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in a sea of .40's .45's 9mm's and you name it....why would anyone in their right mind choose the cz52? not to mention a friggen obscure caliber like the 7.62x25?......on the surface this choice looks like a looser becuase it goes against the established re-supply doctrine of the survivalist...most choices are made with criticle re-supply of ammo during TSHTF and or spare parts in mind so the serious survivalist would never adopt such a firearm as a primary defence pistol.....or would he?

i have heard the CZ52 called the model A ford of auto pistols,that is a good discription. the ''52'' was built during the 1950's out of the best steels and heat treating available it is strong and reliable, able to be serviced by the owner with ease...which in my mind meets the criteria of a pistol for survival.......here is the BOX-O-TRUTH evaluation of the CZ52 http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu25.htm

it is cost effective for the budget minded, average cost $150- $200 a piece and spare parts are abundently available for stockup which also meets the survivalist criteria...so whats not to like?....obscure caliber right?......maybe not so obscure the ''52'' uses .30 cal bullitts which are readly available and did you know cases can be made from .223 brass?....starting to look like not such a bad choice after all.......here is some intresting bullistic tests using the 7.62x25 http://www.brassfetcher.com/762x25mmJHPs.html

heres dies: http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=228904&t=11082005
forming die set for .223 rem to .30 tokarev http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=707128
bullitts: http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Bro...3&categoryString=9315***652***19785***9015***
spare parts are available everywere: http://www.e-gunparts.com/

surplus ammo:http://www.jgsales.com/index.php/ammo-for-handguns/7-62x25-30-tokarev/cPath/25_28

the CZ52 still a good choice for the 21st century...........
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Great gun own one myself

The CZ-52 is a great gun. I have owned one for the past four years. It was a b-day present from a friend. He gave it to me because I am czech (born here in the states).

I have shot over 2000 rounds through it without any problems besides jams, but I was using the old surplus ammo from U.S.S.R. days. It is best that you do your own reloads or that you find a source newly loaded rounds for the CZ-52.

The photo you have of the CZ's and the repair kit is great, I have never seen the CZ together with the kit. I am going to have to get one of the its myself also sooner or later.

Me and a friend shot through a concrete wall a few years with my CZ-52 and a Hi-point C9 9mm and I wrote a story about it. I will put up a link as soon as I find it.

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First time I took mine out it shot really low. Like 5 inches at 25 feet low no matter what I did.
After about 40 rounds the damn extractor pin had walked out the top of the slide and the claw popped half way out.
I had to put it all back together and take it home to re-stake the pin bore.
Haven't shot it since.
I like it over all as far as the way it fits my hand and the balance.
There is no recoil to speak of.
This has prompted me to go try it again with the extractor right and see if the accuracy perks up.
Most of these things are arsenal refinish so have a good look at them prior to shooting them.
Mine is the only one that played out like that as far as I have ever heard from the other guys I know who have them.
 
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putting a slight bend in the pin or some locktight if you dont have a replacment will stop that walking. i have had to do a little tweeking on mine at first but now i havent had any problems......i shoot a hundred rounds a week at the range with mine with no failures of any kind.....i have confidence in the pistols and i believe i am a competent enough smith to tune them to my likeing.....btw NOS replacement barrels sre about $30 and change:thumb::cool:.............
 

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Me and a friend shot through a concrete wall a few years with my CZ-52 and a Hi-point C9 9mm and I wrote a story about it. I will put up a link as soon as I find it.

Take care,

Wes
yes please do................
 

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Yeah, if the accuracy doesn't improve with the extractor being correct I'll swap the barrel.
 

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You got a box! A BOX! Tuck it away! That will be worth something someday. They don't sell 'em like that around here. It's a good round, and sure penetrates good. CZ52 is very well made (durable).
 

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Shooting through concrete walls with a CZ-52 and a Hi Point C9 9mm

Here is the link to the article I did about Me and a friend shooting through a concrete wall a few years with my CZ-52 and a Hi-point C9 9mm

http://www.survivalebooks.com/concreteversguns.htm

We wanted to now if small arms could cause proplems for a survival retreat made from concrete. Since I knew my family would have one some day (I posted the a write up about our survival reteat with photos and videos at the below link on the boards here)

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=25077

It was alot fun doing this test and it really gave me a idea of what even pistols could do to concrete.

Hope this helps someone.

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Wes

yes please do................
 

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Had one and sold it cause it'd fling brass about thirty feet. (Seriously!)

Now I'm thinking about picking another one up again.

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I love the caliber but prefer the norinco 54-1. It has the tokegypt style safety. I tried a compensator and it did help keep it on target for rapid fire but even with ear plugs it sure hurt my ears and gave me a headache. So no more compensator.
 

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Alot find the CZ52 to be very ergonomically uncomfortable.

I've never had any problems with it,although it us much less comfortable compared to say a Browning Hi-Power.

The trick for me in shooting it is to use an aggressive weaver.Make sure your doing the isometric part of the hold well and lean into it.You might want to do a thumb over thumb instead of a standard hold,because the slide is so close to your hands being that there is no real offset due to the lack of a guide rod/recoil spring assembly.
Gets mags off fast and accurate.

No trigger slap on mine.
 
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