Although virtually all pistols, rifles, and submachine guns (SMGs) have slides or bolts that cycle in line with the barrel, the KRISS Vector for sale at Omaha Outdoors uses the Super V System, directing recoil energy downward and helping to reduce muzzle rise. The result is unlike anything you've shot before. While it looks like something out of Star Wars, you'll hopefully be more accurate than a Stormtrooper if you're armed with a Kriss Vector CRB.
First developed in 2006 and introduced to the US market in 2007 by KRISS USA, the Super V System was the first serious attempt to develop a completely functional silenced SBR (short barreled rifle), not a technology demonstrator or prototype, which addressed the issue of muzzle rise and recoil in both handheld and shoulder-fired weapons. The linear cycle method of traditional firearms directed energy back toward the shooter, but physics dictated that the muzzle would move up due simply to the way the human body interacts with firearms. Muzzle brakes could fight this problem, but they increased noise, blast, and flash - all things detrimental to survival in a gunfight. Enter the Super V System, which is designed as a fully contained recoil-reducing mechanism with no externally visible side effects, unlike a muzzle brake or compensator.
KRISS Continues to Innovate
The latest version of the KRISS Vector is the Vector Gen 2, featuring the ability to be swapped between the original 45 ACP and the smaller 9mm Parabellum, OD and FDE - olive drab and flat dark earth - Cerakote finishes, and improved ergonomics over the original. Given the FBI's adoption of 9mm as their new service handgun cartridge, the switch to 9mm broadens the appeal of the Vector to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. While the original in 45ACP was meant to show how the big, hard-recoiling cartridge could be tamed by the Super V System, in 9mm, the weapon is sure to be even easier to shoot.
Don't Take Our Word For It
YouTube reviews of the KRISS Super V and Vector, including those by Hickok45 and FPSRussia, have confirmed that this weapon takes a different approach: the slide moves downward at an angle towards the shooter's feet and legs rather than at his shoulder. As a result, every time the weapon is fired, the downward reciprocating mass of the slide counters upward movement of the muzzle before the shooter can react to push the muzzle down by exerting pressure on different parts of the gun.
TV shows like Future Weapons and Ultimate Weapons confirmed these findings, with Ultimate Weapons naming the KRISS Vector their #1 choice for CQB, or Close Quarters Battle.
KRISS Super V: Smart in Design and Usefulness
KRISS USA's premier firearm is the KRISS Super V, also referred to as the KRISS Vector or Vector CRB. It's a lightweight, shoulder fired, magazine fed submachine gun chambered in 9mm and 45 ACP. Designed from the start as a compact weapon for CQB, it is fully at home with a silencer or suppressor on the muzzle. Rather than reinvent the wheel when it came to magazines, KRISS was smart to utilize the extremely common oem Glock magazine for its firearm, offering extensions for higher capacity but also near-universal compatibility with the sidearm of choice for most police officers in the United States.