Last week we shared The Art of Shooting Part 1 by Katie Pavlich. This week we're excited to share part 2. "As we continue to advance in our own relationship with the sport, we have an obligation to share it. The American shooting tradition is one that must be protected..." - Katie Pavlich
This past November we were honored to host Katie and her husband, Gavy here in Carroll, Iowa. It was great to be able to give them a behind-the-scenes look at our manufacturing facilities. We were also able to get in some range time, as well as tour the Templeton Rye Distillery, and then enjoyed some local BBQ. For the third time, Katie was gracious enough to write an article to be included in our retail catalog.
Laser hardening is a process we've been considering for awhile. In the past, the drawback to conventional hardening processes has been the ability to control the hardening process and not distort the barrel or barrel integrity in anyway – that is until now. The precision of the laser hardening process provides hardening to specific areas compared to standard hardening procedures.
As much fun as it was to start building the Summit 22 LR, in the back of our minds we knew it was only the beginning of what was possible from this straight-pull toggle bolt system. The toughest decision was not whether or not we would be offering more calibers but which caliber would be next. We had done the 22 LR, 17 Mach 2, and are excited to announce the latest addition to the Summit line up and that is the 17 WSM.
Yes, I know it sounds cliché but time flies when you're having fun! As I reflect on this past decade, I realize how much has happened and changed not only at Volquartsen Firearms but in our industry as a whole. There's so much to cover it would be impossible to do in one email but for me a few of the highlights:
Renowned trick shooter, YouTube personality, and .22 expert, 22Plinkster discusses the features of the Volquartsen Black Mamba 22 LR pistol. The Black Mamba combines features from the Volquartsen Scorpion 22 LR Pistol along with the push-button takedown functionality of the Ruger MK IV platform.
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The SureFeed Magazine Follower Spring for the Ruger MK IV is 25% stronger than the factory spring. The increased spring rate improves feeding in all Ruger MK IV magazines. The SureFeed Magazine Follower Spring will eliminate feeding issues caused by the round either being stuck or slow to feed from the magazine.
The "dreaded click" - it could happen during your fastest string of the day or it could happen on that fifth shot of that one-hole group you're shooting - either way, hearing the hammer drop and nothing more is aggravation at its finest.