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Classic CZs have some of the best grips out of the box, but the factory rubber grips tends to get sticky. I carry the P-01 and use G10 grips on it. Aftermarket support is great from CGW, you can easily and safely achieve something like 3lb single 6-7lb double with the CGW carry package. Optics milling options for almost all optics are available despite having a very thin slide.
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That is a nice collection you have there, impressive. Thanks for the heads up on the trigger action.
 

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I have a CZ 75 Tactical and a Shadow 2. They have the same slide to frame engagement design (low profile) as the SIG P210 designed by Charles Petter. it's high precision and contributes to the accuracy of these pistols.

There are quite a few after market enhancements available to these pistols thanks to their use in tactical competition (USPSA and IDPA).
Right on, I keep hearing about the low bore axis because of the rails being on the inside of the frame. That should equal a really good shooter and most people say the same thing about them.
 

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I've owned a few CZ firearms. I still own some but all of them are long guns. Several CZ550 rifles, a 22WMR and a CZ1012 shotgun. I was never particularly impressed with any CZ handgun I've owned. CZ75, CZ75 compact and a couple of CZ97's. The CZ75 never lived up to the hype in my experience. It was a good gun and fit my hand well but the functioning and accuracy weren't anything special. The triggers on all the CZ pistols I owned were somewhere between ok and adequate. This is coming from a guy that NEVER has trigger work done. I'm usually satisfied with the stock triggers on my guns. Yes, some are better than others but most are acceptable. Like I said, in my experience CZ75/97 triggers are just acceptable. Overall I liked the 97 better than the 75 not least because I prefer 45 over 9mm.

All you CZ fans don't get your shorts in a twist. I'm not badmouthing CZ pistols. They're good guns but they didn't particularly appeal to me. They didn't live up to the hype IMO. OTOH, I'm a huge fan of the now discontinued CZ550 line of rifles. Old school Mauser type actions built to last. Weight weenies need not apply but if you want a rifle you can pass on to your great great grandkids go find yourself a CZ550 in the caliber of your choice. The bigger the better. Their rimfire rifles are superb. The shotguns are the same as the 75/97 pistols. Good solid firearms but nothing special. YMMV.
I appreciate your insight. I need to Czech out their shotguns, lol. It seems like they have great czechnology. Sorry, I had to.
 

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I have 2 CZ’s. One was WWII era, in .32 Auto. Nice but crude. The other is a 75 SP-01. I really like that gun, BUT absolutely hate the takedown. You have to hold the slide so two marks, one on the slide and the other on the frame, line up, then get the trigger pin out. A giant PITA to take apart and clean. But to shoot - really nice.
I did notice that on a few videos. I found it really odd. It’s not quite as involved as taking down a 1911 but it rhymes.
 

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Actually taking down a 1911 that is as JMB designed it, is really simple. Only issue is that you have to be careful how you reinsert the slide stop pin not to mar the finish. Do it enough times in the jungle and you’ll have the “use scars” of the nub scratching the side of the gun. Some guys here just LOVE pristine guns. Me, I like honestly used ones.
 

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Actually taking down a 1911 that is as JMB designed it, is really simple. Only issue is that you have to be careful how you reinsert the slide stop pin not to mar the finish. Do it enough times in the jungle and you’ll have the “use scars” of the nub scratching the side of the gun. Some guys here just LOVE pristine guns. Me, I like honestly used ones.
I don't find CZ take down to be difficult. No need to worry about lining up the lines, drop hammer to half cock, hold the slide back with your left hand (think one handed press check like in the movies) until the slide touches the hammer, and hit the other side of the slide release with the bottom of the mag. Takes maybe 2 seconds once you are used to it.
 

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Actually taking down a 1911 that is as JMB designed it, is really simple. Only issue is that you have to be careful how you reinsert the slide stop pin not to mar the finish. Do it enough times in the jungle and you’ll have the “use scars” of the nub scratching the side of the gun. Some guys here just LOVE pristine guns. Me, I like honestly used ones.
I’m starting to appreciate well taken care of used metal pistols myself. I just have never shot or dealt with 1911s before. I understand why people like them; they are just not my preference.
 

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I don't find CZ take down to be difficult. No need to worry about lining up the lines, drop hammer to half cock, hold the slide back with your left hand (think one handed press check like in the movies) until the slide touches the hammer, and hit the other side of the slide release with the bottom of the mag. Takes maybe 2 seconds once you are used to it.
So, kind of like taking down a Glock. Thanks for the tip. Will have to try that.
 

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Ha - JTJ were posting the same thing at the same time.... ;)

I have 2 CZ’s. One was WWII era, in .32 Auto. Nice but crude. The other is a 75 SP-01. I really like that gun, BUT absolutely hate the takedown. You have to hold the slide so two marks, one on the slide and the other on the frame, line up, then get the trigger pin out. A giant PITA to take apart and clean. But to shoot - really nice.
When you decock the hammer on a CZ, it doesn't fully decock (like it does on a Sig), it rests at a position about 2/3 of the way down. At this point, you can simply move the slide back to meet the hammer without having to worry about seeing the two little marks and lining them up. Then push the pin out. It isn't so bad once you get the hang of it (and yeah, certainly simpler than a 1911).
 

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I don't find CZ take down to be difficult. No need to worry about lining up the lines, drop hammer to half cock, hold the slide back with your left hand (think one handed press check like in the movies) until the slide touches the hammer, and hit the other side of the slide release with the bottom of the mag. Takes maybe 2 seconds once you are used to it.
Great tips
 

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Ok that is great to know. I’ve held some CZs in a gun store previously but I didn’t pay attention to the specific model. For your sub-"compact, did you need any type of mag extension to fit your hand better?
my p10s came with a 10 round flush and a 12 round slightly extended. i bought a 2nd 12 rounder because i liked it better. the p10s is not really as subcompact as some other makers. like the sig 365 and the kimber micro. i thought the cz p10c was really big for a "compact" designation.
 
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