Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pre-Order your P-07 Duty.

Word is that they will be in Mid-March.
That's sooner than initially expected.

I'm not selling these. Just thought that some of you guys would be interested.

$480 includes Shipping!

Contact Angus at the CZ Custom Shop.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


A couple new pics of the DUTY, as in the CZUB catalog for 2009.

Holsters as shown should be in by mid March.
Both holsters and mag pouches, ect. Are made in the Czech Republic.

CZ-USA Pricing For 2009: Polymer Framed Guns are Best Buys!

In looking at the new CZ-USA annual type magazine with the 45 page Buyer's Guide.
A bold new direction for CZ catalogs this year.

Other companies such as Glock and Mossberg have offered such Annuals for a few years, with S&W jumping aboard the concept for 2009, too.

With the recent price hike at CZUB and CZ-USA.

The POLYMER framed guns seem to be quite cheaper than the steel or alloy framed

Starting with the soon to be hot selling CZ75 P-07 DUTY in 9mm.

CZ P-01: $672

CZ75 P-07 Duty: $508

$164 Savings


SP-01 Tactical: $820

SP-01 Phantom: $681

$139 Savings

RAMI $671

RAMI P $612

$69 Savings

RAMI BD ( W/Nites) $747

RAMI P $612

$132 Savings

The Decocker version with nites might be worth the extra money
if you need/demand the new BD model.

A RAMI P BD might be the best of both worlds:)
Looks like the polymer guns might be the Best Buys in the CZ pistol line.

For those of you with doubts about anything 'plastic' from CZ.

While not such a great gun due to the horrible DAO trigger.
There has never been a problem with the CZ100 and it's polymer frame
cracking or breaking in any way. At least not to my knowledge.


The RAMI P and Phantom have been on the market and in shooter's
hand for a while now.

There is no apparent durability issues with the polymer frames.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Being sent several boxes of the newest development at Hornady: The FTX flex tip technology
round in 9mm Luger caliber.

Reportedly- giving expansion Every Time through clothing and barriers.
The FTX looks interesting for my defensive needs.

Usually, I try to get good pics of myself or others shooting, and of muzzle
flash, ect. My camera batteries were near dead, and I could only get a few
pics. Hopefully, I'll be able to do some further testing with FTX when the
weather gets warmer.

My GOAL: Function/ accuracy testing for use in my CZ and other 9mm pistols.


CZ2075 RAMI in 9mm: The Chunky Monkey Mini-Z.

7 yards.

8 rounds of FTX. All rounds targets chewed out center of bullseye, save for two
low rounds, due to the target being low on the hanger. I was able to correct
quickly and center punch the zippy FTX rounds thru the target.

Mild recoil with little muzzle flash or rise. No feeding problems.

(Note: Exactly what I want in a defensive load!)

15 yards.

14 rounds of the FTX through my RAMI. No problem with printing some tight groups when I
did my part.

Due to my health issues. I don't shoot much anymore and my shooting skills
have suffered, but I try to do my best.

14 more rounds down range. Accuracy on my part improved. The FTX seems to be much
more accurate than I am.

Low recoil. Little muzzle flash or rise. Superb reliability.

CZ75 (Pre-B) the stoic 9mm that the CZ pistol legend was built upon.

15 yards.

15 rounds of FTX. Showing better accuracy than the RAMI, but not by much.
Hampered by the tiny fixed sights, but still able to get some decent combat accuracy.

Excellent reliability.

15 rounds of Speer 124 gr. Gold Dot +P (carry load) which exhibited more muzzle
flash and blast, along with muzzle rise than the FTX.

I've shot a lot of this load in my CZs and know how it acts in my RAMI, too.

I guess that is the price you pay with the +P load. No feeding problems encountered

GLOCK 19 TALO Limited Edition:

15 yards.

10 rounds of FTX.

Fighting the Glock trigger and Glock sights. The FTX fed well and delivered decent accuracy.
I'm a CZ guy at heart, so a real Glock fan could probably get superior accuracy results.

Low recoil and flash, low muzzle rise.

10 rounds of Blazer 9mm.

Average accuracy, as much as you can expect from ball ammo. Moderate recoil and
blast. Moderate flash, but not a lot of muzzle rise. More noticable in all areas than
than the FTX. This lot of ammo tends to run hot in my pistols.



The FTX showed mild manners and exceptional accuracy ( for me ) and 100% reliability.

Less recoil than the compared SPEER +P load, or the hot Blazer.

Controlled recoil with the FTX and other rounds, but the Hornady offering seems to be
the winner.

Low flash/blast also makes it a winner for defensive carry at night.

No reliability problems were evident. Something that I can't say with certain loads and
the RAMI.

Other testers may not agree with my experience, but I really like the FTX.

This load has met my requirements for defensive carry.

Thanks, Hornady!

Now it is up to you to decide!

For more Information on the FTX and other great Hornady products..

Please visit the Hornady website.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

New Ammo from Hornady : FTX Critical Defense

Hello all!

In recent days I've obtained a quantity of the new FTX round in 9mm from the
good people at Hornady.

I will hopefully be testing it in my new RAMI P when the gun arrives shortly.

Early reports show the FTX ( Flex Tip design ) to resist clogging up with clothing and other debris, and resulting in Expansion, every single time!

12 inches of penetration with the 9mm 115 grain FTX critical defense load
sounds ideal to me.

At a listed 1,140 fps. My hope is that is will preform admirably in the RAMIs..
and no be too hot for the Chunk Monkey's small/light slide.

Myself and others have had slide velocity issues when using +P or +P+
rounds, and the FTX will be put to the test soon.

As a big fan/user of the mighty 10mm round, incuding the superb Hornady XTP
bullet. I'm looking forward to seeing Hornady (a leader in ammo technology) offer
the FTX in this wonderful caliber.

Likewise, I hear that people are very happy to be carrying this in their

I should be getting my Ruger LCP soon:)

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