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Calling all CZ 82 owners...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chris B, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. Chris B

    Chris B Member

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    So, I just got a new (to me) CZ 82. I have some questions.

    1. Anyone else have problems with their grips coming loose? I'm having to tighten the grips after every 2-3 mags. The screws look to be stripped around the top; but then I don't know what they're supposed to look like. They tighten down alright but they come rather loose after just a bit of shooting.

    2. Is it drop safe?

    3. Anyone use it as (one of) their carry or HD guns? If so, what is your choice of ammo?

    4. Are all of the 82's Chech Army surplus, or were they sold to civilians too? I'm wondering what the history behind this particular pistol might be.

    The answers to any of these questions and any other info you might find pertinent for me to know would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    -Chris
     
  2. Sound Dude

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    I own two CZ82s. I've never had the loose grip problem you're having. Sounds like an job for Lok-tite.

    I have carried my CZ on occasion. I had a federal hollowpoint loaded.

    I believe they were all milsurp.
    The CZ83 was the civilian version.
     
  3. Samuel Adams

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    I bought my CZ 82 last month and have had no problems with it. In fact it is my primary carry weapon loaded with 95 grain Cor Bon JHP. I bought a decent leather holster for it from Makarov.com. The weapon is drop safe and can be carried in Condition 1.
     
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    So, I just got a new (to me) CZ 82. I have some questions.

    1. Anyone else have problems with their grips coming loose? I'm having to tighten the grips after every 2-3 mags. The screws look to be stripped around the top; but then I don't know what they're supposed to look like. They tighten down alright but they come rather loose after just a bit of shooting.

    Loose grips are a chronic problem with this pistol. Use some blue loc-tite

    2. Is it drop safe?

    I don't know...good question.

    3. Anyone use it as (one of) their carry or HD guns? If so, what is your choice of ammo?

    I don't CCW mine, but Hornady makes excellent 9mm Mak

    4. Are all of the 82's Chech Army surplus, or were they sold to civilians too? I'm wondering what the history behind this particular pistol might be.

    CZ makes the 83 model, almost identical, for the civilian market. Comes in .32 acp, .380 and 9mm Mak. You can have blued, nickle or polycoat finish.

    No idea as to the history of your particular pistol. They are lacking cartouches to identify users.
     
  5. FEG

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    The vz-82 has an inertial firing pin and some internal similarities to a CZ 75. Both were designed under the supervision of Frantisek Koucy, who was primarily influenced by Browning late in his career.

    Barnaul 95 gr JHP is a good, economical carry load if you can find it. The Hornady is the next most logical option. As you probably noticed, the vast majority of 9x18mm is ball ammo.

    People mistakenly call these a CZ-82. There is no such model. It is a vz-82, according to standard CSSR military nomenclature. Technically, CZ-UB weapons accepted by the CSSR military use the convention "vz" (vzor, or model in Czech) plus the year of adoption.

    The civilian model is the CZ-83, which came out the next year (1983). It is also incorrect to call this a vz-83, because this version was never adopted by the CSSR. Early CZ-83s were virtually identical to the vz-82, and even had the rounded trigger guard style.

    I mention this because even reference books are very sloppy with the distinction between "vz" and "CZ" and tend to call any older CZ product a "vz" whether it was a military issue weapon or not.
     
  6. ZeSpectre

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    And yet there it is, "CZ-82" electropenciled in big letters, right on the side of my pistol. :evil:

    But to answer the OP. I had to lock-tite my grips and yes it's drop safe (has a firing pin interrupter)
     
  7. FEG

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    Now the importers are marking them that way? I officially give up...

    :banghead:
     
  8. azhunter12

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    I use my CZ82 for HD, I just use normal wolf stuff.
     
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