It’s made by a company that most people don’t know, but it boasts perhaps the ONLY major advance in Gun making in over 75 years. It has only two moving parts, contributing to a tougher, more accurate and lower recoiling gun. It uses a favorite caliber, highly touted for its stopping power, lack of OVER-penetration and high capacity for a small magazine size. It has less than 25% of the muzzle rise of guns chambered in the same caliber, uses a ridiculously reliable action and is able to be modified easily to accommodate special forces, federal agencies, private security details and civilian sports shooters alike.
It gets a lot of media attention from Military and gun specific media outlets like the show Future Weapons and other discovery and History Channel shows.
The gun I’m talking about is the Kriss a firearm which gives more edge to the options of home defense systems. Yes, this is also a civilian weapon, available in all areas of the market, despite its black evil gun looks. It seems poised to become the next poster child for personal security weapons for anyone who anticipates a constant level of threat.
What the Hell are “security Weapons” and “Home Defense Systems” anyway?
That last paragraph may seem a bit ridiculous coming from a guy considered something of an expert on firearms. This gun certainly doesn’t LOOK the part of the traditional “home defense systems” or what most would call personal security weapons. But I beg to differ. The Kriss .45 carbine is about as close to an ideal home defense gun or personal defensive weapon that any special operative or normal civilian home owner could want.
It’s tactically oriented, dark, ergonomically designed and has a high capacity while utilizing a .45 caliber chambering. The .45 doesn’t need my endorsement to prove its point, it’s a round built for stopping power. The Kriss holds a lot of rounds and feels good doing it, but not only that: it has incredibly low muzzle flip, reduced recoil, few moving parts and an infinitely adjustable design (by the way, unless you have the proper registration for this firearm you need to avoid changing the configuration, leave that to those in government agencies, etc.). What is it after all, that one might want in home defense systems and dedicated home security weapons? Of course we all want ultimate threat stopping power; ease of use, incredible reliability, simplicity in operation, good looks and innovation. This gun has it all.
Why is it so revolutionary? It uses an action that forces the recoil to realign in a different way than linearly from bore axis and the perpendicular angle. It uses an action hat blows back to the rear and down in an arc motion effectively seating the gun into the shooter’s hand, and dispelling the recoil and muzzle flip through engineered action. The big blocky thing behind the grip is that area where the recoil is removed at/to/from and provides a gun that even in full auto is easy to keep on target. I have shot this gun, and I fell in love. It’s not perfect, but it’s damn nice. It’s got some level of uniqueness, and has a challenger attitude, like the new kid that thinks they have something to prove that ends up getting the hot cheerleader. Yeah it’s THAT kind of gun. How do I know? Because it’s number three on my list to buy, and just barely behind one of the finest firearms ever made (an innovation on its own when it was debuted), the Sig P210 (Legend). That’s enough of an endorsement for most, but let’s sell you even further on it. First of all if you don’t like the looks, shoot it, you will want one. If you do like the looks, shoot it, you will want one even more after that.
Aside from a trigger that I’m not completely in love with, and some awkward moments for reloading and working the gun if you are a left-handed shooter, just about everything falls into place perfectly.
It uses Glock 21 mags, with optional extenders/adapters for 30 round capacity; it can be suppressed and has BUIS sight system like you would use on an AR, which mount to the full picatinney rail on top.
It is at most nearly 6 pounds, but that’s fully decked out. Most of the Kriss variations come in significantly lower weight.
The pistol is just north of $1600 MSRP; the Carbine ranges (based on configuration from factory) from about $1800 to about $2800.
The mags are relatively cheap, you don’t risk too much over penetration, it’s virtually recoilless and the gun functions flawlessly. What’s not to love amongst a sea of (who even knows what these monikers mean anyways) subpar home defense systems and ridiculous personal security weapons?