KWA is a well known airsoft manufacturer that has been creating high quality airsoft guns for some time. From airsoft electric guns to gas blow back airsoft guns, Engineered to Outperform, defines the quality of their products. Externally, the material they use is designed to withhold a serious amount of stress giving the gun the utmost durability. Internally, the parts used in their airsoft guns are matched to the highest degree for the smoothest operation over long periods of operation. Overall, their product truly performs on the field, KWA products stick to their motto, Engineered to Outperform.
The KRISS Vector is a weapon designed for the 21st century and has revolutionized the firearm industry. Manufacturing of the KRISS Vector began in 2006 by world renowned KRISS Arms. French engineer Renaud Kerbrat designed the action of the KRISS Super V System that redirects the bolt off-axis into a recess cavity behind the magazine well in the weapon. This effectively reduces felt recoil and muzzle climb. The KRISS Super V System allows for superior control and quick follow up shots when engaging multiple targets.
The KRISS Vector by KWA was developed in conjunction with KRISS Arms to produce an accurate training platform. It utilizes a high impact polymer on the receiver and folding stock to help reduce weight while maintaining durability and strength. All the weapon mechanics of the KRISS Vector have been transferred over and replicated in its airsoft counterpart. Realistic charging handle and functional bolt catch trains the operator proper weapon manipulation with the Kriss platform. It is capable of firing not only in both semi and full automatic modes, but also in a quick two round burst. Other features include a folding adjustable stock, flip-up front and rear sights, and threaded barrel. Utilizing both the KRISS Super V System and the KWA Force Velocity engine, the KRISS Vector by KWA provides the most realistic training experience without compromising performance.
Muzzle Velocity: 370-380FPS
Magazine Capacity: 49RDS
Package Includes: Gun, Magazine, Barrel Thread Protector, Hop-Up Key
Gas Operated Recoil Blow Back
Realistic Construction & Field Stripping
Fiber Reinforced Polymer Upper & Lower Receiver
Aluminum Alloy Inner Frame
Closed Bolt, Simulated KRISS System Delayed-Blowback
Adjustable Front and Rear Folding Sights
The KRISS Vector by KWA was a much anticipated gas airsoft gun for multiple reasons. The TDI Vector was featured in both movies and video games including Total Recall, Resident Evil: Retribution, Call of Duty and Army of Two. It's high tech and futuristic look garnered the attention of many viewers and players alike. However, aside from these facts, the main aspect of this sub machine gun that makes it a unique specimen from the rest of its comrades is it's blowback design.
Originally designed by Renaud Kerbart, the KRISS system allows the bolt and slider to rotate off-axis behind the magazine. When firing an actual bullet, this results in heavily dampened recoil. The video below depicts this cycling mechanism in action.
This unique action, in addition to the barrel being in line with the shooter's shoulder and hand makes the KRISS Vector's recoil and muzzle climb extremely reduced. Minimizing the recoil and muzzle climb means that the gun is capable of firing a .45 ACP with the recoil of a .40 S&W or 9mm.
What does this have to do with airsoft you ask? Well, the answer is that KWA recreated the KRISS system faithfully. The KRISS Vector by KWA features the same bolt and slider rotation system as its real steel counterpart. This means that although this is a gas blow back sub-machine gun, there's is a minimal amount of recoil.
This KWA gas gun features everything you might expect from a high grade training weapon including a functioning bolt catch, bolt release, and a high grade polymer body. In addition to that, KWA also included a "double tap" two round burst, firing two shots near instantly.
With all the features listed, it is no wonder that the KRISS Vector was such an anticipated release. Was the hype justified? I'd think so, as this gun faithfully recreates the KRISS Vector, unique cycling system and everything, along with all the quality one might expect from KWA.