Kel-Tec Sub Rifle 2000 9mm Carbine: Yes or No

Kel-Tec Sub Rifle 2000 9mm Carbine: Yes or No

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    Question Kel-Tec Sub Rifle 2000 9mm Carbine: Yes or No

    So these little guys are starting to sound interesting to me. Any personal experiences with them? I am looking for some reports on accuracy, dependability, maintenance, ballistics, etc.

    I'm not sure where this will fit in with my collection but what the heck. What could it be used for? I got a .22 rifle for small game, got a .223 for something bigger, and a 12 gauge for the boom effect. The bonus is I do have a couple of Glock 9mm pistols so I already have a collection of magazines to work with the sub2000.
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    It makes for a readily totable long gun (roughly 16X9 when folded). A lot of times I'll stash mine in a paintball gun bag and toss it in the back when traveling. The sights were ok, not great - my front sight may have been slightly canted... I mounted a Weaver converta-mount on the forestock and use it with a Millet red dot. That was a homebrew project - not a factory enabled option!

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    The Sub 2000 is the cat's meow!!
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    Seems OK to me. How much $?
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    Didn't vote, because it's too subjective. But....my opinion is they can defintely bridge the gap between a pistol and rifle caliber. Gives you distance, more accurate firepower at that distance and shares mags with pistol. Also carrys easy and is easily stowable. Really, what's not to like?
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    I have one, only because it made sense and my LGS had a $375 price tag on it. It was more of a whim purchase.

    The sights do stink, and if you mount a scope, folding it back up isn't an option anymore. I'm hoping Pirate chimes in. He has his pimp'ed out with a scope mount that holds zero when he takes it off. I really like his setup.

    I also saw a you-tube where a guy crafted a spring-loaded door hinge to serve as the base for the scope mount, so it just flipped to the side for fold up.

    I've seen some ridiculous bids for these things online, but if you can get one for a reasonable price, it's hard not to like a collapsible carbine that you can slap a Glock 33 rnd stick in, and go to work.
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    With a 33 round Glock mag= fun,fun,fun,great therapy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Didn't vote, because it's too subjective. But....my opinion is they can defintely bridge the gap between a pistol and rifle caliber. Gives you distance, more accurate firepower at that distance and shares mags with pistol. Also carrys easy and is easily stowable. Really, what's not to like?
    This helps because I am really just trying to talk myself into "needing" one....
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    It totally depends on what you want it for, or need it for. The Sub 2000 makes a good HD or truck gun and if you get the carbine in the same caliber/mag configuration as your side arm that makes a good combo setup. Its handy, very light, very manageable recoil and it folds in half for storage or carry. They are accurate enough for the work its designed for. They make fun plinkers and are generally reliable but they are not combat tough weapons by any means. The plastic sights and plastic furniture are somewhat cheaply made and roughly finished with is typical of Kel Tec. CDNN has been selling the Glock mag units for $299. Kel Tec makes several factory upgrade parts/accessories and there are a couple companies that make some good aftermarket upgrade parts also, including replacement front sight and replacement hand-guard with rails. Kel Tec also has a good Customer service rep.



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    I think it's a good HD gun that can be easily operated, in a pinch, by members of the family who are not avid shooters (wife....). Would be a nice carry along for a camper or hiker, and could be easily carried in a Katrina scenario. The available 33 round mags are Glock, and they seem to be among the most reliable of high capacity pistol mags I have encountered. (I also have a Marlin Camp 9 and a Ruger PC4; the high capacity mags that I have acquired for them are not reliable at all...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockrocker View Post
    With a 33 round Glock mag= fun,fun,fun,great therapy too

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunTrooper View Post
    I think it's a good HD gun that can be easily operated, in a pinch, by members of the family who are not avid shooters (wife....). Would be a nice carry along for a camper or hiker, and could be easily carried in a Katrina scenario. The available 33 round mags are Glock, and they seem to be among the most reliable of high capacity pistol mags I have encountered. (I also have a Marlin Camp 9 and a Ruger PC4; the high capacity mags that I have acquired for them are not reliable at all...)
    I agree about the mags all the Ruger mini aftermarket mags I have bought are junk that don't even fit. I figure a 9mm in a rifle set would have about zero movement on bang, so it would be good for anyone to shoot. Are there any rounds tailored for a rifle set up?
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    If you want a long gun that breaks down nice and small for travel and storage, you may wish to consider a coach gun. Not too many folks are going to argue with two barrels of 12 gauge.

    If you're worried about the Mrs shooting it, just get some reduced recoil shells.

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    I had thought seriously about buying one of these a year or so ago. But I finally decided I had no use for it. I think I'd rather spend my money on one of those "tactical" 22 rifles such as the M&P15 or the Ruger SR-22. After all, I would only use a rifle like this for plinking so why would I want to eat up 9mm or 45 rounds?
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