How a 22 Semiauto Pistol wiped out USFA SAA Clones

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How a 22 Semiauto Pistol wiped out USFA SAA Clones

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:11 pm

https://youtu.be/X9bULArrKs4

Fascinating.

I have one of the little Zip22's, and it is a fun range-toy, and if it were better executed (had an ejector, and a heavier bolt for slower travel), it would have been potentially a practical gun for some niche use.

Maybe if I keep it my grandkids will have a 'Forgotten Weapon' they can sell for a bunch of dough....
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Re: How a 22 Semiauto Pistol wiped out USFA SAA Clones

#2 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:54 pm

I found out about that last week whilst looking up something else. Shame, I believe those SAA clones were pretty good.
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#3 Post by DennisB » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:36 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:54 pm
I found out about that last week whilst looking up something else. Shame, I believe those SAA clones were pretty good.
Pretty good? More like the best production Colt style single action made up to that time. The new Standard Mfg. SSA surpasses it by a bit....

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#4 Post by piller » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:51 am

What was going on in the designer's head? Parasites?
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#5 Post by kaschi » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:18 pm

Whatever was going on in the owner's head sure makes me wonder too. They made OUTSTANDING single actions. I'm glad to have bought one NIB in 45 Colt with 7 1/2" barrel not long before they went out of business. Wish I had bought a couple more!

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Re: How a 22 Semiauto Pistol wiped out USFA SAA Clones

#6 Post by ChuteTheMall » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:09 pm

Reminds me of John Delorean, who made some great cars until he discovered cocaine. :o

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#7 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:15 am

It's amazing that a company like USFA could build one of the finest SAA made, and come up with such a total piece of junk. I can't understand how the Zip22 ever made it to production? Was he on drugs?
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