I have thought for years about picking one of these up and trying it out - either a CZ999 or the new EZ9. Does anybody here own one, and if so, what do you think of it? I have never seen them discussed here. Looks like a cross between a Walther P88 and a SIG 226.
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Never owned but have shot and handled.
It feels and shoots like a bone stock P226 but handles like a Walther P88/P5 in that the decocker is both slide release and decocker. I really like this aspect and it works great.
I don’t THINK but don’t hold me to this, that P226 mags are compatible.
The CZ99 or 999 or 990 or whatever I handled was built very well.
"Guns are tools. The only weapon ever created was man."
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No experience with the models you mentioned, but I own 3 of the Tokarev based models and really like them.
I have 2 Yugo M57's and a M88A. They are slim single action autos.
One good thing that has happened recently, is that a company in the US has established a distributorship, including parts.
Until they did this, getting parts was very sketchy.
Link to Zastava USA
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No, but thinking hard on a CZ999 (like rails but prefer a more classic Yugo). FWIW, they're on sale at Atlantic Firearms and DKArms. Prices may have dropped elsewhere as well.
I have a Zastava cz999.
I do believe this is one I will never sell.
First time at the range I shot dead center of a small match box at 10 yards. Sights are where I think sight picture should be.
My brother says he likes the trigger on the cz better than on his SIG P226.
I have never had a problem with it, but it is just a little too big for concealed carry in my opinion. Of course, that is just my opinion.
I have been trying to make wood grips for these, but it is rather frustrating.
Out of about 20 sets I started out with only have 5 that might make it to the end.
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If anyone knows who sells replacement screws for the Zastava cz999 please let me know.
After about 100 times taking the grips on and off they are starting to look a little ratty.
They are M5x5
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^^^ Check out item #37 - "cover screw". Not cheap at $7.99 a copy, but factory specific. Helpful hint: tap on the box that says "choose an option" for a scroll-down list.
Thank you very much, Il Cattivo, for the link.
I'll check it out.
MTC29, those wood grips are great. Any more wood grips are around $90. I think you got a good deal.
I know this is not a CZ99 or EZ99, but I have a new run Zastava M70AA. It is better than I thought it would be. I am glad I have an ultrasonic cleaner. It was easily the most gunky new pistol I have ever bought.
Anyway, the weak point of this gun is the finish, perhaps the lack there of, on the magazines. It is bad enough it slows magazine drops. I would check CZ99 mags as part of the purchase decision.
Anyway, that is my 2 cents for the day.
“I didn’t get where I am today by everything smelling of Bolivian Unicyclist’s jock straps!”
C.J. Supercut 1976
Thanks for the info. I might look into picking one up.
Forgive me for forgetting one important factor concerning the cz999's. I know that I posted that I haven't had any problems with it, however, I do recall having "stove-piping" when using 115 grain ammo. That was way back when I first got it.
If you feel that you have to shoot light 115 grain change the recoil spring accordingly.
124 grain NATO power works without a hitch.
It has been a while since I bought mine and forgot that bit of info.
I don't want you to purchase a CZ999, shoot 115 grain, have stove-pipes, and then come looking for me
Forgive me for not mentioning this at the beginning, but I'd rather look like an ass than to have you have a bad experience with what would otherwise be a good thing.
I found some notes from long ago about CZ999 holster compatibility. Might be more available now, but here is what I have...
Springfield XD (size 11)
(RTG Supplies) Walther and HK USP leather concealment, with thumb strap
Pro-3 Duty Holster for HK USP by Uncle Mike's
I can't find my notes on magazine compatability, But I do remember that Beretta 92 FS mags work with modification.
Others work with mods, but I cannot recall .
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I would like your pistols brother , the M57A, in 7.62x25, which also has the slide mounted safety. These upgraded single action Yugos are much safer with a hammer block, which makes them more drop safe than the frame mounted surplus M57's such as I own.
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