Technological leaps inform the trajectory and velocity of progress. VKTR Industries has redefined what is considered to be the standard of excellence.
Complete Bolt Carrier Group
Precision machined one-piece patented bolt carrier with correct timing, revised cam path, finished in industrial hard chrome. Patented enhanced cam pin for consistent lock up, shot after shot. Match performance right out of the gate.
VK-1 Complete Upper
Featuring the proprietary VK-1 Short Stroke Piston System, Bolt Carrier, Thermal Fit 15 slot enhanced Upper Receiver, Hammer Forged – Fluted Barrel for increased longevity and durability.
A lightweight, feature-rich, low profile, piston driven AR-15 for the modern age.
American Made and Precision-machined, VKTR Industries is proud to introduce… the VK-1. The VK-1, a lightweight, low profile, feature-rich, piston driven AR-15 for the discerning shooter features patented state of the art internal components, offering shooters a flatter, cleaner, more consistent shooting experience than traditional DI or legacy Piston driven AR’s…in the lowest profile footprint on the market.
Direct impingement AR-15’s utilize a gas operation which directs gas from a fired cartridge indirectly (through the barrel, gas block, and then through a gas tube) into the bolt carrier or slide assembly, which in turn cycles the action. Because gas from the fired cartridge is redirected into the action, internal components are subject to high heat and fouling, requiring regular cleaning and a cool down period before the bolt carrier can be removed from the rifle.
In a traditional AR-15’s piston system, gas pressure is used to drive a metal rod (the piston) to the rear of the gun, which then strikes a lug on the top of the carrier in order to cycle the action. Piston-driven rifles remain cooler during use and internal components remain clean for a longer period of time with little to no gas being vented into the action.
The VK-1 Difference:
The VK-1 uses a revolutionary low-profile piston system design featuring optimum gas port sizing and a piston assembly featuring a unique cup and spigot design that improves the gas seal and overall efficiency of the gas system. The VK-1 also includes a staged gas bleed system with two sets of exhaust ports at precisely determined distances to reduce the inertia of the operating rod once it nears the end of its stroke. The reimagined VK-1 Short Stroke Piston System includes a Fully-Supported One-Piece Op Rod and removable gas block and matches the footprint and weight of a standard DI AR-15 while providing the benefits of a piston driven system.