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Old 04-30-2012, 23:21   #292
LongGun1
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Originally Posted by emt1581 View Post
CZ...aside from the surplus guns which are totally different I've never even held a CZ, what's so special/different about them?

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-Emt1581

Well, I have been very enamored of CZ products for a long time for many reasons!

http://www.czub.cz/en/Default.aspx


Focusing on just the CZ 75...

..the base design is one of the most copied pistols in the world..(for good reason)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CZ_75

..and the variations on the mid-70's era base model continue today.

The CZ-75 & copies/variants are staples in IPSC & other fast paced, combat styled shooting sports

Some really interesting pistol competition videos here...

http://www.czub.cz/en/Shooting-Team-...t=Videogallery


The CZ-75 (& clones) are some of the most esthetically comfortable pistols I have used..

.. & the most esthetically superb "wonder-9" single/double action combat pistol I have used.

The accuracy is superb (due to the full length internally fitted slide & other reasons... like the really good stock FCG)
A variation (TZ mfg'd copy actually) of that model (a tuned Springfield Armory P9LSP) generated the best groups (2 sets of 15 rds...2 different types of ammo...printed in a 2 3/4" x approx 12" pattern...@90 yards...back-to-back ) I have ever generated with an unscoped centerfire semi-auto pistol.
After the 1st round rung the 2 3/4" wide steel target (drill stem?) 90 yards distant, my shooting partner laughed out loud & stated "you could not hit it again in a million years"...29 consecutive times later both he & I were nothing less than astounded! The front sight was the width of the piece of plywood the drill stem was holding up & what was the actual point-of-aim ....the drop was considerable...

The same day..the tuned P9LSP thoroughly trounced my shooting partner's "new" SIG-Neuhausen P210-6....about $2,000 worth of Swiss craftsmanship & considered by many the most accurate 9mm combat pistol in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_P210


But all of the pluses aside..

..weight & size have kept the CZ & TZ from being one of my CCW....

Enter the new polymer framed CZ 75 P07 Duty..

..besides the previously mentioned "CZ75 qualities" ..

It has a redesigned FCG (i.e Omega Trigger) that is superb (using that word a lot ), it sports a lightweight polymer frame, it is more compact (but still carries 16 + 1), internal tapered slide, pistol can be used as a decocker (SIG style) or cocked & locked (1911 style) by swapping out one mech for another (both included), comes with 2 magazines (standard)

http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-p07-duty/


The pistol is very reasonably priced....I got mine for just over $400..

..and the new threaded version with raised suppressor sights should be around $450 or so..

..about 1/2 the price of "suppressor ready" offerings from other manufacturers.
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