Kel-Tec’s lightweight 30-round, .22 magnum four-star-rated PMR 30 pistol is a hit! Kel-Tec tells TTAG that the company’s running at top production capacity, building a thousand of their lightweight 30-shot, .22 magnum pistols a month.
The PMR 30’s bigger sister the four-star rated CMR 30 carbine (the guns share mags). The CMR 30’s been on the market for a year. According to Kel-Tec Chief Engineer Toby Obermeit his employer’s producing just 200 CMR 30’s per week. Kel-Tec’s looking to double the pace, and then double it again. When? Mr. Obermeit declined to speculate.
Kel-Tec holds a patent for a short, pistol-sized, 33-round straight magazine for .22 long rifle. The .22 long rifle semi-auto design is well understood and simple compared to the .22 magnum. If the market slows down with a Trump administration, Kel-Tec may offer a 33-round .22 LR pistol. Watch this space.