Nick already gave us an update from SHOT Show’s Range Day about the KRISS Vector being offered with an SB Tactical arm brace and in a few new calibers, but we gleaned a bit more info later in the week. First, add 10mm to the list! Vectors will soon be available in .45 ACP, 9×19, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and 10mm Auto. Sweet. They’re also being offered in a handful of colors, and I’ll admit to liking the look of the white one (pics follow). As seen in the video above, even at a blistering cyclic rate of 1,050 rounds per minute, it’s pretty darn controllable in 9mm. However, it did suffer a handful of stoppages, seen in the uncut video below . . .
For the purposes of my [terrible] YouTube channel, I cut out the jams. Watching somebody clear stoppages isn’t exactly thrilling. For the purposes of TTAG, y’all get The Truth About Guns. KRISS was holding an event at a Las Vegas gun range, which started at 3:00 PM and ran until 11:00 PM. There was a waiting list to get behind the KRISS and SPHINX models throughout that time. Naturally, I got down there at about 10:30 PM (actually, the video metadata says 10:49 PM). I don’t know how many near-nonstop rounds this Vector had fired before I got my mitts on it, but it’s fair to say that it was a heck of a lot. Unfortunately, I think the thing needed a cleaning. …some swearing ensues…
Funny thing, the KRISS rep was actually right that he jinxed it by asking to film me shooting. When he handed my cell phone back and suggested I try another magazine, it ran in 2-round burst and full-auto without a hitch. Figures.
New color options (many of these colors and more, by the way, are available in the SPHINX pistol line as well as on pistol and carbine Vectors):