Will a CZ handle +P and +P+ ammo without damaging the pistol? What are the better "surplus" ammos in 9mm? What do you shoot for target and plinking?
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January 30, 2006, 07:06 PM
The P's will do fine. However, the increased loads will cause more wear and tear on the gun. I use Winchester 115 gr FMJ or Magtech 115gr FMJ for practise and Speer Gold Dot 127gr JHP for carrying In my 75B 9mm.
January 30, 2006, 07:16 PM
My CZ SP-01's have taken thousands of L7A1's. That's as hot as it gets.
January 30, 2006, 08:01 PM
Call CZ and ask them (just for your own peace of mind).
I called 'em. They say +P is ok.
They didn't mention +P+. Personally I've fired only a few hundred +P's thru both of my CZ-75's without incident but would be leary of firing +P+'s. SAAMI recognizes +P but not +P+; that's reason enough for me to avoid them.
January 30, 2006, 08:02 PM
My very unscientific stance on the CZ-75B is that it feels the most solid of all my centerfire autoloaders. I imagine it would take a whole lot of +Ps to do anyting noticable. I usually shoot Winchester USA 115gr or Remington UMC 115gr. I get them in 250 packs from Outdoor World.
January 30, 2006, 08:16 PM
if you're looking for cheap, than there's no need to shoot surplus. New commercial is just as cheap. If you look around you can do under $5 per box.
The +P thing is funny. It is mostly a marketing game. +P+ on the other hand is asking for trouble because what is +p+ anyways (quantify it).
Winchester White Box
Geco used to be cheap
January 30, 2006, 09:03 PM
My 75B shoots anyhing that I can put into it and never even flinches. Obviously, the more +P you feed ANY gun the faster it is going to wear, but CZs are notoriously tough. The only difference I have noticed from a few thousand rounds I have put through mine is that the trigger smoothed out.
January 30, 2006, 09:04 PM
What is the difference in specs of the regular CZ75B with the CZ75 SP-01 model?
January 30, 2006, 09:28 PM
The frame is different. That is the biggest difference. The SP01 has a full length frame with a tac rail. There are some other differences. I think the barrel on the SP01 is the same od as the 40S&W. SP01 has an ambi safety.