About Kriss USA Firearms
Kriss USA is a firearms manufacturer known for its innovative designs and advanced firearm technology. The company has a relatively short but impactful history, with roots tracing back to the early 2000s.
The origins of Kriss USA can be traced to the development of the Kriss Super V System by the Swiss company Transformational Defense Industries (TDI).
The Kriss Super V System was a revolutionary firearm operating system designed to mitigate recoil and control muzzle rise to improve accuracy and follow-up shot capability.
In 2010, TDI launched Kriss USA as its subsidiary and established its headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia, marking the beginning of Kriss USA's independent operation in the United States.
The flagship product introduced by Kriss USA was the Kriss Vector submachine gun. The Vector utilized the innovative Kriss Super V System, which featured a unique delayed-blowback mechanism and a downward-canted recoil system.
This design significantly reduced felt recoil, muzzle climb, and perceived recoil, improving accuracy and controllability.
Available in .45 ACP, 9mm, and .40 S&W, the Kriss Vector quickly became popular among military and law enforcement agencies, gaining attention for its futuristic appearance and performance.
Over the years, Kriss USA has continued to expand its product line to include semi-automatic variants of the Vector tailored for civilian use and introducing the Kriss Defiance DMK22 series, which are .22 LR semi-automatic rifles inspired by the AR-15 platform.
Today, in addition to their firearms, Kriss USA also produces accessories and components for their guns, including suppressors, stocks, grips, and magazines.
These accessories are designed to enhance the functionality and performance of Kriss firearms.
Popular Kriss USA Firearms
Kriss Vector Gen II
The Kriss Vector Gen II is a semi-automatic pistol or carbine available in various calibers, including 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP. It is known for its unique design, innovative Kriss Super V System, and exceptional recoil mitigation.
Kriss Vector CRB/SO
The Kriss Vector CRB/SO (Carbine/Special Operations) is a civilian variant of the Kriss Vector submachine gun. It features a longer barrel, a folding stock, and the iconic Kriss Super V System, offering improved control and accuracy.
Kriss Vector SDP
The Kriss Vector SDP (Special Duty Pistol) is a compact semi-automatic pistol chambered in various calibers, including 9mm and .45 ACP. It incorporates the Kriss Super V System, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a compact and controllable firearm.
Kriss Vector SBR
The Kriss Vector SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) is a select-fire or semi-automatic variant of the Kriss Vector designed for military and law enforcement use. It features a short barrel and can be equipped with various accessories, such as suppressors and optic sights.
Kriss Vector CRB/CA
The Kriss Vector CRB/CA (Carbine/California) is a California-compliant version of the Kriss Vector carbine. It meets the state's regulations while retaining the unique design and functionality of the Kriss Vector platform.
Kriss Defiance DMK22
The Kriss Defiance DMK22 is a .22 LR semi-automatic rifle inspired by the AR-15 platform. It offers customization options, compatibility with AR-15 accessories, and the distinctive Kriss design.
The Kriss DMK22C is a compact version of the Defiance DMK22, chambered in .22 LR. It features a shorter barrel and a compact design, making it suitable for close-quarters shooting or training purposes.
The Kriss DMK22P is a pistol variant of the Defiance DMK22, chambered in .22 LR. It is equipped with a stabilizing brace and offers a compact and maneuverable platform for recreational shooting.
Kriss Vector CRB/22
The Kriss Vector CRB/22 is a semi-automatic rifle chambered in .22 LR. It replicates the iconic design of the Kriss Vector platform while offering the affordability and versatility of the .22 LR caliber.
Kriss Vector ACP
The Kriss Vector ACP (Adaptive Carbine Platform) is a conversion kit that allows users to convert their existing Glock pistol into a Kriss Vector-style carbine. It provides increased stability, a longer barrel, and improved handling characteristics.
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