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Well, I would!
I know you guys always like Glock mags. I understand. I ever have a Just Right Carbine and a TNW ASR that take Glock mags. But today I bought a new Sub2K that DIDN'T take Glock mags. Am I crazy?

No, I am not. I found a new Gen 2 9mm with the NiB finish. I liked the looks of it. They had it and a couple of blued .40 ones. The blued ones were less money, but they weren't 9mm. The longer I looked at that NiB finish the more I liked the look of it. I hate to say it but sometimes looks do matter! :)

Well, when I went to buy the NiB one I saw that while the other ones were all Glock one this one was not. It was for a Smith and Wesson mag. (I believe they are M&P mags now, not the old 59 series like the one I use to have). The gal asked me if I didn't want to take that it was OK but I told her no problem at all!

For many years I have owned a Beretta Storm CX-4 carbine that I love and will never part with. It takes Ber 92 mages. For $12 I convert my new Sub to Ber 92 mags...something I have a pile of, everything from 10 rounds to 30 rounders. This is a large cash savings for me.

The beauty of the non-Glock Sub is that it can take Beretta, Sig or Smith magazines with a simple $12 part swap. I love it. Sure the Glock model is great if you are stuck on that mag but in my case I could either have this rifle or I could put my name down as #13 on the waiting list for a Glock model. I have waited a long time to get a fair deal on a Gen 2 since selling my old Sub9. Today I got a 10% discount as a range member and the price was OK. Now I have, for the forth time, bought a Sub. (sold the other three and was Sub-less for too long). I do like the Gen 2, BTW and I love the look of the NiB finish. It looks...well....like a more expensive firearm. :)
 

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My first Gen 2 is S&W mags 40 perfect companion to my M&P40. I have run several extended Promags thru it and no issues. I like that the Promags hold 3 more rounds than the Glock extended 40 cal mags.

Of course after I got my S&W gen2 and picked up mags for it and tucked away with my M&P in a carry case a Glock Gen 2 appeared one day and followed me home! The Glock 40 makes a perfect companion to my Glock35. I'm not sure which carry combo I like better but both S2K's have been flawless!
 

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I want a Sub2000 for my numerous M&P mags. Might grab one some day.
I agree. I have a S&W M&P 9mm with multiple S&W mags. Why not consolidate? Finding a S&W 9mm Sub2000 is like unicorn hunting, especially at a reasonable price.
 

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I agree. I have a S&W M&P 9mm with multiple S&W mags. Why not consolidate? Finding a S&W 9mm Sub2000 is like unicorn hunting, especially at a reasonable price.
Well I got lucky I guess. The one I found had the NiB coating which looks great and it has the "Multi-Mag" lower that is convertible. It came with the S&W M&P latch and a 17 round magazine. I just ordered the latches for both a Beretta 92 and the S&W 59. I have bags of magazines for both so for half of the price for one mag I can have a big bag full. Later should I want to sell it the new buyer could have his choice of three different mag types.
For me the Multi-Mag lower is just the way to go! Thank you Kel-Tec!
 

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Last I checked they're willing to sell you a grip set to convert if you give them a call.
They are now listed on their web store. About $50 for the grip but I am not sure if you get the mag latch with that.

The smart move they made was to move the serial number to the buffer tube. Now that is the registered part and they can sell you a receiver without the ATF and it can be sent through the mail. Wise move on KT's part and its nice they are making these available.
 

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I guess some weirdos out there still don't own a Glock. That would be me.... :eek:

I don't have any Glocks or Glock mags. I do have 40SW & 9mm Berettas and Sigs, so I had to settle for the Beretta mag Sub 2000s.
 

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Lol, Send your cards & flowers elsewhere!
I've eliminated the 'others' and kept what worked best for me.
Years of shooting so I try a Glock, just to be fair. Brand new....
Second time at the range KABOOM! that loose barrel and chamber allowed the brass case of a round to blow out. Felt like it was blowing off my hand!

OH, and it did it again the third time I took it out.....guess what...NEVER again will shoot one of those POS's.

But, it does appear no matter which model Sub2K you get now you can convert it to whatever magazine you prefer...good move on KT's part.
 

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Cheaper?

Most every SUB2k I've ever seen has been the G17/G19 versions. I'd been looking for the Beretta 92 ver. for years. Then I stumbled upon not one but two gen IIs at my local Palmetto State Armory, a black for $450 and a Nickel Boron for $530, both type 92s.

Usually $520 to $550 is average for a Glock gen II around here depending on furniture color. So these were bargains for new in box. Guy behind the counter told me they'd ordered them not realizing they weren't Glock ver., otherwise they'd both be $50 more.

At the time I didn't realize KT was offering the NiB treatment, I was told it was stainless steel. While I like stainless barrels for a gun like the SUB2k I didn't see it being worth the extra cost and went with basic black.

Is the NiB treatment just on the outside of the barrel & buffer tube? I didn't see any NiB on the bolt during my quick lookover. And didn't look down the barrel to see if it was NiB lined/treated.
 

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I got on a waiting list just to get a Gen 2 in .40 S&W caliber that uses Glock magazines. I have been carrying my Glock Model 22 for 25 years. Along the way, I have accumulated quite a few spare mags. Might as well put them to use....
 
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