Trigger Service, A Czech Gun Range

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So a slight continuation of my “shooting guns in the czech republic” is the actual indoor range that I went to.

Trigger Service is in Brno. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, second to Prague.

The owner is Zdenek Malanik and he is very passionate about firearms.

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They have a decent assortment of firearms. Here is the list on their website.

But here are some pictures. I am not sure about the metal sticks that hold the barrel of the hand guns. If that could possibly scratch the rifling. IMG_5068

 

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Here are some of the more interesting guns. This is Zdenek’s personal CZ. It is a single stack 9mm pistol. Trigger pull is set at 1.2 lbs.IMG_5109

 

 

Zdenek is very pleased with this low budget home defense shotgun from Turkey that he rents out. The Uzkon TR-X. It costs about $250 and has over 2000 rounds through it. It holds 7+1. Here is more info on the Uzkon.

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The X-trim Grand Power K100 has a rotating locking barrel similar to the Beretta PX-4 storm. It is made in Slovakia.

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I had a great discussion with Zdenek after I finished shooting. He explained to me how firearms are viewed in the Czech Republic. Once you acquire a firearm permit, no additional requirements are needed to conceal carry for self defense. However the firearm permit is not a simple thing to obtain. You must pass a written exam in Czech (foreigners are allowed an interpretor), you must learn and pass a firearm manipulation class, be tested on marksmanship (15 meters target and get 5 shots in the ring and you use a CZ75 compact), on top of all that is a medical exam with a possible mental health exam. I was told the written exam has 480 questions.

edit: Actually the exam is only 30 questions out the total 488 questions. See the details here.

There are 10 million people in the Czech Republic, with only about 300,000 gun permits. There are about 5 million guns in the Czech. According to Zdenek, gun crime is non-existent since people can carry.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • SilesianFromZaolzie

    Some corrections:

    CZ 75 Sp01 is a double stack 9 mm holding 18 + 1 rounds with basic non-extended magazine. Come one, it is one of the first wonder nines!

    Getting the gun license is actually very much like getting a driving license. Some say it is easy, some say it is not. You also need a medical check-up for driving license, written exam, and practical exam.

    Also, foreigners cannot use interpretor during the exam any more (this option may be used only by national minorities now). The written exam has some 27 questions, the 500 are all that you actually need to learn and from which the ones on exam are randomly chosen.

    The 15 meters distance on shooting test is for “exercise of profession” license, e.g. private security, municipal police. For self defense (most common license), it is only 10m.

    I could continue. For details, see the article “Gun politics in the Czech Republic” on Wikipedia. I mean – it is all there in detail and with references – how hard would it be to read it and write it in this article in a correct way?

    • Nicholas C

      Hmm, I definitely remember him telling me it is a single stack. I know earlier he told me his favorite round is the .45acp. Perhaps something got lost in the translation.

      Thanks for the clarification. I was reporting what I was told by the range owner.

      • iksnilol

        Maybe it is a true custom pistol?

      • Noir

        Perhaps single-action.

      • Gues

        I’m almost certain he meant single-action only, like all the competition CZs.

  • Lance

    Seems they like 1911s just2nd to there own CZ75 pistol. Looks fun.