Military Review

KRISS introduced the second generation of its Vector weapon complex.

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The American-made Kriss Vector submachine gun is designed to arm police and military personnel. The first prototypes of this small weapons appeared in 2004 year. And their mass production of the American company Transformational Defense Industries, Inc. (TDI), which was later renamed KRISS USA Inc, took over the 2009 year. In addition to police and military samples, models for the market of civilian weapons are also being produced - a self-loading carbine and pistol, which are based on the Kriss Vector submachine gun. To arm the representatives of various security structures, a self-loading carbine with a short barrel was created and is being produced.


If you have ever seen this submachine gun, you will never confuse it with any other small arms in the world. Unusual, even futuristic design of this weapon would be well suited for organizing filming in almost any fantastic picture. At the same time, it is distinguished not only by its unusual appearance. Its internal structure also has little in common with traditional gun pistols and personifies the triumph of high technology.



The main feature of the Kriss Vector submachine gun is the unusual pattern of its automation. In the traditional layout models, the shutter moves back and forth in the horizontal plane at the moment of firing. When a shot is made, the shutter rolls back after which, striking the receiver, passes the impact energy to the shooter’s shoulder through the butt. This process is called recoil. The recoil of the weapon with its pushes causes the shooter to involuntarily change the position of his body, which in turn knocks down the sight, lifts the barrel of the weapon and causes the shooter to spend time and effort on returning the weapon to the aiming line. In the burst shooting mode, the shooter’s efforts to hold the weapon are usually insufficient, and each next bullet in the released queue goes higher than the previous one. That is, starting from a certain moment, the bullets just start to go above the target, as they say, fly “into the milk”.

However, in the Criss company machine gun, the bolt was constructed differently than on other samples of such weapons. The shutter itself is made very light and with the help of its protrusions it is connected to the guide groove of the massive spring-loaded balance bar. At the time of the shot, when the shutter begins to move backwards, the balance weight associated with the shutter is lowered along its own guides into a specially made inclined-vertical shaft, which is located behind the shop. At the same time, he partially leads the back part of the shutter connected to it.



The implementation in the weapon of such an offset allows you to redirect the total vector of the action of the recoil force from the horizontal plane (as on most models) to the vertical plane. For this reason, the blow from moving parts does not go back, as in ordinary samples of submachine guns, but back and down, which, according to the developers, should somewhat compensate for the effect of bursting the barrel when firing in bursts and contribute to achieving heap and more controlled firing. In addition, the fire control handle is not under (like on ordinary submachine guns), but practically in line with the barrel, should also prevent the barrel from being raised upwards.

Since 2007, the international group of companies for the first time showed its submachine gun "Vector SMG" caliber .45 ACP, many years have passed. But its innovative design and futuristic appearance still haunt many people, turning the weapon into a real icon, which personifies the achievements of the military industry of the beginning of the XXI century. However, the designers of the KRISS Group do not stop there. Since then, they have expanded their product line with two self-loading civilian carbines (short and long barrels), as well as a large self-loading pistol with a barrel of the same length as the barrel of a no-rifle pistol (5,5 inches).



In this case, all models under the brand "Vector" standard shooting from a closed shutter. This weapon is distinguished by the patented “Super V Recoil Mitigation System” recoil energy redistribution scheme, which is based on a spring-inertia mechanism located in a large “pocket” at the bottom of the receiver behind the magazine of a submachine gun. This system reduces the muzzle throw and softens recoil. The result of the introduction of the system, whose mechanism of operation was described above, was that the Vector SMG submachine gun continues to be a fully controlled weapon even when firing at 1200 speed / min. Even more effective is on self-loading versions. Due to this technical solution, to conduct a fast and accurate fire in a state even less experienced arrows.

In 2015, as part of the IWAOutdoorClassics 2015 exhibition, which was held in Nuremberg, Germany, KRISS International presented to the public a renewed set of weapons labeled “Vector Gen.2”. The company showed a line of large-sized pistols, self-loading carbines and submachine guns, which were modified to become even more convenient and practical not only for the military, but also for civilian shooters. It is reported that already this year all versions of the original KRISS "Vector" small arms complex will be available in the performance of "Gen.2".

The second generation of this small arms will be presented with models equipped with an adjustable telescopic butt, which will replace the original side-folding butt. This will allow any type M4 butt on the weapon to be installed regardless of the make of the model, making it easier for users to get used to rifles and carbines based on AR-15.



In addition, the long-barreled self-loading civilian carbine CRB / SO was presented at the exhibition with a new square casing, which is located around its 16-inch barrel, which makes the appearance of the weapon even more aggressive and futuristic. It is also reported that all models of the second generation will be available to users with a fully folding MagPul MBUS factory, which is mounted on the Picatinny top level MIL-STD-1913.

It is also known that all the controls on the models of firearms of the KRISS "Vector Gen.2" family of firearms will be completely symmetrical, and the lower and upper parts of the receiver in each model will be fastened together with four contacts, which will allow users to carry out their maintenance or complete cleaning without use of special tools. It is worth noting that, until recently, all submachine guns, self-loading carbines and KRISS “Vector” pistols were available to users only for one cartridge - .45 ACP with a Glock 21 magazine on 13 cartridges, the capacity of which was increased to 25 cartridges through the use of regular the KRISS MagEx store extender. In addition, the new KRISS firearm "Vector Gen.2" will receive a cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum, these cartridges will be powered using Glock 17 and Glock 18 magazines, designed for 17 and 33 cartridge, respectively.

Information sources:
http://www.all4shooters.com/ru/spetsialnaya/vystavki-2015/IWA-2015/ruzhya/KRISS-Vector-Generation-II-kompleks-oruzhiya
http://gunsite.narod.ru/kriss_vector_smg.htm
http://samlib.ru/s/sokolow_l_a/kriss-vector.shtml
http://avivas.ru/topic/kompaniya_kriss_international_group_predstavila_novoe_pokolenie_pistoleta_pulemeta_vector.html
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  1. La-5
    La-5 9 June 2015 06: 06
    +3
    Installing a telescopic butt from the M4 instead of a folding one is rather a step back.
    1. anakonda
      anakonda 9 June 2015 06: 13
      21
      In the first photo, the girl is super !!!! As for weapons, it would not be bad to have one for yourself, but I am afraid that the price will be super !!! wink
      1. SERGEY UI
        SERGEY UI 9 June 2015 06: 25
        22
        Quote: anakonda
        In the first photo, the girl is super !!!! wink
        Well, not super, but cute, by the 3rd generation laughing
        1. Alex_Rarog
          Alex_Rarog 14 June 2015 19: 49
          +1
          A girl or a trunk?)))
      2. La-5
        La-5 9 June 2015 06: 28
        +6
        Quote: anakonda
        In the first photo, the girl is super !!!! As for weapons, it would not be bad to have one for yourself, but I am afraid that the price will be super !!! wink

        Who about what, and lousy about the bath. :)
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        2. gjv
          gjv 9 June 2015 11: 08
          10
          Quote: La-5
          Who about what, and lousy about the bath. :)

          The girl is biologically active. In the bath fellow
      3. Vittt
        Vittt 9 June 2015 18: 13
        +2
        Quote: anakonda
        In the first photo, the girl is super !!!! As for weapons, it would not be bad to have one for yourself, but I am afraid that the price will be super !!! wink

        Where do you live? She just looks like a Slav! There is a Hollywood actress with South African roots - Charlize Theron.
        Vector - development of South Africa!
        1. Kir
          Kir 24 July 2015 19: 28
          0
          Quote: Vittt
          Vector - development of South Africa!

          Well then, either without the Germans or without us.
    2. Cruorvult
      Cruorvult 9 June 2015 06: 33
      +3
      Of course it looks futuristic, especially with a square silencer, but for PP it’s huge and complex mechanics make it less reliable, so most likely for the special forces or civilian segment, I don’t think the army will be interested.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 9 June 2015 08: 36
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        Quote: CruorVult
        complex mechanics make it less reliable

        Looking at Western models of small arms, we constantly look at the complexity and "indestructibility" trying on all this against the background of our AK. But the point is not that the "machine" is not similar to our Kalashnikov and does not at all resemble the principle of operation .. The essence of the idea itself, the idea. And here this gun is quite interesting.
        1. Jack-b
          Jack-b 9 June 2015 09: 18
          +2
          The fact that she is interesting is undeniable. But the issue of operation for weapons is no less important. Here, of course, the requirements are a bit simpler, because it is stated that for the police. Those. in principle, they should not stuff it into the mud and sand. But let's see what time and actual operation will show. It may happen that this interesting little thing will shoot only at the ranges and shooting ranges of various societies of weapon lovers.
          1. Ansete
            Ansete 10 June 2015 22: 31
            0
            Weapon requirements have changed slightly over 50 years.
      2. gross kaput
        gross kaput 9 June 2015 10: 19
        +1
        Quote: CruorVult
        especially with a square silencer,

        Well, as it were, a casing covering a long barrel, although square silencers are rarely found on pistols, although they are still exotic.
      3. saruman
        saruman 9 June 2015 12: 02
        +2
        Quote: CruorVult
        Of course it looks futuristic, especially with a square silencer, but for PP it’s huge and complex mechanics make it less reliable, so most likely for the special forces or civilian segment, I don’t think the army will be interested.


        This is your IMHO. The designers of this software, just in the first place, put reliability and dependability among the priorities. Therefore, we used the AK principle: large massive shutter parts and a margin of space between these parts. This software is no larger and no heavier than MP5 or ultrasound, even lighter and more compact.
        In the army, PPs have a very narrow scope, so you are right, this PP is for the police, special forces and the civilian market.
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      5. gladcu2
        gladcu2 9 June 2015 14: 55
        0
        Absolutely agree with you.
        This is a civilian or police sub.

        For the army is not suitable for sure.
      6. Chiropractor
        Chiropractor 9 June 2015 16: 26
        +3
        Quote: CruorVult
        rather for specials


        it won’t work - such a shutter device makes the machine too long and bulky,
        for example, with such a pistol it’s not very convenient for a shield-bearer, and with a long carbine in the room you won’t especially miss

        you can’t blaspheme such a bandura secretly

        the machine’s chip in accuracy due to the loss of compactness, which means - a thing for a citizen - shooting gallery and show-offs

        Now the weaponry trend is bull-up, but here you can’t bring the bolt group back — the trunk will not give, and if you take the barrel higher, then the whole idea with increased accuracy is lost.

        ps at first glance I thought - a glock with a butt, and below about glock I read about shops ...
      7. Elk
        Elk 12 June 2015 23: 04
        0
        but for pp it is huge

        Yes, yes. But this is an inevitable fee for the selected automation scheme. By the way, this is not the first sample in which part of the pulse is redirected to a flatness perpendicular to the axis of the bore.
        complex mechanics

        The mechanics there are just not complicated.
      8. Lord of Wrath
        Lord of Wrath 23 June 2015 02: 02
        0
        Well, if we are talking about the next generation .. If such automation makes sense, then it begs itself ..... Ergonomics and habituality immediately fall into place
    3. PSih2097
      PSih2097 9 June 2015 12: 49
      +1
      Quote: La-5
      Installing a telescopic butt from the M4 instead of a folding one is rather a step back.

      Well, don’t tell me, the telescope is much more convenient than the folding one, even in Kalash and Aek we came to this ...
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 9 June 2015 15: 02
        0
        The army is unification in the first place.

        If you have long arms. Then in the army you have a folding butt of one length. It is more reliable. If your hands are short you have the same machine gun as the first.
        Get used to it and don't care. This unification. And the question is closed.

        If you want a tsatska telescopic. In a civilian buy and indulge.
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 9 June 2015 15: 13
          +1
          Quote: gladcu2
          If you want a tsatska telescopic. In a civilian buy and indulge.

          long bought.
          1. gladcu2
            gladcu2 9 June 2015 20: 04
            +4
            For connoisseurs of excellence, it is recommended to attach a flashlight and an all-round rear-view mirror to the Picatinny rail.
      2. La-5
        La-5 10 June 2015 06: 09
        0
        Quote: PSih2097
        Quote: La-5
        Installing a telescopic butt from the M4 instead of a folding one is rather a step back.

        Well, don’t tell me, the telescope is much more convenient than the folding one, even in Kalash and Aek we came to this ...

        This is more practical for a machine gun because a standard butt is not very convenient (because Kalash was made for mass) and many adjust the butt length with a telescope. Some generally prefer Kalash with a permanent butt. For PP, the main thing is mobility and a folding butt is simply necessary for him, especially if it has length adjustments.
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    5. Lt. Air Force stock
      Lt. Air Force stock 9 June 2015 16: 39
      0
      Quote: La-5
      Installing a telescopic butt from the M4 instead of a folding one is rather a step back.

      What's great about this design is that you can design a very large store. And there will be a kind of American "bison"
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 9 June 2015 19: 37
        0
        This will be a new paragraph.
        And there have already been done so many of these items that the new design will not have a consumer.
      2. dumkopff
        dumkopff 10 June 2015 10: 46
        0
        They already have the Bison type. PP Calico. In the sense that the screw magazine.
  2. Bayonet
    Bayonet 9 June 2015 06: 22
    +4
    Interesting machine.
  3. builder
    builder 9 June 2015 06: 55
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    Quote: La-5
    Quote: anakonda
    In the first photo, the girl is super !!!! As for weapons, it would not be bad to have one for yourself, but I am afraid that the price will be super !!! wink

    Who about what, and lousy about the bath. :)

    The mounting gun reminds me of the design))))
    1. marshes
      marshes 9 June 2015 09: 41
      +6
      Quote: stroitel
      The mounting gun reminds me of the design))))

      Rather, a puncher, they have the same task of punching holes. smile
  4. bocsman
    bocsman 9 June 2015 07: 20
    -1
    Bullshit is not a weapon! Similar schemes were previously used, and where are they? In collections and museums. To sacrifice weight, compactness, simplicity of design for the sake of a small gain in accuracy, is a very controversial approach. My first impression of appearance is a shovel with a motor. Anyone who carried weapons every day lived with him, courting him will understand. Yusovtsi love to create hemorrhoids in the form of weapons, for so many years the M-16 has not been brought to mind!
    1. friend of animals
      friend of animals 9 June 2015 10: 00
      +3
      Is it really possible to be so ossified. Trying everything on AK, why for such 74 AK did, it is not clear. After all, the people and with 47 runs and shoots perfectly. I would have served a century.

      And so you look - ours were showing off, showing off, then we looked at the plastic, the body kits were no longer pontoons. Belatedly, of course. But then the good old AK defended.

      Well, the civilian weapons market allows you to implement new ideas. And how many promising machines we put on the shelf.
    2. gladcu2
      gladcu2 9 June 2015 15: 28
      +1
      This machine is made for collection. Maybe some eccentric police chief in some country will order this exotic for his unit. For these purposes, there was and will be a reliable and convenient M-5.

      This assault rifle has a very narrow niche in the arms market from which it can never climb out and rise. And a niche is a few collectors who can afford the joy of showing off at a dash 5 times, and then hang it on the wall. Since colleagues on the shooting range have already seen this device and interest in it has already disappeared. Everyone expects a new exotic from such a collector.
  5. inkass_98
    inkass_98 9 June 2015 07: 49
    +8
    Well, that’s how the first generation fired. Quite an interesting weapon, albeit with its own cockroaches, as usual.
  6. Major_Vortex
    Major_Vortex 9 June 2015 08: 03
    15
    Quote: bocsman
    Bullshit is not a weapon! Similar schemes were previously used, and where are they? In collections and museums. To sacrifice weight, compactness, simplicity of design for the sake of a small gain in accuracy is a very controversial approach. My first impression of appearance is a shovel with a motor.


    Weight is approximately 2,5 kg. The dimensions are ordinary, sharpened primarily under the arrow and ease of shooting. The shutter does not move linearly, but leaves along the guides back and down into the niche behind the store, thereby improving the quality of shooting. The shutter device, if more complicated than some PPs, but no more complicated than automatic machines. The shutter is semi-free. What is wrong with this software besides the price? Well, the caliber is still outdated. But in the United States, this caliber is popular and reassigning PP if desired is not a problem at all.
    1. gross kaput
      gross kaput 9 June 2015 10: 16
      +3
      I also forgot to mention that the brush is located on the axis of the barrel - like in sports pistols, which, combined with moving the shutter down, gives excellent accuracy when firing in bursts.
  7. S-cream
    S-cream 9 June 2015 08: 22
    -1
    Advertising article, some kind of ...
  8. report4
    report4 9 June 2015 09: 42
    0
    First I took the girl in the photo for Natasha Poklonskaya)
    1. flSergius
      flSergius 9 June 2015 12: 21
      +2
      Oh, sympathy, one girl also seemed to me in every meeting, but there were normal chances ...
  9. MolGro
    MolGro 9 June 2015 10: 13
    +4
    but I like our more they are smaller in size and more reliable especially pp 2000




    aek generally pulls on ultrasound))

    p19 bison
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 9 June 2015 12: 55
      -1
      By the way, a telescope is also placed on a bison, but I like this one more ...

  10. major124
    major124 9 June 2015 13: 05
    0
    The girl in the photo with the Vector is pretty wink
  11. utlyakov
    utlyakov 9 June 2015 14: 24
    +1
    Quote: NEXUS
    Quote: CruorVult
    complex mechanics make it less reliable

    Looking at Western models of small arms, we constantly look at the complexity and "indestructibility" trying on all this against the background of our AK. But the point is not that the "machine" is not similar to our Kalashnikov and does not at all resemble the principle of operation .. The essence of the idea itself, the idea. And here this gun is quite interesting.

    only the aiming range is confusing - 45 meters. not enough, however
    1. Massik
      Massik 9 June 2015 18: 43
      0
      You can shoot in single bursts of at least 100.
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  13. Cruorvult
    Cruorvult 9 June 2015 14: 48
    -1
    Quote: saruman
    This is your IMHO. The designers of this software, just in the first place, put reliability and dependability among the priorities. Therefore, we used the AK principle: large massive shutter parts and a margin of space between these parts. This software is no larger and no heavier than MP5 or ultrasound, even lighter and more compact.
    In the army, PPs have a very narrow scope, so you are right, this PP is for the police, special forces and the civilian market.



    The weapon is the more reliable - the simpler, has fewer parts, the more mobile, so talking about the fact that they were first of all set reliability and reliability - nonsense. First of all, they have accuracy.

    At http://world.guns.ru/, the vector is generally referred to as self-loading carbines, not paragraphs.
    Regarding the weight, if compared with pp, then the same P2000 is almost one and a half from the one and a half, and the vector is more than 2,2, there is no data on gen2 even.
  14. Massik
    Massik 9 June 2015 18: 40
    0
    For Swato-Alpho-Sobrovtsy this thing was done, walk through the maze of rooms and shoot at point blank range.
  15. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 9 June 2015 20: 56
    +3
    What can not be taken away from the Americans, they know how to do design and quality of processing! And our quality of processing is sometimes lame. It is good, but lame, as Winnie the Pooh said.
  16. dzeredzavkomimu
    dzeredzavkomimu 9 June 2015 23: 05
    -1
    with such a short barrel and a pistol cartridge, to fence such a garden, you still have to be able to)))
  17. seregggca
    seregggca 10 June 2015 11: 19
    0
    Futuristic. design? Haha. This is not a TTX.
    Weight is small +
    Dimensions Not small -
    And most importantly! The trunk is short! With all the disadvantages arising from this.
  18. Good_Mih
    Good_Mih 8 October 2015 21: 28
    0
    In white color for attack aircraft from ZV will come down ...