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Offline Teampb

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Only you 97 owners know
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:33:07 AM »
How happy I am to have traded in my very nice and neat CZ Evo 3 S1 for this:

Offline CZJDR

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2018, 10:35:07 AM »
How happy I am to have traded in my very nice and neat CZ Evo 3 S1 for this:

Cant go wrong with the 97B!   "E" Conversion is the way to go.   

Why the trade?

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Offline Teampb

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 10:16:55 PM »
 Why the trade? Well here we go. My worthless opinions only here, yours may vary.  The Scorpion was my first CZ. It was the first center fire rifle my honey ever shot (last February) and we have put about 4k in rounds through it. It was light, fun, functioned flawlessly and was not an AR. The Scorpion was the type of sub gun I had always wanted. I am of Eastern European descent and have a very strong background in history. Wow, to me this type of firearm tastes of a border checkpoint, police storming into an apartment complex or maybe as a tool to cow unarmed civilians into obedience. I know, I know, I'm getting carried away, but this imagery was strong for us. After her first fun range outing she called it nasty and effective. Many months pass and we now have two CMP USGI M1 Garands and a USGI M1 Carbine which we shoot very frequently. We have been changed by the Garands (perhaps only for awhile). Good guy weapons are the way for us to go.

In June of this year a CZ 75B came home with me one day. What a nice pistol! It belongs to her now, as it should. I have two 45 year old 1911's and a new manufacture .45acp was almost a necessity.  The 2018 list of material purchases was written with the CZ 97B on it. It was the 5th and last of the firearms on the list. Low and behold the shop got one in and as you know if you even think you want any model of CZ and you have it in your hand you have to buy it. So the last shall become the first, eh?The trade was an almost even deal, the Scorpion had been perfect from start to finish if ultimately not to my/our taste.

I will also say that with only 150 rounds through the 97B I will be shooting many more! I find it to have a very clean taste, even if Darth Vader should be wearing one in his ankle holster :)

Offline jdgray

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 07:44:50 AM »
Love my 97B!! Your reason for getting rid of the Evo is kinda Left wing, California, but it's your choice. ;D

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 09:19:44 AM »
Preferences evolve and so do collections. Congrats on the 97, I love mine and recently added a second. The M1's are great pieces of history. There's something special about old wood and steel. FWIW, I've always viewed CZ's as "good guy" guns. A few years back, my wife gave me a VZ24 Mauser. It continues to be one of my favorites.

Offline Teampb

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 12:54:28 PM »
Thanks for the comments. The 97 has proven to be fun, accurate and it's DA trigger far surpasses my expectations for smoothness. Ha, ha, I know, my opinions and tastes are often different from my fellow enthusiasts. I admit to loving firearms and that should transcend left and right. No offence taken or intended, but sub guns are often more frequently used by socialist/leftist governments. I really like the Czech's and their firearms, yes they are among the good guys. My 74 year old Standard Products/Underwood barreled carbine was easily out shooting my Scorpion at all ranges. So as neat as the Scorpion was it was the firearm in my collection available for trade and returned a very good value for a used contemporary firearm. 

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 01:59:22 PM »
There is no doubt that 9mm Carbines have been and are currently used to control civilians. Seeing pics/footage of masked Euro police forces with slung subguns gives me a very ominous feeling. That certainly doesn't fly here in the US. If I'd been raised in a country where civilians are disarmed and police carry machine guns, my view would likely be more visceral. Plastic guns come and go from my small collection, but metal and wood seem to stay.

Offline nevada

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Re: Only you 97 owners know
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 06:09:41 PM »
I took one of my daughters shooting several years back and one of the guns I took to shoot was the 97B, early model. It quickly became her gun.  Another daughter claimed an M1 carbine after shooting it, and a Bulgarian Makarov. Amazing how daughters just say "IT'S MINE!" and it happens.

 

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