I recently bought a house-brand Pelican-style camera case from Calumet Photo to use as a gun case – I figured I needed something with healthy dimensions to accommodate my folded Kel-Tec SUB2000 with optics attached.
To get the length and depth I needed, I had to move up to a pretty large case – but hey, extra space isn’t a bad thing! The case is built like a tank – with four latches and two locking points at each latch.
As you can see, there’s quite a bit of interior real estate – 22.83 x 17.32 x 8.66″ – Internal – filled with a solid one inch piece of foam in the bottom, two layers of pick and pluck (diced) foam and topped with egg-crate foam in the lid.
It took about ten minutes to create the form-fit area for the SUB2K – pretty slick! Next step will be to fit slots for the magazines and mount that Magpul AFG and pluck foam to accommodate it.
That’s a Red Lion Precision, LLC SUB 2000 forend on the Kel-Tec – allows you to index the forend by 90° increments so you can add optics and accessories and still fold it. (Another solid piece of equipment – amazing how much more substantial it makes the gun feel.) More of a review and range-testing to follow soon.
There’s lots of “left-over” space in the case – room for four to six pistols and their mags – more to come on that.
This will make range trips (and grab-n-go) much easier – I’m really liking it!
FTC Disclaimer: I purchased the Kel-Tec SUB2000, the Calumet case, the Red Lion Forend and the Magpul AFG with my own money. I thought it might be worth writing about…I received no wheelbarrows full of cash for writing this short-form review.
(…and bite me).
I have recently had the opportunity to test and evaluate (read “send a bunch of ammo downrange”) a Kel-Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm Luger. Kel-Tec offers the Sub 2000 configured to use a variety¹ of readily available pistol magazines and they were kind enough to send me a test unit configured to use Glock 17 magazines.
When I picked it up at my local FFL, the gun was packed in a no-frills but form-fitted corrugated box and included a sight adjustment tool and a “key” to lock it in the folded position. Prominent on the lid of the box appears a large amount of American pride. In addition to the stylized American flag Kel-Tec logo, there are a series of smaller flag logos signifying American-Owned, -Made and -Parts – yeah, I like that.
¹ The 9mm SUB-2000 is available in the following magazine types: GLK17, GLK19, S&W59, BERETTA92, SIG226.
The .40 SUB-2000 is available in the following magazine types: GLK22, GLK23, BERETTA96, S&W4006, SIG226.
² I bought one of God’ A Grip’s Cheek Pads and put it on my Ruger 10/22 – I’ll likely buy more. Good products.
FTC Disclaimer: Kel-tec was kind enough to ship this weapon to me via my local FFL for testing and evaluation. I paid the requisite transfer fees and purchased my own ammo for this test. The God’ A Grip cheek pad I mentioned, I purchased with my own money. I will very likely purchase a Sub 2000 in the near future. I received no wheelbarrows full of cash for writing this review.
(…and bite me).
Oh goody – Range time!
Moss Knob is a very nice Forest Service shooting range -just a few miles from both my work and apartment.
|Sign at access road – hard to see approaching from the north.|
|Apparently some folks feel the need to shoot at the range sign.|
It’s very well maintained and neat…
|Firing line seen from the parking lot.|
|No skeet or aerial allowed.|
|Stands at 7 yards, 25 yards, 40 yards, 50 yards, 60 yards, 100 yards|
|Dad’s old Mauser 1914 – ca. 1918. It has feed issues.|
|I need to get a new magazine for it – any ideas?|
|7 yards – I got three shots out of nine out before a
FTE/FTF/stovepipe. More on the other shots on the target
in a minute…
|My new Ruger 10/22|
First shot was “just a bit high” – knocked the target off of the stand. While I was waiting for the “range clear” call, I went back and shot at the 7 yard target again – proof if you are close enough it can look wonderful!
|25 Yards – First target|
Second target I tightened things up a bit…
|25 Yards – second|
Moved out to 50 yards – the old eyes are failing me…
Five shots at 100 yards – only four on the paper. I see a scope in my future.
Gotta shoot at the whistle pigs, too…
|Groundhog – 25 yards|
|Groundhog – 50 yards|
Lessons learned? I need a bipod and/or a sling. I think I need to visit my eye doctor and I think a scope will help, too.
‘Way too much fun – and only 8 miles from the apartment.
Trigger finger discipline acquired from archery over on The Blazing Orange…got me to thinking (dangerous, I know).
Jeff Cooper’s Four Rules Of Gun Safety
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
“It’s not loaded.” We’ve all heard that countless times…always refer to Rule 1. Trust, but verify. Truly some of the saddest words ever spoken: “But I thought it was unloaded…”
Be aware of where the dang thing is pointing.
Booger hook offa da bang switch ’til it’s time to go “bang”.
Target identification – is anyone or anything else in the line of fire? Proceed.
Situational awareness – it’s not just surroundings and outside influences, it’s also about things you can control.
As Jay G would say, “That is all.”