Can any of you fill me in on how the Cz 52 shoots handles and its reliability. I have been thinking about trying one for some time now, but have heard very little about them. Any info would be appreciated.
I have one, reliability has always been fine, never had a jam. It handles OK, ergonomics are weird but it is fairly easy to shoot.
Two things to be concerned about. One is the firing pin, the factory ones were made of cast iron and can break if dry fired a lot. They are probably just not tough as you'd like for a survivalists pistol. You can buy new pins that are steel, good quality, and cheap....another thing I need to purchase.
Second thing is the de-cocker. I've heard sometimes they can fail after all these years and when you de-cock it actually fires the pistol. Mine has always worked but I only tested it out at the range. Just don't use it and you'll be OK.