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Picking a Pistol-A DA/SA 9mm Automatic

Picking a pistol for serious use is a critical task. You may really be betting your life on it.

The first thing you should decide is the caliber. Let's say you decide on 9X19mm AKA 9mm Luger. Next choice you should make is what type of action is best for you, SA, SA-Da or DAO.

If you decide on adouble action/single action action ithere are two designs that are hard to beat the SIG P226 and the CZ75 or 85. They are both excellent pistols, reliable, accurate and their grips fit most people's hands quite well. They 15 shots and will handle most 9mm loads quite well,

Negatives? They both have the "crunch-tick" problem, the transition from the first double action shot to the subsequent single action shots. I don't regard that as a real problem. Both actions give a smooth transition.

How to choose between them. The SIG offers simplicity. It has no external safety to learn wuntil its manipulation becomes a reflex. The CZ has a manual safety, but can be garried hammer down and safety off. The manual safety does offer the option of carrying the CZ cocked and locked like a 1911.If you can try both before you buy and pick the one that works best for you. Either way you will have a superb pistol.
 

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I have never purchased an actual CZ make handgun, and have no idea why not. Got several that are CZ designs, however, made by someone else. Probably one of the better ones is a Sphinx in .40&W. Very nice gun!

I've always heard good things about the CZs but for some reason just never forked over the cash to buy one. I may have to correct that deficiency sometime soon..... :)
 

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It's not a 9mm, but I am very happy with my.45ACP CZ97B.
It is a superb pistol. accurate, powerful. reliable and smooth light double and single action trigger pulls out of the box.
 

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I seem to recall looking at a CZ 10mm or two a couple of years ago. Still don't know why I didn't buy them. Might have been a Colt Python on another table yelling my name that got my attenion. :)

I believe the IMI Baby Eagles are a CZ design aren't they? I've always loved the way they feel in my hand, but the crappy trigger pull has always kept me from buying one. But I still look at them real hard whenever I see them.
 
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