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idaho cowboy
Junior Member

USA
122 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2018 :  10:29:32 AM  Show Profile
As I gather these pistols have an inherent jamming / feed problem. I have two friends that have them and they both have these issues. Both have tried various makes of ammo, fallowed the manufactures recommendations as far as bullet weight and still can not fire 20 rounds without having either a jam caused by the empty shell not being extracted or by a feed problem. Quite often the feed issue is that the slide will not quite close on a new round. Has anyone else experienced these issues and if so did you get the problem resolved.

charliemeyer007
Advanced Member

USA
5794 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2018 :  11:09:50 AM  Show Profile
Some designs aren't all that good. Same goes for actual production.

I would first examine the extractor. No burrs and no/min slop, proper angle and fit to the rim. Maybe a stronger spring. Polish the chamber. Make and use a cartridge checker gauge.

Polish the rails, use good lube. Clean and de-burr the inside of the magazine.
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rufe-snow
Advanced Member

18239 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2018 :  12:43:12 PM  Show Profile
I've had one for going on 4 years now. Bought it new, for way over MSR. Because that was the only way, a peon could get his hands on one.

I anticipated trouble, so documented the round count over the first 3 years.

Quit at 2100+. Shoots everything. Even the stuff KelTec, says not to use.
Very fussy accuracy wise, as far as ammo is concerned. Loves CCI 30 grain H-P's. Will Keyhole, with a lot of other ammo.

Wouldn't lock back, after the last shot from the mag. Until a red dot was mounted on the slide.

Firing pin broke, shortly after I mounted the Burris. The special mount that KelTec sells, to adapt the red dot to the slide. Holes are misaligned. Fixed it by backing off on one of the mounting screws. KelTec sent me a replacement firing pin. But wouldn't accept, that their holes were countersunk out of wack. And wanted me to send back the pistol for repair.

All in all, I'm very happy with my PMR 30. Except that business with KelTec.

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Bill DeShivs
Senior Member

USA
1267 Posts

Posted - 03/17/2018 :  1:31:51 PM  Show Profile
Mine works fine.
K/T generally has very good customer service. Tell your friends to use it!

Bill DeShivs
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spasmcreek
Advanced Member

36238 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2018 :  7:33:24 PM  Show Profile
short time ago i managed to get an Armscor RIA XT-22magnum pistol... need to get out and give it a run thru
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gjshaw
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9471 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2018 :  11:53:26 PM  Show Profile
I bought a new pmr 30 and had jamming and stove pipe problems too. I did some reading on the problems and found out that most everybody that was having problems corrected it by buying a loader for the mags. I bought this loader
(https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01IWX54AM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522385078&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=pmr+30+speed+loader&dpPl=1&dpID=41waeoEyYJL&ref=plSrch)
and have not had one problem since. They appear to be fussy when it comes to loading the magazine. Iíve run over 5 full magazines since buying the loader with no problems.



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rufe-snow
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18239 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2018 :  12:26:34 AM  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by gjshaw

I bought a new pmr 30 and had jamming and stove pipe problems too. I did some reading on the problems and found out that most everybody that was having problems corrected it by buying a loader for the mags. I bought this loader
(https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01IWX54AM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522385078&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=pmr+30+speed+loader&dpPl=1&dpID=41waeoEyYJL&ref=plSrch)
and have not had one problem since. They appear to be fussy when it comes to loading the magazine. Iíve run over 5 full magazines since buying the loader with no problems.








Never had jamming or feeding problems with mine. I've always followed, KelTec's loading procedures. Regarding loading 5 rounds. Than making sure they are seated correctly. By tapping the spine of the mag, gently against a hard surface.

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Bottom Gun
Junior Member

USA
173 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2018 :  09:02:34 AM  Show Profile
Perhaps Keltecís magazine loading instructions should start off with ďWhen the moon is full . . . . .Ē
I bought a PMR30 a while back but resold it before I even fired it. I didnít like the magazines. I could tell by the design that they were going to be problematic so after filling the magazines and dry cycling a few times, I decided this gun is not for me. I sold it unfired and bought a S&W model 48. The model 48 is a much nicer handgun.



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us55840
Advanced Member

USA
32582 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2018 :  1:13:17 PM  Show Profile

Only handled one once. Wasn't impressed and read when they were coming out they had some severe issues that caused multiple delays.

I much prefer the original, the Grendel P-30. Works every time and never a jam.


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Maalox
Advanced Member

USA
5013 Posts

Posted - 03/31/2018 :  9:27:26 PM  Show Profile
I have one and have not had any issues. I do make sure the rounds are in the magazine correctly while loading. Bought it so the wife would have something to take care of the armadillos rooting up here garden beds. I went out one day with a .45 and quickly decided I did not want to have to clean up the mess I was about to make. That's when I went to gun broker and both the PMR.

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William81
Advanced Member

USA
23706 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2018 :  07:59:00 AM  Show Profile
I bought one when they first came out. The only issues I had with it early on was a few failures to feed or eject. These issues occurred when I shot ammo not on the suggested list supplied with the firearm. It also keyholed with some loads.

Two years ago after 1500 rounds, the takedown pin broke. I contacted Keltec and mailed it in for service. When it was returned, Keltec replaced the broken pin, installed an upgraded barrel and sights....all at no cost.

Since that time I have fired approximately 1K of various ammo through it. No issues, no key holing and quite accurate. Fun gun to take to the range, the boom and fireball with some loads get some attention.


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