I'm jonesing for a CZ-52


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Andrew Wyatt
March 27, 2003, 10:39 PM
I'm really jonesing for a CZ-52, but I have some questions about them.


how much are magazines, generally?


how much for ammo?


does anyone make a good concealment holster for a CZ-52?


what do they usually go for, price wise?

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CZF
March 27, 2003, 11:09 PM
Some will say it is the best $150.00 ever spent.

Lots of variations on finish.

look at htttp://www.makarov.com (http://www.makarov.com) for a myriad of accessories for the CZ52. CLUB '52 has
some real dedicated fans of the pistol, also.

DMK
March 28, 2003, 12:03 AM
Mags can be a little difficult to find. I got the last three used ones at J&G for around $9, but they seem to usually got for $19 to $25. Deals do seem to pop up now and then though.

It's not exactly a good weapon for concealment. a) It's large and heavy. b) There is no good defensive ammo for it. 3) It's got terrible sights. It's actually pretty comparable to the Sistema or WWII GI 1911 except that ball 230gr. 45ACP is arguably a better badguy stopper than 85gr. ball 7.62x25.

Check out www.natchezss.com for S&B 7.62x25 ammo. It's good stuff and at $7-8 per box of 50, it falls right in between .38 Special and .45ACP price wise.

Don't know about commercial prices on them. They go for around $120 wholesale.

Here's the obligitory pic to whet your appetite(the wood grips are aftermarket from www.makarov.com).
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data/500/17971CZ52_P-med.jpg

Tropical Z
March 28, 2003, 11:48 AM
As far as i know,SOG still has some decent ones in stock.Use S&B and go with your two mags and things will be fine.
www.southernohiogun.com

JohnKSa
March 28, 2003, 11:19 PM
Magazines can almost always be had for less than $20.

There was a time when 7.62x25 ammo was just about the cheapest centerfire ammo on the market. I remember buying a 2100 round case for about $160 one time. When Clinton cut off the Chinese ammo imports, that stuff dried up. Now you can expect to pay between $7 and $8 for a box of 50.

I found a very nice concealment holster a few years back. I can't remember who sold it to me now, I found it in the Shotgun News. It's a strong-side forward cant, all leather holster made in Czechoslavakia--cost me $30.

The gun is long and heavy, but if you can find a good holster, it conceals surprisingly well because it's very THIN. You will need a good belt to support the weight.

The 7.62x25 round doesn't fit the picture of what Americans think a good self defense round should be. However, it's surprisingly effective...in certain cases. It's high velocity tends to splinter bone causing a myriad of secondary projectiles when a rib is hit, for example. When bone is not hit, it does what one might expect--punches a small hole all the way through. It's also very effective when other pistol rounds might have trouble penetrating due to heavy clothing or body armor, etc.

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