Son of a f*** - Counterfeit Red Jackets!
There is a company out there making fake Red Jackets!
I was at the local gun store last night and saw a gun picking up a SAIGA 12 that had been gone over with all the works. By the Galil forearm, HK sights and folding stock, I thought it might be a Red Jacket Zombie Killer. SO I wandered over to the gun picking it up and said “I’m sorry to butt in, but is that a ZK Shotgun?” “Sure is.” He answered, although he didn’t look very happy about it. I looked down at the gun, wondering why, and was shocked at the gun I saw. There was a huge list of issues with the gun, and I didn’t blame the guy for looking upset. “Well, Red Jacket has a hell of a warranty, and he’s always done right by me.” I interjected, hoping to make him feel better about it. “Red who?” he asks. I’m puzzled. “Red Jacket. This is a ZK Shotgun right?” “Yeah…” he says and hands me the page printed out from a website called tac47indstries… which proudly proclaims their ZKM Shotgun – Zombie Killing Machine....
Copyright infringement and trademark theft, I’m thinking. I quickly explained who Red Jacket was and pointed out the fraudulent copy. He also graciously allowed me to take pictures of the rifle for posterity. Not only was it a blatant stolen name/trademark, but it was a poorly built copy as well.
Perhaps I’m wrong, but when you install a shark brake shouldn’t the top port holes be… oh I don’t know… straight?
Some parts possibly missing/some assembly required
Am I wrong or do new guns normally come clean?
The gun also had some light surface rust, although that did thankfully wipe off with a oily patch and some elbow grease. It had some fairly heavy grind marks where they tried to weld the back plate in the receiver and also where the HK sights were put on, but I couldn’t get my camera to take good pics of them. According to their website, they also shorted the guy several things he paid for in upgrades such as custom trigger guard and Galil p-grip.
BUYER BEWARE! These are being sold under the same name as Red Jacket Products, but they do NOT bear the same quality, or the same warranty. They are STILL advertising them on their website!
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