kel-tec plr-16.....worthless?

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    kel-tec plr-16.....worthless?

    Is the kel-tec plr-16 a legitimate defensive weapon (mainly for HD) or just a mediocre conversation piece? they seem to have no real use and the current price for one seems ridiculous. it would be okay with a vertical fore grip but that classifies it in AOW and you have to go through paperwork and tax stamp. the only thing I could think of is it would make a decent SBR platform. can anyone give any input if they are worth it?PLR16_ammo_5567.jpg
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    It's actually a decent firearm. It'll shoot NATO rounds as well as .223 rem, it's a piston gun so it runs cooler and cleaner than a DGI. It takes standard pmags and it's quite reliable.
    A VFG does make it an AOW, but you can put a magpul AFG on it without violating any laws or paying any taxes.

    Is it a "go to war" gun? probably not, but as a fun shooter and even a defensive weapon it's fine. Like any short barreled 5.56, it's loud as hell, so for HD I'd suggest a can and/or active hearing protection.
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    I tlooks like something from Star Wars. Does it make that pew, pew, pew sound?

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    If you get one you won't be popular at the range. They are VERY LOUD! The PLR vaguely reminds me of the GAU-5 I carried almost 30 years ago, although I think the PLR is probably more reliable. IMHO I think that there are better choices for a HD gun.
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    I owned the SU-16C model (same basic design and operating system, plus the buttstock), and while it was a cool gun it just didn't do it for me. The take down was finicky and annoying, and it was not amazingly reliable. I was initially real hot on it but that wore off fast. Just my experience, still think they are cool guns.
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    I dont see the advantage of a gun like that pver an AR/AK platform weapon.

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    I've played with one on several occasions as my brother-in-law has one. Despite also loving classic firearms, he's more open-minded about acquiring the "latest and greatest" than my ol' hide-bound self is. He was one of the "first kids on the block" with a PLR 16. The thing works as advertised. It's even entertaining for hosing down yucca plants for fun and profit. 'Specially with his ammo! Photo taken a couple of years back.

    For serious use, it has some value for carry in confined spaces such as the cab of a pickup. He includes it as part of the arsenal for our back-country border trips. The blue line on the horizon is "south of the border."
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