So with the S2K Rapid Deployment Latch, is it a worthy upgrade?, or not so much. Also, will it function properly with the RL fold down front sight
I will say I really like mine, so much better than the original one, that little spring can be difficult, not sure about the folding front sight, I still have my factory front sight and the MCARBO notched rear sight, and I installed the muzzle break , I’m not crazy about the factory front sight, what brand is your folding front sight? I only have one Mcarbo upgrade left to do, and that’s the red dot mount, unless they come up with something else,
I currently have both factory sights, but am not big on the concept of doing a co-whiteness setup. I did pick up the M*Carbo mount and took my friends advice getting a
HOLOSUN HS510C Optic. I just want the factory sights out of the way unless the optic were to fail, I also picked up a birdcage flash hider to help protect the threads, but still haven’t decided if I like it or not, and if it will cause any problems latching it closed
I have an optic also, but want good irons as a back up. I changed my rear sight to the Mcardo peep sight, huge difference. I would get rid of that front factory sight it’s terrible! I tried to adjust mine, it’s not made well at all. The detent sticks when you push it down to turn the sight and the sight itself is not well made.
I have the Redlion, I’m having Kel Tec upgrade it when they do my trigger upgrade this month. I’ll check back in one I zero it in.
So the biggest downside of the factory latch is that it is a little slippery. The MCARBO latch has the some grooving but a larger finger pad (witch helps). Instead of purchasing the MCARBO latch, I just stippled my factory latch and that made it so easy to grip that it feels effortless to release the barrel now. Highly recommend stippling the latch, even if you do buy the M*CARBO latch. If you stipple the factory latch, you will not feel the need to purchase anything else.
I also think that if some grip tape of some sort could work great too.
Thanks, I did order the Talon grip tape, and highly recommended it as well
Hey Lance, for stippling the RDL latch, is that something I could do with stuff just laying around the house, seems like buying a stippling kit for something that small would be counter productive
Well, that depends: Do you have a wood-burning tool or electric soldering tool lying around? I did. A kit can cost you about $20 or less (and you can spend more). I did not need extra stuff as my soldering tool was just right the way it was.
I just received my Talon grip/tape for my Sub2K Gen2. It doesn’t look like it will fit properly, it does not have cut out holes for the screws on the factory grip. How does yours look? Am I wrong?
I guess I don’t understand
I gave the Talon grip and a 2nd one I purchased off Amazon, to Kel Tec’s gunsmith, (I was getting some other upgrades done at the factory), he installed the Amazon one, it was half the price of the Talon. Look at my photo you can see the Amazon one has hole cutouts for the grip screws, the Talon, in the photo frame also, does not. And I would think if you try to cut those holes while the grips in place, it would not be a neat job! So if i would need to take apart the grip I would just need to cut along the back strap, and keep the grip that’s on it now. I’ll save the Talon as a backup it the Amazon one starts to peels I have a replacement.
Thanks, then who makes the ones with the cut outs from Amazon? Mine came directly from Talon with no cut outs, something like $21.00 total. I have the Talons on 4 it 5 pistols, and have always liked them a lot, Neve had an issue with the adhesive coming loose or anything
The brand is called “Tractiongrips”, (all one word). They have decent reviews but I was a bit skeptical, a reviewer answered my question and said they are exactly the same as Talon. But I ordered the Talon grip incase the Gunsmith didn’t like the Amazon one, but he did.
I probably should just return the Talon, but it’s not that expensive, and I could get a leather hole punch and make the screw holes if I ever had to install it.
Can you post a photo of what you did to the deployment latch?
I’ve just posted on this forum tonight, about how I had Kel Tec factory gunsmith do some upgrades to my sub, two of them being the Mcarbo fast deployment latch and the other the Redlion folding front/flip sight. He found that the Mcarbo fast deployment latch would not deploy the Sub from its folded position, it was complete jammed against the Redlion sight!, so he had to put back on the factory deployment latch, which my sausage fingers have problems operating. He said I could sand down the Mcarbo latch but if I do, there might not be much left of those pull tabs at the end, so it kinda defeats the purpose of the upgrade. Having said all that, I’m wondering if stippling would help my situation ?
I asked M*Carbo if they knew of a way to modify the “RDL” to work with the RL sight property, below is their response
I am not aware of anyway to make those two parts compatible.
Jacob Marsh M*CARBO