US Fire Arms (USFA) is primarily known for its high-quality single-action revolvers.
However, manufacturers decided to launch a new brand on the market. His name is ZiPFactory.
The first product under this brand is a ZiP pistol chambered for .22LR. The body is almost completely plastic, except for steel heads of bolts on the left side and the reflection of the barrel inside the outlet.
The design is very unusual. There are many questions. How to keep it right? Where is the trigger? What are these things on the front of the gun?
The shutter is inside the frame. When you hold the gun, your hand covers the shutter at the back. The axis of the bore is level with the top of your palm. In this way, it was possible to level off the barrel toss, although for the .22LR caliber this was never a problem.
Although the plastic shutter is hidden inside, reloading is done outside. Instead of a reloading handle, such as, for example, in the Ruger 10 / 22 semi-automatic rifles, the manufacturer brought the two platoon handles out, directly above the muzzle cut.
The longer handle is called the ZiP LOAD. When you click on it, the bolt captures the first cartridge from the store, and when you remove your finger, sends it to the chamber.
The one that is shorter is called the ZiP RESTRIKE. When pressed, she cocks the drummer without grabbing the next cartridge from the magazine. Theoretically, this would be useful in the event of a misfire, when you need to cock a drummer with a cartridge located in the chamber.
Remember that a platoon of a drummer with a cartridge means that your fingers will be near the cut of the trunk. When snacking the liner, the same situation cannot be fixed.
Hold this gun is quite convenient. The angle between the axis of the handle and the axis of the trunk is right. The loop into which the middle finger is inserted helps to hold the gun when you do not press on a very tight trigger, the stroke of which is clearly audible and noticeable. The trigger force is approximately 5,4 kg.
The sight is simple, consists of black plastic squares on the rear sight and front sight, without points. Although the fly and could be painted white.
The ridge of this gun is customization and upgrade. By removing the top bar, you can put the ZiPPIC (Picatinny Plank) bar on it, ZiPNite Rail (allows you to set the sight from Glock), ZiPSBR Rail (allows you to attach your ZiP to another arms).
You can also install a BattleZiP Survival SBR Stock butt, a threaded barrel for mounting a silencer, or many other accessories. The plans even more options for customization.
The unusual appearance of the pistol and the need to put fingers under the barrel from time to time in a compartment with little reliability do not add advantages to this weapon. Even after installing the Upgrade Kit Version 1.0.1 gun does not indulge reliability.
Included are 2 return springs: hard and soft, which allow you to customize the gun for a specific type of ammunition. Due to the light weight of parts performing reciprocating movements, the coefficient of elasticity of the spring plays a very important role.
Due to the fact that the bolt returns to its original position faster than the store manages to submit the next cartridge, the liner often occurs. Only BX-1 10 cartridges are suitable for the pistol. Due to the high speed of the shutter, more capacious stores do not have time to feed cartridges.
The manufacturer promises to soon release a set of springs with improved characteristics, which will solve the problem.
The gun shoots surprisingly accurate. The barrel length of 5.25 inches well does its job. The gun has a huge potential, it is accurate and you get pleasure when shooting. It is easy to upgrade, it is not expensive, but the problem of sleeves sleeves is still relevant.
Caliber: .22 LR
Sight: black plastic, without points
Accessories: Picatinny rail, glock adapter and much more
Barrel length: 5.25 inches
Gun length: 19,6 cm.
Weight without ammunition: 430 gr.
Shop: All BX-1 Ruger 10 / 22 Stores are suitable.
Price: no store / with store $ 199 / $ 219.