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There is a very good write-up and test review of the Czechpoint 3531 .357 Magnum revolver in the Aug 2013 issue of Combat Handguns magazine. "Czech" it out if you get a chance to.



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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 04:04:47 AM »
There is a very good write-up and test review of the Czechpoint 3531 .357 Magnum revolver in the Aug 2013 issue of Combat Handguns magazine. "Czech" it out if you get a chance to.


Is that a typo or is the August issue really on the newsstands?  The website only shows the June as being the newest, and no cool Czechpoint wheelgun in it.

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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 12:33:42 PM »
Yes, Aug 2013 issue. Same as the pic I posted. I bought it yesterday at WalMart. I was actually looking for the June 2013 issue because I wanted to read about the new Ruger SR45. But this issue was on the shelf and I bought it because of the Czechpoint revolver article.

According to the Combat Handguns FB page, the Aug 2013 issue is supposed to be on newsstands on May7. I got mine a little early on May 2. https://www.facebook.com/CombatHandguns
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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 12:55:19 PM »
Wow, I must have not been keeping up with magazine circulation standards.  An August 2013 available first week of May?  I know the numbers game played in technology with size/speed/version, but didn't realize it had made it to newsstand magazines...  So I should expect the Christmas issue in a couple weeks?   O0

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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2013, 07:47:11 PM »
Wow, I must have not been keeping up with magazine circulation standards.  An August 2013 available first week of May?

It's not a monthly magazine, it's a bi-monthly. But I agree it seems odd for an AUG magazine to be on sale during the first week of MAY, even if it's a bi-monthly.
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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 09:37:04 PM »
Soooooo...how was the review?!?  It wasn't out at our Walmart today.

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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 12:42:51 AM »
Soooooo...how was the review?!?  It wasn't out at our Walmart today.

It was a favorable review. The author, Paul Scarlata, spoke highly of the revolver. The article covered five pages with several good photos. Here is some quick stats:

Specifications
Czechpoint 3531
Caliber = .357 Magnum / .38 Special
Barrel = 3 inches
OA Length = 8 inches
Weight = 33.3 oz empty
Grips = Rubber
Sights = Blade front, adjustable rear
Action = DA/SA
Finish = Blued
Capacity = 6
MSRP = $456

Performance
.357 Magnum
CorBon 125 DPX = Velocity 1160 fps / Accuracy 1.50 inches
Federal 158 Nyclad = Velocity 1172 fps / Accuracy 1.00 inches
Winchester 145 Silvertip = Velocity 1081 fps / Accuracy 1.25 inches

.38 Special
Hornady 125 XTP = Velocity 814 fps / Accuracy 1.50 inches
Remington 158 LSWC = Velocity 674 fps / Accuracy 0.81 inches
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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2013, 04:52:10 PM »
Jim,

I just read that review and went to Czechpoint-usa.com, it would appear they are having the same importing issues as CZ-USA because everything appears to be out of stock. I'm a big S&W K frame fan but would be willing to give one of their .38's a chance and a trail & Home Defense pistol.

As for the August issue thing, Combat Handguns only puts out 8 issues a year. They put out most of the years issues out between February through August and then  we end up waiting from Sept-February for a new issue to come out. Still it is one of my favorite magazines next to American Handgunner and GUNS.
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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013, 04:54:23 PM »
I also like that a 3" barrel is a standard offering. Still looking for a S&W 65 or 10 with a 3" for an alternative carry pistol.
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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013, 05:16:39 PM »
I've been wanting an Alfa Proj for a while myself.  One day soon.  Always checking stock on the Czechpoint site.  Wish they would import the Alfa semis.

Would be nice to have a 75 pattern poly compact .45ACP made still in the Czech Republic.

http://www.alfa-proj.cz/en/products/firearms/licensed-arms/pistols/pistols-combat-defender/

They also sell a revolver carbine in .357
Czechpoint only imports the two rimfire models. 

Would love one of those too.  Have been eyeing an H&R Handi Rifle in .357 to match my S&W 10-6 for camping, shtf, etc as i can't find a Keltec Sub2k in the Sig configuration(takes 75 mags).  Always good to share ammo.

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Re: Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2013, 05:38:38 PM »
I also like that a 3" barrel is a standard offering. Still looking for a S&W 65 or 10 with a 3" for an alternative carry pistol.


You just missed it.  Buds had 3" model 10s in from AU police.  Just sold out of the 3".  Still have 4" though.

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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 01:02:57 AM »
oh man that 6 incher looks soooo tempting!

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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2013, 05:53:58 PM »
Just took my 3530 out this weekend, first time to shoot.  I had already found that it takes HK speed loaders just like the Ruger GP-100.  Compared to my Rugers (GP-100 and SP-101) the Alfa was both more accurate and easier to shoot in .357.  I had feared I would need a grip filler, but it turned out not to be an issue for comfort or accuracy.  I was also concerned about the trigger locking up if you fail to let it return all the forward after a shot;  that turned out to be a non-issue for range work.  I'm still concerned about the trigger in a rapid fire self defense scenario.  The gun is definitely a keeper, and I was very impressed with its accuracy. 

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Re: Czechpoint .357 revolver review in Combat Handguns magazine
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2013, 06:17:56 PM »
Picked up my copy at the grocery store today but have not had time to read it.

 

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