Posted January 23, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Jacki Billings

The Volquartsen Black Mamba on display at SHOT Show. (Photo: Jacki Billings/
Volquartsen invited SHOT Show attendees to try their hands at its new .22LR number, the Black Mamba.
Based on the Ruger MKIV 22/45 polymer frame, the 11.5-inch pistol is outfitted with Volquartsen’s LLV Competition Upper, offering users the option of 4.5- and 6-inch stainless steel barrels. The barrels sport an aluminum shroud, Picatinny rails on the top and bottom, target sights, competition bolt, a single-port compensator and Tandemkross HiveGrip. The design is rounded out by a steel breech and a three Cerakote colors — black, FDE and OD green.
At its core lies the Ruger MKIV 22/45 frame in which Volquartsen’s Accurizing Kit brings a crisp and clean 2.2-pound trigger pull, according to the company. The frame also comes with a magazine release which, when used alongside Volquartsen’s magazine base pads, prevents feeding issues.
The pistol sports a Tandemkross HiveGrip. (Photo: Jacki Billings/
Scott Volquartsen, President of Volquartsen Firearms, told that the Black Mamba arose out of customer requests for a push-button
“When Ruger came out with the Mark IV, everyone wanted the push button, so we decided to take that Mark IV frame and utilize that then retrofitted it with all our


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