Volquartsen Scorpion .22LR Pistol

Scorpion Pistol

Kirsten Joy Weiss reviews her Volquartsen Scorpion pistol.  It is a striking looking race gun. I would like to try it and see how it compares to my friend’s one of a kind Limcat .22LR pistol. I would put an optic on it as it would make the gun faster for target acquisition. Kirsten shoots a steel plate rack in the video but seems a bit slow at it. I don’t know if she competes for time as opposed to accuracy. Plate racks of that size I have managed 2.01 secs and my friend Tom usually beats me. However I was using a .22LR M&P15-22 and not a pistol. I might be able to match that with my STI Steel Master. Anyways this pistol looks like it would be fun to race with at a Steel Challenge Match. I wonder how well the comp works. Typically in Open Division guns, like the Limcat and STI race guns, the hotter the load the more gas is vented which makes the comps work better. So for this Scorpion pistol would a high velocity round be better to get the comp to work?

Scorpion Pistol 2

Taking a look at the Volquartsen website, I looked up how much it would cost to build a gun similar to Kirsten’s. It would cost just over $1,300. Check it out yourself. The website for the Scorpion pistol is a bit lacking in images and is mostly text.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Watched with sound off.
    Something about a gun im assuming….?

    • manBEar

      She got a perdy mouth

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Line crossed.

        • RocketScientist
  • I’d be curious to get an accelerometer on the end of .22 pistol vs .22 with comp to see if there is any reduction in muzzle climb.

    .22lr is a 24K PSI cartridge with only 1.5-2gr of powder, which really isn’t that much for using a compensator; 9mm Major is usually running 38-42K+ PSI with 7-8.6gr’s of powder, often optimized for maximum gas volume to work the comps.

    • gunsandrockets

      True. But in this case you are also talking about a 28 ounce pistol and the comp levering at the end of a 6 inch long barrel.

  • gunsandrockets

    Kirsten Joy Weiss!

  • bull

    tensioned barrel? or?

    • m-cameron

      the compensator is held on using a muzzle thread protector…

  • Pete M

    I will own a Volquartsen Scorpion. Oh yes.

  • d_grey

    Man, she sure can shoot and she sure is pretty….

  • Joey Dryer

    It’s to unscrew the compensator off. It also looks way better in Hades red 🙂