Say Hello To My Little Friend…

In my last post, I added the Kel-Tec muzzlebrake and forend kits. Since then I have added a Magpul AFG2 (Angled fore grip). I also have bought a few mags and finally decided on a carrying case.

The carrying case I ended up getting is an “Uncle Mike’s Tactical Submachine gun case”. I shopped around a bit and found the best deal on Amazon. The PLR-16 fits perfectly inside, with room for extra mags. The only thing I’m not crazy about is that the case doesn’t zipper open all the way around. It only opens from the back and a short way across the bottom.

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As for the new mags, I found a great deal on 30 round Tapco mags from Mississippi Auto Arms. They were running a sale for only $4.75 each, so I ordered 5. The final mag I ordered is the SGM Tactical 100 round drum magazine for AR-15/M-16 rifles. I also shopped around a bit for this item. Most places wanted anywhere from $100 all the way up to almost $200. However, Cheaper Than Dirt had them in-stock for only $72 plus shipping. I ordered on a Tuesday and had everything on Friday afternoon.

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The Magpul AFG2 I ordered came from a China-based seller on Ebay. It was only a little over $8 shipped. It appears to be the “Airsoft” version. It is marked “for training use only”. However, I find it to be very sturdy and well constructed.

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Now all I have to do is buy some ammo and head to the shooting range! Hopefully that will be sometime in the beginning of next month when I take a vacation. See ya then!

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PLR-16 Update

So, my forend kit and muzzlebrake arrived today. Here are the pics:

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Next time: Range report!

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New Gun: Kel-Tec PLR-16

I took a trip to our local gun show yesterday in West Palm Beach, Florida. I was looking for a very particular gun: the Kel-Tec PLR-16. I have wanted one ever since I first saw it on the Kel-Tec gun forum. None of the local gun shops had one for sale, so I finally decided to check out the monthly gun show. I found a dealer who had 3 for sale on his table. The box was marked $625. I asked if they would discount for paying cash and the dealer said he’d take $525. I accepted. He also included a 3o round PMag magazine along with the included 10 round Kel-Tec magazine.

Here are the gun’s specs directly from Kel-Tec:

Calibers: .223rem
Weight unloaded: 3.4lbs 1.55kg
Length: 18.5″ 467mm
Barrel length: 9.2″ 234mm
Twist: 1:9″ 1.229mm
Capacity: AR15 compatible magazine
Trigger pull: 5.5-7.5lbs 24.4-33.4N
Sight radius: 12.5″ 318mm
Muzzle velocity: 2600fps
MSRP $665.00

I was actually expecting to pay between $600 and $700 for it, so I was very happy with $525 plus the free 30 round magazine. There was only one other dealer at the show selling the PLR-16 and he was out of his mind. He wanted between $700 and $800 for his two. One had a scope on it and the other had the Kel-Tec compact forend kit on it. I have already ordered the forend kit as well as the Kel-Tec muzzle brake.

Range report coming soon. Here are some pics:

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Range Trip 4-01-14

I went to the Palm Beach Shooting Center today to get in a little range time. Today I brought along the Glock 27, Glock 30, and Glock 17. I fired 25 rounds of .40 through the G27, 25 rounds of .45 through the G30, and 50 rounds of 9mm through the G17 using the 50 round drum mag.

First up was the Glock 27. I fired a total of 25 rounds in five round groups. Here are the pictures and a short video:

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Next up was the Glock 30. I fired a total of 25 rounds in five round groups. Here are the pics and a short video:

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And finally, was the Glock 17 with the SGM Tactical 50 round drum magazine. I fired a total of 50 rounds in five round groups. Here are the pics and a short video:

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The Palm Beach Shooting Center:

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Range Trip 12-12-13

I am on vacation this week, so I decided to take a trip to the Palm Beach Shooting Center to get in a little practice. Today I brought along the Glock 17, Glock 27, and the Star Firestar M45. I got to the range around 10am, and shot for almost an hour. I fired 50 rounds through each gun. The videos were taken with a digital camera mounted to the brim of an old hat using salvaged parts from a tripod. Sorry if they are a little crooked.

 

First up today was the Glock 17. I fired  50 rounds of of Tula Ammo Brass Maxx 115gr. in 5 round groups.  This ammo comes in 100 round little plastic “tubs” instead of the traditional  cardboard box. I picked up two of them from Wal-Mart for $23 each about a month ago. Here are the photos and a video:

The Glock 17

The Glock 17

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Next up was the Star Firestar M45. I really like this gun. It is a very small, compact .45 ACP gun. It’s all steel and has a great trigger,too. I fired 50 rounds of Federal 230gr ammo in 5 round groups. Here are the photos and a couple of videos:

The FIrestar M45

The FIrestar M45

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Last up was the Glock 27. I fired 50 rounds of Winchester 180gr JHP ammo in 5 round groups. The last photo is after all 50 rounds had been fired.  Here are the photos and a video:

The Glock 27

The Glock 27

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Overall, it was a nice trip. This is a great range to go to on a weekday morning. I pretty much had the whole place to myself for a while. They even gave me my targets for free just for “checking in” on Facebook from my phone when I got there. If you bring your own ammo, it is $15 to shoot, if you only use their ammo, it’s $10.

 

The Palm Beach Shooting Center:

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Range Trip 5-2-13

My brother was in town last week, so I took him shooting at the Palm Beach Shooting Center on Thursday. We brought along the Glock 17, 21 , 27, and 50 rounds each of 9mm, .45, and .40. I also got a chance to use a home-made point of view tripod for my camera. I took apart an old tripod, and with a nut and a washer, mounted it to the brim of an old hat. First up was the Glock 21. I fired 25 rounds total, in 5 round groups. Here are a couple pictures: IMG_2752 (Custom) IMG_2754 (Custom) Next, I shot 25 rounds of .40 through the Glock 27: IMG_2758 (Custom) IMG_2760 (Custom) And finally was the Glock 17: IMG_2764 (Custom) IMG_2766 (Custom)   The Palm Beach Shooting Center:

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Range Trip 3-20-13

Ok, so my 50 round SGM Tactical Glock drum magazine arrived on Monday, so I went to the shooting range Wednesday morning. I brought the Glock 17, Glock 21, and Glock 27. The main purpose of the trip was to try out the 50 round drum as well as the KCI ultra-hi-cap magazines I bought last month.

Here is a quick video of me un-boxing the drum magazine:

 

First up was the Glock 17 with the 50 round drum. I loaded a full 50 rounds into it, then shot five, ten round groups and took a picture after each group. The drum worked perfectly, and didn’t really effect the balance or handling of the gun too much. Here is a video of me shooting with the drum and pics of my targets after each grouping:

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Next up was the Glock 21 with the KCI 27 round magazine. I only brought one box of .45, so I loaded the mag twice, each time with 25 rounds. This magazine also functioned perfectly. Here is a video of me shooting with the mag and a few pics of my targets:

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And finally I shot the Glock 27 with the KCI 31 round magazine.  This mag did give me some problems. No matter how hard I tried, I could only load 14 rounds into it. I was even using the Uplula mag loader. So, I loaded the mag with 14 rounds and shot until I used up all 50 rounds of .40 I brought with me. While shooting, I experienced two jams, where I had to stop shooting, remove the mag and clear the jam. I plan on disassembling the mag and removing and excess plastic flashing left from the molding process, which is a known problem with the Korean mags. I also read a tip online to tap or smack the bottom of the mag while loading it. Here’s a video of me shooting and some pics of my targets:

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As you can see from the pics, I shoot the Glock 17 best. My accuracy isn’t that great with the 21 or 27.  Until next time, get out and go shooting!

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