A few years ago, Kel Tec introduced the PMR 30 .22 Magnum pistol. The company is known for affordable innovation and performance, and this pistol was no exception. With good accuracy, light weight, and a 30-round magazine capacity, this handgun became the ultimate rimfire plinker. As an outdoorsman’s pistol for hunting and pest control, the PMR 30 is a great piece. Kel-Tec has now followed up with the carbine version, the CMR 30.
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Any of the individual millions of SIG, Beretta, Colt and Glock pistols may be expected to come out of the box running, but what about your personal handgun? You have the luxury of proofing the handgun for yourself. You should train, and you certainly should keep up with malfunctions and know the difference between firearm-, ammunition-, and shooter malfunctions.
The Shooter’s Log has exclusively learned that Kel-Tec has begun building 200 RDB rifles in an initial factory production run of the new downward-ejecting bullpup. And though you can see pre-production versions of the Kel-Tec RDB in Booth 2711 at the NRA Show, don’t jump in line with a fistful of cash just yet.
Kel-Tec’s new-for-2015 RDB M43 bullpup ejects downward, pushing spent cases out of the way and out of the vision of the shooter. Read on to see how it’s done.
Overall, CMR-30 is a lightweight, nearly recoilless carbine with a large magazine, excellent accuracy and good reliability. It was well liked by everyone who shot it and everyone who handled it plans to buy one or two. And Kel-Tec seems to be on track to producing enough of them to make a difference in the market.
In 2011, the Shooter’s Log reported from SHOT Show on Kel-Tec’s non-functioning prototype of the .22 Magnum RMR-30. Kel-Tec is announcing the late-2014 release of the carbine with four-position collapsible stock now called the CMR-30. It uses 30-round PMR-30 magazines and has a 50 percent increase in muzzle velocity over the pistol. Fanboys of Kel-Tec and the PMR-30 cannot wait for the release of Kel-Tec’s CMR-30.
There are many choices for a trunk gun, from carbines to bolt-action rifles. You want to choose one that is supremely reliable, durable, capable of operating in dirty and dusty environments, not particularly susceptible to rust and cost-effective. Read this post for the details to make the best choice for you.
Pistol-caliber carbines are perfect for home defense since they are less expensive, have less muzzle blast, and are easier to handle than a rifle. This post shares details on which are the best options, which ammo gets you the most bang for your buck and how to conserve costs by getting ammo that does double duty. Read the full post to make the best choice for you and your family’s safety.
Kel-Tec unveiled prototypes of the M43 and RDB at SHOT Show 2014. They both operate on an adjustable short-stroke gas piston system and are chambered for 5.56mm NATO/.223 Remington. Both bullpups have a longer bolt travel than you are more likely used to, but this helps with controlling full-auto versions. Three of the awesome features that jump out at me of both the M43 and RDB are the downward ejection, fully interchangeable parts between the bullpups and 100 percent ambidextrous controls. Both feature a 17.5-inch barrel with a ½x28 thread ready for a muzzle brake or suppressor.
Not intended as a substitute for an AR-15, the SU-16C is piston operated, like an AK-47 and uses a Johnson/Stoner breech locking system. It is a simple gun with few parts. Other than the receiver, barrel and operating parts, the rifle is made of high-impact reinforced polymer. The stock is not adjustable, however it folds under the rifle for compact storage. Unloaded, the SU-16C weighs only 4.7 pounds. Though it sounds like there isn’t much too it, this is not a flimsy gun. Just wait until you shoot it.