New from Kel-Tec for 2015 is a gun that Kel-Tec fans have been quietly wishing for, but most didn’t not expect. The Sub2000 Gen. 2 is the natural evolution of the folding pistol-caliber-carbine with a few new extras. How do you take a gun that was already solid and make it even better?
Keeping the form, function, and mechanical action the same, this overhaul focuses on ascetics and ergonomics. Looking at the Gen. 2, the first thing you will notice is that the polymer encasement has been overhauled, trimmed, and textured. Railed surfaces have been added on the top and bottom of the handguard as well as M-lock slots on the sides.
The front sight has been vastly improved from the first generation. Modeled after an AR-15’s front sight, the Gen. 2 front site is now constructed of metal and is adjustable for windage and elevation.
The barrel is threaded to 1/2×28 for use with a suppressor. The front sight will need to be removed before a suppressor can be secured the gun.
The stock of the Gen.2 is also improved, giving the user the option for length-of-pull adjustment, as well as sling mounting surfaces.
As of now, the Gen.2 will be built in the Glock 17/22 pattern, but it will be available with Smith & Wesson M&P, and Springfield Armory XDM pattern magazine wells, too.
The Sub2000 Gen.2 is a vast improvement over its predecessor and it gives the user a gun that is less of a novelty and more of a real-world option for personal defense. Watch for these innovative guns at your local gun store in the coming months.
And for those of you wondering about the other Kel-Tec we’ve been waiting for, The CMR30 is now shipping in substantial numbers. The batch size is growing every week. Those who have been waiting shouldn’t have to wait much longer.