CZ and IPSC continue Global Partnership in 2021
We are pleased to announce that the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and Ceska zbrojovka a.s. (CZ) will continue their successful global partnership in 2021 and work together in achieving their common goal of supporting IPSC athletes and promoting the sport.
Important milestone in the history of CZ
We would like to inform you about an important milestone in the history of CZ. Our parent company CZG – Ceska zbrojovka Group has entered into an agreement to purchase the American small arms manufacturer Colt. After completion of the transaction, CZG will become a 100% shareholder of Colt Holding Company LLC.
Ceska zbrojovka supports the Military Solidarity Fund
The President of Ceska zbrojovka Group (CZG), Lubomir Kovarik, handed over a check in the amount of CZK 250,000 to Brigadier General Lenka Smerdova, Chairwoman of the Military Solidarity Fund. Ceska zbrojovka regularly supports the fund.
NEW PRODUCTS IN 2021
At the start of each year, Ceska zbrojovka (CZ) updates its product line. The 2021 CZ portfolio has increased with the addition of several new pistols and long arms. At the same time, we’ve decided to discontinue production of a few products, even though they may still be in stock in the Czech Republic and abroad. So let's see what's new.
CZ TS 2 – A new generation of the successful sports special
16. 11. 2020 (Uherský Brod) - Ceska zbrojovka (CZ) presents the CZ TS 2. A new sport pistol series optimized for competing in the IPSC Standard Division.
Change in the Česká zbrojovka management
Uhersky Brod (November 12, 2020) – Česká zbrojovka, a. s. announces that Jan Zajíc, the current Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of the company, has become the new Chairman of the Board and CEO of Česká zbrojovka. Ladislav Britaňák, former CEO, leaves his position. This change was approved by the Board of Directors of the company at their regular meeting held on November 10, 2020.
Finally on stage!
At the end of August and during the month of September, the CZ shooting team took part in three IPSC competitions in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Not even the extended break due to COVID restrictions affected their desire to win or impact their exceptional shooting skills. On the contrary, our shooters placed in every event they attended with the CZ Shadow 2, CZ 75 TACTICAL SPORTS CZECHMATE and CZ 75 TACTICAL SPORTS ORANGE pistols firmly in hand.
Three upcoming events CZ to attend in 2020
CZ organizes and participates in dozens of exhibitions and shooting events every year in the Czech Republic, as well as abroad. Although the pandemic has negatively affected many of their plans in 2020, you will still find them at a few events that are set to take place this year.
The sport season of rifle shooting is in full swing
The coronavirus situation in the Czech Republic has started to develop favorably and some government measures have been relaxed. This made it possible to start the sport shooting season, and so, despite certain restrictions, several competitions have been held in the Czech Republic and the CZ Shooting Team shooters have picked up their first few successes.
Shares of CZG will be listed on the Prague Stock Exchange
Praha (31 May 2020) ― The shares of CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group SE (“CZG” or the “Company”), one of the leading European manufacturers of firearms, have been admitted to trading on the Prime Market of the Prague Stock Exchange (“Prime Market”) with effect from 1 June 2020 in the form of a so-called technical listing without a prior public offering of the shares.
CZ will supply the army with up to 39,000 small arms
Prague, 21 April 2020 – CZ will supply the army with small arms and ammunition worth up to CZK 2.35 billion. The framework agreement was signed today by Lubor Koudelka, Deputy Minister for Armaments and Acquisition, and Ladislav Britaňák, CEO of CZ.
Česká zbrojovka Group will be involved in the production of protective masks against coronavirus
Prague, April 17, 2020 – In the middle of next week, the CARDAM research and development workplace, CZ’s sister company, will start series production of RP95-M masks. The mask provides the maximum level of protection and is intended primarily for those who are “in the front line”, ie doctors, nurses or rescue services.
CZ and IPSC enter into global partnership in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’
CZ and IPSC are pleased to announce the Global partnership in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’. The common goal is support IPSC athletes, sport itself, and improve the safe gun-handling culture worldwide.
Three new CZ 457 rimfire rifles
In addition to the CZ P-10 Micro pistol, this year we bring you three new products in the CZ 457 range of rimfire rifles. The models include the extremely durable and light CZ 457 Synthetic, the unconventional rimfire rifle with perfect ergonomics CZ 457 Thumbhole and the exceptionally accurate long-range rimfire rifle CZ 457 LRP. Each model has slightly different features and has been developed for different purposes. Which rimfire rifle is the right fit for you?
CZ P-10 Micro – new level EDC pistol
When the first model of the CZ P-10 series was launched in 2017, CZ talked about a new level of defence and service striker-fired pistols with a polymer frame. And it was not just a marketing slogan. Civilian shooters as well as customers from the ranks of armed forces soon found out that the P tens, thanks to their sophisticated and partly completely original design, really brought about significant improvements in some key properties and parameters. It resulted in great commercial success, followed by rapid extending of the offer with other versions. The most recent model in this excellent series is the super-compact CZ P-10 M, or the Micro.
An award for Česká zbrojovka a.s. in the prestigious Exporter of the Year contest
As regards the annual export volumes, Česká zbrojovka a.s. ranks among the largest exporters of the Czech Republic. Every year, it moves up in the ranking of the nation-wide contest, the twenty-fifth edition of which took place on 9 December 2019 in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague under the title 2019 Exporter of the Year or Powering the Wheels of Czech Exports.
Summary of the IPSC Shooting Season
We regularly write about the results of IPSC shooting events, where members of the CZ Shooting Team equipped with CZ sport pistols place in very good positions. This year’s season of these competitions is over, and since our shooters collected a lot of achievements this year, we would like to recapitulate all of them.
Defence & Security Fair in Thailand
In November this year, there was another trade fair of armed forces in addition to Milipol. The Defence & Security fair taking place in Bangkok is the fastest growing international armed forces fair in South Asia. Česká zbrojovka a.s. could not miss this event, and visitors were able to hold and see CZ products.
Česká zbrojovka a.s. at the Milipol Paris 2019 Armed Forces Fair
In November, Paris hosted the 21st year of the Milipol trade fair. This trade fair focused on internal defence and security was attended by over 30,000 participants and 300 journalists. Every year, thousands of companies present their new products, services and know-how. Companies presenting equipment for armed forces also included Česká zbrojovka.
Successful IPSC Championship in Australasia
CZ pistols once again shone in the hands of members of the CZ Shooting Team. This time they won three medals at the last IPSC event of the season. The IPSC Australasia Championship took place in November in the Philippines and even this competition was successful for our team.
CZ centrefire rifles claimed the top positions in this year’s long firearm shooting season
This year’s hunting season was once gain a season of CZ long firearms, namely the CZ 527 centrefire rifle in the .222 Rem. calibre and the CZ 557 centrefire rifle in the 6XC calibre.
CZ SHADOW 2 and CZ 75 TS ORANGE in the IPSC Championship in Latin America
The CZ SHADOW 2 and CZ 75 TS ORANGE sport pistols celebrate further achievements. This time, they claimed the top places in the Latin American IPSC Championship.
A Firearm Configurator was Launched in the Czech Republic
Česká zbrojovka a.s. officially launched a configurator website where you can build a gun to your liking. This unrivalled novelty in firearms sales has been running since Tuesday midnight, 15 October 2019. It is currently only available for the Czech market, but a worldwide expansion is planned for the future.
CZ sport pistols triumph at the ME IPSC in Belgrade, Serbia
The CZ Shooting Team achieved superb results at the 2019 IPSC European Handgun Championship. Amongst several hundred top shooters from around the world, the CZ Shooting Team managed to win four European Championship titles.
Česká zbrojovka is a Proud Partner of Festival vědy
Česká zbrojovka a. s. supported Festival vědy (Science Festival), which is a traditional event organized by universities UCT Prague and CTU in Prague, the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Prague Youth Centre. This year of the festival, called Věda v profesích (Science in Professions), was held on 4 September 2019 in Prague.
CZ az NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic
On 21 and 22 September 2019, Česká zbrojovka a.s. participates in the biggest security show in Europe called NATO Days in Ostrava & Czech Air Force Days. The main programme, which takes place at the Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport, consists of a presentation of heavy military, police and rescue equipment, dynamic displays of special forces’ training, flying displays and presentations of armaments, equipment and gear of individual units.
General meeting of Česká zbrojovka a.s.
Česká zbrojovka a.s. (founded in 1936) is a leading engineering company dealing with the manufacture and sales of small arms of world class quality. The company is a member of the Česká zbrojovka Group SE holding, also incorporating the companies: CZ-USA, CZ-AUTO, CZ Export Praha and 4M Systems.
CZ general partner of “450 ml NADĚJE”
As the general partner of the project 450 ml NADĚJE (HOPE), Česká zbrojovka a.s. has supported the recruitment of new volunteer blood donors for haematology and transfusion departments in hospitals across the whole of the Czech Republic. This year, the event was held on the 17th January in the Uherské Hradiště Hospital, on the 17th April in the Vyškov Hospital, and on the 13th and 15th May in the Tomas Bata Hospital in Zlín. Almost 400 blood donors took part in the project.
Come and visit us at IDET 2019!
9. – 31 May 2019 / Booth No. P-103 From 29 to 31 May 2019, Česká zbrojovka a.s. will take part in the traditional IDET International Defence and Security Technologies Fair that takes place every two years at the Brno Exhibition Centre. The IDET fair is this year’s most important European event of its kind, where tens of thousands of professional visitors from around the world present the world’s leading companies focused on the development and production of defence technologies. The Česká zbrojovka exhibition can be found in Hall P, Booth No. 103.
Shooters of the CZ Shooting Team won 9 medals!
From the perspective of practical IPSC shooting competitions, last weekend was very successful for shooters of the factory team of Česká zbrojovka a.s. Members of the CZ Shooting Team shined at the Mosquito Match in Slovakia, where they won 8 medals. Gold shooters included Robin Šebo in the OPEN division, Martina Šerá in the OPEN Lady division, Michal Štěpán in the PRODUCTION division and Josef Rakušan in the STANDARD division. The première of Eric Grauffel, who started this year’s season in the colours of Česká zbrojovka, was excellent as well. At the Champagne Trophy in France, he easily won the gold medal in the PRODUCTION division with the CZ SHADOW 2 pistol.
Setkání Stretnutie festival with the support of Česká zbrojovka a.s.
Between 13 and 18 May 2019, the 24th Czech-Slovak theatre festival called Setkání Stretnutie will be held in Zlín. The general partner of the festival is Česká zbrojovka a.s. The Zlín City Theatre will host both Czech and Slovak ensembles.
Investments in Arkansas
In April of this year, the Česká zbrojovka Group took another step towards its strategic goal of expanding its operations in the United States. The subsidiary CZ-USA and Arkansas representatives negotiated the conditions for the construction of a modern plant in Little Rock. This means that CZ-USA will move from Kansas to Little Rock, Arkansas.
Česká zbrojovka supported an event in honour of heroes
For ten years, there has been a project by which HC Sparta Praha pays tribute to members of the Integrated Rescue System (IRS) and members of the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic (AČR) who lost their lives on duty. This jubilee titled “Pocta hrdinům” (Tribute to the Heroes) was traditionally supported by Česká zbrojovka a.s. as the general partner.
Limited edition of Dan Wesson pistols for Kansas City police officers
On 7 December 2018, CZ-USA colleagues working in the Law Enforcement Sales Department of CZ-USA personally presented twelve Dan Wesson Vigil pistols to Terry Zeigler, Chief of the Kansas City Police Department.
Pistol with the NATO symbol for General Petr Pavel
On Monday, 19 November, the main shareholder of Česká zbrojovka a.s., René Holeček, and the CZ Group President, Lubomír Kovařík, welcomed Army General Petr Pavel and his team, who worked with him for three years in a mission at NATO headquarters in Brussels, to the company shop of Česká zbrojovka a.s. in Prague.
Invitation to IndoDefence 2018
Between 7 and 10 November 2018, Česká zbrojovka a.s. will participate in the IndoDefence fair at the JIExpo Kemayoran exhibition centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. The company will present its complete military programme with CZ firearms and products of ballistic protection and tactical accessories of the sister company 4M Systems from the CZ Group.
Invitation to Future Forces International Exhibition 2018
Future Forces International Exhibition presents the latest technologies and approaches to ensure defence and security at national as well as international level. This year it will be held from 17 to 19 October at PVA EXPO in Prague – Letňany. One of the exhibitors displaying their products will be Česká zbrojovka a.s. The company will present its complete military programme with CZ firearms and products of ballistic protection and tactical accessories made by CZ 4M.
Maria Gushchina became Champion of the Far East Asia!
Between 17 and 22 September 2018, Pattaya in Thailand hosted the Far East Asia IPSC Handgun Championship 2018. Maria Gushchina gave a superb performance and beat all the shooters in the Production Division, winning the gold medal.
Alice Poluchová: We significantly contributed to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia in Chicago
At the end of September, Chicago became the centre of the centennial celebrations to commemorate 100 years since the founding of independent Czechoslovakia. The main event was the Gala evening, attended, among others, by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Jan Hamáček, the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Stephen King, the Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States, Hynek Kmoníček, and many other distinguished guests.
Česká zbrojovka supports the Chicago celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia
On Friday, 28 September 2018, Chicago will host the Czech Centennial Gala in commemoration of 100 years of the foundation of the independent Czechoslovak Republic. Česká zbrojovka a.s. and its daughter company, CZ-USA, are the main platinum sponsors of the Gala as well as additional centennial celebrations organized by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago.
Česká zbrojovka supports a running race in Šumice
Česká zbrojovka is going to support the 2nd annual race called “Běh pro Život” (Race for Life) aka “Šumické boty” (Šumice Shoes), which is associated with charitable activities in cooperation with the KRTEK children’s oncology endowment fund. The aim of this year’s event is to financially help the family of a two-and-a-half year old girl from Uherský Brod, who underwent a brain tumour treatment. The collected money will be used for her rehabilitation care.
Auction of CZ 75 Republika: CZK 650,000 for the support of military, police and fire brigade personnel
107. Česká zbrojovka has established itself on the rough US market
The United States is the most important foreign customer of Uherský Brod arms manufacturer. Significantly contributed to this year's economic record armory.
Ladislav Britaňák became Vice-President of DSIA
On Tuesday, 11 June 2019, the 23rd General Meeting of the Defence and Security Industry Association (DSIA) was held at the University of Defence Club in Brno. This association unites 108 significant Czech manufacturers and exporters from the defence and security industry.
Česká zbrojovka and Eric Grauffel present a joint project
In the 2019 shooting season, the CZ Shooting Team will welcome Eric Grauffel, who will compete in the colours of Česká zbrojovka a.s. in the Production division with the CZ SHADOW 2 ORANGE pistol. Eric is considered the best pistol shooter of all time.