Kriss Vector .22LR is Pure Plinking Joy

The Vector’s unique recoil mitigation system almost completely eliminates flip and kick with this new rimfire chambering.

KRISS Vector .22LR
The KRISS Vector .22LR on the range.Joseph Albanese

This new carbine is pure plinking joy. The Vector design, with its extremely low bore axis and unique action, dubbed the Super V Recoil Mitigation system, includes a bolt that is hinged on an arm. Instead of reciprocating back and forth, the rearward motion of the bolt is redirected downward when the gun is fired. This effectively uses the recoil to fight muzzle flip, instead of sending it into the shooter’s shoulder. In large handgun calibers like .45 ACP and 10mm, the lack of recoil and muzzle rise is remarkable, even in full auto—chambered in .22LR, it’s uncanny.

I was tentative with the first magazine I ran through the carbine and wasn’t even sure I was firing the gun. With the second mag, I pulled that trigger as fast as I could and the front sight didn’t move and I couldn’t help but let out a giggle of joy.

KRISS Vector .22LR cabine
The new Kriss Vector .22LR is available as a 16-inch barrel carbine, seen here, and as a 6.5-inch barrel braced pistol.KRISS

The Vector .22LR will be available in the carbine configuration (Vector CRB) and in a stabilizing brace configuration (Vector SDP-SB) in black, flat dark earth, and alpine white. The carbine version features a 16-inch threaded barrel surrounded by an M-Lok modular handguard. The SDP-SB version features a 6.5-inch threaded barrel and an SB Tactical Stabilizing Brace.

Both models include a picatinny top rail affixed with low profile front and rear flip sights, an ambidextrous safety, and a six-position M4 stock. It feeds from proprietary 10-round magazine with 30-round extended mags also available from KRISS. SRP: $649. Booth #8003