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My new toy CZ999

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by ZA_Survivalist, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    image.jpg Normally I dont go out and mention my new purchases, however this little gal was a sweet score and the quality for the price I paid is outstanding. Its a CZ999

    It is NOT a CZ. Thats the model and the CZ stands for the factory name. This is a Serbian Pistol from Zastava.

    Its " reminiscent" of a Sig P226
    (kind of) but by looks alone, much like a VZ58 would be when compared to an AK variant.

    Sure, there are some rough spots, was a little dirty, but for $300 (and less) its a deal. Now if only I could find an EZ9..
     
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  2. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is that metal I see for the frame:):):):):):)
     
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  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Yes, aluminum. The finish on the frame is good, the slide sucks but that'll be easy to paint up later.

    Steel sights is what I really like.
     
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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That's just a mean looking gat. I like it a lot!
     
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  5. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    I had the Compact version (which this one looks to be but not 100% sure) & it shot very accurate, and i don't think i ever had a failure. Magazines seemed like good quality.

    The particular 999 I owned, had an odd decocker issue though and I couldn't get over it. Basically the decocker would stick on the way down and required pushing forward while down to get past. Never got comfortable with it.

    I felt up an EZ9 the other day and it didn't have that issue.

    Anyways, do not use harsh chemicals to wipe/clean this pistol down! The finish will start coming off!

    You should be able to mag slap & chamber this all day.

    When i was feeling up the EZ9 the other day i was really missing this pistol. It's certainly a great value. IMO The P95 is also in the same $300 value too.
     
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  6. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Oh Im jealous, Im now lusting after an EZ9.
    & yes this is the compact CZ999.

    All the release mechanisms are a bit stout but I feel with time they'll ease up. The deckocker is certainly an odd motion, its spring loaded and wants to jet back up after its decocked.

    And thanks for yhe heads up about solvents, Ill have to keep an eye on the ones I use.
     
  7. JVK

    JVK West Active Member

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    Yeah, that EZ9, especially because of the rail, is something i wouldn't mind having. If you see an EZ9 for 300 bux I wouldn't pass it up.
     
  8. AngryRedTicTac

    AngryRedTicTac Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I looked at the full size 999 for a while, but the two that I tried had a weird "hitch" in the DA portion of the trigger, one a bit worse than the other. It wasn't a deal breaker, would have gotten used to it, but it did feel odd. That said, my only DA/SA gun is a 3rd gen Smith, so I am a bit spoiled. Only other bummer was the lack of grips for them. I didn't expect to find a lot of choices, but I couldn't find a single one, aside from some guy on the 999 page talking about custom ones.

    The .40 ones with the ported setup look pretty cool as well, but I would definitely like an EZ for the rail.
     
  9. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Very true! Your comment about the hitch in the DA pull is spot on. While pulling in DA there is a slight hitch.. Nothing that alters function, but it took some getting used to. SA is a dream, just like my 92FS.. Im wondering if the decocker has something to do with the odd DA trigger pull?

    Ill keep playing with it and see.
    One of the other odd things is, the hammer will ride up if I hold the trigger back as the slide moves forward (for a trigger reset) I must have the trigger slightly forward in order to allow it to reset and catch the hammer.. That I dont like.. But thats just me power stroking the slide and dry-firing.. When I take it out today we'll see what thats all about when I run ammo through it.
     
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  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Fellas, she shoots like a dream! I could not miss with her this morning. The weight of her tames much of the (what little there is from 9mm) recoil. The sights are bright, big and dead on. I wont have to worry about drifting the sight at all.

    The most difficult part I had to deal with was the magazine release. The way it disengages can push too far to the left side because it's ambidextrous. So pushing it from the right over and over pushed it further towards the left side, making the mag release a little stout and hard push in.. Its a design flaw more than a mechanical flaw on the pistol itself.

    Im in love, its as accurate (for me) as 1911s are. Im a happy camper.
    Now to get the 4.25 full sized. :D
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Not really surprised. Awesome.
     
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    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    It looks like it has the grip length of a Sig 226 but the slide length of a 228 - optical illusion? Is the full size the same grip with a longer slide?
     
  13. AngryRedTicTac

    AngryRedTicTac Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    I've never held both at the same time, but it certainly felt like that was the case. The frames seem to be the same, just different slide length. They use the same mags, which is nice.
     
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    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    have you run much ammo thru it and how does it cycle ?
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Runs great! At 300 rounds now. Darn accurate, AND I found a guy who makes custum grip panels for a decent price.. Other than the odd mag release it has, its a great pistol.
     
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