Photos of Kel-Tec’s RMR-30 Prototype

By CTD Blogger published on in News

At the SHOT Show we got to handle the prototype of Kel-Tec’s RMR-30 carbine rifle. Based off of the enormously popular PMR-30, the RMR-30 is designed to take full advantage of the .22 magnum cartridge with a longer barrel on a reliable semiautomatic platform. The model we handled had a full length Picatinny rail with MagPul flip up sights.

Hand holding a black Kel-Tec RMR 30  against a multi-colored background at the 2011 SHOT Show

Hand holding a black Kel-Tec RMR 30 against a multi-colored background at the 2011 SHOT Show

The RMR-30 shares the pistol grip and hybrid blowback/locked-breech action of the PMR-30 and adds a collapsible stock and longer barrel. While the PMR-30 has a muzzle velocity of 1230 FPS, the RMR-30 with its longer barrel is expected to have a muzzle velocity over 1,900 FPS, which effectively increases the muzzle energy of the platform by nearly 50%.

No word on when, or even if, this little carbine will ever make it to market. The model on display at SHOT was a non-functioning prototype, and Kel-Tec representatives were mum about any future production.

Young Caucasian man in brown sweatshirt, with brown hair holds the black RMR 30 prototype.

PMR-30 and RMR-30 side by side. Image courtesy Oleg Volk.

Still, it’s a neat concept, and with the PMR-30 slowly but surely making its way to dealers, full development of the RMR-30 can’t be far behind. We’re hopeful that it will make it into full production by the 2012 SHOT Show.

Young Caucasian man in brown sweatshirt, with brown hair points the silver RMR 30 prototype toward you

RMR-30 with an Aimpoint Comp M2. Image courtesy Oleg Volk.

Would you purchase this if it goes into production? What would you pay for it? Share in the comments section.

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