ZiP Modular Weapons System

An advanced new polymer .22 LR pistol that can be deployed a number of different ways:

Yea the video is long and drawn out, but it shows a bunch of cool renders as examples. And you thought the Glock was a “brick”? hahah:

What are those posts sticking out of the front of the gun by the barrel for?

I really like the idea, and the cool futuristic look.  I’ll reserve any other judgement for when I see a production model, or find out more details about it.  The ZiP factory website is useless right now, and shows a 28 day countdown.  I’m assuming there will be some useful info on there come launch date.  I still fail to see why companies do this so far in advance… but to each their own.

It doesn’t appear to take 10/22 mags, which isn’t the be all end all for me, but that would be nice.  Who knows though, ZiP could very well have figured out something way better?

Triggers like the one on the ZiP are normally horrendous, but we can wait and see.

Too much branding and other writing all over the gun… I really hope they lose that on the production model.

MSRP is $200 – $219!  I like that.  I want the survival rifle configuration.

Thoughts?

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BrokenForks November 2, 2012 at 12:22 am

It’s like a pistol, but without all of that pesky ergonomics stuff!

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PhoenixNFA November 2, 2012 at 12:24 am

so a $200 + $200 stamp gun with 0 parts commonality marketed as a survival rifle (you know, THAT survival where there is no factory workers or 1-800 number you can call because you broke a trigger pin)..

pass

sbrd 10/22 cut to 4.5″ threaded and a side folding stock (take your pick) with bx25 mags….win

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GPAT November 2, 2012 at 01:20 am

this is probably a redundant question but strapping that puppy on anything makes it a AOW, yes?

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Chipsa November 2, 2012 at 01:37 am

No, strapping that puppy onto anything with a stock makes it into a SBR.

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GPAT November 2, 2012 at 11:28 am

oh, then I’m completely with PhoenixNFA, way better SBR options

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Quint Young November 2, 2012 at 06:36 pm

Attaching it to a pistol (like an AK pistol or a stockless AR) makes the host an SBR as well though.

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Poppy November 2, 2012 at 06:51 pm

Attaching it to a boat would make it a BGV and sticking it on lamp makes it a GFDL….

…yeah I have no idea what either I or any of you are talking about. But I sure do love dropping acronyms!

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lucusloc November 2, 2012 at 12:45 am

i don’t get it, why would i want to add a .22 to my rifle?

also what phoenix said.

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Punish3r November 2, 2012 at 02:14 am

well said

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Jeff November 2, 2012 at 09:48 am

Yo dawg… I heard you like shooting…. LOL

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Bear November 5, 2012 at 09:11 am

Am I the only one who laughed at the intro graphic that was like “NEW WEAPON SYSTEM ACQUIRED” … and it’s an effin’ .22? Please.

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Poppy November 2, 2012 at 01:01 am

This is, like, the 2nd ugliest gun I’ve ever seen.

I mean it’s no this (https://www.google.com/search?q=VB+Berapi+LP06&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=EGGTUO24BKjLigLl1YD4Bg&biw=1920&bih=908&sei=EmGTUJWtFKnoiwLm_oHgBw), but it’s definitely aesthetically displeasing in the extreme.

It’s possible to make something so fancy and futuristic that you can come full circle and make one of the awfullest things ever.

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Quint Young November 2, 2012 at 06:38 pm

Book, cover, Judge, etc…

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Poppy November 2, 2012 at 06:53 pm

I’m a very shallow guy.

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Andy November 2, 2012 at 03:01 am

hold the fucking phone :

USFA the amazingly well respected makers of Single Action Army revolvers?

What the shit, over?

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Tyler November 2, 2012 at 06:47 am

FWIW the firearm blog has a picture of it taking Ruger BX25 mags

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2012/11/02/usfa-zip-22-lr/

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Jeff November 2, 2012 at 07:35 am

I think the posts next to the barrel are to charge the gun. can’t see the charging handle anywhere

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Rodger Young November 2, 2012 at 02:49 pm

That’s my thought, I think I can see “Load” marked on the levers.

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Bear November 5, 2012 at 09:16 am

I dislike anything that makes me charge with part of my hand near the barrel.

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randy November 2, 2012 at 07:40 am

What am I missing here? A pistol with no grip, unless you bolt it to something else. Isn’t that like making a hammer without a handle, but you can attach it to an axe if you want to drive a nail?

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AKFTW November 2, 2012 at 08:02 am

What a horrible idea. It looks like someone took the concept of a 40mm EGLM grenade launcher and decided that a .22 pistol version of one would be such a great idea.

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santi November 2, 2012 at 09:10 am
santi November 2, 2012 at 09:10 am

opps someone beat me to the punch

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rcacajun November 2, 2012 at 10:22 am
Rodger Young November 2, 2012 at 02:48 pm

That’s the first thing I thought of too.

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MrMaigo November 2, 2012 at 10:40 am

What’s it FOR? 2.5″ – 3″ barrel isn’t going to be supper accurate. It’s not suppressible as shown, so OPERATORS won’t be using it on sentries/dogs. The ‘survival’ stock is big and bulky, doesn’t have iron sights and no place to store optics so it’s already less useful than an AR7.

WTF? Why?

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John Jones November 4, 2012 at 08:13 am

Hi Guys; the website gives plenty of good info….if you’re willing to simply click thru and sign up. Here is what it say for Specs: Note: Barrel length…..impressive over 5 inches!!!! I bet this new system is something that needs further exploration…. Last page of ZiP site says Davidson’s Inc, exclusive……

ZiP™ Gun without magazine. ZiP™ Std. Fixed Sight Rail is included. MSRP $199.99

Frame Color: BASIC Black
Control Color: Black
Caliber: 22 L.R.
Barrel Length: 5.25″
Frame: 5.9″
Avg. Height: 3.1″
Aprox. Width: 1.2″
Approx. Weight: 0.95 lbs.
SKU: USZIPNMB76
Product Bar Code Number: 896213002876.

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Saxon November 2, 2012 at 10:43 am

Underslung .22? Thats tactical yo! Hell, ide rather have an underslung .45 ACP weapon, at least that could potentially save my ass.

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Crunkleross November 2, 2012 at 10:59 am

Tactical tits on a bull.

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Max November 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

That thing definitely takes 10/22 mags, even before seeing the pictures others had posted you can watch the video. The internal schematic slide shows the unique ruger mag retention system.

Looks cool as a compact .22 pistol with 10/22 mags, but if you put a stock on it it seems massively impractical besides the other much better systems to SBR.

All in all, I’d buy one.

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Andy Wolf November 2, 2012 at 02:44 pm

Good Press, Bad Press.. Still press.

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Church November 2, 2012 at 07:17 pm

Me no comprende… Por que? I just felt like typing in spanish. it’s probably all spelled wrong. What is the tactical advantage of having that on a rifle? It’s not like it would be faste than drawing a side are….

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shockfish08 November 2, 2012 at 07:40 pm

Yeah know, despite all of the quirks I feel REALLY compelled to buy one! I mean for the size and weight Idk what else there is out there that could possibly beat it (though maybe I haven’t looked hard enough)

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Quint Young November 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

Ditto, for the price I think it would make a great youth pistol, or a nice home defense pistol (not the main though). I mean a 25 round .22 in such a small form factor is pretty neato.

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nikonmikon November 3, 2012 at 07:32 am

Operators are welcome though guys….

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enfieldem2 November 4, 2012 at 02:24 pm

Seems way too complicated and I find it highly unlikely that a market will be found for this ugly mother. The basic concept reminds me of the MEG survival pistol talked about in the book world war Z.

But something like say a kel tech PMR30 with a stock set up as an SBR or the carbine version in development of that weapon seems much more practical.

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Bear November 5, 2012 at 09:19 am

And you gotta love that, like so many other companies, “SPEC ops” requested this.

No, more than likely, NO ONE contacted your hitherto-non-existent startup. Stop lying to get press. No one buys that any blackteam contactacted you for a lego .22.

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Will November 7, 2012 at 10:03 am

Ah….but does it come with a bayonet in case your primary bayonet doesn’t get the job done?

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