Old style PGP clone from Ceska Zbrojovka Brno - arms factory in Town Brno, Czech Republic - from year 1994. With longer CO2 knob (not Q-changer), Rear Velocity Adjuster, Wooden Grips, more massive grip frame and some other, less substantial improvements.
The ZGP-94 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
pump handle modification (matching with three tubes)
bolt modification (best upgrade to something as Speed Daemon Bolt)
modification or new grip frame (from Cocker, Automag or 32 pistols)
modification of RVA
polished internals, barrel honning, lightened hammer, some Valve work and the same familiarly things that PGP likes
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This is a Czech clone of the Sheridan PGP classic stock class pistol. I am Czech, and I like PGP-based markers. I own a old style PGPs, PGP-2001, ZGP-94 and P68SC (among others markers). ZGP-94 has been my first marker, much like the very first pistol I have ever owned. Czech manufacturers were always known for making great guns, but this particular gun is an exception. ZGP-94 is a good marker, but not as good as the original.
In central europe, the ZGP costs less and shoots as good as the old style PGP straight out of the box, but that s all. Pump stroke is heavy and rough, mainly due to tight tolerances in pump handle and bolt support (especially in first production runs). The grips looks comfortable, but for most people they are not - .45 frame of PGP is a lot better, especially for snapshoting. Bolt support lacks side-pin-remove openigs, so it takes a lot time to remove bolt out compared to PGP and bolt o-ring has sightly smaller intersection, what afects negatively his durability.
Some internals (valve body, valve stem, hammer) are better in details than the PGP versions, but practical difference in performance is imperceptible. The ZGP has internal velocity adjuster, which reduces hammer spring tension, but the screw tends to loosen itself over time and is not accessible without removing the rear cap of the bottom tube first. Wooden grips do not crack in cold as the plastic grips of PGP sometimes do, and offer better protection against unintentional securing when you using marker left-handed (the safety pin is not so exposed), and grip frame fixed on three tubes, is firmer as opposed to the PGP's thanks to him. But they do not have quite as ergonomic shape and set-up is difficult.
All of three tubes are a littel bit thicker, so the ZGP is heavier than the PGP and also more durable... with the exception of the oversized CO2 change knob (no, it is not Q-changer) that's exposed first. By the way, the sweet black finish of ZGP is not very durable...
Though all what has been said, ZGP is quite good marker. After light tinkering work, and if you can live with its grips, it can be even better than the PGP. But out of the box it is imho not so good. It is very good intermediate product for custom work, and you can really play with the ZGP and not expect any problems straight out of the box, but... where is the big advance compared to year 1983?
Still, I have to give 9 because I own a self-customized ZGP-94 that is very good and and has never let me down. But Zbrojovka Brno should have done much better work, given the good credit of Czech armament industry. Palmer s PUG should have been used as a model, not the old style PGP...
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 14th, 2007 at 7:34 am PST
Until now Iīm using a tippmann M98 with Tippmannīs expansion chamber, 32 degrees hiper star bolt, 16" Night Stick barrel, armson screwdriver set, and custom made drop forward. In my new inferno T3 I changed the expansion chamber for an ACI subcero 4 stage, the grips, and an Stiletto drop forward, and a viewloader revolution loader.
A holster if you use like back up.
Looks, faster to shoot than Nelspot or splatmaster and more accurate than rapide splatmaster.
Weight, hard to find and expensive in Spain.
I love this marker, I found it in a little sports shop in my county. Here (in Spain) the price is really expensive (Like everything product of paintball), but probably Iīll never see again another one, so I buy it.
It is more heavy, and isnīt as accurate as the nelspot, but the rate of fire is better, and the change of co2 is faster too, the wood grip is very cool and the place for the firing finger is bigger than the pgpīs so if you use gloves its confortable.
Everybody says than this marker is a clon of the sheridanīs pgp so I think the strengths and the weaknesses are the same.
This is a cool and a good back up marker, or simply a nice collector marker, it lookīs durable and well made, hardly to find, itīs a classic of paintball, like the pgp, the nelspot the vm68, the splatmasters....
Proto SLG SP AA 14 barrel, proto on/off, Trinity clamping feed, NDZ silk trigger..PGP, ZGP
reffiling 12gram cartrige, polished body /remove low quality coating/
cheap, reliable, good looks, little better on Co2 than PGP
It is no more produced, low quality coating.
very good stock gun in slovakia and czech republic most widely used stock gun [almost everybody has one]. it is very similar to pgp but some details are upgraded like diffrent grip which has better feel in hands/for me/, also has velocity adjuster by default [pgp does'n have it]. good upgrade is reffiling 12g tank which can be reffiled from normal 12oz[or so]
tank. Bad thing about it is that they ar out of production, but in stores they still have some pieces and also second hand is a solution.
If u want cheap and reliable stock gun buy one. but only if u are from europe or better central europe becouse that is the only place where u can get one.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 7:19 am PST
- smart parts SS barrel
- minimag grip frame
- home-made drop fwd
- flatline air system
- ZGP grip frame
- home-made drop fwd
- torpedo reg
- dynaflow air system
- vl revolution 12v
- low pressure upgrade - 250psi
- semi or full auto 12bps
- zgp velocity adjuster
its a sidearm...maybe red dot, but....for what?
better than pgp, cheaper than pgp (in east europe), nice and ergonomic grip
4 this money nada...gas hog but....so what?...y, color sux but its not weakness and harder trigger pull than pgp
this is my first pb gun so i realy love it....its light, cheap, nice, easy to maintenance, easy to repair, very reliable...i buy it from one guy 6 years ago and i dont have probs w it...zgp is variant of pgp but with minor upgrades and advantages...4 me is zgp best stock gun in class and if u r beginner or classic pb fun zgp is 4 u...great 4 training or "pilot" games
if u need cheap and reliable sidearm ZGP is 4 u...but i think its out of production...some ZGPs is in markets but just in czech rep. / slovakia...if u r from us or uk just forgot it...its delicious from east europe
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2004 at 9:33 am PST