I confess to investing very little in understanding the operating system of the KRISS Vector sub-machine gun. I’ve seen it at many tradeshows, and even put some rounds downrange with it. I’ve always considered the Vector a boutique weapon that will someday wind up as a prop on a sci-fi television series. Aside from performance, the gun is expensive and has little of the storied past of its German competitor. Does it really do anything so much better than other pistol caliber machine guns that it will displace them from market leading positions?
Kriss says, their operating system, “absorbs and redirects [recoil] forces downward and away from the operator thus enabling him to better control and keep the KRISS firearm on-target”
Andrew over at Vuurwapen Blog has taken the time to illustrate how the gun performs at a macro level. Please head over and read his article. While his opinion is based on science and critical observation, and mine comes from something far less technical, I’m glad we came to a similar conclusion; the KRISS Vector is an example of a product with marketing claims that do not appear to translate into performance gains.
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