Anyone not like the plr-16?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mooseman, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. Mooseman

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    I've wanted one of these guns for awhile and with our next president they may become difficult or impossible to purchase. So I figure I might as well get one while I can. I'll use it pretty much as a range toy. anyone have some negatives about them? All I've heard is good stuff, thanks.
     
  2. M2 Carbine

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    Yes, it's difficult to reload ammo fast emough for it.:D
     
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    They are REALLY loud...oh, wait that's not a negative... umm...let me see...damn, can't think of anything.I put a Bushnell 2-6x scope on mine and the accuracy from the 9" barrel is surprizing. M2, i bought a Dillon XL650 just to reload for my ARs and PLR16
     
  4. Revolver Ocelot

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    imho they're not the prettiest out of the box :scrutiny: but on the plus side (aside from it being reliable and fun to shoot) you can add so many different accessories its ridiculous :D
     
  5. Lobotomy Boy

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    Mine is a little crude--typical Kel-Tec product. It also needs to be clean and well-oiled. After about 300-400 rounds (which doesn't take all that long to go through), it needs to be cleaned or it becomes a jamamatic. At least with 30-round magazines. Even when it's dirty, it works flawlessly with the Kel-Tec 10-round magazine.

    That said, I don't like my PLR-16; I love my PLR-16. I keep it clean and it would be one of the first guns I'd grab if the S hit the F.
     
  6. jakeswensonmt

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    I don't like the fact that I don't have one yet!
     
  7. Moonclip

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    I don't like the fact they are unavailable in my state! I have little use for such a gun but still it would be fun.
     
  8. Mooseman

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    My local gun shop is going to order me one on Monday. I already plunked down the down payment, now just have to cross my fingers and hope that one of his suppliers has one in stock. When we got home I showed my wife some youtube videos of it, her expression was priceless.:evil:
     
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    i think that it would be great as an affordable 22 .....oh, yes, maybe next month.....:D...gpr
     
  10. Janos Dracwlya

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    Is there any way to make them less loud? Just thinking that they would make a good HD weapon, but I wouldn't want to end up with serious hearing loss after a HD shooting.
     
  11. Lobotomy Boy

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    A supressor would screw on--the barrel is threaded. The legality might be a problem.
     
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    I can't figure out what it's good for other than just a fun range gun. I guess it'd make a good car/truck gun if you had a cubby hole you could hide it in, though. :D Just kinda doesn't interest me, that's all. I have NOT heard negatives as to its function.
     
  13. FLORIDA KEVIN

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    The only thing wrong is I dont have one yet ! I think I would be way ahead of the other mall ninjas when I get one !

    Seriously I really do want one ! kevin
     
  14. PTK

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    That's obviously a legal matter, but the other issue is barrel length - only one manufacturer guarantees their .223 silencer on the PPLR-16's 9" barrel.
     
  15. Mooseman

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    on the suppressor side note, there's a youtube vid of one of these suppressed.
    Sorry I don't have a link
     
  16. PTK

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    Search "Tac 16""PLR 16" and you'll find it. Problem is, if a bullet doesn't stabilize and messes up that silencer, the owner pays for repairs as it is clearly out of the warantee parameters.
     
  17. Shootcraps

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    There is nothing to not like about it. EVERY time I take it to the range all of the lanes empty because they're all watching me. What is that? What does it shoot? How can I get one??

    It's shweet.
     
  18. davepool

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    Same reaction i get, it's always "*** is that", "damn thats loud" "what caliber is it" " how much are they". Although i wouldn't choose it to hunt with, i did kill a coyote that wandered too close the our camp ground last year
     
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    I just put a YHM Phantom suppressor on it and can't wait to see what a difference it makes.
     
  20. M2 Carbine

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    Last week I stripped one of my PLRs down to bare bones again. Even took off the Red Dot sight and Kel Tec muzzle brake.
    I kind of like shooting the stripped light weight gun.

    You know how when you are going to do something wrong but you do it anyhow?
    To shoot a group with the iron sights I rested the gun across my plastic range box. I thought the muzzle would be clear of the box.

    It was for about 5 shots. Then I shot with the gun back too far and the muzzle blast blew out the top of the box.:D

    Oh well that box was old anyhow.:)
     
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    I have not shot one but it seems like its an all fun gun, I cant quite figure out to hold it. But if I were find one in my safe one day I would take it to the range.
     
  22. rallyhound

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    I love mine, almost.
    I shoot left handed and the darn thing likes to bounce the empties right off my glasses.
    I even shot 10 rounds once and all of the ejected shells landed in my right shirt pocket.
     
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    I can't seem to find an IWB holster for a PLR-16, that and it might be a tad hard to CCW during the summer while wearing shorts :p.
     
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    Which manufacturer would that be?
     
  25. DAdams

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    With the

    Presidential race being so close I guess I should get one just in case Barry is elected. You KNOW just by looking at this it would be made illegal. :D
    I would probably forgo this sight in favor of an EOTec for close range work.
    I simply could not believe how incredibly loud the sucker was at an indoor range. :what:
    And they make fun of the accuracy of my Mini-14. :rolleyes:

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