|Type / action||semi-automatic carbine, patented delayed blowback action|
|Weightunloaded||2,27 kg (5 lbs)|
|Length (shoulder stock open/folded)||884 mm / 673 mm (34.8" / 26.5")|
|Barrel length||406 mm (16")|
|Magazinecapacity||13 or 30 rounds|
KRISS Vector CRB/SO self-loading (semi-automatic) carbine i sa derivative of the Kriss Super V™ submachine gun,which was recently developed in USA by Transformational Defense Industries, Inc.(TDI). The key points of the KRISS Vector CRB/SO carbine is its longer barrel(as required by US laws for unrestricted civilian guns) and redesigned,semi-automatic only firing system. It is expected to hit the shelves in 2008.
KRISS Vector CRB/SO semi-automatic carbine utilizes patented SuperV™ operating system with light bolt that is connected to vertically sliding weight. According to the manufacturer, this system decreases felt recoil and minimizes muzzle jump, thus allowing for fast and accurate follow-up shots.Fire control group is situated above the barrel. Folding cocking handle is located on the left side of the gun, and does not move when gun is fired. Manual safety is ambidextrous and is located just above the pistol grip. Feed is from 13-round Glock Model 21 magazines, but TDI company also designed an 17-round extension for said magazines for full 30-round capacity. Magazine is inserted into a housing, located in front of the pistol grip. KRISS Vector CRB/SO semi-automatic carbine is fitted with two Picatinny type rails, one above the receiver and another below the barrel, and two additional rails can be installed on either side of the lower receiver, providing ample mounting space for all necessary accessories, such as laser-aiming modules or tactical flashlights. The upper rail can accept a variety of sighting devices, such as open or red-dot sights; lower rail is usually fitted with vertical fore grip. The front of the upper receiver / trigger housing above the barrel is hollow and shaped as to accept tactical flashlight. A side-folding polymer buttstock is provided for more accurate shooting.
Special thanks to Tim Lindsay of Transformational Defense Industries, Inc. (TDI) for information and images.