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Offline Brian C.

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My first CZ and Impressions.
« on: March 13, 2011, 05:02:00 AM »
    I am a novice pistol owner, but have pretty particular desires.  My first pistol was a Glock 23 back in the early 90's. That was stolen from my car in a few months.  I was impressed with it then, but had noting to compare it to. About a year or so later I purchased a Para P12.  I always wanted a 1911 and could finally afford one so I thought all was right in the world.  I LOVED the ergos and size BUT It wasn't good.  It had a lot of problems out of the box.  I was spoiled from the Glock and found any pistol that didn't function out of the box unacceptable.  I have since decided to refrain from judgment until I have fired 300-500 rds. through it.  Sold it forthwith and haven't bought a pistol since.  A friend of mine got into pistols a few months ago and bought a few (SIG P22? DA only? S&W M&P).  He wanted to shoot with someone so he gave me an old Glock 17  (Gen 1) he bought was a police trade in to have around.  I went with him to the range to get back into it and was not having fun with the Glock.  The ergos and trigger didn't do it for me. 
   I decided to buy my own pistol and gave him his Glock back.  Parameters: to "feel" like a 1911 but be 9mm, RELIABLE, not be SA only as I don't trust myself to disengage safety under stress, and not be striker fired or plastic.  I started my research and decided on the CZ PCR. 
     Fast forward a failure free month and 500 rounds and my first pistol with a trigger job (that I performed) has COMPLETELY IMPRESSED!  The DA isn't as nice as my friends SIG, but PRETTY CLOSE!  And it is ACCURATE too.  Last week my friend and I took another friend shooting and he shoots a Steyr M9.  He shot my CZ better than he shot HIS Steyr!  Both my friends have other issues as to why they won't buy a CZ (One likes striker fired and the other doesn't like how the low the slide is for racking) but I can tell they like it.  We were all shooting 1/4 scale torsos at 7 yds. (read 28 yds.) slow fire and my friend with the Steyr could shoot my CZ all in the A zone.  A feat neither my other friend or I can do with any pistol let alone their own (we suck).  Needles to say I AM SOLD.  I can't decide if I want to sink more money into this one, or buy another CZ.....  I guess only time will tell.  I DO know, I will probably never buy a striker fired pistol, and the reason is this.  I don't like the trigger break on them.  Yes, my Glock was crisp and since then I've shot tricked out ones too, bit there is some intangible quality to the break I just don't like.  Probably a lot of 1911 fans wouldn't like the brake on my PCR as it's not super crisp, BUT it is light, smooth and Almost perfect..  I just wish the reset was shorter.   

Offline tekarra

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Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 05:18:36 PM »
Buy another one, then another and another...........  You are hooked! ;)

Offline drummerboy

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Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 09:49:13 PM »
Sounds like you're in for the long haul!

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Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 10:45:13 PM »
yep, you are hooked. I also have the fever. Bought a 75B 40, added rubber grips and now looking at a the P-01. Enjoy your CZ. cheaha bill
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Offline Indy_Tim

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Re: Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2011, 01:27:23 AM »
I bought my first CZ fomat pistol in March and was immediately hooked.  It was a TZ 75.88.  Since then, I've traded other pistols for a CZ Compact, a CZ 97 and an Armalite AR24k.  It's a disease I guess.  Hopefully irs not as bad as Mosinitis.


Offline ratchetjaw

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Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2011, 10:04:34 PM »
Nice. Bought my first yesterday and just ordered a p07 from BoBs. The 1911's are going to the safe for a while and the kahr is going up for sale

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Offline OffshoreMan72

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Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 06:32:00 AM »
I too bought an array of new pistols to find the CZ's to be my favorites.  I recently decided to try some "others" which included: Springfield XDM 9mm 4.5" - Hatted it.  Trigger pull was not to my  liking and after about 20-30 rounds your hands were tore all to pieces from the plastic on the grips.  I tried the different sizes they send in the box and no relief. - Walthers 9mm - Really hated it.  The trigged pull was almost all the way back to the grip and it felt like a toy.  The slide release felt like it was fragile and would break if you hit it too hard.....
Once i shot a couple hundred rounds through the two of them I proceeded to take them down and clean them't know you could use so much plastics in a gun.....To make a long story short, I use these pistols when my friends come over and they tell me how good of a shot they are.  I hand them one of the two.....HAHA.....They loose every time I pick up my CZ's and show em how its done.
CZ 75 Champion .40
CZ 75  Shadow T Duo 9mm (custom)
CZ 75 Compact 9mm(SA)
CZ 75 TS Czechmate 9mm
CZ 75 Shadow T Duo 9mm
CZ SP-01 Shadow
CZ 75 Kadet 22LR
Dan Wesson SSC .40 S&W
Dan Wesson PM7-40
CZ 455 American 17HMR
CZ 712 Utility w/Adj Stock & mag

Offline Hayfield123

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Re: My first CZ and Impressions.
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011, 09:22:40 AM »
I'm glad you found CZ!  My son introduced me to a CZ 82 when he came home from Iraq in 2010.  I loved his CZ 82 and got one last Christmas.  Since then, I bought another, a CZ 52, and Santa is bringing me a CZ p06 for Christmas!

You also found a great forum . . . you will learn a lot here.  I've been shooting for 53 years and keep learning new things here.
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