August 2013

Czechoslovakia Vs. Serbia: Two Midsize 9mm Pistols Compete

We go looking for a bargain by pitting a surplus, heavily used CZ 75 and a new Zastava Tokarev M70A. It wasn’t even close.

In front of us for this report were two full-size 9mm pistols. They were a surplus CZ 75 (about $350) and a new Tokarev M70A, made in Serbia by Zastava (about $330). Would either of these guns be acceptable for home- or self-defense purposes? We tested with three types of ammo, Independent 115-grain FMJ, RWS 124-grain FMJ, and Black Hills 124-grain JHP +P. Here’s what we found.

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