i have found a used PT-92 (beretta 92fs clone) at my local dealer and they are willing to sell it to me for $360 before tax. they will also be willing to order a CZ-75b for me to buy instead if i so choose, but im not sure how much it would cost....probably somewhere around $550.
now, i konw the CZ is a better 9mm, but what im asking is, is it almost $200 better? or should i take the $200 i would save, wait on buying the CZ, and put the extra cash toward a 12ga Shotty?
[this will be my first firearm purchase, and the primary interest is for defense]
Very tough question to answer. I like both brands a lot. I own 4 Taurus's and 2 CZ's. A few questions that will help decide what is better for a few different situations.
Will it be your only gun? Main protection gun? Carry gun? If you answered yes to any of those questions I would go with the CZ.
Will it's main function be home protection? If that is the case I would buy the cheaper handgun and get the best 12 Gage you can. A short barrel 12 Gage is, in my opinion the ultimate home defense weapon. My 12 Gage Mossberg lives next to my bed loaded with 00 Buck. A 12 Gage shot of 00 Buck will stop someone faster than about any handgun.
If it will just be a range toy, plinking, fun gun go with the Taurus. They are great, well made, little guns at a low cost. 100% unconditional lifetime warranty. I really enjoy shooting all of mine.
I can think of several different reasons why either gun would be the better choice. First you need to decide what exactly you will want to use the gun for and what you expect from the gun. Then the decidion will be easy. Either way you will have a very good pistol.
also, any recommendations for a shotgun? i see on BudsGunShop.com they have an 870 express with long tube, 7+1 i think, for $340
are Mossbergs decent? how about NEF or Charles Daly?[/QUOTE]
I have the Pardner Pump Protector. Great shotgun for the money. I paid about $170 new for it.
Pardner® Pump Protector - Carbon Fiber Dip
Our home-defense model rigged with an 18 ½" cylinder bore barrel for quick maneuvering in tight quarters. Offered in a high-tech look of our new black synthetic stock dipped in a carbon-fiber pattern. It has a grooved fore-end with sling swivel studs installed. Comes in 12 gauge with a 2 ¾" and 3" chamber.
Model Pardner® Pump Protector Carbon Fiber Dip
Ammo 12 Gauge
Stock Synthetic with carbon fiber pattern (NP1-PCF), Black synthetic (NP1-P18) Order Online From Gallery of Guns
Barrel 18 1/2"
Chamber Up to 3"
Sights Bead front; drilled and tapped for scope base
Length 37 5/8"
Length of Pull 14 1/4"
Drop at Comb 1 1/2"
Drop at Heel 2 1/2"
Weight 7 1/2 lbs.
Last edited by triplebike; 03-15-2010 at 06:47 PM.
Leave that garbage 9mm on the shelf. My local Rural King must have shipped all they had off to another store or dumped it on some unsuspecting fool. Do a search online about the P.O.F. or Pakistani 9mm ammo and you will read all kinds of problems and such.
Your best bet right now is hit your local Wally Worlds as they have had 100 rnd bulk packs of Winchester for the same or less than Rural King wanted for junk.
As for your choice of PT92 or CZ75b, I would try and get the Taurus for around 300.00. It really depends on how the gun feels in your hand, it would do you well to hit some gun shops and do some touchy feely on guns that interest you.