By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022


Tom Volquartsen started out as a basement gunsmith in Carroll, Iowa.  He spent his days as a tax collector and evenings and weekends in the basement workshop repairing any brand of firearm brought to him.  In 1974 he formed his company and in the mid-eighties made the business a full-time endeavor.  The Volquartsen family is dedicated to performance and reliability with no compromises.


The VT2 utilizes a unique button and lever combination that requires no tools, no twisting, and no tightening.  You simply depress the takedown button, release the locking lever by pulling down, and the barrel slides effortlessly out of the receiver; your rifle is now ready to be stowed.  To reassemble, simply slide the barrel back into the receiver, push the locking lever back up into position, and you’re ready to go.

Volquartsen is known for its accurate rifles.  The VT2 is unique in that you can change out barrels from 22 WMR to 17 HMR in seconds and still be on target.  The design of the VT2 ensures the rifle’s point of impact is the same even after removing and re-installing the barrel.


The VT2 utilizes an aluminum receiver with a 0 MOA integral picatinny rail, and a TG2000 with 2.5 lb. trigger pull.  The furniture used on the VT2 are a Magpul MOE-K Grip & MOE Milspec stock.  The VT2 handguards are available in both 6” and 12”; both handguards feature the M-LOK mounting system.


Type: Semi-Automatic

Caliber: .22 LR, .22 WMR, or 17 HMR

Magazine capacity:

Sights: Picatinny rail

Barrel Length: 16.5

Overall Length: 36.75

Weight: 6 pounds, 13 ounces

MSRP: $2,207



Volquartsen has another unique design plus: it’s portable!  The VT2 Takedown rifle is perfect for a hunting trip, stowed away with your gear during your next overlanding adventure, or tucked into a backpack for quick accessibility.

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at