CZ 99

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Not to be confused with CZ series of pistols produced by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod.
CZ 99
Crvena Zastava 99.jpg
First generation CZ 99
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  Yugoslavia
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Manufacturer Zastava Arms
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 970 grams in 9mm and 960 grams in .40 S&W
Length 190mm
Barrel length 108mm
Height 140mm

Cartridge
Action Recoil operated (DA/SA or DAO)
Effective firing range 50m
Feed system 15 round magazine (9mm), 10 round (.40)
Sights Open steel

The CZ 99 is a semi-automatic pistol produced by Zastava Arms.[1] It was developed in 1989 to replace the M57 in the Yugoslavian Military and Police. The frame design was influenced by the Walther P88.[citation needed] The CZ 99 is primarily chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum with a 15-round magazine.

Variants[edit]

CZ 99[edit]

Original model designed in 1989. Chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum or .40 S&W

CZ 999 Scorpion[edit]

While initially intended for the 9x19mm cartridge, there is a variant of the CZ 99 chambered in .40 S&W, primarily for foreign importers, with many of these handguns imported by the US in 1990. Over time though, newer versions of this firearm have been developed: The Zastava CZ 999, with DAO and DA/SA selector, as well as the CZ 999 Scorpion without this selector. This model is known as the ZDA 9mm pistol in the US.

EZ[edit]

Fourth generation CZ 99 with an underbarrel picatinny rail. Also features a loaded chamber indicator as well as an indicator for the last three rounds remaining in the magazine.

EZ 9 Compact[edit]

Compact variant of EZ pistol. Barrel shortened by 10mm.

Foreign copies[edit]

Golan[edit]

Israeli copy produced by KSN Industries[2]

TZ 99[edit]

South African copy briefly produced by Tressitu before bankruptcy.[3]

Users[edit]

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