The Kel-Tec PMR-30 pistol is a pretty cool looking gun. While I’m about as big a fan of a .22 caliber pistol for self-defense as Hammas is for celebrating Yom Kippur, any gun that can alternate between blow back and locked breech operation depending on internal pressure gets my respect. And I love what they’ve done with the Sub-2000! (I keep almost buying one.) But this, this is hideous. The recently re-activated apolitical gun blogger at firearmsblog.com has a nice little Q & A session with Kel-Tec designer Tobias Obermeite. Toby addresses the critical question about the weapon potential effectiveness against an adversary: WTF?
I do not believe that a single .22WMR out of a pistol is adequate…but I do believe 25 to 30 .22WMR’s are adequate. It’s not ideal, but the total amount of bullet weight in a full 30 round mag is 1500 grains (if 50 grain bullets are used). This compares to 10 rounds of 147 grain 9mm, or 13 rounds of 115gr. Of course bullet weight alone is not enough, but the velocity out of the PMR-30 is still quite good. (1230fps for 40 gr)
Holy leaky bad guy Batman, that’s a lot of holes! Yes Robin, and getting the miscreant to stand still long enough to make those holes could prove problematic. Geez Batman, I never thought of that. That’s alright old chum. You smack your palm with your fist a lot and we’ll call it good.