Vulcan V18

Don't buy this firearm.

Performance

Can't really say much about performance cause it failed to do exactly that. Not saying this is the case for all V18s but all the (few) reviews I've read about this rifle generally say the same thing.

Features

The bolt is a fairly good design, maybe the only decent design on the gun itself. It features a forearm similar to the L1A1 or FAL but much more flimsy, and a polymer AR lower receiver that has been slightly modified. The end of the lower where a buffer tube usually attaches to an AR has been hacked off and is replaced with a fixed stock or side folding stock because it does not need a buffer. The bolt release has also been hacked off to accommodate the bulky upper receiver. There are no iron sights but has a vicinity rail screwed onto the top of the receiver. And the gas block also has a rail on it but does NOT line up with the upper receiver and is also held on by screws and not pins. It features a bolt carrier that has two pistons similar to the Steyr AUG and an angled removable charging handle. The bolt itself is to an AR.

Appeal

There really is not much appeal. It looks kinda cool thats about it.

Summary

Headline: 

Don't buy this firearm.

Performance Rating: 
1
Performance: 

Can't really say much about performance cause it failed to do exactly that. Not saying this is the case for all V18s but all the (few) reviews I've read about this rifle generally say the same thing.

Features Rating: 
3
Features: 

The bolt is a fairly good design, maybe the only decent design on the gun itself. It features a forearm similar to the L1A1 or FAL but much more flimsy, and a polymer AR lower receiver that has been slightly modified. The end of the lower where a buffer tube usually attaches to an AR has been hacked off and is replaced with a fixed stock or side folding stock because it does not need a buffer. The bolt release has also been hacked off to accommodate the bulky upper receiver. There are no iron sights but has a vicinity rail screwed onto the top of the receiver. And the gas block also has a rail on it but does NOT line up with the upper receiver and is also held on by screws and not pins. It features a bolt carrier that has two pistons similar to the Steyr AUG and an angled removable charging handle. The bolt itself is to an AR.

Appeal Rating: 
2
Appeal: 

There really is not much appeal. It looks kinda cool thats about it.

Overall Rating: 
2.00

Basically it is an AR18 clone. 5.56 with a 1/7 twist, short stroke piston with rotating bolt. I purchased the firearm brand new in the box, and it failed to fire every time. There was a slight primer strike but no bang. Took it back of course. With the gas block not lining up, the barrel welded on to a shitty receiver, flimsy hand guards that split when you hold it, and poor quality I would not recommend this firearm to anybody. Vulcan was originally Hesse, but had such a bad rep for making bottom of the line firearms they changed their name to Vulcan, but still produced a garbage gun. I haven't had any experience with any of their other firearms and don't plan to. I have pictures I will be uploading if you have any questions please ask cause I'm sure I did not cover everything.

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