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CZ 100

CZ-100

Type Double action semi-automatic handgun
Place of origin Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Production history
Manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka
Produced 1995-present
Variants CZ 101
Specifications
Weight 645 g (1.42 lb) w/empty magazine
680 g (1.44 lb) w/loaded magazine
Length 177 mm (6.96 in)
Barrel length 96 mm (3.78 in)

Cartridge 13 + 1 rounds (9mm), 10 + 1 rounds (.40 S&W)
Caliber 9 mm Parabellum, .40 S&W
Action semi-automatic, recoil-operated, locked breech
Feed system Detachable Box
Sights 3-dot Sight

The CZ 100 was introduced in 1995 by Česká Zbrojovka (Uherský Brod, Czech Republic), the first of CZs weapons to use synthetic materials. It has a sister model, CZ 101, which has a smaller magazine capacity (7 rounds 9mm or 6 rounds .40).

The "CZ100" was reintroduced in 2000 and called the "CZ100B". It is identical in most ways, except for adjustable sights, trigger and firing mechanism work, and cleaner machining of the main slide and exterior steel.

FeaturesEdit

The CZ 100 has a number of important handgun features. It is hammerless DAO (double action only), meaning that the firing system is under no tension unless the trigger is pulled. There is an automatic firing pin safety device. It is constructed for one-handed cocking, with a protrusion on the slide behind the ejection port intended for pushing against the edge of a fixed surface. The gun uses the usual Browning cam for action. There is a simple compensator on .40 S&W version. The tactical rail allows for the attachment of a laser or flashlight, but only proprietary models.

StatsEdit

  • Cartridge: 9mm Parabellum or .40 S&W
  • Length: 177 mm (6.96")
  • Barrel: 95 mm (3.74")
  • Weight: 645 g (22.75 oz)
  • Rifling: 6 grooves rh
  • Magazine: 13-round (9mm) or 10-round (.40) detachable box
  • Production years: 1995–present
  • Manufacturer: Česká Zbrojovka a.s., Uherský Brod, Czech Republic

UsersEdit

  • Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan: 10 pistols were bought in 1998 for Ministry of Internal Affairs.[1] These pistols used by police SWAT teams.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Постановление Правительства Республики Казахстан № 744 от 5 августа 1998 года "О разрешении Министерству внутренних дел Республики Казахстан ввоза оружия с боеприпасами и принадлежностями из Чешской Республики"

SourcesEdit

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