Well, as I hinted in my post earlier this week, I have a new T&E gun in the lineup. This is one I've had my eye on for a while, and I talked to the folks who make it at SHOT Show about possibly getting a sample for testing. This company has been trying to keep up with the incredible demand for their products, and it finally showed up:
Yes, that's a Kel-Tec SUB2000 pistol caliber folding carbine. It's in 9mm and in the configuration that takes SIG SAUER P226 magazines (I have about a dozen pre-ban mags); they also have configurations for the Glock 17 and 19, the Beretta 92, and the Smith & Wesson model 59 double stack 9mm magazines. They also have .40 S&W carbines available for the same magazines (minus the model 59, of course) if one so desired the .40 S&W cartridge.
I had the chance to run a few magazines through the SUB2000 at the Northeast Bloggershoot, and while by no means exhaustive, some 60 rounds (4 magazines) went through with no issue. This was literally taking the gun out of the box, loading in a magazine, and start shooting - no wipe-down, oiling, etc. was performed. Accuracy was very hard to determine - the Bloggershoot is a bit of a free-for-all, target-wise - but it will be more thoroughly tested in future outings.
I think I'll need to do a video, though, to show the folding mechanism. It's really cool - I feel like saying "G. Jay G." a la James Bond. When folded, it's barely 16" long and 7" wide, so it fits into a briefcase or messenger bag easily. I suspect that one of the larger pistol rugs would cover it as well - the largest I have barely fits an 8" barrel Smith & Wesson revolver and came pretty close.
It's a neat concept and I look forward to putting some serious rounds through it!
That is all.