Tour of the CZ (Česká Zbrojovka Uhersky Brod) Factory

    Česká Zbrojovka Uhersky Brod (CZUB) is one of my favorite firearms manufacturers. Iconic weapons such as the Vz.58 and the CZ-75 came from behind the Iron Curtain and are still relevant today. The company itself has a rich and interesting history, as our guide – who had worked at CZUB for almost 40 years, and whose grandfather worked at the factory during World War II – explains.

    CZUB History, 1934-1945

    One thing I’ve wondered about for quite some time is exactly how to pronounce Česká Zbrojovka (the name of the company) and Uhersky Brod (the name of the town where the main factory is located). Boris of CZ was working the booth at IWA and prounounced them both for me. Also, our guide explains the difference between “CZ” and “Vz.”

    Česká Zbrojovka Q&A
    Andrew Tuohy

    Andrew Tuohy was a Navy Corpsman with the 5th Marine Regiment. He makes a living by producing written and visual content within the firearm industry, and he also teaches carbine courses. He prefers elegant weapons for a more civilized age, and regularly posts at Vuurwapen Blog.