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".45 submachine gun with unique proprietary recoil & muzzle climb mitigation system. Features a single, two-round burst, or full-Automatic fire selection."
— In-game description

The Vector .45 ACP is a submachine gun featured in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. It was introduced in the Operation Velvet Shell expansion. It is available for use by Mira and Goyo.


The Vector SMG is a selective-fire submachine gun developed by KRISS USA, formerly Transformational Defense Industries (TDI). It's the only weapon to feature full-automatic fire mode in the KRISS Vector series. The Vector is popular for its unique delayed blowback operation which allows using weapon's high rate of fire with the minimum recoil.

In-game, the Vector .45 ACP has the highest rate of fire of any submachine gun in the game. The recoil is manageable at close range, but gets more challenging as range increases. Its drawback comes in the form of its magazine size and damage drop off.

As the Vector burns through ammo due to its high rate of fire, it is a good idea to fire in shorter sprays to conserve ammo and to remain more accurate at longer ranges. Equipping a Vertical Grip will decrease recoil even further. While the Vector is very good for close quarters, body shots may still result in emptying the magazine with no kill confirmation, especially at medium to long range.


  • Very high rate of fire
  • Low vertical recoil
  • High damage output


  • Low magazine size
  • Low single shot damage
  • Unpredictable horizontal recoil

Weapon Attachments[]

Under Barrel



  • In-game, the Vector is fitted with a Magpul UBR stock (via an M4 stock adaptor) in place of its original stock, and uses Original Magpul 9mm tabs for its magazines.
  • The Vector .45 ACP features the magwell and trigger of Gen I models, along with an opening above the barrel similar to them (for an optional SureFire weaponlight). However, the pistol grip is based off of a Vector Gen II, and the safety is akin to the Gen II as well.
  • With the Extended Barrel equipped, it's based on the Vector CRB Square Shroud.

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