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AzamAgha44
04-06-2010, 10:11 AM
Dear Friends, If I were to make a choice between the two pistols and my priority was accuracy at 25 m, how would you comment? I d appreciate if someone can through some light , as this information about the two is quite scarce on the net. thanks

Shariq
04-06-2010, 01:24 PM
Sir just read the accuracy results of both guns in the following thread.
http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=4252

BTW finish of NP-42 is much superior to NP-22

Sparticas
10-06-2010, 02:35 PM
Dear Azam Agha bhai i ll agree with Sir Sqnldr Shairq that finish of NP-42 is much superior to NP-22, as i own one Np-42 and got the chance to closely moniter NP-22 so as far as your priority is concerned would suggest NP-42. Np-42 has rotating barrel system and Np-22 is Breach block, 2ndly Np-42 is very much lighter then NP-22.
and if still you like the looks of Np-22 then go for Cz 999 Scorpion, a very classic handgun and look like Np-22 in a very better shape and finish.

Sparticas
10-06-2010, 02:39 PM
and dear don't get confused with CF 98 and NP 42 as both are the same thing with a lil more barrel life of the later...
you can find alot about CF 98 in
http://www.pakguns.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=2575

Gunpsycho
10-06-2010, 03:03 PM
@AzamAgha44 Bro NP22 is much better pistol then np 42 or CF 98 :)

XMen
10-06-2010, 04:54 PM
Dear Azam As i own both pistols and had tested both them on rage for range purpose NP22 is much reliable and accurate as compare to NP42 which is more into conceal carry as this is my personal experience and no offense to any PG brother

Gilani
10-06-2010, 09:08 PM
Azam Agha Sir,
IMHO, pluses and minuses of CF98 and NP22 are as following; (I don't think that NP42 is available and even if it is avaialable, it is absolutely the same thing as CF98. The barrel life story, IMHO, is due to error in printing or something like that otherwise both pistols are exactly same, manufactured by Cheng Feng). :)

- NP22 is a Sig P226 clone. CF98 is an original Chinese design.

- CF98 is comparatively more accurate out of the two. That is primarily because of a rotating barrel mechanism that CF 98 has.

- NP22 is more reliable. I have never experienced even a single stoppage in well over 500 rounds that I fired with 3 different NP22. Conversely, I have experienced around 25 stoppages in more than 2500 rounds that I fired with six different CF98. The reason, in my view, is again the rotating barrel mechanism in which feed ramp is partially located on the barrel / breach and partially on the connector. Any mis-alignment of feed ramp on connector with the portion of feed ramp on the breach causes FTF. This is not very frequent but keeps happening after every 100-200 rounds at an average. Chances are more when the gun is not clean or with non-standard ammo such as JHPs with wider nose.

- NP22 is more robust. It has a steel slide with alloy frame. CF98 has a polymer frame. Most parts of NP22 are ruggedly constructed with lots of metal in it whereas CF98 is comparatively delicate.

- CF98 is lighter in weight. NP22 is a little heavy. Both weapons are not suitable for conceal carry.

- Price wise, both are more or less the same nowadays, ie, around 32-33K.

- Both have a very average trigger. CF98 trigger is on the lighter side but is inconsistent. NP22 trigger is slightly on the heavier side and is again inconsistent. So in trigger quality, both are quite mediocre.

- Both pistols are not at all ammo sensitive and fire all types of ammo without a problem (incl POF, Chinese, Russian etc). NP22 is comparatively more reliable.

- Both pistols have a manageable recoil.

- NP22 has wider sights which are good for combat shooting. CF98 sights are a little narrower which are not really great for combat shooting / rapid fire.

- NP22 magazine is far better than CF98.

- Both have reasonably good grip. In NP22, lot of customization options are available. CF98, being a polymer frame, has limited options (only hogue grip etc).

- Overall, I would rate NP22 a shade better than CF98 in my personal assessment, but the difference is not much. However, it would differ from person to person, depending upon an indls preferences.

Happy buying :)

Ka_Khan
11-06-2010, 12:36 AM
Gilani Sahib great review.Information about CF 98 is interesting.

KageFox
11-06-2010, 12:41 AM
- Both have reasonably good grip. In NP22, lot of customization options are available. CF98, being a polymer frame, has limited options (only hogue grip etc).

The NP22 can be outfitted with the special full wrap-around grips Hogue makes for the Sig P226. I have only held an NP22 customized as such, and the feel is even better than the regular Hogue Handall, if that's possible...

Gunpsycho
12-06-2010, 11:27 AM
@Gilani Sahib great review on both the weapon so i was right in my above post :)

Gilani
12-06-2010, 11:45 AM
Yes Gunpsycho brother. But the difference is not much and it would really boil down to an indls liking and preference. :)

wasifali89
14-06-2010, 10:51 PM
kindly check out ur preferences on hollow points as cf98 has issues with it

never seen a np22

aadi1295
17-07-2011, 03:16 AM
I have NP 22 so far so good. Very reliable :)

Aquarius
17-07-2011, 08:52 AM
Thanks for digging this one year and 45 days old thread.. best of luck with your NP22.. happy shooting aadi brother.

shoby80
18-07-2011, 11:40 AM
I have NP22 Pistol which i bought in 2006, since then this pistol never FTF FTE and FTFeed with almost every kind of AMMO... i love this pistol due to its reliability, my hands are big so i love the grip of it, I would highly recommend this gun if you find one in the market.

Muhammad m
12-04-2012, 02:56 AM
any idea how much a np22 and cz999 costs these days ?

Enigmatic Desires
12-04-2012, 02:38 PM
I saw one at DAAD (Karachi) used 35k (80 % condition)

Ch_Adnan
12-04-2012, 07:57 PM
cz999 has 55k at sadar armoury and np34 is 45k at tyaballi

Muhammad m
13-04-2012, 08:24 AM
I saw one at DAAD (Karachi) used 35k (80 % condition)

really helpful
thanks man
i visit hanan. 35k seems reasonable.

Muhammad m
13-04-2012, 08:25 AM
cz999 has 55k at sadar armoury and np34 is 45k at tyaballi


only 10k difference b/w both. hard choice. id rather save some more and gt a cz 999

Enigmatic Desires
13-04-2012, 03:30 PM
really helpful
thanks man
i visit hanan. 35k seems reasonable.

If I would have seemed serious we would have bargained. But since the NP is not really my cup of tea. I decided not to bother

I find the NP a bit too big, bulky an heavy.. no rails Nor manual safety.

Had he had a CF I would have been quite interested.

Muhammad m
14-04-2012, 12:52 AM
well.. most people feel the same way towards np22.
i jst want something cheap that shoots all kinds of ammo

Enigmatic Desires
18-04-2012, 02:47 PM
In which case it would be a pretty decent buy.. Nothing flimsy or delicate bout an NP 22

GUNFREAK
27-04-2012, 01:22 AM
One question please, cf98 or np42 since both are available. Need to buy for someone and I'm clueless since I'm not very familiar with this weapon and can't help answer my friend.


Regards

Ameer
27-04-2012, 01:45 AM
One question please, cf98 or np42 since both are available. Need to buy for someone and I'm clueless since I'm not very familiar with this weapon and can't help answer my friend.
Regards

Price difference would be one issue. If not so, go for NP42.

Nazim Sahib
27-04-2012, 03:44 PM
One question please, cf98 or np42 since both are available. Need to buy for someone and I'm clueless since I'm not very familiar with this weapon and can't help answer my friend.


Regards

Ask the person you are getting it for.Both are different and effective.

RAJA-TURK
29-04-2012, 01:22 AM
Salaam dear members,, i ve bought Np-22 ,15 days back NIB. i ve fired few shots feels gud when i shoot.no doubt its a gud pistol frm norinco.though i m silent member ur comments willbe appreciable.thnxx101031010410105101061010710108101 09101101011110112