keltec plr-16 range report


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carry24-7
March 10, 2007, 08:22 PM
i recently purchaced a keltec plr-16
it was $500.00 o.t.d.
chambered for the 223rem. 5.56 nato, comes standard with a 10rd mag, and also accepts all ar 15/m16 magazines. 1/2-24 threaded barel for muzzle breaks, comps. etc.

althoe keltec recomends not using wolf brand amo because of their steel casings, and varnish coated cassings, i still ran a few hundred rds of them too see how the gun would do.... a few f.t.e. i sprayed it down with clp breakfree, and then the gun ran flawless! now this is a fun gun to shoot!!

it has an impressive blast of fire, a nice big bang, but for being a .223 in a pistole... the kick isn't bad at all!

so, if any of you were on the fence of buying a plr..i highly recomend it!

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P. Plainsman
March 11, 2007, 12:58 AM
People sure seem pleased with 'em. I need a regular AR carbine before I could think about buying something like that, but it's quite interesting to read about.

Say what you will about Kel-Tec*: they innovate.

They are a U.S. company (incorporated in Canada, I believe) that makes truly inventive and interesting semi-automatic defense-type firearms at reasonable prices. That deserves respect. Their product line is about as non-PC as it's possible to be. They're getting ready to offer a commercial .308 bullpup! :cool:

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*(I am just alluding to the mixed reliability reviews on the early KT P-series pocket pistols -- early reliability reports on the PLR-16 seem good.)

M2 Carbine
March 11, 2007, 01:21 AM
I've had a couple for a while now.
Very interesting gun and a whole lot more accurate than I would have believed.:)

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

TIMC
March 11, 2007, 02:24 PM
Glad you like it, they are fun toys! You can also pile all kinds of tacticool stuff on them if you feel the need.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/PLRwithflag.jpg?t=1173633701

snewbie
March 11, 2007, 03:28 PM
How accurate are they? Could they replace a folding stock AK as an under the long coat get out of Dodge in a SHTF gun?

M2 Carbine
March 12, 2007, 12:33 AM
snewbie
How accurate are they? Could they replace a folding stock AK as an under the long coat get out of Dodge in a SHTF gun?

The gun's accuracy isn't a problem and it's small enough to carry under a coat.

I'm just a decent shot, nothing special.
This is what the PLR does for me.

100 yards. Standing. BSA Red Dot sight. Fast fire.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/100yardsPLR1-1.jpg

26 yards. Standing. BSA RD. Slow fire.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLRshootingwithsling.jpg

48 yards. Sitting. 5X Scope.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLR48ydsreloads.jpg

95 yards. Sitting. 5X Scope.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/Bell406_206B/PLR95ydsPMCmatch3226.jpg

Winter Borne
March 12, 2007, 01:16 AM
Very cool.

I had forgotten all about these. I saw a couple at the local dealer while back and meant to pick one up, but form 1'd a bushmastes SBR instead. I will have to look again.

thanks for the pix.

Jorg Nysgerrig
March 12, 2007, 01:43 AM
M2 Carbine, each time you post those pictures I get more and more tempted.

snewbie
March 12, 2007, 05:39 PM
OMG, I need one.:eek:
On top of that, I could legally carry one with my CPL. Boy would irk the Brady Bunch or what?

morcoth
March 12, 2007, 05:51 PM
and here in Nevada, I plan on putting it on my permit also.... (gotta buy a trench coat first though)

The pistol is a great "*** is that" conversation starter at the range!

Morcoth

DoubleTapDrew
March 12, 2007, 06:27 PM
I've been wanting one for a while. I might have to go pick one up soon.
Seems like it would be a heck of a truck gun!

carry24-7
March 12, 2007, 08:07 PM
ok here is a video, if you were on the fence about buying one, watch this:

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=2014023323

this video only shows about 25% of the fun they really are.

Travis McGee
March 12, 2007, 10:01 PM
I just sent in the paperwork package for my Florida CWL.

This little whammer jammer gives me a lot of ideas. Raises conealed carry to a whole new level, in the event of semi-SHTF scenarios.

carry24-7
March 13, 2007, 10:29 AM
yah, that was also part of the reason i picked up that perticular gun.
i figure if someday t.s.h.t.f. i would be able to protect myself, and family, while still being in compliance with the law.

and for the normal "everything all good" days, i have a really fun gun to play with!:neener:

Travis McGee
March 14, 2007, 12:14 AM
Yep, in the event of urban or rural semi-SHTF, where you still have to deal with police and legal reality, this would be the perfect weapon. Throw on a kevlar vest, then a strapped PLR, then your loose outer shirt, and you would outgun 99% of the threats you might encounter, all the while being "street legal" and low profile.

Also, in the event of total SHTF, if legal considerations were moot, it would be a snap to mount a stock to the back of the pic rail. Instant compact carbine.

roscoe
March 14, 2007, 02:44 AM
Is the muzzle velocity sufficient to get frangmentation from the 55 grain fmj round? It might require investing in good hollow/softpoint ammo to make it a decent self-defense weapon.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
March 14, 2007, 03:15 AM
SWAT magazine did a review of it a few months ago. Most normal rounds chrono'ed at 2500-2600 fps. SHould still be plenty good enough to deal with any eventuality short of charging rhinos or a Mexican heart shot on a Chrysler.

M2, you're eeeevil...ever since you got your first one, I've wanted one too. It's next on my list.

Regards,
Rabbit.

DJGrant
March 14, 2007, 03:40 AM
For those unfamiliar with the PLR-16, here's a review from GunBlast w/ short video.
Interesting concept, a lot of possibilities for this weapons system.

http://www.gunblast.com/Kel-Tec_PLR-16.htm


Has anyone heard anymore about the .308 carbine/bullpup that Kel-Tec is working on?

Regards,

/dj

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