Finally shot my CZ75SA


Jesse H
April 24, 2003, 08:44 PM
Had the thing for about 3 weeks and was either too busy to go or when I wanted to go it'd be raining. I've probably dry fired the thing about 500 times before today. I also got a Wolff 16lb spring for it since that's what most folks recommend.

I can't say I like the trigger. It's got quite a bit of squishy creep in it, kind of Glock like. Overtravel is great thanks to the adjustable trigger. Reset and initial take up are both long. I am definately going to get this trigger worked on. In fact, I've been dry firing it so much I was about to dislike the gun since you mainly focus on the trigger...and a squishy trigger it is.

Put 200 rounds of Winchester bulk pack at 7 yards, and with my quivery, flinchy self I kept most of the groups within about a 1" group. Suprisingly, I even managed a 15 round group of about 1". After the first mag I was pleasantly happy. After 2 mags I was sure it wasn't a fluke. After about 50 rounds this has been upgraded to my most accurate centerfire gun in my hands.

With the 16lb spring, it's a very pleasant shooter, if the trigger weren't so long, I'm sure double taps would be a breeze. I purchased this gun mainly for range and steel plinking. I'm gonna love it. Balance is excellent and it points nicely. I really like the stock rubber grips.

For those of you that have trigger jobs done to your CZ' much did it improve the creep? The triggers on both my Rugers and HS2000 break more crisply.

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April 24, 2003, 09:41 PM
I have a CZ75SA being held for me right now and I am starting to wonder if I made a poor decision. I keep reading posts (e.g. CZ Forum and here) about crappy tiggers made out of plastic that break! Do you actually LIKE this pistol? I thought the SA should have a great trigger. I guess I was wrong.


April 24, 2003, 09:45 PM
Most with the Polymer trigger eventually wind up with a
steel or alloy version which are adjustable for both over-travel
and takeup. CZ-USA can replace the trigger and do an action job.

April 24, 2003, 09:53 PM
Thanks for the reply CZF.

How much would something like that set me back and why wouldn't the CZ75SA come from the factory like with the alloy trigger already installed?


April 25, 2003, 01:21 AM
Well, while I don't really have a big problem with the plastic trigger, I would prefer a steel one. Actually, for the CZ75 platform guns with stick-type triggers, I prefer the EAA totally straight trigger. My IPSC Standard came with the plastic trigger and it broke at about 1.7 lbs and there was absolutely zero creep. As hard as I tried, I couldn't notice any creep whatsoever. Best out of the box trigger I've ever experienced.

The few CZ75B SA pistols I've tried had very good triggers but certainly not in the same class as the IPSC. I don't know how much CZ charges but for $150, George Smith at Evolution Gun Works ( can provide you with a new trigger, new sear and an absolutely perfectly adjusted 1.5# trigger that will almost make you cry if you aren't used to absolutely top notch triggers. When ever I get around to getting a standard 75 SA, I'll definately be poping for the metal trigger and a nice trigger job.

April 25, 2003, 09:07 AM
Hey, finally shot it. The plastic trigger is the biggest problem with the trigger pull. It flex's just enough with the stock pull weight to give you the 'mushy" thing.
I think it was a mistake for CZ to use this trigger from the beginning...CZUSA thought so to! BUT there is hope........
The "stock upgraded" triggers...either steel or alloy both have the dual adjust. screws that will get rid of any travel you dont like...and the non flexing material will give you the pull/feel that
you expect. My alloy trigger needed to be "fit" by a smith........
He said the design was wonderful except it took "ALOT!" of fitting.
Be careful when adjusting the trigger set can make the trigger so it doesnt needs some takeup built in to it....
How are the sights....I miss em. PM me about the mags also....
Shoot well......

Jesse H
April 25, 2003, 02:42 PM
The sights are very nice. Just like the Williams firesights I have on my Ruger 22/45. There is no excuse not to shoot well with these CZs.

You've got PM.

April 25, 2003, 04:21 PM
How long does it take to get work done by EGW?

April 25, 2003, 09:46 PM
cratz2 - Thanks for the reply. I am picking up my CZ75SA May 3 (my birthday present) and I will definitely get the work done on the trigger. It ought to be what I had hope it would be, after reading your description.


May 15, 2003, 03:00 AM
Sorry for the delay in getting back with you guys.

From the time I asked until the time I sent the gun in was about 10 weeks then I had it back about 2 weeks after that. Good thing about EGW is your name gets put on a list and then they send you an email/call to let you know it's time to send your gun in. Many smiths like to just sit on your gun for weeks and months at a time. To me, that's fine for extensive custom work but for a trigger job... seems kinda inconvinient.

May 15, 2003, 07:47 AM
The replacement trigger is a must. They are "fitted" triggers and must be installed by someone with more experience than me....LOL :D
Mine was shaped by me...CZUSA sends you a billet cutout and you shape it.
The trigger breaks at 3 1/2#'s on this one...and has just enough take up that the trigger resets and NO OVERTRAVEL!!!!!!!!

Last week I took it with me to check out a steels competition Im thinking about entering, just to play around with....they let me shoot a couple of stages to try it out. A couple of hard core shooters wanted to see my even says "Hey why does that gun look familiar to me?" I dont know.......:D

For a guy with a 3000$ STI/race gun/dot set up to tell me how well balanced it feels, perfect ergonomics and LOVED the trigger.
He liked alot......:what:

I didnt think about this...a hinged trigger may break with a different feel of pull than a straight blade style....It seems to break with less pressure than a 3# 1911 trigger.

And please dont ask how I did.....All I will say is I was getting ready to say....."I normally shoot much better than that!" :D :rolleyes:
Shoot well

May 15, 2003, 08:34 AM
Last year a SA trigger job was $65 from CZ-USA. Mike did a DA/SA trigger job on my 85B for $130 and the results were great, crisp, no creep.

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