The KelTec SUB-2000 (Generation 2) Semi-auto rifle is chambered for the 9mm Luger cartridge. Different versions of the SUB-2000 rifle will accept most double column handgun magazines (in this case, glock magazines). The beauty of the pistol magazine is that this allows the owner to legally use a 10 round pistol magazine in a semi-automatic rifle, rather than the standard 5 rounds most semi’s are limited to. By rotating the barrel upwards and back, the SUB-2000 rifle can instantly be reduced to a size of 16.25 x 7 inches for ease of storage.
The polymer of the weapon is made of an impact modified glass reinforced Zytel. Two integrated Picatinny rails come standard on the SUB-2000™ forend for mounting compatible accessories. The forend also includes five mounting slots per side, configured for various M-LOK accessories.
The stock can be adjusted to three different positions for shooter’s comfort. Each position adds approximately 5/8 of an inch to the overall length of the firearm, with a total extension of 1.25 inches in the further rearward position. The stock includes a single point sling loop attachment, a slot for adding a nylon sling loop (1.25″ wide is ideal), and a Picatinny rail on the bottom for adding small accessories.
The SUB-2000 features a push-bolt safety located behind the trigger on the grip assembly. The bolt can be locked in the rear position by cycling the bolt to the rear and rotating the operating handle up into the cutout on the receiver. The rear sight is of aperture type and the AR style front sight can be adjusted for windage and elevation.
The thread protector on the SUB-2000 is removable, if the shooter desires to replace the thread protector with a compatible accessory for the 1/2″-28 threads (9mm model). The SUB-2000 can easily be disassembled for cleaning or inspection without tools.
Please note: images are of US version; Canadian model has a 2.5″ longer barrel.
CANADIAN MODEL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Calibers: 9mm Luger
Weight unloaded: ~4.0 lbs./1.8kg
Length Open: 34″/863mm
Length Closed: 18.5″/469mm
Barrel length: 18.5″/469mm
Sights: Aperture rear, Circular hood, Adjustable front
Practical range/ over : 150yds/150m
Note: some specifications are approximate and based upon an additional 2.5″ barrel length of the Canadian edition
Rifle can be reduced to a size of 18.5″ x 7″ to facilitate secure storage