About the Handgun:
EAA's Zastava EZ is an import manufactured by Zastava Oruzje A.D. of Serbia. It is based on the fourth generation of their model CZ 99 design, the CZ05. Features include a loaded chamber indicator, a unique indicator for when only three rounds remain the the magazine and an integral accessory rail.
About the Manufacturer:
Not actually a firearms manufacturer, this company imports firearms from various foreign manufacturers and distributes them in the US under its own brand name. The company has been in business since 1990.
EAA currently imports its handguns from Tanfoglio, located in Italy, from H. Weihrauch, located in Germany and from Zastava located in Serbia. All guns are covered by EAA's lifetime limited warranty.
About the Cartridge:
This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.