Kel-Tec has made some pretty significant changes to its folding 9mm carbine, the SUB-2000, now releasing a Gen 2 version. Despite the additional features and upgrades, it’s apparently easier to manufacture and production is doubling. Also new and already beginning to ship out is the Kel-Tec CMR-30, the matching carbine to the PMR-30 pistol. I’m excited to get my hands on one of those as soon as possible, as I own a PMR-30 (review here) and six mags, an AAC Element 2 suppressor, and almost 1,000 rounds of .22 WMR so I’m ready to put it to the test! Gen2 SUB-2000 and CMR-30 video tours with Kris from Kel-Tec, plus some photos and highlights follow. . .
SUB-2000 Gen2 Changes:
- Front sight accepts AR-15 front sight posts, is adjustable for windage and elevation, and removes to expose 1/2×28 barrel threads on 9mm versions and 9/16×24 on .40 S&W.
- New handguard with top and bottom rails plus Magpul M-LOK slots on the sides
- 40% larger ejection port
- More ergonomic grip
- 3-position adjustable buttstock
- More sling attachment options
- When folded, it’s locked on the picatinny rail rather than the front sight post
- Addition of version for M&P magazines
- Better safety detent
- Production volume up from 200-300 per week to 500-700 units
- MSRP $450-$500
CMR-30 Notable Features:
- It weighs just 3.8 lbs. Felt incredibly light and maneuverable
- Same 30-round polymer mags as PMR-30, which employ a pretty novel design.
- Ambi, non-reciprocating charging handles.
- 1/2×28 threaded barrel
- Comes with Magpul MBUS
- 4-position collapsible stock
- “Ever so fantastic”
I asked Kris if it was accurate enough to justify me slapping on that new 6-24×50 LUCID scope that I picked up and shooting it from a rest for groups at 50 or 100 yards. An enthusiastic “oh absolutely!” was the response, so I’ll definitely be doing that for the review with 3 or 4 brands of .22 Mag.