I picked this up yesterday from the Marine Corps Exchange where I'm stationed. It's a 97B in satin nickel (the hammer, barrel, barrel nut, guide rod and guide rod housing are blue) and the box it came in is marked RSR Special.
RSR is a wholesaler (from the midwest I believe) with whom I've done business a couple of times years ago.
It appears that they (RSR) have had CZ make up a special run of 97's with different finishes (the Exchange had another one that was Two Tone, blued slide and satin nickel frame).
Has anyone seen any of these anywhere else? I've been wanting one (a 97B) for years, but everytime I saw one they where asking full retail (650+bucks) for them. I made out like a bandit on this one, $499.00 out the door and I couldn't be happier.
I ran down to my local indoor range and ran 100 rounds of hardball thru it just to see how it shoots and man this is one bad ride.
50 rounds into the head of a silhouette target at 15 yards as fast as I could pull the trigger and every round was right at the point of aim. This is one of the most accurate 45's Ive ever fired.
Does anyone know anything about these RSR guns? How many where made, what where the finish combinations, etc?