Cz 75 B Sa


January 4, 2003, 07:44 PM
New Member/First Post.

I just picked up a CZ 75 B SA. Does anyone have any experience with this auto? I have noticed while dry-firing that the hammer will drop even if the slide is not quiet in battery. There is a line on the slide and a line on the the frame. This seems to be a match-up point. If the line on the frame is passed by the line on the slide (when retracting the slide), the hammer will not fall. Otherwise the hammer will drop when pulling the trigger.


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January 4, 2003, 07:58 PM
Welcome new member first post :D
The line on the slide and frame are to line up with each other to field strip the gun.....did you get a manual with the should check it out...lots of great info in there.
The trigger doesnt sound messed up. The Slide may be back but the gun wont allow it to fire if the barrel starts its dropping down....essentially the gun is still in battery on the CZ until past the lines you mention. Its just fine.....
Shoot you just bought a hell of a gun! Enjoy it.

January 4, 2003, 08:02 PM
And no, it did not come with a manual. I did not realize that until I came home today. I will go back to the store tomorrow, and get a manual.


January 4, 2003, 08:12 PM
You can also find several online CZ manuals at their website, including a manual for the CZ-75.

January 4, 2003, 08:39 PM
The lines on the slide and frame are to be aligned for disassembly. Line them up and push out the slide stop from the right side.

Great gun. On my short list of handguns. I've handled several of them all in 40 S&W. I know they can be ordered in 9mm which is what I would want as I do own an EAA Witness Silver Team in 40 S&W and owned a CZ IPSC Standard for a while.

Great gun. Be careful with that trigger. ;)

Zak Smith
January 5, 2003, 12:42 AM
I've had a 75B-SA for several months. I had Mike@CZ-USA do a trigger job on it and now it's superb. It's been in the current configuration for about 3 months, and I consider it just about perfect. 1-hole groups are possible at 7 yards. It eats up 124gr+P loads (Gold Dot @ 1325 fps) comfortably and accurately, too.

Here are two threads I posted on TFL:

The trigger operation you describe is normal. I believe that if the slide is not in full battery, the hammer will not strike the firing pin due as a lower point on the hammer will hit the rear lower edge of the slide, instead of the "head" of it hitting the firing pin.
Any other questions?


January 5, 2003, 09:24 AM
No more questions, but then that's why I came to this forum. I heard there were a lot of well iformed shooters.



Zak Smith
January 5, 2003, 12:43 PM
By the way, the trigger is "disconnected" when the slide is a certain amount forward because the two nubs on the trigger bar (the thing that connects the forward trigger mechanism to the rear of the pistol - the mag goes "through" it) must be nestled in the two relief cuts on the underside of the slide rails (about 1" from the rear). When the trigger bar is depressed by the non-relieved portion of the slide rails (i.e. the rest of it), it is disconnected from the hammer/sear.


January 8, 2003, 09:19 PM
New member, second post

Hi guys,
Just started at my new job downstate, I'm origianlly from Traverse City. About three months ago I had some extra money from some over time I worked. My dillema was what gun to purchase. I finally settled on a Beretta 92FS standard. I purchased it for under $500, after my local store accidentally sold me a Centurion. Many of my friends asked what the difference was and my only reply was "its not what was in my dreams". After many vague threats to the stores ruputation, they gave me a thirty perecent discount. Sorry to ramble. I was just wondering if I should get a CZ 75 B when I already have a Beretta. It a split decision between a CZ or a Glock 17. Is the CZ worth the money. I've heard from many people that a CZ is very close to the Beretta in many ways. I would like to buy something that has AK like reliability. Very hard to decide when I'm dealing with Glock or CZ. Please help.

January 8, 2003, 09:32 PM
The trigger job from Mike might make that already sweet SA trigger even sweeter.

Also: be sure to get a set of Hakan's custom grips - CZ-heads around the world praise his amazing craftsmanship and wood selection.

Hakan's Custom Grips (


January 9, 2003, 09:20 AM
Mike can make the FPB absolutely non defectable..yet still function. On SA guns...Ive heard of a trigger so breath wrong or just at all and it goes off...kinda like an older Smitty revolver.....nice if you want it that way......
Shoot well

January 9, 2003, 07:37 PM
Hack, the CZ should go for a few hundred dollars less than the Glock. Not that it is inferior, but Germanic types seem to charge a lot for their wares.

The CZ-75 has a grip angle similar to the 92f/1911/SIG/etc, so that should feel similar. The grip angle on the Glock is a bit more radical and I find it point high in my hand. The CZ is quite a bit narrower though the slide than the 92f.

January 9, 2003, 09:46 PM
I undertand where your coming from about Germanic pistols. I've heard many stories about the CZ and its reliability. Does the CZ compare to a Glock in that regard. One person on "The Firing Line" mentioned that he dropped his in the dirt, the actually put more dirt in it. The pistol functioned flawlessly. I guess I really want a pistol that is rugged, but cheap. Also one that I would not be afraid to demonstrate the reliability of, unlike my friend with his $200 AK-74. He treats it like a baby, when its almsot meant for abuse.

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