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CZ TT9 and TT44? Any good?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hellbore, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. Hellbore

    Hellbore Member

    Nov 24, 2003
    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?
  2. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2003
    Winston-Salem, NC
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2005
  3. KONY

    KONY Participating Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    Fairfax, Northern Virginia
    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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