POTD: Special NATO Edition: CZ BREN 2 Ms

Top of the morning and welcome to our Photo Of The Day! TFB recently wrote about the New CZ BREN 2 Ms – NATO Limited Edition, an article that got quite a lot of attention. But there was one photo that wasn’t included for some reason, and it’s the one above with the BREN 2 Ms on top of the NATO and Czech Republic combination flag.

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Czech President Petr Pavel visits CZ

The Czech Republic’s President Petr Pavel visited CZ’s factory in Uhersky Brod. The president formerly served 39 years in the Czech army and was previously the Chief of the General Staff. He was shown around the factory by CZ’s CEO Jan Zajic who showed Pavel CZ’s range of small arms including the new limited edition CZ Bren 2 which commemorates Czechia’s 25 years of NATO membership.

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How Are Czech Gun Laws? (and Gun Stores)

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is in Prague, Czech Republic visiting the CZ (Česká Zbrojovka) gun shop to talk about gun laws, gun prices, and even the strange legal issues around firearms, silencers, and concealed carry in the Czech Republic. What do you think of Czech gun laws and gun stores?

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CZ-75 FULL AUTO vs. Glock 18: Machine Pistol Accuracy Showdown

In this episode of TFBTV, JamesReeves is at the Sellier & Bellot testing lab in the Czech Republic to pit two of the best machine pistols of all time against each other: It’s the CZ-75 Full Auto versus the Glock 18. The CZ-75 came out in 1975, but the full auto version wasn’t released until the 1990s, meaning that they are very rare; there are only 2 in the Czech Republic. The CZ-75 Full Auto is a heavy 40 ounces with a 1,000 rounds per minute cyclical rate. The Glock 18 is the full auto version of the Glock 17. The Glock 18 is reliable, inexpensive, and has a lightning fast 1100 rounds per minute cyclical rate while being a very trim 22 ounces – faster and lighter than the CZ-75 Full Auto. So which one is better? The answer, today on TFBTV.

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5 Reasons why the H&K MP7 is Better than the H&K MP5

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves discusses two of the best submachine guns ever created, the Heckler & Koch MP5 and MP7, and he pays a special visit to the Czech Republic to perform research, including a stop at the Sellier & Bellot ammunition testing range, and training with the elite Czech counterterrorist unit URNA.

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POTD: Iron Works – So You Like the Skorpion vz. 61?

Elliott Erwitt, a French-born American photographer, once said that The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.While we understand what he means, it’s not that easy. Here at TFB we like to add a story and a background – a so-called context. In our Photo Of The Day, we’re looking at dozens of brand new Škorpion vz. 61 SMGs. It’s pretty amazing to find boxes full of these legends and we thank Iron Works from Czechoslovakia for sharing these images.

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Czech Republic Acquires FN Minimi Light Machine Guns

The Czech Ministry of Defense has announced on 12/21/2021 that it will be purchasing 949 FN Herstal manufactured Minimi Light machine guns in a CZK1.12 Billion ($50.73 Million) deal with the Czech company, CB Servis Centrum SRO. This deal also includes optics, armor kits, and travel cases. The purchase includes both the 5.56x45mm chambered Minimi light machine gun, as well as the 7.62x51mm chambered Maximi light machine gun.

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The AZ-P1 Competition Pistol from Arma Zeka

The AZ-P1 is made by ARMA ZEKA of the Czech Republic and is a locked-breech semi-automatic sport pistol with a single action/double action (SA/DA) trigger mechanism. The AZ-P1 appears to be a CZ clone and pistol meets the requirements of the IPSC and is approved in the Production category, which is quite important for sales. There’s also a Production/Carry Optics version called AZ-P1 Optics. That’s the one I’d go for.

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The Battle To Expand Czech Gun Rights: A Detailed Look

The year 2020 is already commonly regarded as one of the worst years in global memory, but there’s some potentially good news coming from the Czech Republic. In recent years, the Czech Republic have been making efforts to strengthen Czech gun rights, and this year’s goal is to beef up the Bill of Rights, and the laws that correspond with it. TFB has been blessed with a global readership, and as such, we’ve also been fortunate to have a reader from the Czech Republic, Ondřej Tůma, who has agreed to help shed some light on the “Czech 2nd Amendment”.  Ondřej provided a brief history of how they’ve come to this current battle:

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Czech Army Buys More CZ BREN 2s, CZ P-10s and CZ Scorpion PDWs

In 2015 CZUB announced that they were introducing an improved rifle called CZ BREN 2. About a year later, the  Czech Ministry of Defence signed a contract for 2,600 CZ BREN 2 rifles together with 800 CZ 805 G1 Grenade Launchers. Apparently, the Czech Army is happy with the BREN 2, as they just signed an agreement with the supplier Česká Zbrojovka (CZUB) for about 40,000 firearms. The contract is worth in the region of CZK2.35 billion (about USD111 million).

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Ceska Zbrojovka Plans IPO to Fund Further Expansion into the USA

Ceska Zbrojovka Group (CZG) is probably more known to our readers as just “CZ“. At least that is a lot easier for most of us to pronounce.

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Czech Senate to Introduce Constitutional Amendment that Adds the Right to Carry and Use Weapons for Self-Defense

The firearms freedom of the average  Czech Republic may be about to grow as the Czech senate is attempting to increase the self-defense rights of its citizens. A rare occurrence indeed. The new amendment would add the right to make use of a legally possessed weapon (firearm) to the already existing right to defense of life.

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POTD: Live Fire with 120 mm Mortars

Today we have a look at the artificial Battlefield at eFP Battle Group in Latvia, where troops from the Czech Republic conduct a live fire exercise with 120 mm mortars.

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Czech Republic PM Gives President Trump A CZ 75 Republika Pistol

The Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš planned to present a special edition of the CZ 75 pistol to President Donald Trump during his visit to the White House on March 7, 2019. The Republika pistol was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and only one hundred were produced.   Aktuálně.cz reported that President Trump was to receive serial number CSR-1946 in honor of his birth year.

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IPSC World Championships in Czech Republic 2020 – PCC and Mini Rifle

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) of the Czech Republic has announced some exciting news for anyone interested in shooting Pistol Caliber Carbine or Mini Rifle.

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