Kel-Tec SU-16 - Lightweight Foldable 5.56 Option

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by 3M-TA3, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    A lot of people dismiss anything and everything Kel-Tec, but you don't seem to find actual owners of an SU-16 complaining about them. The SU-16 was not designed as and is not a combat rifle. It is best considered a utility rifle/truck gun.

    Polymer construction makes this a 3 magazine gun before heat becomes an issue, but it also makes it very light weight at 4.7 lbs unloaded. It also doesn't have a overt military look, folds in half (the "C" version can operate folded!), and is rugged and reliable. IMO the SU-16 C and SU-16 CA models are the two to consider. Accuracy per the review is 2-3 MOA.

    This may be a very good candidate as a get home gun.

    At current pricing, an AR still makes much more sense to me, but if prices skyrocket after the elections this fall, the SU-16 series might become a decent alternative within its capabilities.

    Here is a review by nutnfancy based on ten years of experience:
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  2. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    I have a yugo ak47 under folding stock
  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The SU-16 is a solid, viable option for those on a budget or who require an alternative to the AR platform.
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  4. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    I had one for a while and really liked it. Unfortunately they get a bad rap from folks who tacticool it up and it just isn't made for that. It's an excellent, packable, little carbine that's a good get home rifle or truck gun. It was fun as heck to shoot too.
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  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    I don't like .233, but I like THIS gun.
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  6. Tempstar

    Tempstar Old and crochety Site Supporter+

    Awsome little rifle and the C is the one to have.
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