Kel Tec PLR-16


Calibers: .223 Remington
Weight unloaded: 3.2lbs
Length: 18.5″
Barrel length: 9.2″
Twist: 1:9″
Magazine: AR-15 compatible detachable box magazines (STANAG Magazines)
Trigger pull: 5.5-7.5lbs
Action: Gas-operated
Muzzle velocity: 2600fps
Effective range: 400 m

The Kel-Tec PLR-16 (Pistol, Long Range) gives the shooter the a .223 rifle in a compact pistol/PDW design.

This weapon is small enough to be carried in a leg holster. The nice thing about the Kel-Tec is it lets the shooter use the same magazine in both an AR and this gun so you don’t have to buy all new magazines if you want more than what comes with the weapon.


The PLR-16 uses both the multi-lug rotating bolt design and breech-locking system similar to the AR-15 with a gas piston system like that of the AK-47 and M-14.

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    Cost? are they on market? what issues have been reported? what is the reliability/accessibility/availability?!?!?

    • You are looking at about 7 bills for this weapon before taxes. They are available on the market but just with your local gun laws as they might not allow for a short barrel weapon such as this in your area.


    one more question……….is it 5.56mm or .223cal………some AR style are picky even though they are basically the same.

    • it is chambered in .223 and might allow for an 5.56NATO round but do not hold me to that.