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Old 03-30-2020, 10:40 AM
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Any one tried one of these? Looks neat. Folds in half. If reliable would buy one. Noticed the soft case for them is out of stock. Anyone know of a substitute case that works?
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I keep mine in a soft laptop case. The SUB2000 has a lot of plastic parts. Itís fun to shoot and it hasnít given any problems so far. The ďMulti CalĒ model can be adapted to accept a number of different magazineís by simply changing out the mag catch. But it wonít take Glock.


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The Gen 1 Sub-2000 has a version that accepts S & W 59 and similar magazines. I think they have a role as a backup for those with a pistol using the same magazines (Beretta, Glock, M & P for Gen 2). Don’t know if they are easy to find in the current buying frenzy.
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:But it won’t take Glock:.

Wrong ! I have one.
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I have been sort of following the Kel-Tech Sub 2000 though I do not yet own one. No one would accuse it of being super accurate or feeling too sturdy, but it is accurate enough and sturdy enough for a portable carbine that folds in half. Having said that it does the job and is easy to carry or conceal. I have not fired it enough to say that it is reliable, but it seemed to be in my limited number of rounds. Most Sub-2000's that I have seen accept Glock Magazines, but some are designed to accept S&W Magazines (and others that I have never seen an example of - see link). I see fewer and fewer of the S&W magazine Sub 2000's available for sale. It can be the right weapon at the right time or place, but wins in my opinion primarily on the "cool factor" of its folding design. I have attached the Wikipedia write up for those interested. Kel-Tec SUB-2000 - Wikipedia

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gonerydin,

What size screen is the soft case designed for that fits the sub2000?

That way i can narrow my search. Thanks
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Houston Rick,

Thanks for the info.
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What size screen is the soft case designed for that fits the sub2000?

That way i can narrow my search. Thanks

I got the Amazon basics 17.3Ē Laptop case/bag. Itís <$20 and works perfectly. It holds spare mags, ammo, 1x optic and misc. bits with room to spare. I think itís a lot better the one Keltec sells.


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I have one. Got it when they came out.
Great to have it in the passenger seat when I have to drive thru a bad area of a city. Or on a long distance drive.
Extra magazines too.
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Here is a good explanation of SUB2000 magazine compatibility.

KEL TEC SUB-2000 Multi-Mag Options Explained


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I have the 1st generation version that takes Smith 59 mags. I believe it was a pretty rare version. I never owned a Smith 59 series gun, so KelTec sent me the Sig P226 magazine release catch. The Sig P226 was my LEO duty gun so I kept the KelTec folded up in the front seat of my patrol car in my patrol bag, loaded with a 20 round P226 magazine.

I also have a 2nd gen Glock 19 version.

Pretty cool guns, and pretty capable too.
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gonerydin - Great photo and you have just cost me some money once this disaster is over Ö and if I survive

But ... but, wait - isnít your red dot mounted on the bottom??

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gonerydin - Great photo and you have just cost me some money once this disaster is over Ö and if I survive

But ... but, wait - isnít your red dot mounted on the bottom??

Good eye. That sight has quick detach mount. Itís situated so just for storage. Only takes a sec to switch it.
Youíre gonna be fine. I just spent $52,000 on a new Tacoma. Kel-Tec sub2000 uses S&amp;W 59 series magazines


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I have the second generation Sub2000 that takes Glock mags. It stays in my truck on the passenger seat under a towel when I'm out of the house. Which isn't often these days.
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One for the house, one for the truck?
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Gonerydin,

thanks for your reply. You saved me a lot of research. I'll get my order in ASAP also.
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I have a version 1 in 9mm that uses Glock magazines. It is fun to shoot and easy to handle and very accurate. I am considering sending mine in for the upgrade to V2. I also had but recently sold my 40SW version.
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I had a version 2 set up for Glock mags. I put a bunch of money in it to fix the gritty trigger and replacing some of the plastic parts, etc. It seemed to shoot fine but I sold it as I could not get a good site picture given the layout of the stock and the sites. I picked up a Ruger PCC in 9mm and highly recommend it.
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I have one for G17 Glock mags. Observations:


1. It's cheap, light and small. I bought it for a car gun-- better it get stolen than my LE6920.

2. These things are dead reliable, if you use the right ammo. 147 grain flat point feeds poorly, and doesn't reliably cycle the gun. Winchester NATO Q4318 works excellently. Winchester and Federal 124 grain range fodder works, too. I haven't tried hollow points.

3. The factory sights are too low to the bore and are hard to use. They should have fixed this. I threw on a Romeo 5 which works well, but now I can't fold it. There's a gadget to let you fold the optic out of the way, but it is $$$.

4. Glock factory 33 round mags work 100%. I can't speak for any others. There is no provision for bolt hold open on an empty mag.

5. The gun is very simple inside. It looks like something built for the third world. You will need a 3/4 " hardwood dowel to ease reassembly. Keep it well-lubed with CLP or similar.

6. In addition to adding an optic, a Magpul forend angled grip is quite helpful. They should include one with the gun, it works so well.

7. The barrel is threaded. I threw on a A2 flash suppressor (9mm version!) but this is probably not needed.
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I really like my Gen 2 set up for S&W M&P mags. Fun shooter. I keep it locked in a wall mount in the closet. Try a 45 degree angle mount for your red dot. Much cheaper than the one that rotates out of the way. It allows the rifle to be folded and locked. I also cut a U-notch in the top of the rear sight and raised the front accordingly. Better height than the factory peep. See second picture.



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