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Old December 8, 2018, 07:33 AM   #1
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Bought a new gun

So I went to the gun store yesterday to buy a gun. Admittedly, I was a bit unfocused, with several very different guns on the list.

I went to buy a SIG P365, SIG P938, SIG P238, .40S&W SIG P229 (CPO or used so I could afford it), Colt or SA 1911, a Beretta 92, or a .357mag, .44mag or .45LC lever rifle (preferably a Marlin or a Henry). A .22 pistol was lower on the list, but also a possibility (I haven't owned one in a decade or so).

On impulse I bought something completely different. I am a CZ fan (even though my P01 hasn't really grown on me). I love the feel and pointability of the classic 75B. They had a blemished CZ 75B Compact at a price I haven't seen for a new CZ in about a decade (while they said it was a "blemish" model, I couldn't find any blemishes). So, I bought it.

I never really warmed to my CZ P01. I always wanted the CZ 75B Compact and the CZ PCR and it just wasn't the same. It also had an issue with trigger slap, but that is fixable. Though, since the gun itself never grew on me, I didn't want to spend the money to send it to CZ or Cajun Gunworks to get a new trigger. Hopefully, I won't have the trigger slap issue with the 75 Compact, and if I do, it is a gun that I've wanted more than the P01 so I'll probably be much more willing to spend the money for the fix.

Unfortunately, with Maryland's waiting period, I can't take it home for about a week (I forget if the waiting period is 7 calendar days or 7 business days). In the meantime, it is time to check my 9mm ammo stock and see if I need to buy more so I can really wring it out once I get it, shop some holsters (hmm, another hybrid like I have for my P01 and my polymer pistols, or should I go leather for this one), and check for mags in PA and VA*

This is the 4th CZ I've owned, and my 3rd I currently own. I have my original CZ 75B that I bought over 15 years ago, I have the P01 I bought several years ago, and now I own (but don't yet possess) my 75B Compact. I used to own a CZ 40B that I bought when you could still get them new, stupidly, I sold it right around the time they were discontinued.

*In MD, we have a 10 round mag law. However, it regulates sales/transfer of standard capacity mags, not possession. You can buy regular mags in other states all you want and bring them home. You can't give, sell, buy or lend them to anyone within the state of MD.

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Old December 8, 2018, 09:07 AM   #2
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You’ll love it.

I didn’t send my guns off, but I did get the 3 spring kit that helped with trigger pull. If you have a punch and a hammer, it isn’t hard to make to shoot a lot better.


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Old December 8, 2018, 01:53 PM   #3
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I happened to me , I saw this Colt New Agent in 45ACP, doesn't have conventional sights it has a trench sight and CT Laser grips . From the time I picked it up I have a hard time putting it down , it's the only handgun I shoot now for the past two years . Have fun with your new little friend .
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Old December 8, 2018, 02:30 PM   #4
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Congrats on your latest Purchase.
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Old December 8, 2018, 03:45 PM   #5
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Hope you enjoy your purchase. I'm in Maryland too, 7 calendar days...
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Old December 8, 2018, 07:58 PM   #6
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I happened to me , I saw this Colt New Agent in 45ACP, doesn't have conventional sights it has a trench sight and CT Laser grips . From the time I picked it up I have a hard time putting it down , it's the only handgun I shoot now for the past two years . Have fun with your new little friend .
I came so close to picking up a Colt Defender that they had there. Sweet gun. The New Agent is interesting for a CCW piece, but I'd rather have the sights instead of the trench. If my newest gun wasn't my RIA Rock Compact (and Officer sized 1911), and if they didn't have the CZ 75B Compact "blemish", I probably would have picked it up, but I was looking for a full sized 1911 this time.
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Old December 8, 2018, 08:01 PM   #7
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Boy, you sound just like me. I go into a shop with the intention of buying one thing and leave with something entirely different. My last impulse buy was two weeks ago when I picked up a HK USP 45 at a price I just couldn't pass up. It is quickly becoming my favorite .45 Auto.
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Old December 8, 2018, 08:11 PM   #8
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Hmm, if this does have the trigger slap of the P01, I'm thinking I may just go with some shooting gloves (I may get them anyway). It would be a lot cheaper than a trigger job, and for self defense, I won't be shooting enough rounds to really notice trigger slap. As I get older, I don't love recoil as much as I used to, and it would also have the side benefit that it would make my S&W 442, my snub .357mags (one 2" and one 3" Rossi 461) and my Kel Tec Pf-9 a lot more pleasant to shoot and I may get more practice out of them.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 AM   #9
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Pic! I own 4 or 5 CZ's and my PCR is my favorite, hands down.
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 AM   #10
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I think you will be VERY happy. Next to a 1911 or a Hi-Power, my favorite handgun is a CZ-75 Compact (the safety version, not the decocker version). It fits my hand and balances perfectly.
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 AM   #11
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Pic! I own 4 or 5 CZ's and my PCR is my favorite, hands down.
I'll take a pic of the 75B Compact next to my P01 once I have possession (MD has a 7 day waiting period). Maybe even a full family photo along with my 15+ year old CZ 75B.

The PCR has been on my wish list for well over a decade now (probably around 15 years). It has been at times hard to find, not available in MD, or not really fitting my carry plans, and I don't really need it (I have guns that fit its niche) so I've been slow to get it. Now that I'll have both the 75B Compact and the P01, I'd bet that within a year or so I'll also have the PCR. Maybe I'll really treat myself and get one of the Cajun Gun Works customized PCRs.
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Funny how that works. I walked into my local fun store on Friday looking for another 9mm pistol and came out with a Kar98. Too good of a price to pass up.

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