Oleg Volk has a wallpaper posted that alerts me to the latest Kel-Tec rifle, the SU-16E. The newest iteration of the SU-16 line of rifles has replaced the fixed stock with a “tactical” 6-position stock and has added a pistol grip, as well as handguards with a rail on the bottom:
I see what they’re trying to do. They see the massive demand and shortage of supply for AR/AK type rifles, and are hoping to market the SU-16 as a low-cost alternative that takes AR-15 magazines and ammunition. They might well be able to pull that off.
I’ve been eyeing the SU-16B as an inexpensive and very portable (it folds in half) trunk gun, but one of the disadvantages of it is the lack of a place to mount a light:
Thing is, I don’t need or want the pistol grip or collapsable stock (the fixed stocks allow for storage of a 20-round magazine on the gun, which is handy since the magazine well is inaccessible when the firearm is folded). If they would put the handguards on a rifle with a traditional stock and no pistol grip, they’d have a winner in my book.