April 11, 2005, 02:27 PM
I find these are like $300 at the local gun store, which seems pretty cheap.
Are they any good? How do they compare to other guns in this price range? For example, I have a CZ40B that I can find for around $300. Other guns for around this price I know of are the Steyr 9mm in the CDNN catalog.
How does this CZ TT9 compare and does anyone have one?
April 11, 2005, 02:39 PM
These aren't really CZs.
The CZ TTs are polymer Tanfoglio guns, made in Italy, assembled in the Czech Republic, and called the "Original CZs" by the importer (ADCO.)
The name/branding is legitimate, but its a long, complicated story.
The "CZ" company selling these guns - CZ Strakonice - never made any of the modern CZ pistols (CZ-75, etc.), although a company with the same name (heritage) made all of the old, great CZ rifles, CZ-50, CZ-52, etc.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, CZ Strakonice was making heavy equipment and motorcycles; all of the gun production had been transferred to CZ Uhersky Brod, which makes the modern CZ handguns and longuns.
To further complicate matters, a member of the CZ Forum, when talking to an ADCO representative, was told that these guns are being discontinued, and Turkish-made CZ clones are going to be sold in their place. Even the Turkish guns will be Tanfoglios, I think.
The TT lines seems to be typical Tanfoglio/Witness-type guns, but I doubt that you'll have warranty support -- except through Witness (for Tanfoglio); -- and that would make me have second thoughts about buying one.
Hang on a month or two more, and you'll probably see them at CDNN for a LOT LESS.
April 30, 2005, 04:33 PM
Good option with the TT guns would be to buy them from Davidson's (www.galleryofguns.com) ... this is where I got my Steyr M9 ... that way you get a lifetime warranty of the gun in case the factory one is suspect. It'll cost you a few extra bucks though.
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