VKTR Industries VK-1 Piston-Driven AR

VKTR Industries, a relatively young manufacturer in the industry, has taken its passion, precision, and purpose with proprietary technology to deliver the VK-1, a modern piston-driven AR-15. According to VKTR, the team has drawn from decades of engineering, machining, and experience to bring customers a fresh take on precision armaments.

The flagship product from VKTR Industries has helped establish the company where revolutionary design and cutting-edge manufacturing capabilities meet. The VK-1 is a lightweight and supposed feature-rich AR-15 that consumers are sure to love.

VKRT Industries has released its flagship product with the VK-1, a piston-driven AR-15 rifle. The VK-1 is available in three lengths and three color schemes, with some familiar furniture with a new twist. (Photo credit: VKTR Industries)

The VK-1 has a low-profile piston system with the perfect gas port sizing and assembly that improves the gas seal issues of some other rifles. The improvements to the piston assembly reportedly increase the overall efficiency of the gas system itself. It has a staged gas bleed system with two sets of exhaust ports to reduce the inertia of the operating rod at the end of the stroke.

The VK-1 Short Stroke Piston System has a fully supported one-piece OP Rod and a proprietary gas block. These features match the footprint and weight of a standard direct-impingement AR-15 while giving the benefits of a piston system.

The VK-1 features a fully ambidextrous forged lower receiver and a thermal fit forged upper. The fluted hammer-forged barrel is available in 16”, 13.7”, or 10.5” lengths, inside a low-profile M-LOK handguard. The lower also features an ambi patented billet machined magazine release and bolt catch which have been profiled and textured for an ergonomic fit while keeping the low profile of the rifle.

The VK-1 has a Radian Talon selector along with the Raptor charging handle and Magpul MOE SL Buttstock and K2 grip. The feel of the rifle will be familiar yet different in the best ways possible. The billet construction that has been heat-treated gives the components a lifetime of service even in the worst of conditions, according to VKTR Industries. The rifle is available in FDE, Sniper Gray, and Black.

To get hands-on experience with the VK-1, please visit VKTR Industries at the upcoming 2023 SHOT Show in Booth #41764