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Old 11-09-2008, 02:02 AM   #11
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CZ's really don't need any "mods" to perform better.

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CZ's really don't need any "mods" to perform better.
I absolutely agree. Seems that the 1911 guys have set the standard for adding widgets to their iconic pistols... which were supposed to be the epitomy of masterful handgun design in the first place, but they do it anyhow. Kinda like buying a Honda and souping it up with 15 grand in "accessories", bringing them to a performance level that could have been achieved by just buying something else in the first place and avoiding the add ons.

(I really am not a prick, I just take every opportunity to bust on 1911 guys... )
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You can spend big bucks on ANY INTEREST, be it guns, cars, trucks, or whatever. For those that shoot in competition, some acccessories are probably in order. However, for the averagel Joe looking to protect his home & family, any good quality firearm will suffice nicely. I have 100% confidence in my CZ, Ruger, S&W, and Colt pistols that are carefully located throughout my home.

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Show me another handgun with over 100 years of active military service and I would be willing to elevate it up to the same status.... and yet, *looking around* I am still looking...

Big Hugs for Jeep and his "limited" world pistol view.
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I have 1911s and Glocks and Smiths along with my CZ's. I just prefer the feel and function of the CZ. Never owned a crappy pistol aside from an early Sigma .40 cal. I was just ribbing about the 1911 thing.

The 1911 has been in active military service for a long time, but after a hundred years, still isn't as widely issued or as widely copied, on a global scale, as the CZ75 which has only been around since, well, 1975.

I'll keep my CZ75, and leave the 1911's to the prima donas (poking JD with a sharp stick )

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Looks like I will be getting the 1911...
Will make my final decision though in a few weeks when I get a chance to shoot both...

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I absolutely agree. Seems that the 1911 guys have set the standard for adding widgets to their iconic pistols... which were supposed to be the epitomy of masterful handgun design in the first place, but they do it anyhow. Kinda like buying a Honda and souping it up with 15 grand in "accessories", bringing them to a performance level that could have been achieved by just buying something else in the first place and avoiding the add ons.

(I really am not a prick, I just take every opportunity to bust on 1911 guys... )
I didn't add anything to mine before it was stolen.
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the CZ75 which has only been around since, well, 1975.
Exactly. Come and see me about it's longevity, reliability & tradtion in 2070 - I'll give you 5 years of R & D.

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I'll keep my CZ75, and leave the 1911's to the prima donas (poking JD with a sharp stick )
*looking down from his 1911 pedestal* I have NO IDEA what you are talking about?
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I think the thing to keep in mind here is that both pistols in question are Chinese copies, NOT the originals.

A trained monkey can detail strip a 1911 variant in about one minute. 1911 parts can be changed as needed, quite easily, even though the Norinco will have forged parts like John Browning intended. Not some MIM crap like most of the vaunted manufacturers are using today. But I digress.

The CZ75 clone does not detail strip as easily, and parts are not as readily available as a 1911.

In a country where having a gun repaired can be a real pain, the ability to repair and service your own pistol is a plus.

If you like the feel of a 1911, it is the pistol for you.

And before anyone flames me for bagging on the CZ75, I bought my first CZ75 in the early 80's and loved it (I'd love to have it back). It was one of the green crinkle finished ones brought it from Canada before the wall came down. And I had a couple of Swiss AT84's and one of the Springfield full sized as well.

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I am definately leaning to the 1911 side of the equation.

My intention is to use it as a learning tool as well as a shooting tool.
I want to slowly improve it and practice and hone my skills, and the ready availability of 1911 parts means it is no disaster if I completely stuff something up on it.
A new trigger or hammer or sear is only a phone call away.
Also I want to see just how accurate I can get a cheap chinese gun to be.

There is also a HEAP of info on tuning and improving 1911s out there...

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