Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by KevininPa, Nov 12, 2022.
So, Zastava M70 owners, commence.....
There's only two things I don't like about it: The short length of the grip (my pinky finger has to dangle in midair) I've seen an after market magazine on sale that has an extension for your finger, however. The other thing is the weight. That pistol is built like a tank and weighs about as much for being such a small pistol.
Just for comparison on the weight, it weighs slightly more than my Beretta model 85BB pistol in .380 or my Smith & Wesson 3" barreled Model 36-1 in .38 special.
One other thing about the Zastava. The looks are kind of charming; what the illicit love child of the old Colt government model .380 and a Tokarev would look like. When I first opened the shipping box I did a double take. Thought at first there'd been a mistake and they'd sent me a weirdly reworked Colt .380.
But all in all I like how it looks.
I posted this awhile back on another forum!
Exactly what I'd have written about the M70. I'll also add that if you're a reloader you'll hate what the enormous unsupported chamber does to brass. I use all the thick wall brass I've collected through my M70 and don't even bother to pick it up as it makes Glocked brass look good.
I don't reload .32, but I have to agree 110%. It destroys brass.
Only problem with them is the lack of spare parts and magazine availability, but those are minor issues.
Lol! That's what I like about it! For some reason I always wanted an old school .32 to play around with.
Would like to find the .380 version, even though I hate the .380 round!
My 3 that are factory. One 2 tone Chrome and a brushed Nickel.
Bottom one I still have to install the sight on it. Grips are Marschalgrips.
Pierce Tomcàt mag extensions?
Had a CZ83 in .380. Beautiful gun. If the grips wouldn't have a habit of cracking, I would still have it. Went through three sets. Followed every tip read here and elsewhere.
I could give a bunch of reasons why I don’t like mine, but the 2 reasons I like it outweighs the con’s.
The weight keeps the recoil to nothing, and it’s extremely accurate.
Above all, just fun to shoot.
Fun gun in an easy to shoot caliber. I do reload .32 but I mainly shoot factory ammo, as now I’m finding it for .40/round.
I consider it a fun gun, not a “carry gun.” For some reason I like .32 ACP better than .380. Probably Because my .380s are all modern, polymer framed “conceal carry” pistols and somewhat snappy.
Out of all the .32 ACP's that have been made, the Zastava is probably in my top 5 along with the Beretta 81, Savage, PPK and clones, and Colt 1903. When a Zastava can be put in that kind of company it would have to be a good pistol and the M70 absolutely is.
Keep in mind in Europe the 7,65mm x 17 is loaded FAR hotter over there and it is a respected caliber.
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