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VT’s offerings for 23 July, 2015:
This is our largest offering of custom tactical weapons thus far with more calibers and barrel lengths. Dealer quantity discounts are available on most units offered though some are low production or “one of a kind.” There are many weapons in inventory that are not listed including a good supply of curio and relic military weapons. To qualified armorers and enthusiasts, custom multi-cal “kit guns” and tools are available for bug-out informal travel.
Note that we offer AR and 1911 armorer classes though our affiliation with Sonoran Desert Institute’s School of Firearms Technology. Included are Associate of Science in Firearms Technology, gunsmithing certificate courses and full combat armorers courses as well. See the link to VT partner Brighton College or contact Gordon or one of the Mike’s, Chester or Harris (we have more) for details.
See the advertising link on the right side of the page.
For further information or to purchase any of these guns, please contact Mike Chester at Chet’s Firearms of Howell, Michigan. [email protected] or phone 517-548-9558. Ask for Mike. Prices do not include shipping to your local FFL.
Ar .223 18 inch Combat/Scout in FDE
Rimfire .22 long rifle “Real AR”
Several manufacturers built .22 caliber rifles that resemble AR-15s, but they are one trick ponies as they can only use 22LR ammo. Here at VT, we don’t like one trick ponies so when we decided to build a .22 carbine, we built it on a real AR-15 lower. This means when you want to shoot something more substantial than a 22LR, you don’t need to buy a whole new gun. You only need to buy an AR-15 upper in the caliber you want, push out the takedown pins, remove the 22 upper and replace it with the more powerful upper. You now have a .223/556, .300 blackout, or any other caliber available for the AR-15 platform. You can shoot low cost 22 for target shooting or plinking and changeover to a defensive or hunting caliber in less than a minute. This rifle comes with a standard AR pistol grip and adjustable stock.
The 6.5mm Grendel AR Long Range Rifle
(123 grains still supersonic at 1000 meters with high accuracy)
Loadout: This makes it simple, move up from 55 grains bullets to 123 and larger, double the effective range and take this away, laid out perfectly for any tactical assignment imaginable. With inexpensive and very available Grendel ammunition, this is now a go-to alternative.
20 inch chrome moly barrel with Melonite finish
15 inch slimline rail with removable sections
Premium quality muzzle brake
custom pistol grip
full auto rated 6.5 bolt carrier group
UTG tall Harris style bipod
Pentax 3-9X40 Gameseeker scope
25 round stainless steel magazine
While the AR-type rifle in traditional calibers is assumed to be a 400 yards or less cartridge, some enterprising folks have turned a variant into a longer range performer. Bill Alexander and Janne Pohjoispää developed this round as a way to make a standard AR rifle reach out to 800 (and more) yards. It’s designed to fit in a standard AR magazine size, so it gains its extra oomph by using a larger diameter case to launch a long and thin bullet.
Most 6.5 Grendel bullets weigh between 90 and 140 grains, with a common one landing at 123 grains and moving at over 2,500 feet per second. The low-drag projectiles maintain supersonic velocity past 1,000 yards. It also carries over 1,000 foot-pounds of kinetic energy to nearly 450 yards.
Ammo is fairly easy to find and can be had for a reasonable price. I was able to find it at an online retailer for $6.99/ box of 20. (35¢/round which is only 4-5¢ more than 223)
Fluted 20 inch .223 AR Premium Rifle
Editor’s note: Our first 9mm and .458 SOCOM offerings…
We are featuring two unique weapons, one a 9mm tactical carbine. No matter what you already have, you should have one of these and, if you are going to have a 9mm carbine, this one, designed by VT, is the best one out there.
Our second unique offering is a 7.5 inch barreled .458 SOCOM “pistol” with a 13 round capacity. This is the smallest rapid firing big game weapon in the world. This is the .44 magnum as a comparison:
Now look at the .458 SOCOM:
With our design, fully buffered, the .458 will have less than one third the recoil of the .44 magnum with almost twice the stopping power and much more capacity and accuracy.
Most weapons here are custom designed and built by us. Others are “standards” or interest items. Included is the most extensive catalog of modern assault type weapons (almost exclusively AR based) in the world. Among these are things the US military only dreams of having.
Custom built weapons are usually range tested and, where needed, custom tuned and lubricated. There is always a break-in period for all semi-automatic weapons.
.458 SOCOM “Hand Cannon”
9mm AR Based Survival Carbine 32 Round
$899 value now $749
AR Carbine in 7.62×39 “AK 47”
Custom .300 AAC Blackout Rifle
24 Inch .223 Sniper Target platform
Custom .223 Target Rifle
24 inch heavy spiral fluted match grade target barrel
15 Inch slimline rail with removable rails
Articulating sniper stock
full auto rated bolt carrier
UTG Harris style bipod
4-16X44 Hi Lux Leatherwood scope mounted on cantilever mount
Custom pistol grip
30 round magazine
7.62×39 AR Pistol (VT’s way of improving on the AK 47)
.308 AR10 Carbine (very special price until July 31, 2015)
$1299 July special until 7-31-15 $899
Sig P250 Compact 9mm (suppressor ready)
Sig Sauer P-250 compact 9 mm with suppressor ready threaded barrel and extra grip
2 grip modules included (medium and large accommodate different hand sizes)
- Item Number 250C-9-BSS-TB
- Caliber 9mm Action TypeDAO
- Barrel Length 3.9 in
- Sight Radius 5.8 in
- Weight w/Mag26.5 oz. Mag
- Capacity15 rounds
- Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights
- Grips Interchangeable Polymer Frame
- Finish Black Polymer
- Slide Finish Nitron® Accessory
Threaded barrel with cap.
MSRP $608.00 ( CA Compliant No MA Compliant No) $479 – Brand New
Walter PPX 9mm Two Tone
These are German made Walther’s. This is a full size 9mm and an excellent weapon.
Trigger Pull:6.5 lbs
Weight (empty mag):1.7 lbs.
2 Magazines included
$389 – Brand new
Zastava M88 9mm Pistol
Includes 2 magazines
$259 – Brand new
Glock 21 .45ACP
- Barrel: 117 mm / 4.60 in.
Magazine Capacity: Standard: 13
- 2 Magazines
300 Blackout M4 Carbine
- 16 inch premium Melonite barrel
- Blackhawk stock
- Custom pistol grip
- Custom Flash Suppressor
- 15 inch Custom Free Float handguard with rails
- Forged Aluminum upper and lower receiver
- Full automatic rated bolt carrier group
- 3-9x 40mm Bushnell illuminated red/green scope
- 30 round magazine
This rifle has been sold, but we have the parts in stock to build another like it.
VT Custom M4 Carbine in .223
- 16 inch M4 barrel
- Forged aluminum upper Bushmaster upper with built-in carry handle (not a flat top) Also available without a handle
- Forged aluminum lower receiverlower receiver
- Full auto rated bolt carrier group
- 10 inch aluminum free float quad rail w/end cap
- Foregrip with pop-out bipod
- Custom pistol grip
- (0ptional iron sight capability)
$669 with optic ($749 with match iron sights)
AR10 18 inch Sniper Platform .308 Limited Production
(a “G” favorite)
We go as light as possible on this weapon to support a match grade 18 inch sniper barrel. Optic is a super-premium Eterna, very bright, utterly clear. I would call this one of the best combat weapons in the world but, truth be told, it is more of a hunter. This is a personal design and picking this up is like “comin’ home to mama.”
- Upper and Lower receiver: Matrix Aerospace matched set ($465 value)
- Barrel: DPMS 18 inch fluted bull sniper system ($600 value)
- Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group ($275 value)
- Keymod ultra-slim 13 inch rail ($275 value)
- Brunton Eterna 1.5-5 26mm scope ($600 value)
- Forged Aluminum 1 inch riser ($30 value)
- Custom grip ($45 value)
- UTG A2 .308 Stock and Buffer System
M1919 Semi Automatic Shotgun 12 Bore/3 inch Magnum 5 plus 1
Video (unknown person) makes it clear why we like these. Magnum ammo, unless you are big like the dude in the video, is an experience. This thing is for either blowing cars apart or for someone facing really serious personal security issues or both, as is often the case.
Type: gas operated, semi-automatic
Gauge: 12, 3″ / 76mm chamber
Length: 964 mm
Barrel length: 470 mm
Weight 3.25 kg empty
Capacity: 5 rounds in detachable box magazine
$579 (magazine shown below is “aftermarket”)
SigTac Custom “Can within a Can” .223 Pistol
“Imagine staring down a barrel big enough for a rat to crawl out”
By “all business,” we really mean it. This is absolutely perfect ergonomics and top components in a unique custom design. Can anyone say this isn’t a “bad boy?” Moving us back in time to when the grease gun and MAC 10/Ingram were hottest things around. We built on this tradition, cutting the weight in half, doubling the range and accuracy and, oddly enough, not violating any laws either.
7.5 inch chrome lined 5.56mm/.223 Wylde super premium barrel $250 value
Full Automatic rated bolt carrier group
9 Inch Aluminum Free Float Tube ($155 value)
KAK Industries Flash can ($70 value)
Ergo rubberized lower grip ($65 value)
SigTac Generation 2 Stabilization Brace ($149 value)
8.45 inch Custom Pistol Buffer Assembly ($85 value)
End Cap/Swivel ($65 value)
BSA Red Dot ($79 value)
Magpul 30 round magazine ($20 value)
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.
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