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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 […]

CZ 512 – A Great Plinkster

Do you like plinking? Ah, yes, we know you do! Everybody enjoys sending those tiny little .22 lead rounds down the range. This is the reason why semi-auto rimfire rifles have been so popular ever since the .22LR cartridge was invented. Let’s have a look at the story of CZ’s own plinker. Back in the […]

Tarantule – a mysterious water cannon

So you thought water guns are just toys for kids right? Let us prove you wrong. CZ has always been known for innovations in the firearms industry and their prototype water cannon known as Tarantule is no exception. What does it do? You most probably ever heard of a water jet being used to cut […]

CZ 247 submachine gun – Pick your angle!

If there is a specific common feature of the Czechoslovak firearm’s design in general it certainly is, and always has been ingenuity. One of the interesting examples of this statement is a submachine gun known as ČZ 247. Let’s have a look. Back in early 1946 Czechoslovak authorities decided it was necessary to introduce a […]

CZ 80 Prototype – The Czechoslovak PPK

The first decade after World War II was the golden age of the Czechoslovak firearm’s design.  One of the most successful designs was the venerable CZ 50 pistol. Back in the late 1940’s Czechoslovak police wanted to replace obsolete CZ 27 pistols in the holsters of their servicemen. The initial request was to introduce a […]