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I'm selling off my Glocks....for CZ's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SureThing, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. SureThing

    SureThing Well-Known Member

    Well, after much thought I have decided to sell off my G34 and 19. I just don't have the money to keep more than a few hand guns.

    I do like Glocks, but I have got the itch for something more traditonal, something more....we pretty.

    As of now I have a used P01 on the way for $400 shipped, and just won an auction for a NIB Stainless 75, which I got for $525 shipped.

    My dad wants the Beretta I had just got, that had problems...he's a Beretta guy.

    So once the G34 sell, the CZ 75 SA will be my next one.

    My only beef with CZ is their frames and slides are cast.....I'm a forged man myself.
  2. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

    How many threads do you see featuring broken and busted CZs?

    It's not an issue, do not worry about it.
  3. Zan

    Zan Well-Known Member

    I've owned both. I like both for different reasons, however I don't own a glock anymore. I have that P-01 and a 75B.. Looking to get a RAMI.
  4. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member

    I love my CZ's and prefer them now, as my primary platform. I still have a G17 and G34. I like the G17 best. Since I'm a "variety" guy, I'll keep the "G's" as well as some others for now.

    But, I do understand your decision. My CZ collection has gone from 1 about 2 years ago to 4 with a number 5 in the works. CZ-75, SP-01, 40B, 97B, and second 97B.

    As far as the frames being cast are concerned, it's a non-issue. The Ruger Blackhawks are cast and they are some of the strongest in the industry. My .45 Colt BH has sustained close to 1,000 very hot (but reloading manual approved) loads and can still shoot 1.25" at 25 yards.

    I have read the steel in the Czech Republic is similiar to some of the 5100 series steel used in the Norinco 1911's, which means some really good stuff.

    Let us know if you ever have any CZ frame problems:neener:
  5. SureThing

    SureThing Well-Known Member

    I'm stoked, and cannot wait. I don't get to shoot often, and so I want to go look at my guns and think, who that is pretty.

    Plus I want them to shoot well. Plans are the Stainless is the range/safe queen. The SA will be my IDPA rig, and the P01 my carry rig.
  6. FEG

    FEG Well-Known Member

    My father, a wise man, once said something profound. "A cast frame means that they can afford to recycle their mistakes, rather than shipping them out anyway."

    In contrast, I have owned two Colts with forged frames that couldn't be made to cycle when NIB. One was mismachined so badly that I was able to get it exchanged under warranty. The other was "fixed" by Colt, but it was never a decent pistol. I have long since parted with those dogs. I have an older Colt I inherited, but never again.

    I have never heard of a frame failure in any CZ except a handful of 85 models. The extra cuts for the ambidextrous controls has caused a few to fail in the last 22 years. The lowest round count for this was well over 50,000 hot handloads (+P or higher in pressure) through the pistol in question.
  7. bob40caliber

    bob40caliber Well-Known Member

    CZ's are fine pistols and right now, an excellent value.

  8. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    Good call, I am planning on a pair of 40B's for my next purchase, seeing as both my and my brother's birthdays are coming right up!
  9. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    I'll take your Glocks, how much are you planning to sell them for?
  10. Dobe

    Dobe member

    CZ slides are forged; their frames are not. There is nothing wrong with this, unless you prefer something different for what ever reasons those may be. I have my reasons also, so I have chosen an AR-24 (forged slide and frame). The AR-24 offers a little more in the CZ type platform. I went to buy another this weekend, but they didn't have the adjustable sight model.

    The below is not a bad price.
  11. FEG

    FEG Well-Known Member

    Thanks for catching that, Dobe. I missed it.

    A lot of people then go on to say "Brand X must think forging is better, because they don't cast their slides!" You couldn't cast a CZ slide if you wanted to do so. The amount of reworking it would take in the firing pin block area alone makes forging and milling necessary.
  12. Dobe

    Dobe member

    I am the one who generally would say that, and slides can be cast. The problem is not in the reworking. If you can cut a forging, you can skip the forging process, and go directly to cutting and shapping the cast. Forgings and cast may be equal under the right circumstances. I'm just not sure everyone can make those circumstances right.

    CZ cast for the same reason everyone who cast does....to save money.
  13. ftierson

    ftierson Member.

    Beating CountGlockula to the punch with an offer, I'll be happy to give you $50 each for your worthless Glocks...


  14. SureThing

    SureThing Well-Known Member

    LOL, they are in the FS handgun section already, but a bit more than $50.
  15. Dobe

    Dobe member

    I'm sure you'll get what you want.
  16. SureThing

    SureThing Well-Known Member

    How did I do on the P01 and Stainless 75?
  17. Dobe

    Dobe member

    Looks good to me. I see in your list, that you wish to get a CZ SA. You'll enjoy that one too. I have this one, and have enjoyed it. I have loaned it to my son-in-law. He bought an XD as his first center fire, and prefers the CZ. Of course, he prefers the AR-24 to the CZ, but I'm not that good of a father-in-law, if you know what I mean.
  18. FEG

    FEG Well-Known Member

    I'll take your word for it (not my area), but how would you cast the void for the firing pin block and lever in one process? Is investment casting similar to injection molding?
  19. Dobe

    Dobe member

    Don't claim expert status here either, but there are many levels of a cast product. Companies cast, in order to save money. With that in mind, consider a basic cast where all items are cast including, but not limited to the ejection port, the barrel port, locking lugs, etc. This alone saves money. Any where you do not need to cut or machine a product saves money. So what is left? You would need to finish the remainder by drilling the firing pin hole and make the remaining cuts. Any place a tool and labor doesn't get involved saves money.
  20. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    BTW, the P01 frame, your first CZ...is forged alloy. :) The PCR frame is cast.
    Good choices -CZs are a great deal.


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