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Editor’s note: Our first 9mm and .458 SOCOM offerings…

We are featuring two unique weapons, one a 9mm tactical carbine.  No matter what you already have, you should have one of these and, if you are going to have a 9mm carbine, this one, designed by VT, is the best one out there.

Our second unique offering is a 7.5 inch barreled .458 SOCOM “pistol” with a 13 round capacity.  This is the smallest rapid firing big game weapon in the world.  This is the .44 magnum as a comparison:


Now look at the .458 SOCOM:


With our design, fully buffered, the .458 will have less than one third the recoil of the .44 magnum with almost twice the stopping power and much more capacity and accuracy.

Most weapons here are custom designed and built by us. Others are “standards” or interest items. Included is the most extensive catalog of modern assault type weapons (almost exclusively AR based) in the world. Among these are things the US military only dreams of having.


458 Socom with 350 grain bullet 1800 fps, .223 with 55 grain bullet 3200 fps, .300 AAC Blackout with 150 grain bullet 1900 fps,  .308 Winchester with 150 grain bullet 2800 fps


.458 SOCOM 350 grain and .223 55 grain


Custom built weapons are usually range tested and, where needed, custom tuned and lubricated. There is always a break-in period for all semi-automatic weapons.

For further information or to purchase any of these guns, please contact Mike Chester at Chet’s Firearms of Howell, Michigan. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 517-548-9558. Ask for Mike. Prices do not include shipping to your local FFL.

.458 SOCOM “Hand Cannon”


The .458 SOCOM round is a large game round capable of taking down a moose. It also makes an excellent home defense round if your home gets invaded by large game. (last night I shot a lion in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I’ll never know. – Groucho Marx)
This is the round that the Navy and the Coast Guard use to shoot holes in pirate ships and drug runners’ boats. It would be the round to use if you want to shoot through the engine block of a ‘56 Buick. It can send a 350 grain projectile down range at 1800 feet per second.
Who would be crazy enough to build a pistol to shoot this mighty round? – We would. Are you man or woman enough to handle this beast? Only you can answer this question. If you ever want to be able to hear anything again, ear protection is a must when firing this gun. This uses a standard 223 magazine in a single stack configuration. a 30 rounder holds 13 of the SOCOM rounds which is way more than you will need.
Barrel:  7.5 inch chrome lined ultra premium precision
Sport side upper
Custom .458 bolt mounted on ultra premium no lube bolt carrier.
10 slimline rail with removable rail sections
KAK Industries flash can
Shockwave Blade arm brace mounted on custom KAK buffer made specifically for the Blade – very rigid ($200 value)
Diamondhead flip up sights ($200 value)
custom pistol grip ($45 value)
30 round (13 socom) magazine ($8 value….magazines very very cheap!!)


9mm AR Based Survival Carbine 32 Round


AR-15 Carbine in 9mm
This rifle shoots the very popular and affordable 9mm round that is used in millions of handguns around the world. With ammo prices on the 9mm coming down and the .22 going up, they now cost about the same to shoot and the 9mm is a much more capable round. With 16 inches of barrel the bullet reaches much higher velocities and therefore has more hitting power than if fired from a handgun. this is an excellent shooter with no noticeable recoil.
Limited Edition commemorative Iraq War lower receiver in forged aluminum
Forged aluminum upper receiver
16 inch Melonite treated barrel
7 inch Aluminum quad rail
Custom pistol grip
magwell adapter for Colt style 9mm magazine ($200 value)
Adjustable stock
A-2 style muzzle brake
BSA 1.5-4.5 X scope mounted on cantilever mount
32 round magazine

 $899 value now $749

Custom .300 AAC Blackout Rifle



Custom 300 AAC Blackout rifle
16 Inch phosphate coated chrome molly barrel
12 inch Slimline rail with removable rail sections
“Punisher” muzzle brake
Full Auto rated bolt carrier
ACS stock
UTG Rail mounted Dragon Claw style bipod
Magpul MOE pistol grip and trigger guard
Leapers/UTG 3-9×32 “Bug Buster” scope with red/green illuminated reticle
30 round magazine

24 Inch .223 Sniper Target platform


Custom .223 Target Rifle

24 inch heavy spiral fluted match grade target barrel

15 Inch slimline rail with removable rails

Articulating sniper stock

full auto rated bolt carrier

UTG Harris style bipod

4-16X44 Hi Lux Leatherwood scope mounted on cantilever mount

Custom pistol grip

30 round magazine


7.62×39 AR Pistol (VT’s way of improving on the AK 47)


7.62X39 pistol
7.5 inch phosphate coated chrome moly barrel
10 inch aluminum tube handguard
A-2 muzzle brake
Sig Tac arm brace mounted on special Sig Tac buffer tube
Rear QD snap swivel
Magpul MOE pistol grip
Full auto rated bolt carrier
NC-Star 2-7X32 pistol scope
20 Round stainless steel magazine

.308 AR10 Carbine (very special price until July 31, 2015)


308 carbine rifle
16 inch phosphate coated chrome molly barrel
Full auto rated bolt carrier
Blackhawk stock
Custom pistol grip
Carry handle with integral match grade sight with windage and elevation adjustments (co-witnesses with front sight post)
Removable handle top rail scope mount
3-9X40 HQ scope
20 round magazine

$1299 July special until 7-31-15 $899

A very hot 7.62mm (by 39) pistol


7.62X39 pistol

Custom Tube handguard with flat top rail

7.5 inch Melonite treated chrome moly barrel

7 inch aluminum tube handguard with top rail

custom pistol grip

Shockwave Blade stabilizing brace (adjustable)

Special KAK Industries buffer made for Blade, very substantial design

BSA RD-45 Red/Green Dot scope

20 round stainless steel magazine

Sell for $799

The “Franken Pistol” .223 Monster

This is the lightest and most compact “truck gun” in history. The polycarbonate lower receiver with brass reinforcements is proven stronger than its aluminum counterparts. We have created the smallest platform possible to humble in famous MP5, beating it with 4x the range, 3x the energy, with no recoil, less weight and a perfect optics platform.


Super premium 8.5 inch .223 barrel with A2 flash hider

Full auto rated bolt carrier group

Forged aluminum upper receiver

Tennesee Arms “Ghost” Lower Receiver with brass fittings and DPMS trigger

Odin Works 7 inch Keymod quad rail ($200 value)

Troy Industries QD Swivel Assembly ($60 value)

Ergo soft rubber custom pistol grip ($45 value)

1-4.5 power AR illuminated 26mm tactical scope ($220 value)

Quick Release scope mount with accessory platform ($80 value)


AK Pistol on AR Platform, Devastator


This thing is an incredible shooter, much lighter than an AK Pap, no recoil and it pounds out fire. Key, of course, is that it uses inexpensive and plentiful 7.62×39 Ammunition.
7.5 inch Phosphate coated barrel
A-2 style muzzle brake
10 inch tube handguard
Magpul MOE pistol grip
Full auto rated bolt carrier group
Special extended buffer tube for arm brace
Shockwave Blade arm brace
UAG Holographic Red Dot
20 round magazine


fff_199Used Police Trade In

In DAK, Double Action Kellerman. This is the weapon the feds use, as good a combat weapons as exists. This is an alloy frame designed by the US military and carried by Navy SEALS. You should get one anyway.

Grips: Black Polymer Factory Grips

Slide FinishNitron®

Features: Accessory Rail, DAK Trigger

MSRP$1,108.00 Price $499SALE

Sig P250 Compact 9mm (suppressor ready)


Sig Sauer P-250 compact 9 mm with suppressor ready threaded barrel and extra grip

2 grip modules included (medium and large accommodate different hand sizes)

    • Item Number 250C-9-BSS-TB
    • Caliber 9mm Action TypeDAO
    • Barrel Length 3.9 in
    • Sight Radius 5.8 in
    • Weight w/Mag26.5 oz. Mag
    • Capacity15 rounds
    • Sights SIGLITE® Night Sights
    • Grips Interchangeable Polymer Frame
    • Finish Black Polymer
    • Slide Finish Nitron® Accessory

Threaded barrel with cap.

MSRP $608.00 ( CA Compliant No MA Compliant No) $479 – Brand New

Walter PPX 9mm Two Tone


These are German made Walther’s. This is a full size 9mm and an excellent weapon.



Finish:Brushed Stainless
Trigger Pull:6.5 lbs
Barrel Length:4″
Capacity:16 rnds
Overall Length:7.3″
Weight (empty mag):1.7 lbs.
2 Magazines included

$389 – Brand new

Zastava M88 9mm Pistolfff_195fff_189

Includes 2 magazines

$259 – Brand new

Glock 21 .45ACP

      • Barrel: 117 mm / 4.60 in.

Magazine Capacity: Standard: 13

      • 2 Magazines


300 Blackout M4 Carbine


      • 16 inch premium Melonite barrel
      • Blackhawk stock
      • Custom pistol grip
      • Custom Flash Suppressor
      • 15 inch Custom Free Float handguard with rails
      • Forged Aluminum upper and lower receiver
      • Full automatic rated bolt carrier group
      • 3-9x 40mm Bushnell illuminated red/green scope
      • 30 round magazine

Price: 839.00

This rifle has been sold, but we have the parts in stock to build another like it.

VT Custom M4 Carbine in .223


      • 16 inch M4 barrel
      • Forged aluminum upper Bushmaster upper with built-in carry handle (not a flat top) Also available without a handle
      • Forged aluminum lower receiverlower receiver
      • Full auto rated bolt carrier group
      • 10 inch aluminum free float quad rail w/end cap
      • Foregrip with pop-out bipod
      • Custom pistol grip
      • (0ptional iron sight capability)

$669 with optic ($749 with match iron sights)

.308 24 inch Sniper Rifle (Limited Production)


As with most of our products, we can redress this as a field gun with adjustable stock, premium iron sights and red dot. As it sits, this will do the job.
24 in. stainless barrel by DPMS
Matrix Aerospace upper and lower
Nickel boron bolt carrier
6-24X50 scope mounted on cantilever mount
13 in. quad rail, low profile super-premium
UTG Harris style bipod with quick disconnect
Articulating sniper stock
custom pistol grip
20 round magazine



AR10 18 inch Sniper Platform .308 Limited Production

(a “G” favorite)

With sniper grip

With sniper grip



We go as light as possible on this weapon to support a match grade 18 inch sniper barrel. Optic is a super-premium Eterna, very bright, utterly clear. I would call this one of the best combat weapons in the world but, truth be told, it is more of a hunter. This is a personal design and picking this up is like “comin’ home to mama.”


  • Upper and Lower receiver: Matrix Aerospace matched set ($465 value)
  • Barrel: DPMS 18 inch fluted bull sniper system ($600 value)
  • Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group ($275 value)
  • Keymod ultra-slim 13 inch rail ($275 value)
  • Brunton Eterna 1.5-5 26mm scope ($600 value)
  • Forged Aluminum 1 inch riser ($30 value)
  • Custom grip ($45 value)
  • UTG A2 .308 Stock and Buffer System



Tactical Cat

M1919 Semi Automatic Shotgun 12 Bore/3 inch Magnum 5 plus 1


Video (unknown person) makes it clear why we like these. Magnum ammo, unless you are big like the dude in the video, is an experience. This thing is for either blowing cars apart or for someone facing really serious personal security issues or both, as is often the case.

Type: gas operated, semi-automatic
Gauge: 12, 3″ / 76mm chamber
Length: 964 mm
Barrel length: 470 mm
Weight 3.25 kg empty
Capacity: 5 rounds in detachable box magazine


$579 (magazine shown below is “aftermarket”)

SigTac Custom “Can within a Can” .223 Pistol

All Business


“Imagine staring down a barrel big enough for a rat to crawl out”

By “all business,” we really mean it. This is absolutely perfect ergonomics and top components in a unique custom design. Can anyone say this isn’t a “bad boy?” Moving us back in time to when the grease gun and MAC 10/Ingram were hottest things around. We built on this tradition, cutting the weight in half, doubling the range and accuracy and, oddly enough, not violating any laws either.


7.5 inch chrome lined 5.56mm/.223 Wylde super premium barrel $250 value
Full Automatic rated bolt carrier group
9 Inch Aluminum Free Float Tube ($155 value)
KAK Industries Flash can ($70 value)
Ergo rubberized lower grip ($65 value)
SigTac Generation 2 Stabilization Brace ($149 value)
8.45 inch Custom Pistol Buffer Assembly ($85 value)
End Cap/Swivel ($65 value)
BSA Red Dot ($79 value)
Magpul 30 round magazine ($20 value)

$749 Complete

Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War.He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.

Gordon Duff is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists.He manages the world's largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Gordon Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than "several" countries.He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration.Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

He is co-host of the popular VT Radio show Jim and Gordie Show.

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