Choosing a Volquartsen Pistol

With all the options available today, choosing a pistol isn’t easy. Just narrowing it down to one brand can be a challenge. Some companies offer parts to upgrade your current pistol, other companies will sell you a complete firearm. If you decide to go with Volquartsen, and want a complete pistol, they’ve made it a little easier for you. Here’s a little breakdown of the similarities and differences between their most popular models, along with a link to a handy video. I suspect that one of the bigger takeaways from this is that the Black Mamba comes apart like a Ruger Mark IV, while the Scorpion uses the older Mark III process.

Note also that there are dozens of options to choose from amongst the different models. In addition, you can even step it up a notch, and order a .22 WMR pistol. It’s good to have choices…

Here’s the official info from Volquartsen:

What’s the difference between the Black Mamba and Scorpion 22 LR pistols? Do you need a 4.5″ barrel or a 6″ barrel? Kolby Pavlock answers some of the common questions we get regarding choosing the right Volquartsen pistol for your application. Kolby also discusses the many similarities as well as the differences between the common Black Mamba and the Scorpion models. (Video link at end of article)

Key similarities between the Scorpion & Black Mamba include:

  • Volquartsen wire-EDM cut internal components for a 2.25 lb trigger pull
  • LLV upper which features a stainless steel barrel in an aluminum shroud
  • Laser-hardened breech
  • Available in 4.5″ or 6″ model
  • Available with a 1911 style or Target 22 style grip angle
  • Threaded and compensated models are suppressor ready with 1/2 x 28 muzzle threads
  • Integral Picatinny rail (excluding Mamba-X models)
  • Accuracy: 1/2″ or better @ 25 yards
6" Volquartsen Scorpion on the Target 22 style frame with Voltane grips
6″ Volquartsen Scorpion on the Target 22 style frame with Voltane grips

Key differences between the Scorpion & Black Mamba include:

  • Black Mamba models are built on either a stripped Ruger® MK IV™22/45™polymer frame or a Ruger® MK IV™standard aluminum frame (Mamba-TF)
  • The Black Mamba utilizes Ruger®’s push-button takedown while the Scorpion takedown is similar to a Ruger® MKIII
  • Scorpion models feature an aluminum CNC-machined Volquartsen Target Frame
4.5" Volquartsen Black Mamba in camo
4.5″ Volquartsen Black Mamba in camo

To watch the video, please click here to be taken to the Volquartsen site.


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