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Old 04-04-2017, 05:06 PM   #1
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Oh No, My Volquartsen Scorpion Broke

I just took down my Scorpion, and the metal bushing that the mainspring housing goes through fell out in 3 pieces. I just emailed VQ hoping they'll just send me the part, since it's easy to put in. I was going to the range tomorrow, but now I'm not sure.



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Old 04-05-2017, 03:56 AM   #2
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That doesn't look good. Time for a call to the manufacturer.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:10 AM   #3
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I emailed them and they responded in about 40 minutes. They said they'd mail out the part today.
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That was quick!
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Hey, gives you a chance to put in more time with that 629.
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Glad you'll be back in business quickly. Another example of why people should field strip and clean after every session. Too many just run a patch or two down the barrel and call it good.
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Old 04-05-2017, 11:02 AM   #7
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Hey, gives you a chance to put in more time with that 629.
Can't--hand hurts too bad so I'm taking a break from magnums. Not sure how much if any of that is due to shooting 44 mag. I tweaked my shooting hand in 2 different ways in the last week or so. One, by banging it into a door frame, and two, while lifting the seats for my old mini van out of the garage and into the van for the trip to the junkyard. My shooting hand hurt on the last trip even while shooting a relatively heavy 9mm. Just got back from the range after putting 210 rounds through my 3 other neglected 22's. Will try and add a quick range report later.
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Here's my 3 neglected 22's. I shot 110 rd with the Ruger 22/45, 50 rd with the Single Six, and 50 rd with the M&P 22 Compact. I did okay with the 22/45, but I'm almost lost without a red dot these days. Using the Williams Firesights, since my Bushnell red dot went over to the Volquartsen after my Primary Arms dot went belly up. I always seemed to be one or 2 shots away from a good target, as evidence by the best target of the day, which was a 97-4X 50 ft timed fire with one in the white. With the Single Six, the best I did was a 1 1/8" group, but that was only at 30 ft. Sorry, single action fans, but 50 rounds of loading and unloading that gun is about all I can take. I won't humiliate myself by showing the targets with the M&P compact, but I remember why I rarely shoot it. It's a plinker that would be great if you were teaching kids to shoot, but a bullseye gun it's not. It does function perfectly, though.





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Old 04-05-2017, 02:09 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear about your hand. My hands get an occasional bout of arthritis, now, so when that happens, I also lay off the big boomers.

As for your targets, the 22/45 looks fine and, as you say, the M&P is a plinker, anyway. As for the Single Six, I do know that that long single hammer fall can create some follow though issues if you haven't shot one in awhile. I like to do a little dry fire work with a single action before landing them up and shooting when at the range. The important thing is that you got out and di some shooting.
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Shaky, do you have any idea what caused that bushing to fail, or was it just worn out?
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:58 PM   #11
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Shaky, do you have any idea what caused that bushing to fail, or was it just worn out?
I don't know for sure, but I know they have made the piece in 2 ways. I'm guessing that mine is the older style and might have been re-designed due to failures, but I'll have to wait and see what they send me. The other style is held in the hole by a narrow flat flange that sits on top of the hole. If you look at the pic of my broken one, you will see that very small cylindrical piece. That piece holds the bushing in the hole by sticking into a tiny side hole in the frame. I'm thinking that design causes a lot of stress in that area.
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I believe VQ is a quality company, and in the long run you will be happy.
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I believe VQ is a quality company, and in the long run you will be happy.
Well, I've been very happy with it so far. I've got 19,000 rounds through it already in 20 months. Not sure if it's worth the price of 4 Rugers, but it's a very nice gun. It's been more reliable than my 22/45. The 22/45 can go hundreds of rounds without a jam, but my VQ will go thousands.
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Good to hear you are getting the part, and outstanding customer service from Volquartzen.
Also having the gem out of action gives you a chance to revisit the backups.
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Shaky, with 19,000 rounds down the tube, it is probably good that the VQ broke down. This will give you a chance to catch up on your sleep and get something to eat.
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Hey my GP100 goes millions of rounds with a jam.
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Hey my GP100 goes millions of rounds * * withOUT * * a jam.

My SPs and Bearcats do, too...gotta teach these young guys about which handguns are really good....

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My SPs and Bearcats do, too...gotta teach these young guys about which handguns are really good....
Well you know, my last 3 gun purchases have all been revolvers. But if anyone can beat me with a revolver at rapid fire bullseye shooting, take a step forward.
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Old 04-07-2017, 04:53 AM   #19
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Can you beat this guy Shaky?
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=...92&FORM=VRDGAR
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Old 04-07-2017, 06:06 AM   #20
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Jerry doesn't really shoot bullseye. I'm sure he could beat me at bullseye with a revolver. It can be done, but look at some firing line pics from Camp Perry and see how many are shooting revolvers. Not saying I'm some great shooter, just saying semi-autos are the shizzle when it comes to NRA rapid fire, and timed fire for that matter. Of course when it comes right down to it, I don't really shoot "bullseye" either, cause I'm shooting 2 handed. Off to the range again with the 22/45 and the GP100. Sticking with 38 specials today.

Volquartsen sent me my bushing, should be here Monday. I notice the e-invoice says they sent the "old style" bushing, which I think is what I had. Not sure if the frames changed to require one or the other.
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