Kriss Vector SBR By

Houston Hardin, sent me these images via email. As a fan of the KRISS Vector, I am ecstatic. Houston had already xrayed a KRISS Vector Carbine, but now he has turned his sights onto his SBR. He is still waiting for the Form 4 but his FFL was kind enough to bring this over for him to scan it. Houston said he hasn’t even shot his SBR yet. He should rectify that as expediently as possible.

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At the moment, prints of the Vector SBR are not for sale. If there is enough interest he may look into printing a bulk order next month.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • Mister Thomas

    It’s beautiful, but the 45 ACP in the magazine doesn’t look real, since it’s not a single stack, is it?

    • I agree the ammo looks like it is single stacked. It uses the Glock magazines but I suspect that the ammo was likely added into the image after the weapon was scanned. Probably would not want a live round in the chamber if you are going to have something magnetic scans happening. Never know what may happen to the internals and should something shift JUST right it very well could go bang. Not likely but not outside the realm of possibility.

      Very cool picture though, if I could only afford a few. Then again make one of those “hidden weapon” picture frames and have the real thing in behind it would make a few people trip out.

      • Jared

        Since this was x-ray and not an MRI magnetics shouldn’t be an issue. I do agree they look single stack except the second round from the top is deffinatly behind the round above it and below it.

      • Giolli Joker

        You can still load dummies with no live powder. ????

    • Nicholas Chen

      He could have used a 10rd Glock 21 magazine. Those are single stack.

      • Houston

        I used plastic dummy rounds alternating w powder less /primer less rounds. What you see is how it was scanned. No photoshop’ing in of stuff. Loading the whole double stack mag w all metal rounds yields a crappy looking column of bright lead. Trust me. This is best.

        • noob

          That’s genius!

          Have you ever met a guy called Nick Veasey? He made a book in 2008 called “X-Ray: See Through the World Around You” where he X-rayed a Boeing 777 and other things, posing a medical skeleton inside them.

          The final images were heavily photoshopped because he only had one skeleton. I like your approach better because it’s more real. If you do happen to get a medical skeleton, would you be able to get images of a man as his bones would sit when weighed down by a M249 and a full combat load?

  • TITAN308

    $139 for a basic frame. Looking at all the photos looks like same thing you can get at a Hobby Lobby for $24.95 or around that. Yikes, talk about materials mark up…

    • Ed

      I don’t know how Glock stays in business when you can get a Hi Point for $150 or less.

  • noob

    Would a firearms engineer benefit from functional x-ray at high frames per second of a firearm actually firing?

    I don’t know if there is an X-ray machine that can capture high speed video, but seeing the inner workings of the lockwork and the bullet travelling down the bore would be cool as heck.

    If there was some way to measure the polarization of the x-rays maybe there might be useful data about the strain in the metal in a high speed video. You could compare it to finite element analysis simulations and see if your simulations are anywhere close to the mark (or if there are dangerous places where your simulation and reality diverge). I think metal changes some quality of x-rays while under strain but I’m not sure.