Zastava CZ 99

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Zastava 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 Zastava 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 SIG P226[2][3] albeit with some ambidextrous controls like the Walther P88 Compact. The CZ 99 is primarily chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum with a 15-round magazine.

Variants[edit]

CZ 99[edit]

Golan CZ 99.

CZ99 (ЦЗ99) is the original model designed in 1989. Chambered in 9×19mm Parabellum or .40 S&W. Comes in compact model as well.

CZ 999 Scorpion[edit]

CZ999 (ЦЗ999)[4] "Scorpion". While initially intended for the 9×19mm, 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. Also features a loaded chamber indicator. Comes in compact model as well.[5]

EZ[edit]

Zastava EZ is the fourth generation CZ 99, with an underbarrel picatinny rail, a loaded chamber indicator as well as an indicator for the last three rounds remaining in the magazine. Service- and personal defence gun, single/double action, ambidextruous. Exists in two calibers.[6] There are compact versions of both calibers.[7]

  • EZ9: Chambered in 9mm.[6]
    • EZ9 Compact: Barrel shortened by 10mm (108→98mm).
  • EZ40: Chambered in .40 S&W.[6]
    • EZ40 Compact: Barrel shortened by 10mm (108→98mm).

Foreign copies[edit]

Golan[edit]

KSN Golan is an Israeli licensed copy of the CZ99 Compact, produced by KSN Industries, chambered in both 9mm and .40S&W.[8][9]

TZ 99[edit]

South African copy briefly produced by Tressitu before bankruptcy.[10]

Users[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pistol CZ99". Zastava Arms. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Serbian SIG for under $400: CZ999 Scorpion (VIDEO)". Guns.com. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Zastava Yugoslav CZ-99 Review - The Armed Lutheran". The Armed Lutheran. 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2017-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Pistol CZ999". Zastava Arms. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pistol CZ999 Compact". Zastava Arms. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c "Pistol EZ9/EZ40". Zastava Arms. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Pistol EZ9 Compact/EZ40 Compact". Zastava Arms. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "The KSN Golan". The Hebrew Hammer. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Israeli Pistols". Paul Mulcahy. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "South African Pistols". Paul Mulcahy. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Annual Report on the Transfers of Controlled Goods in 2008". Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. p. 37. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Пешадијско наоружање - Пиштољ 9 mm ЦЗ99" [Infantry weapons - 9 mm pistol CZ99]. Serbian Army (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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