KRISS Vector Extended Handguard & Caliber Conversions | NRA 17

What’s new for KRISS USA at the NRA Annual Meeting? They have a new extended handguard for the Vector.

In the past there were only two options for an extended handguard for the KRISS Vector. Either the Diamondhead USA extension or a custom handguard.

The Diamondhead USA extension is not that aesthetically pleasing.


Here is a Midwest Industries handguard I modified with a dremel for my Vector Carbine.


The new KRISS Vector handguard is shaped to accommodate the new box shaped barrel shroud and should work well if using a Osprey45 or suppressor.



At first glance, I thought they missed an opportunity to have the slots be MLOK pattern, But then looking at how little room there is between the shroud and handguard, it would not be possible to use MLOK accessories. Instead they drilled and tapped the handguard to work with their exisiting side rails. You could use the Midwest Industries MLOK KRISS Side rail if you wanted to as well.

Unfortunately no word on pricing or availability on the handguard. All I could get out of Mytchel, the KRISS employee, was that it will be coming out soon.

KRISS also had some interesting conversion kits on display. Right now the KRISS Vector is available in .45 ACP, 9mm and 10mm.

Next up will be a .40 S&W chambered KRISS Vector followed by a .357 SIG Vector.



This blue Vector is made to run Simunitions however it is the only one of its kind at the moment. If clients are interested in having a training Vector, KRISS USA can accommodate them.


Also right now, KRISS USA is running a KRISS Vector Giveaway. You do not have to be at the NRA Annual Meeting to sign up.

You can go to their website and enter for a chance to win a Vector.


Nicholas C

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  • PK

    “Right now the KRISS Vector is available in … 10mm.”

    Wait a second, when did that happen? September last year announcement! I really dropped the ball…

    I don’t suppose anyone has released extended capacity mags for 10mm in the Glock style, then? I haven’t seen those yet.

    • Nicholas C

      A couple of my friends have the 10mm. You can massage the mags and extensions to work.

      • RSG

        But not reliably if self defense is the purpose.

    • johnnymac239

      I’ve had the 10mm Vector pistol with brace since last December and it’s great. My buddies says it’s the most fun gun they’ve shot. Kriss has said publicly on their FB and Instagram that 10mm mag extensions are coming. I’m using Arredondo +5s on a few G20 mags. They needed a little sanding to keep the follower from catching.

  • Joshua

    I have almost given up on Kriss USA for parts. I have emailed multiple times and have asked on their instagram page many time when there will be upgraded parts. I have also asked about the parts for the new gen 2 guns and if support will be available for the gen 1.5 (which mine is, a 9mm gen 2 with a gen 1 stock hinge attachment). I have emailed asking if I could buy spare safety’s to modify into a safety delete kit, with no reply. I needed it to work with my folding brace. Luckily there is a company that is going to bring a good bit of aftermarket parts to the market for the Vector.

    Picture of said brace, minus the Safety delete kit I have currently.

  • Independent George

    Anyone else think that the story about the caliber conversions should have been posted immediately after the one about the busted barrel after shooting the wrong ammo through it?

  • Martin Grønsdal

    Now, .308? Anyone?

  • JBurridge

    Can anyone explain to me why Kriss doesn’t make any rifle caliber firearms? Their recoil system seems really cool, but I’ve been waiting for years for them to use their system on a caliber that could really use recoil reduction, like .308 or 12 gauge even… I assume there’s a technical reason. Or perhaps they’re like Glock- slooow and steady with the product evolution.
    Does anyone have any info on this?

    • GD Ajax

      Out of any well known firearm maker. Kriss is the smallest. Their Sphinx pistols are just updated CZ-75s. There were plans for larger calibers but Kriss lost a crap-ton of money before they changed their name from TDI.

    • Tom

      I am no engineer but I believe the action as is simple will not take the pressure of rifle rounds. Its the law of diminishing returns a Kriss type action strong enough for 308 would be so large/heavy that the added weight would probable give you more of a recoil reduction than the system itself. Of course I may be wrong on this.