Attention: Important Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Safety Recall Notice

Kel-Tec has recently identified an issue with its SUB-2000 rifles that could potentially cause the barrel to rupture when a cartridge is fired and could result in serious personal injury.


“I want to alert Gun Tests readers about a recall of a portion of SUB‐2000s that were manufactured in 2017,” said Editor Todd Woodard. “All costs associated with the recall of your firearm shall be covered by Kel‐Tec.”

According to a Kel-Tec statement, 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,” may rupture the barrels when firing cartridges. 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.”

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To check if your firearm would need to be sent in for barrel replacement, use the image to help locate your serial number and enter it into the provided field on Kel-Tec’s site.

You can additionally view a list of all affected serial numbers by following that link as well.

To view previous Gun Tests coverage of the Kel-Tec Sub-2000, click the links below:

Pistol-Caliber Carbines: PX4 Storm Versus Kel-Tec Sub-2000

9mm Carbine Matchup: Kel-Tec, Thureon, MechTech, & Norinco


  1. I’ve recently purchased a keltec sub2000. And need to send in for recall Can u give me a phone number or a email for more information.


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