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Offline Radom

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2021, 01:12:58 AM »
75 B Mil in 2001.  'Nuff said.  I've talked about this one ad infinitum, if you are able to see all of the old posts.  I walked into Whittaker's to buy a BHP, and I left with that pistol, a case of 9x19mm S&B, Lee 9x19mm reloading dies, and a case of WSP primers.  I had plenty of Alliant Unique and IMR SR 4756.  I may have also bought a pound of Alliant Power Pistol on that occasion, but I think that was my next trip.  I came back in 2-3 weeks and bought a 97 B.  Up until then, my only handguns had been a S&W 64, an FEG PA-63, and an FEG GKK.  (My old user name was FEG.) 

Before CZ, I used to reload .38 Special, .45 ACP, and 12 ga., but not much else (occasional .308, etc.)  Believe it or not, that 75 B Mil got me into handloading in a big way, because it performed RADICALLY differently with 124 gr. bullets at 1,100 -1,200 fps.  To clarify, you could buy a box of 9x19 115 gr FMJ for $5.00 or less, all day long at that time!  (In case quantities, $85-$90 before shipping wasn't that big of a deal for good "foreign" brass-cased 9mm, like S&B, PMP, etc.)  NO ONE was reloading 9x19mm.  I still don't know why, but that CZ got me interested in the actual potential and limitations of handloading 9mm. 

As anyone who knows me can tell you, the 9x19mm cartridge is my real passion.  I love me some CZs, but I have owned a lot of other 9mm pistols over the years.  OTOH, the only 9mms I own today are not only all CZs, but all various versions of the 75/85 series. 

I am sort of mad, because I really wanted to pick up a Walther PPQ when they were still ridiculously cheap.  Oh well...
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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #61 on: April 28, 2021, 12:16:55 PM »
My first was a 97B, still bone stock however will likely send it in to be Cajunized.

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Your First CZ
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2021, 05:42:33 PM »
I’m fairly new to the World of CZ, my first one was the P-09. Outstanding pistol.

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #63 on: April 29, 2021, 07:06:14 AM »
After so many have written here, I'll also add my two cents.
My first CZ is a P07 and it will probably remain my only one. 
On the one hand, this is due to the German gun law, which basically allows a hunter to have two handguns.  For a third or more, you have to prove a need to the weapons authority, which a hunter rarely succeeds in doing. 
My second handgun is a Walther P5 compact. 
In addition, for the P07 I also have a change system in caliber . 22 lr.  Exchange systems of the same or smaller caliber than the basic weapon can be acquired without a need test.
And to be honest, I don't need any other handguns in addition to the ones just mentioned. 
I am very satisfied with the P07 in terms of reliability and accuracy as well as handling and wear resistance.  The latter relates in particular to the finish of the slide, which is much more wear-resistant than the blueing of my 30-year-old Walther P5 compact.
The change system . 22lr to the P07 is also reliable and durable. 
The only reason to get a second CZ pistol would be a sub-compact model of the P07.  Such a CZ model could tempt me to replace my Walther P5 compact.
BTW The CZ P07 replaced in 2018 a Walther P4, which I owned since 1987.
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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2021, 07:52:29 PM »
There's only one first and we all tend to remember our first one.

What was your first CZ?

2018.  8)

WON'T be my last, but I'm gonna hafta wait until Trump wins a third term, before I can afford my NEXT one!   :o

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #65 on: May 03, 2021, 04:03:32 PM »
CZ 75 Shadow line 91166

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2021, 04:32:12 AM »
There's only one first and we all tend to remember our first one.

What was your first CZ?

2018.  8)

WON'T be my last, but I'm gonna hafta wait until Trump wins a third term, before I can afford my NEXT one!   :o

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2021, 03:44:18 PM »
P 09 .40 cal.   Went into a shop looking to buy a used .40 with nothing in particular in mind. They had the a CZ, I had never heard of them. The salesman said "they have sort of a cult following".   Held it and thought it seemed nice. Well that was 20 something CZ's ago. Most recent, bren2  5.56 11". 

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2021, 06:37:01 PM »
My first CZ was a plain 75BD. I liked it well enough, but after I bought an SP-01 Tactical, it was kind of redundant.

Less Han a month later, I picked up a CZ 97B with the satin finish. Nice gun, but a bit too fancy for regular (or competition) use, so I sold it.

Fast forward 15 years: I still have the SP-01, but recently added a P-07, 97BD, and a P-01.  I think my CZ handgun collection is complete for the moment...but there may be a CZ 527 calling my a,e somewhere!  ;)
CZ SP01 Tactical, P-07 w/Kadet Kit, CZ 97BD, P-01 Omega
Sig P220, 226, 227, 228, 365XL, M400 TREAD
Ruger SR1911, .308 GSR, 7.62x39 American Ranch
Beretta M9, 92G, PX4 Storm (9mm/.45), CX4 Storm (92)
Saiga AK-47, S12 shotgun
Keltec P17, P32, SU-22, RDB 17
S&W M&P 9/9C
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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2021, 06:54:54 PM »
My first was an SP-01 Tactical and have added others.
CZ 75 SP-01
CZ P-07
CZ P-09

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2021, 10:34:12 PM »
My first CZ was a CZ 75B Cold War edition.  I have since acquired a CZ Sharptail, and a Shadow 2.

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #71 on: May 07, 2021, 03:11:33 PM »
First and only. '07 85 Combat. I think the satin nickle finish was discontinued the next year. I got to try it (dry fire) side by side with a 75B and BD but went with the nicer feeling trigger of the Combat.

Edit: well looks like I dont know how to post an image.

Funny enough this pic won me like 5 MecGar mags and some other merch but I've never seen it in there media or anything.

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Re: Your First CZ
« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2021, 02:29:01 PM »
My very firstest CZ was (is) a 75BD Police in 2001 or 2002.
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