Opinion on CZ-75 pistols.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by AaronW, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. ShootistPRS

    ShootistPRS Well-Known Member

    I got turned off on auto-loaders early in my shooting life by a Colt Combat Commander that wouldn't fire two consecutive shots in a row - new out of the box. I did get it to work after removing all the burrs in and on the action. Even after that it would fail to fire 1 in about 100 rounds with hard ball ammo.
    After not even considering an auto-loader for 44 years I decided I wanted to play in the 3 Gun competitions at the local range. I am good with my revolvers but they put even the best at a disadvantage in this game. Like you I did my homework and looked at a lot of guns. I decided on an all steel gun with at least 15 round capacity in 9mm for the lightest recoil. Getting accurate, successive, shots is what this game is all about. The CZ 75 B felt good in my hand so I bought it. The gun came with fixed sights - something I will change - and two magazines. I had the dealer get me two more mags. I got four boxes of different kinds of ammo and the gun digested all of it without a hitch. I reloaded the brass from 1.5 grains below the starting load to the maximum load with both 115 and 124 grain bullets. The gun never failed to operate smoothly and accurately. Once I settled on my load I could hold groups under an inch at 25 yards - even with the small sights.
    You won't be disappointed with the CZ 75B!
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  2. PlanoAttorney

    PlanoAttorney Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2016
    Plano, Texas
    As stated, CA75 has been cloned a lot and you will be very had pressed to find anyone that has something bad to say about the gun. If I may suggest, do not assume clones are bad. I have the Baby Eagle (sans Jericho) and LOVE in 30 foot tall letters begins to describe it and it is basically a modern Jericho which was built on the CZ75 design.

    I recently read that the original Jericho could be converted to a .41AE ergo the designation 941; after learning that a Jericho 941 with the conversion kit made my MUST have list.

    I promise, I do not have an addition, I only need three . . . maybe four more guns then I will quit buying guns cold turkey . . . really, I can do this. . . as soon as I get those last four . . . maybe five . . . .
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  3. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    Not sure how I missed this thread?

    My CZ75 PCR Compact is my main conceal and carry for every day grocery getting, sitting at home, walking the dogs. Lightweight (Alum frame, steel slide), accurate out to 50 feet.
    It's also my IPDA pistol as well as my travel weapon via airlines.

    Lightweight, accurate, nice beaver tail and grip that form fits to your hand like no other pistol (And believe me, I have VERY large hands)....and it likes 124 gr bullets best. CFE Pistol Powder at the warm load end. (Damn, I should be a salesman for CZ)

    My main conceal for downtown areas, shady, uncertain places is ALWAYS .45ACP (Colt Commander) but the CZ75 PCR is my relief pitcher for all other situations.
    14+1 or 16+1, you'll always have "1" left. ;)

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2017 at 10:39 PM
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  4. aarondhgraham

    aarondhgraham Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    My opinion is exactly that,,,
    just my personal bias for the guns.

    Several years ago I wanted a hi-capacity Wonder-Nine,,,
    I belong to a rifle-pistol club with friendly members.

    I was fortunate to be able fire several dozens of high end 9mm's,,,
    Due to the fit in my hand and it's feel when I fired it,,,
    I chose the CZ-75B as my go to pistol.

    I liked it better than any of the Sigs, Glocks, HK's, S&W's, Rugers, Etc I fired,,,
    I have smaller hands than some people and many of the guns I couldn't get a good grip.

    The 75B had the grip I could wrap my fingers around nicely,,,
    That and it's overall reputation convinced me to buy one.

    I was flush for cash at the time,,,
    So I also got the CZ-75B Kadet in.22 LR.

    I won't go so far as to label it the best pistol out there,,,
    But I will say it's my absolute favorite 9mm pistol,,,
    And I fired a lot of guns to determine this.

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  5. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    My first 9mm was a FIE (Tangfolio) CZ 75 clone. The minute I picked it up it felt great in my hand. I too have smaller hands. The FIE gun failed just like the importer/distributor. at that point they were not very good guns. The minute CZ was imported after the Iron Curtain fell along with the embargo of Czech guns I bought a CZ75B and a CZ97 along with the Cadet 22 conversion unit. I later bought a CZ452 bolt 17HM2, a CZ 527 in 22 Hornet, a CZ 550 Varmint in 308 and a CZ Prestige in 30-06. CZ makes great guns. I even bought their Canvasback 12 gage over/under shotgun. I later bought a CZ 452 22LR Scout for the grandson.

    I have many guns and the CZ are at or near the top of the better ones.

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  6. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    CZ curve on the grip/frame is what sells them. It forces the web of your thumb into the beaver tail web, ergonomically correct for the hand in that position.

    They used to be a top quality, low cost pistol, now they're a top quality, top cost pistol (not as much as Kimber equivelent or comparable, but up there)
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  7. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    This is going to be my retirement goal. Many CZs.
    My next rifle purchase will most likely be a CZ 527 Carbine (Shoots 556 Nato or 223) unless a reproduction Sharps 45-90 slips in it's place first. :)
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  8. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    OK Big Mak posted his CZ and I gotta post mine

  9. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    That'a a beauty, Coop!
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  10. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    I sold my SS Vaquero and I needed another BBQ gun
    I was already getting a CZ so I went for the stainless high polish
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  11. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    Big Mak:

    CZ 75B pricing in 9mm starts at just over $600 at Gallery of Guns. For that same or more money you get a plastic wonder gun. Colts, Kimbers and other all metal guns are often times a lot more. I would not call CZ 75B pricing expensive at all considering they are all steel.

    When CZ-USA started up here in America back around 2000, all their guns were the most gun for the least money. Over time the pricing has, as you indicated, moved towards the competition. But the quality has in my opinion been better than the competition. And add to that rifles with set triggers, all steel pistols, and bargain priced Over/Under shotguns of very high quality (Made in Turkey under CZ supervision and QC). I have many CZ's and each is a jewel. Most were bought more than 10 years ago when the pricing was relatively less than today but everyone else guns skyrocketed in price after the 2008 Obama election. Gun pricing increases in general are much more than inflation because of demand, I would guess. It is just good business to get the most you can for your product. CZ's are still reasonably priced for what you get.

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