CZ75 Republika Handgun Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš

CZ75 Republika Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš
CZ75 Republika Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- 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. From echo24.cz:

(Google translation) After the meeting, Prime Minister Babiš informed the Czech journalists who were present, that Babiš brought President Trump a rare CZ 75 jubilee pistol from the workshops of Česká zbrojovka in Uherský Brod.

The CZ75 is one of the most popular pistol designs in the world. It is said to be the second most copied pistol design, only exceeded by the Colt M1911 designed by John Moses Browning. The patents for the CZ 75 were only valid in the Warsaw Pact, in Czechoslovakia.

The Republika is chambered in the ubiquitous and proven 9 x 19mm cartridge, also known as the 9mm Parabellum, 9mm Luger, or 9mm NATO.  On the left side of the pistol near the front, the words PRAVDA VITEZI are engraved. They translate to TRUTH PREVAILS.  On the right side of the pistol, you can see the sights are the world famous Meprolight tritium night sights made in Israel.

CZ 75 Republika
Special presentation CZ 75 Republika Pistol for President Trump

In the video of the meeting between President Trump and PM Babiš, the presentation of the pistol is not shown. It appears all the major media networks missed the presentation of the pistol to President Trump.

CSPAN video of the Meeting.

The pistols of this extremely limited production run are valued at about $9,000. The pistol comes in a lovely presentation case which includes a picture of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, who is considered the founder of the Czech Republic.

The CZ75 is a modern designed pistol primarily used for self defense, police work, and modern military organizations. The CZ75 has been in service in more than 20 countries.  It is not a gun designed primarily for hunting, like a double rifle. It is not politically correct.

It has been common in history to present ornate firearms to powerful rulers.

Perhaps this presentation will revive the tradition of political figures being gifted with firearms works of art that are also functional and icons of national pride.

Abraham Lincoln was presented with a heavily engraved Henry Rifle, the most advanced military rifle of its day.

Several Presidents have been presented firearms. President Kennedy ordered a U.S. Garand from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Since President Kennedy, the U.S. Media has pushed for restrictions on the ownership of firearms. Few presidents have openly embraced the Second Amendment as President Trump has. Second Amendment supporters are waiting for legislative action to follow President Trump's court appointments in support of Second Amendment rights.

The CZ75 will become the property of the United States, unless President Trump chooses to pay for the pistol from his private funds.

I am not familiar with a U.S. President being presented with a pistol since President Grant.


About Dean Weingarten:Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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The Green Watch Dog
The Green Watch Dog
1 year ago

This has been a headliner for days………………Time to move on

Scotty Gunn
Scotty Gunn
1 year ago

Bush got Hussain’s hi-power.

buck
buck
1 year ago
Reply to  Scotty Gunn

and president bush kept it ! I hope president trump does the same ! molon labe

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago

They should have given Trump a bump stock.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
1 year ago

What a beautiful firearm!! I hope that Mr. Trump will take the time to shoot a few rounds from it, and then shoot some other modern defense pistols, to appreciate their quality. If POTUS were to go shooting from time to time, it would help him develop a greater appreciation of firearms and the 2nd Amendment.

Qui Bono
Qui Bono
1 year ago

What about Elvis giving Nixon a pistol? True or not?

Reno
Reno
1 year ago
Reply to  Qui Bono

Elvis DID give Nixon a pistol and in return Nixon gave Elvis an honorary LEO Badge. Elvis went to the white house unannounced. Nixon was told that Elvis wanted to see him and Nixon said Who’s Elvis.

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago

Great gesture from a good ally. The Czechs are a peaceful country and they want to stay in the good graces of the US.
That is one fine looking pistol.

Richard Hess
Richard Hess
1 year ago
Reply to  tomcat

God yes, what a great gun. I just took owner ship of a CZ 75 SP 01 Tactical. Next step Cajun Gun Works in Monroe, La.

JDC
JDC
1 year ago

The correct way to receive a present like this is to say “I accept your gift on behalf of the US government. I doubt any President even knows this. Very typically, a gift like this will be held then transferred to that President’s Presidential library after he’s left office. I used to have a military job where I dealt with foreign two and three stars. They’d give us nice stuff like ceremonial daggers or guns, and I’d have to give them something I’d buy out of my own pocket. Very different standards for foreign governments. Oh, yes, I did turn… Read more »

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

Henery gave gw a rifle,sarah palin got 1 also from henery even though she didnt make it in office

Charlie Foxtrot
Charlie Foxtrot
1 year ago

FYI: Gifts from foreign governments aren’t actually property of the President. The handgun is now government property.

‘A tangible gift of more than minimal value accepted for reasons of protocol or courtesy may not be kept as a personal gift, however, but is considered accepted on behalf of and property of the United States, and in the case of such a gift for the President or the President’s family, is handled by the National Archives and Records Administration’.

Source: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42662.pdf

JDL
JDL
1 year ago

Yeah, that’s what he said in the article. Guess you felt that it should repeated in a manner making it look like you were adding something that was left out.

Omer
Omer
1 year ago

Nice gun but ugly president. Hmmmm let me think my country or my guns….

Snowman
Snowman
1 year ago
Reply to  Omer

Because of this “ugly president” we still stand a fighting chance against the anti-gun left.

The Jake
The Jake
1 year ago
Reply to  Snowman

You realize that President has passed more anti gun legislation than any other President in nearly 20 years? He has also set the precedent of declaring a national emergency as a means to circumvent checks and balances. Which leaves the door, and game plan wide open for the next sitting President with an anti gun agenda to completely destroy your rights. But please, tell me more about how he’s gonna be your savior…

JDL
JDL
1 year ago
Reply to  The Jake

Take a look at SCOTUS with two liberal judges instead of Trump’s picks, idiot. And all of your claims are false.

You should get that stage 4 TDS looked at by a shrink before you need a straight jacket.

Damon
Damon
1 year ago
Reply to  JDL

Yeah, except he’s right. Trump was a New York Democrat all his life, until Obama made fun of him in front of the world at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Don’t remember Obama or Bush 2 outlawing any gun parts. Trump sure did, though.

If you can’t admit that truth, you’re the sucker in the con.

Don’t be a sucker for a New York Democrat wearing GOP clothing.

JDL
JDL
1 year ago
Reply to  Omer

Troll alert. Getting his SorosCoin…

Prompt Critical
Prompt Critical
1 year ago

CZ and the Czech Republic are awesome. Just bought a Dan Wesson Bruin and couldn’t be more satisfied. I hope we do build better relations with them and pay into a country that supports firearms unlike Germany or Austria (not that it’s the fault of the companies there.)

Carl Maslowski
Carl Maslowski
1 year ago

Wasn’t GWB presented the Makarov that was taken off Saddam Hussein when he was captured?

Matt
Matt
1 year ago
Reply to  Carl Maslowski

glock 18 yes

n.r. ringlee
n.r. ringlee
1 year ago

Col Jeff Cooper would be proud. He found the CZ 75 to be one of the finest semiautomatic hand guns ever made right up there with the 1911 and the Browning High Power. And he was spot on. Semper Fidelis

hippybiker
hippybiker
1 year ago

Because of the emoluments clause President Trump mus5 wait u til he leaves office to take possession of this fine art work. I’m sure he will do that or pa6 for it himself.
What I would like someone to explain is how Obama was allowed to except the Nobel Peace Prise while in office!

Don Razskazoff
Don Razskazoff
1 year ago

With regard to regulations concerning gifts to a President in office…….will President Trump be able to keep this gift after he is out of office……..(short self-answer: No, because the Democrats will have obliterated the 2nd Amendment making ownership of a pistol illegal by then).

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
1 year ago

A proper gift among leaders and men.

Grigori
Grigori
1 year ago

“Few presidents have openly embraced the Second Amendment as President Trump has.” What kind of “embrace” might that be? From behind, perhaps? Sorry, but Trump’s bumpstock ban, coupled with his support of Red Flag laws and wanting to raise from eighteen to twenty-one, the age where one may purchase certain rifles, does not inspire images of a friendly embrace. Nice gun and nice gesture by PM Babis!!!! I hope it sparks something in President Trump’s soul that will see him returning to support of our Second Amendment as he promised us in 2016, and away from his behaviors and rhetoric… Read more »

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
1 year ago

At least President Trump can afford to may $9,000 for a pistol to go on display in his home or even his Presidential Library.
Maybe he’ll buy an off the shelf CZ which is basically a BREN 10?

Alan
Alan
1 year ago

Seems like a play to improve relations so they can export CZ rifles to the US, and maybe win a few military contracts.

Curt
Curt
1 year ago
Reply to  Alan

Um, pretty sure there’s already CZ USA.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago

Let’s have it passed around the House and Senate, and then ERPO all the Libtards, while they are admiring their own handiwork!

ras
ras
1 year ago
Reply to  Walter Goddard

Walter, that’s a good idea,however, I would hate to see those cowards put their greasy fingerprints on such a beautiful handgun.

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  ras

Good point, lock the display case so they actually touch it!

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago
Reply to  Walter Goddard

🙂 typo lol

That should read “can’t actually touch it”..
I hit the keys, but the “auto” error function decided it knew best!

Victor Hamilton
Victor Hamilton
1 year ago
Reply to  Walter Goddard

Damn that’s pretty. Did President Trump have to get it sent to a FFL? I wonder how much the price jumped as soon as it changed hands. Trump 2020!!

Walter Goddard
Walter Goddard
1 year ago

He probably has them come to the Whitehouse for his fingerprints and file the paperwork..
I would spend the ~$9,000 and keep it… I bet it went up 5 times in value..