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Chech CZ M-82

jaywaptijaywapti Senior MemberPosts: 4,958 Senior Member
My club had a swap meet today, I had an old Stevens M94 single shot 12ga. that i was asking $150. for and would have taken $125, a club member swapped me a like new CZ M-82 with 3 mags and a Kaydex IWB holster, I know nothing about this pistol but thought it might make a neat little carry gun. I know it is a 9 X 18 about the same power as a 380,  Any opinions, thoughts, good, or bad

JAY
THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,731 Senior Member
    I would have traded.  Good pistols, and the round is a little more powerful than the .380, but probably not enough to count.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,825 Senior Member
    Great little pistol, I like the 9x18 Mak. MIne's just a little finicky about ammo, only likes FMJ RN's. Dosen't like HP's, but a great shooter worth about $250+
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,904 Senior Member
    Great Trade and not a bad gun at all.
    I think BigDan knows a bit about them
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    Great Trade and not a bad gun at all.
    I think BigDan knows a bit about them
    Yeah, Dan knows quite a lot about them, I might shoot him a PM. I'm gonna order some different brands of ammo and a box or 2 of Hornady critical defense.

    JAY
     
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,731 Senior Member
    I use hardball in my .380s and .32s.  They feed flawlessly, and that's what most of them were made to shoot.  I might change my mind after seeing some performance charts but I prefer penetration over expansion,  From what I've read, some HPs expand fine but when they do, it limits penetration.  Maybe there's a round that does both.  I've got a box of Critical Defense, but haven't tried them yet.  Does Hornady make CDs in this caliber?
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,147 Senior Member
    I do like my CZ-82. It is hyper accurate, and has a great trigger and great sights for a surplus handgun. 


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    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    After playing with it for a few days it kinda grows on ya, sights are surprisingly good,  trigger pulls SA/DA are good enough that on fast DA pulls (dryfire) I am still mostly on target at about 15'  What i didnt realize was that the mags hold 12 rounds, now all i have to do is find out how to disassemble it.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,904 Senior Member
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,825 Senior Member
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    I do like the 9x18 round and the CZ-82 fits my hand like it was made for it.  While I have taken apart a lot of guns, the cz-82 intimidates me and I have yet to disassemble it.  I own several.  Lots of people make 9x18 ammo, and I like the S&B stuff.  I would suggest Ammoseek.com and buy at least 200 or so.  I also like Silver Bear for cheap stuff, and avoid Brown Bear.  I load mine with HP / ball every other one if I carry, because it isn't a great HP penetrator.  Fun gun to shoot.  CZ-USA is based in Kansas I think, and the same sights for the CZ-83 as the CZ-82.  I bought night sights from them for about $80.00.  Also, the rear sight has a number on the bottom if you remove it. They have 5 heights  1 through 5 you can order to change your POI if your gun shoots hi or low.

    Best,


    D

    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,654 Senior Member
    BigDanS said:
    I do like the 9x18 round and the CZ-82 fits my hand like it was made for it.  While I have taken apart a lot of guns, the cz-82 intimidates me and I have yet to disassemble it.
    I don't understand - it looks like its the same takedown as a Walther PP. Easy-peasy. What am I missing?

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    It field strips easily.  It is the full disassembly that is complicated.
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,654 Senior Member
    Ah! Ok. I've full disassembled a PP, but not one of these.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
    Good pistol; I'v carried as CCW the .380ACP commercial version (CZ-83) for over 10 years and zero problems or issues with it. Lots of local cops also carry them as "off duty" private purchase handgun and has seen a lot of street action without complains.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    BigDanS said:
    It field strips easily.  It is the full disassembly that is complicated

    Dan, only thing I could find was after field striping remove and clean the firing pin, any other disassembly take it to a competent gunsmith. It might take some time but I'm gonna make some calls, I'll let ya know if I find out anything.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,973 Senior Member
    edited March 2 #19
    This video is over 50 minutes, but cover it all.   I just haven't had the time to do this.  It's a definite puzzle.  One of the pistol's weak points is the slide stop, inside the frame.  I have one that is broken and after firing it, the slide recoiled,  went forward, and then straight off the gun onto the ground.  I need to take it apart and replace it, but again, I don't want to get into it!  I have others...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YGRSuWJwOQ


    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
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