Volquartsen Firearms announced the company would be giving away a special “USA themed” Scorpion pistol at the upcoming National Rifle Association Annual Meetings. The rimfire pistol is similar to the one that Volquartsen Firearms donated to the NRA for a fund raising auction.
The most prominant feature about this pistol is the United States of America inspired Cerakote finish. White stars on a blue field are toward the muzzle end while red and white stripes are back toward the grippy part. This particular .22 LR handgun uses a 1911 style frame and has Hogue grips on it.
The Scorpion pistol is often seen as a high-dollar alternative to the stock Mark x series (currently at Mark IV) of pistols from Ruger. The guns are designed to be a lightweight target pistol and have a base price of $1,187.50. Prices can go up quickly depending on the options and customizations desired.
This Scorpion has a 6″ match barrel. The barrel is threaded and equipped with a compensator. The thread pitch is 1/2″x28. On top are adjustable target sights. Should you want to add a little glass, the Picatinny rail on top makes that a simple affair. The trigger pull weighs in at 2.25 pounds.
While the Cerakote finish is likely to provide all of the metal protection you might want (especially in this display piece), Volquartsen Firearms still uses a Type III hard coat anodizing process prior to the Cerakote application.
If you want this gun, it looks like you will have to visit the Volquartsen Firearms booth at the NRA Meetings prior to the drawing on Sunday, April 30. Also, the company requires that everyone who enters be a current NRA member. If you don’t win, it looks like you can still order one from the company’s website for $1,505.