Our Story

Vortakt® has been supporting OEMs with manufacturing services and expertise in deep-hole drilling since 2015. Vortakt found its roots as a division to support firearms manufacturers seeking to ramp up their production and investment. Soon, we were tasked with taking on more work from our core customers, from running overflow production to functioning as a partner in expanding capabilities beyond those in-house.

Vortakt became a free-standing division in 2018 as a way to ensure it continues to invest in the equipment and resources necessary to provide this dedicated service to our OEM partners.

Vortakt is a division of Entrust Manufacturing Technologies, Inc. which has been providing manufacturing technology to the industry since 1973. As a part of the Entrust family which includes UNISIG Deep Hole Drilling Machines, we have critical access to resources that allow us to continually research, develop, and improve our manufacturing processes. Our use of UNISIG machines gives the people that design and build them much deeper insight into the demands of production. Vortakt and UNISIG work together to continually improve the UNISIG products, which gives UNISIG more ways to support their customers. This, in turn, ensures best-in-class processes to our partners.

Vortakt Barrel Works headquarters at night time

What We Do

Gunmakers work one-on-one with Vortakt®, providing all necessary specifications such as caliber, barrel dimensions and material. We then source the material and gundrill, ream and rifle the barrels, turning them into barrel blanks.

Depending on your needs, we can also stress relieve, contour, thread, chamber, flute or process the barrels as requested.

In addition to rifle barrels, we can now make pistol barrels cut to your required length, saving you time and money by eliminating scrap and reducing machine time.

The Vortakt Team

Chad Weister

Chad Weister

Managing Director


Craig Gigstead


Chris Hudson

Chris Hudson

Technical Sales

Garrett Fravert

Garrett Fravert

Manufacturing Engineer

Anthony Fettig

Anthony Fettig

CEO, Entrust Manufacturing Technologies

Tanya Palmer

Tanya Palmer

President, Entrust Manufacturing Technologies

Scott Krueger

Scott Krueger

Production Supervisor

The Future of

OEM Barrels

By leveraging automation technology and engineering best practices, Vortakt manufactures top-of-the-line cut and button-rifled barrels for firearm OEMs. Vortakt engineers strive to use the latest in machining and materials technology to produce a more concentric bore/chamber to OD contour relationship. These advances yield unmatched long-range accuracy never before seen in volume barrel manufacturing.

OEM Promise

Our OEM Promise: We Make Your Barrels - Vortakt Barrel Works provides OEM rifle and pistol barrel manufacturing services to top brands across the firearm industry.

By effectively harnessing automation technology and adhering to engineering best practices, our team provides innovative partnership solutions based on your unique needs.

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