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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by pikid89, May 12, 2011.

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  1. pikid89

    pikid89 Member

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    so i got an interesting story

    I go to a wednesday night, informal steel plate shoot in gainesville

    normally i shoot my Gen2 g19, which i used to think i shot pretty well with...until lately

    over the last month or 2 i started having problems hitting even half of my targets....naturally i blamed the gun lol...so the next week i tried my dads g17, same problem...so the next week it was my moms M&P9...still to no avail

    I was starting to get worried...i took the g19 to the range before the shoot started to put it on paper...i was all over the place at 7 yards, not to mention 15
    so the shoot started like an hour later and i wasnt feeling to confident...

    3 stages
    1= 4x 8" plates at 10 yards/ 5 4x8 plates at 15 yards
    2= 10 yards 8 plate polish plate rack
    3= 5 4x8 plates and 5 8 inch tall animals
    (3 magazines of 6 rounds per stage, in the clock, 100 sec penalty for missed target left standing....cant miss fast enough to win lol)

    using my g19, i started at 3 and shot and missed 4 plates...wasnt to happy at that point

    went to reload my mags and one of the other guys offers me his "baby", a CZ custom shop SP-01 Shadow
    I reluctantly accepted and when he handed it to me it was one of those "epiphany moments"...ive never held a CZ let alone fired one, it it fit my hand like a glove (2 mags of 9 rounds cuz thats all it had)

    went and did stage 1 with it and left 1 standing...not too bad for a gun i have no experience with and no confidence in my self lol

    reloaded the mags and went on to stage #2...the polish plate rack
    ive never been able to shoot it well at all...(best ive ever done is use up 18 rounds and only hit 2 plates with the M&P9)

    Loaded up the CZ and it was like an act of god...shot it almost clean, had one plate left and would have got it had i not shorted my self on ammo by not counting the ammo i put in...i was unknowingly 2 bullets short when i started the stage

    they say its not the gun that makes the shooter, and with that I agree, but it seems sometimes we run into a gun that just speaks to us and actually agrees with us too

    unfortunately the SP-01 Shadow that is now at the tippy top of my list DOES NOT agree with a college students budget :rolleyes:

    my new dream gun
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  2. SalchaketJoe

    SalchaketJoe Member

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    Had same life changing moment when I held a CZ. Was a PCR and I knew I would have to get one. I did and will never get rid of it.
     
  3. CrazyO

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    +1 on the PCR. I shoot it just as well as my 75B. CZ are aewsome guns, they just fit right.
     
  4. larryh1108

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    My first CZ was the PCR as well. Once I held it and shot it I knew I would have it for the rest of my life. That hasn't changed and I doubt it ever will.
     
  5. larryflew

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    WOW, was a PCR that got me back into shooting as my first handgun in years.

    Always a GREAT choice. CZ to love.
     
  6. Thompsoncustom

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    Well I'm not sure what the custom shadow has compare to a stock o e but you could probably sell the glock and get s stock cz then with some time and money order parts from cz custom. I own a cz 75b pretty much the same gun without a rail and all steal, these guns are great shooters but from the factory they sometimes need a little trigger work which can be done as easy as snaps caps and dry firing, or if you don't like or want to do any gunsmith you could always pinch pennys somewhere, good luck if you get the gun I'm sure you'll love it.
     
  7. dairycreek

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    Be very, very careful with CZ's!! What begins as a gentle love affair often becomes a full bore addiction! I know this from personal experience.
     
  8. baylorattorney

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    Always wanted one. I just like that 19 + 1.
     
  9. ClemsonAl

    ClemsonAl Member

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    CZ Grips

    The only thing I did to my CZ75B was replace the plastic grips with the rubber ones. This was after someone at the range let me shoot his. The best $28 I've ever spent. Makes a great grip even better.
     
  10. GlockFan

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    CZ Grips

    I too am replacing the plastic grips. I am waiting for the usps to deliver my marschal grips any day now. I'll post a picture soon after...
     
  11. towboat_er

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    Love my 75B. easy to shoot where I want.
     
  12. Jonah71

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    CZ 75B.....the most accurate 9mm I've ever fired. I fired only 10 rounds behind the gun shop, went in and filled out the paperwork. Fired another 40 rounds while the owner made the neccessary call, grabbed another gun out of the bag in my trunk (don't even remember what it was), made the trade and left with my first, but not last CZ.
    I am officially addicted.
     
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  13. EAJ

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    CZ 75 D PCR Compact

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    CZ 75 SP-01 Custom Shop

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  14. Walkalong

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    If it didn't have that rail, it would be way up the list. Top 3 for sure. Too bad.

    I love my 97B.
     
  15. tekarra

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    +1 on the rail Walkalong.
     
  16. larryh1108

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    EAJ, I love those grips!

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  17. blackhawk556

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    the first time I held the CZ I knew I had to own one. I was going to buy the 75b, but then I decided it was worth spending an extra $80 for the night sights and rail the sp-01 includes
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