This could be a deal breaker for a lot of people:

The trigger doesn’t reset. If you pull the trigger, and then run the slide while still holding the trigger to the rear like you would on a Remington 870 or a Mossberg, the trigger will simply go dead. We actually tried this on several models and it was the same on each demo gun.

There are a lot of comments over on Caleb’s blog addressing this issue.  Some people suggest a Kel-Tec rep told them this actually only happens on the civilian models, and the LEO ones work as one would expect.  Others have the whole “But but but it’s a prototype!” rhetoric, which I don’t know if I buy either.

I sure hope they fix this issue.


My initial impression is that the recoil looks very harsh. Assuming they are shooting birdshot in the initial few clips, they are getting rocked compared to what I’m used to seeing with my Remington 870.  Additionally, they say that the two mag tubes hold 7 rounds a piece (nice!), but you have to switch between the tubes manually (Booooooooooo!).

According to Kel-Tec’s comments on youtube, the cheek plate is metal. Seems like an odd choice of material considering getting a cheek weld in a cold environment would likely result in a piece of your cheek taken with it when you un-shouldered the gun.  Hopefully they coated the metal in plastic to prevent that (I can’t tell from the pictures) … it would be an easy fix.


It is fearsome looking, a carbine hybrid of a pistol and a long gun with a mouthful of a name: the Kel-Tec Sub Rifle 2000. Mr. Shahzad bought it, new, in March for about $400. It was found in the Isuzu Trooper that he drove to Kennedy International Airport on Monday, loaded, with multiple extra clips.

Full Story – HERE

Extra clips?  Did he also own an SKS or something? :P

Pretty funny how the entire article demonizes the Kel-Tec Sub-2000. I have come to expect more quality from the NY Times;  most of their articles mentioning guns have been fair and informative lately.

Kel-Tec Sub-2000 website – HERE