Kel-Tec PLR 16 Field Strip (SBR)

    The Kel-Tec PLR-16 (Pistol Long Range) is an impressively light 5.56 caliber pistol that shares the same action as the SU-16 rifles. In this field strip, we take a look at one that has been SBRed and take it apart.

    Transcript …

    – [Voiceover] Hey guys, it’s Alex C with TFBTV and for today’s field strip we’re going to go ahead and look at a Kel-Tec PLR-16 that I’ve just gotten my stamp back and went ahead and SBR’d, put a nice shoulder stock on there.

    Even with the shoulder stock and everything it only weighs four pounds, six ounces and that’s under two kilograms for you folks that base your system of weights and measures on an arbitrary chunk of platinum that they keep stored somewhere in France.

    But, I digress a little bit, even with the stock it’s very handy, it’s very light, very pointable and shootable it even looks a little bit cooler, I think with that stock on there but it still probably not the best looking firearm I own.

    So let’s go ahead and do a quick chamber check the bullet does lock to the rear on an empty magazine.

    It does not however have a release like a ping-pong paddle on a AR-15/M16.

    But to start the disassembly process, go ahead and press this pin out that’s located to the rear of the lower receiver and then you can separate the two halves.

    Once you’ve done this, go ahead and turn your attention towards the gas tube.

    Push it forward and rotate it upwards.

    As this point, you can go ahead and pull the charging handle rearwards a little bit and free up that piston.

    Once you get to this point remove the charting handle rotate the piston upwards and remove the bolt carrier group from the bottom.

    Now to further disassemble the bolt carrier group go ahead and use your charting handle to poke out firing pin, retaining pin remove your firing pin from the rear take out your Cam Pin and take the bolt out of the front.

    You can also remove your extractor if you wish.

    So I just grabbed a simple pin punch and did that.

    Now, to take off the piston head for cleaning, go ahead and use a bullet tip or punch or anything available to you to poke out a little cross pin and yank it on out of there.

    Now that’s actually all that’s required to field strip the Kel-Tec PLR-16.

    These are very light, very handy cool guns.

    The SU-16 series uses the same action basically.

    Which are also cool. They’re very compact and they, a lot of them fold it together in themselves which make great backpacking, camping guns, things like that.

    Or if you want to keep a gun inside a small boat or something like that.

    Take a look at the Kel-Tec Su-16’s. Cool guns.

    If I’m not mistaken, quite a few of them are California legal, so they’re popular options out there.

    And in the PLR form, they’re just plain cool, I think.

    But, I might be a little bias because I’m just very, very excited and happy that I got to stand back.

    Anyways guys, we hope you enjoyed this video.

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    We hope to see you guys next time.


    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.