considering buying a CZ 75BD


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stzd8
March 13, 2005, 02:42 PM
Hello all,

I currently have a P99, but decided to get another gun with it... That's right, a CZ. I was wondering for those who are owners of one, what can you tell me about it.

Does the finish wears off? Does it need to be oiled constantly (I live in Panama city, humidity 100%)? How long does it take to get used to it (shooting and aiming). Are there any problems with it?

Are spare parts easy to come by? Or is it hard to get like the P99?


thanks in advance,

Alank

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Pilot
March 13, 2005, 03:42 PM
I have a 75B and 75D "PCR". These are two of my favorites and I have a bunch of pistols in the safe. Is the 75BD, the full size with the de-cocker or all steel compact? I forget, but either are excellent firearms. They are accurate, durable, don't need excessive lube and reliable. There are numerous threads on CZ's here if you do a search you'll see most love them.

borodin
March 13, 2005, 03:47 PM
you will end up getting rid of your P99 because you love the CZ that much!

Get the polycoat finish and it will do just fine there. I am in arkansas and it gets pretty hot here too.

Black Snowman
March 13, 2005, 04:03 PM
Barrels are carbon steel and should be kept lightly oiled in your situation. They come blued now but the slide wares it of and surface rust is still possible. The poly-coat finish is very tough.

stzd8
March 13, 2005, 04:36 PM
Do you have a pic of what a PolyCoat finish CZ looks like? Thanks for your input it means a lot.

CZ 75 BD
March 13, 2005, 04:42 PM
Can't go wrong. Points great. No malfunctions in 3000 + rounds. Super pistol for the money. Love the de-cocker.

Black Snowman
March 13, 2005, 04:46 PM
Picts can be found on the CZ USA (http://www.czusa.com/) and CZUB (http://www.czub.cz/) sites.
Here are a few of my own pictures. Top is blued, bottom two are poly.

http://home.kc.rr.com/bsmith1952/img/Guns/CZfamily.jpg

Here are a few more for comparison.

http://home.kc.rr.com/bsmith1952/img/Guns/HBEpocketRAMIout.JPG

http://home.kc.rr.com/bsmith1952/img/Guns/CZ85Compact300x199.jpg

http://home.kc.rr.com/bsmith1952/img/Guns/CCWs.jpg

dairycreek
March 13, 2005, 07:21 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/dairycreek/CZ75BDL.jpg


My CZ 75BD has been a highly reliable and accurate 9mm pistol. If you like decockers (and I do) it is also an excellent carry gun with a good holster and belt. I recommend it without resevation. Enjoy!

stzd8
March 13, 2005, 07:44 PM
say are there any issues if the fixed sights not being accurate? How can it be adjusted?

Say, how about spare parts? where you get them?

Pilot
March 13, 2005, 08:01 PM
In general I have found most fixed sights are sighted in well where point of aim equals or is very close to point of impact. I used to have a mindset that every gun had to have adjustable sights to be accurate. Boy was I wrong. Now I am "stuck" with a lot of great pistols that are virtualy unsitable for carry as they have big adjustable sights that love to snag on clothing. No bid deal as I can get the sights changed, but still a hassle. My CZ's and P7's are dead on with fixed, factory sights. They are drift adjustable for windage if necessary.

craig
March 13, 2005, 08:12 PM
i just got one. finally got to the range with it. this is one of the best buys for the money i've ever gotten. it points well, the sights are almost spot on for me. no malfunctions yet. highly unusual for a brand new gun. mine came with 2 15 rnd. magazines. i highly recommend this gun.

Lobotomy Boy
March 13, 2005, 08:15 PM
Make sure that the example you select has a good, clean trigger break. Look at the hammer when you pull the trigger. If, when shooting single action, the hammer moves backwards before the trigger breaks and it moves forward to the transfer bar, don't pick that example.

The finish is great, and it looks great, much better in person than in photos.

TonyT
March 13, 2005, 08:37 PM
I have the Walther and S&W 99's and the CZ-75BD. Enjoy them all. The CZ will handle ultra light loads as well as normal without any malfunction. Most of the other 9mm guns I own prefer loads approximating full power.
Tony
PS: All three are very natural pointers.

Ky Larry
March 13, 2005, 08:59 PM
IMHO, CZ's are the best value in guns today. You can spend more money on a gun, but you won't get more gun for your money.

miko912
March 13, 2005, 09:04 PM
My 75B 9mm was my first handgun and it is still my favorite. Points naturally for me and is more accurate than I am. (I'm still working on that part).... Only negative I can think of is it doesn't digest Blazer aluminum cased ammo consistently. It loves Blazer brass and feeds about everything else flawlessly.


Bill

stzd8
March 15, 2005, 11:39 AM
MAn,

I am getting the CZ bug, but I am still debating about it financially. Since I plucked $$ for my P99 should I just be happy with it or end up having 2 guns?

This is based on $$$, since if $$$ wasn't an issue I would get it in a sec. Should I just wait the 'bug' out or get it and start eating ramen noodles?

Mulliga
March 15, 2005, 11:59 AM
If you're happy with your P99, it will do basically everything the CZ will do.

Don't spend money you don't have. I learned this the hard way. ;)

Lobotomy Boy
March 15, 2005, 03:08 PM
So far my experience with the CZ75B hasn't been so pleasant. I've experienced a trigger problem that appears to be common (see the thread http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=127238), and it doesn't look like it's easily solved.

So far my experience with CZ-USA has been worrisome. If my experience with customer service gets better and I can get the gun functioning well enough for league shooting, I'll be pleased with the gun. If not, I will get rid of it ASAP and get the Glock 34 I now wish I had bought in the first place.

Greymoor
March 15, 2005, 03:12 PM
I picked one up last month to be my kid trainer and bedside weapon. I have only put about 200 rounds through it so far and it has functioned flawlessly. The only thing I may do is put some night sights on it. Right now it has the "glow in the dark" type. these are a bit dim in low light levels and I do not want to have to charge them with a flashlight in a bump in the night situation.

I also picked up a pair of 16rnd mags for it. I will have to get out to the range to check these out. :)

Pilot
March 15, 2005, 04:12 PM
Lobotomy Boy wrote:

"Make sure that the example you select has a good, clean trigger break. Look at the hammer when you pull the trigger. If, when shooting single action, the hammer moves backwards before the trigger breaks and it moves forward to the transfer bar, don't pick that example."

They all do that. I have two and a half CZ's (75B w/Kadet Kit and 75D PCR) and have fired others. The hammers move back slightly in SA when you pull the trigger. Both my SA triggers are fine. I don't see why that is a problem?

Lobotomy Boy
March 15, 2005, 04:30 PM
It's a problem on my gun because the trigger doesn't break cleanly, and it is inconsistant. The trigger only breaks after a long, springy pull, and it never seems to break exactly at the same part of the pull. This makes it almost impossible to shoot consistantly at longer ranges. This isn't a problem for plinking or CCW, but I've been using my gun for a centerfire pistol league, which is what I bought it for, and it's a huge problem. For me this is unacceptable. If "they all do it," then they are all unacceptable.

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