Cool Prezzie

Now that’s what I call statesmanship:

On March 7th, 2019, President Trump and the First Lady met with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš of the Czech Republic and his wife, in the White House. The meeting was cordial, with both men celebrating the bond between the two countries.
After the meeting, PM Babiš told reporters that he had presented President Trump with one of one hundred custom crafted CZ75 pistols created for the centennial of the Czech Republic in 2018. The pistol presented to President Trump had serial number 1946, the year of President Trump’s birth.

And the gun?

That’s a purdy lil’ thang, I don’t care who you are.  (Memo to POTUS:  try the Federal HST 124gr ammo.)

And as any fule kno, whilst I am often dubious about the 9mm Europellet, I am anything but dubious about the wonderful CZ 75, which is one of the finest pistols ever designed.  I saw a plain-Jane 75B at the gun store the other day, and were I not already in possession of a High Power, I would have bought it then and there.

And some wooden grips for the thing, like Trump’s gun.


Afterthought:  if the CzechPres had tried to give a similar present to has-been president Urkel, the Commie punk would probably have screamed like a little girl and called in the Secret Service.

 

15 comments

  1. I saw a plain-Jane 75B at the gun store the other day, and were I not already in possession of a High Power, I would have bought it then and there.

    A foolish mistake, Kim; assuming it wasn’t ridiculously priced, and had nothing wrong with it, passing it by was an Operational Failure of the First Order. It is not possible to have too many guns, and especially since you’ve now committed to the Europellet as a wrist-saving measure, a reliable spare is a feature not a bug. I have 3 CZ-75Bs as student guns (and am always on the prowl for more), and they have performed in an exemplary manner; I figured if an ignorant Czech peasant pressed into military service couldn’t break them, neither could my students. I’ve seen the occasional student bring them to class filled with enough dirt and crap to grow potatoes and they just run….and run….and run. A 75 will benefit from an expert trigger job (finding a ‘smith who can do it is, indeed, a chore….) and a “terrific” 75 trigger won’t hold a candle to a “good” P35 one, but even an average 75 is not to be sneezed at.

    You might want to swing by that place and see if they still have it and are in a bargaining mood. FYI, Mec-Gar makes the mags for it, and they’re plentiful via AlGore’s InterTubes (can’t have too many of those, either).

  2. Re: Afterthought

    In that situation, I’m sure the Czech president would’ve known to only present a man’s gift to another man….if he would have bothered with the meeting at all.

  3. This practically defines the term “princely gift.” I can’t know for sure what Obama’s reaction to such a present would be, though I expect it would actually have been one of confusion more than anything, followed by quick storage of the item in the archives somewhere. That assumes, however, that Prime Minister Babiš would have been ignorant enough to select that as his gift, and I’m quite certain he would not have been.

    Of course, I expect that this pistol will be relegated to storage anyway, but at least its recipient will *appreciate* it for the princely gift that it is.

    1. Ii would be sweet if POTUS used the gun to shoot from the windows at Democrats and journalists when they come to the White House, but some killjoy will probably have a hissy fit about that.

    2. Hopefully it will see light of day in the forthcoming Trump Library.

      OTOH the Trump Library will likely be a multi-story suite in the Trump Tower in NYC. Which means I’ll never darken it’s door. Not even if there’s a Broadway revival of Cats. :spit:

  4. The God King would probably have had it sent to the next DC gun “buyback”.

    Shooting at Dem’s and Journalists (redundancy alert) is probably off the table, more’s the pity.

    However, he could make the heads of such scum explode were he to be spotted actually carrying it.*

    Perhaps you could publish a post of appropriate holsters?

    * Yea, I know Secret Service blah blah blah.
    1. Historically rulers that were able to continue the fight even after their body guards go down have been extremely hard targets.
    2. Let’s be honest, having him carry it would be more to mind f**k the usual suspects than as a security measure.

    1. Pretty sure I remember Ronaldus Magnus giving the SecServ apoplexy when he carried. And good on him.

  5. Bush41 also received a CZ-75 (prettied up, of course) from the Czechs.

    Last I walked through, it was on display in the museum part of his library on the Texas A&M campus.

  6. That may be the finest expression of JMB’s (PBUH) Hi-Power. Bought an early one with what I think was a baked on black enamel-ish finish. A ‘tropical’ finish, IIRC. Immediately started flaking off on the edges and corners. But a nice, reliable, accurate shooter, nonetheless.

  7. And the CZ factory is in Uhersky Brod, where they make a beer of the same name, which is one of the best beers in the world. Or so it seemed at the time.

    Anyway, nice post, I have few bucks in the discretionary account, so Ima gonna buy me one. The only good thing about our Canadian gun control system is that with my licence I can walk into any gun store in Canuckistan and buy one, no waiting period no nothing.

  8. On Antiques Roadshow, a chap brought in a Colt model 1851 Navy revolver with a very special history.. It had been presented in 1857 by President James Buchanan to California “mountain man” Seth Kinman, in return for a chair made of elk horns, and was inscribed with both their names.

    Even First Ladies were made of sterner stuff. Eleanor Roosevelt was annoyed by her “wasteful” Secret Service escort, and often slipped away from them. Finally, the head of the Service said “If you won’t let us protect you, at least be ready to protect yourself – carry a gun.” Mrs. Roosevelt agreed, and was issued a .38, which she carried thereafter.

    She even kept it after leaving the White House. In 1954 or so, she went to a small town somewhere in the South to give a speech supporting civil rights and denouncing the Ku Klux Klan. A local woman met her at the airport. And as the two old ladies drove away, Mrs. Roosevelt took out her gun and laid it on the car seat.

    They don’t make ’em like that any more.

  9. On Antiques Roadshow, a chap brought in a Colt model 1851 Navy revolver with a very special history.. It had been presented in 1857 by President James Buchanan to California “mountain man” Seth Kinman, in return for a chair Kinman had made of elk horn; it was inscribed with both their names.

    Even First Ladies were made of sterner stuff. Eleanor Roosevelt was annoyed by her “wasteful” Secret Service escort, and often slipped away from them. Finally, the head of the Service said “If you won’t let us protect you, at least be ready to protect yourself – carry a gun.” Mrs. Roosevelt agreed, and was issued a .38, which she carried thereafter.

    She even kept it after leaving the White House. In 1954 or so, she went to a small town somewhere in the South to give a speech supporting civil rights and denouncing the Ku Klux Klan. A local woman met her at the airport. And as the two old ladies drove away, Mrs. Roosevelt took out her gun and laid it on the car seat.

    They don’t make ’em like that any more.

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