A few posts back, I posted a picture of my Kel-Tec Sub-2000 carbine and extolled its virtues as a ‘trunk gun’. Well, it’s an even better trunk gun now.
Voila! Gone is the boxy stock plastic fore-end and goofy plastic front sight post in favor of a light weight, aluminum Red Lion Precision railed fore-end and a Bushnell TRS-25 red-dot sight. A Limb-Saver recoil pad has also been added along with a rubber cheek pad on the buffer spring assembly and a 33 rnd factory Glock 9mm magazine.
Below is a closer shot of the fore-end and Bushnell red-dot.
Sure looks cool, PP, but hold up a second. You said that one of the advantages of the Kel-Tec sub 2000 was that it folded in half for storage. How can you fold your modified Sub 2000 with that red-dot sight sitting on the rail?
Oh, I forgot to mention the best thing about the Red Lion Precision fore-end: it rotates! In the above picture, note the two knurled rings. A quick turn of the forward ring loosens the rail and allows the user to rotate it to any number of indexed positions. Reversing the procedure returns the fore-end to its indexed position and a perfect hold on zero! Although the picture below is slightly blurry, you can see the fore-end rotated 90 degrees clockwise and locked. How cool is that?
The final pic shows the rotated fore-end, Bushnell still mounted and perfectly zeroed, now folded in half!
How awesome is that?
The red Lion Precision fore-end was approx $140 and well worth the money. I’ll probably add a flip-up front sight for peace of mind in case the Bushnell goes south or runs out of juice. This carbine now fits in an inconspicuous normal sized laptop case or carry bag. The mind just boggles at the possibilities.
Be Safe. Be Prepared.
About a year ago, I bought a Kel-Tec Sub2000 at a gun show. The Sub2000 is a light weight, fold-able, pistol caliber carbine. This particular version utilizes ubiquitous 9mm Glock 17 magazines. My intent was to use the Kel-Tec as a ‘trunk gun’. Now, this term has lots of meanings to lots of people, but to me it means a gun I could conceal (legally) in the trunk of a car, or in my case, the rear seat/storage area of my pick-up truck as a back-up weapon to my daily carry should the situation warrant. If you think this is ‘excessive’ or ‘over the top’ – you’re reading the wrong blog or you’ve never been in a ‘civil disturbance’ ( spelled R-I-O-T). I live near Miami, FL and have seen several.
At the range, the Sub2000 exhibited reasonable accuracy, but impeccable dependability. Right out of the box it ate FMJs and JHPs with aplomb and without a jam or misfeed. It shot about 6 inches right and 3 inches high at 50 yards with the somewhat ‘cheesy’ red plastic vertical bar sight in an equally cheesy plastic ring on the front of the barrel which also serves as a locking device when the carbine is folded in half. Basically, I like the gun, and having now fired it, thought it could serve the purpose, that of a trunk gun, quite well – if I made a few improvements.
In a post later this week, I will show you the improvements I made to the Kel-Tec. I think you’re gonna like it!
Be Safe. Be Prepared.
Practical Prepper 2013