My first pistol

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by AleksiR, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. AleksiR

    AleksiR New Member

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    Bought my first ever handgun today, a CZ 122 Sport in .22lr. I bought it from a collector my friend knows. I was actually looking for a CZ Kadet and my friend told me that he was offered one some time ago by his collector friend. Well, went to check out the pistol today and it turned out to be a 122 Sport. Not exactly what I wanted, but I liked it enough to buy it :D The gun probably has 20rds or less shot through it and is in very good condition. The single action trigger also feels great. Can't wait to shoot it, might be able to do that on Saturday or Sunday. I'll be checking out another CZ pistol on Saturday too, a SP-01 Shadow in 9mm.

    It's a major PITA to get handgun permits nowadays in Finland (2 year process...), but it finally paid off. Took some hasty pictures today when I got home, not the best quality but here she is:

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  2. Jagermeister

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    CZ is a great company. You will probably buy the shadow, it is a high quality pistol. Do you think Germany or Finland has stricter laws. I am betting Germany.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That is awesome! Really unusual-looking action on it.

    I LOVE the grip angles on my CZ-75b.
     
  4. Dearhunter

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    Congratulations on your first purchase. Nice gun. Have fun and be safe and careful.
     
  5. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    nice looking pistol. congrats!
     
  6. AleksiR

    AleksiR New Member

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    Thanks everyone!

    I've shot a few Shadows and one Tactical Sports, they're awesome. I'll see how the gun looks as it is used (verry little) also. If it's ok I'll buy it, if not, I'll wait for another gun shop to get the Shadows back in stock.

    I'm not too familiar with the German gun laws, but from what I know I'd say Germany too.

    Have shot couple of CZ-75 and I love 'em. That's why I started looking at the SP-01 Shadow.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    TWO years :eek:
    I bet your a happy camper now :)
    Enjoy :D
     
  8. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    I'm curious AleksiR, how hard is it to get 22lr ammo in Europe right now? Really nice looking pistol by the way.
     
  9. steadyshot

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  10. sweeper22

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    That's a good looking gun. I hope it performs well for you.

    Honestly, I know very little about this model. But for a new pistol owner, I'd generally advise (1) buy a good 22lr target pistol and (2) follow up that purchase with a metal framed, full size 9mm like the CZ 75b. That's not the be-all end-all for everyone, but I think it's a pretty good recipe for success. So if your gun performs well, I think you're well on your way.

    CZ makes excellent firearms. I'm a big fan of all things related to the model 75. Premium quality, rugged durability, modest price. Probably my own favorite platform...ever.
     
  11. Jagermeister

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    The shelves are full for all calibers from various manufactures. Sorry everybody, but Germany is stocked. Also, Europe also makes ammo, and DHS can not buy all the worlds supply.
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    That is so cool looking! Hideous in a way, but gorgeous in another! I want one!!!!! Love the partially fixed slide.
     
  13. AleksiR

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    Thanks everyone for the kind and encouraging words. I had some free time after work today so I took the CZ to the range and put 170rds of CCI Standard through it. One failure to feed, might've been me rubbing my thumb against the slide but other than that I had absolutely zero problems or malfunctions with the gun. Shot better than I thought I would and had a lot of fun. I still have a lot to learn with pistols, but I think I did ok with a new gun.

    Oh and to those wondering about the ammo situation in Europe, all types of ammo available and no change in prices. I think I'll go grab atleast 1000rds of .22 on Saturday :p

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  14. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    No problem getting ammo in the UK ironically a lot of it made in America.
     
  15. triggerjob

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    What do you need ammo for in the UK according to Piers Morgan "all" guns are banned and you can walk down the street with 100# notes just hanging out ur pockets cause the gun ban illiminated all the criminals!

    So I'm puzzled, ;-\
     
  16. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You should know better than to listen to Piers Morgan. I had a few shoots with a cz kadet at the range nice pistol. PS I like my browning buckmark.
     
  17. Jorgy

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    I would think after WW2 Germany would have tighter gun regulation than Finland. But the Finns are heavily governmentally regulated, i.e., socialist. Then again, they do have the Russians next door and the hunters in Lappland. Great question.
     
  18. nixfix

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    Finland has the 4th highest firearm ownership per capita. Regs are tight compared to the US, but not as tight as in Germany.
     
  19. triggerjob

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    In Finland doesthe government use any excuse to confiscate weapons or do they just make it a pain to buy them.

    In the States New York and Califirnia especially, once the police grab your gun its gone forever. Whether you get convicted or not. I don't know about other states, apparently in Temple TX they have a confiscate policy too.
     
  20. AleksiR

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    Unfortunately we have some major socialist elements in our society, but luckily many people don't like 'em and have started voting differently. We've been slowly slipping more and more to the left... :mad:

    That statistic is actually incorrect. That ranking is from a Swiss study, where they counted also illegal firearms in. The number of the illegal guns they pulled out of a magic hat. I think they said there were something like over a million illegal firearms here :rolleyes: In reality the number of firearms per capita in Finland is more in line with Sweden, France and Germany. As for the regulations, you got it right.


    The police can revoke your license(s), but they need to show in court that you are not suitable to own firearms because of your lifestyle (problems with alcohol etc.) and/or mental health. They can't just march in your home and take them.

    The permit system we have is need based, so you have to tell in the application what you're going to use the gun for. Accepted uses are e.g. hunting, sport shooting (has to be a sport with national level competitions, so "plinking" won't do) and collecting. Those are the most common "needs" that you can get a gun for, there are others too but they're fairly rare (work use, for bodyguards etc.). Also you have to fill out an application for every gun you want to buy. The very first permit you apply for and the handgun permits are usually a bit trickier to get, but when you know what the law says and the hoops you have to jump through you can get most guns here that you guys have in the US. It's a bit complex system and we have our fair share of simply stupid gun laws but I won't bore you with any more details :p