The news from KRISS USA this year at SHOT was five new calibers for the KRISS Vector Gen II: .40 S&W, .357 SIG, 9×21 (for European countries that do not allow use of “military” calibers) 22lr, and my personal favorite, 10mm. I am glad to see more 10mm and .357 SIG carbines coming out, and I’m very curious to see what velocities I can get going with something like a Vector. Hopefully, they can end up handling +P+ loads. I have been following the development of the Vector for a long time, since the days of the TDI Super-V, so it is nice to see some new happenings in that department. (Coincidentally, the 1st super-v, serial #TDI-000-01 was on display) I also availed myself of the opportunity to shoot a full-auto Gen II Vector in 9mm for the first time, and it was very easy to control, though the cyclic rate was very high at 1050rpm.
News from Sphinx was US production has commenced! That should mean more pistols being readily available to go out to consumers stateside. I had my first opportunity to fire a few of the pistols at the show, and I really enjoyed them. The compact model in particular was very nice to shoot, and extremely accurate.
Also new from KRISS will be their “Defiant” line of 22lr AR15 rifles. The model they had on hand at media day will probably be named the DMK22. More to come on these rifles soon.
Sadly, no KARD….