Originally Posted by Cory8395
The Kel Tec plr 16 is a nice little "pistol" chambered in 5.56x45 (.223). Its design is similar to the AK, M-14, and M1 Garand, making it incredibly reliable. Simply due to the size, price, accessories, and potential capabilities the Kel Tec plr 16 is one great PDW (Personal Defense Weapon). However, it is sporting the 5.56x45 (.223), witch is one extremely criticized round, people love it or hate it, I hate it. Caliber conversion kits are cheap (depending where you get them) so upgrade it to a 6.8 spc (or any other round you would prefer). Thanks for reading, I hope this post helped.
This gun is similar to the AK, M-14 and M1 in the same way that a Honda Civic, a Hummer and a Ferrari are all cars. It is a neat gun that could be a decent self defense weapon if the user spends a lot of time learning to handle it proficiently but most folks won't and there are a LOT of IMO better choices out there for most SD scenarios.
Very curious, why do you hate the .223? It's cheap to buy or reload, inherently accurate and does it's job rather well when one picks the correct bullet/ammo and platform for the task at hand.
I totally fail to see the benefit of a 6.8 upgrade for any purpose this gun is designed for.
And on your second post, if you put a stock and/or a vertical grip on this puppy you'll be having some VERY serious conversations with the ATF boys who have NO sense of humor for folks that don't do their homework.