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Old March 13, 2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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USFA Zip Gun...

Anyone own one? Do you like it?

Where can I buy one?

How much?

Please do not say Gunbroker.

Thanks.
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Old March 14, 2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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tombstonetactical sells them but like everything else is out of stock at this time.
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Old March 14, 2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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I would be very cautious about this gun until they can provide a working magazine with it. Go to youtube, there are lots of videos documenting their failure to feed using all sorts of Ruger and Ramline mags. At this point the only thing they have going for them is their looks... functionality sucks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xobwsQtNEmE
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Old March 14, 2013, 06:52 PM   #4
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USFA Zip Gun...

It's hard to believe that USFA gave up their single action business for this thing they call the zip.
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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The profit margins have got to be a lot higher on those little things than they are on a tuned SAA.
They may have run into the same issue Colt did with their double actions - not enough demand/volume to cover manufacturing expenses.
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Old March 14, 2013, 09:21 PM   #6
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This "firearm" is the cat's meow. The video was a hoot to watch. Up until he used the 10 round Ruger mag I didn't see the gun fire in anything but "single shot" mode.

I cracked up when he said that the instructions mentioned that the larger magazine would probably cause malfunctions when used with the gun.

Now I think I've seen the ugliest gun...ever. Maybe what it really needs is to attach the drum magazine and shoot it sideways gangsta style.
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Old March 14, 2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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Anyone actually seen or fired one.
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Old March 15, 2013, 08:40 AM   #8
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What's the point? Ugly and akward. Better named the Jam-O-Matic.
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Old March 15, 2013, 08:59 AM   #9
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I have had a USFA Rodeo .45 Colt for some time now. It is a very nice SAA clone, especially for the money. In thinking about the entire direction of USFA, I just have to shake my head in disbelief at what they are doing right now. Just boggles the mind.
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:33 AM   #10
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Hefted one, have not fired one.
Zero ergonomics, zero appeal.
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Old March 15, 2013, 10:41 AM   #11
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My LGS had one a couple months ago. I wasn't impressed. The workers there weren't impressed either. They saw it as a gimmick. It eventually sold.
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Old March 15, 2013, 02:57 PM   #12
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If this is the same company that makes the SAA clones I wonder what the reason was behind putting the effort into this design.
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Old March 15, 2013, 04:33 PM   #13
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Any weapon that has controls near the muzzle of the gun is retarded. Especially the second strike one. Ya put ur fingers near the muzzle after a dud... That'll end well for someone.

finest revolvers made to laughing stock...
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Old March 15, 2013, 08:00 PM   #14
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This is the same company that USED to make the Colt clones.
They're stacking everything on the Zipper right now.
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Old March 15, 2013, 09:12 PM   #15
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I was wondering if it shoots well.

It seems interesting, and unique (not for all) design.
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Old March 15, 2013, 10:00 PM   #16
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Wait until they show up on a drone near you.
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:32 AM   #18
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Anyone actually seen or fired one.
I haven't fired one, and most likely never will, but I did see one at the LGS a few weeks ago. I literally could not figure out how to hold it. It has no grip that I could figure out. If you think it's ugly in a picture, you should see it in real life.

If anyone is intereted in one, I would suggest you get it quickly, because I just have a feeling they're going to die, not with a bang, but a whimper.
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Old March 17, 2013, 01:27 PM   #19
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With a MSRP around $200 If one shows up at a LGS for under the two bucks I might have to get it just because it's so goofy looking.
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Old March 17, 2013, 06:12 PM   #20
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Hard to believe that a company that made arguably one of the finest single action revolvers, and selling every one they build, would put out this piece of absurdity.

Aptly named. Zip... that's exactly what I'd be willing to pay for one.

I honestly thought this was a photoshopped joke when I first saw pictures.

It's like if the countries finest steak house switched over to selling chicken Mcnuggets.

Pathetic.
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Old March 17, 2013, 11:05 PM   #21
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Any weapon that has controls near the muzzle of the gun is retarded.
This has long been my argument against forward serrations on a 1911 pistol. Yes, I'm serious. They aren't just an eyesore, I think they promote poor gun handling.
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Old March 19, 2013, 12:07 AM   #22
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forward serrations
agreed. also retarded.
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Old March 19, 2013, 02:27 AM   #23
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I might be interested in one when the panic is over.

I'd have to handle it in person, though, and see if the ergonomics (or lack thereof) are workable.
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Old March 19, 2013, 09:45 AM   #24
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I predict that in a year or so the Zip will make new Coke and the Edsel seem like brilliant business decisions.
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Old March 20, 2013, 12:47 PM   #25
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^^^^

LOL.
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