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Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Is there anything you want to know about the science of gun design? Tobias Obermeit is a design engineer at Kel-Tec and is their chief designer on the Kel-Tec PMR-30 project. He has kindly agreed to answer a set of questions which I will select from the comments below.

Feel free to post questions about gun design in general, the PMR-30 pistol and the PMR-30 SMG.

UPDATE: The questions have been answered here.

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  • Redchrome Redchrome on Aug 23, 2010

    I've seen pictures of such a gun, but can't find a link right now. It was made in the early part of the 20th century, I think in Austria. I have it in my head it was an early Steyr-made pistol, but I may be totally wrong on that.

    Try asking over at

  • Axel Axel on Oct 11, 2010

    What kind of educations are common among your engineers? How many engineers were working on the PMR during the development period?

    / Engineering student interested in firearms design