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Offline Classic12

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Your First CZ
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2021, 04:24:09 AM »
I lived in Chile as an expat back in 1995 and had a colleague who used to be a Lt Colonel in the army. Knowing my interest in firearms he took me shooting at an army range, where I had the opportunity to try a full auto FAMAE, very nice gun built locally under a Sig license.

Their issue pistol was the CZ 75, and I asked if I could buy a new one from the army. No problem he said and arranged for the paperwork. I took it back home (Switzerland) when I left Chile. Serial number was Y 3865, built 1994 I think.

Stupidly I sold it to a colleague who kept badgering me, and regretted it for a long time.




But in 2018 I made it right and bought this 1986 pre B CZ 75, made in Csechoslovakia,  lightly used but in very good condition, for the equivalent of $ 500.-


Offline Steve Menegon

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« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2021, 05:28:51 PM »
My first CZ is the UGT SP-01 shown here. My exposure to the brand came about from a fellow range member who asked me what I was shooting. I was shooting my P229 .357 Sig. "Ever shoot one of these?" he asked. Nope. No idea what it was. Shooting his 75BD was the beginning of my love affair with the CZ brand pretty much as soon as I held it.

I found the SP-01 in a local gun store for $629.00. I did not hesitate buying the gun. I was shooting it more than any other gun I own up until 2020 came about. My 97BD and 75D Compact are 1B & 1C. Or 1A & 1B. Or, you get the picture.

Some fine looking firearms you guys have!

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Offline Trippy

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2021, 07:56:07 AM »

Could not believe how this gun performed, right out of the box! Not going to do anything to it. I'm hooked!




Offline Russlock

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2021, 10:35:24 AM »
Just ordered a CZ 75 Compact. It'll be my first real CZ.

I've tried out the Shadow Blue, Orange, and a tooled 75 Compact and I love all of them.

One day though, I will own a short rail. It'll be the center piece of my collection.

Offline ITSSOCZ

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2021, 12:30:17 PM »
This is my first and, at the time, what I thought would be my only CZ.  Had CZC add the barrel bushing and optic cut.  Swapped out the original barrel for a CZC threaded match barrel.  Added all of the CGW goodies and a Shadow 2 mag release.  Shown with LOK palm-swell bogies.






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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2021, 07:29:57 AM »
CZ-52 7.62x25 made in 1953. Purchased 22 yrs ago. Still shooting fine.

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2021, 09:07:15 AM »
One of my CZ 82s, back in the nineties sometime. My .223 527 followed in 2000 or 2001.
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Offline mkd

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2021, 09:58:33 AM »
As an MP in Africa for the U.S. Army i carried a 1911 in 45 acp and a model 97 winchester shotgun off post. when i retired from my civial job in 2011 i decided to buy me another pistol as my retirement gift. Went looking at the lgs and found my cz p-01 and bought it. smoothed the action,put cgw parts internally, new sights and grips and got it how i like it. in 2018 we moved to Florida and decided i needed another cz to make up for all the stuff i sold when relocating. Bought a sp-01 safety model and modified it very similar to my original first purchase. The best thing i did in the move was maybe not the new cz pistol but rather packing 2000 rds of Winchester white brass and bringing it to Florida with me.

Offline Boogalou

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2021, 12:48:03 PM »
CZ-52 with my C&R license in 1999.

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2021, 05:18:48 PM »
February 15th 21’ marks the day i dove into the world of CZ with an SP01,only have about 40 rounds down her, and so far its good.Meeting a guy next week for a 97b,and will Maybe will start selling the glocks off and an hk or 3

Online dillonguy098

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #41 on: February 28, 2021, 06:24:44 PM »
My first CZ was a Cajunized SP-01. I loved it so much I decided to go away from the 1911 platform and went with a 97B. About a month after that a friend of mine told me about the Target Sport line of CZ’s. I did some research and decided on a TSO, which I picked up Friday. I can’t wait to take it out and show it off to my shooting buddies. It’s got to be the best trigger I’ve ever had!!

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #42 on: February 28, 2021, 08:05:26 PM »
The owner of one of our LGS is a friend. He got in 2 blue handled Shadow 2s and insisted I come buy one. Now we have over 20. My wife and i both carry 75B compacts.

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2021, 10:44:15 PM »
My first CZ was a CZ75 SP-01 tuned by Matt Mink from Automatic Accuracy back when....
CZ75 TS 9/40
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CZ75BD Police
CZ75 SP-01 Shadow (custom)
CZ75 SP-01 Shadow (Aussie)
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Offline gwes351

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2021, 08:03:19 PM »
Very first CZ was a CZ-83 in .380 - close to 20 yrs ago.  Bought it principally for my wife as it was one of the few semi-autos she could rack (very petite gal).  Fun and accurate gun to shoot, albeit in 9x17mm.  Came close then and over the years to getting a CZ-75, but I have hipowers too, so didn't bite then.  Yesterday I picked up a new CZ P-07 urban grey SR 9mm.  I'll comment on that in another thread ( and hope to shoot it this weekend)