Vudoo Gun Works Mobius & Morpheus Firearms
Vudoo Gun Works, a smaller family-owned firearms manufacturer, has expanded its offerings to include two more families of firearms: the Mobias and Morpheus platforms. The Vudoo Mobius is a 1911-style pistol while the Morpheus is a centerfire rifle based on the Remington 700.
According to Vudoo, to arrive at the Mobius design they literally turned the firearm inside out. Partnering with an aerospace company for the production of key pieces, the production of the Mobias 1911 takes a fraction of the time of traditional 1911, allowing for a lower price point. Typically, hand-fitting the pistols takes the longest time, but thanks to the tight tolerances from the manufacturing, proper assembly and function happen faster. According to the company, the advancements in the process lead to precise and reliable pistols with a smooth fit and finish. The Vudoo Mobius is available in different trim packages, but the pistol stays the same throughout.
The Mobius 1911 pistols feature an ambidextrous safety, flared magwell, and a fiber optic front sight. Most models are available in either .45ACP or 9mm, with a .22lr model coming soon. The Classic Stainless 1911 has a Novak LoMount adjustable rear sight with a plain black front blade. It also features Vudoo Rosewood Double Diamond grips, and two stainless steel magazines to go along with the all-stainless steel construction.
The Classic Black Mobius has a black nitride frame and slide with Vudoo G10 Dirty Olive Grips. The Classic Black also features the Novak LoMount adjustable rear sight with a plain black front sight and two stainless steel magazines. The Two Tone Mobias 1911 pistol blends the best from both the Classic models with a pleasing contrast. The Two Tone has Novak LoMount adjustable rear sight with a fiber optic front blade and Vudoo G10 Black Slant carbon fiber grips. All models of the Mobias 1911 pistol have an MSRP of $2,995.
Partnering with American Rifle Company to produce the Morpheus action, the rifle is reported to be ARC’s best action with all of Vudoo’s styling on the outside.
Building off the Remington 700 footprint receiver, the Morpheus has an integral recoil lug and an integral 20-MOA rail. The rifle also features a three-lug, 70-degree bolt with interchangeable floating bolt heads that can be used with rifles from .223 up to .338 Lapua.
The receiver of the Morpheus will work with AICS magazines, but it is optimized for AW magazines. The magazines will reportedly have a hard stop against the bottom of the receiver preventing any interference with the bolt. The Morpheus will also have a controlled-round-feed extractor and a patented pivoting bolt handle which are designed to easily pull stuck cartridges from the chamber. If you aren’t a fan of the pivoting bolt handle, it can be easily swapped out for a fixed handle that converts it to a conventional cam extraction for sensitive triggers.
The trigger hanger of the Morpheus is compatible with all Remington 700 triggers so customization is a breeze. The feed can also be switched from controlled-round to push-feed. Additionally, the entire bolt has a toolless disassembly making the rifle easy to use, maintain, and customize for the end user.
The Morpheus rifle is not on the market as of yet, but was debuted at SHOT Show 2023. It has a target release of May 2023. No word on pricing as of yet, but if the action stand-alone pricing is any indication ($899 from American Rifle Company), it won’t be on the cheap side. Vudoo is rumored to have other models in the works, but the Morpheus will initially be offered in 6 Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, .308, and .223.