One of the more exciting and talked-about products of SHOT Show 2018 is sure to be this one: The Genesis Z9 from ZRODelta. It’s Monday morning and the cat’s out of the bag; TTAG has the scoop, the photos, and the press release on “The World’s First Fully Modular Pistol” . . .
With easily-swappable dust covers, front straps, back straps, magazine wells, and more, the end user can quickly convert from a compact carry gun to a full-on race gun.
How quickly? How easily? RF challenged ZRODELTA’s Production Manager, Chris, to do it blindfolded — something he’s never attempted. We got it on video:
Not too shabby!
Here’s the official press release followed by a big ‘ol photo dump:
ZRODELTA ANNOUNCES THE GENESIS Z9 AS THE WORLD’S FIRST
FULLY MODULAR PISTOL
January 23, 2018 – Lubbock, TX – ZRODELTA is pleased to announce the Genesis Z9 as the world’s first completely modular pistol that will allow users to convert from compact to a full long slide race gun in seconds thanks to its Patent Pending design.
The Genesis Z9 frame is Billet 7075 Aluminum and is compatible with several common Glock® parts on the market. The Genesis will be offered in 9mm base models to include Compact, Service and Race (Long Slide), with additional parts available direct through ZRODELTA to give users the ability to easily reconfigure the pistol based on application.
ZRODELTA will announce collaborations with key industry partners that will offer a multitude of parts accessories. These collaborations will ensure customers have a wide selection of customizable options from other respected brands in the industry.
“The Genesis is emblematic of a new perspective at ZRODELTA, one that seeks to develop the pinnacle of what a striker-fired pistol can be, and ought to be. The Genesis Z9 is more modular, ergonomic, accurate, cross-platform, and cross-application compatible than any other pistol of its kind. The depth and breadth of our intellectual property surrounding its utility is truly groundbreaking.” – Pat Harrigan
“The Genesis pistol platform allows the customer to build and customize their pistol to their comfort, environment and ability. Our team has effectively given users the ability to build on a “receiver” the perfect firearm much like they build an AR15.” – Clint Walker
“The Genesis pistol is the first product that shows our innovative ability. Extensive R&D, coupled with high quality precision machining, and testing, proves our ability to become a leader in this industry.” – John Birk
Stock Glock® parts that will work on every variation:
Gen 3 trigger packs
Gen 3 trigger housing
Gen 3 Slide catch spring
Slide stop assembly
Trigger housing pin
Mag release spring
Glock/aftermarket gen 3 slides
Glock/aftermarket slide internals
Proprietary for Compact variation only:
Proprietary parts for all configurations:
Locking block pin
RMR plate/Dummy plate (if using our slide)
Proprietary for Race (Long Slide) variation only:
Limited quantities of the Genesis are available immediately. ZRODELTA plans to ship the first production pistols beginning the end of Q2 with the ability to deliver 2,000 complete pistols per month thereafter.
ZRODELTA is a U.S. based manufacturer of scope mounts, tripods, and other precision shooting accessories best known for its DLOC scope mounts, HEAD-S tripod shooting platform, and Cowl Induction Muzzle Brake. ZRODELTA’s recent acquisition of Critical Capabilities and War Sport Manufacturing has expanded its ability to provide high-quality parts to large OEM, military, and retail customers across the world.