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Ed Brown Products Joins Forces with ZEV Technologies to add the ZEV 1911 to their growing line of the World’s Finest Custom Handguns

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

PERRY, MO – While best known for traditional custom 1911s, Ed Brown Products, Inc. is excited to be collaborating with ZEV Technologies, Inc. in the design of a new, aggressively styled 1911. The ZEV 1911 pistol reinforces the new and exciting things that are to come from the second-generation leadership at Ed Brown Products.

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The new ZEV 1911 was designed to push the limit of what is possible with a 1911, and an example of why Ed Brown Products is the leader in custom 1911s. Working with ZEV Technologies to develop this crossover pistol allows both polymer and steel fans a chance to enjoy some of the same unique, edgy designs in their next custom 1911 purchase. Based on ZEV’s most popular design, the Dragonfly, the design shares the aggressive styling while maintaining the structural rigidity of the 1911 slide. Taking a cue from the ZEV look, the dimpled barrel, visible through the side and top slide ports make for a striking effect. The top of the slide showcases our new 7-top slide cuts, and is topped with a Trijicon RMR sight and tall night sights. The integral rail frame features edgy machining accents on the rail, while the frontstrap is adorned with the FX1 Snakeskin. A threaded suppressor ready barrel complete with a ZEV thread protector, recessed slide stop with serrated pin, and a blended one-piece magwell housing, finish out this show-stopping pistol, all built with fully machined parts and backed by our Lifetime warranty.

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John May, Sales and Marketing Director for Ed Brown Products told us, “We have been the authority on traditional 1911s for 50 years, and in the years to come, we intend to be the leader on new, cutting edge handguns as well. It has been a true pleasure to work with the ZEV crew, and we can’t wait to do it again!”

Dave Roberts, VP Marketing and business development for ZEV Technologies said “ZEV is thrilled to be a part of this exciting project. The 1911 has a rich history that we simply could not ignore, Ed Brown Products have mastered the 1911 so it seemed to be a perfect fit and we are looking forward to more projects in the future.

IMG_6157For more information on ZEV Technologies please visit our website at: www.zevtech.com
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ZEV Technologies – New Complete Rifle & Upper Details

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Last month we announced the initial lineup of ZEV rifle components after their acquisition of MEGA ARMS. Here are four new rifles, which are also available as upper receiver groups. Offerings vary, with 16″ and 18″ steel barrels or a 16″ carbon fiber barrel.

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Features common to all:

  • ZEV Billet Upper and Lower receivers are precision-machined from 7075-T651 aluminum for strength and light weight, complete with an integral trigger guard, flared magwell, and finished in true black type III class 2 hard coat anodize.
  • ZEV Wedge Lock hand guard provides a full length continuous top rail with M-LOK mounting system for maximum user customization and control, integrated anti-rotation pin ensures a consistent and continuous top-rail with the upper receiver.
  • ZEV Slide Lock charging handle permits ambidextrous manipulation with an extended and textured latch for superior grip and ergonomics.
  • Mil-spec carbine buffer tube provides six buttstock adjustment positions for user customization and comfort.
  • PWS ratchet lock castle nut and endplate with integral ambidextrous QD sling attachment point.
  • ZEV exclusive sniper grey flat face AR Gold trigger from ATC features a 2.5lb pull with a short reset and clean break that is second to none.
  • Ambidextrous operating controls for the safety selector, bolt release, and magazine release.
  • Low profile adjustable gas block from Superlative Arms allows the end-user to fine tune the gas flow of the rifle to match their load and set-up.
  • Muzzle brake reduces felt recoil and muzzle rise to keep you on-target for faster follow up shots.
  • H3 carbine buffer increases dwell time and reduces port-pressure to ensure reliable extraction and a smooth recoil impulse.
  • Completed with Magpul furniture and two PMAG magazines.
  • Ships in a premium SKB injection molded watertight wheeled rifle case with a custom cut, high-density foam interior.
  • AR15 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel

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    Features:

  • ZEV match grade 4150 Chrome Moly 16″ barrel with QPQ corrosion resistant finish chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:7 twist and mid-length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 6.92 lbs

    AR15 16″ Carbon Fiber Barrel

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    Features:

  • Proof Research match grade 16″ carbon fiber barrel chambered in .223 Wylde with a 1:8 twist and mid-length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 6.88 lbs

    AR15 18″ Stainless Steel Barrel

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    Features:

  • ZEV match grade 4150 Chrome Moly 18″ barrel with QPQ corrosion resistant finish chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:7 twist and rifle length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 7.85 lbs

    Large Frame 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel

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    Features:

  • ZEV match grade 4150 Chrome Moly 16″ barrel with QPQ corrosion resistant finish chambered in .308 Winchester with a 1:10 twist and mid-length gas system. Capable of consistent sub-MOA accuracy with high quality factory ammunition.
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    Rifle Weight – 8.1 lbs

    www.zevtechnologies.com

    ZEV Technologies Announces New Line of Rifle Products

    Friday, October 6th, 2017

    Since the announcement of the MEGA ARMS acquisition by ZEV Technologies in March 2017, questions and rumors have been swirling around about how the newly blended company would operate. Both companies have strong backgrounds with passionate founders and loyal customers.

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    Mike Miller founded MEGA over 15 years ago and he grew it quickly because of MEGA’s reputation for extremely tight tolerances, meticulous quality inspection and great finish work. MEGA began building components for several high-end rifle brands and ultimately launched its own brand of products known for precision and accuracy.

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    Alec Wolf founded ZEV to improve the performance of Glocks for professional shooters. ZEV products began to win world championships (including several while building guns for Team Glock). ZEV’s business grew rapidly as all types of Glock owners came to appreciate how much ZEV’s products improved the design, feel and performance of their guns.

    MEGA built its business via an intense focus on precision and quality while ZEV built its business delivering game changing innovation resulting in better design and performance. With this acquisition, the shared DNA of both companies is amplified.

    If you are familiar with the precision fit and finish of a MEGA, rest assured, the quality you know, love and trust will not change. The same great people are building these parts with the same passion for precision. What you can expect to see is more collaboration between Mike, Alec and the rest of ZEV’s design team. Together we expect to lead with both innovative design and best in class precision and quality.

    Today we are excited to announce our new line of ZEV rifle products, the first of many new offerings we will bring to market as one company.

    ZEV Wedge Lock Handguards

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    Available in AR-15 and Large Frame (.308)

    The most technologically advanced hand guard on the market today. The ZEV Technologies Wedge Lock Hand Guard attaches to the receiver via an innovative system built around a lightweight Titanium barrel nut (included) and the two-piece Wedge Lock system that tightens down securely with only one screw. Machined from aircraft grade aluminum to keep the wall thickness thin, but still strong enough for any environment. The narrow cross-section of the hand guard provides for an excellent ergonomic grip while the M-LOK negative space mounting system provides a smooth, hand-friendly surface in place of Picatinny rails.

    ZEV Wedge Lock hand guard features:
    -Black type III hard anodized aluminum hand guard
    -Black Nitride coated wedge system
    -One piece free float design with continuous top rail
    -AR-15 model is compatible with all mil-spec upper receivers
    -Large Frame model is compatible with KAC/DPMS high profile upper receivers
    -Compatible with low profile gas bocks
    -Integral anti-rotation pin compatible with ZEV billet upper ensures consistent alignment of the top rail
    -Titanium barrel nut reduces weight and aids in heat dissipation
    -M-LOK compatible accessory mounting points for user customization
    -AR-15 model internal diameter of 1.225”
    -Large Frame model internal diameter of 1.325″

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    NOTE: The ZEV Wedge Lock is not designed for a suppressor to be mounted under the hand guard.

    US PATENT 9,335,117

    ZEV Forged AR-15 Lower Receiver

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    The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Lower Receiver comes stripped and ready for your next custom AR build. ZEV starts with high-quality 7075 T6 aluminum forgings and final machines them to better than mil-spec dimensions held to ±.001″ tolerances, giving you maximum compatibility with mil-spec and aftermarket parts and accessories. The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Lower Receiver offers superb strength and versatility for building an AR-15 configured exactly the way you want it.

    ZEV Forged Lower Receiver features:
    -Machined from Forged American Made 7075-T651 aluminum
    -Machined with BETTER that Mil-Spec requirements, with critical tooling dimensions held within +/- .001”
    -True Black Class 2 Type 3 Hard coat anodize
    -Features the original “GATOR GRIP” texture on the front of the mag strap for added grip
    -Generous flare cut to the magazine well for quick magazine changes
    -Nylon tipped tension screw for adjusting fitment to various uppers
    -Weight: 7.2 oz.

    ZEV Forged AR-15 Upper Receiver

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    The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Upper Receiver comes stripped and ready for your next custom AR build. ZEV starts with high-quality 7075 T6 aluminum forgings and final machines them to better than mil-spec dimensions held to ±.001″ tolerances, giving you maximum compatibility with mil-spec and aftermarket parts and accessories. The ZEV Technologies Forged AR-15 Upper Receiver offers superb strength and versatility for building an AR-15 configured exactly the way you want it.

    ZEV Forged Lower Receiver features:
    -Machined from Forged American Made 7075-T651 aluminum
    -Machined with BETTER that Mil-Spec requirements, with critical tooling dimensions held within +/- .001”
    -True Black Class 2 Type 3 Hard coat anodize
    -Compatible with all Mil-Spec parts kits
    -Laser T marked picatinny rail
    -M4 feed ramps cut standard
    -Weight: 7.2 oz.

    To purchase: www.zevtechnologies.com/rifles

    ZEV and CGS Announce Kraken Suppressor Collaboration

    Friday, September 29th, 2017

    ZEV Technologies and CGS Suppressors LLC teamed up to design and produce what they claim to be the lightest, quietest, and most versatile 9mm handgun suppressor currently available.

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    The Kraken has a shielded baffle stack comprised of 7075 T6 Aluminum that has been Type III Hard Anodized to Military Specifications.

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    FEATURES:
    -Capable of metering 114db in accordance with MIL-STD-1474D when mounted on a ZEV G17 host shooting Freedom Munitions 165gr Hush ammunition.
    -Utilizes second generation Orion baffles for the best sound reduction available.
    -Uses special cut pistons to limit first round pop.
    -An industry leading 12 piston engagement points allows users to easily adjust for point of impact shift on different host firearms.
    -The baffles and the shroud shield the tube from carbon and debris.
    -1/2×28 threading for compatibility with ZEV match grade threaded barrels.
    -Easy to remove baffles for quick user serviceability.

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    MATERIALS:
    Tube: 6061 T6 Aluminum
    Blast Baffle: 17-4 Stainless Steel
    Baffles: 7075 T6 Aluminum
    Piston Assembly: 17-4 Stainless Steel

    www.zevtech.com/kraken

    ZEV Technologies Hires New VP Sales

    Monday, June 5th, 2017

    Oxnard, CA – May 30th 2017 – ZEV Technologies is excited to announce and welcome Mike Vargo as the new Vice President of Sales for ZEV Technologies.

    Matt Ridenour, CEO of ZEV Technologies, shared, “We are very excited to welcome Mike to our growing team of professionals, Mike will lead the effort to expand ZEV’s distribution channels and continue to build our sales team.”

    Mike Vargo commented that, “I am excited to join ZEV at this special time for the company. We have so many exciting products coming out in the next six months, and of course, our sales team can’t wait to begin representing our new line of rifle products.”

    Mike is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and a retired Army officer. He also has over 25 years of operations and sales leadership experience.

    Mike comes to ZEV after serving as the Director of Sales Operations at COLT where he led communications with COLT’s distribution partners and was responsible for all sales planning and forecasting.

    www.zevtechnologies.com

    NRAAM 2017 – ZEV Rifles?

    Saturday, April 29th, 2017

    Is there some foreshadowing going on in the ZEV Technologies booth?  Considering they recently bought Mega Arms, seems plausible to me.  

    Way To Go KC Eusebio!

    Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

    ZEV Technologies is proud to announce that this past weekend KC Eusebio won both Carry Optics with a total time of 88.19 KC also Won Steel Master.

    KC used his ZEV Modified GLOCK® 34 cut for a Leupold DPP during the competition.

    The Match was in Covington Georgia at South River Gun Club. A total of 472 entries were at this competition.

    KC said, “I didn’t have the best performance but hard work and the best equipment carried me to that first-place finish line.”

    SHOT Show 17 – ZEV Technologies Single Stage Rifle Trigger

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

    Designed for use with AR-style weapons, this is the new SSR Trigger from ZEV Technologies. The trigger’s engagement, over travel and rest can be adjusted and are the adjustments are made under detention so no loktite is required to make sure they don’t drift.

    Each trigger ships with both 3 to 3.5 or 5 to 5.5 lbs pull weight springs so the shooter can choose. The SSR trigger also features a PVD, TiCN Copper coating. Finally, the trigger bow has been extended to allow the pad of the finger to more easily find its natural firing position.

    www.zevtechnologies.com