I want one soooo bad!!!! I'm partial to alloy and stainless framed guns. I've been looking for a good conceal carry in .40 cal and I like the feel of CZs. Anyone own one?
The 40 cal hits back extremely hard and it takes a bit of getting used to. That said, I am not a large guy and it works out fine for me...
I've shot a Springfield XD subcompact .40 Cal several times (my boyfriend has one) and it has some flip but that's expected. I would assume that the CZ isn't any worse than the XD. It should actually be a little less cause the XD has a polymer frame and I want the alloy framed CZ. I prefer that little bit of added weight. I'm not a polymer fan. Nothing against it, just not my cup of tea.
There is a huge difference between the two pistols shooting characteristics....
I actually am one of two people in the Tampa Bay area who does Gun smithing on CZ pistols if you do happen to purchase one and want to tune it up I could walk you through the process of a simple action and trigger jog if your mechanical in the least...
I'm not saying that you could not shoot one, or that you shouldn't get one.
What I will tell you is that you want to know up front that it is going to flip like a mother, hit like Mike Tyson into your hand and over all not be pleasant to shoot unless you *like* this type of weapon (like some, I do ).
It *is* a defensive weapon, not a range gun.
Most will get stove pipes and failures to feed when they first start shooting it, size of the person isn't the issue but rather shooting correctly every time is because it is not a forgiving pistol in the least.
The wrist can not break in the least or it will most likely jamb every time, or you will be able to watch the slide creep back into battery.
It hits back into the hand hard (it isn't fun to shoot for most at all)
It *will* flip like a 357 magnum snub nose revolver with defense rounds run through it
Once those issues are addressed I bet it will be the one weapon you will always want with you. For being a Sub compact it is one of the most accurate I have shot out to distances of 45 feet.
If you can, shoot a friends or if there is a Range/Shop near you where you can rent one, do so. You would also want at least two of the 10 round mag's for it.
Something to also consider is the RAMI 9mm, 14 + 1 rounds out of a dead on sub compact is not something to disregard out of hand.
I appreciate all your input. Im still looking to get one, just waiting for one to come through the gun shoppe. Havent come across one yet. they did have a 9mm(polymer frame though.). I'd still rather have a .40. I'm not an expert with guns or shooting but I am responsible with guns and I *do* know how to shoot. I know that sub compacts kick hard especially when they are a lighter gun. with that said I know what I'm getting into and I still want one. the mis-feed issue isnt a problem either. Like most guns, they gotta be broke in, I know and understand that. in most cases just polishing the feed ramp can remedy it though. as for the "stove pipe" issue, that can be caused by several different things. so I'm not gonna fault it for that. If it's due to a "limp wristing" issue, I wont have any worries there. I'm used to shooting .40's and .45's I know to keep a stiff wrist and firm grip when shooting. hell, even when shooting smaller calibers I still do it. lol. I'm a big fan of CZs and I would love to get the chance to shoot this gun. I think it'd be a great Conceal/Carry firearm for me. If i could i'd just carry my Smith, but I'm not a very big girl(only 5'4) and it's a little hard to conceal a full size gun(even on a larger person) . so I gotta look elsewhere and I'm kinda picky lol. Again I thank you so much for the information, I really appreciate it. Atleast now I know more about the gun.
this and the PARA Hawg are two of my fav's when it comes to style.