Three-point sling for PLR-16


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Lobotomy Boy
November 27, 2006, 11:32 AM
Has anyone tried adopting an M4-style 3-point sling to a PLR-16? If this worked, I might make the PLR my carry gun. :evil:

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Mooseman
November 28, 2006, 12:18 AM
I definately need to get a PLR-16. What's your experience with it thus far?

Lobotomy Boy
November 28, 2006, 08:53 AM
Same as yours, most likely--reading about it on the Internet. But I plan to get one as my next gun purchase. I write books and try to buy a gun with each big advance or royalty check as sort of a keepsake. I have one of each coming late this winter and definitely plan on getting a PLR and maybe a 6.8 upper for my AR (or maybe just pay off my pickup).

From what I've read, and from personal experience with Kel-Tec products, I believe the PLR is the only completely reliable .233-caliber pistol on the market, at least out of the box. I've never seen a Stoner-type pistol that was reliable out of the box, and in fact have never seen a reliable AR pistol with my own eyes. The ones I've seen at various ranges are all troublesome jam-O-matics, but I've read about people making them reliable after dumping some money into them. By the same token, I've never heard of a single instance of the PLR jamming.

I'm serious about carrying the PLR. I plan to buy one primarily as a truck gun, but am thinking about the 3-point sling option for carrying it on motorcycle. I used to love to ride dirtbike around my dad's farm and hunt gophers with a handgun. The PLR strikes me as an epic gopher slayer.

Still 2 Many Choices!?
November 28, 2006, 09:59 AM
My 650 dollar franken AR Pistol(RR receiver and M1 sales kit) has never jammed, never misfired, and is as reliable as the day is long ...But then again, I didn't go for the absurdly short, loud, weak, and flashy 7" barrel, while choosing to run a carbine length buffer tube on the back in stead of the cute little ones. Sure that makes it a lot less "pistol-like", but it also makes it a helluva lot more stable to blast with, while giving it the minimal barrel I feel comfortable shooting 5.56 out of. I consider my AR 15 pistol to be an MP5 on steroids, and if it ever gets cold enough down here(last year it did), then I plan to carry it under a trench coat with my Glock 23:evil: :neener: !!!

Still 2 Many Choices

TIMC
November 28, 2006, 11:19 AM
I can't picture how you would work a 3 point sling on a PLR but I did make a 2 point sling for mine. It works very well and could be easily used for a carry gun with a coat but I don't know that I would want to. I also would not want to fire the PLR 16 without ear plugs as it is very loud. I will agree witht ehreliability of the PLR. I have over 1K in rounds through mine without a single malfunction.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/PLRwithflag.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/PLRforendlaserandrailssling.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/PLRbackslingclip.jpg

GunNut
November 28, 2006, 02:47 PM
I had a AR15 pistol for a while and it just didn't end up doing anything for me.

I may end up having to try one of the PLR-16's down the road, it looks like a fun gun and seems to be pretty accurate from what I've read on line

Steve

hkusp
November 28, 2006, 03:56 PM
I've had my plr-16 for about a month. Few hundred rounds through it. Got a kel-tec forend, muzzle break, and sling. Using CProducts 30rd mags with magpul followers. Also has a Tasco 42mm Red Dot that holds zero great for $25. Not a FTF or FTE yet. FUN!!!

Lobotomy Boy
November 28, 2006, 08:26 PM
S2MC, could you post a photo of your AR pistol? It sounds extremely cool.

Still 2 Many Choices!?
November 29, 2006, 10:44 AM
I just need to get home and transfer some pics to a different computer to upload here. I'll try to do that sometime Thursday(I won't do it on my work computer:uhoh: , but happy to do it:) )...

Still 2 Many Choices!?

Lobotomy Boy
November 29, 2006, 07:49 PM
Thanks S2MC. I'm looking forward to seeing your rig. I built an AR and went a slightly non-standard route myself.

Still 2 Many Choices!?
December 1, 2006, 12:01 PM
Rock River lower Reciever, Model 1 Sales kit, M33 forend(First Saamco), Scorpion Flashlight(First Saamco mount), and BSA red dot that I got fairly cheap. I also rigged a sling that works quite effectively from some luggage straps, and a few odds and ends:o !

My Glock 23 is in there for comparison with 50 rounds shown, and the AR-Pistol has 120 shown. Now that makes for one helluva man portable, and heavy hitting package:) :evil: .

Still 2 Many Choices!?
December 1, 2006, 12:12 PM
I forgot to comment on the funky(but kinda cool though) hue of the pistol. No it really isn't that color. I could not transfer the images that I had touched up the quality on to a cd like I wanted to for uploading, so I had to use the cameras night shot feature to get a better image. The odd appearance of the firearm is what happened when the infrared light hit the receiver:confused: ... I took a picture with my M4gery and the AR-Pistol, just to see if they both did this, and it looked so cool that now I want two just like the image:banghead: !!!

Lobotomy Boy
December 1, 2006, 10:57 PM
That is extremely cool. Thanks for posting.

M2 Carbine
December 2, 2006, 05:25 PM
I don't like the one point sling.
My two point works good (M1 Carbine sling).
I don't know about a three point.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLRCarbinesling.jpg

Beyond just for carry it makes a good shooting sling.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLRneckstrap.jpg

Definitely helps the accuracy.

Without the sling.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLRshootingwosling.jpg

With the sling.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLRshootingwithsling.jpg

doubleg
December 2, 2006, 05:31 PM
I

Want

One

M2 Carbine
December 2, 2006, 05:38 PM
"I want one".


The PLR is by far the most interesting, fun gun I've bought in a long time.:)

I even make a ultra light 55gr FMJBT 1,000fps load for plinking in the back yard.

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