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Yes, I know this guy is Coast Guard, not SWAT or an assassin.
I just wanted to illustrate the type of kit I was going for here, and
in hindsight, this was not the best image to use, but it was one of
very few choices in my Google search results that allowed
commercial use.

 *Note: this article was written all in good fun.  If you can't see that, you're wrong and you're gonna have a bad time.  Fair warning.*

I noticed a few new additions to Pyramyd Air's website and as I thought more about it, I decided that I wanted to write about creating an assassin/black ops/clandestine mission/spy loadout.  Not Black Ops, as it refers to the video game, but the black ops from which the video game's name was inspired.  The kind where the lone assailant, possibly CIA, possibly Treadstone, possibly IMF, possibly MI6, possibly something cool that I don't even know about, wears the all black kit, and goes out into the dead of night to send a few unholy souls back to their maker all quiet-like.    I suppose, minus the assassination missions, this could also be perceived as a loadout inspired by special law enforcement taskforce units like SWAT or that special Coast Guard unit guy to the left, who typically wear all-black or dark blue kits.

Why am I talking about this today?  I will be perfectly honest with you.  I love the high-speed operator loadouts, with tons of AOR1/AOR2/Multicam/OD/FDE gear, but there are some things you can do with black kit that can be pretty awesome, too.  I'm an equal opportunity loadout lover.

This is really more of a kit that you'd wear for CQB, especially if you're not part of a larger team with a set uniform standard already in place, unless that uniform has been established as an all-black kit.  This kit would obviously not be super appropriate, nor even allowed in some cases, at an outdoor, MilSim event at a MOUT facility or elsewhere, for example.  This is also not an attempt to do an accurate impression of any sort of agency operator, more of a kit inspired by all the spy/assassin movies I've seen over the course of my 29+ years on this planet. I'm going to play the part of assassin expert despite having zero qualifications for doing so because there is no way that you can stop me. 

To see my list of stealth assassin loadout items, click this link to take the jump.

In Part I of my KWA KRISS Vector review, I primarily covered the specs and features of the gun.  

In Part II, I profess my love for it.


Part II, my thoughts on the KWA KRISS Vector
http://youtu.be/Ksv0FDgV670

Part I, in case you missed it.

http://youtu.be/ejZ4XMHFne0

Buy the KWA KRISS Vector at Pyramyd Air here: 
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Buy extra mags for the KWA KRISS Vector at Pyramyd Air here:
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

KWA KRISS Vector Video Review - Part I

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Not interested in reading a boring blog about the KWA KRISS Vector?  No problem.

Check out my KWA KRISS Vector review in video format on the Pyramyd Airsoft YouTube Channel for your viewing pleasure.




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At long last, the KWA KRISS Vector Airsoft GBB submachine gun has found its way into my possession.  It's been quite a journey to get to this point.  I recall two years ago, being at Shot Show and getting word that there would be a prototype coming soon.   
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Yes, it did take quite awhile for this sweet SWISS thing to make it into production, but I really think that KWA went all in on this one.  It's a pretty impressive piece to say the very least and I think it was worth the wait.

To read the full review, click here: 
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Ah yes.  It seems like KWA always has an Ace up their sleeve.  Last week, for those of you that didn't know, was one of my favorite events of the year: Shot Show 2013.  It went down, as usual, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and while I was there, I stopped by the KWA booth to see what was new and exciting for 2013.  Sure, they had some cool things at their booth.  I came. I documented these things.  I left, thinking I obtained all the info there was to know.  Well, sure as I am bald, they threw a curve ball in the mix on Friday, the final day of the show.  They made more announcements previously undisclosed to the general public or even whispered in the dark corridors behind the scenes.  

For starters, one of their more exciting pistols to be released (maybe) this year, is a licensed replica of the Sphinx SDP (Special Duty Pistol) Compact.  If you've ever had the luxury of shooting a Sphinx firearm, you'd know just how wonderful these handguns are.  They're comfortable, accurate and easy to handle.  I would imagine the KWA airsoft version will cover all those bases for a home run as well.

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According to the copy supplied by KWA on their website, they're marketing this as the "airsoft training counterpart to the Sphinx SDP Compact."  With a statement like that, I'd expect them to attempt to mimic the firearm in every way allowable, which, undoubtedly, will make for a great Airsoft gun. 
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Here is a copy of some of the features & specs, which I've literally copied & pasted from their website:
"The Sphinx SDP (Special Duty Pistol) Compact by KWA is the exclusive airsoft training counterpart to the Sphinx SDP Compact. The disassembly procedures, interchangeable grips, and standard fire controls found on the firearm are recreated. The Construction of the Sphinx SDP frame combines aluminum alloy and polymer for dubilty and weight savings."

Here are some technical specifications ("Tech Specs") on the KWA Sphinx SDP Compact:
Magazine Capacity: 21 rounds
Propellant: Green gas
Inner Barrel Diameter: 6.05mm
Weight:2.09lbs
Velocity: 340-350 FPS, with .20g BB
Special Features:
  • Gas-operated recoil blow back
  • Realistic construction & field stripping
  • Full metal alloy slide
  • Metal alloy upper frame with polymer lower frame
  • Adjustable hop-up
  • Interchangeable grip inserts
  • Ambidextrous decocking lever
  • 3-dot combat sights
  • Front and rear slide serrations
  • Accessory rail   

Some of you readers might be all current on all things Airsoft, so you may have already seen the news update on this particular gun from other channels who posted about it last week.  So let's get to the newer stuff that wasn't really talked about during the show.

Just to give you a hint or two, there is a new brand license and something cool and KRISS Vector-related.

CHECK ALL THAT OUT AFTER THE JUMP...
 

If so, I've got phenomenal news.  Pyramyd Air has some in stock.  You can get them here:
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They're expecting to receive another shipment of KWA KRISS Vector SMGs at the end of the month.  Here is the page where you can pre-order yours!
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No lies, no hoaxes, no jokes.  The KWA KRISS VECTOR IS FINALLY SHIPPING!
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As soon as I heard the news, I immediately called their offices.  Miraculously, despite it being around 1am this morning when I called, they actually answered the phone (I knew they were all there because I saw them posting on Facebook about being there).  However, they refused to let me drive out to their office in the middle of the night, which is about an hour away from my house, so that I could pick up a Vector of my own.  Poppycock and bollocks!  

Keep an eye on the following page for your chance to purchase one of the limited quantities available for the KWA KRISS Vector Airsoft SMG.

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During the Project Reality gas blowback event I attended last weekend, I got a chance to spend a little time with the version 2 prototype of the KWA KRISS Vector GBB Submachine gun.
To sum up my experience in one word, I would say it was DELIGHTFUL.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

KWA FMT Truck & Trailer Slide Show

I made a little slideshow for the KWA FMT Truck & Trailer for the YouTube Crowd to enjoy.  As you're watching this, think about which of the new KWA Airsoft guns you're most looking forward to the release of and let me know in the comments.  With enough interest, perhaps I shall travel to the great land of KWA to get some more footage of your favorite(s). 


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If this isn't a sign that Airsoft is going to continue to grow in the future, then I don't know what is.
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Well, today turned out to be a real treat.  I called up one of my besties, Trent F. Warren, and we went to check out Operation: Black Shield at SC Village.  I was particularly interested to see the new KWA FMT truck & trailer that I had seen the day before on their Facebook page.  "FMT" stands for Field Marketing Team, according to KWA.  Little did I know that their trailer was more than just a trailer.  It is a mobile showroom for all their guns, including ALL their known prototypes.  This thing was super fresh, super clean like Outkast. Heck, it even has air conditioning in it.  I wouldn't be surprised if they had a secret martini bar hidden away in there that flips out from behind a wall at the touch of a button. 
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While the big show was obviously the trailer, there was quite a lot going for their new Ford F250 Monster truck. Customized a la KWA.
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In addition to the plethora of video I captured while at the 2012 U.S. Airsoft Expo, I snapped a couple photographs as well.  Since it took forever and a day to process all of them cuz my computer is slow, I'm not going to spend much time writing.  A blessing, I'm sure, to those of you who only come here to look at the pretty pictures and then bounce without giving me a hug or even saying goodbye.  You just use me as your Airsoft photo booty call and then leave.  Real nice.
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 Believe it or not, there are photos in here that I have not published before, but you will have to check them out after the jump...

Here are my thoughts on what to expect from the blowback, or recoil effect, of the KWA KRISS Vector Airsoft SMG.



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In this video, I talk to Mike Hou about the new KWA gas blowback pistols which include the KWA 1911A1 US Army edition, KWA MKV (Makarov), KWA TT-33 (Tokarev) & even gave another little shout-out to the KWA HK45 because I'm so attracted to it. I also sank to a new low and sniffed a gun on camera. Granted, it WAS the KWA KRISS Vector, but still. I need to lock it up and keep it professional. It's so hard to do though when you've got that Vector in your hands, because you just lose all your inhibitions. I don't know what else I can do.

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Sometimes you gotta be real and say you're sorry (while holding the KWA KRISS Vector) when you have done terrible things to other people.  Thanks to Travis Haley, this is one of those times.

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Last week, I invited myself out to the KWA USA headquarters to see the KWA KRISS Vector, along with a bunch of other new KWA releases set for 2012.

Mike, from KWA, was patient enough to let me interrupt his day and force him to do a bunch of video interviews with me regarding their new products.

Here is the one (see below) Mike & I did for the KWA KRISS Vector, set for release this summer (2012). 




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Ah...The KWA KRISS Vector Gas Blowback Airsoft SMG


I think that KWA has done a really nice job on this highly sought after Airsoft SMG.  Even though the model featured in these photos that I got to see is still a prototype, subject to changes, it's a working model.  Yes, I got to shoot it. 

I'll tell you all about the KWA KRISS Vector after the jump...