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Keltec Su-16 is light, and mobile. Is it reliable?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Arcticfox, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Arcticfox

    Arcticfox Member

    Jul 31, 2006
    Hi all!

    I like to pack light, and the SU-16c intrigues me. I am, however, concerned about the platforms functionality. I've read a review where they actually threw the rifle into a frozen river, and let it sit for a while, and it came out firing!

    In the military, I had an experience with an M16 that left me bitter. Although it was just an exercise, I was part of a (very small) aggressor team that attacked the perimeter of a camp. I was spotted, chased, and I took cover behind a rock in an attempt to return fire and pin them so I could run again. But, my M16 jammed (imagine that) and I was captured. So, I will never trust MY life to a high maintenance, low tolerance gun. (here come the flames :evil:) And if you think M16's don't jam anymore, ask Private Jessica Lynch! (Yet another example of an M16 jamming at a REALLY bad time!)

    War stories and gun bashing aside, I'd like to ask actual owners about the reliabilty of the SU-16. This would be a mobile/defensive firearm for me, and I need it to fire everytime. Yes, yes, I know the AK is a great way to go, but the SU-16 is much lighter and easier to pack. Anyone have bad experiences?

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