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88E30M50

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Got lucky on that! She was due 10/29, but with the wife’s gestational diabetes, we were told about a month ago that we would need to induce a week early. I’ll take it!;)
That was fortunate. Instead of a 10/22, you'd have had to go shopping for a 10mm G29.
 

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I kind of find it neat that Springfield is not just cranking out yet another striker fired poly gun to disappear into the masses of near identical offerings by other companies. It's cool to see an iconic design made relevant again after Browning dropped them a couple of years back. Maybe someday we'll see something similar to the 1911 in that the design just keeps getting better and better with each new iteration.
 

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Am thinking of buying my first CZ pistol, as I recently got some disposable funds, and I've heard various people speak highly of them.
I definitely want one made with a steel frame with a hammer.
Any recommendations?
What's some various choices for concealed carry, home protection, range shooting.
Rounds I like are 10mm, .357 Sig, .45ACP, 9mm.
I DON'T want to spend a lot, but want something decent.
 
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Am thinking of buying my first CZ pistol, as I recently got some disposable funds, and I've heard various people speak highly of them.
Any recommendations?
What's some various choices for concealed carry, home protection, range shooting.
Rounds I like are 10mm, .357 Sig, .45ACP, 9mm.
I DON'T want to spend a lot, but want something decent.

The seminal CZ is the CZ 75. Full size handgun and very nice. 9mm. If you like something a little beefier, the SP-01 is a nice choice. If you prefer a .45, the 97 is your best bet. If full size isn't what you're looking for, the CZ 75 compact or P-01 would fit the bill. I myself prefer the 75 compact or P-01. Very nice size and very soft shooting.
 

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Am thinking of buying my first CZ pistol, as I recently got some disposable funds, and I've heard various people speak highly of them.
Any recommendations?
What's some various choices for concealed carry, home protection, range shooting.
Rounds I like are 10mm, .357 Sig, .45ACP, 9mm.
I DON'T want to spend a lot, but want something decent.
CZ97 is outstanding for .45ACP
I haven't shot any that I didn't like, but there are some factors, if you want polymer vs metal, and hammer vs striker.
I would suggest getting together with one of us and trying out a variety of them and see what you like. I'm on the West side of Indy.
 

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The seminal CZ is the CZ 75. Full size handgun and very nice. 9mm. If you like something a little beefier, the SP-01 is a nice choice. If you prefer a .45, the 97 is your best bet. If full size isn't what you're looking for, the CZ 75 compact or P-01 would fit the bill. I myself prefer the 75 compact or P-01. Very nice size and very soft shooting.
I think if I'm going full sized for something that I wont carry often, I'd go .45 CZ 97, or if I'm gonna concealed carry, a CZ 75 Compact 9mm with a steel frame.
Just wondering if I'm thinking correctly on this.
 

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CZ97 is outstanding for .45ACP
I haven't shot any that I didn't like, but there are some factors, if you want polymer vs metal, and hammer vs striker.
I would suggest getting together with one of us and trying out a variety of them and see what you like. I'm on the West side of Indy.
I've heard good things about the CZ 97.
I definitely want a steel frame with a hammer.
 

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Am thinking of buying my first CZ pistol, as I recently got some disposable funds, and I've heard various people speak highly of them.
I definitely want one made with a steel frame with a hammer.
Any recommendations?
What's some various choices for concealed carry, home protection, range shooting.
Rounds I like are 10mm, .357 Sig, .45ACP, 9mm.
I DON'T want to spend a lot, but want something decent.
I really love my SP01, 19 + 1 rnds of 9 mm, sits at my bedside with a light attached to the rail. Soft shooter and much more accurate than I will ever be.

For carry I have a 75D PCR which has an alloy frame and steel slide. A little lighter than the all steel 75 compact in the same size, 15 + 1, 9 mm rnds

My workshop pistol is a 20 year old all steel Tanfoglio witness in .45. If you are not familiar it is a clone of the CZ 97. Again a very soft shooter and more accurate than me. I picked it up for cheap until I save up for a 97 bd. It‘s the only CZ/CZ clone I have without a decocker (has a safety and it sits in the workshop safe in condition 1).
 

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I think if I'm going full sized for something that I wont carry often, I'd go .45 CZ 97, or if I'm gonna concealed carry, a CZ 75 Compact 9mm with a steel frame.
Just wondering if I'm thinking correctly on this.
I have never fired one but new or nearly new 2075 Rami’s can be had. Yet a little smaller than the compact but still an all steel, hammer fired pistol. I personally felt the size difference was not enough to prefer it over my 75D
 
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The seminal CZ is the CZ 75. Full size handgun and very nice. 9mm. If you like something a little beefier, the SP-01 is a nice choice. If you prefer a .45, the 97 is your best bet. If full size isn't what you're looking for, the CZ 75 compact or P-01 would fit the bill. I myself prefer the 75 compact or P-01. Very nice size and very soft shooting.
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All's well after todays dental work. Slept several hours when I got home. No discomfort yet but i took a painkiller as a preventative. Time for a bowl of ice cream.

That SA-35 looks interesting. This forum continues to be pricey.
Glad to see you made it thru. Ice cream is great for making the gums feel better. Keep it up with the pain killers for a few days. Ask me how I know…
 

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Springfield sent the new LevAR racheting charging handle with lightning speed.
It's a hunk of well-engineered metal. I like !

Standard position
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3X mechanical force extraction positon
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