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Armorers Course

February 2012

Introduction and Course Overview


Purpose: To provide a general introduction to the KRISS Vector operating principles, design, mechanics, disassembly, maintenance and re-assembly so that KRISS dealers and operators can achieve the understanding and expertise required to successfully service the KRISS family of firearms. Topics: Disassembly Maintenance Reassembly

Disassembly and Inspection


Slider and Bolt Assemblies pg 4 Upper Housing and Lower Housing Upper Housing pg 5 Ejection Port pg 6 Safe/Fire Selector Levers pg 7 Picatinny Rail and Mounting pg 8 Fire Control Group (FCG) frame assembly pg 9

Disassembly and Inspection


SLIDER AND BOLT
1. Remove the bottom two push pins and pull the charging handle to release the slider and bolt assembly from the lower housing. Grasp the base plate and pull down and pull upward on the gun. Ensure that the pins are not bent or have burrs. Inspect the rubber bumper on the bottom of the slider for excessive damage and replace as needed. 2. Rotate the bolt 90 degrees and remove from the slider. Note: Pay attention to the orientation of the bolt during disassembly for reassembly. A slight tap on each of the two slider races will create a high pitched tone. If it does not, then damage has occurred to the slider.

Disassembly and Inspection

UPPER AND LOWER HOUSING


1. Remove the remaining two push pins located in the upper housing. One forward of the ejection port and the other forward of the trigger. Separate the upper and lower housing by grasping the upper housing and pulling upward while holding the lower housing.

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Disassembly and Inspection

EJECTION PORT
1. Remove the two 3.0mm mounting screws on the left hand side of the housing. Remove the ejection port from the housing; paying attention to capture and save the two stainless steel washers on the backside of the ejection port for reassembly.

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Disassembly and Inspection

FIRE/SAFE SELECTION LEVERS


1. Remove the ambidextrous Fire/Safe levers with a 2.0mm Allen wrench. The Levers are right and left hand specific. If reversed they will not operate the Safe/Fire lever correctly and may cause severe harm and injury to the operator.

Disassembly and Inspection

PICATINNY RAIL DISASSEMBLY


1. To remove the Picatinny Rail from the upper housing; use a 1/16 or 1.5mm punch to drift the rail retaining pin out (left or right). Remove the flashlight plug set screw using a 1.5mm allen wrench at the front of the upper housing. Push the rail forward to expose the 3 hex head screws at the rear of the upper housing. Note: If the rail is too tight to move by hand, use a piece of nylon stock and a small hammer to assist.

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Disassembly and Inspection

FIRE CONTROL GROUP (FCG)


1. With the ejection port, picatinny rail, selector levers and the three 3.0mm hex head screws, pull the trigger forward to release the FCG from the upper housing plastic.

Disassembly and Inspection


Lower Housing Barrel Shroud pg 11 Bolt Lock Block pg 12 Lower Housing Assembly pg 13-14 Picatinny Rail pg 15

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Disassembly and Inspection


BARREL SHROUD
1. Using a 2.0mm allen wrench, back out the set screw enough from the collar so the barrel shroud can be removed.

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Disassembly and Inspection

BOLT LOCK BLOCK ASSEMBLY


1. With a 2.0mm allen wrench, loosen the 4 mounting screws from the Bolt Lock Catch Block. Note: Heat may need to be applied, the screws are held in place using Loctite from the factory. 2. The current design incorporates a spacer under the bolt lock block. Past or Future serial numbers may not have his part.

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Disassembly and Inspection

LOWER HOUSING ASSEMBLY


1. To remove the lower housing (injection molded polymer), use a 3.0mm allen wrench to remove the three set screws on the right and left side of the housing. Unhook the return spring for the charging handle.

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Disassembly and Inspection


LOWER HOUSING ASSEMBLY (cont.)
1. Referencing the photos, grasp the barrel, depress the housing and press downward. Once the housing has been separated from the receiver, pull the plastic lower off completely.

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Disassembly and Inspection

LOWER PICATINNY RAIL ASSEMBLY


1. To remove the picatinny rail from the lower housing, use a 1/16 or a 1.5mm punch. Drift the rail retaining pin out (left or right) and push the rail forward of the lower housing until removed. Note: If the rail is too tight to move by hand, use a piece of nylon stock to assist.

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Reassembly
Lower Housing pg 17 - 20 Upper Housing pg 21 - 23

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Reassembly
LOWER HOUSING REASSEMBLY
1. Re-insert the lower picatinny rail and drift the retaining pin back into the mounting hole. Note: The rail can only mounted one way. 2. Re-insert the metal receiver into the lower composite housing. Pay attention the last round bolt catch trigger. It must align with the cutout in the left hand receiver plate. If you have trouble seating the lower housing, the bolt lock trigger is most likely not aligned properly.

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Reassembly
LOWER HOUSING REASSEMBLY (cont)
1. Ensure all the mounting screw holes are aligned properly with the receiver plate locations. Apply a drop of Loctite 263(red) to each of the 6 mounting screws and torque each screw to 2.0Nm. Re-hook the return spring for the charging slider. A hook tool or a paperclip may be needed to pull the spring far enough out to reinstall.

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Reassembly

BARREL SHROUD
1. The end of the barrel shroud has a high temperature O ring to help with alignment and any excess movement. Apply a small amount of lubricant or high temp grease to this O ring prior to re-assembly. Slide the shroud over the barrel and align the muzzle end with the barrel. Be careful not to tear the O ring. Align the set screw with the recess on the underside of the barrel. Apply a drop of Loctite 263(red) to the set screw and using a 2.0mm allen wrench, tighten to 2Nm.

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Reassembly

BOLT LOCK BLOCK ASSEMBLY


1. Place the spacer in the cutout in the housing, the notch must align with the receiver plate. Place the Bolt Lock Block into place. Use 1 drop of Loctite 263(red) on each of the 4 screws. Torque each screw to 1.5Nm using a 2.0mm allen wrench.

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Reassembly

FIRE CONTROL GROUP (FCG)


1. Re-insert the FCG, trigger first, into the upper housing. Ensure the alignment of the take down pin holes and selector lever holes. Place 1 takedown pin through the upper housing into the FCG to assist with proper alignment. Place 1 drop of Loctite 243(blue) to the three 3.0mm hex head screws. Install them on top of the FCG in the upper housing and torque to 2.0Nm. Re-insert the Left and Right selector levers and tighten to 1Nm. Note: The levers are Left and Right specific.

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Reassembly
EJECTION PORT
1. Install the ejection port into the housing using the two 3.0mm hex head screws. Apply a drop of Loctite 263(red) to each screw and torque to 2.0Nm. Note: Older serial numbers may include 2 small washers that go between the ejection port and the upper housing. Make sure they are re-installed properly if your model included them.

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Reassembly

PICATINNY RAIL
1. Slide the picatinny rail back on the dovetail of the upper housing. Make sure the retaining pin hole is toward the muzzle end. Use your punch to assist in aligning the hole. Re-insert the retaining pin and drift it in place using a 1/16 or 1.5mm punch. Ensure that the pin does not protrude beyond the outer edges of the rail on the left or right side. Re-insert the 1.5mm set screw of the flash light plug. Do not use Loctite on this screw or torque.

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Reassembly
BOLT AND SLIDER
1. 2. Ensure the proper alignment of the bolt before assembly Place the front two lugs in the bottom set of tracks and push forward till the rear set of lugs are in the bottom tracks.

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Reassembly

BOLT AND SLIDER (cont.) (cont.)


1. Rotate the slider up into the top track and push inward into the receiver until the base plate is flush with both receiver plates. Insert 1 push pin into the forward most hole of the bottom of the lower housing just behind the magazine well.

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Reassembly
UPPER AND LOWER HOUSING
1. Remove the push pin used in locating the FCG in the upper housing. Make sure that the hammer is in the cocked position. Place the upper housing over the lower housing and align. Press downward and assemble. Be sure that the charging handle is not in the way. Insert the 3 remaining take down push pins.

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Exploded Views
Overall Upper Housing Assembly Lower Housing Assembly Bolt and Slider Assembly Stock Assembly Gun Length
pg 28 pg 29 pg 30-31 pg 32-33 pg 34 pg 35

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Information
Special Tools KRISS Warranty Information Manufacturer and Contact Information

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Special Tool List

SPECIAL TOOLS LIST


1. 2. 3. 4. 1.5 Nm torque wrench handle 2.0 Nm torque wrench handle 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm hex head blades 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm hex head wrenches

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Warranty Info
KRISS USA, Inc. warrants its KRISS Vector family of guns to be free from defects in materials and workmanship. This KRISS Warranty is applicable to the original or initial purchaser only and it is effective from the date of purchase and lasts for one full year. This warranty can be extended for an additional year on the semi-automatic models (CRB, SBR, SDP) provided the initial purchaser registers the gun on the Warranty Registration page of the KRISS USA website within a 30 day period of the purchase date. Any such defects of which KRISS USA, Inc receives written or electronic notice during the term of this warranty will be remedied by KRISS USA without charge, within a reasonable time after such notification and de-livery of the firearm as provided below. This warranty does not cover: Defects or malfunctions resulting from careless handling or if any modifications are made to the gun. Use of defective, old, or improper ammunition, corrosion, neglect, failure to properly maintain, abuse, or any use not referred to in the Owners Manual (see Owners Manual for discussions on ammunition recommendations, care, maintenance and handling, and refer to the KRISS USA, Inc website for up dates to the Owners Manual). Criminal misuse, negligence, or use under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Scratches or external wear marks on the plastic or metal component parts. ANY MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS TO THE GUN WILL VOID THIS WARRANTY. NOTE: KRISS SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AS A RESULT OF THE INTENTIONAL OR ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF THIS FIREARM, OR FROM ITS PROPER FUNCTION WHEN THE FIREARM IS USED FOR PURPOSES FOR WHICH IT WAS NOT DESIGNED. Problems and Warranty Claims: If you experience a problem with your KRISS that cannot be resolved with KRISS USA over the phone, through our website or with your KRISS dealer, please contact KRISS USA. International customers will have this warranty processing done the distributor/agent that is designated at the time of the purchase and transfer to the respective region.

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Warranty Info
If you have any questions or need to obtain shipping information, please contact us M-F 0900-1700 Eastern Time at 757.821.1089, extension 302. Warranty claims should state the model and serial number of the firearm concerned, a statement of proof that you are the original purchaser, all necessary e-mail and voice contact information, and a description of the difficulty experienced. KRISS USA will accept no responsibility for loss or damage in transit. It is important that you comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations in the shipping of firearms to KRISS USA. Upon receipt, your firearm will be assigned to a gunsmith. After the work is completed, your firearm will be returned to you. Transportation and insurance charges for return to the owner will be paid by KRISS USA ONLY if the claim is covered by the warranty. KRISS USA will send you an estimate for the cost of any non-warranty repairs prior to performing repair services. THIS WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE GIVEN AND ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR WARRANTY CREATED BY LAW IS DISCLAIMED. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL KRISS USA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WITH RESPECT TO ECONOMIC LOSS, INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you in whole or in part. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. 39

Warranty info

KRISS USA MAILING ADDRESS: KRISS USA 2697 International Parkway, Suite 4-190 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 Phone: 757-821-1089 ext 301 M F 9:00am 5:00pm EST

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