Kel-Tec’s new second generation Sub 2000

01/28/15 7:00 AM | by

Sub2k_01

Kel-Tec’s ultra popular Sub 2000 gets an update after 14 years (Photo: Jim Grant)

Kel-Tec’s Sub 2000 carbine has a cult-following that rivals the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Everyone who fires one loves it, and for good reason. The ultra-simple folding-design coupled  with its ability to use existing, plentiful handgun magazines make it a great companion to a pistol in the same caliber.

Praised everywhere for it’s light-weight construction and unstoppable reliability, the Sub 2000 does have a few drawbacks. The one most owners complained about was the weapon’s lack of railed handguards. After 14 years, Kel-Tec is ready to add them to the Sub 2000 with its generation two model.

Sub2k02

The business end of the Sub 2000 now looks even more menacing with the addition of rails (Photo: Jim Grant)

The rail isn’t simply a picatinny set up, the sides feature Magpul M-lok slots for attaching whatever device a shooter desires without covering the entire weapon in cumbersome rail segments. The other major addition, is the gator-style grip found on all new Kel-Tec pistols.

Buyers worried that Kel-Tec intends to raise the price can rest easy knowing they intend to keep the original’s MSRP of $409. One benefit to the rail that few have recognized, is how it resembles a shrunken down MG42 ventilated handguard.

Look for the second generation Sub 2000 Summer of 2015.

Latest Reviews

  • The Midwest Industries Combat Rail Series is a multi-tool pistol (VIDEO)

    With the .300 AAC Blackout growing in popularity, gun makers have stepped up to fill demand. Standing at the forefront...

    Read Now
  • The Sightmark M-Spec Ultra Shot is high-dollar work at low-dollar prices

    If you’re looking for an optic that puts in high-dollar work at low-dollar prices, give some serious consideration to the...

    Read Now
  • Gear Review: Range days made easy with Uplula mag loader

    Not a single shooter I know enjoys loading rounds into often stiff and difficult mags; however, there is one company...

    Read Now
  • The All-American 500: Big Horn Armory’s AR500 in .500 Auto Max (VIDEO)

    “From prairie dogs to pachyderms to Peterbilts -- ” that’s one helluva promise to hunters on the capability of the...

    Read Now