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  • TDI Vector (KRISS Super V) Submachine Gun (SMG)

    The TDI Vector submachine gun is designed to reduce the amount of recoil and muzzle climb, making for an extremely accurate weapon.

     Updated: 8/2/2016; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

    The TDI Vector (also known as the KRISS Super V) is a new breed of submachine gun that intends to revolutionized the way all future submachine guns are designed. Beginning in 2006, a 5-year joint development period alongside the experts of the US Army ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal ultimately produced a revolutionary new system to which KRISS USA marks as "the first major breakthrough in weapons operating systems in more than 120 years". The firearm subsequently entered production under the banner of Transformational Defense Industries (TDI) beginning in 2009. The Vector is expected to generate interest from special forces/military forces, security groups and the civilian market worldwide. In the military and security markets, the Vector showcases promising qualities for CQB (Close-Quarters Battle), particularly in urban settings. The Vector may also prove suitable for second-line logistical units as well as vehicle crews needed potent, compact firepower with accuracy.

    Submachine guns have long held a distinct existence on the battlefield as well as in service with security and police forces worldwide. They came into their own during the close-quarters battles of World War 2, being fielded by all sides in several noteworthy examples to include the British Sten, the German MP40, the American "Tommy Gun" and the Soviet PPSh-41. Submachine guns helped to fill the void between service rifle and squad support machine guns by providing for machine gun-like repeating firepower within a compact pistol-like form. Since their large-scale introduction and subsequent use in combat, the concepts behind submachine guns had remained largely unchanged with a few minor exceptions.

    What makes the Vector unique in the world of small arms is its use of the KRISS Super V System (KSVS) recoil absorption system. The firearm is designed utilizing an "in-line" approach in which the major internal working components and firing function follow an imaginary line from barrel to stock. The idea behind the approach is the centralizing of physical forces to work in conjunction with the operator's grip to help reduce inherent recoil and muzzle climb - two detrimental factors to the accuracy of any firearm. The design approach reportedly results in greatly increased accuracy, recoil reduction (by as much as 60%) and nearly no muzzle climb whatsoever even when the weapon is fired on full-automatic.

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    TDI Vector (KRISS Super V) Technical Specifications

    Service Year: 2010
    Type: Submachine Gun (SMG)
    National Origin: United States
    Manufacturer(s): Transformational Defense Industries - USA

    Design (Internal, Dimensions and Weights)

    Firing Action: Closed Bolt; Patented Delayed-Blowback
    Available Caliber(s): .45 ACP; .40 S&W
    Ammunition Count / Feed: 13-, 17- or 30-round detachable box magazine
    Overall Length: 617 mm (24.29 inches)
    Barrel Length: 139 mm (5.47 inches)
    Weight (Empty): 5.60 lb (2.54 kg)
    Sighting Assist: Various Optics; Flip-Up Iron Standard


    Rate-of-Fire (RoF): 1,000 rounds-per-minute (rpm)
    Typical Range: 328 feet (100 meters; 109 yards)

    Global Operators / Customers

    Indonesia; United States

    Model Variants

    Vector SMG - Full Automatic Submachine Gun Designation; chambered for .45 ACP; available with fixed stock or folding stock; 5.5" barrel.

    Vector CRB/SO - Semi-Automatic; Carbine Variant

    Vector SBR/SO - Semi-Automatic; Short-Barrel Carbine Variant.

    K10 - Updated Variant