20+ years ago, CZ was not a very well known maker and it being blued was not as conducive to sitting in a leather holster for extended times and in all weather conditions as a stainless steel gun. If CZ would have had a stainless model back then, I would have gotten one of those in stead. I am a fan of S&W revolvers and their M-41 and M-52 semi-autos, the other self loaders are not on my short list of guns to get. They go bang but I can not shoot them as well as many, many other makes. In my book they rank above Glock in this regard but that is not saying much ( Lest someone jumps pn me for this, I think highly of Glock as a gun but it does not fit my hand very well which makes it a poor choice for me, I do recommend it to others to try before making a final decision).