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Old 02-17-2007, 12:53 AM
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Hi guys just about ready to place an order for this rifle read a lot of really good things about it, but I did read one thing that bothered me, someone wrote an review and mentioned that he felt the sights were a little high and might take a little getting use to. I'll have to order this gun without actually holding it because no one in my area has one so I'll basically have to order it based on the various reviews I've read. I have made cardboard model made to the exact length to see if it would feel comfortable when I shoulder it and that part is fine but I really can't duplicate the sights so I'm hoping someone can fill me in on this last detail. Thinking about buying the optional under barrel short picatinny rail and will probably mount a small laser like the x2 so I don't know how important the sights will be anyway but I'm hopeing you can quickly aquire a sight picture they aren't that difficult to use. Thanks!!

Tom
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:08 AM
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Bore and buttstock are a straight line, so if the sights weren't as high, you'd not be able to squish your face hard enough against the butt stock to get your eye lined up. Sights are a bit of a pain to get adjusted, so you'll not be making any fast sight adjustments...just sight it in with your ammo of choice and leave them alone. All the adjustment is in the front sight...windage and elevation.

Had the 9mm version, not the .40, but no complaints about accuracy or functioning.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:07 PM
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Bore and buttstock are a straight line, so if the sights weren't as high, you'd not be able to squish your face hard enough against the butt stock to get your eye lined up. Sights are a bit of a pain to get adjusted, so you'll not be making any fast sight adjustments...just sight it in with your ammo of choice and leave them alone. All the adjustment is in the front sight...windage and elevation.

Had the 9mm version, not the .40, but no complaints about accuracy or functioning.
Hi this is my first carbine could you give me some tips for sighting it in. Do you think I should buy one of those laser setups seen some for as little as 50 bucks at the Sportmans Guide. I really plan on using Sub 2000 for home defense and for maybe a little plinking so how may yards would you recommend I should sight them in for. And say how quickly can you obtain a sight picture. Wow what you said makes me well better still seems like it's going to be a good choice and the price is definitely right! Thanks!!!

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Old 02-17-2007, 04:48 PM
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Hi this is my first carbine could you give me some tips for sighting it in. Do you think I should buy one of those laser setups seen some for as little as 50 bucks at the Sportmans Guide. I really plan on using Sub 2000 for home defense and for maybe a little plinking so how may yards would you recommend I should sight them in for. And say how quickly can you obtain a sight picture. Wow what you said makes me well better still seems like it's going to be a good choice and the price is definitely right! Thanks!!!

Tom j

Pretty good instruction manua, it will walk you through it.

Basically, the front sight is in a protective hooded housing...has two screws on each side that clamp the front sight blade (which is a kind of fiber optic-ish plastic). But loosening one side, tightening the other, can move the front sight which sets your windage. Elevation is a matter of loosening the same screws and moveing the sight up or down.

SO...I'd ignore any windage error at first, and get elevation right. Once I had it on at that level, would then dial in the windage.

KEEP IN MIND: are working with the front sight...so you move the front sight in the OPPOSITE direction of your desired bullet movement. Make the sight taller, and your impact goes down...make the sight move to the right and your bullet impact moves to the left.

All in all, have found a good high intensity flash light a lot more useful. IF it is so dark you can't clear;ly see the target, shouldn't shoot...lasers kind of promote shooting unidentified things.
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The big plus of the KelTec is that folding design....which really isn't all that useful in home defense, but certainly will allow you to carry that little carbine in some unexpected places. Fits fine in your typical slim-line briefcase.
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