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Redesigning the VG1-5 Fire Control Group

A few e-mails and comments on why we are not using the original fire control system have been brought up. So I thought a little clarification would be in order. This is an original fire control group:

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You will notice the how complex this is and that it is a riveted unit. In addition some of the major components are forged and not just machined from stock. Now while I would like to make this, it is impossible to reverse engineer this without taking it apart. I have yet to find anyone willing to allow me to disassemble this unit. So we have studied the space available in the receiver to allow us to build a fire control system there.

Trigger Housing

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This is a  picture of completed fire control mechanism with out the disconnector.

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This system is designed to be safe and pass the ATFE tests. I hope this helps with the reasons for the design changes we have made.

6 comments to Redesigning the VG1-5 Fire Control Group

  • I think that you are doing the right thing with the FCG, getting the ATFE approval is more important than having an exact copy. I for one am looking forward to some post stating that these guns will be available for sale. Harry

  • Chuck

    We worked on a few small yesterday. The plan for today is a test barrel.

  • Samuel Suggs

    Please tell us about your experience with ATF approval if they let you please scan forms they send you and take pictures of all facility’s made available to you. You think would be having interest, such as the outside of buildings and the inside of offices with associated locations listed.

  • ESK

    Chuck,

    I like what I see. Great design work.

    Are you still planning on using a bolt activated “Safety Sear”? I don’t see it in the Fire Control Group picture. Is it receiver mounted?

    ESK

  • Chuck

    “Are you still planning on using a bolt activated “Safety Sear”? I don’t see it in the Fire Control Group picture. Is it receiver mounted?”

    Yes to the question of the “Safety Sear”. The disconnector will be mounted in the trigger mechanism box. We looked at one mounted in the upper rear top cover, however it would be easy to fire the weapon with the top cover removed that way.

  • Chuck

    Please tell us about your experience with ATF approval if they let you please scan forms they send you and take pictures of all facility’s made available to you. You think would be having interest, such as the outside of buildings and the inside of offices with associated locations listed.

    My experience with ATF was really very nice. The agent was at my shop several hours. He checked out the shop, security at the shop and the product that we were going to make. It was a very nice time and I learn a great deal.

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