At SHOT Show 2015, Kel Tec displayed a new variation of their Sub-2000 pistol calibre carbine. Well-liked by many due to it’s compact and lightweight folding design, as well as it’s capability to take a variety of pistol magazines, the second generation Sub-2000 improves upon that design with a few updates, including a significantly improved front sight post that’s threaded on and accepts all AR15 sight posts, and a latch mechanism that now closes on the (newly) railed fore-end rather than the front sight. Forward of the sight is a thread protector, protecting the 1/2-28 threaded muzzle. Also, the buttstock is now adjustable with three positions, the grip angle improved, a larger ejection port and more sling points. In addition to the railed portions atop and below the barrel, the sides of the hand guard are M-LOK compatible, too.
But perhaps the biggest revision is one you can’t see. Due to the new manufacturing process required to make these, Kel Tec has significantly reduced the amount of time required to produce the Sub-2000, and that new streamlined process means they will be available in greater numbers.
In fact, we already have one in the office undergoing testing, and in the first few rounds downrange we can already say that it’s a huge improvement on what was already a handy little rifle. Overall, it feels much stronger than the old model, and the smaller handguard makes it quite pleasant and very quick. We should have a full review soon.