CZ-75B vs Sig P228 ... range report


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270Win
April 6, 2007, 09:07 PM
I took both guns (9mm) to the range with the express purpose of pitting them against each other. First, an analysis.

The Sig P228 is brand new to me; it's a certified pre-owned that has a 1990 date stamp. Best balanced pistol I've ever held ... fits my hand like a Nitron glove. Also - best single-action trigger, bar none; like all Sigs, I suppose. Breaks like glass, crisp and predictable.

The CZ-75B is stainless, and I've had it for about a year, bought new. Extremely good balance, excellent stock rubber grips, and a very good single-action trigger. Not as crisp as the Sig, but lighter.

Ammo was a combination of American Eagle and WWB. With 115 grain loads, recoil impulse in both guns was negligible.

I hate shooting handguns on rests, so this was all standing (both Isosceles and Weaver stances) at 15 yards.

First, the best Sig results. The left hole in the first picture is actually two shots. All were 5-shot groups, so the hole in the bottom picture is four shots.
http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~evans/SigP228---15yardgroup.gif
http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~evans/SigP228---15yardgroup2.gif

Now, the CZ results:
http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~evans/CZ-75B---15yardgroup.gif
http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~evans/CZ-75B---15yardgroup2.gif


Predictably, I shot best the gun I knew best. I am very accustomed to the CZ-75B weight distribution and trigger. That said, I was very surprised how accurate I was with the COMPLETELY unfamiliar Sig. I imagine it will end up slightly better once I get to know it a little better.

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sig228
April 6, 2007, 10:52 PM
On the Sig. 228's are by no means rare, but they are getting harder to find. CPO's are fantastic deals. Good luck with yours.

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