Originally Posted by Caribou
I love my Sub-2000. Unfortunately I can't get it to run after around 250 rounds. I thought it would wear in but not yet. I wish Kel-Tec could build as good a gun as they design.
Blowback operation chucks every bit of the gunk/exhaust backwards toward the stock. It's a good, simple, lightweight, and cheap design. PITA to clean, but regular cleaning is a must
. Not so great if you intend to engage some threat to the tune of 500rds. But if you're a good FTF'er, it'll be ample to either get 99% of all conceivable jobs done or transition to a better option (in the world of worst case senario hypotheticals, that is;...sometimes it seems quite irrational, but many of our minds tend to dwell in that world, LOL).
My opinion is that the S2K is a truly great gun for what it is. Ask it to be full-on battle rifle for hours or days on end, and failure is certain. Not failure of the rifle, but rather failure of the shooter
. It's a great little versatile rifle that shouldn't ever be confused with an AR, AK, M1A, etc.
I literally have a stable of $1500 ARs, yet I still love my Sub2000. I understand its limitations, but appreciate it's value and versatility.