Old thread… but worthy to be continued… especially when we have a lot of new first time owners…
I’ve attended a class recently, nothing fancy, something what keeps me in good “shooting shape”. Stationary shooting, shooting while moving, shooting from behind the cover, hostage situations, shooting form the chair… stuff like that.
There was a lady who struggled with her handgun. I didn’t know what it was, but she needed 2 - 3 seconds to draw it, then extra 2 seconds to correct the grip before the first shot. Reloading and racking the slide was almost impossible for her.
During the short break I spoke with her and she handed the firearm to me… I was surprised… CZ75 Compact without any modifications… which means - heavy steel frame, heavy recoil spring, twice (as normal) less slide surface to rack it fast and small safety lever… - everything what can make self defense shooting unpleasant.
I’m not grumbling at CZ75, not at all, I’ve been shooting P-01 for myself, so I perfectly know this handgun.
But in that case it was a very poor choice. So I asked why… Why? Friend told her that pistol would have less recoil…
So… the moral of the story is - read and listen professionals, rent and shoot by yourself - then be sure you can handle the tool, practice to be proficient with it. Do not struggle with the firearm. Have fun and be safe !
“Don’t be a Dickhead”! (Mickey Schuch)