Issue 03 Preview – Kriss Vector – All Business Matthew Stevens 2 Comments, Join the Conversation When things go bump in the night, you instinctively reach for your handgun or shotgun. Some might even go for an AR-15. These are all solid firearms, and while there have been some technological advancements made to them over the years, there really haven’t been any revolutionary changes to their mechanical operation. It’s the 21st century: We now have mobile phones that act like computers and can stream Blake Griffn’s latest highlight-reel dunks from ESPN, cars that go for miles without using any gas, and little blue pills that can keep men… well, you know… We also now have the KRISS Vector, a 21st-century firearm that may change what you reach for when you need to defend your home. THE FUTURE IS NOW Gazing at its exterior, the Vector looks like a weapon out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, some love its stark departure from traditional gun styling, while others just can’t seem to get past it. But it’s what’s inside that counts, and that’s what sets the Vector apart from any other firearm on the market today. The firing mechanism inside is called the KRISS Super V System (KSVS). Instead of moving the bolt directly rearward towards the shooter like most self-loading action guns, the KSVS sends the bolt at a downward angle away from the shooter after each round is fired. The concept is designed to reduce felt recoil and muzzle rise for more accurate and faster follow-up shots. The Vector's internal components are as unique as its outward appearance. The KRISS Super V System sends the bolt downward instead of back toward the shooter. The Vector is available commercially in three configurations. The Vector CRB (Carbine) has a 16-inch barrel and a folding stock. The Vector SDP (Special Duty Pistol) has a 5.5-inch barrel and a permanently attached, stockless, rear-sling mount. The Vector SBR (Short Barrel Rife) combines the 5.5-inch barrel of the pistol with the folding stock from the carbine (all National Firearms Act requirements apply to this version). Outside of those differences, all variants of the Vector are the same. They’re chambered in .45 ACP and have identical polymer bodies with metal inserts for the firing mechanism to ride on. They also incorporate a full-length, metal, Picatinny top rail and a short accessory rail on the frame below the barrel. The SBR and SDP barrels come factory threaded with thread protectors. KRISS-marked folding front and rear sights made by Midwest Industries come standard on all versions. For the rest of this article, subscribe digitally here: RECOIL Issue 3 Explore RECOILweb:Comparing Three of the Latest Heavyweight Pistols on the MarketOwn the Night: Night Vision Devices and IR LasersShadows Systems Foundation Series Pistols: Best Affordable "Gucci" Glock? [Hands-On Review]Anti-Poaching Units: The Tools Of The Trade NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.