KelTec was quietly showing off an integrally suppressed SUB2000 prototype at SHOT Show’s Range Day, and it was a huge hit. For obvious reasons. The folding, lightweight 9mm carbine is a super handy little gun, and suppressing it within the footprint of a 16-inch barrel is a big win.
This is an entirely in-house project for KelTec and they plan to begin selling integrally suppressed SUB2000s this year.
By lifting a locking tab and rotating the handguard, the integral SUB2000 still folds neatly in half. With a folded length of 16 inches it can fit in a backpack or all sorts of other carrying cases and bags.
Though there was a lot of other shooting going on and hearing protection was mandatory, the integral SUB2000 was clearly extremely quiet. It actually had a smoother, softer recoil impulse than the standard SUB2000 and absolutely zero gas to the face.
This is a really cool setup and we can’t wait to get our hands on one for a full review later this year.