New for 2020: Kriss USA Vector .22 Long Rifle

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posted on January 11, 2020
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One of the most unique firearms introduced in recent years is the Kriss USA Vector platform, which incorporated an innovative "Super-V" recoil-mitigation system that made the compact platform more manageable to shoot, particularly in its original .45 ACP chambering. Though Kriss USA expanded its Vector lineup in multiple ways, including different calibers and configurations, one chambering that never made its way into the company's lineup was .22 Long Rifle. All that changes in 2020 with the launch of the all-new Kriss Vector .22 Long Rifle.

“We are very excited to add .22 Long Rifle to the list of calibers that the Vector is now chambered.” States Kriss USA Marketing Manager, Tim Seargeant. “The release of the Vector .22 Long Rifle is an important milestone in the development of the Vector platform by making it more accessible to shooters of all skill levels and budget-minded consumers.

Instead of using its patented "Super-V" recoil system, the rimfire model of the KRISS Vector uses a linear blowback action, which makes the gun much simpler in design and therefore more accessible to budget-minded consumers who appreciate the compact configuration of the Vector platform. Of course, the rimfire Vector model will retain the signature low-bore axis that makes these guns stand out. Each rimfire Vector ships with proprietary 10-round magazines, and Kriss USA also plans to make proprietary 30-round magazines available as well.

Two variants of the rimfire Vector will be available to consumers in 2020: the CRB and the SDP-SB. The CRB is a carbine variant that features a 16" threaded barrel, which is surrounded by a modular handguard complete with M-Lok attachment slots. The carbines will also ship with a Picatinny top rail that allows for easy optics mounting, as well as low-profile, flip-up iron sights, an ambidextrous safety selector and a six-position, M4-style, collapsible stock.

The Vector SDP-SB features a shortened, 6.5" threaded barrel and includes an SB Tactical pistol-stabilizing brace that offers a third point of contact for more stable shooting. The SDP-SB model also includes an ambidextrous safety and a set of flip-up iron sights. Suggested retail pricing on the Kriss Vector .22 Long Rifle starts at $649. For more information on these new models, visit kriss-usa.com.

Additional Reading:
Tested: Kriss Defiance DMK22C Rifle - by American Rifleman Staff
A First Look at 2020's New Guns - by American Rifleman Staff
Tested: Kriss USA Vector Gen II CRB - by American Rifleman Staff
NRA Gun of the Week: Kriss Vector Gen II CRB - by American Rifleman Staff
Tested: Kriss USA Vector Gen II SDP 9 mm Pistol - by B. Gil Horman

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