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US Firearms still exist?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ChasMack, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. ChasMack

    ChasMack Well-Known Member

    I have not been to USFA website in quite sometime and clicked a couple links to go there today and both took me to ZIP firearms. Is USFA no longer in business? When I last went to their site, they no longer posted prices up for any firearm, and no one online seemed to be able to get any firearms from them.
  2. Arp32

    Arp32 Well-Known Member

    There's another thread on this if you search USFA. Sounded like the owner is a tad eccentric and is going to try out the Zipgun thing for a year or two.
  3. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    Sadly the ZIP...thing...... is USFA.
  4. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

  5. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    USFA told me at the SHOT Show in Vegas the traditional side is on hold for a couple years, after which they plan to start it up again.

    In reality, if the Zipper fails, I think that'll be the end of USFA.
  6. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Well-Known Member

    ... and I don't see a bright future for the Zip gun.
    Bad timing on the introduction of it as well.
  7. ChasMack

    ChasMack Well-Known Member


    That's too bad about USFA. They produced some very good revolvers. I bought one and could kick myself for selling it :( I was in the market for a Custer Battlefield gun and ended up buying a Uberti since I could not get a USFA. It's a good gun, very accurate even, but I had some pennies saved just for the USFA....oh well.
  8. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    This is the first I have ever seen of this "ZIP" thing. What . . . . . .the hell? I can't even imagine how it would even be held! I don't get it. They need to stick to Cowboy Action.
  9. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    I found a SAA USFA .357 magnum online a few months ago...It is a beautiful gun, every bit as well made as any Ruger I've seen, with deep bluing and very nice polish, everything was very well made and fitted.
    The price was obscenely low. Under $300. I hope they keep making those SAA's when that zip gun goes the way of the dodo.
  10. Pointshoot

    Pointshoot Well-Known Member

    I have a couple USFA Rodeos - one in matte blue and one in nickel. Outstanding quality guns.
    If the owner got bored, why didnt he just sell the single action business to someone else ?
    I'm a revolver guy, and usually pass on gimicks - but I'd look one of those Zip guns over.
  11. splithoof

    splithoof Well-Known Member

    How do the USFA products compare to a current Colts P model?
  12. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    If the Zipper goes the way of the Dodo, you can pretty much figure on USFA following it.
  13. targetshooter22

    targetshooter22 Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm I'm guessing they aren't taking the big gamble because the CAS side was making money hand over fist. I seem to recall the sixguns were really nice, but have Ruger and the nicer Uberti's for some serious competition. The Zip guns seemsss... uh... I don't know what to say that THR. :confused:
  14. tipoc

    tipoc Well-Known Member

  15. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    But there are no revolver available for sale on their site any longer!!!

    That's really too bad because they made a better Colt SSA than Colt does!
    Now they are only making that stupid Zip .22 crap. (and they can't even make their own magazines) It really is a stupid looking piece of plastic with no character at all...
  16. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    ^. . . . . . and looks entirely uncomfortable to hold. For a company who made such nice single action revolvers, . . . . what the crap are they thinking??? On top of that, . . . it appears that the only way to unchamber a round is to put your fingers WAY too close to the end of the barrel. Not on my watch.
  17. DPris

    DPris Well-Known Member

    They are NOT producing or selling the traditional revolvers.
    See Post 5 above.
  18. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Donnelly is a nutcase and all USFA is producing is the Zipper. The machinery and staff used to produce their single actions are gone. This ain't a gun shop rumor.
  19. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    The website seems to indicate that they are retooling the factory where they made the SAA clones and the ZIP...thing... is being made elsewhere.

    Is this not the case?
  20. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    That's how Doug is spinning it but all evidence points to the contrary. Several of us have been watching USFA for two years as things have gradually unraveled. The people and machinery that created their fine single actions are gone. He wouldn't have let that happen if he intended to stay in the revolver business.

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