Kel-Tec Issues Sub-2000 Recall

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by Rachel Y

Late last week, Kel-Tec Weapons issued a voluntary recall of specific Sub-2000 rifles manufactured during their 2017 production run.

According to Kel-Tec:

We have recently identified an issue with the heat treatment of certain steel tubes received from a third‐party supplier from which the barrels for a limited number of Kel‐Tec SUB‐2000 rifles were manufactured. This could potentially cause the barrel to rupture when a cartridge is fired and could result in serious personal injury. The safety of our customers is our primary concern, so Kel‐Tec has voluntarily initiated this recall because of the possibility of a barrel rupturing.

This recall only affects a portion of SUB‐2000s that were manufactured in 2017.

All costs associated with the recall of your firearm shall be covered by Kel‐Tec.

How Do You Know if Your Sub-2000 Has Been Recalled

Kel-Tec has been proactive regarding the issues surrounding the Sub-2000 rifles affected by the recall and made it easy for any Sub-2000 owner to verify whether their rifle will be affected. For a complete list of serial numbers involved in the recall, click here. You’ll need the serial number off of your rifle, which can be found using the photo below:

To see if your Sub-2000 rifle is affected by the recall, locate your serial number as shown and visit the website provided in this article.

Your Next Step

As the quote above states, all costs incurred by the recall will be covered by Kel-Tec. No box? No label? No problem. Simply use the link provided below to request your box and label.

Because this is a warranty issue most states allow you to ship the firearm directly to Kel-Tec and the company will ship it directly back to you. Of course, you’ll want to check with your local laws to ensure you’re in compliance.

There’s one perk to being without your firearm for the approximate 2 weeks Kel-Tec is stating – a free 10-round magazine for your trouble (which should be enclosed when the company ships back your rifle).

For more information on the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Recall, click here.

Kel-Tec Weapons (also known as Kel-Tec CNC) is located in Cocoa, Florida and has been manufacturing firearms since 1995.

Rachel Y
Rachel Y

Rachel Young is a 4x Best Selling Author. She and her husband John co-own an FFL/SOT showroom and machine shop in Tennessee, specializing in ARs, AR parts, and AR accessories.

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  • MJ MJ on Apr 12, 2018

    Only about a dozen websites reported this before Da Firearm Blog.

    What happened to "BREAKING NEWS"?

    The only thing breaking around here is my heart.

  • Hammer Hammer on Apr 13, 2018

    I really wish someone would take the idea behind this design and offer a high quality version of it. I want one of these pretty bad, and the only thing that's keeping me from pulling the trigger is that it's a Kel Tec.