Misc. Friday Ramblings...

  • A CCW 5.56mm pistol - The Kel Tech PLR-16.
    At first, I thought of the PLR-16 as a really fun plinker; something that could be taken out for blasting away some cheap surplus ammo. The weapon fills this role very well, and I almost did not even attempt to test the gun for accuracy. However, I did attach a Trijicon Reflex dot sight atop the Kel-Tec. I prefer the Trijicon above all other dot sights, as it never needs batteries, and is always "on", being powered by tritium. After seeing how accurate the PLR-16 appeared to be, I sat down at the bench and fired a few groups with the Trijicon attached. I was impressed, so I then mounted a scope and tested the weapon for accuracy at one hundred yards, with very pleasing results. This gun is much more than just a fun plinker. It has the accuracy potential for long range hunting, much like a semi-auto Thompson Contender. It should prove a lot of fun on vermin, and would do very well for turkey hunting, where legal to use a pistol. Groups hovered around one inch with good ammo at one hundred yards, with some surplus stuff grouping about twice that big.

    Also, where a close-quarters weapon is required, the PLR-16 should serve quite well. It conceals reasonably well under a coat, and fits perfectly and discreetly into a gym bag or other similarly sized case. It offers a lot of firepower in a reasonably compact package. Recoil is light, and one can fire through a thirty round magazine in just a few seconds, if needed. The PLR-16 exhibited accuracy much better than I had anticipated. What I had assumed was just a fun plinker, turned out to be capable of filling other, more serious, roles as well.

    Check them out online at: http://www.kel-tec.com/

    It is based of the existing SU-16. A nice little gun, and the video there gives me an idea of what to do with my duster. heh.

  • Future Weapons on Discovery.
    FUTUREWEAPONS is an exciting new series that invites the viewer into the macabre and secret world of weapons development.

    Ex-Navy SEAL Richard "Mack" Machowicz takes us on a wild ride around the globe in his search to find the ultimate weapon. The series will explore the science and technology that goes into making the most lethal and most sinister weapons yet devised, and we'll meet bizarre characters who spend their lives inventing new ways to obliterate the enemy.

    Mack gets "hands on" with the weapons, firing anything from smart missiles to futuristic lasers. He also will break a series of world scoops, revealing test firings that have never before been tried or seen.

    The series presents six compelling themes: "Stealth," "Weapons That Think," "No Place to Hide," "Maximum Impact," "Future Shock" and "The Power of Fear." Each program will leave the viewer gripped, fascinated and perhaps even shocked!

    I only caught the first part of the show last night after Mythbusters. It featured the Javelin AT missile. Nice piece of hardware there.

  • The foam that ate Ellsworth AFB.
    A test of a Fire Fighting Foam system at Ellsworth AFB. This was only supposed to last a few seconds, but the system would not shut-off.

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