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Old 06-19-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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JD,You'd be suprised by how accurate these guns are.With match grade ammo,I can hold a 2in group at 50yrd,and around 4in at 100.
Dead guy all day long in my book!
Hell,Even shooting Wolf 62gr HP,I can dump a beta mag and have 95 percent of the rounds on a pie plate at 50 yards.Recoil isn't a factor with this gun.
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I have one and it is very accuate at distances beyound normal hand gun range. Also it is a gas piston gun and mine has always funtioned well plus it uses AR mags. I never thought that it had much recoil.

On road trips I carry mine next to me on the seat of my pickup with a small towel over it (CCW)

For self defense the muzzle vol. of 55 gr fmjs is just at the low side of fragmenting. I would look at a heaver expanding (not varmit) bullet say 60 to 70 grains. It should stablize a 70 gr bullet and have a volicity of close to 2,500 fps. that actually could be a formatable load
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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.

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With the appropriate tax stamp. The rear stocked, suppressed PLR, with a 100 rnd Sure fire magazine (or 2 or 3) it would be keen for CQB and building clearance.
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Dang. Another 5 year old thread from an OP that made 2 total posts and never came back.

We need to establish a grave diggers union for some of the threads that get uncovered around here
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Dang. Another 5 year old thread from an OP that made 2 total posts and never came back.

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I didn't even notice the dates! But Schnuffs still makes a good point.
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I didn't even notice the dates! But Schnuffs still makes a good point.
Yes. But since the thread there are pistol offerings from Sig, CZ, and others to compete as platforms that can be converted to SBRs after the NFA requirements are met. Or those that are ready hosts to use an arm brace for a pistol based PDW.
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Dang. Another 5 year old thread from an OP that made 2 total posts and never came back.

We need to establish a grave diggers union for some of the threads that get uncovered around here
I was looking for accessories for my PLR16, Googled same and page 4 of Google brought me home... knd of a crazy mobius loop, glazed of course.
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Yes. But since the thread there are pistol offerings from Sig, CZ, and others to compete as platforms that can be converted to SBRs after the NFA requirements are met. Or those that are ready hosts to use an arm brace for a pistol based PDW.
I agree with the grave digging,Threads should be locked after 1 year of inactivity,IMO.

The PLR will accept any of the Kel-Tec SU-16 butt stock assemblies,so it is easy to turn into an SBR if someone wants to. I've thought about doing mine many times,but just have better things to waste $200 on.
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I agree with the grave digging,Threads should be locked after 1 year of inactivity,IMO.
But people are encouraged to use the search option to avoid creating duplicate threads.
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