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Damn Gun Shows
« on: August 27, 2019, 09:30:00 PM »
Last weekend my cousin Troy wanted to go to the Ft.Worth gun show,so I told him I'd meet him there. The sorry jackass never showed up,so there I was walking around looking at all the gun's that I don't want or need and what did I do? Yep,I bought another gun! :thumbsup1:

Since I mainly carry pistol's in 40 S&W,I figured I needed a carbine in 40 S&W. I've shot a friends Hi Point,and while it performed great,I just can't make myself buy a Hi Point firearm. :scream3: The Ruger carbine looks good,and has good reviews,but I've never cared much for any Ruger centerfire rifle. There are some neat carbine conversion's,but then you end up having to use one of your pistol frames for it,and end up with a high $$$$ kit gun that may or may not perform well.

So what did I buy? A Kel Tec Sub 2000. While there are some things that I don't like about it,there are plenty of things that I do.
Things I don't like -
The heavy trigger pull weight,and the flexible plastic trigger that makes the heavy pull weight even worse.
The charging handle location,and the shape of the charging handle.
The cheek weld is completely weird feeling on this firearm,you really have to smash your face down on the metal buffer tube to get a good sight picture.
Luckily,MCARBO makes a whole slew of upgrades for this weapon that fix almost everything I don't like.

Things I like-
How compact this gun is when folded in half. This gun will make a great truck gun,or excellent for sticking into a backpack for hiking/camping.
How light weight it is.
Uses Glock 22 magazines. It comes with a 15 rd,and I bought several 17 & 22 rd mags for it.

I also bought a really well made carry case for it. A seller at the gun show makes them,and it holds the weapon folded along with a pouch that holds 4 magazines. It looks like a laptop case,so it's discreet to tote the weapon around with you.

I ordered a bunch of stuff from MCARBO fo this gun,so I probably won't shoot it until I get everything installed,and then figure out what type of red dot on it.

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 06:02:25 AM »
Should have swallowed your ego and bought the HiPoint.
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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 06:59:51 AM »
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very good, glad you found the firearm that "works" for you

I bought my Wife a Beretta PCC in 9mm - sorta wish I would have gotten it in .40 as I've got a bunch of .40 and just 2 handguns in that caliber (I too like .40)
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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 07:02:38 AM »
Shield45, I like the Hi Point, but I wanted something that is compact and easy to keep in my vehicle.

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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2019, 07:12:22 AM »
Last weekend my cousin Troy wanted to go to the Ft.Worth gun show,so I told him I'd meet him there. .....
So what did I buy? A Kel Tec Sub 2000. While there are some things that I don't like about it,there are plenty of things that I do.
Things I don't like -
The heavy trigger pull weight,and the flexible plastic trigger that makes the heavy pull weight even worse.

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Tx, Yeah, I've shot one.
I just wouldn't want to have to "deal" with that poor of a trigger.
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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2019, 08:09:40 AM »
Shield45, I like the Hi Point, but I wanted something that is compact and easy to keep in my vehicle.
Ive handled one at a show never fired one. They are pretty neat little gun. And for what your plan is much better suited. Mine is a range plinker.




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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2019, 10:44:46 AM »
This is why Hillbilly shouldn't attend gun shows unsupervised!  :th_thicon_lol:

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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2019, 10:45:46 AM »


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Tx, Yeah, I've shot one.
I just wouldn't want to have to "deal" with that poor of a trigger.

Ray, the trigger kit that MCARBO sells fixes that. It will bring the pull weight down to 4.5 - 5 pounds, and also replaces the trigger and trigger guard with aluminum pieces.

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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2019, 11:15:32 AM »
Watch that latch tab at the end of stock of that Sub 2000 when shooting. If you hold your cheek to tight against the stock the latch tab may come back and bite you. I had the 9mm/Glock  setup and it happened every time I pulled the trigger. There is a aftermarket foam insert available.
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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 12:03:48 PM »

Tx, Yeah, I've shot one.
I just wouldn't want to have to "deal" with that poor of a trigger.

Ray, the trigger kit that MCARBO sells fixes that. It will bring the pull weight down to 4.5 - 5 pounds, and also replaces the trigger and trigger guard with aluminum pieces.


A good trigger for one would be a "game-changer" for me.
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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2019, 09:48:04 PM »
I just ordered about $300 worth of upgrades from MCARBO,I should have this thing rocking in a week or so. Too bad they don't make their LH swing away optic mount yet,I'll probably have to rig up some sort of QD mount so I can install a red dot sight on top of it until they produce a LH version of their mount.

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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2019, 01:47:38 PM »
ha ha ! ! !  fooled me ! !  :facepalm:

i thought this was going to be about how crappy gun shows have
become in the last couple of decades.
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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2019, 05:27:24 PM »
I have an easy method for avoiding unnecessary purchases at gun shows.... I just don't have any money anymore.
I have a few guns.

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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2019, 05:47:13 PM »
I have an easy method for avoiding unnecessary purchases at gun shows.... I just don't have any money anymore.

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Re: Damn Gun Shows
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2019, 02:12:15 PM »
they should probably change the names of the shows in my area to
the glock and AR shows. that's about all that's there
anymore besides the gawkers not buying anything and wandering
around in the way of the folks that are there to buy
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