No more KRISS?!
Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:16 AM
Guys, it seems that the days of KWA KRISS vectors has come to an end... Any speculation as to what happened?
Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:45 AM
Edited by lorddave551, 18 April 2013 - 08:56 AM.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 08:55 AM
The Kriss statement makes it sound like KWA can no longer manufacture Kriss products.
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Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:47 AM
"KRISS Arms, the Swiss global leader in firearms innovation, announces the termination of its exclusive trademark licensing with KWA. This termination affects all current and future KRISS airsoft projects, including the popular KRISS Vector SMG GBB and upcoming AEG version."
It seems that they might be opening up their 'exclusive' licensing only and KWA will still make the Kriss, etc...but other companies will be able to make Kriss arms products.
From reading this part of the announcement:
"KRISS Arms will also be actively pursuing any infringements of its patents and trademarks worldwide, including unauthorized manufacturing and distribution of KRISS product replicas.
As part of its strong commitment and support to the Milsim and professional training community, KRISS Arms will be seeking for new innovative partners in the airsoft industry to market its current and upcoming airsoft products."
This seems like there may have been some type of infrigement (maybe KSC or some other companies?)...who knows...
At this point, its fairly confusing (and i'm just speculating)
Edited by roguesqd, 18 April 2013 - 10:03 AM.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:57 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:01 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:05 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:08 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:45 AM
Perhaps... When H&K pulled the mp7 kwa stopped stocking parts for it, at least thats the story i got when i called the pro shop looking for a low power bolt. They basically said the bolts would be out of stock indefinitely due to distribution rights changes. Granted that whats going on with the kriss is different, its just not a good omen.
Definately a strange scenario waiting to see what unfolds... For a product launch they knew would be BIG i cant explain why KWA would not lock down kriss exclusivity for a longer period. I'm guessing something unforeseen happened but itd be a real shame if the kriss stops being made.
On a side note i wonder how retailers are reacting to this... I live near both airsoftgi and evike and i know that both are at least out of stock. Evike is taking pre-orders for the next wave of kriss. Hopefully it doesn't affect folks who already placed pre orders
Edited by lorddave551, 18 April 2013 - 10:53 AM.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:14 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:32 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:14 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:22 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:59 PM
If you're really this nervous about it, i'd go ahead and order whatever parts you think will ever need replacing relatively soon... Sounds like you've already sunk quite a bit of cash into your kriss so a bit more to ensure longevity probably wouldn't be a bad investment. I got a few extra spring sets when i heard of the licensing issues just to be safe. But be thankful you have your mags already! Those may be worth their weight in gold in the future
Edited by lorddave551, 18 April 2013 - 04:01 PM.
Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:12 PM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 04:55 PM
would help if the parts EXISTED outside the actual gun. Not even a CQB bolt was put out, and they are killing the gun
Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:04 PM
Ouch i didn't realize they hadn't even started selling spares... I don't own a kriss so i just assumed they'd be selling spares by now on the pro shop site. They probably have some if you really want em, but you'll most likely have to actually call them to request em.
And ya i feel your pain. A lot of people buy KWA for the explicit reason that its easy to source parts and that support is not far away. Its a major selling point of KWA vs competitors like marui whose spare parts are often only readily stocked overseas and thus are expensive and pain in the a** to obtain. If the kriss is well and truly "killed" its going to be a nightmare. Complaints from people who own em, and from people wanting to get one
Edited by lorddave551, 18 April 2013 - 05:08 PM.
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