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Offline Dave O

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 11:37:26 AM »
Good 1911 semi-auto pistols and pre-1980 S&W revolvers.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 02:44:00 PM »
Pre 1980??  What was different after 1980?

I'm curious since I've got four of them made in the (very) early 80's.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

Offline Nick1946

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 02:54:09 PM »
Other than my RAMI 2075BD, I have a SIG P320c.  I love both guns and will use the RAMI as my EDC.  I carried the 320 before I got the RAMI, but wanted a little smaller gun for EDC.  Had a Shield 9mm, but never could shoot it like I wanted to, so I traded it in on the 320 and never regretted it.  My wife carries a Shield 9mm and also shoots a SIG SP2022 9mm.

Offline Scarlett Pistol

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2017, 02:59:09 PM »
Pre 1980??  What was different after 1980?

I'm curious since I've got four of them made in the (very) early 80's.

Just asked in another thread...

http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=90465.0
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1) CZ 75 Compact Classic - 9mm
2) CZ SP-01 - 9mm
3) "SP-01 Compact" (CZ 75 Compact)

Offline bigride

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 04:00:19 PM »
Pre 1980??  What was different after 1980?

I'm curious since I've got four of them made in the (very) early 80's.
Because some guys think every Smith revolver MUST have a pinned barrel AND recessed cylinder.  If your revolvers are early 80's, they may still have a pinned barrel but likely not a recessed cylinder. Smith was not using MIM parts or adding the God-forsaken internal locks until later. The finish/bluing will tend to be better on older specimens, but most will also have more wear. Pristine older specimens demand a premium price...and many revolver snobs stick them in a safe never to be shot and barely seen.  Your revolvers are shooters, meant to be enjoyed, and are by no means pieces of junk. They will outlast you even if they are early '80's.  By the way, I have revolvers from both eras...and enjoy shooting them all.  Just my humble opinion. 

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 04:48:48 PM »
3rd Gen S&W semi-autos, especially the DAOs. Blowback-operated pistols in .32/.380 ACP such as Walthers, Beretta 80 series, SIG P-230, Vz/CZ equivalents and more recently, the FÉGs from Hungary.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 05:41:28 PM »
I started with a Sar B6P then got an IMI Jericho 914. After that a 22lr Witness slide that works with both frames,  just a little better on the steel frame.  The next one I got was a Canik  c100 everyone should have one or more Canik.  I just picked up a Scorpion carbine so now I guess I am going to be looking for CZ rifles before I get into the 75.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 09:01:30 PM »
Besides CZ, I have an affinity for Berettas, namely the full-size PX4 D model. Love the smooth DAO trigger, the ergonomics, and just how much of a natural extension of my hand it feels. It (and it's 80xx-series Cougar siblings) also has the fastest shot recovery for me out of all the pistols I've owned, possibly due in part to the rotating barrel design.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 09:06:48 PM »
Wilson Combat Beretta 92 or a Sig p226 Legion SAO always go along with the CZ's to the range.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 03:21:58 AM »
Nice stuff. When it comes to wheelguns, when I can I prefer older Smith and Wesson 38 Spls, pencil or bull barrel. Autos...are you sitting down> I wanna HK vP70z. Why? I have no idea and yes, I've handled one and tried the trigger. I have had and carried a variety of oddballs like Astra A-80, (pull the trigger on Sunday, goes off about Tuesday), Star Firestar, (loved it, but heavy and SA), CZ 70, (many features on this little surplus gun not found on high end pocket pistols!), with a trigger that was a little brother to the Astra A-80, and of course, the mundane, Smith Model 59, Springfield 1911A1, EAA Witness 40, etc.
I want to try the APEX and the Sig 509, but I also have a casual lust in my heart for...wait for it...a Star M30, PK if possible. At this exact second, due to financial needs and pure blatant stupidity I have only CZ pistols in my handgun locker.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 10:01:46 AM »
Recently acquired a Sig Legion 226 sao
I researched this gun extensively as it was a large purchase for me @ $1150
Now that I've had it for awhile and shot it a number of times, I absolutely love it.
It is the closest to perfect stock pistol I've ever shot.
Most every other handgun I own I've wanted to improve in some way via new grips:sights/trigger etc.
Not this one
Sights: outstanding combination of high visibility day and bright night sights
Grips: the perfect amount of aggressive, but comfortable non abrasive
Trigger: remarkably crisp 3lb break with an instantaneous reset
Accuracy: fantastic shoots holes through holes
Recoil: very mild, less than my 75b
All of these features work very well together and make this gun a pleasure to shoot.
It is not flawless tho, the slide stop/release is too close to the safety to manipulate easily
And I'm skeptical of the durability of the finish.
That said, I would buy it again in an instant.

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2017, 10:42:27 AM »
I'm selling a bunch of guns because the P-10c scratches the itch those guns did.
However, I'm not selling my G-17L,40 or the G42. Those guns scratch itches the P-10 doesn't.


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Offline Scarlett Pistol

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2017, 03:39:54 PM »
Such a good thread, keep all your comments coming! I'm definitely bookmarking this as a list for lust.  O0
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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)

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2017, 04:31:39 PM »
I am sticking to classic designs
Good 1911 is always welcome

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Re: If not a CZ pistol, what other pistols do you love?
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2017, 04:51:24 PM »
Big bore revolvers: Smith and Wesson all the way:

22 pistols: Browning Buckmark.
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