ZEV Technologies is arguably the largest, most established name in the aftermarket GLOCK hot-rodding game. In a move that likely surprised many of us, early this year they announced a merger with Mega Arms, manufacturers of AR-15 and AR-10 rifles and components. Now it appears the entire product line has been completely revamped, and it’ll all be sold under the ZEV brand.
I neglected to snap photos of the extremely quiet (apparently 114 dB on 9mm), lightweight pistol suppressor that ZEV is making in conjunction with CGS Group. You’ll have to watch the video above for all of the details and visuals on that bad boy.
ZEV’s ARs feature ambidextrous controls, including a left-side magazine release and right-side bolt release, plus an ambi charging handle and safety selector. AR-15 receiver sets will be available in both forged and billet flavors. Fit between upper and lower is spectacular, and all of the machining and finish appears to be about as good as it gets. A steel pin is inserted through the rear of the upper for the charging handle latch to lock onto. This resolves a wear-and-tear point on the MSR platform by replacing aluminum with steel. Replaceable steel, at that. Complete rifles will be available with steel barrels as well as PROOF carbon fiber barrels. ZEV is using a ZEV-spec AR Gold trigger for their rifle builds. AR-10s are on billet receivers, which will also be available as stripped receiver sets.
ZEV’s handguards are sleek, M-LOK-compatible affairs with a clean mounting solution that’s apparently extremely rugged while remaining lightweight.