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KEL-TEC SUB-2000 Grip Frame Options & Magazine Options Explained

Updated 9/24/2021

The KEL-TEC SUB-2000 is available in 3 different magazine configurations based on which of the 3 different grip options you select.  See Chart Below.  

KEL TEC SUB 2000 Grip Options Available for Magazine Selection

 Before this gets too confusing we can boil it all down to this simple question... Do you want to run Glock Mags?

If you said Yes, then all you need to decide is whether you want the Full Size Grip (G17/22 MAG (Option A)) or the Compact Size Grip (G19/23 MAG (Option B)).

If you said No, then you will get the MULTI-MAG Grip Frame which is the only available multi-mag option in a Full Size Grip. MULTI-MAG Frame can accommodate up to 7 different Magazine Options but Not Glock Mags.  Take a Look at the SUB-2000 MAG CATCH INSERT CHART for MULTI-MAG Grip Frame ONLY... See Below.

KEL TEC SUB 2000 Multi Mag Catch Insert Chart

See that was pretty easy.....right?

Now lets make it more complicated and a much more difficult decision with a few more bits of information below.

If you go with a Glock Mag Frame it's a matter of choosing a grip type for the "Full Size Grip" or "Compact Size Grip".  

If you choose the "Full Size Grip" it will only accept the Full Size Glock Mags (G17 / G22). If you choose the "Compact Size Grip" it will accept both the Compact Size Glock mags (G19 / G23) and the Full Size Glock Mags (G17 / G22). Keep in mind that you can run high capacity 33 round Glock Mags in both Full Size and Compact Size Glock Grip Frames.

So just to recap... you can run a "Full Size" Glock Magazine in your "Compact Size" (G19 / G23) Grip Frame but not the other way around due to the Compact Magazines being too short for the Full Size (G17/ G22) Grip Frame. 

Now don't let the grip size confuse you. It’s only an option on the Glock version of the SUB-2000. The SUB-2000 Grip Frames are universal with 9mm or 40cal Magazines but the barrels are obviously not universal and are what dictates which caliber of ammo your SUB-2000 will shoot. 

Multi-Mag Grip Frame:

Now let’s move onto the Multi-Mag Frame which can get a bit more confusing.  The general size and shape of the Multi-Mag Frame is designed to accommodate 7 different types of pistol magazines.  These different magazines are similar enough to only require one Multi-Mag Grip Frame but are different enough to require their own separate Multi-Mag Catch.  The Multi-Mag Grip only comes in a "Full Size" Grip Frame Option that will fit all 7 different pistol magazines (Not Glock).  

Remember that every magazine is different and requires a specially designed magazine catch to hold the mag properly in place inside the Multi-Mag Grip Frame.  Notice the 2 countersunk screw holes in the Multi-Mag Release.  Mag Catches will attach to the inside of the Multi-Mag Release.  

 On the Multi-Mag Release pictured above you will notice 2 holes with red arrows pointing to the holes in which the flat head screws that are designed to hold a steel mag catch in place. Different magazines can be used by replacing the steel mag catch. KEL-TEC offers a wide variety of replacement Mag Catches to allow the use of different magazines in the Multi-Mag Grip Platform for the SUB-2000. The Multi-Mag Base is a universal magazine release in that it allows you the option of changing out steel mag catches. 

SUB-2000 MAG CATCH INSERT CHART for MULTI-MAG Grip Frame ONLY.  List of All 7 Available Mag Catch Inserts Below:

  1. Beretta 92 & 96 Mags (PART# S2K-205BER)
  2. CZ 75, 75B, 85 & 85B Mags (PART# S2K-205CZ75)
  3. Smith & Wesson M&P - Full Size Mags (PART# S2K-205MP)
  4. S&W 59 Mags (PART# S2K-205SW59)
  5. Sig Sauer P226 Mags (PART# S2K-205P226)
  6. Sig Sauer P320 Mags (PART# S2K-205P320)
  7. CANIK TP9 Mags (PART# S2K-205TP9)

MULTI-MAG GRIP FRAME VARATIONS/LIMITATIONS BY PRODUCTION RUN DATES

ADVANCED CONCEPTS - GRIP FRAME CONVERSIONS:

Now let’s go a step further…..Say you want to CONVERT a SUB-2000 Multi-Mag into a Glock version….well you can!

Order a replacement set of Grips from KEL-TEC for $50. Part # S2K-410 L&R Grip.  Once again you will have to specify the “Grip Type” you want but now that you’re clear on the difference you just need to decide:

  • G17 / G22
  • G19 / G23
  • Multi-Mag

Order a New Extended Magazine Release to Match the New Grip Frame you ordered: 

  1. Glock Extended Magazine Release
  2. Multi-Mag Extended Magazine Release

If you’re going from a Multi-Mag Grip to a Glock Grip you will need to order a new Glock Extended Magazine Release. 

If you’re going from a Glock Grip to a Multi-Mag Grip you will need to order a new Multi-Mag Extended Mag Release and remember to order your Multi-Mag Catch Insert from KEL-TEC for the specific magazine you want to run in your SUB-2000.  

SUB-2000 MAG CATCH INSERT CHART for MULTI-MAG Grip Frame ONLY. List of All 7 Available Mag Catch Inserts Below:

  1. Beretta 92 & 96 Mags (PART# S2K-205BER)
  2. CZ 75, 75B, 85 & 85B Mags (PART# S2K-205CZ75)
  3. Smith & Wesson M&P - Full Size Mags (PART# S2K-205MP)
  4. S&W 59 Mags (PART# S2K-205SW59)
  5. Sig Sauer P226 Mags (PART# S2K-205P226)
  6. Sig Sauer P320 Mags (PART# S2K-205P320)
  7. CANIK TP9 Mags (PART# S2K-205TP9)

In Summary, when buying a SUB-2000 you first need to decide whether you want to shoot Glock Magazines or one of the Multi-Mag Options (All 7 Mag Catch Inserts Listed Above). 

If you’re buying a Glock version SUB-2000 then you need to decide whether you will be shooting the Full Size Magazines (G17/G22) or the Compact Size Magazines (G19/G23). 

If you want to go from a Multi- Mag to a Glock, you can but it will require a new set of Grips from KEL TEC. Remember you can also usually take your pick of 3 color options (Black, OD Green or Tan) and if you want to change the color of the Forend while you’re at it you can for an additional $60. 

Bottom line... if you can’t find that Tan SUB-2000 Glock 9mm you’ve been looking for….then you can always make your own by converting the Grips and Mag Release on your SUB-2000... just try to find the caliber you want to avoid having to change anything else(Barrel & Bolt).

If your still having trouble figuring this out feel free to send us an email with your questions to help@mcarbo.com