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BTA90 - buy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by enichols, May 21, 2008.

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  1. enichols

    enichols Member

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    Hello all-
    I saw a BTA90 on consignment at a local store for $360. Probably 95% condition. Buy or pass?
    -Nic
     
  2. Cliff47

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    I'd say that it is over-priced by at least $50. A Tanfoglio import variant, solidly constructed, but finding mags could be problematic, parts from EAA may be a possibility. This was a compact version of the TA-90 pistol marketed by Tanfoglio Armee, and imported by FIE (if memory serves).
     
  3. Jiml3

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    I would discourage you buying it on 2 points. First, it is overpriced. Second,
    the current importer, EAA ( European American Arms), will not provide any customer support due to the fact that they were not the importer of BTA 90's.
    Trust me on this, I have personal experience. They are very rude and unwilling to provide service of any kind. I have a BTA 90 with a cracked slide and can't get a replacement. They would nor even give me the address of the manufacturer. I researched it and found the address in Italy. I wrote and expressed my dissatisfaction with EAA and they apologized but did nothing.
    Point is, if you need parts or service, you are s--t out of luck. Without a service support system, the gun isn't worth much!

    Jiml3
     
  4. lee n. field

    lee n. field Member

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    OK. Can the Italians do anything for you?
     
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    I researched it and found the address in Italy. I wrote and expressed my dissatisfaction with EAA and they apologized but did nothing.

    From: lee n field:
    "OK. Can the Italians do anything for you?"

    Yes they can!! Find me someone who can supply spare parts for their guns previously sold thru a former importer or require EAA to supply them. I even requested they they sell me the slide and ship it to me. They said they couldn't do it. So much for taking care of the customer.

    Jiml3
     
  6. enichols

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    Hmm... maybe I'll just save up and get the real CZ.
    Thanks, guys.
     
  7. Cliff47

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    Sounds like a plan, get the original product, and sleep well at night. Granted, the prices will be higher than the BTA-90 that you saw, but you have the support behind the product.

    You might want to Czech out the CZForum (www.czforum.com), CZShooters (www.CZShooters.com), and the CZ-USA.com web sites.
     
  8. The Bushmaster

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    Buy??? NO!!!
     
  9. Glockorama

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    Now you're talkin'! :cool:
     
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