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Offline Scarlett Pistol

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If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« on: July 14, 2017, 06:49:13 PM »
So, I really like CZ pistols... I'm not loaded with $$$ so my little collection is exclusively CZ pistols right now. It's not that I hate other brands, makes, and models, I just found a sweet spot and haven't gotten anything else since I started into CZ's.

That being said, what other brands and models do you love that are not CZ's? Revolvers, old school, striker fired, plastic, and so forth. What is it that you love about them? What caliber do you shoot them in or most enjoy them in?
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1) CZ 75 Compact Classic - 9mm
2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
3) "SP-01 Compact" (CZ 75 Compact)

Offline whitecap

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 07:21:24 PM »
I know your affinity for CZ's is as strong as mine. You may want to investigate CZ's cousin, either EAA or Tristar/Canik. I have all 3 and while there is more after market parts available for the CZ, thanks to CGW & CZC, there are upgrade parts available for the others. Some items such as springs will actually interchange. The grip and feel is very similar as well. I have observed the finish on the internal parts is superior from the factory on EAA and Tristar. Mags are less expensive as are the pistols themselves. Grips will interchange. The one down side of EAA is in the front sight on the plain Witness model. It's part of the slide. The Match grade however is dovetailed to the slide. The Caniks are very nice as well and a huge bang for the dollar. There are very many models to choose from and offer hammer and striker fired pistols. Canik seems to really watch what is trending and comes out with models that address that niche at a low cost. I have the TP9v2 and it is a tremendous SA/DA, with a de-cocker pistol. Comes as a kit with a paddle holster 2- 18 rnd. mags, 2 back straps, cleaning bush and swab holder and lock in a fire molded case for low #3"s. Now I'm going to really throw one at you. Arex Rex Zero 1. Yah, I know. For mid $5's. It is a pleasure to shoot and is a very close clone to the Sig MK25. The internals are excellent. I did replace the main spring on my Arex and that helped lower the DA pull.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 08:29:38 PM »
Not all my favorites are semi-autos. 

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 08:56:19 PM »
Other than a couple of single stack edc's, the only non-CZ I've held onto for any length of time is a Para LS Hunter 1911 10mm. I know many frown on Para's but I've enjoyed it quite a bit. The Ionbond finish is beautiful and it's fun to shoot.
 The only problem is that I only take it out when I take friends or family to the range. Being a long slide and 10mm, it never fails to be the center of attention. It's plenty of 1911 for me and I haven't felt the need to spend more on a better brand. Up until very recently, I figured I'd keep it forever.
 Well, a week or so ago I started obsessing over the TS Orange and then I held a Shadow 2. Tonight I put the Para on Armslist, and I have to admit I won't be sad if it doesn't sell. Now that I've removed the arched MSH and rubber palm swell grip panels I feel a little less attached. With those pieces, it felt almost CZ'ish in my hand.
 Long story short, I guess I'm pretty one dimensional as a pistol owner. TSO, S2, or maybe even a Witness Hunter LS 10mm, that's the new dilemma.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 09:19:15 PM »
These are great, keep em coming!

Clones, definitely considered! Especially since I've wanted a 10mm and Tanfoglio makes their Hunter and offers their other pistols in 10mm too.

A new shooting friend doesn't cowboy shooting. That's an excuse to look into revolvers... So much to learn there.

The Arex Rex Zero looks fantastic, since I've wanted to try Sigs and this looks like an exceptional clone!
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"I respect that the choice of pistols is very personal. Although, if someone is devoid at least one CZ, they've chosen the wrong pistols"  - Scarlett Pistol
1) CZ 75 Compact Classic - 9mm
2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
3) "SP-01 Compact" (CZ 75 Compact)

Offline Sikiguya

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 10:15:10 PM »
I like all kinds of pistols...walther, h&k, sig, s&w, fn, beretta....but if i cant bring a CZ to tge range, it would be my 5" PPQs.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 06:54:55 AM »
I own Glock's, M&P's, Walther's, Sigs, H&K's etc.  Love my CZ's but the two pistols that I'm most accurate with are my Tanfoglio Match Elite 9mm and Rock Island 9mm 1911.  Those two pistols always go with me whenever I go out shooting.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 07:35:53 AM »
My favorite range gun is a 6 inch Ruger GP100 .357 magnum.
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Offline Vinny

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 08:48:51 AM »
Some good responses above.
Can't argue with CZ centric logic of EAA's or Caniks; or something really different and classic like a 1911 or revolver.
I grew up in Springfield Mass where my Uncle worked at Smith for 40+ years; so I do enjoy my S&W PC-tuned 627-5 8 round 357 revolver; and of course my Springfield Armory 1911 in 45 ACP. Designs that have endured over a Century says something about their quality and reliability.

But; if you want to talk about bang-for-the-buck.......I just bought some 500 round bricks of Aguila HV 22LR for $22.50. Yup, that's 4.5 cents a round. Prices of 22LR have come back to reality and that's a ton-o-fun for a little over 20 Bucks!
I find I'm throwing my little Ruger SR22 extended barrel into my range bag more often these days; and dusting off some of those nice 22 rimfire pistols that have languished in the safe since ammo prices went crazy. I suppose a Kadet Kit for one of my CZ's might be a good investment and cheaper than buying yet another gun.  O0
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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 09:04:41 AM »
For me, it's my Walther PPQs in both 9mm and 45 ACP. I'm very accurate with both and they are so enjoyable to shoot. Those are followed closely by my Sig P226 9 mm and P220. If I had to choose only one of those four to keep it would be the PPQ 9mm.

Offline Klubberlang

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 09:26:54 AM »
Short version of rambling below: I enjoy shooting anything, but end up spending money on a CZ.

Being relatively new to all this, my first was a Sig P220 Match Elite.  Then found CZ and ended up with a 75B, P-01, P-09 and finally a 97B.

I ended up selling the P220 because I wasn't even vaguely accurate with it compared to the 97B and had spent twice the money.  As beautiful as that Match Elite was, I learned I couldn't really justify spending 2-3 times the money to be no more accurate than my CZ's.

I've got a pre-lock stainless S&W 686 6" and a M&P22 that satisfies my need for something different and enjoy shooting friends' pistols. I've had good luck with a PPQ 5", but just haven't bought it yet.  I'd rather find an ugly 75 and go all Scarlett Pistol on it and end up as-accurate for the same money and have a prettier pistol.

Pardon the Saturday morning ramble without really answering the question...

Offline M1A4ME

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 09:42:24 AM »
My favorite center fire semi-auto is the Colt 1911 type (all mine just happen to be Colt's).

My favorite rim fire semi-auto is the Ruger Mk1.  Bought mine new about 35 years ago.  My brother told me he never new a handgun could shoot like a rifle till he saw me shooting that Mk1.

My favorite revolver is my S&W 586 with a 6" barrel.  The most accurate .357 magnum I've ever fired.
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Offline Scarlett Pistol

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 10:09:35 AM »
These are great, keep em coming! With so many, I don't know if I'll be able to respond to each but I'm reading each one and appreciate all of them!
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"I respect that the choice of pistols is very personal. Although, if someone is devoid at least one CZ, they've chosen the wrong pistols"  - Scarlett Pistol
1) CZ 75 Compact Classic - 9mm
2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
3) "SP-01 Compact" (CZ 75 Compact)

Offline cntrydawwwg

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 10:27:17 AM »
CZ's are the only auto loaders at this time. My other love is DA revolvers. 2 big bore .44 mag Rugers. Got an old Smith Highway Patrolman .357 also. Don't particularly care for the newer Smiths, but like the older ones.
   Even like the Ruger SA's.  So I try to be an equal opportunity shooter.
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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 11:08:56 AM »
I shoot IDPA and some uspsa, so my preferences are for guns I can employ in those games. That said my non CZ gun preferences include S&W 625, 627, 64 and 3" 24, as well as a E series 1911. I'm also quite taken with my Ruger WC GP 100. Am currently using the GP in this season's IDPA matches with some success.

 I have other brands as well- SIG, XD, Glock, HK and do like them, but if I had to choose only 1 other brand (God forbid), it would be S&W.

Next IDPA season, I'll be shooting my P01 omega and looking forward to it.
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