Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
lucentlackey

Kel-tec Sub2000 .40-to-10mm possible?

Recommended Posts

Hey All,

I just joined tonight, so I'm sorry if this has been covered. I can't search the forums until I post 10 times. I have a Ket-tec Sub2000 .40 cal that takes Glock magazines. I'm wondering if anyone has explored the idea of converting this to 10mm. A competent machinist could expand the chamber to accept the 10mm case length, but I don't know about the pressures. If you’re not familiar with the sub-2000s, I will try to figure out how to post a picture tomorrow as I am off to work now. Please be kind, I'm just thinking out loud here. I'd love to hear some constructive thoughts.

http://olegvolk.livejournal.com/626693.html

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont think the mags will fit. My g23 mags are alot more slim than my g29 mags. Essentialy the 10mm is a 45 mag with adjusted feed lips

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The magazine needs to be able to fit the 1.2600" long 10mm cartridges, most 40S&W mags are too short front to back for the 10mm's OAL.

Also the bolt travel during cycling needs to have enough travel to pick up and feed and extract the longer cartridge. The bolt may also need its mass/weight to be increased to compensate for the impulse of the 10mm.

 

The recoil assembly needs to be efficient to handle the power of the potent 10mm cartridge, Buffers if used may also need to be of better quality...

 

The longer cartridge of the 10mm and its respective power do present challenges! :tap:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The longer cartridge of the 10mm and its respective power do present challenges! :tap:

 

 

Yes, yes it does. But I guess that's why we love it. I have the Sub2k in .40 and in 9mm, both taking Glock mags. I'm looking down the road of different combos for bug-out bags. The .40 works well with my G23. Paring it with my G20 would be ideal, but that may be a pipe dream. My G20 is currently at Lonewolf getting a make over, but that is another post...

 

Thanks hzhardy and The_Shadow for the input!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...