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Well, I've heard that USFA is no longer making single action revolvers. That's a shame they sure made a nice sixgun.
 

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Gee, what a shame. I have a USFA SAA, blue and color case hardened. The only problem I had was I kept breaking the hand (or pawl) spring. I sent it off to the factory for the first one, they didn't want to talk to me about the second one. Found a gunsmith in Texas who hooked me up. Got the Ruger style coil spring system and he did a few other tricks.

Worked fine ever since.

Wonder what went wrong with the company?
 

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Hey guys, the web site for USFA seems to indicate that they are doing a massive retooling after 20 years, and will be down for a while because of that.

Could be I am just misreading it, but I hope that is the case. They made some pretty neat guns.

That .22 caliber "ZIP" gun kinda looks like a scaled down P-90. Uses Ruger 10-22 mags, ships without a magazine, and costs $199 for the basic gun. Might be fun. :D
 

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I handled a ZIP .22 that showed up at a local gunshow. The dealer handed it to me like it was a live grenade without the pin. Apparently it's very unreliable and not at all comfortable to shoot. They recommended shooting it left handed so that the brass from the ejection port didn't nail your hand.

As for my opinion. I would much rather buy and use a Tec 22.
 

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I handled a ZIP .22 that showed up at a local gunshow. The dealer handed it to me like it was a live grenade without the pin. Apparently it's very unreliable and not at all comfortable to shoot. They recommended shooting it left handed so that the brass from the ejection port didn't nail your hand.

As for my opinion. I would much rather buy and use a Tec 22.
Thanks, RockWolf. That's why I just can't seem to purchase a firearm that I haven't had the chance to hold in my hot little hands. Kind of a "Don't judge a book by it's cover" thing.
 

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I gotta tell you, the change to the Zip gun is the most bizarre thing I’ve seen in a while. Now if they couldn’t make money on the Single Action revolvers, I can understand that. The gun business is a tough industry to really make money in. But if they just completely changed directions to this zip gun; I don’t get it at all. I’d love for someone to explain to me what’s going on there.
 

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Well, I got a answer back from the company.

One question I had was about the stowage of the firearm in one version where the piece faces 180 degrees to the rear when stored under the stock.

This can be seen in one of the small pictures to the right in this page:

Zip Factory The Future of Fun

I was informed this was not a folding stock, but clipped to the "top ZiPPic rail" in a patent pending design, where it can be slid off the rail.

Also I had some questions of the legality of this arrangement or the arrangement some used where a ZIP was mounted under the barrel of an AR type rifle, wondering if this would affect BATFE legality. The company informed me the BATFE had signed off on this and was OK with it.

"We are selling ZiP as a Pistol which was determined and approved by BATFE. As such, when you attach to a rifle - its good on "over all length" but not on Barrel Length."

Much thanks to them for the answer to my mail, and their response to my questions.

David
 
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