Just start with the compact, then before you know it, you will have 8 or 10.
If I had only been warned... that a CZ will multiply LIKE RABBITS! It started innocently enough with a CZ-75 Stainless Steel Limited Edition. I purchased the "Adapter for Crimson Trace Grips" created by this forum's very own member, 75PLUS
. It worked GREAT! See this post for ordering info from 75PLUS
...or... search for "Adapter for Crimson Trace Grips". But... then I got bored, and found myself rarely using the Crimson Trace grips on the range. Sooo... I changed the grips on the CZ-75 SS Limited Edition to Xtreme Aluminum Grips: Click image for additional pics...this left me with an unused and PERFECTLY GOOD set of Crimson Trace LG-475 grips. That's a PROBLEM.
No worries. As lotsagas4u
stated, a CZ multiplies like rabbits!
I stumbled upon this at my local CZ dealer, and bought it after an entire day of "pre-purchase pondering":The engraved "U.S. only", CZ-75 75th Anniversary. (75 created/imported to the U.S.):Click image for additional pics
The 75th Anniversary has no RH Safety. So, I can safely put away those hallmarked silver Eagle handgrips, and use the "leftover" Crimson Trace Grips. Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's a barbecue pistol. But, it's still a CZ-75! BTW... I've heard some folks suggest in the forums that it's polished stainless steel; however, Jakub at CZUB confirmed that it's "Polished Nickel" before I purchased it.
Whew. Damage done. Should be okay for a little while. Then... HOLY C##P!!! Uh... I had to get this. It was too unbelievable to find (and new in box):CZ-75 SP-01 Shadow Adam Tyc World Champion Edition (333 created. I've read online that only "6 were imported to the U.S.")Click image for additional pics
Okay. I've satisfied my CZ "fix" for at least
... uh... six months
MORAL: Start with a CZ. A compact....or a stainless 75B... or an SP-01. Don't worry... you'll be back to pick up your other "kids" soon enough! (Next up... a Tac Sport in 9mm! Oh yeah!)
-EZX12 (Newbie CZ junkie. Working on a trip to the dog house).