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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by WhyteCheddar, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Saw the banner for this on the forum home page last night. First I have seen of it. Anyone actually seen one yet?
    Zip Factory The Future of Fun
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    cool concept. :laugh: that's about it.
     
  3. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    looks about as much fun to shoot as a sping loaded stapler
     
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  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    and you get more shots with that and it's cheaper too
     
  5. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    I like that its different. The modular aspect appeals to me.
    Would like to try it out.
     
  6. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Old thread update -

    ZIP guns have had awful reliability, which they blame on the BX-25 mags :nuts:

    However, ZIP is coming out with a BX-25 kit that supposedly improves the BX-25 and specifically the follower. It will work with any 10/22, and if it really does improve the magazines reliability, I'll be a buyer.

    The BX-25 is the best 10/22 mag, but heck, anything can be improved. The follower comes up higher and the rounds appear to snap up with more stability.

    Should be interesting. http://www.zipfactory.com/pages/ZiPMagUpgradeBX-25.aspx
     
  7. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have seen one in my LGS, picked it up and checked it out.....I'm not sure what to think of them. I did see online where a guy had a tactical type 10/22 stock with a lower rail on the forearm and he mounted a ZIP underneath like an m203 grenade launcher.
     
  8. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Thus creating an SBR? Without paperwork, that is a felony!
     
  9. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I believe that makes the ZIP an NFA item since the host weapon is acting like a stock. (Keane - who said it wasn't registered? - a pic online, geez ...)

    The ZIP gun itself isn't really a big attraction for me and I like goofy 10/22 conversions. A better option is a converted Charger with 4" or so barrel and a ProMag kit. Then stick a red dot on it, lazer, light and impress a lot of kids at the range :). Looks a lot cooler than the ZIP and reliable w/o the new BX-25 improvement kit.

    The only ZIP gun I'd consider would be a suppressed one. That goofy charging handle/dohicky right next to the barrel makes me nervous. Goodbye fingers. A fake or real suppressor would at least keep the muzzle out there a bit.
     
  10. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I bought one cause it was cheap and I just wanted to try one. Fun range toy but not really anything practical. The grip is awkward and reliability is not perfect. It's best feature is it's strangeness. I am not unhappy to own one as I like weird gadgets :) I think my biggest disappointment with the manufacturer is that they dropped all those wonderful single actions to make the Zip guns :( Just don't understand that decision!
     
  11. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I just saw it online...no affiliation.
     
  12. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    If I wanted an SBR .22, I would probably convert a Charger like others have said. I have handled a zip at an LGS and it felt unwieldy and awkward. Add to that the reported reliability issues, and it seems more like an answer looking for a question...
     
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