I have two SU16E variants, both modified rather extensively. But the original concept of SU16 was the “light rifle”, simple and compact. Enter the new version of SU16A — the same long-stroke piston, 18.5″ barrel for high muzzle velocity and long sight radius, but now with a metal front sight tower. It weighs only five pounds, slightly less than an M1 carbine. It ships with a 10-round magazine, two of which can fit into the hollow stock. It can use all AR-compatible mags and a standard 30-rounder can fit inside the stock. The rifle will fold in half for transport with magazines still in the stock. With a compact X15 50rd drum inserted and a spare 30rd mag in the stock, it allows a substantial amount of ammo to be carried without pouches or add-ons. The split forend becomes a bipod with a press of a button. The gun is reliable, runs cleanly and has mild recoil despite the light weight. It is available in various colors — I personally prefer tan because it doesn’t heat up in the sun as much as black would.