As I’ve mentioned before, SU16 is one of my favorite light rifles. It’s a clean-running, lightweight piston gun with good accuracy. It’s very simple, has mild recoil and can be customized extensively. SU16 works well suppressed. It’s main down side is the lightweight barrel, but realistic self-defense situations rarely go beyond the 60 or so rounds it can fire comfortably in a rapid succession. When visiting with Keltec in Florida, I got to take photos of several configurations of it, some of which are shown below. It’s an indicator of the trust level at Keltec that almost all of the prop guns shown belong to the company employees, not to the company itself.
An effective brass deflecting charging handle allows left-hand firing of the nominally right-hand SU16 without much danger of getting hit by hot brass.
As you can see, over the years this holster has been through thick and thin with its owner. The pistol shown here is a newer Ceracoated gun, the actual carry pistol that came with the holster was an old blued version. Frank’s work is very popular among Keltec employees. If you want a holster like that, drop Frank a line at RFOldham56@aol.com — he makes very durable and practical designs from alligator and other exotic hides.