Is the Zip .22LR the Least Ergonomic Gun Ever Made?

The new USFA Zip pistol (yes, it’s a zip gun) will apparently be introduced on December 1, judging from the countdown clock at zipfactory.com. The rudimentary web site welcomes operators right off the bat, though just how many actual operators are looking for a rectangular plastic .22 to hang under their SCAR16 isn’t really clear. There must be plenty of them, though, as the video says that “Zip Evolves the Battlefield.” You can’t get much more influential than that, right? The BattleZip survival rifle configuration shown looks intriguing even if the market for a .22 SBR may be, well, limited. And we’re entertaining guesses as to what those ear-like thingies are over the barrel. Anyway, to get pricing and add-on info, you have to enter your particulars on their ‘request more info’ page, so we took that bullet for you. With an MSRP of only $199 ($219 with a Ruger 10/22 rotary mag), at least you won’t be out much if it turns out the Zip makes a better paperweight than a shooter. A few screen grabs after the jump . . .