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Old 05-29-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default Anyone shoot a Kel-Tec Sub 2000?

I'm looking at carbines for HD and varmints on the farm. I have rifles, pistols and shotguns, but no pistol caliber carbines. I am fascinated with the Sub 2000 in .40 S&W since it uses Glock magazines. The disadvantage is that since it folds, you can't add a red dot or other site. I like the Hi-Point 4095 as well. It is rugged and accurate and can accept a red dot or a scope. Both have great warranties and both are light and reliable. Anyone have one or the other or both? I like the 40 S&W since I reload them for my pistols. Handy. Thanks for the input.

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Old 05-30-2011, 03:04 AM   #2
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Never shot one. But I almost bought one until I discovered nobody had one. They are inexpensive and hard to find. I'd love to get one.
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My friend has the KelTec in .40. Great gun. Recoil is more stout than you'd expect.

He has had it for at least 11 years.


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I have one (9mm S2K) and have been really happy with it. It's a really handy utility rifle for anything within 100 yards. The cheapo peep sights are actually quite effective for anything within that range. I'm a mediocre shot, and peppering a 6"x6" steel plate at 100yds is a cinch with mine. It has been 100% reliable with Glock mags. Avoid the Korean aftermarket mags...using them has left a handful of scars on my ejection port.

The only negative: The blowback design results in a filthy rifle...even after just a couple mags (this also applies to the Hi-Point). I wouldn't even try running more than 200 rounds without a thorough cleaning.

I prefer the Kel-Tec to the Hi-Point, due to the lighter weight and folding feature. The Hi-Point just has an awkward, top-heavy feel to it, much like their pistols. But most owners are quite happy with both of these budget utility rifles.

For varmints- A 9mm/40sw might work just fine, but I'd probably prefer a faster and more precise rifle cartridge. An AR-15 or other 223 is pretty versatile, and on the cheap I'd look into a 17HMR.
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I was also looking seriously into a Beretta CX4. I already have a Px4 .40 and it uses the same mags. I have heard good things about it too.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:55 AM   #6
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I recently found the 9mm for Glock mags. The thing is a real hoot! It's amazingly well constructed accurate and light. I also got the Keltec sling which makes the carbine hang perfectly across the body.

I think Keltec is a terrific company. I carry the p9 and P11 and am intrigued with the 308 Bullpup, shotgun and 22 mag pistol. I'd suggest if you can find the Sub 2000, buy it. It's fun.
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If you go to the Keltec forum you will find lots of information on mounting scopes to your sub 2000. I have a 9mm version that has been a great little carbine.
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