Kel-Tec SUB2000™ Gen 3 9mm Luger 18.52″ Barrel


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Welcome to the fold! You’re looking at the third generation of our semi-automatic carbine that folds in half, optics and all. Initially in 9mm, the SUB2000 GEN3 picks up where handguns leave off. Folded, it tucks away nicely in situations where space is limited, but it’s quick to deploy in situations where time is of the essence.

The semi-automatic SUB2000 is designed to be the most convenient 9mm caliber carbine available. It folds completely in half for easy storage and can accept G19/G17 handgun magazines. Plus, it can easily be disassembled for cleaning or inspection without tools. Ideal for backpacking trips and situations where space and convenience are paramount.


  • Optics Ready
    • Unlike its folding forefathers, this SUB2000 is a “put-it-on and leave-it-on” optics ready carbine thanks to its rotating forend. The simple, singlehanded movement and positive locking system keeps your optic of choice zeroed and ready to go on a moment’s notice.
  • Pistol Caliber Power
    • The SUB2000 offers the best of both worlds. Yes, it’s a pistol caliber, however the ballistic advantage and accuracy at distance come from the 18.5″ barrel. Barrel length translates to velocity which translates to power downrange. You’ll get the most out of your pistol ammunition right out of the box.
  • Simple
    • Designed with a straight blow-back system, the SUB2000 is very simple to operate and maintain. The sights are intuitive, the stock is adjustable and field stripping is a breeze.
  • Modular
    • The Gen3’s modularity is extended by M-LOK accessory compatibility and plenty of picatinny rail space on top & bottom. M-LOK is the standard and the SUB2000 GEN3 has enough for all of your gadgets.
  • Cool, But Does it Take Glock® Mags?
    • Yes! Is it a magazine catch or magazine release? Is it both? We’ll leave that up to you, but the SUB2000 GEN3 was designed with Glock compatibility in mind and that’s why we offer this awesome carbine in a G19 configuration so you can pair your favorite 9mm G19/G17 pistol with your favorite folding gun.



Canada Legal Classification Non-Restricted Action Semi-auto
Handedness Right Optic Interface Integrated Forend Picatinny Rail
Rear Sight None Front Sight None
Default Sight Radius (in; cm) N/A Grip Type Receiver Integrated Modern Pistol
Pistol Grip Cap Magazine Floorplate Trigger Type Non-Adjustable
Trigger Material Metal Trigger Compatibility Kel-Tec Sub2000
Min Trigger Pull (lbs; N) 5; 22 Max Trigger Pull (lbs; N) 5; 22
Default Trigger Pull (lbs; N) 5; 22 Safety 2-Position Cross Bolt
Manual Safety Position On Receiver, Above Grip Magazine Interface Double Stack Double Feed Detachable Box Flush (Supplied); Extended (Sold Separately)
Magazine Compatibility Double Stack Standard Grip Circumference Glock Pistol Compact Frame or Larger (G17, G19, etc.) Spec Magazine Capacity 10
Default Length (in; mm) ~31.6; 802 Folded Min Length (in; mm) ~18.8; 478
Max Length (in; mm) ~32.9; 833 Min Width (in; mm) ~1.6; 40
Folded Max Width (in; mm) ~2.2; 55 Min Height w/o Mag (in; mm) 5.7; 145
Folded Max Height w/ Supplied Mag (in; mm) ~6.7; 170 Weight w/o Mag (lbs; kg) ~2; 4.2
Weight w/ Empty Mag (lbs; kg) ~1.2; 4.4 Accessory Interfaces Sling Slot Buttstock; M-LOK, Picatinny Rail Rotating Forend


Operating Mechanism Direct Blowback, Non-locking Bolt, Cock on Open Action Size Standard
Receiver Type GLK MAG Marked, Folding Lower Receiver Material Steel w/ Polymer Shell
Lower Receiver Finish Blued; Black Upper Receiver Material Steel w/ Polymer Shell
Upper Receiver Finish Blued; Black Stock Interfacing Mechanism Attached to Rear Receiver
Stock Interfacing Mechanism Material Metal Stock Interfacing Mechanism Finish Black
Barrel Interfacing Mechanism Directly Inserted into Trunnion Barrel Securing Mechanism Barrel Threads, Handguard Locknut
Barrel Securing Mechanism Material Steel, Metal Barrel Securing Mechanism Finish Black, Black
Recoil Lug None Recoil Lug Material N/A
Recoil Lug Finish N/A Feed Type Push
Ejection Receiver Mounted Fixed Ejector Ejection Direction Right
Bolt Type (3) Piece Bolt Bolt Material Steel
Bolt Finish Blued Bolt Head Type Replaceable Part of Bolt
Bolt Lock None Operating Handle Centered Rear Receiver Underside Bolt Mounted Reprociating Cylindrical Charging Handle Scalloped
Operating Handle Material Steel Operating Handle Finish Blued
Bolt Hold Open Manual Charging Handle Notch Bolt Release Charging Handle Operation
Trigger Guard Type Integral Part of Lower Receiver, Folding Mechanism Lock Trigger Guard Material Polymer
Trigger Guard Finish Black Trigger Guard Engraving None
Magazine Release Type Push Button Magazine Release Position Left Side Grip, Ahead of Trigger, Behind Trigger
Magazine Cutoff None Anti-Release Magazine Lock Mechanism None


Stock Type Rear Receiver Attached Adjustable Stock Fit Kel-Tec Sub2000 Gen 3
Stock Material Polymer Stock Finish Black Textured
Buttpad Integral Part of Buttstock Adjustable Length of Pull (3) Position
Default Length of Pull (in; cm) 13.25; 33.7 Min Length of Pull (in; cm) 13.25; 33.7
Max Length of Pull (in; cm) 14.5; 36.8 Adjustable Comb No
Min Drop at Comb (in; cm) ~0.3; 0.7 Max Drop at Comb (in; cm) ~0.3; 0.7
Min Drop at Heel (in; cm) ~0.2; 0.5 Max Drop at Heel (in; cm) ~0.2; 0.5
Adjustable Cast No Adjustable Pitch No


Forend Type Folding Modular Handguard; Barrel and Receiver Shell Mounted Forend Fit Kel-Tec Sub2000 Gen 3
Forend Material Polymer Forend Finish Black Textured w/ M-LOK and Picatinny Rail Slots


Barrel Length (mm) 470.5 Caliber Marking 9 x 19
Chamber Size SAAMI Spec Pressure Rating SAAMI Spec
Barrel Profile Round Pencil Barrel Material Steel
Barrel Finish Polished Chamber Finish Standard
Rifling 6 Groove Twist Rate (in) 1:10
Muzzle Device Knurled Thread Protector Muzzle Thread (in) 1/2 – 28

Additional Information:

Distributor Item Number KELGSUB2K9GLK
Style Number GSUB2K9GLK


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Weight 2.7 kg
Dimensions 59.5 × 25.5 × 10.5 cm

9mm Luger





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