Press Releases > CZ 40 gets California Approval

May 2001

The CZ 40 receives approved for sale in California.

1 January 2001, The California Department of Justice requires that all pistols sold in their state pass a quality/performance test.

The CZ 40 is the final product of collaboration with Colt in the late 1990’s, in which CZ produces a limited number of Colt Z-40’s.

The Z-40 was a pistol, which is essentially the CZ 75 lockwork in a 1911 style wide body frame.

The Z-40 was originally designed to be a law enforcement DAO (Double Action Only) pistol, the CZ 40 is a standard CZ Double action/Single action configuration and features an Alloy frame, a locked breech action and snag free sights.

The CZ 40 is a limited production pistol and a non-catalogued item.

Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) has been a leader in firearms manufacturing since its creation in 1936 in Uhersk√Ĺ Brod, Czechoslovakia. CZ’s use of state of the art technology combined with European craftsmanship has gained them worldwide recognition for their incredibly accurate, durable, and dependable line of pistols, centerfire rifles, rimfire rifles, over and under shotguns, and airguns. CZ-USA is pleased to provide sales and warranty support for their American customers from their location in Kansas City, Kansas.

Contact: Martin Bordson, CZ-USA
(913) 321-1811
(913) 321-4901