The first time I had a chance to shoot the KRISS Vector I had no idea what I was holding, all I knew is that it was really cool. A customer brought one in and let me run a few mags through it, nothing out of the ordinary when you spend your life behind the counter at a gun range.
The first day at SHOT Show 2011 opened my eyes to exactly how “cool” the Vector really is. This is a .45 ACP submachine gun that uses a new operating system to reduce felt recoil. Below you can see how little muzzle climb the Vector actually has when I was shooting it on burst:
The other neat thing about the Vector is how simple it is to use. It was my second time picking up the gun but Caleb had never seen one outside of videos and magazines. Knowing this, watch him own this full auto mag dump:
The statement at the end of the video, “Took you one magazine to understand the weapon”, is accurate. This little SMG is extremely intuitive and easy to operate and shoot. Although my favorite part of this stop was the look on the KRISS rep’s face when I told him I’d already shot one.