CZ82 arrived from AIM


April 12, 2007, 12:56 PM
I posted this as a reply to a question in the General Forum, but I thought I'd share it here as well.

As many know, CZ82's have (somehow) achieved C&R status and serveral wholesalers are carrying them in the $199-229 range. AIM, SOG, J&G, dansammo to name a few.

The BBT just delivered mine from AIM. I paid for the handpick...I really need to stop doing that. I'm always disappointed. Anyway, the pistol looks really nice. The slide and barrel are in great shape...95%+. The alloy frame has use wear and chips...90%. 2 mags, holster, lanyard.

Ergonomics are awesome...the 12 round mag creates a handfilling grip but not too big. It is a nice compact pistol in a round that is at the lower end of the acceptable SD range. This pistol has the safety, mag release and slide release in the right places. Also, safety and mag release are ambidextrous. Nice. Sights are big and highly visible. Really nice little pistol.

Here are some pix.

Here it is with some Czech stable-mates

And here is it in size comparison to a Bulgy Mak.

Hopefully will get to the range before long to test her out.

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April 12, 2007, 01:22 PM
Nice CZ collection.

I love the grip on the CZ-82. It's very comfortable in my hand. They have good ergonomics too. My only gripe is the swell in the grip around the mag release. It seems to me that it's there to prevent accidentally dropping the mag, but forces me to change my hand position to get to it.

The sights on these are great! As far as I can tell it's the same sights as on my CZ-75B.

April 12, 2007, 03:01 PM
How long did it take to get? I am waiting on some ammo, they are behind. I guess I should order one of these.

ETA: Any sources on spare mags?

April 12, 2007, 03:45 PM
I just got mine from AIM yesterday and it is a sweet little shooter.

ETA: Any sources on spare mags?

Mags for the CZ-83 work perfectly, since it is the same gun, just a slightly different caliber. Plus, they are easier to come by. The only trouble I can find with these little 9mm mak's is the tendancy to painfully destroy the web of the shooting hand. My Kel-Tec P3AT doesn't hurt this much to shoot.

April 12, 2007, 05:19 PM
The only trouble I can find with these little 9mm mak's is the tendancy to painfully destroy the web of the shooting hand.

I also found my CZ-83 painful to shoot. My thumb gets battered by the mag release. A set of rubber grips would help as well. Anyone make these for the CZ-83.

April 12, 2007, 06:47 PM
Well I ordered one. Now where to get ammo?

April 12, 2007, 09:09 PM
9x18 mm is everywhere.

If you ordered it from AIM, SOG, J&G or wherever they have it. It is also in most major stores that have ammo.

Route 66
April 12, 2007, 09:11 PM
Well count me in on another who jumped at the chance to get a fairly recent made firearm as C&R. Why the ATF ever came up with that ruling I'll never know.

I called Eric at AIM to order one and they were out with a promise of more the next day. I asked about the condition of these and he said to expect sharp edge/corner wear. Mine arrived 3 days later and Eric was wrong.......I couldn't find any sharp corner wear. The only defects were a couple of pinhole size places on the front grip strap that had bluing gone.

I started looking over the pistol and "Oh My God" the rifling's gone! Long story short, after reading a few forums I realized I just had my first experience with a polygonal barrel. Still looks weird to me but it should be a snap to clean up.

My second surprise was the cocked and locked feature in a DA/SA pistol. I've owned several DA/SAs but I haven't seen that before. Do other CZs have cocked/locked as well?

No range time yet since the weather in Indiana continues to stay crappy but I can hardly wait.

PS SOG had CZ83 mags for $19.95

PAC 762
April 12, 2007, 09:56 PM
I received mine today from AIM. Nicks on the sharp edges, but nothing terrible. I also order a 1895 Nagant from them which is in great condition.

Is there any reason I shouldn't carry this cocked & locked? I prefer single actions but want to make sure there are no quirks that can make single action carry more dangerous.

April 12, 2007, 10:43 PM
I got 2 from AIM a week ago and both of mine were in great shape except both had ugly crowns. :eek: It looks like it could be the result of rough, rushed and careless assembly. I just finished cutting a new crown on one of them and I can confirm, these pistols do have chrome bores... The one I cut is now perfect and the only reason I didn't return them was I had the bore cutters from Brownells already.

I haven't seen anyone else remark about their crown and imagine, I get two with dinged muzzles!

I did shoot 50 rounds of S&B through the pistol I just recrowned tonight and it grouped as well as I can shoot it. Also had flawless functioning with the S&B but a bunch of hang-ups with Wolf Ammo last week.

April 25, 2007, 05:24 AM
The CZ52 can be carried cocked & locked.

PAC 762
April 25, 2007, 07:56 PM
The CZ52 can be carried cocked & locked.

Thank you, sir.

Nomad, 2nd
April 25, 2007, 10:46 PM
As can the CZ 75B..

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