Vltor VIS-KM Polylithic Upper with KeyMod

Posted in AR, Uppers, Vltor, WEAPONS on October 15th, 2014 by M M

After teasing the shooting public for more than two years, the Vltor Weapon Systems VIS-KM (Versatile Interface Structure, KeyMod) has finally been released. The VIS-KM is the KeyMod version of their VIS polylithic upper receiver.



Vltor Weapon Systems Keymod Data Package

Posted in Access, AR, Vltor, WEAPONS on July 25th, 2012 by M M

Vltor Weapon Systems released the Data Package for their KeyMod (KM) System today. The KeyMod System is a new rail interface system developed by Vltor. Rather than keep it proprietary, Vltor is putting the Data Package in the public domain for anyone to use. The KM System was introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, with Noveske Rifleworks being the first to offer a handguard with the KM system, in their NSR Rail.


VLTOR CASV-14 M1A/M14 Rail System

Posted in Long Guns, Vltor, WEAPONS on May 11th, 2012 by M M

The CASV-14 from from Vltor Weapons Systems is a drop-in rail system for the M1A/M14 rifle. It’s a lighter, slimmer version of the Cluster Rail that Vltor developed for Springfield Armory’s SOCOM rifles.



Vltor Weapons Systems A5 Buffer & Recoil System

Posted in Access, AR, Furniture, Vltor, WEAPONS on June 13th, 2010 by M M

The Vltor Weapons Systems A5 Buffer & Recoil System was developed for the specific needs of U.S. Military users of the M16A4 rifle (or AR-15’s with rifle-length gas systems). The A5 system provides the functionality of a collapsible stock while maintaining rifle-length buffer system reliability. It includes a newly designed buffer and receiver extension.



Vltor Weapons Systems IMOD (Improved Mod) Stock

Posted in AR, Furniture, MANUFACTURER SECTIONS, Vltor, WEAPONS on March 9th, 2010 by M M

It’s been about seven years since the Vltor Weapons Systems Carbine Modstock was introduced. The new IMOD Stock (Improved Modstock) is the replacement for the Carbine Modstock, and is a blend of features taken from the EMOD (Enhanced Modular Stock) with the original Modstock. It is available in the familiar Standard and Clubfoot configurations and kits that the original Modstock was offered in.


Vltor VST Folding Front Sight Tower (Gen 2)

Posted in AR, Optics, Vltor, WEAPONS on November 8th, 2009 by M M

I previewed Vltor’s VST-1C (Vltor Sight Tower) Assembly on the M4K and on the midlength VIS build, back in January ’07 and they’ve been available for a while now. A few months ago, Vltor updated the design with four different variations available.


Vltor E-MOD stock in Flat Dark Earth

Posted in AR, Furniture, Vltor, WEAPONS on June 12th, 2007 by M M

Finally! Here is the production version in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) with the colour-matched rubber buttpad. The side battery compartments will fit four CR123 or three AA batteries. The overmolded rubber seal on the clubfoot compartment trapdoor is easily visible here. In the far left photo of the components, you can see the new reinforcement around the latch pin. There is a small metal plate that distributes the load over a wider area in case of butt strikes.


Visit to Vltor ‘Photo essay’ Part 5 – 7.62mm Minigun

Posted in MISCELLANEOUS, Vltor on February 17th, 2007 by M M

The fellows from Garwood Industries, Tracy Garwood and Randy Myer brought out their M-134G 7.62mm Minigun to join in the shoot. This was something I was VERY excited about, never having fired a minigun. Garwood Industries sells M-134G newly manufactured parts and subassemblies to upgrade and modernize existing military miniguns. All components are manufactured by their manufacturing partner, using state of the art tooling and machinery.

The 7.62mm minigun/Gatling gun as originally developed by General Electric is a six barrel, electrically driven, belt-fed machine gun firing at 3000-4000 rounds per minute. It weighs approximately 61 lbs. There’s a ton of information to be found on the M-134 minigun, so I won’t parrot it here. A good start is Monty’s Miniguns page.


Visit to Vltor ‘Photo essay’ Part 4 – Mk46 and Mk48

Posted in MISCELLANEOUS, Vltor on January 27th, 2007 by M M

Much of my attention that day was spent on these weapons – the FN Mk46 Mod 0 and Mk48 Mod 0. Both weapons have an aura of mystique that the standard M249 doesn’t, mainly because they were developed for SOCOM (Special Operations Command) to meet the needs of Special Operations Forces, most visibly the U.S. Navy SEALs. Truly the definitive ‘exotic’ weapons. Actually, my first encounter with these weapons was at the SEAL compound in Coronado, where I took these photos. But while I got a chance to examine and handle them, I didn’t get to shoot them. I really digged the lightweight and compact Mk46, so when Eric told me that Vltor had bought both weapons, I was very excited to get the chance to shoot them to my heart’s content.


Visit to Vltor ‘Photo essay’ Part 3 – The belt feds

Posted in MISCELLANEOUS, Vltor on January 4th, 2007 by M M

There’s just something about belt-fed weapons that holds people’s fascination that other weapons don’t. Maybe it’s the image of exposed links of ammunition that cast no doubt about what these devices are fed. Whether it be the cloth belts of the Vickers, or belts of 7.62mm slung around the necks of M60 gunners in Vietnam, we’ve grown up with images of what we think machine guns are supposed to look like. And they all have belts. Seeing a seemingly unending belt of ammunition hanging from a feed port of a machine gun has the intimidation factor that magazine fed rifles don’t. Belt feds look like they’re just waiting to unleash hell.