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Posted: 6/3/2008 9:42:02 PM EST
Hey guys.

I'm looking for a gun to bang steel with. I'm currently using a Sig 2022 Polymer framed .40 for UDPA and local steel matches, but the gun is very whippy, which makes follow-up shots difficult.

So I'm looking for somewhat of a range gun that COULD be carried if necessary. What are the odds anyone has shot/owned both a Glock 34 or 17 Longslide and an SP01 tactical?

I'd like to hear your opinions on which one and why.


Link Posted: 6/4/2008 6:07:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2008 6:10:35 AM EST by Chris_1522]
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 3:34:28 PM EST
How about firing lead through the CZ?

I've heard the 34 doesn't like cast stuff, how about the SP01?
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:03:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:06:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 8:56:21 PM EST
Looks like I will be looking for an SP01 tactical soon!
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 10:38:07 PM EST
To me, the grip angle and which one feels better to you would solve your dilema. I'm going to guess the CZ grip angle fits you better? I know it does for me, and this is what kept me from getting a G34 when I was looking into getting one last year.

I've come to the conclusion that I'm just a CZ guy through and through. I like 1911s too, and I can go a few routes on .22 pistols maybe, but CZs are for me.

So far, I have a 75 Police, 75 Compact, 75 SAO, SP-01, Kadet adapter, CZ 83, plus I think seven CZ bolt action rifles. They're really starting to monopolize my collection.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 2:38:28 AM EST

the mag release on CZ's are accessable by just about anyone.

OTOH, *many* people have a difficult time reaching or disengaging the glock mag release.

not a major issue, since there are aftermarket fixes out there, but something to think about.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 6:26:35 AM EST
I'm going to try to find a stocking CZ dealer out here. I got to shoot a 34 and made hits VERY easily. However, I didn't try any tactical reloads. Going to try to handle the CZ.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 7:11:41 AM EST
as some have mentioned, you can't go wrong with either. they're both excellent guns.
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 1:09:13 PM EST
FWIW, I just picked up an SP-01 today (decocker version). SA trigger is sweet, on par with my best 1911. Even the DA pull from the half-cock position isn't too bad.
Link Posted: 7/13/2008 2:07:28 PM EST
See 'Bit the (9mm) bullet' thread.

I picked up an SP01 too. Not the 'tactical' decocker model, but the safety version. The prices of the 34's drove me away. Although, with the price of CZ mags and the new grips I'll need to shoot IDPA, it sure makes that a moot point.

I have a polymer framed Sig and I just don't like polymer framed guns.
Link Posted: 7/14/2008 7:59:15 AM EST
I just bought a CZ SP01 Shadow and I love this gun. Accurate, great trigger out of the box and easy to shoot. Took it to my first match Sunday. Wow.

I wish I'd had one of these before. I really can't sing its praises enough.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:42:22 PM EST
I dont think there is any comparison, then again I am old fashioned and think cars and firearms should be made with metal.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:11:49 PM EST
Well I just bought a 34 off the EE here and have taken the SP-01 out a few times, so I'll let you know my opinion here in a week or so.
Link Posted: 7/25/2008 9:25:03 AM EST
Both are great. The glock is lighter. The SP01 is more accurate. Plus, you can shoot lead through the SP01. Mags are less expensive with the Glock.

Link Posted: 7/25/2008 9:42:49 AM EST
The 34 can also be used in IDPA without $100+ worth of modifications.

$40 grips
3x10 rd. magazines = $100-120
Link Posted: 7/25/2008 10:31:10 AM EST
I shoot informal matches. So, the weight thing to me is only a bonus for keeping recoil down.
Link Posted: 7/26/2008 4:24:58 PM EST
put 120 rds thru my SP-01 Tactical today. WOW, the trigger and accuracy are beyond belief. I ended up putting two magazines through a ragged 1.5" hole at 10 yards and I'm a horrible pistol shot. This is my new carry pistol.
Link Posted: 8/8/2008 11:50:11 AM EST
I'm kinda slow, why do you need to change the grips to shoot IDPA, I thought the whole point of IDPA was to compete with an out of the box gun?
Link Posted: 8/8/2008 11:50:40 AM EST
I'm kinda slow, why do you need to change the grips to shoot IDPA, I thought the whole point of IDPA was to compete with an out of the box gun?
Link Posted: 8/8/2008 5:09:52 PM EST
Because it weighs too much to be used in the stock service pistol class, and since it has a full length dust-shield, it must meet the SSP weight to be used in the Enhanced Service Pisotl class.

Folks switch to a lighter weight grip to make the cut.
Link Posted: 8/8/2008 9:46:20 PM EST
Ah so. Thanks for enlightening me.
Link Posted: 8/11/2008 2:24:13 AM EST
RE: IDPA grip issue:

What grips are people using to compete with? Any manufacturers in general I should be checking out?
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