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Three-point sling for PLR-16

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lobotomy Boy, Nov 27, 2006.

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  1. Lobotomy Boy

    Lobotomy Boy Member

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    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:
     
  2. Mooseman

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    I definately need to get a PLR-16. What's your experience with it thus far?
     
  3. Lobotomy Boy

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    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.
     
  4. Still 2 Many Choices!?

    Still 2 Many Choices!? Member

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    Lobotomy Boy,

    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
     
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  5. TIMC

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    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.
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  6. GunNut

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    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
     
  7. hkusp

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    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!!!
     
  8. Lobotomy Boy

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    S2MC, could you post a photo of your AR pistol? It sounds extremely cool.
     
  9. Still 2 Many Choices!?

    Still 2 Many Choices!? Member

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    I would love to...

    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!?
     
  10. Lobotomy Boy

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    Thanks S2MC. I'm looking forward to seeing your rig. I built an AR and went a slightly non-standard route myself.
     
  11. Still 2 Many Choices!?

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    Heres My Pistols

    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:eek: !

    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: .
     

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    Whoops!

    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: !!!
     
  13. Lobotomy Boy

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    That is extremely cool. Thanks for posting.
     
  14. M2 Carbine

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    I don't like the one point sling.
    My two point works good (M1 Carbine sling).
    I don't know about a three point.

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    Beyond just for carry it makes a good shooting sling.

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    Definitely helps the accuracy.

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    With the sling.
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  16. M2 Carbine

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    "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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