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keltec plr-16 range report

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by carry24-7, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. carry24-7

    carry24-7 Member

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    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!
     
  2. P. Plainsman

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    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.)
     
  3. M2 Carbine

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    I've had a couple for a while now.
    Very interesting gun and a whole lot more accurate than I would have believed.:)

    [​IMG]
     
  4. TIMC

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    Glad you like it, they are fun toys! You can also pile all kinds of tacticool stuff on them if you feel the need.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. snewbie

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    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?
     
  6. M2 Carbine

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    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.
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    26 yards. Standing. BSA RD. Slow fire.
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    48 yards. Sitting. 5X Scope.
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    95 yards. Sitting. 5X Scope.
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  7. Winter Borne

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    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.
     
  8. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    M2 Carbine, each time you post those pictures I get more and more tempted.
     
  9. snewbie

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    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?
     
  10. morcoth

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    I have one of those

    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
     
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    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!
     
  12. carry24-7

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    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.
     
  14. carry24-7

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    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:
     
  15. Travis McGee

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  17. Sylvilagus Aquaticus

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    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.
     
  18. DJGrant

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    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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