Kel-Tec Sub 2000

When choosing a survival gun there are many things to take into account: price, size, magazine capacity, etc. This American made beauty with its, compact size, high capacity magazine capability, and a price tag in the lower $300’s was designed with the survivalist in mind. Weighing in at a measly 4lbs. (1.8kg) this carbine rifle has a unique feature that allows it to fold in half to a length of only 16” (which makes it easy to carry in your G.O.O.D. pack). According to the manufacture’s website it comes in two calibers: 9mm or .40 S&W. The .40 caliber model arrives with a glock 10 round magazine. However, you can purchase 31 round magazines for less than $15 from Three of these plus your standard magazine and you’ll have over 100 rounds and a powerful rifle on your back. Pair this with any .40 model glock, and you’ll be providing yourself with a great interchangeable tandem for short and long range defense. Citing Kel-Tec’s webpage, the Sub 2000 has a practical range of 150 yards. Definitely, a plus when making your way to your safe location or just trying to get out of Dodge. I’ve found a great review video and a  video of the Sub 2000 in action. 

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19 Responses

  1. wade

    I have one. Bought a quad rail front for it. Nice gun. Love the folding guns from Kel-tec. Cheap, rough, but work.

    And don’t trust the cheapy magazines. Buy real glock 33 rounders and be happy.

  2. Spook45

    I have to say if I was going to buy something like this, it would be the Hi point carbine. I have fired a 9mm varient of the keltec. It was a piece of junk. IT jammed about every three or four rounds and the recoil made the magizine fall out and caused misfeeds. I like Kel tec's pistols but this thing I would not touch with a ten foot pole. I would be desparate to use one and if I did it would be a liberty gun(you know, pop a bad guy and take his weapon). This is only my personal opinion but I am certified weapons instructor and fair gunsmith I collect, and shoot to excess and Hunt. I have great familiarity with a broad swath of firearms and firearm designs and I dont like it. There are other compact venues that are far more reliable for the price and more practical from both a field survival aspect, combat aspact and urban warfare aspect. I would rather have an SKS with a folding stock that this thing.

    • Duane

      Did you ever call Kel Tec. You might think about simply sending to Kel Tec for repair. I hear they are great people to deal with. I currently own two of the sub2k 40cal. Love them.

    • m Cavo

      i own the .40 never jammed even run the 31 rd clip no prob get better ammo

  3. terry4strokes

    Great little gun for the money. Kel-Tec also produces this gun that with magazine compatibility with the S&W 5900 and 4006, the Beretta 92 and 96, Glock 19/17 and the 22 mentioned, and the sig P226.

    Kel-Tec also offers a bunch of add-ons

  4. Josh

    That is awsome! Going on the wishlist for sure.

  5. orvie mattson

    I have the 9mm variant and it has performed flawlessly. Of course, anyone can get a bad egg from time to time. I am a police officer so I have had a fair amount of experience with various weapons and I would find it difficult to beat this gun as far as price and dependability. I actually bought it for my wife to keep in the house . There is no real recoil and it has never jammed regardless of what I feed it. I also am fond of thier pistols as I carry a pf9 9mm on my vest.

  6. Kevinthenurse

    I have had the 9mm version for about 7 years now. Never had a issue of any type with it. I also have the PF-9 that is my favorite CCW. No issues with it either. I think they (Kel-Tec) seem to get a bum rap sometimes. It is a brand that you either love or hate. I've had cheap guns that were super reliable, and expensive guns that were crap. Its all in the luck of the draw…

  7. John

    I have one to match my G19. I put an AK side rail on the right side of the forend with a QD mount and a dot sight. The carbine, sight, and six 33rnd mags fit in a slightly modified old laptop case in the car. Tons of rounds through it, zero problems.

  8. Joe

    I own both the Kel Tec sub 200 and Hi Point 45 cal carbine.I like them both equally.Have shot many rounds thru both, no malfunction from either. Kepp clean and they work just fine. Have 2 15 round mags for HiPoint 45 cal shoots quickly and no jams.Have 30 round mags for KelTec sub 2000,no jams.

  9. T.R.

    I think Kel-tec's new KSG would be a better option , Its smaller and holds 14 rounds of 12g ammo in two chambers below the barrel , this means you could have buckshot and slug and switch between them with a flick of a switch .

  10. Greg G

    I'd love to get one, but my Local Gun Shop can only say that, like other Kel Tecs, they'll get one "eventually."
    They're selling as fast as they can make them, I'd have that shop open everyday around the clock making guns.
    In the meantime, I have entered a contest at… in the hopes of winning one. I know its a long shot, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Other good prizes too and a no cost raffle if you'd like to check it out.

  11. Kerry

    Picked up one in .40 a year ago to complement my Glock 22 and 27. Has proven to be very reliable and accurate. Great to have one set of mags that can fit in three very different firearms.

  12. Joe W

    Where can you get 15 round mags for HiPoint 45 cal carbine????

  13. Joe

    Where can you get 15 round mags for Hi Point 45 cal carbine?

  14. Armando Lawrence

    i hear that you can get the K T sub – 2000 for a little over $300.00 but can't seem to find one for less than $500.00

  15. Ernie Dawe

    My brother recommended I might like this web site. He was entirely right. This post actually made my day. You can not believe just how a lot time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  16. stacey

    I bought one when they first came out and zero problems. Accurate and reliable. Also bought the first pmr in my area and zero problems. Also have p3at, only trouble is mag ejecting in pants pocket carry.
    . Bought my Dad a pf9 and wrecked it first shot with Quik-Shok VERY HIGH PRESSURE ammo. Called them, returned pistol, received it back after about a month and they replaced almost the whole gun free of charge.
    . Have been shooting HST and Golden Saber ever since and no more problems.


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