By: Friedrich Seiltgen

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The new Volquartsen Mamba-X is a competition-ready pistol with a push-button takedown configuration. Volquartsen engineers took features from their Scorpion .22 pistol and mated it to a polymer Ruger Mark IV 22/45 frame.  Then, they put on their competition upper, which features an integrally machined universal red dot mount.  That feature keeps the red dot-mounted as low to the bore axis and makes for faster sight acquisition.  Since the red dot is mounted directly to the upper, you can’t get any faster than that!  The result is a competition-ready gun that will help get you into the winner’s circle.


Using a polymer Ruger Mark IV 22/45 frame, Volquartsen added their accurizing kit for a 2.25-pound trigger.  The grip is rounded out with Hoque grips.


The Volquartsen Mamba-X  features their LLV-4X upper.  A ½ x 28 threaded stainless steel 4.5-inch barrel with stainless steel laser-hardened breech is within a type III hard anodized aluminum shroud and competition bolt.  Volquartsen Single-port compensator brings recoil to virtually nil.  The upper has multiple mounting locations which gives it the ability to mount Trijicon, Sig Sauer, Leupold, and many other brands of red dot sights.


Type: Rimfire pistol

Caliber: 22LR

Magazine capacity: 10

Sights: Red Dot

Barrel Length: 4.5 inches

Overall Length: 11.0 Inches

Weight: 1 Pound 12 Ounces

MSRP: $ 1,409



Volquartsen has put out another high-quality firearm.  The Mamba-X is a tack driver.  If you are serious about competing, get down to your dealer and check into the Volquartsen Mamba X!

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 [email protected]