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First Look: Volquartsen Firearms Scorpion-X Pistol

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NEW from Volquartsen Firearms, the Scorpion-X pistol!

Available in 6” and 4.5” barrel lengths, the Scorpion-X uses Volquartsen’s new LLV-X upper that comes optics ready for a wide range of red dot options.

This new LLV-X upper is also available as a stand-alone option that fits all Ruger MKII, MKIII, and prior Scorpion 22 LR models. 

The advantage of this new upper is a super low bore axis for red dots in a competition .22 LR pistol. A flattop slide with oversized charging handle and muzzle comp deliver the ultimate in competition ready .22 LR pistol perfection.

From Volquartsen :

“Why did we develop the flat top universal red dot mounting system? Many of us were introduced to pistol shooting using iron sights and having the red dot mounted directly to the top of the upper makes that red dot acquisition like those same iron sights. 

Competitive shooters are always searching for that “little something” that will make them a fraction of a second faster. Matches are sometimes won or lost by a fraction of a second. 

In talking to world champion level shooters, they will tell you that many times the split to that first target sets the tone for the rest of the string. In fact, they spend what seems to the casual observer a disproportionate amount of time working on that transition from low ready to first plate. 

Keeping the red dot mounted as low to the bore axis as possible makes for faster sight acquisition. The easiest and cleanest way to do this is to mount the red dot directly to the top of the upper,” commented Volquartsen Firearms President Scott Volquartsen.

Scorpion-X features include:

  • A ½ x 28 threaded stainless steel 4.5” or 6″ barrel with stainless steel laser-hardened breech within a Type III hard anodized aluminum shroud
  • Accurizing Kit for a 2.25 lb trigger pull
  • DLC coated Competition Bolt
  • Single-Port Compensator
  • LLV-X upper with Universal Red Dot Mount
  • Our Volquartsen CNC-machined, black anodized aluminum, 1911 style VC Target Frame

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