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TDI Vector (KRISS Super V) Submachine Gun (2010)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/22/2014

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

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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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Specifications for the
TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
Submachine Gun

Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Transformational Defense Industries - USA
Initial Year of Service: 2010

Overall Length: 617 mm (24.29 in)
Barrel Length: 139.00 mm (5.47 in)
Weight (Empty): 5.60 lb (2.54 kg)

Caliber*: .45 ACP; .40 S&W
Action: Closed Bolt; Patented Delayed-Blowback
Feed: 13-, 17- or 30-round detachable box magazine
Rate-of-Fire: 1,000 rounds per minute
Range: 328 ft (100 m; 109 yds)
Sights: Various Optics; Flip-Up Iron Standard

* Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.

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