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Model PLR-16
Kel-Tec Pistol PLR-16 .223 Rem Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:18.5-in Height:No Data
Barrel:9.2-in Weight:51-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (55 grain bullet)138270
  • Recoil Factor (55 grain bullet)6.26 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity11 rounds
  • ConcealabilityVery Poor
  • Defense Factor44%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2006 -
Caliber:.223 Rem
Action:M16 type gas operation
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:ambidextrous pushbolt
Frame:glass fiber reinforced polymer
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:M16 style front, adjustable rear
Notes:weight is w/o mag., accepts M16 mags
Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc.
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Gun Value
MSRP:$600.00Used Est:$475.00
Last Update:12/27/2023
About the Gun

The PLR-16 is a gas operated, semi-automatic pistol chambered in .223 Remington (5.56mm NATO) caliber. It is intended to be the ideal Silhouette shooting and hunting pistol. The PLR-16 has a conventional, long-stroke gas-piston operation and utilizes the proven Johnson/Stoner breech locking system. The rear sight is adjustable for windage. The front sight is similar to an AR-15 style rifle, and adjustable for elevation. An integrated MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail will accept a multitude of standard accessories. The muzzle is threaded to accept standard attachments such as a muzzle brake or flash hider. Except for the barrel, bolt, sights, and firing mechanism, the PLR-16 pistol is made entirely of high-impact glass fiber reinforced polymer.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .223 Remington
Alias: 5.56x45 mm NATO
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:55 grains
MV:2514 ft/sec ME:772 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

The 223 Remington was developed as an experimental military cartridge for the Armalite AR-15 modular rifle. It is now a US military standard as well as an extremely popular commercial sporting round. The cartridge is nearly identical to the 222 Remington Magnum with the only difference being a slightly shorter case. Classified as a long range centerfire 22 round, its velocity is still supersonic at 500 yards. Note that while the military version (5.56x45mm NATO) is dimensionally the same, its higher pressure loads may be unsafe in civilian guns designated only for the .223 cartridge.

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