Posts Tagged ‘KRISS’

SHOT Show 2018 – KRISS Defiance Pistol

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018


The Defiance Pistol, known formally as the DMK22P-SB, is a pistol version of the Defiance .22LR rifle, equipped with an SB Tactical SBX-K Arm Brace. The Defiance features forged aluminum receivers, and is compatible with Ruger 10/22 aftermarket barrels. The Defiance is capable of feeding from many .22LR AR magazines, although only the Defiance magazines manufactured for the rifle will activate the bolt hold open function. The Defiance is also noted as being compatible with:

– Most MilSpec furniture
– Most MilSpec AR15 triggers
– Most MilSpec charging handles

SHOT Show – Industry Day At The Range – KRISS Vector

Monday, January 18th, 2016


KRISS revealed a few updates to the Vector line of SMGs, carbines, SBRs, and pistols for 2016. The first is the addition of a KRISS arm brace as a standard option for the Vector SDP. Previously, users had to do their own modification to the pistol to utilize an arm brace.

Additionally, KRISS will soon be offering the Vector line in several new calibers, joining the currently available .45 ACP and 9x19mm. The first is .40 S&W, which is projected for a Summer release. This will be followed by 10mm Auto and .357 SIG by year’s end, as well as 9x21mm, which is intended specifically for the international market.

Stay tuned for more info on these new caliber Vectors as they become available.

KRYTAC : KRISS Group forms new training and airsoft brand – SHOT Show 2014 in Las Vegas

Friday, January 17th, 2014

KRISS group has announced a new airsoft and training brand called KRYTAC. It looks to be an interesting training option, given they’ll be offering airsoft, non-lethal, and .22 caliber rimfire arms.

Krytac Water

Known worldwide for the most-innovative, iconic new firearm design in the past 80 years, the KRISS Vector has quickly made its parent company not only internationally famous as a firearm manufacture, but also as an industry brand innovator. And, in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening following Day One of SHOT Show 2014, Kriss Group SA held an invitation-only event to mark the soft-launch of a new brand targeting the recreational shooting, professional training and airsoft markets. Named KRYTAC, the brand will be rolling out new airsoft, non-lethal training and .22 caliber rimfire arms starting in Q2 of 2014, with an official launch and product reveal expected at the IWA show in Germany this spring. The first electric airsoft prototypes revealed show 5 models in the initial line, with licensed products by LWRC coming later in the year.


KRYTAC’s synergy within the industry come from veteran staff brought together from across the US and world airsoft industry, as well as the KRISS SA and KRISS USA design and branding team responsible for the new venture and future product lines.

Story by: Alan “Thumpy”

KRISS Group Announces launch of KRYTAC

KRISS Group SA announces the launch of its newest brand KRYTAC, dedicated to the recreational shooting and professional training markets.

January 15, 2014 – Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – KRISS Group announces the launch of KRYTAC, its latest brand dedicated to airsoft, non-lethal training and .22 caliber rimfire firearms. Taking advantage of KRISS Group’s experience in modern weapons design and precision manufacturing, KRYTAC will deliver innovative products that exceed the current market standards.

A limited viewing of KRYTAC airsoft prototypes are available to SHOT Show 2014 participants. The first product release of KRYTAC will include five airsoft models with various color options and are targeted to be available by the second quarter. Pricing and details will be released at the IWA 2014 exhibition in Germany. A more complete line of KRYTAC products will be shown later in the year which includes LWRC product lines, fully licensed to KRISS.

For more information about KRYTAC visit SHOT Show booth #432 or go to

SHOT 2012 Followup: the Sphinx Pistol

Friday, January 27th, 2012

The Sphinx, a Swiss SDP pistol is the weapon that stood out most for me at Media Day on the Range (well, other than the Bulldog gatling gun, but you can’t easily carry that concealed or on duty). It has to be hard to come up with a new pistol design that doesn’t mimic what has been done before or try to just combine the various strong points from other pistols and put ’em all together. Not only do most people already have their favorite (often displaying loyalty to the point of zealotry) but barring the advent of an incredibly unique new idea or some new material it’s hard to do something truly original.  I really liked the Sphinx, and can say in honesty that it might be one I’d purchase and carry (depending on departmental restrictions and holster availability). That’s the first time in a long time I’ve been able to say that.

Soldier Systems: The Sphinx 9mm Pistol

Joey at War Sport warned us we’d like the Sphinx (they’re owned by Kriss, which he distributes) and he was absolutely right. Sphinx Arms is initially marketing the weapon to military and LE personnel, but are definitely interested in selling to the civilian market. Right now it’s all black, Double-Action/Single-Action with an ambi decock lever and mag catch. One of the really interesting things about it (besides the streamlined way they built the frame, so there’s almost nothing to catch or drag on) is the upper frame, which is built of hard-anodized aluminum (I like the way the Swiss shooters said aluminum) with Teflon inserts. It has a nice integrated recoil buffer, full length guide rods that are machined in (not inserts) and a standard Pic rail with 4 notches.

Though I didn’t notice it at first, the grip is actually interchangeable, with three components. It’s built to withstand extremes of temperature and you can switch the grips out for different shooters (small, medium and large) which might be a plus to agencies where matching the grip of smaller framed officers is a concern (like some female and smaller male LEOs) to some of the hulking neanderthal types (also including some female and many male LEOs).

Soldier Systems Daily: Another view of the Sphinx

The last thing of note are the Defiance sights, which are apparently exclusive to the Sphinx (due to the noise and everything going on I wasn’t able to determine if they were going to eventually offer Defiance sights for sale to retrofit other pistols). Defiance sights are fiber/Tritium day/night green sight with a 2-dot rear sight.

I may wind up getting a Sphinx, if the price is right; if so I’ll give you a more thorough review.

On the range:


ATK Industry Days #2

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Day 2 of ATK Industry Days at USTC found us checking out the KRISS-Vector 45 Sub-Gun. Today saw an increase of visitors, which is probably explained by the somewhat lower heat.

The new CT PEACE MAKER – Mid-Range caliber .45ACP – in what is termed Tamed Recoil…the KRISS Vector .45 Sub-Gun may for some shooters be THE choice…when using a .45 round, you can be sure of one thing; stopping power. It normally requires less ammo to knock an average man down.

Some of what KRISS claims are it’s benefits include; Better stopping power than any 9mm Sub-Gun, Weapon is designed to fire .45 rounds and is not a modification of another caliber, Reduced recoil and less muzzle climb, lighter weight, rapid target acquisition, easy to suppress, modular and modern design, lower training and maintenance costs, and US Made with Swiss technology. – POC: Dennis Darcozy