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Anyone have a ZIP 22LR?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Droid noob, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Droid noob

    Droid noob Well-Known Member

    Just wanting to hear about any experiences with one of these. I've seen a few reviews on you tube that seem mixed.

    I would love to mount one of these on my AR rail lol.
  2. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I haven't shot one, but I did handle one in the LGS.

    I honestly could not figure out just how I was supposed to hold it, with or without a magazine installed. I could not imagine trying to shoot it.
  3. thepumpfaction

    thepumpfaction Active Member

    From the videos I've seen, not a good idea.
    It jams every other shot (with recommended magazine) and looks like it would be a nightmare when it comes to ergonomics.
    I have no personal experience with it, but I don't think I really want to.
  4. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    After the last posted, I checked several non USAF videos. Sure enough, none of the buyers seem to be able to make the ZIP guns work worth a darn with any of a variety of ammo or mag types. The gun is also unusually wide.

    ZIP is the gun that makes Jimenez, Bryco, and Jennings look good!
  5. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Better have your SBR paperwork in order.
  6. Droid noob

    Droid noob Well-Known Member

    I thought you could put a rifle stock on a pistol.
  7. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    You can, as long as you put a 16"+ barrel on that pistol along with it.

    Even the USFA website outlines pretty fairly it needs SBR paperwork.
    They don't call it an SBR attachment rail for nothing.
  8. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    After watching several videos I'm not impressed and am patiently waiting for someone to shoot a finger off with this contraption.
    Why the hell would anyone want to install one on an M16/AR15 in the first place????
  9. Droid noob

    Droid noob Well-Known Member

    Why not?
  10. Droid noob

    Droid noob Well-Known Member

    Yea. I'm not too familiar with sbr's and tax stamps for suppressors. Would definitely do some research before.
  11. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Not all of us consider our rifles to be toys.
  12. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Makes about as much sense as putting a m203 looking flare launcher on your AR (none) but most of my firearms are to enjoy, so if it floats your boat...
  13. Droid noob

    Droid noob Well-Known Member

    I didn't get into shooting for the fun of it either.

    I do have some fun "toys" though.
  14. steve868

    steve868 Member

    Bought one as a range toy. First outing was miserable, just wouldn't extract or eject, and awkward to clear. Changed the springs to the "lower power" set and tried again. Better, but still not great. CCI mini mags didn't work with either set of springs. Blazer did better. Will try again this weekend. Definitely not a pistol for beginners.
  15. Droid noob

    Droid noob Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info.
  16. country_guy

    country_guy Member

    Sadly I wasted about 3 minutes of my life watching the You Tube video from Shot show talking to the inventor. On surface looks kind of cool but all this for a snub nose .22? That safety decock/ pull the trigger (no there's no detent to tell you that it's back half way) looks like a liability lawsuit waiting to happen when people put rounds thru their hands or others. And his asinine comment about oh "if you leave the gun out so your 10 yr old son finds it"; well then u need ur ass kicked for being a stupid parent and doubly so for being even a worse gun owner to leave it out for a kid to get.

    Looks like an idea that should have been left in video game land. A pricey gimmick for what real use or purpose? As short as the barrel is can u hit anything past 7ft? Didn't watch long enough to see how many rounds it holds and I'll bet his mags are easy and cheap to get also. Plus probably all plastic so will be a feeding nightmare.

    I'll pass and keep my Buck Mark
  17. USAF_Vet

    USAF_Vet Well-Known Member

    ^^^FWIW, the barrel on the Zip is 5.5".

    It takes Ruger 10/22 mags, so yeah, pretty common and (pre-panic) pretty cheap.

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