The KRISS Vector Gen 2 is a semi-automatic tactical carbine, and makes several improvements on the original Vector model. The gun is marketed as the “most controllable” pistol caliber carbine in the world, which is a bold claim, but it lives up to the hype, for the most part. What is unique about the Vector rifles is that they feature a patented recoil mitigating system called the Super V System.
The Super V System takes the recoil energy from each shot and redirects it downward, away from the shooter’s shoulder. There is a slider inside the gun that absorbs the energy from the bolt. This reduces felt recoil by up to 60 percent compared to most traditional guns, as well as reducing the gun’s barrel climb by over 90 percent. This patented system makes a huge difference in the accuracy of the gun, and gives the shooter much greater control than they would have with many other similar rifles without this technology. This is also a change from the original KRISS Vector, which was much more difficult to control.
Other changes on this new model include a 45° safety, which is much easier to control, as well as being more comfortable to use, than the original model. The trigger has also been reworked, which makes for a cleaner pull, as well as a reset that you can both hear and feel while you’re shooting. The new Vector also has a square shroud and new texturing, which is a subtle change to it’s look. Finally, it has more ergonomic contours for a more comfortable shooting experience.
While this gun is targeted towards police and military, it is also a great gun for any enthusiast. The lack of recoil and ease of control makes it really stand out from the pack, especially among other carbines. This is incredibly important, because the Vector can fire extremely quickly, at up to 1200 rounds per minute. It is also quite light, which makes it easy to carry around, especially considering its size, and works well with different sights, so it is quite accurate at short to mid-range distances. However, it isn’t the best choice for long range shooting.
Although the Generation 2 Vector is quite expensive and will set you back almost $2,000, it is worth the investment, especially for a gun enthusiast who is looking for a semi-automatic that is extremely easy to handle with almost no recoil. The ease and comfort of using it make it pleasurable to shoot for the experienced gun user, and is a great addition to your gun collection.