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At long last, the KWA KRISS Vector Airsoft GBB submachine gun has found its way into my possession.  It's been quite a journey to get to this point.  I recall two years ago, being at Shot Show and getting word that there would be a prototype coming soon.   
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Yes, it did take quite awhile for this sweet SWISS thing to make it into production, but I really think that KWA went all in on this one.  It's a pretty impressive piece to say the very least and I think it was worth the wait.

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KWA KRISS Vector Airsoft Submachine Gun Review



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They packed quite a few features into a small package.  So we'll start with the front.  Standard Picatinny rail for mounting Picatinny rail stuff like a flashlight, laser or bayonet, if you're a boss.
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You'll noticed it's also got that sweet vertical fore-grip attached.  Yea, that comes with the gun, too.
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Looking above, at the right side of the KWA KRISS Vector, you'll see that the fire selector has three, beautiful options: Semi-automatic, 2-round burst (my favesie) and straight-up full-auto for hosing as needed.  You'll also notice the .45 ACP markings stamped into the receiver, just above the signature KRISS V, which could stand for "Vector" or refer to the proprietary action developed by KRISS known as the Super V system, or it could represent both (I don't really know).  One of the many beautiful and impressive features of the KWA KRISS Vector is that they were able to replicate the action of the firearm version and incorporated that into the Airsoft version, so it functions just like the real one does.  Very cool!
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The KWA KRISS Vector does come with a metal thread protector, which you see above.  You'll see that they have colored the threaded portion that is fixed to the outer barrel with the federally mandated Blaze Orange paint.  I do not recommend removing this paint and am only showing the thread protector for illustrative purposes.  The only issue with the threading is that the barrel has a 16mm diameter, as opposed to the industry standard 14mm diameter.  Good news is, if you want to use a mock suppressor with your KWA KRISS Vector, there are 16mm to 14mm adapters already available on the market.
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I'd like to point out with the images above and below that the KWA KRISS Vector features an ambidextrous safety switch (top) and an ambidextrous fire selector (bottom).  I'd also like to point out the obvious in that most semi-automatic airsoft guns (and real ones as well) combine the safety and fire selector into one switch.  However, true to its firearm counterpart, the KWA KRISS Vector separates these functions into two separate switches.  Which, along with a few other features, changes the way the operator must manipulate this weapon when compared to the more traditional methods of weapons manipulation for common rifles like an AR15/M4.
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Keep scrolling, baby.
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(TOP) bolt closed.  (BOTTOM) bolt is slightly opened by pulling charging handle out.  On the real KRISS Vector, this is for press-checking the weapon to see if there is a round chambered or not.  On the KWA KRISS Vector (Airsoft version), this is simply a simulation feature.  You might think this is pointless, since it won't allow you to effectively press check your airsoft gun, however, you'd be wrong.  For the purposes of training yourself to use the real version, this will allow you to at least get into the habit of checking the chamber for improved muscle memory.
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Scroll down like a boss.
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(TOP) Flip-up front sight.  (BOTTOM) Flip-up rear sight, with adjustable apertures for variable target distances.
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Below, I'd like to draw your attention to the bolt release button in the center, with my little watermark on it.  Guess what this button does?
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This next image is to show the location of the mag release button.  This, perhaps, will be the biggest adjustment that Airsoft operators will have to make when operating the KWA KRISS Vector SMG.  Not only is the mag release located towards the front of the weapon, but it's also on the opposite side of the gun where you would normally find an M4 mag release button.  So depending on how you decide to change mags, I think most people would choose to hit the release button with their left hand, since, if you're a right-handed shooter, your left hand would be closer to the button than your right one would be.  This could also create issues with speedy mag reloads because unlike with real firearms, one of the last things you want to do is drop a gas magazine on the ground.  I will be addressing this issue and (hopefully) offering some solutions on mag reload techniques for the KWA KRISS Vector at a later time.
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One feature that I think goes unnoticed in most reviews, but is something I REALLY appreciate is the follower catch that KWA incorporates into most of their gas magazines.  As you can see in the image below, the follower will "catch" when you pull it down all the way, so that while you're reloading the mag with BBs, you don't have to keep one hand on the mag, holding the follower with your finger nail, which can hurt after holding the compressed spring down like that.  To release, there is a tiny button on the front of the follower that you simply need to press.  It is not recommended that you release the follower when there are no BBs loaded because you can damage the follower and/or feed lips when it hits the the top of the mag.
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Here, I just wanted to show off some of the attention to detail with the stamped .45 ACP markings and KRISS trademark at the bottom of the mag on the back. 
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Below, you are looking at the gun upside down, specifically the bottom of the pistol grip.  See that thing at the base that looks like it might be a trap door or something?
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Well, it kinda is.  You can remove it to store little things in the grip, like those expensive and pesky C123a batteries that all your favorite tactical illumination devices require and subsequently drain like it was going out of style.  You might even be able to fit a small tactical snack in there like a granola bar or something.  I'd make sure it was still in the wrapper though. 
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Scroll down if you want to live.
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Here, I just wanted to highlight the button (ABOVE) that releases the stock and allows it to fold to the side (BELOW)
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Another feature that really resonates with me when manufacturers include this into their rifles or SMGs is the presence of a sling mount and/or attachment point.  In the case of the KWA KRISS Vector SMG, they include a single-point attachment loop at the base of the stock, where it meets the back of the gun.
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While it might not be abundantly clear, the stock on the KWA KRISS Vector is actually adjustable for length of pull.  You'll need an allen wrench to adjust though, so it's not something you'll be able to do on the fly.  Therefore, I suggest making your adjustments in advance (as in, before you get out to the field).  
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Check out that skeletonized trigger, cuz WHO doesn't love skeletonized triggers!?
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(BELOW, LEFT) Safety on.   (BELOW, RIGHT) Safety off.
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And that, my friends, concludes the overview of the KWA KRISS Vector and its many wonderful features.  Some concluding thoughts for you regarding this remarkable piece are as follows:

The KWA KRISS Vector is a remarkable piece.

The KWA KRISS Vector is like that cool foreign kid that shows up one day out of the blue in your high school AP Chem class and steals the affection of all the hottest girls in class and around campus with its sexy Swiss/German accent, intelligent design & precision performance.  I always hated that guy, but only because I was insanely jealous.  Apparently, being in the Marching Band was a poor choice when it came to spittin' game at the ladies. 
***Special note, this is only a metaphor.  Please do not take your KWA KRISS Vector, or any other gun to school.  It's a fatty crime and you may get shot by real bullets from an actual firearm at the hands of someone who might mistake it for a real gun.  In other words, don't be an idiot.***

It could easily be argued that the KWA KRISS Vector Airsoft SMG is the most interesting Airsoft SMG in the world.

The KWA KRISS Vector always shoots first.

The KWA KRISS Vector is like a Honey Badger in that it "don't care."

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