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Offline dshoub

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Greetings from Illinois
« on: March 08, 2017, 02:42:15 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm new to the world of gun ownership and I had purchased Smith and Wesson's new M&P9 M2.0. After only a single 200 round range session I found that the grip was far too abrasive for me (must be my soft IT technician hands haha) and even more than that, it just didn't "fit" me (a little too big, the striker fire was a little to easy for that first shot, etc., etc.). All in all, I should have held off on buying, but as I was about to become a new owner, I let my excitement get the better of me.
After finding I buyer for my barely used S&W, I did a huge amount of research and eventually narrowed my choice down to the CZ 75 Compact. Finding it to test or even hold was impossible, as no shops anywhere near me had one, but I decided to take a risk again when I managed to find a factory new one at a shop in MN. It was the only one that they had so I said to myself, "screw it" and I bought it right then and there over the phone. I am so glad I did.
I just took ownership from the FFL dealer on Monday, cleaned it that night, and took it to the range yesterday, putting 100 rounds through it.
WOW...just...wow. My CZ 75 Compact is a thing of beauty. I chose it based on all the glowing reviews for it, as well as all the great reviews on CZ as a whole (I mean I literally couldn't find a single negative review on CZ guns). I love the heavier first pull of the DA, it prepares me for the much shorter follow-up shots and the trigger pull is smooth all the way through. And the feel of it, the ergonomics are wonderful, it fits my hand perfectly. And damn is it accurate. Straight from the factory this thing is a tack driver. On only my 3rd time ever even shooting a handgun I am putting all 15 rounds (14+1) on target at 15 yards in a grouping only slightly bigger than my fist (and my hands are on the small side of a medium). I've even already ordered myself a set of the factory rubber grips and the rubber magazine bases to do a minor bit of customization. There's no doubt about it, I'm a CZ guy for life!

~David

Offline Tok36

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 05:02:07 PM »
Welcome to the forums from California! Glad to hear that you are enjoying you new CZ.
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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 06:11:11 PM »
Greetings Comrade, from another member of the resistance, in Rockford, Illinois, home of Pine Tree Pistol Club.  http://www.pinetreepistol.com/ 8)
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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 07:49:57 PM »
Welcome from Texas!
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Offline eastman

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 08:01:04 PM »
Welcome.

What part of IL are you located in? I can recommend a few shops in NE IL that stock CZ pistols. I also demo for CZ and have a few events on the schedule for the next couple of months.
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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 08:05:06 PM »
Welcome from OK.

Offline Firemanjones

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2017, 06:17:26 AM »
Welcome from NC.
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Offline tattooo

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2017, 11:23:19 AM »
Welcome aboard

Offline Badger54

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2017, 07:22:08 PM »
A warm welcome to you from DuPage County!

Offline Pin shooter

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2017, 08:15:35 PM »
Welcome from another new member in central Ohio.

Offline Googe1227

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2017, 10:17:25 AM »
Greetings from Chicago!

Offline dshoub

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
Welcome.

What part of IL are you located in? I can recommend a few shops in NE IL that stock CZ pistols. I also demo for CZ and have a few events on the schedule for the next couple of months.

I'm in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Couple of shops near me do have "some" CZ's, but not the compact that I bought.

Offline eastman

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 08:55:37 PM »
Welcome.

What part of IL are you located in? I can recommend a few shops in NE IL that stock CZ pistols. I also demo for CZ and have a few events on the schedule for the next couple of months.

I'm in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. Couple of shops near me do have "some" CZ's, but not the compact that I bought.

GAT usually has the best selection in stock in the area. I've seen CZ pistols at Midwest in Lyons, but wasn't thrilled by the prices.

I'll be at the GAT manufacturer shoot this weekend representing CZ.
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Offline rbol13

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 07:22:41 PM »
Mega sports in Plainfield and Article II in Lombard have CZ in stock most of the time.

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Re: Greetings from Illinois
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 01:57:16 PM »
Welcome from Florida.