At the beginning of SHOT Show I made a bee line for the CZ-USA booth. The company has held a special place in my heart since I purchased my first pistol, a CZ 75 B, and they haven’t let me down since. I didn’t know it as I visited the CZ booth, but later that day I would find out that the first ever ladies only 3-gun major match was about to be announced. What made this news even more exciting was that it would occur in Covington, Georgia, surprisingly close to my home in Atlanta. Thus began my crash course in 3-gun competition. Back at the CZ booth I was shown their brand new 3-gun ready 712 Practical shotgun.
If Caleb seems to be ready to jump on the Beretta bandwagon, then I guess the same can be said of me for CZ. Unlike the Beretta 1301’s heafty price tag, the 712 Practical seems ideal for the 3-gun curious like myself, retailing for less than $700. CZ has also included five flush mounted chokes, a six position adjustable stock, and a fluted magazine extension from ATI. The tube extension brings the guns capacity up to 9+1 which is ideal for 3-gun.
The 712 is a solid base for someone who wants to enter the 3-gun world, or a competitor who wants a platform they can customize. As I dive into the 3-gun nation and shotgunning, I’ll be sure to do an in-depth review of this gun. In the meantime, I submit this new offering from CZ for your consideration.