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The 5 Best Suppressors for the Kel Tec Sub 2000

The 5 Best Suppressors for the Kel Tec Sub 2000

The 5 Best Suppressors for the Kel Tec Sub 2000

Pistol caliber carbines have become incredibly popular in recent decades, and Kel Tec was right there from the get-go. Sometimes you want caliber compatibility between your handgun and a firearm with a longer barrel for better accuracy. That’s the Kel Tec Sub 2000, available in 9mm and .40 caliber versions.

Or maybe you want a compact, folding firearm to stash in your truck or your trunk. That’s the Kel Tec Sub 2000.

Looking for existing product compatibility with Glock magazines and M-LOK accessories? That’s the Kel Tec Sub 2000.

I think you get the picture we’re painting here, right? So, what could possibly improve on this gun? Well, a suppressor, of course! Let’s take a look at our top five picks for suppressors for the Kel Tec Sub 2000 pistol caliber carbine.

1. BANISH 45

The BANISH 45 is a modular silencer specifically designed for handguns and pistol caliber carbines in calibers ranging from .45 ACP down to rimfire. Testing shows the BANISH 45 suppresses a 9mm pistol by 36 decibels – far more sound reduction than the competition.

Made of titanium for the ultimate combination of durability and weight reduction, the BANISH 45 is the lightest in its class at a mere 9.6oz in the short configuration of 6.7”. This means that you can add rock-solid performance to your Kel Tec Sub 2000 without adding a ton of weight. Plus, you can run either the 9mm or .40 caliber model of the Kel Tec pistol caliber carbine through this .45 caliber suppressor!

Because of the BANISH 45’s modular design, you can run it with eight or 12 baffles, depending on your specific needs. When running it on something like the Sub 2000, that means you can have an even more compact unit when the gun is folded and stored if you put the BANISH in the short configuration. Or, since the gun folds, you can run it in the long configuration and not worry about it taking up too much space.

User-serviceable from both ends, this suppressor can be easily and quickly disassembled for configuration changes and cleaning. Since it’s made of titanium, you can easily clean the baffles in a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or by hand with a brush and your favorite solvent. Reassembly is just as easy, thanks to the keyed and indexed baffles. This guarantees that each one will be lined up perfectly for optimum performance.

The unique design of the BANISH 45 makes it the one suppressor to fit any pistol caliber gun. Simply swap out the pistons (sold separately) and you can attach this suppressor to any multitude of pistols or pistol caliber carbines in your collection. Silencers are a significant investment, so it’s a huge plus to be able to use one can on multiple different firearms.

BANISH 45 Specs:

  • Weight: 9.6 oz or 11 oz
  • Length: 6.7″ or 8.6″
  • Finish: GunKote
  • Materials: Titanium
  • MSRP: $949

2. Dead Air Wolfman

The Wolfman is the next generation in suppression. Like its Wolf-9SD predecessor, the Wolfman from Dead Air is a modular, multi-caliber suppressor that specializes in sub-gun, light-duty rifle, and pistol use, which means it’ll be right at home on Kel Tec’s pistol caliber carbines or a variety of other guns you may own.

Because of its modularity, the Wolfman provides ultimate sound suppression in its full-length configuration while still providing exceptional performance when set up in the short configuration. As an added bonus, the front cap can contain a user-provided rubber wipe that can drop sound suppression levels even further. No matter what length you run it in, it’s still a compact package for the folding pistol caliber carbine.

Made of fully welded 17-4 PH stainless steel, this provides ultimate levels of strength and durability while still keeping the suppressor as light as possible. It’s the perfect balance of toughness and lightweight, which is very important when it comes to adding a suppressor to a pistol.

The Wolfman is designed for maximum muzzle suppression while also maximizing at-ear performance for the shooter by utilizing a large internal volume and generous blast chamber.

The Wolfman ships with a 1/2×28 direct thread mount and features a wipe-compatible front cap (tool included). Wipes are user-replaceable with commonly available rubber washer sizes.

Dead Air Wolfman Specs:

  • Weight: 9.8 oz or 14.4 oz
  • Length: 5.13″ or 7.5″
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Materials: Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $989

3. BANISH 46

The brand new BANISH 46 is a modular silencer designed for use with a wide assortment of rifle calibers including .338 Lapua up to the mighty .45-70 Government as well as pistol calibers including 10mm and .45ACP.

Testing has shown that the BANISH 46 offers a best-in-class noise reduction, more than 34 decibels in its long configuration.

Made of titanium and Inconel, the Banish 46 provides the ultimate combination of durability and weight reduction, weighing only 16.3 oz in the short configuration of 7.9”, and 20.4 oz in its 10” configuration.

The unique design of the BANISH 46 makes it the one suppressor to fit any gun – rifle or pistol – and so it’s a great choice for the Kel Tec pistol caliber carbine like the Sub 2000.

It’s never been easier or more convenient to use one suppressor for smaller pistol and rifle calibers like .380ACP and .223/5.56 as well as larger pistol and rifle calibers like .45ACP and .45-70 Government. Whether your Sub 2000 is in 9mm or .40 caliber, the BANISH 46 is a great choice.

Silencers are a significant investment, so it’s a huge plus to be able to use one can on multiple different firearms in a wide variety of calibers.

BANISH 46 Specs:

  • Weight: 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
  • Length: 7.9″ or 10″
  • Finish: Gunkote
  • Materials: Titanium and Inconel
  • MSRP: $1249

4. Hybrid 46

At a length of 7.6” and a weight of 14.1 ounces, the SilencerCo Hybrid 46 is a durable can that is both full-auto and magnum-rated. Aptly named, the Hybrid 46 is designed to perform on pistol calibers from 9mm to .45 ACP, rifle calibers from 5.56mm to .45–70 GOV, and many options in between, such as .458 SOCOM. Sporting a titanium and stainless-steel build, Silencer Co’s Hybrid 46 will meet and exceed most caliber demands.

On a variety of hosts, this fully welded model boasts effective sound suppression while providing the shooter with a plethora of caliber options. The Hybrid 46 is suited to 16” barrels for .45–70 GOV and .458 SOCOM, as well as 18” barrels for your magnum needs. Whether you prefer shooting a pistol, a rifle, or a submachine gun, the Silencer Co Hybrid is truly a jack-of-all-trades pistol suppressor. Basically, snag this suppressor for your Kel Tec Sub 2000 pistol caliber carbine in 9mm or .40 caliber, and then enjoy it on a huge variety of other guns you want to run suppressed.

SilencerCo Hybrid 46 Specs:

  • Weight: 14.1 oz
  • Length: 7.6″
  • Finish: Sniper Grey, Black, White, & FDE
  • Materials: Titanium and Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $915

5. Ultima 45

Just like Coastal Gun’s Ultima 9mm can, if money is a concern, their Ultima 45 is a solid option if your Kel Tec is chambered in .40 caliber, but again – don’t mistake “less money” for “cheap.” This is a quality suppressor that won’t break the bank.

Constructed of aluminum and stainless steel, the Ultima 45 is very versatile given its size. You can use it on your .45, .40, and 9mm firearms so that you get a lot of bang for your buck. Maybe you’ve got a Kel Tec Sub 2000 in both calibers. If that’s the case, then you’ll only need this one suppressor for both of them.

Coastal Gun Ultima 45 Specs:

  • Weight: 10.4 oz
  • Length: 9.5″
  • Finish: Anodized
  • Materials: Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $550


Get Help Finding the Silencer You Need

Suppressors are a significant investment both in terms of money and time. There’s nothing worse than shelling out your hard-earned cash and waiting for months to get your silencer only to discover it’s not as great as you thought it was going to be. At Silencer Central, we will make sure that never happens to you. We’ve been selling silencers all day, every day for more than 15 years. In that amount of time, we’ve sold countless silencers to people for pistol caliber carbines. Our staff has shot dozens of different models and they know what works best for these pistols. If you’re unsure which one to pick, give us a call and we can help select the right silencer for your Kel Tec Sub 2000.