Kel-Tec CMR-30 Broken Down by Hank Strange

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The CMR-30 is a heck of a firearm, especially with its divided double-stack magazine for the rimmed 22 WMR cartridge. Hank Strange takes the time to break down the firearm in detail, well past the recommended field-strip for cleaning. In doing so, he shows the underlying simplicity of the design and the quirks of the design.

Enjoy the video and hopefully you can find one of these in-stock somewhere!



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • Mike

    Improve quality, then make more.
    Nice to see something different, build quality needs improving.
    Have seen a few KSG on the shelves lately.

    • janklow

      “improve quality, then make more.”

      clearly SOMEONE doesn’t understand Kel-Tec nonsensical business strategy

  • Bal256

    I just want to repeat that an rmr-30 in 9mm or other pistol caliber at a reasonable price would fly off the shelves.

    • Gabe

      They call that the sub-2000 😉

      • noob

        is there any decent optics system for the sub-2000?

        • Gabe

          It’s not really designed for optics out of the box. They do make a forend for it, which gives you a rail to mount whatever on. However, the gun is designed to fold up, once you mount an optic, it limits that feature. So, to summarize, yes you can make optics work but you have to sacrifice one of the features of the rifle.

  • Joshua

    I wonder if they will ever build a rifle not held together with walmart screw assortment packages.

    No firearms should be designed as a clamshell, its a horrible design.

    • noob

      Thales went from vibration welded polymer to clamshell and screws for the EF88/F90 Austeyr. They said it was so you could open up the rifle later and install electronics in it.

  • hikerguy

    Hank does a good job with his videos. He does well for simpletons as myself and explains things where I can understand them, even with the quirky Kel-tec designs. That is a neat concept and would be fun as a plinker or small game gun.