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    Red face Introducing a friend to CCW options

    Took a friend shooting today that is interested in concealed carry and home defense using the same gun.

    I brought the following:

    P320C
    Glock 19
    Walther CCP
    Taurus PT-111 G2C
    Ruger SP-101
    LCRx

    I have a lot more options, but this is a good introduction for him. We went over the basics, and safety. The sights he liked were the Truglo TFX and TFO. I have them on the Glock, Sig, and Taurus. He did fairly well with all of them.

    Other than hunting and plinking, he doesn't have a lot of experience with self defense options. You notice I kept it to striker fired or revolvers. I then did a bad thing at the end. I pulled out my carry gun, a CZ P-07, and let him try it. I explained the DA/SA transition, the hammer drop safety, and the inverted rail concept. He tore a large hole in the neck of the target with 15 rounds and promptly said, "I found my gun".

    I think I created another CZ fan.

    We'll go out again, but I think he headed to Rural King for a G2C and plans on saving towards a P-07. I'll get him ready for a class with someone I know is good, even if most of them are Glock fans.

    Maloy

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    Fortunately the closest Rural King to me is over 1000 miles away.
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    Way to go Maloy.
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    at a boy!
    get them hooked on the CZ Dope as early as you can!!!
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    Well I stressed that he needs to be able to afford practice and 9mm for non reloaders is the best option in a self-defense round. Shooting the CZ for the first time and all the rounds went where he wanted is what sold it. Icing on the cake, was when I showed him the Kadet kit.

    With the Taurus, I told him he could practice a lot and save for the P-07.

    The one I carry was about $450 out the door, and I found the Kadet kit at $189.99 on sale with $9.99 shipping. The Kadet kit has helped introduce ladies into the CZ fold, and I know two who got the P-07, shoot all winter indoors with the Kadet and outside with 9mm in good weather.

    Maloy

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    CZ is the way to go.



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    I prefer the hammer-fired da/sa guns myself- though I do have several striker guns.

    Since your friend liked the CZ..... don't overlook the C-100 Canik imported by Tristar.... it is a clone of the CZ-75 compact, I have one- it is a fantastic shooter. I paid about $350 for mine.
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    Good work! If there are IDPA or USPSA clubs around perhaps they would like to observe a match to see if it's interesting to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brojohn View Post
    I prefer the hammer-fired da/sa guns myself- though I do have several striker guns.

    Since your friend liked the CZ..... don't overlook the C-100 Canik imported by Tristar.... it is a clone of the CZ-75 compact, I have one- it is a fantastic shooter. I paid about $350 for mine.
    the only drawback that I would consider with the Tri star or Canik is with the import status against Turkey the availability and warranty repair/parts may be non existent in the near future?
    I don't own either but that's because I got 4 CZ and 4 Tanfoglio.
    they are a best buy in my opinion, I have shot a couple and they fit me just as well as the CZ.
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    I have to agree with olfarhors on this. CZ and Tanfoglio are proven products and there are parts for them. I own 10 CZ products with two of them being long guns. I've never had a problem with any of them. I own three P-9 pistols which were parts supplied to Springfield Armory from Tanfoglio and two Tanfoglio Witness. Of these, I only have problems with 1 P-9. It's ejector was played with by a previous owner. Here's where it is good, it is a 29 year old SA product, that I got a new Tanfoglio part for last week.

    I've played with the T-100 and other variants and the SAR built polymer. It was the Polymer Witness pistols that kept me from trying CZ's polymer offerings as I was afraid I'd be disappointed. I borrowed a P-07 and now own three and one P-10c. With the SAR and Poly Witness (some made by SAR) I was disappointed by their accuracy and sights. Yes, sights can be replaced, but at the cost of LPA, you're only a little short for a CZ that for the most part, need nothing. On the used market, there are a lot of good buys for older steel Witness models sub $400.

    I've nothing against the Turkish guns, but CZ is definitely a better grade gun. Tanfoglio as done things to the clone market that even CZ had to catch up to. The first race guns built in the CZ 75 design were Tanfoglio made guns. My P-9 World Cup predates the CZ Czechmate by a number of years.

    Maloy
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