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Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:10 pm
by johnpauljones
Hi all, I am a 30-year gun guy with lots of personal and professional experience in firearms, including a misspent youth in Oregon. Been thinking about guns and policy a lot lately. Reading books, hitting the range, taking courses, and lurking the forums. My favorite gun is the one that I didn't just buy last week. Now if I can just get an FDE five seven, a CZ-75D, and a Hoth ice-trooper special edition Steyr Scout (have you seen this thing?!?!), I will be done collecting. . . .

Cheers . . . .

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:22 pm
by Marlene
Howdy from Oakland!

Link to the Steyr you mean?

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:39 pm
by lurker
:welcome:

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:04 pm
by Bucolic
Hello from a CZ fan near Gettysburg.


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Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:08 pm
by johnpauljones
link to scout:

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/750134206

It does not appear anywhere on the web, including Steyr site, but it is factory. Also has a fluted bolt, which will not be on re-issue, according to wholesaler I emailed . . . .

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:28 pm
by Elmo
Welcome!

That linked Steyr has a white stock, which you don't see every day, outside of ski troops.

Edit: OK, I just noticed your full description of it, "Hoth ice troop..." Pretty awesome.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:34 pm
by Marlene
That thing is pretty damn cool

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:40 pm
by johnpauljones
Elmo wrote:Welcome!

That linked Steyr has a white stock, which you don't see every day, outside of ski troops.

Edit: OK, I just noticed your full description of it, "Hoth ice troop..." Pretty awesome.
Ice Trooper is also my mistake. It's Snowtrooper

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:53 pm
by senorgrand
Welcome!

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:15 pm
by Bisbee
:welcome: from the desert!

What was your desire for the CZ-75D based on?

I've oned the B, the D, and went back to a polished stainless B and found the trigger of the decocker version to be grittier out of the box than the others. The CZ-75 has never had a wonderful stock trigger but the decocker version was well known among enthusiasts to be the most difficult to clean up.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:18 pm
by MaxwellG
Hello from Madison, WI, the Berkeley of the Midwest...howdy sister city!

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:39 pm
by Eris
Welcome!

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:44 pm
by YankeeTarheel
Hi! We was just a few miles (400?) south of you yesterday in Orange County. Now back in the Jug-Handle State...NJ.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:50 pm
by johnpauljones
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone
Bisbee wrote::welcome: from the desert!

What was your desire for the CZ-75D based on?

I've oned the B, the D, and went back to a polished stainless B and found the trigger of the decocker version to be grittier out of the box than the others. The CZ-75 has never had a wonderful stock trigger but the decocker version was well known among enthusiasts to be the most difficult to clean up.
I actually haven't looked into the D, yet. I meant PCR and was only thinking about weight/coolness factor. But thanks for the tip. I think I will get a regular compact anyway since I don't carry and I had one in the 90's that shot a clay pigeon out of the air quick draw. Yah, not repeatable, but those things point naturally.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:08 pm
by Marlene
The P01 is the unofficial official gun of the LGC California chapter. Lots of us have them. They’re great guns. The trigger is ok stock, but they’re easy to make excellent.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:33 am
by johnpauljones
Marlene wrote:The P01 is the unofficial official gun of the LGC California chapter. Lots of us have them. They’re great guns. The trigger is ok stock, but they’re easy to make excellent.
Nice! Rails make everything look better . . . .

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:54 am
by Maccabee
Welcome from Portland! I spent 17 years in the Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville area before moving up here and honestly really miss it.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:32 pm
by Bucolic
A comment on the decocker’s trigger.

I agree with you, Bisbee. My SP-01 tactical (decocker) has a much grittier DA trigger than my stainless 75 B. However, after replacing springs with the Cajun Gun Works set and their extended firing pin, both are acceptable. The CZ SA triggers, while not spectacular, are fine once you lighten them a bit.


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Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:32 pm
by CDFingers
Greetings from three hours north of you.

Whereabouts in Berzerkely?

CDFingers

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:55 pm
by HuckleberryFun
Wait, you moved FROM Oregon TO California? People do that?? ;)

:welcome:

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:28 pm
by johnpauljones
CDFingers wrote:Greetings from three hours north of you.

Whereabouts in Berzerkely?

CDFingers
South Berkeley off telegraph.

I actually have not lived in Oregon since I was 16 and a brief stint in 93-95, but I still love it!

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:32 pm
by CDFingers
I used to live near Parker and Telegraph, worked on the Ave back in the day.

CDFingers

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:56 pm
by shinzen
Welcome from just north of you in Napa! I've also got one of the CA chapter's official gun, the P-01. Love the damned thing.

Re: Hello from Berkeley

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:07 pm
by sikacz
Welcome from another CZ fan!