back. Nearly 3 months later, I got it back with a new barrel, Firing pin, all the upgrades and 10 fail to fire out of the first 200 rounds. Picked up the rounds and they fired great in my Henry. Back to the factory with a different problem. Great gun if they’d just get some quality control. Seems they're great or lemons.

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