.22 magnum semi-auto pistol?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by grtday, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. grtday

    grtday New Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Does anyone know of a semi-auto pistol chambered for .22 magnum's?
    All I know of is the Grendel and it seems really cheap.
    Thanks to all in advance!
  2. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    There are 2, 22 WMRF pistols currently in production. At least that is all I know of.
    First is the High Standard built AMT Automag II
    $ 695, Stainless steel construction, 6" barrel, Factory Pachmayr grips, 9 shot magazine.
    Had alot of feed/ejection problems when I first got mine, sent it back a couple times. Finally after about 500 rounds, it seemed to get broken in, and became much more reliable, and less picky about the ammo I fed it.
    Very nice looking piece. Had to order mine from thre factory. Had a very long wait time 3 months. Was about to demand my money back when I finally got the pistol. So watch out for that.
    After all the problems, I am now pretty happy with the pistol.
    Not a target shooter by any means, but , accuracy is okay.
    Here's a pic.

    The other is made by Excel Arms, MP-22
    About $ 400
    Stainless Steel, 8" barrel (yes, it's a handful )
    9 shot magazine.
    Very happy with it. Eats any ammo I feed it without complaint, After about 200 rounds, I haven't had any failures to eject or feed.
    Lifetime warranty.
    I bought mine from the vice president of the company. It was his personal piece that he took to shows as a demonstrator. I don't know if they all come with it, but, he gave me 2 extra mags with mine, for a total of 3 magazines!
    You can also purchase an extra 17 HMR barrel.
    Accuracy was excellent. I have now put a Leupold VX-III scope on it and it's a varmint's worst nightmare!!
    Here's a pic

  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    old thread i know but how many other folks have or used .22 mag semi's , this is steel at least .. the kel tec , .. hmmm

    jamesjo nice looking weapon !!!
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    nice looking pistols
  5. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    Beth said it for me!:)
  6. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    any got first hand experience with them ? these i like a lot ..
  7. i would double think the 22 mag in semi auto pistol.i know of very few people that hasnt had one problem or another as far as dependability,will you bet your life on it.as far as the kel tec simply loading the mag fully is a hassel. old semperfi
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    and why i'm working on my own design ..

    but gotta wait til i get to the US to make it eh ..

    cheers OSF

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  9. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    I have heard quite a bit of negative stuff about the kel tecs. Stuff like it jams up if you fully load the clip and other odd little stuff. I am not sure if they have worked out all of their manufacturing bugs. Someday I think it could be a nice gun. Kind of like cars. Have been told to stay away from the first 2 years of a new model....time to work out bugs.
  10. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    i've seen two here at the range .. not impressed at all , but i've not fired or handled one myself ..
  11. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    I've got Grendels...waiting on the KelTecPMR-30...bloody long wait...
    Grendel made the P-30 pistol, the P-31 hunting pistol, and the R-31 carbine, all off the same action/lower.
    Here's a pic of the P-30 & R-31

    Reliable as long as you follow the GoldenLoki.com instructions for Kel-Tec action polishing...after that, runs like a dream :)
    Yeah, I know it shows a P3AT or PF9...but the rules of optimization are pretty much the same for any semi-auto pistol.
    Even a 1911 can benefit. It also says "Reasonably Skilled"...meaning, try not to Bubba it up & use yer head.

    Then its just clean after every range visit/hunting trip.

    I'm thinking I'll have to use the GoldenLoki.com advise for the PMR-30 as well.

    30-rds per mag pretty much eclipses all other 10-round California-sale pistols like the AMT & Excel.
  12. bigbluetruck

    bigbluetruck New Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    I had an AMT automag II. I never had any problems with it, but didnt really like the cost of the ammo. the thing was LOUD though! Mine had the 6" barrel and would run through a clip without a hiccup. But i did hear that the older they get the worse they get with the feed and ejection problems

    Overall i liked mine but YMMV if i already had a 22mag id still have mine. But i traded it for a ruger mkIII with the fluted barrel
  13. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
  14. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    I have the amt automag II and love it. my buddy got a new keltec but only loads 25 per magazine and has had no problems whatsoever yet. the keltec is kind of futuristic, but I am a steel man. I will pobably end up with a keltec too. Like any other semi auto, sometimes you have to find the ammo it likes.
  15. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    if you ever wish to get rid of the AMT keep me in mind
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