The Vector is a series of weapons developed by KRISS USA (formerly known as TDI, Transformational Defense Industries). They use diverted recoil in the form of the "Kriss Super V" system, in which an inertia block travels downwards in a recess behind the magwell as the action cycles in an attempt to offset muzzle climb (the fact that it then has to travel back upwards means this actually just creates an odd up-down oscillating motion when firing in auto). The action was patented by French designer Renaud Kerbrat, formerly of FN Herstal, while the polymer outer housing and folding stock of the weapon were designed by MagPul.
There are four main variants marketed: the SMG is the military and LE version with a 5.5 inch barrel and select-fire, while the civilian semi-auto version of the SMG is called the SBR ("short barrel rifle"). For states with SBR bans, the CRB ("carbine") version is available with a 11.5-inch permanent extension to the standard barrel oddly referred to as a "safety extension" in some literature. A "pistol" version with an end cap instead of a stock is also available, the SDP ("Special Duty Pistol" or "Security Detail Pistol"). All civilian models used to have "/SO" ("Special Operations") appended to their designation, though KRISS USA has since given up on doing this.
In 2015, new "Gen II" versions of the original Vector models with redesigned pistol grips and safeties and compatibility with a new 9mm lower were announced. "Enhanced" versions were also made available, but these simply added accessories which could be bought separately, an AR15-style stock adaptor (provided with a Magpul UBR collapsible stock) and an angular shroud for the barrel on the CRB version (which has become standard on the Vector CRB since 2017). Post-2017 models of the Vector (sometimes referred to by KRISS USA as "Vector Gen 2.1") have a stock adaptor integrated into the upper housing, with a KRISS DS150 adjustable stock attached. The "Enhanced" versions of the short-barreled Gen 2.1 models have a 6.5" barrel, a KRISS MK5 modular handguard, and an ambidextrous folding stock. In addition to the original flat black, civilian versions are also available with factory Cerakote coatings in olive drab or flat dark earth. "Alpine White" and "Combat Grey" were later added.
KRISS has been marketing a version of the SDP called the SDP-SB ("Special Duty Pistol - Stabilizing Brace") that is factory-fitted with an SB Tactical™ arm brace, as well as Vector receiver variants for 9x21mm IMI, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, 10mm Auto, and .22 LR. The latter is called Vector 22, and is only available with black/FDE/Alpine colors.
(2009 - Present)
- Type: Submachine Gun (Vector SMG), Semi-Auto Carbine (Vector SBR and CRB), Pistol (Vector SDP)
- Caliber: .45 ACP, 9x19mm (announced 2015, using an alternate lower) .40 S&W (K10 and recent Vectors), 9x21mm IMI, .357 SIG, 10mm Auto, .22 LR
- Weight: 5.6 lbs (2.5 kg) (SMG and SBR), 7 lb (3.2 kg) (CRB)
- Length: 24.3 in (62 cm) (SMG and SBR, stock extended), 34.8 in (88 cm) (CRB)
- Barrel length: 5.5 in (14 cm) (SMG and SBR), 6.5 in (16.5 cm) (SMG and SBR Gen II, optional), 16 in (41 cm) (CRB, permanently affixed 11.5 in extension to the 5.5 in barrel), 18.6 in (47.2cm) (Canadian CRB)
- .45 ACP: Glock 21-style magwell, usual capacities 10, 13: optional MagEx kit originally marketed as 30 rounds, and "25+" afterwards. The current MagEx2 kit extends the capacity to 30.
- 9x19mm Parabellum & 9x21mm IMI: Glock 17-style magwell, usual capacities 10, 17, 19, 33. The MagEx2 9x19mm capacity is 40.
- .40 S&W: Glock 22-style magwell, usual capacities 10, 15, 22.
- 10mm Auto: Glock 20-style magwell, usual capacities 10, 15. The MagEx2 capacity is 33.
- .357 SIG: Glock 31-style magwell, usual capacities 10, 15.
- .22 LR: 10, 30.
- Fire Modes: Semi-Auto / 2-Round Burst (optional) / Full-Auto, civilian versions restricted to Semi-Auto
The TDI Vector and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|The Green Hornet||Thug||2011|
|Resident Evil: Retribution||Milla Jovovich||Alice||w/o stock||2012|
|Total Recall||Colin Farrell||Quaid||With EOTech sights and taclights||2012|
|Safe||Jason Statham||Luke Wright||2012|
|The Purge: Anarchy||Kiele Sanchez||Liz||2014|
|Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials||WCKD soldiers||2015|
|The Divergent Series: Insurgent||Shailene Woodley||Beatrice "Tris" Prior||Housed in futuristic shell||2015|
|The Gunman||Peter Franzén||Renninger||2015|
|xXx: Return of Xander Cage||Michael Bisping||Hawk||2017|
|John Wick: Chapter 2||KRISS SDP; seen in arsenal||2017|
|The Predator||Keegan-Michael Key||Coyle||2018|
|John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum||Seen in armory||2019|
|Future Weapons||Richard Machowicz||"Close Quarters Combat"||2007|
|CSI: NY||Adam Baldwin||Brett Dunbar||"Hostage"||2008|
|Ultimate Weapons||TDI Representative||"Close Quarters Combat", w/ EOTech holo-sight, and BUIS||2009|
|The Good Guys||Mykel Shannon Jenkins||Keith Williams||"Small Rooms"||2010|
|Nikita||Rob Stewart||Roan||"Rouge, Doublecross"||2012|
|Nikita||William DeVry||Patrick Miller||"Rouge, Doublecross"||2012|
|Person of Interest||Jim Caviezel||John Reese||"Get Carter" (S1E09); "Flesh and Blood" (S1E19)||2012|
|The Blacklist||"Anslo Garrick (No. 16)Part 1"||2013|
|Arrow - Season 5||CRB Enhanced; seen in gunstore; "Vigilante" (S5E07)||2016-2017|
|Game Title||Referred as||Mods||Notation||Release Date|
|Alliance of Valiant Arms||Kriss Super V||Prototype, with EOTech red dot sight or M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and removable suppressor||2007|
|Soldier of Fortune: Payback||SV .45ACP||Prototype||2007|
|Cross Fire||"Kriss Super V"||w/sight||Prototype||2007|
|Dual Kriss Super V||w/EOTech sight and vertial grip||Gen I; dual-wielded|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2||Vector||Various accessories||2009|
|GoldenEye 007||Strata SV-400||Various accessories||Incorrectly shown with 30-round capacity with a 10 / 13 round magazine||2010|
|Counter-Strike Online||Kriss Super V||With optional suppressor||2010|
|Army of Two: The 40th Day||TD-V 0.45 SMG||2010|
|GoldenEye 007 Reloaded||Strata SV-400||Various accessories||Incorrectly shown with 30-round capacity with a 10 / 13 round magazine||2011|
|Brink||Kross SMG||With incorrect 35-round Magazine||2011|
|Homefront||Super V SMG||With "25+" magazine loaded with 26 (MP) or 30-rounds (SP)||2011|
|Bodycount||KRISS||Custom stock||With incorrect 50-round magazine||2011|
|SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs||Kurtis 45ACP||2011|
|Ghost Recon: Future Soldier||Vector||w/ various attachments||2012|
|Spec Ops: The Line||Vector||w/ suppressor||MP only||2012|
|Call of Duty: Black Ops II||Vector K10||2012|
|Far Cry 3||Vector .45 ACP||w/ various attachments||2012|
|Killing Floor||Schneidzekk Medic Gun||Medical dart launcher||Added in a patch in 2012; shown with 25- to 50-round capacity from a 25-round mag||2012|
|Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City||Prototype||2012|
|Binary Domain||HIG-PDW44 Submachine Gun||Custom fixed stock and muzzle striking piece||2012|
|State of Decay||"Super Z"||Eotech sight||KRISS SDP||2013|
|Warface||"Kriss Super V"||extended magazine||Tan-colored||2013|
|"Kriss Super V Custom"||extended magazine and grip||Black-colored; CRB Enhanced|
|Splinter Cell: Blacklist||Vector .45ACP||w/ various attachments||2013|
|Call of Duty: Ghosts||2013|
|Payday 2||Kross Vertex||With various attachments||Holds 30 rounds in "25+"-round magazines||2013|
|Watch Dogs||Vector .45ACP||2014|
|Far Cry 4||Vector .45 ACP||w/ various attachments||2014|
|World of Guns: Gun Disassembly||Kriss Vector .45 ACP||flashlight, laser, EOTech sight, suppressor, grip||Gen I||2014|
|Rainbow Six: Siege||Vector .45 ACP||Introduced in Operation Velvet Shell expansion (2017)||2015|
|Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault||KRIS-SV||various attachments||2015|
|Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades||2016|
|Escape from Tarkov||TDI Kriss Vector Gen.2 9x19 submachinegun||5" or 6" barrels, any 9x19 suppressors, AR-15 buffer tube adapter, 17 and 50-rounded mags, KRISS Mk.5 Modular rail||tan-colored; added in patch 0.12.9.10423 (2020)||2016|
|TDI KRISS Vector Gen.2 .45 ACP submachinegun||5" or 6" barrels, SilencerCo Omega 45k suppressor, AR-15 buffer tube adapter, 13 and 30-rounded mags, KRISS Mk.5 Modular rail||black-colored; added in patch 0.12.9.10423 (2020)|
|Black Squad||KRISS Vector||Truglo red dot and AN/PEQ-15||2017|
|Ring of Elysium||2018|
|Ghost Recon Breakpoint||Vector, Vector Shorty||2019|
|Call of Duty: Modern Warfare||Fennec||Various accessories||Hybrid Gen I / Gen II Vector; added in Season 4 update||2019|
|Angel Beats!||Yuri||red dot sight and flashlight attachment||2010|
|Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie||Fujiko Mine||2013|
The K10 is a second-generation redesign with alterations including a vertical charging handle, integral collapsible stock and replaceable magwell for switching between .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and 9mm Parabellum. It was displayed at SHOT Show 2011, but has not been seen since 2013; like a lot of TDI / KRISS projects (MVS shotgun, Disraptor heavy machine gun, KARD, etc) it seems to have been canceled.
|Game Title||Referred as||Mods||Notation||Release Date|
|Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance||Altered magazine well, curved magazine, MP7-style front section||2013|