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Old 04-10-2019, 01:44 AM
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Best 22 Magnum semi-auto you've handled.......and why!
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:21 AM
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Hmmmm, I can only think of two.
AMT Automag. Discontinued. Had an opportunity to buy one once but reviews put me off, jam-o-matic?

RIA XTM22. I do own one of these and enjoy it immensely, has been very reliable but LOUD.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:21 PM
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Ria xtm 22 also have one and love it extremely accurate. Had a problem with the factory mag but bought two after market and no problems since.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:20 PM
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I only have experience with a Kel-tec PMR-30 and own one. In my opinion it is a very reliable weapon that I conceal carry on occasion because I find it very reliable. After several thousand rounds of shooting it I have not had a jam or ftf.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:35 AM
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Oh yeah, how did I forget the PMR30. Guys that have them seem to really like them. I just can't warm up to all that plastic.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:08 PM
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The PMR30's are butt ugly. 30rds of .22M in a light weight, good shooting platform, makes them a lot more attractive.
I carry mine in a simply rugged holster and hardly know it's there.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:25 PM
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Have 2 PMR -one to carry out in field in holster made by friend - one by shop door in case of ----- never worry about reloading or extra magazine again --thx
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Old 04-16-2019, 10:49 AM
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Oh yeah, how did I forget the PMR30. Guys that have them seem to really like them. I just can't warm up to all that plastic.
I too have a PMR30. I give it an OKAY and that's about it. If I had to do it over again I would have selected something else. Not that it's a fair comparison but for the money and difference in reliability I would go with any one of the 380s or 9mms.

In general the difficulty in dealing with a long thin load like the .22 WMR may not be practical for semi-auto. I can't knock any of the manufactures who give it go. I would have chosen a RockIsland but after waiting over a year I just gave up on that one.

Before buying a PMR30 I would suggest, if possible, go shooting with a friend who has one and see what you think.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:19 AM
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I too have a PMR30. I give it an OKAY and that's about it. If I had to do it over again I would have selected something else. Not that it's a fair comparison but for the money and difference in reliability I would go with any one of the 380s or 9mms.

In general the difficulty in dealing with a long thin load like the .22 WMR may not be practical for semi-auto. I can't knock any of the manufactures who give it go. I would have chosen a RockIsland but after waiting over a year I just gave up on that one.

Before buying a PMR30 I would suggest, if possible, go shooting with a friend who has one and see what you think.
I agree about trying one out especially if you have smallish hands. The grip is wide and many shooters don't like the feel. For me, I have been fortunate and love this gun.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:19 AM
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I have an automag and it works. AMT was a quality maker. The gun is accurate, which might be of interest. I can dig out some old targets if asked.

Do not kid yourself, it is a novel concept not a practical one. With that in mind, you should do fine.

In the nature of full disclosure all my novel range toy guns are loaded with 5 rounds. I am not a reference of potential issues over 5 nor speak to the advantages or yet higher capacities. I have hunted with the AMT and either I hit or missed on the first shot.

I dont have the other two, so: I have no basis for comparison other than reviews. You can read those as well as me repeating. I would like to try a Rock Island someday. It has not been a priority given the low level of use the AMT gets.

The (KalTek)PMR takes the 'novel' concept one level higher. I give that company A for effort. They sure are willing to try new ideas and designs.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:09 AM
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I owned a PMR30 for about a week. Maybe it was a Friday gun because it was a total POS. Brand new out of the box, after 10 shots the rear sight fiber optic rod popped out and hit me in the face. After the second magazine, the bolt would not hold open. And the killer was it shot 10" groups at 5 yards.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:56 PM
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I've had several semi auto 22 mags. The Excel Arms Accelerator was the best of them. A bit big in the grip (and I have big hands), & the followers started to peel after several hundred rounds. The worst was the Kel Tec PMR 30. Over a 30% malfunction rate. And don't post the b.s. about loading the mags as they WERE loaded correctly! The Armscor XT was in the middle with an 18% failure rate with Armscor ammo, about 9% with other ammo. Went back to the factory twice. With a little luck the first mag full would function best, then it would go downhill rapidly.
Just my personal experiences. Would like to try the Volquartsen but don't have the money and there are a couple of things I don't like about it.
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Old 04-18-2019, 06:25 PM
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I also have an Excel Arms Accelerator pistol, and it has been excellent. As stated, its a LARGE pistol, but functions well, has a good trigger and is very accurate. I have a cheap green dot mounted on mine, and I have killed several groundhogs at 70 yards.
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:17 PM
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I've owned the AMT Automag, the KelTec PMR and the Rock Island XT22M.

The RI XT is my favorite. Accurate and haven't had a single issue with CCI or Fiocchi 40gr ammo.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:46 PM
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My .22WRM pistol is a Scorpion in black stainless by Volquartsen.

It is my range gun. Flawless function and impeccable accuracy. It shoots better than I do.
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