Review: The Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is a Handy, Reliable and Affordable Carbine
By Ben Philippi
If you’re looking to buy a pistol-caliber carbine, the Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is a handy, reliable, and affordable option, available in either 9mm or .40 S&W.
GOING STRONG SINCE 2001
Introduced in 2001, the SUB-2000 has proven itself a popular firearm for plinking, backpacking, and bug-out bags. One of its signature traits is the unique ability to fold in half. When folded, the overall is reduced from 30.5-inches to 16.25-inches, making it extremely compact and lightweight. Unloaded, it weighs in at just 4.25-pounds.
When the Kel-Tec SUB-2000 is folded in half, it measures 16.25-inches in length.
WELCOME TO THE FOLD
Folding the gun is simple, as the trigger guard acts as a release lever. Pulling on the trigger guard unlocks it, and the barrel folds upwards and locks into place on the stock. To return the gun to its firing mode, a latch at the top rear of the stock releases the gun from this position and it snaps back into place. There are no tools necessary and is a major selling point of the firearm.
The Kel-Tec SUB-2000 has an overall length of 30.5-inches and weighs 4.25-pounds unloaded.
The SUB-2000 is semi-automatic blowback operated firearm, meaning the recoil of the discharged round compresses a spring located in the tubular