Originally Posted by Chicken
I've read awesome things about the CZ's, and I really like the look of them. How easy/difficult would they be to break down and clean? The thing I liked best about the Glocks and the XD's were how simple they were. I'm battling this whole pretty vs. simplicity thing in my mind. All seem like awesome choices except that Taurus which has been crossed off my list.
CZs are pretty simple.
1. Push the slide back until the little dots line up (1/4" or so)
2. Push pin/slide release out of frame.
3. Remove slide, barrel etc.
Reverse for reassembly.
Truth be told, most service/duty type semi auto pistols are pretty simple to field strip. They may come at it from different directions, but none of them are particularly hard.
Another positive for the CZ is the Kadet Kit. Converts it to .22LR. Reliable and accurate.