The Zenith ZF-56 – The Unholy Lovechild Of AR & HK33

Luke C.
by Luke C.

Today Luke C is back on the SHOT Show 2024 floor with Zenith Firearms to talk about their wild roller delayed rifle, the ZF-56. This new rifle combines a lot of the handling characteristics and features of the much-loved AR-15 platform with the theoretically more robust roller-delayed blowback system. The ZF-56 will be available in both 5.56 and .300 Blackout upon initial launch, and of course, that means that the ZF-56 will be compatible with all standard AR magazines.

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Luke C.
Luke C.

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  • Parabellum Fan Parabellum Fan on Jan 31, 2024

    Reads "unholy love child" and thinks, "go on."

  • Mike Mike on Feb 01, 2024

    It's the lovechild of an AR15 and HK G41, down to the two pin stock and everything. Question is: why?

    The world's largely moved away from roller delayed blowback rifles, except for those countries who are still using the G3 because they can't afford anything better.