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CZ 75 D Compact – CZ 75 enters the 21st Century

CZ 75 D Compact is often considered “the Holy Grail” of defensive firearms combining the super ergonomics and accuracy of the original CZ 75 with 21st-century technologies. Let’s have a look at its story a bit closer. Since the mid-1980s Czechoslovak police forces finally received an up-to-date replacement of less than ideal CZ 50 and […]

Vz. 61 Škorpion – The PDW Founding Father

PDW is one of the newer concepts in the firearms industry. It has seen considerable growth in popularity since the early 1990s. However, did you know that the history of personal defense weapons is way deeper than that? And that it is closely related to the CZ? Let’s dive right into it! History Back in […]

CZ 527 – The Famous Mini-Mauser

CZ 527 was a part of the CZ portfolio since 1990 and despite being discontinued lately it is still a very popular choice for those looking for a lightweight, accurate and reliable bolt action hunting rifle. Let’s have a look at how it all started. Even though the production of CZ 527 officially started at […]

CZ 122 – The First “Plinkster” Pistol

CZ bolt action .22 rifles are very well known for their accuracy, simplicity, and durability. But what about the handguns chambered in this popular plinking caliber? You may be surprised that the very first dedicated .22 LR pistol from CZ was only developed in the 1990s and, unfortunately, failed to catch on. Let’s have a […]

Sa vz. 58 – certainly not an AK clone

If I asked you to name the perfect example of a military rifle I am sure the answer would be either an AK -47 or AR-15. These are, no doubt, the two most iconic assault rifles ever made and they both have a large fan base. But then there are those „hipsters“ of the rifle […]


In one of the previous History Monday articles we talked about the CZ 75 Champion, the very first dedicated CZ handgun for combat shooting disciplines. As this handgun turned out to be more than successful, CZ management wisely decided to further develop the concept. Today we will have a look at a pair of handguns […]

CZ 241 – CZ’s one-of-a-kind

Česká zbrojovka has been known for plenty of firearms spread across different categories. Sports shooters enjoy the original concept of CZ 75. Armed forces, especially in former Czechoslovakia loved Vz. 58 rifles and Vz. 61 subguns. Hunters have been using famous CZ bolt action rifles like ZKK 600, CZ 527, or the more recent CZ […]

CZ 75 Champion – CZ goes IPSC!

CZ 75 has been a flagship of the CZ portfolio since it was introduced in 1975. Despite its slow start, this groundbreaking combination of extremely low recoil, superb accuracy, very decent trigger pull, high capacity magazine, and perfect ergonomics attracted the attention of many sport shooters. The pistol seemed to be ideal for plenty of […]