new cz models tt45p and tt9p?


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BevrFevr
January 28, 2006, 11:09 PM
I saw these pistols in the cdnn catalog. Does anybody know anything about them? It does not appear on either cz web site, Eaa has the knock off on their website.

It's 10+1 45 and 18+1 9mm polymer frame.

I would like to hear from anyone with firsthand knowledge of these guns and I would really like to see a picture of the controls. They are below $300 and with cz quality the way it is the only thing stopping me from jumping is the lack of money.

Thanks -bevr

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Walt Sherrill
January 29, 2006, 10:19 AM
If you want to see the controls, just look at any EAA polymer-framed gun.

These guns are CZ's in name only -- made by a different company that has capitalized on the "old" name, but which has no real tie to the current company selling CZs. (The folks who made Packard Bell computers did something similar, when they bought the name to add credibility to their product. Packard Bell was once a big name in radios and early home electronics.)

You'll note that the importer's [ADCO] ads talk about Strakonice, the original CZ factory from pre-WWII. Strakonice has been out of the gun business since the '60s, and never had anything to do with any of the modern CZs. Strakonice was converted to heavy equipment manufacture in the declining years of the Easter Block command economies.

The current CZs are made at/by Uhersky Brod, a different factory, heritage, ownership, technical tradition, etc -- and the only place really designing guns.)

The TT guns are primarily Tanfoglio frames (made in Italy) with slides made or refined in the Czech Republic.

The folks I've talked/messaged with who have them like them.

They seem to be OK guns, but for almost the same price I think I'd buy a Witness and be sure I have a warranty, over time. (The company importing the TT guns is very small, and they have recently shifted, I'm told, to Turkish-made CZ clones for future imports.)

Grayrider
January 29, 2006, 11:29 AM
Walt is correct that there is no current importer for the Strakonice pistols. CZ Strakonice is actively looking for an importer and I hope they have some success. They are an interesting firm with a good product range that should appeal to American shooters. Also interesting because they were the last company to work with the late Martin Tuma, one of the fathers of CZ derived pistols in the Europe. His influence is apparent in their designs, including the new steel pistols that look much like the AT-84.

GR

BevrFevr
January 29, 2006, 01:10 PM
Well that is pretty low down to ride on anothers coat tails like that. Once again I learn that all that glitters is not gold. What I really want is an inexpensive somewhat accurate 45 and it does not look like I'll be buying one of these.

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