SHOT day 1: VLTOR


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Derek Zeanah
January 18, 2011, 04:17 PM
No new products specifically, though they are now selling complete rifles that are manufactured entirely in house. 7" barrels are available, and the Marines are fielding a 6 shot 40mm low velocity grenade launcher (think M203 rounds rather than Mk19 rounds) that looks pretty cool. It is actually spec'd for medium velocity rounds though I'm not sure they exist yet. Cool to me: when you reload it you wind it up as there is a spring action that advances to the next round once you fire. John says the trigger pull is quite nice (I haven't fired an M203 since 1993 so I am a bad judge).

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_bz6Ar42bado/TTXlQZCqt3I/AAAAAAAAAlk/CTfxH64ohNk/s640/11%2011%3A10%3A23%20AM.jpg

Yes, this is a 7" barrel. $200 isn't that much, is it?

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_bz6Ar42bado/TTXlU_qSFOI/AAAAAAAAAls/7o_vvPzLCZ0/s640/11%2011%3A10%3A40%20AM.jpg

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PTK
January 18, 2011, 04:42 PM
Medium-velocity rounds are the ME rounds such as DRACO, Hellhound, and MERCURY. :)

jerkface11
January 18, 2011, 11:53 PM
I'm pretty sure that isn't technically a barrel though. It's just a tube the rifled part is in the cylinder and the rounds don't touch the inside of the tube.

1KPerDay
January 19, 2011, 12:52 AM
Think he was talking about the AR.

jerkface11
January 19, 2011, 01:42 AM
The AR looks longer than 7.

Dain Bramage
January 19, 2011, 02:18 AM
Any sign of their Bren Ten (Fortis) pistol project?

JShirley
January 19, 2011, 02:49 AM
Didn't see it. Wasn't mentioned.

Cal-gun Fan
January 19, 2011, 08:17 PM
Is there another pic of the M1a they have?

Phreakish
January 23, 2011, 12:11 AM
No new products?

New scar handguard
New buttstock adapter for scar
New M1A handguard
New M1A sling swivel adapter and lower accessory rail adapter.
New HK416 handguard

Will be offering VLTOR lowers and uppers - the lower will only ship as an assembled unit with a new style mag release button, and a 3 position sling swivel adapter custom made for their lowers (will not accept any std. lockplate, or mag release button. The 3 position sling swivel bracket will not install on a std lower).

Will be offering complete SBRs in 7, 9, and 12.5 inch lengths.
7 and 9 inch versions will use the new 'krink style' gas block/flash hider. The flash hider will be available separate, and the gas block will accept any/all ak-74 or krink style (m24x1.5mm) muzzle accessories.
The 12.5 inch version retains M203 compatibility with lighter profile barrel, and eliminates the crush washer and instead uses a 'crush sleeve'

All SBRs will retail under $2k, and average closer to $1600ish MSRP.

There was also talk of several new SCAR products being worked on this year, as well as an increase in charging handle and bipod options sometime this year.

The grenade launcher has as smooth bore cylinder and a rifled barrel of 8" in length, and currently fielded as the M32A1 by the USMC. The launcher is marketted by Milkor USA INC, but apparently VLTOR's parent company is significantly involved in the production.

The Bren Ten was talked about, but they did not bring the 'old prototypes'. They made mention that some raw parts had taken longer to receive than expected, hence the delays. They also made mention of tweaking several things to 'keep closer to the original'. No delivery schedule was offered.

They are also entering 2011 with reduced pricing.

So, some significant news.

Editted to include picture pilfered from elsewhere.

Derek Zeanah
January 23, 2011, 12:08 PM
No new products? Hey, when the guy behind the counter tells me there's nothing really new on display, that's what I report. :)

Cool stuff, though.

Tirod
January 25, 2011, 10:53 AM
Any mention of the Volks suppressor?

Phreakish
January 27, 2011, 08:08 PM
I understand - seems not everyone had the whole rundown on products by show-open.

The word on the volks suppressor was "tooling is being finished" and that release is planned for this year also.

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