I thought it was just an old eastern block military surplus pistol. I was right, and I was WRONG. This gun is truly a hoot to shoot. I have enjoyed that gun as much as any other I've owned. No it's not ccw type of gun, but I would have no worries if that was what I had in my hand if something were to go down. Everytime my Son and his friends come shooting with me, there is a large varity to choose from. The CZ~52 is the one gun everyone wants a turn with. At around 12 cents a shot, live it up. The 7.62x25 is a great little round. Most surplus ammo seems to be around 1500 fps. If I had a knock on it, it would be the mag release. But it is what it is, an old eastern block surplus military pistol. FUN TO SHOOT. Thanks Daddy.