Skip to comments.Gun porn (The ZiPô.22 L.R.)
Posted on 03/23/2013 10:34:20 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
The next generation of future weapons in a light, compact form factor. Simple in design, ZiP is a new Modular Weapons System, delivering amazing features with performance and upgradeability. With a near unlimited service life - you will experience The Future of Fun and a great day at the range. Camping, hiking, exploring the world - ZiP adapts to any mission.
ZiP - What's your mission?
Exceptionally affordable and with more features and functionality than any weapon ever delivered to date.
The ZiP.22 L.R. brings a whole new meaning to the term gun of the future.
ZiP delivers a long sought after vision of X-box gamers and advanced weapon enthusiasts not possible until now. A futuristic weapons system where the unique arrangement of the principal components enables overall compactness and results in a new form factor. Multiple platform enhancements including the ZiPPIC Rail, ZiPNite Rail -or- the ZiPSBR Rail allow attachment of ZiP to your AR. (Approved ATF Form 1 Permit Required.) This makes ZiP The Future of Fun while delivering the compelling new ZiP-Action at an incredible value.
ZiP has a new and efficient form factor which makes possible the new ZiP-Action and 5 safeties, including a traditional cross-bolt trigger safety, a new modern sear safety improved by the development of a new linear trigger, and no winding trigger bar (also eliminating any dependency on the tiny coil spring in the rear of those dated striker designs) and lastly, a striker block which remains closed for nearly all of the trigger travel opposite of all modern striker guns making ZiP one of the most advanced platforms ever offered.
These improvements will have significant benefits for future ZiP family weapons design and delivering unmatched value to consumers.
Uses a standard Ruger 10/22 magazine.
Anybody familiar with it?
Neat, but it’s tough finding .22LR fuel.
Form follows function. So what is the function of this thing? From the looks of it the old Chicago Palm Pistol is more advanced.
youtube video review of pistol. Use 10 rd mags, no problem. It will jam if you use the ruger bx-25 25 rd clip. The pistol does not seat the larger mag properly.
Should have the ability to shoot any near sized caliber other than .22lr, of which there is NONE anywhere.
I have about 30 plus bricks of .22L bought years ago, went out shopping today and all I see are signs at the ammo counter saying no this no that. But they basically had a full ammo counter of everything else from .17 to stuff heavier than .460 Weatherby.
Just no 22lr, 9mm, 40,.45, .223, 7.62x39 and .308.
I’m tempted to try selling some of that .22lr, people are frothing at the mouth for it.
Looks like staple gun that a carpenter might carry.
I will check the BX or PX tomorrow. We had plenty of .22 a few weeks back.
Also picked up 9mm and 357.
Yeah, and as hard as it is finding .22LR, try finding match grade .22LR.
tough? How about impossible. Sportsman’s Guide had some listed for Feb and it keeps getting pushed back. Probably will be a cancellation or the order wont be filled until 2015
It does look futuristic, but the stapler comparisons are not unwaranted. For some reason, I’m reminded of the strange looking shotgun, the Pancor Jackhammer.
I first saw the USFA ZiP .22 on USFAs website and it immediately caught my attention. Why? Well, for starters it is uniquevery unique. It captures the imagination, finding something truly new in firearms development is a bit of a rarity. John Browning and Paul Mauser can still say that most firearms are mere modifications of designs they pioneered 100 years ago. So on that merit alone, I wanted to check out this pistol.
Secondly, being mainly polymer and uber-lightweight, this gun fills a niche for the survival crowd. It would fit easily in a backpack, truck or tackle box, and could be carried as an emergency survival gun without any undue weight.
Finally, it is versatile. It takes Ruger 10/22 magazines (I mean, who already doesnt own a 10/22 and a plethora of mags?), and with the Ruger 25-round mags, it makes this pistol one of the few handguns on the market with a 25-round capability. In light of the recent fervor coming from the gun-grabbers in Washington, owning multiple guns that take the same high-cap mags might not be such a bad idea. This gun can also be converted into a rifle, and can be used in conjunction with other firearms with a standard 1913 Railall NFA rules do apply, of course.
Twenty or 30 years ago there was an automatic 22 that had a 100 round magazine, and was pretty cool supposedly, I guess it didn’t sell though.
looks like it would take a round 50-round magazine though.
Looks like a good 3D printed gun project.
Actually I like the concept.
It wasn’t the Calico, but it turns out that I read the review 36 years ago when Soldier of Fortune reviewed it. That means that I will still have the original Spring 1977 issue.
It is the American 180.
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