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Friday, August 9, 2019

Something a Little Light-hearted from Czechia

Trying to overcome my increasingly pessimistic view of the future of Western Civilization, I did what  I normally do: engaged in potential "red flag" behavior.

That means, of course, I went to my favorite gun store (Backwater Guns in Wilmington, NC) and bought a new addition to my collection. The folks there are extremely nice and always patiently answer all of my stoopid questions without making me think I am stoopid for asking them. I told them, "I am bored. Sell me a gun." We went over about a dozen possibilities, and then I settled on an unlikely purchase for me: a CZ 75B/D made in the Czech Republic (aka, Czechia). You know me: big promoter of "Made in USA"--nearly all of my guns are American--but I had read that CZ makes some exceptionally good guns for the price. The Czechs have long been known for doing good work, including the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and, of course, making a long line of reliable cars.

CZ owns the company that makes one of my favorite guns, the Dan Wesson, .45, but never had I bought one made by CZ itself in the Czech Republic. I got the CZ 75 chambered in 9mm with the decocker mechanism as I consider that a better feature than a standard safety (I know there's debate about that, here for example). The price was good--under $600--and it came with two 16-round mags, a simple cleaning kit, and a very nice hard plastic box. The fit and finish on the piece are excellent, and there is a very high standard of manufacturing and design that seems to have gone into the production.  Disassembly and cleaning proved very easy.

The ergonomics on the gun are excellent, and it shoots very smoothly even in double-action mode. It could use some better and bigger sights, and I will probably have those switched out, but overall I was impressed with the accuracy and the reliability: 200 rounds straight out of the box and not a single failure of any sort. It seems a relatively heavy gun and, perhaps because of that heft, the recoil was negligible. I could have sworn I was shooting a .22.  I can see why this gun is popular with lots of police forces.

There, my "red flag" for the day . . . .

20 comments:

  1. I'm feeling triggered.

    - reader #1482

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  2. As am I.

    Dip,

    You've acquired a pretty nice collection since you departed the "promised land"(Kalifornia).

    I used to have a CZ 52, chambered in 7.62x25, a necked case.

    Kicked like a Missouri mule, and had a velocity in the 1200 fps range. Sadly, the slide self-destructed, and a slide is unobtanium, so now it's a paperweight.

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  3. BTW: This is HILARIOUS

    http://7.62x54r.net/MosinID/MosinHumor.htm

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  4. The CZ-75 is a more affordable version of the Browning High-Power. So, in a way it was made in the USA via John Browning.

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  5. Bought one myself a few months ago. You got a better deal, more stuff. I only got one mag and a hard case.

    And count me as someone who likes decockers.

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  6. By the way, more recently I bought a Ruger PC 9. I am very much better with carbines than pistols, and this has become my favorite gun.

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  7. Backwater Guns refused to connect.

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    1. Mr. Dip must've gotten them 'red flagged'?
      I have to say, one of my bigger fears is that some government person decides they need to 'help' a family member of mine.

      - reader #1482

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  8. / After these last shootings, and the hue and cry to confiscate firearms by the usual suspects, my wife decided to get her own handgun. S&W M&P 380 EZ

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    1. Ahoy Gordon,

      How's the purchase going? I'm picking up the 380 EZ myself, for the wife unit tomorrow (of course I placed "myself" in the equation too).

      Don't bother Mr. Amselem, I've had the CZ in .40 for going on eight years. Impressive handgun in all regards. Its just that these days near twenty pounds lighter, without some over shirting on it prints. Some.

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  9. When do we get your take on the Epstein suicide?

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  10. IIRC The Colonel(Cooper)always said pretty good things about the CZ product.

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  11. I also got a 75, and I love it. Great erg, always goes bang, looks great. Very tempting to get another one.

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  12. You ok? Did the blue state peeps red-flag you for being "anti-crime"?

    - reader #1482

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  13. Dear Reader Red Flag # 1482,

    Whilst we patiently await the Donald, and the 'Mad' One's safe return to Homeport: Here's a Flashback that the Sultan reminded US about this week! It Makes one(this one anyway) wonder, if not shiver with delight, what the CinC has planned for the G7 girls today and tomorrow...

    Sayeth the Sultan:

    When I wrote, “Defund the UNRWA” in 2014, it was attacked as counterproductive by establishment figures. I was urged to withdraw it and stop proposing unrealistic and destructive policies. Then, four years later, President Trump went ahead and cut payments to UNRWA from $360 million to nothing.

    The cuts have revealed what we knew all along, that UNRWA is really a Hamas front.

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    How Trump Started a Civil War Between the UN and Hamas
    Posted by Daniel Greenfield 6 Comments

    http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2019/08/how-trump-started-civil-war-between-un.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FromNyToIsraelSultanRevealsTheStoriesBehindTheNews+%28from+NY+to+Israel+Sultan+Reveals+The+Stories+Behind+the+News%29

    ON Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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    1. Thanks.. exactly what I expected, but it is always good see things opened up to the light.
      Maybe the occupants of gaza will finally come back to the negotiating table.... at least until someone points them again to the fact that their holy text is fundamentally incompatible with peace on any reasonable or negotiated terms. Long live HAMAS, showing us for thirty years how fundamentally incompatible their religion and ideology is with the rest of humanity. *Some* day, perhaps, the liberals will wake up. Won't be for at least a few more 9/11s though.

      - reader #1482

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    2. Speaking of "good to see things opened up to the light."

      Y'all noticing how the media's portraying the current occupant's idea of using nukes to do good? Calling such ideas the nuttiest thing they ever heard of?

      Kinda funny I don't recall any of 'em saying the same damn thing where capping the BP wellhead was concerned.

      https://www.nti.org/gsn/article/us-wont-nuke-oil-well/

      JK

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  14. In the News: By ROBERT BURNS (the lesser)
    https://apnews.com/5c782e121c094611a87375c7a942ac67

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning that bitter political divisions threaten American society...The retired Marine general, who resigned in December 2018 in a policy dispute with President Donald Trump, said he worries about the state of American politics and the administration’s treatment of allies.

    “We all know that we’re better than our current politics,” Mattis wrote in an essay adapted from his new book and published Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal. “Unlike in the past, where we were unified and drew in allies, currently our own commons seems to be breaking apart.”

    Mattis said >>>the problem is made worse by this administration’s disregard for the enduring value of allies,<<< which he alluded to in the resignation letter he gave Trump on Dec. 20.

    Seems to me that the secretary-quitter has convinced himself that he has just enough lead left in his nub of a pencil, to 'take a poke' at the CinC... Too Funny, haha, to watch an old wardog lay down with an AP muckraker for Polecat credits -- as if his retirement PAP, soon on sale, stands a chance in HELL of glorifying his lackluster performance as Sec Def.

    It was even more hilarious to discover the brainfart's political squat will be "discuss(ed) ...in an appearance next Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York."

    "In his resignation letter, Mattis emphasized the value of allies and suggested that Trump had been irresolute and ambiguous in his approach to Russia and China.

    Perhaps Herr Gen'eral didn't get McArthur's MEMO viz 'just fade away' old man, before everyone, in country, knows how stupid you've become since your Glory Days!

    On Watch~~~
    "Let's Roll"

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