Founded in 1936, Ceska zbrojovka Uhersky Brod was established as a branch of Ceska zbrojovka (or “Czech Arms Factory”) in the town of Uhersky Brod in south-eastern Czechoslovakia by an order of the National Defence Council of Czechoslovakia, who had determined that firearms production essential to the national defense needed to take place away from national borders.
From the beginning, CZ guns were known for their accuracy and reliability in adverse conditions, a result of their commitment to precision in manufacturing and strict quality controls.
In 1937, the factory began production on firearms for both military and civilian use, including the LK 30 anti-aircraft machine gun, military-grade pistols, flare guns and smallbore rifles. Although their production was hampered by the Nazi occupation between 1938 and 1945, after the war CZ was back to its original mission of producing highly reliable guns for use in both civilian and military capacities.
In 1990, CZ expanded its production to include firearms for the hunting and sporting markets, in addition to exports for militaries and police forces. In 1997, CZ-USA was founded, and in 1998 the permanent headquarters and warehouse facility for CZ-USA was established in Kansas City, where all distribution, warranty and repair work for CZ-USA takes place.
Today, CZ is one of the largest small arms producers in the world, exporting their firearms to more than 100 countries worldwide. Their range of pistols, rifles, shotguns and air guns includes the CZ 75 D Compact, used for the rearmament of the Czech Republic Police, and the CZ 75 SP-01 line, whose guns are highly popular in International Practical Shooting Confederation competition.
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