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ZeSpectre
August 26, 2007, 02:24 PM
I did a search and to my astonishment there was no "official" CZ club here! So I thought that it was well past time to get one started.

All are welcome to join the club whether you are talking about the older "Presne strojirenstvi Uhersky Brod" MilSurp CZ firearms (http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg58-e.htm), or the newer products of Ceska zbrojovka (http://www.cz-usa.com/). Please post photos and any information you care to share about your CZ pistols and rifles. :D

Some history (from the CZ webpage (http://www.cz-usa.com/about_cz_ub.php))
The history of Ceska zbrojovka Uhersky Brod dates back to 1936, when it was established as a branch plant of Ceska zbrojovka located in town of Strakonice, based on a political decision of the National Defence Council. On 2 January 1937 production of a combined range of military and civilian arms commenced. The first products were aircraft machine guns, military pistols and smallbore rifles. During the Nazi occupation period the plant was forced to produce and repair military arms.

From 1945 the plant returned to the combined range of military and civilian arms, with an equal share of time going into the production of each. In 1950 the Company became a separate state enterprise called "Presne strojirenstvi Uhersky Brod" (The Precision Machine Tooling Company) and was subsequently reorganised into a number of specialised directorates. In the 1970s and 1980s the Company was merged with the concern Agrozet Brno, where it engaged in its traditional production of arms while also taking over and launching the production of reduction gears and driveshaft casings for aircraft engines for Motorlet Praha and hydraulic powered and controlled attachments for tractors for Zetor Brno. In the second half of the 1980s a corporate modernisation and restructuring process began, with an emphasis on the product range of arms, and the process continued on into the 1990s. As of 1 July 1988 the Company was split off from Agrozet Brno and became a separate state enterprise, once again taking its original name of Česká zbrojovka, s.p.

In 1990 production for the last project for the Czechoslovak armed units ceased and the newly available capacity was put to full use in expanding production of arms for hunting and sporting purposes, as well as exports for armed police and military units. Similarly, in 1991 when the production of hydraulic powered and controlled attachments for tractors was discontinued, and in 1992 after the production volume of reduction gears and driveshaft casings for aircraft engines was curtailed, the newly available capacities were used primarily to expand the traditional production of recreational arms.
On 1 May 1992, the National Property Fund of the Czech Republic established the joint stock company Ceska zbrojovka a.s., Uhersky Brod in accordance with a privatisation project.

In 1997 Ceska zbrojovka obtained quality system certification pursuant to ISO 9001. The Company has been granted the requisite authorisation by the Office for Civil Aviation to manufacture and repair aircraft engine parts. The Company’s automotive industry manufacturing operation is has received quality system certification per CSN EN ISO 16949 standards, which forms a solid basis for further development in this area.

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ZeSpectre
August 26, 2007, 02:28 PM
My weird old, and very much loved, CZ-52.
This pistol has the aftermarket Wolff 16.5 lb recoil spring and the new machined firing pin (available from Makarov.com) and is a lot of fun to shoot.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/2007_SD400_0089.jpg


My recent purchase, a "Satin Nickel" finished CZ-75B in .40 S&W which is a wonderful handling tack driver easily on par with my beloved SIG 229!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/CZ-75bSatin_001.jpg

briang2ad
August 26, 2007, 05:50 PM
Is about the nicest lookingf OTB pistols available. (It probably shoots pretty darn well also). I think it (the satin nickle) even beats the stainless CZs in looks - maybe not finish durablilty.

CZF
August 26, 2007, 06:16 PM
My newest and my very first one.
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/75ssmed07.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/Picture015.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/blackzone.jpg

Deer Hunter
August 26, 2007, 07:29 PM
Nice thread!

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/NCandguns017.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/CZ1.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/CZcompare019.jpg

I can't get enough of these things.

tinygnat219
August 26, 2007, 08:02 PM
I seem to be going for the timeline CZs:
I have a CZ-24, CZ-52, CZ-75BD, and CZ-82.

Pictures of the family will be posted later.

armoredman
August 26, 2007, 08:08 PM
Kin Ah play?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/domestic1.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/silverplatter.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/yesterdaysnews.jpg

ZeSpectre
August 26, 2007, 09:32 PM
I LOVE that CZ on a silver platter photo!

schmeky
August 26, 2007, 09:37 PM
ZeSpectre,

Good idea. I will have to post a pic of my Pre-B CZ-75. This is my favorite 9mm and I have several.

I have this CZ in my night stand (I prefer it over my Sig). What more can you say?

ZeSpectre
August 26, 2007, 09:58 PM
I have this CZ in my night stand (I prefer it over my Sig).
Yeah, I've had the nickel CZ for about two days, had it to the range ONCE and have put 100 rounds through it and already it's a serious contender for my affection vs my SIG, but the SIG 229 is still my preferred CC gun (the CZ is a LOT more PURDY though <grin>).

Would like to find some good 12 round mags for the CZ though.

armoredman
August 26, 2007, 10:05 PM
ZeSpectre, I had to find SOMETHING to use it for! ;)

Michael_2112
August 26, 2007, 10:09 PM
Count me in as well...

ZeSpectre
August 26, 2007, 10:11 PM
I'm starting to wonder if I should get some wood grips ;)
I do like the black and nickel look of my 75b though so the black plastic may just stay.

ecureed
August 26, 2007, 10:22 PM
I'm already in the Cult so why not join the club?

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/ecureed/P3300232.jpg

DiN_BLiX
August 26, 2007, 10:50 PM
heres my CZ, love it!
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc63/din_blix/40P.jpg

brashboy
August 26, 2007, 11:24 PM
CZ 97B

May have to get another one, since my son in college has pretty well claimed it. Time to think about a 75!

ikelo
August 26, 2007, 11:39 PM
Proud to be P-01 owner here.

Never No More
August 27, 2007, 12:17 AM
I have a nice CZ-52 that I have done some trick stuff to.

I have no use for handguns,

So ill be sending it away when the right person comes along.

If i were gonna carry, Id surely pick this CZ!

eerw
August 27, 2007, 02:11 AM
Love CZ threads..

CZ85C
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/eerw/My%20stuff/aaDSC_0130.jpg

CZ75 SP-01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/eerw/My%20stuff/600px.jpg

Mikhail Konovalov
August 27, 2007, 04:14 AM
I'm a CZ heathen!

http://i16.tinypic.com/6ccsrcg.jpg

Attack of the (CZ) clones!

Jericho 941.

Nematocyst
August 27, 2007, 04:46 AM
I won't participate in this club,
but only because I don't own a CZ.
(I'm a revolver & lever gun guy. What can I say?)

But I'm delighted to see another club pop up,
and want to give a hearty endorsement to its founder,
my friend Ze, who participates in at least one other club I'm in (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=258000)
and offers up great informative posts.

I predict that this will be a first class thread with much good information.

Have fun, ya'll.

:cool:

Nem

ZeSpectre
August 27, 2007, 06:40 AM
Nem isn't a CZ owner... but he plays one on TV <grin>.
Thanks for the kind words :)

Nematocyst
August 27, 2007, 06:48 AM
#23

...but he plays one on TV <grin>.Actually, I don't do tv.

But I do play on the Internet

;)

Keeterbird
August 27, 2007, 08:09 AM
Just to throw in .002 in. Great idea. I own 2 cz52. Quirky as hell, but fun to shoot. A CZ82, which I love, and a 75BD. My favorite is the 75BD, but I shoot the 52s each week. Money goes further out the 52.

Have had a few fte with Bulgarian ammo on one gun the second 52 has never misfired. It needed a new spring, but that was all.

Great idea.

ZeSpectre
August 27, 2007, 08:20 AM
Hah, learn to pull the trigger smoothly on a CZ-52 and you can pull the trigger smoothly on ANYTHING! (except maybe a Nagant revolver).

Money goes further out the 52.
Yeah I bought bulk Romanian with TinyGnat and we're both really glad we did. Almost as cheap as .22LR!

atomd
August 27, 2007, 08:21 AM
Count me in! Crappy picture but oh well.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc214/atomd777/SSCN1087.jpg

ZeSpectre
August 27, 2007, 08:25 AM
Count me in! Crappy picture but oh well.
For some reason it made me think of an Andy Warhol painting. I think it was the color of the background :)

Nematocyst
August 27, 2007, 08:34 AM
Oh, I forgot to add this:

Outside of revolvers (IMO),
CZ handguns are the sexiest I've seen.

If I was going to own a semi,
at this point, it'd be a CZ,
just based on the way they look,
not to mention the artistry of presentation ...
{see post #7, for example}

kjeff50cal
August 27, 2007, 10:17 AM
Can clones and cousins play??? :D

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=62994&stc=1&d=1188224164

EAA Tanfoglio Witness-P .45 ACP, Sarsilmaz Hancer 9mm.

ZeSpectre
August 27, 2007, 10:46 AM
Neat, I've seen EAA Tanfoglio Witness before but had never heard of a Sarsilmaz Hancer prior to your posting.

TehK1w1
August 27, 2007, 11:19 AM
Ths thread is aggrivating my long-standing desire for a CZ...

valor1
August 27, 2007, 11:36 AM
Chiming in. Never shot anything better than this.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/497108.jpg

brownie0486
August 27, 2007, 11:55 AM
valor1,

I own the same gun, but had custom thin wood grips made for it. The gun shoots very instinctively and is as accurate as anyone would ever need a pistol to be.

Reliability is high with the CZ's, they enjoy a very good reputation presently. More people discover the CZ line of pistols every day in the US, but many locations/shops do not carry them as stocking items.

Brownie

DirksterG30
August 27, 2007, 12:30 PM
Ths thread is aggrivating my long-standing desire for a CZ... just give in. Resistance is futile.

My P-01 and Springfield Champion:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/dirksterg30/CZs/P-01and1911.jpg

The P-01 posing with my wife's PCR:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/dirksterg30/CZs/P-01PCRleftsideSMALL.jpg

v35
August 27, 2007, 01:57 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/v35/CZ75BD.jpg

LotI
August 27, 2007, 02:35 PM
My first CZ pistol is a Christmas present from my wife, a CZ75 SP-01 Tactical. They only change is a Wolff recoil spring. Never a failure with it and it is accurate if you can get used to the trigger.:barf: I'm still working on breaking it in since I have less than 500 rounds through the gun.

It currently resides next to my bed with Speer Gold Dots, stacked 17 deep :) and a light on the rail.

Now that Midway carries CZ accessories it should be easier getting magazines for this and my CZ452 trainer.

kjeff50cal
August 27, 2007, 09:32 PM
ZeSpectre,
The Sarsilmaz Hancer 2000 is specially imported from Turkey (by Academy Sports along with the larger Kama (15 round vs 13 for the Hancer). The Hancer comes with very comfortable rubber grips and a very good SA trigger pull out of the box.

I'm still breaking it in but despite its small size it has the same accuracy as its full-size cousins.

ecureed
August 27, 2007, 09:37 PM
hey Dirkster, are those slotted grip screws on your p-01...if so where did you get them?

staudacher
August 27, 2007, 09:47 PM
k...I'll join, here is one of my CZ's

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e375/staudacher/cz75IPSC.jpg

Craig M. Arnold
August 28, 2007, 12:16 AM
OK, I'll play. Here's my CZs.


http://www.huntingpictures.net/photo/013232

modifiedbrowning
August 28, 2007, 12:23 AM
Happy P-01 owner here.

DirksterG30
August 28, 2007, 08:16 AM
Dirkster
hey Dirkster, are those slotted grip screws on your p-01...if so where did you get them?

I got them from Hogue - this thread http://www.czshooters.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1050&highlight=grip+screws should tell you what you need to know. Incidentally, I'd like to get stainless screws if I can find them, as the Hogue screws didn't take long to rust (of course, carrying my P-01 IWB in the summer without a shirt between the gun & my skin probably didn't help!)

ZeSpectre
August 28, 2007, 08:36 AM
Dirkster,
Birchwood Casey "Barricade" helps with the screw rusting bit, and recently I've discovered "Weapon Shield CLP (http://www.steelshieldtech.com/)" which has (so far) done a first rate job with the screw slots on my SIG 229 when nothing else kept them from rusting.

See this thread for more "What lube is this (http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=250588)" and look at post #27 for my summary.

tekarra
August 28, 2007, 08:56 PM
Okay, I'm in with seven cZs; or is it eight? Maybe nine!
Gotta go and take stock.

PPGMD
August 28, 2007, 09:05 PM
I'm a member of the club with a CZ SP-01 from the CZ Custom Shop.

easyg
August 28, 2007, 11:45 PM
:)
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/watches794.jpg


http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n165/allenXdog/watches803.jpg

BamBam-31
August 29, 2007, 01:21 AM
Me, too! I've got three: CZ 75b Tactical, CZ SP-01 (w/ trigger work by Matt Mink), CZ P-01 (w/ trigger work by Mike Eagleshield). And a Kadet kit, too. :)

bigmike45
August 29, 2007, 09:46 AM
I started my CZ experience, with a 75BD POLICE, that I traded to a guy who wanted a second one, for his son that is retireing from the military, at the end of this year. I traded for something I really wanted and it was not another 9MM. After about a month I really began to miss the CZ but I did not want another POLICE. I wanted one with a safety so I could carry it cocked & locked. I also wanted a stainless gun. I came across this one and promptly scooped it up. I am now back in business...CZ business that is.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/CZ75SS.jpg

1BLINDREF
August 29, 2007, 10:09 AM
Count me in - my one and only :mad: CZ.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Guns/IMG_2300.jpg

I bought it about 12 years ago. I have the original box, manual, plastic grips, and test target. I can take a picture of them if anyone wants to see them for reference sake.

DiN_BLiX
August 29, 2007, 10:15 AM
Count me in - my one and only CZ.



I bought it about 12 years ago. I have the original box, manual, plastic grips, and test target. I can take a picture of them if anyone wants to see them for reference sake.

Pre-B, nice!

1BLINDREF
August 29, 2007, 10:18 AM
Pre-B, nice!
Thanks - I love the way it shoots. It's just as accurate as my Sigs. It's in great shape. I couldn't believe that I got the original box and papers with it. I don't remember how much I paid. I think it was around $375.00??

Richard
August 29, 2007, 10:34 AM
CZ40B:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid101/p4c9e436257b2a51934edf674ef9b625b/f9d88acd.jpg
CZ Rami and CZ75 CompACT:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid137/pe0cea4480338bb2ccd3da839ce180024/f73dcce2.jpg
CZ75:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid89/ped6d7fb1d0e06d39cd4956e941e29abf/fa7d2e86.jpg
CZPCR and Kadet Unit on CZ75 B:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid95/pae96672d32bf1ddf4f9a3d4b8ddcfd19/fa2d2acc.jpg

Regards,

Richard:D

ZeSpectre
August 29, 2007, 10:37 AM
I just realized that starting this thread might just have made me CZespectre <grin>.

1BLINDREF
August 29, 2007, 10:39 AM
CZespectre
I like it - can you change your name and keep your post counts??

PPGMD
August 29, 2007, 11:37 AM
Sort of a family portrait with my main full size guns:
http://www.lazyeights.net/Avion/USP_CZ_Blackside_Med.jpg
CZ SP-01 from the CZ Custom Shop (aka Ghost Holster/Angus Hobdell).

tinygnat219
August 29, 2007, 05:45 PM
CZespectre? Wow, it sounds almost French.

schmeky
August 29, 2007, 07:43 PM
PPGMD,

Where did you get those black/silver grips?

PPGMD
August 29, 2007, 09:02 PM
Where did you get those black/silver grips?

http://ghostholster.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_57&products_id=284

The black is skate tape, I assume it comes with the grips, but mine was custom and it came with that.

schmeky
August 29, 2007, 09:19 PM
Did someone say Pre-B? Love mine.

brownie0486
August 29, 2007, 09:31 PM
Here's my PCR, a tack driver thats ergos make it a real instinctive firearm to shoot.

Brownie

schmeky
August 29, 2007, 09:50 PM
Pre-B. Ten rounds at 21'.

Moonclip
August 30, 2007, 05:01 AM
Pre B 75, 2x 52's, CZ40, CZ75B nickle 40SW, CZ 83 380acp, and clones. I'd like to add more.

usp9
August 30, 2007, 12:42 PM
CZ 83 .32 Browning
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/guns005.jpg

briang2ad
August 30, 2007, 04:13 PM
Where did you get those grips? - nice!

usp9
August 30, 2007, 04:33 PM
usp9

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Where did you get those grips? - nice!

They are not always in stock but this is where they came from.

https://id305.securedata.net/cz-usa.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=23_29_35&mmsid=55d9c7bb6f022ea032fce89df83d512d

FourTeeFive
August 30, 2007, 09:36 PM
Has anyone here ever seen a CZ75 P-01 in blue with silver trigger, slide release, and decocking lever?

1BLINDREF
August 30, 2007, 11:29 PM
Does anybody have original Pre-ban black plastic grips in great to excellent condition that they would like to sell or trade for something. Please PM me or post on this thread if you do. I'll also post in the classified section.
Thanks :)

DirksterG30
August 31, 2007, 05:38 AM
Has anyone here ever seen a CZ75 P-01 in blue with silver trigger, slide release, and decocking lever?


I believe all P-01s come from CZ with some form of polycoat finish - either all black, all olive green, or silver & black.

FourTeeFive
August 31, 2007, 04:13 PM
Has anyone here ever seen a CZ75 P-01 in blue with silver trigger, slide release, and decocking lever?

I hadn't seen one like this before, so I had to get it:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w4/fourteefive/CZ75_P-01.jpg

Rumble
August 31, 2007, 09:23 PM
I have 3 CZ's - a P-01 and 2 CZ-82s, but only have a picture of the P-01:

http://www.randomwebcrap.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_czP01.jpg

This was my very first handgun. My wife (who introduced me to firearms) owned one once, and had to part with it, but remembered it fondly. I happened upon this one in a Pittsburgh gun shop. It was in the used guns section. They were asking $275 for the gun, 1 mag, no box, no papers. It was without portfolio. It was filthy. But it was a P-01, and it was cool.

I bought it, cleaned it, fired it, and aside from a magazine issue that was eventually resolved, it has run like a top. It's the first gun I ever owned, and it's the one gun I will never sell.

I purchased the CZ-82's from AIM Surplus earlier this year, and they are delightful little guns. I think our next purchase will be another CZ (75 Compact, I believe), for my better half.

armoredman
August 31, 2007, 09:27 PM
CZs rock.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/spltthenight2smaller.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/PO1editedweird.jpg

glassman
September 1, 2007, 07:18 AM
I've had the compact for a while now and It's the gun I take to the range most often. Got a Kadet conversion kit last week and can't believe it's so accurate and comfortable to shoot.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w81/glassman_photos/CZ75COMPACT.jpg

Pilot
September 1, 2007, 08:51 AM
I love my 75B, PCR and Kadet Kit!

Average Joe
September 1, 2007, 07:14 PM
PCR owner here. Best 9mm I ever owned.

DiN_BLiX
September 2, 2007, 11:49 AM
heres a btter picture of my 40p, wearing rosewood this time.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc63/din_blix/cz402.jpg

CZ.22
September 2, 2007, 05:31 PM
no handgun, but an excellent 452

ZeSpectre
September 2, 2007, 07:57 PM
no handgun, but an excellent 452
Well, where the picture :)

entropy5
September 2, 2007, 08:01 PM
My 75Bd

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa109/entropy5/pistolknife.jpg

FourTeeFive
September 3, 2007, 12:32 PM
Bought a CZ 75 P-01 earlier in the week and yesterday found a new CZ 75 B for $419.99 brand new, so I bought that too. They're addictive!

woad_yurt
September 3, 2007, 07:45 PM
I have 2 CZ 52s. The chromed one is my baby. I guess I got lucky as the trigger pull is sweet. Even though I love revolvers, if I could have only one handgun, it would be this. Sorry about the picture quality, though.

Technosavant
September 3, 2007, 07:49 PM
I joined the CZ Club a couple days ago. I don't have a picture yet, but visualize a P-01 in OD green. That's it.

Now I am feeling a need for a CZ 52, CZ 82, and maybe eventually a SP-01.

lanternlad1
September 3, 2007, 10:19 PM
I have a P0-1, but I REALLY want a P0-6 and a 97-B.

DWARREN123
September 4, 2007, 03:38 AM
No pics. I have 3 now. CZ 75 Compact in 9mm (satin nickle), CZ 75 Compact in 40 S&W (polycoat) and a polycoat CZ 75 Kadet.
I like my CZ's.:D

Rumble
September 4, 2007, 09:01 AM
I have a P0-1, but I REALLY want a P0-6 and a 97-B.


What's a P-06? I must know.

Muncus Agruncus
September 4, 2007, 09:49 AM
What's a P-06? I must know.


If I am not mistaken, its a P-01 chambered in .40 S&W. To be released soon (not certain exactly when).

9mmfanatic
September 4, 2007, 10:35 AM
I have a cz 75b stainless model. This is my first gun purchase, and I was not let down. It has shot over 1000 rounds so far flawlessly. Plus the look of the stainless just melts my heart! haha seriously.

Technosavant
September 4, 2007, 01:02 PM
If I am not mistaken, its a P-01 chambered in .40 S&W. To be released soon (not certain exactly when).

First part is correct- it's a P-01, but in .40S&W. Not sure why they changed the same.

Second part is slightly inaccurate- they're out now. One was sitting next to the P-01 I purchased. I think the gun shop likes the CZs, they don't sit around taking up space for a long time. Mine was the third P-01 he had gotten in that lasted less than 24 hrs before being sold. It makes me wonder why another gun shop said "we can't get them in." They just preferred selling what was in the case instead of ordering what will sell.

Rumble
September 4, 2007, 02:20 PM
First part is correct- it's a P-01, but in .40S&W. Not sure why they changed the same.

Second part is slightly inaccurate- they're out now. One was sitting next to the P-01 I purchased.

Are you sure it's not a CZ 40P, that P-01 Frame/CZ 40B slide "frankengun" that's available here and there? I'm not trying to be dense - but neither of CZ's websites mention the P-06. I'm just curious!

EDIT: Nevermind, I found a picture of one on Gunbroker. Odd that CZ doesn't mention the gun anywhere, though.

Technosavant
September 4, 2007, 03:40 PM
Nope, positive it was a P-06; it was printed on the slide.

And it is odd that it isn't on their site. I think it is in their 07 product catalog, but there's no entry for it online. Go figure.

IIRC, it's otherwise identical to a P-01, but with a 12 round capacity instead of 14.

Rumble
September 4, 2007, 03:55 PM
It is strange. However, there is an image in their 2007 catalog of the "CZ 75 Compact .40," which (aside from the inscription on the slide, which says 75 Compact) is apparently the same gun. Maybe they just haven't got the name nailed down yet.

Cool gun, though.

Edit: Oh, and that one is on their website: http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=63

DirksterG30
September 4, 2007, 04:38 PM
It is strange. However, there is an image in their 2007 catalog of the "CZ 75 Compact .40," which (aside from the inscription on the slide, which says 75 Compact) is apparently the same gun. Maybe they just haven't got the name nailed down yet.

Cool gun, though.

Edit: Oh, and that one is on their website: http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=63

Actually that is not the P-06. That is the 75 Compact, which is a different animal. It has a steel frame & a manual safety, and a more pronounced beavertail than the P-01. The P-06 has an aluminum alloy frame, spring-loaded decocker & a shorter beavertail. As far as being called "new" on CZ's website, I looked a 75 Compact .40 at Gander Mountain a year ago. CZ is just a "little" slow in updating its website.

dtalley
September 4, 2007, 04:49 PM
I feel bad I don't have a CZ 75 yet. But I do like my CZ100
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/dtalley59/CZ100-1.jpg

Sound Dude
September 4, 2007, 08:08 PM
CZs? You bet!
3 x Vz-52
2 x CZ-82
1 x CZ-75B

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r242/thesounddude/CZ.jpg

DiN_BLiX
September 4, 2007, 09:53 PM
I cant wait for the SP-06!!!

lanternlad1
September 4, 2007, 10:43 PM
The CZ P0-6 is real. I've seen them on gunbroker. There is more info here:
http://p201.ezboard.com/fczechpistols82792frm91

armoredman
September 4, 2007, 11:03 PM
The PO6 is a new pistol, and more will be hitting the shores in about a month, according to CZ-USA. I want one. My PO1 is outstanding, and my favorite sidearm, but I can always enjoy a new one!

jdc1244
September 4, 2007, 11:43 PM
I think I’ve made a reasonably successful ‘first pass’ across the CZ semi-auto product line to date: a CZ83, a CZ75 SP-01, and a CZ75B .40S&W

So far so good – all as reliable and accurate as my 452s and 527; beautiful guns to look at as well.

1BLINDREF
September 5, 2007, 09:51 AM
I took some pics of my Pre-B with the original box, papers, and grips.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Guns/IMG_2731.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Guns/IMG_2736.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Guns/IMG_2732.jpg
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/dexternikki/Guns/IMG_2734.jpg

Deer Hunter
September 5, 2007, 08:57 PM
I really want a CZ52.... But I have to pay for college stuff like food....

DiN_BLiX
September 5, 2007, 09:31 PM
I really want a CZ52.... But I have to pay for college stuff like food....
Food is over rated! I would eat ramen noodles if it would let me afford a CZ.

HorseSoldier
September 5, 2007, 09:45 PM
SP-01 and P-01 (also have a 97B, but don't seem to have any photos of it handy).

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j132/jboschma/CZSP01andP01ltside.jpg

Deer Hunter
September 6, 2007, 12:03 AM
Well, I've got 600 sitting in my bank account, and with some birthday money I'll be getting next week, I'm going to buy two Russian PSO scopes. So my gun purchases are on hold for a while.

Rob1035
September 6, 2007, 06:17 PM
I've got a satin 85 Combat on layaway, should pick it up next week.

I just wish CZ would make a 9mm Compact with ambi-safeties, a "CZ85 Compact" or "PCR- SA"

dleong
September 6, 2007, 06:23 PM
13 CZs and counting...

Here are a couple of images of my 97B:

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t194/screwthepap3/CZ_97B_02.jpg

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t194/screwthepap3/CZ_97B_01.jpg

:D

Air,Land&Sea
September 6, 2007, 06:38 PM
How do you like the 97B? It looks somewhat great.

dleong
September 6, 2007, 08:16 PM
How do you like the 97B? It looks somewhat great.
Well, it's somewhat large and somewhat heavy, even for a 45, but it is definitely more than somewhat accurate.

This was my first 45 and I had somewhat of a difficult time coming up with a handload recipe that would feed somewhat reliably in it, until I somewhat serendipitously stumbled upon the solution while experimenting with different loads: the 97B has somewhat of a preference for cartridges loaded on the long side, i.e., somewhat closer to 1.270".

The 97B is now somewhat of a tack-driver that feeds my handloads reliably. Shooting it is somewhat of a joy as, aside from its accuracy, recoil is somewhat of a non-issue due to the gun's heft.

In addition, a "fluff and buff" trigger job and mainspring replacement has yielded a somewhat lighter and smoother trigger pull.

:neener:

ecureed
September 6, 2007, 08:51 PM
Snapped a few pics when I got home but won't get to shoot it until Sunday. Man these things really do multiply!!

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/ecureed/P-01007.jpg
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t24/ecureed/P-01004.jpg

Technosavant
September 6, 2007, 09:04 PM
ecureed, those are nice pics. Now I don't feel bad about having posted none of mine (we seem to have identical twins).

ANGUSLINCOLN
September 6, 2007, 09:43 PM
I found a satin nickel Compact and snatched it up. Beautiful and accurate. All steel, night sights, 14 round mags and built in accuracy. CZ sales must me great because everyone who tries this gun at my range goes and gets one of their own.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/anguslincoln/firearms/NewCZ025.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/anguslincoln/firearms/NewCZ009.jpg

ecureed
September 6, 2007, 09:54 PM
:cool:Very cool ANGUSLINCOLN!! I have never seen a satin nickel compact before. I wonder if someone with a Gander Mtn. special matte stainless P-01 will post a pic while we're on some of these alternative finish CZ's.:cool:

ANGUSLINCOLN
September 6, 2007, 11:17 PM
Thanks ecureed, I asked my dealer to get me one and he was very skeptical about it's availibility. He called CZ anyway and to his amazement, they had 3 available. It seems they only produce satin nickel finished guns at certain times, 50 guns per model (or something like that). So I jumped on it and would have bought 3 if I could have afforded it. I also covet your OD P-01. I tried to get that finish before the satin nickel; my dealer never even heard of it! Do you have any idea if CZ makes a .45 model in OD green? I would be interested in one of those.

Deer Hunter
September 7, 2007, 12:12 AM
About the CZ 97. Mine's an absolute tack-driver with a pretty crisp trigger. The size isn't really much more than the CZ 75, either.

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/CZcompare019.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/CZcompare020.jpg

Rovi
September 7, 2007, 05:28 AM
Here's my 75 TS with minor bling-
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/554/cz75tsab5.jpg

ecureed
September 7, 2007, 08:36 AM
Do you have any idea if CZ makes a .45 model in OD green? I would be interested in one of those.

ANGUSLINCOLN, I only know of CZ producing OD 75B's and P-01's. 75B's are only available in .40 and 9mm and the P-01 is a 9mm. If they ever produced a 97B (.45ACP) in OD Green I have never seen or heard of it.

And thanks for your kind comments, as there are lots of folks who think the OD CZ's are absolutely ugly! To me though, they are different and just look like they are ready to go to war. Personal preference thing I guess.

Anyways, this is a great thread, lets keep it going!

redman900
September 7, 2007, 07:40 PM
:DAll those cz's look great! I new to them (cz-82) But love it too. Hope my Kahr
gets to that level .want to get a cz-100 like the looks.

ZeSpectre
September 7, 2007, 07:46 PM
Range report on my new CZ-75B (See post #2)
Well we're now past the initial break in phase (200 rounds) of .40 S&W on this baby and I have to say it's been just amazing so far. This gun fits me like it was custom made, the trigger is great, and even without using the sights I was able to make a spinner target dance at 30 ft. I've tried 5 different types of ammo and it just didn't care what I ran through it. My slide stop is a pain in the backside to re-insert after cleaning but other than that takedown and cleanup is easy. I just can't say enough about how happy I am with this gun!

So has anyone ever had just a complete lemon CZ? I know everyone messes up once in a while but I swear I've never heard a "complete horror" story yet!

Gord
September 7, 2007, 10:53 PM
Regarding the CZ-97B:

I have stubby fingers and I suppose you could call my hands "small" as a result - but I couldn't tell much of a difference between a 75B and a 97B, handling both. All this time I've been led to believe that the 97B grip is on par with a Desert Eagle. :p

CZ57
September 7, 2007, 11:14 PM
The 75 B will restore your faith in the .40 S&W! If you've given up on getting exceptional accuracy from the round, CZ is the CZolution!

As far as carry pistols, how you gonna beat the P-01. I tried. Did head to head testing with a SIG P-228 that I always believed was about the ultimate compromise in a carry pistol. P-01, just as reliable and a bit more accurate!;)

Rob1035
September 8, 2007, 10:32 AM
Does the 97B have an ambi safety or is one available? Is it double or single stack?


Rob

dleong
September 8, 2007, 08:04 PM
Does the 97B have an ambi safety or is one available? Is it double or single stack?
The 97B does not come from the factory with an ambidextrous safety, and I am not sure if an aftermarket one is available.

The 97B utilizes a double stack magazine.

Deer Hunter
September 8, 2007, 10:18 PM
I dislike hearing the internet rumors regarding how "large" the 97 is. As stated previously, a lot of people will tell you that the 97's grip size is about that of the IMI Desert Eagle. In reality, it's hardly larger than the 75. Both the 97 and the 75 fit my hands great.

Doesn't hurt that the CZ 97 is unbelievably accurate.

Keeterbird
September 9, 2007, 07:00 AM
Redman900,
I started out with a cz75. Loved the gun, gathered a few 52s and then came the 82. It has since become my favorite. All shoot well, but there is just someting about that 82. It isn't fit; it isn't finish; it's just fun.

Once you feed one, they reproduce.

Geronimo45
September 9, 2007, 11:40 AM
So has anyone ever had just a complete lemon CZ? I know everyone messes up once in a while but I swear I've never heard a "complete horror" story yet!
Yes. CZ 70. First off, wouldn't feed a full magazine (load it minus one, then). Then it broke the firing pin. Now the trigger spring.
Still intend on getting another CZ... the 83 and some version of the 75. The CZ 70... I don't know why it's had so many problems. Guess it's just an old pistol with some worn-out parts, not well-cared for by previous owners. A lot of fun while it was working, though.

ZeSpectre
September 12, 2007, 08:42 PM
I just had the best night of pistol shooting of my life so far. Here's the crown jewel (shot towards the end of the session) where I put 10 rounds into the target from 50 ft away. Two hand slow fire.

Is a CZ 75B accurate in .40 S&W? Ummm... YUP!!!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/CZ-75_Bullseye.jpg

Tom Servo
September 12, 2007, 09:07 PM
http://lonelymachines.org/guns/cz_hakan_2_sm.jpg (http://lonelymachines.org/guns/cz_hakan_2.jpg)

75B with Hakan Grips.

1BLINDREF
September 13, 2007, 09:23 AM
Is a CZ 75B accurate in .40 S&W? Ummm... YUP!!!

Looks like it shoots a little low to me ... :neener::neener:

(Nice shootin :D )

ZeSpectre
September 13, 2007, 09:41 AM
Accurate - you can hit the target
Precision - you can choose WHERE to hit the target

(I've all but given up on precision :banghead:)

:D

Deer Hunter
September 14, 2007, 03:05 PM
I'm going home this weekend, so I'll get to see my CZs again. I'm afraid to shoot any of them, though. I've been trying out for Texas A&M's shooting team, so I don't want to shoot any .45 or 9mm until I know for a fact that I've made the team. Don't want to mess up what I've been learning. But based on what I've learned and how I've gotten better with the .22s I've been working with, I can't wait to see if that helps me with my other pistols.

DiN_BLiX
September 14, 2007, 03:20 PM
A&M has a shooting team? LOL

Deer Hunter
September 14, 2007, 05:11 PM
Sure does. Nice guys, especially the coach.

DiN_BLiX
September 14, 2007, 11:01 PM
You guys shoot at arrowhead or gunsmoke?

Hakan
September 15, 2007, 11:47 AM
OK..I'll play too :)

My ToTone CZ75.

http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/albums/cz75/CIMG0090.jpg

Kadet kit installed.

http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/albums/cz75/Cimg1851.jpg

rocketfish
September 15, 2007, 08:39 PM
I am thinking about becoming a member of the CZ club...

I like to make informed decisions before I buy though and the whole magazine compatibility situation with CZ's and the clones has me utterly and completely confused :banghead:. Can someone in the know please break this down for me? Some pertinent questions I have are:

1) In the realm of CZ's (and clones), there are small frame (9 mm & 40 S&W) and large frame (38 super, 10 mm, 45 acp) pistols. I know that you can convert any large frame to 9 mm or 40 S&W, but then what magazines would it take? Are there 2 types of 9 mm magazines (large frame 9 mm mags and small frame 9 mm mags)? Or would you use the 38 super mags for the 9 mm and 10 mm magazines with the 40 S&W? Is a large frame gun converted to 9 mm as reliable as a small frame 9 mm?

2) There are both steel framed and polymer pistols - are the magazines for polymer pistols compatible with the steel guns and vice versa?

3) There are at least 3 different types of CZ clones including the CZ's themselves. Are the magazines interchangeable amongst CZ's, EAA Witnesses, and the Magnum Research Baby Eagles?

briang2ad
September 15, 2007, 10:22 PM
genrally NOT convertable. The 75 series will all take the Kadet 22 kit (which is great BTW), but the 9mm DOESN't convert to 40, etc. CZ just isn't into the conversion game. Even Barsto no longer regularly makes barrels to go to 357 SIG, etc. And... the 97 model is a whole different gun than the 9mm CZ 75 B.

The EAA Witness is a CZ 75 clone and is VERY convertable.

rocketfish
September 15, 2007, 11:27 PM
Thanks - that still leaves questions #2 and #3 though.

boogalou
September 16, 2007, 12:06 AM
Thanks - that still leaves questions #2 and #3 though.

The Witness steel & polymer pistols generally use the same mags. I think the CZ100 uses the same mags as the CZ75B, but I don't know for sure.

Some mags are interchangeable between the Tanfoglio clones and CZ. The .45 Witness & CZ97B use the same mags. The other calibers usually need some tweaking to work with both the CZ's and Tanfoglio clones.

Deer Hunter
September 16, 2007, 12:43 PM
Actually, TAMU's shooting team uses a in-door range in the basement of the Military Science building on campus for it's shooting. They only use .22s, but I'm guessing that the backstop is rated for a bit more than that.


I really need to get that caded kit for my CZ!

ecureed
September 20, 2007, 10:48 PM
hey Hakan, are you taking orders again? I emailed you a few months back and I believe you had a freeze on new orders in effect.:( I've got a 75b stainless that is begging for some new furniture.:cool:

Hakan
September 21, 2007, 05:58 AM
hey Hakan, are you taking orders again? I emailed you a few months back and I believe you had a freeze on new orders in effect. I've got a 75b stainless that is begging for some new furniture.


Yes sir...just e mail me at hakanpek@online.no (hakanpek@online.no)with your order.

Regards,


Hakan.

dleong
September 21, 2007, 08:41 AM
I think the CZ100 uses the same mags as the CZ75B, but I don't know for sure.
A CZ 75B magazines will fit and function in a CZ 100... if you don't mind part of the magazine sticking out below the magwell. :D

clipse
September 21, 2007, 10:20 AM
Here is my CZ 75B.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/091307/cz2.jpg

clipse

ZeSpectre
September 21, 2007, 11:01 AM
Pretty. Like the Fenix as well, keep meaning to buy a L2T but still haven't dropped the cash yet.

Deer Hunter
September 21, 2007, 12:28 PM
I really like that 75, Clipse. Is that a blued? It looks amazing.

dleong
September 21, 2007, 12:44 PM
I really like that 75, Clipse. Is that a blued? It looks amazing.
I'll venture that it's the stainless version of the 75B.

But I completely agree that it looks absolutely fabulous!!!

ZeSpectre
September 21, 2007, 12:54 PM
Looked like "satin nickel" to me (like mine :) )

Geegolly
September 21, 2007, 01:02 PM
I'd agree that it is satin nickel as well, but the lighting makes his look a lot better than Ze's

ZeSpectre
September 21, 2007, 01:03 PM
Sheesh, I thought mine was purdy too :(

:neener:

briang2ad
September 21, 2007, 10:33 PM
Beautiful CZ!

Where did you get the mag base on that magazine?

BTW - i think the Satin Nickel finish is the nicest looking on a CZ - even beats the stainless steel.

JP from Phoenix
September 22, 2007, 01:15 AM
I want a Satin Nickel CZ-75 bad, cant find any stores out here that carry them though. I'll probably have to get one offa the net

Bilt4Comfort
September 22, 2007, 01:56 AM
I was at Cabela's tonight and handled my first CZ and got bit bad.

The 97 is next on my list, but first I must get one for my Mrs.
That way I can justify mine, since I just bought a different gun Thursday.

Can somebody please tell me about the RAMI in 9 or 40?

CptGonzo
September 23, 2007, 07:48 AM
Happiness is a warm P-01.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v518/DerKomet/Firearms/DSC_14_resized.jpg

Bilt4Comfort
September 24, 2007, 07:57 PM
I just ordered 1 75D PCR for the Mrs. , and 1 97B for myself.
Hope to have them in a week or so, and I'll post a range report.

wally
September 24, 2007, 08:04 PM
Groucho Marx said it best: "I'd never join a club that would have me as a member".

As to the CZ97 its like a Glock 21 -- too big to be comfortable for me. I much prefer the EAA Witness steel frame 45 to the CZ97 -- they take the same mags. But in 9mm or .40S&W forget the clones and get the real deal CZ.

--wally.

erikd65
September 26, 2007, 06:25 PM
I am looking at getting a P-01... who sells them online besides Buds and Impact guns?

jdc1244
September 27, 2007, 12:11 AM
http://whittakerguns.com/

Langenator
September 27, 2007, 07:46 PM
The CZ-97B didn't come out so clear in this shot...hope you don't mind.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v498/langenator/CZ97.jpg

I've also got a VZ-52/57, but the only pics of that are on my computer in NC.

Bilt4Comfort
September 27, 2007, 09:46 PM
OK...that last post distracted me momentarily...oh yeah...uh....damn...more pictures....uh...scratch that.

I need to know who makes and wear I can purchase a quality IWB holster for the CZ 2075 and also I would like a nice high ride concealable OWB leather for my CZ97.

I can't seem to find anything in my searching.

armoredman
September 27, 2007, 10:04 PM
High Noon.
http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/product_line.html

Bear2000
September 27, 2007, 10:10 PM
After a lot of research, advice from HighRoaders, and several visits to the gunshop, I've pretty much decided on a CZ 75B. It will be my first 9mm and will be used almost exclusively on the range for accurate target shooting. I suspect I'll keep it in the bedroom, too.

I'm looking at two options.

1) A NIB CZ 75B w/factory mounted FirePoint sight (like the J Point) - $370 otd. It was likely a 2001/2002 midel, but is brand new. Comes with 10 round mags

2) A stock CZ 75B - $421 otd. Comes with 15 round mags


So, any opinions here on the FirePoint sight? Seems like a great deal - I can always pick up a 15 mag later, and if I don't like the FirePoint, I guess I can always get a really nice adjustable sight.

Thanks - your thread has been very helpful!

Bear2000
September 27, 2007, 10:13 PM
Oh, I forgot - I may also go for the BD. ($350)

Deer Hunter
September 27, 2007, 10:47 PM
I'd go for the cheaper one. that's a good price for the CZ 75B, and it can accept 16 round magazines.

Bear2000
October 5, 2007, 10:30 PM
I went with the CZ 75B w/FirePoint sight - NIB, 275 + 25 shipping and 20 FFL transfer - $320 OTD. I think it was a great deal and can't wait to shoot it.

If you're interested in this deal, the guy I bought it from, the owner of a Pawn Shop who is getting out of the gun business, has one more to sell, same deal. I think it's listed on GunBroker.com.

Thanks again for the advice. Even if this FirePoint sight doesn't work out, I can replace it for not a lot of money and still make out well.

Gord
October 5, 2007, 10:45 PM
I've also got a VZ-52/57, but the only pics of that are on my computer in NC.

Your priorities are mixed up, sir - it's not the lack of VZ pictures we're lamenting. :D

jdc1244
October 6, 2007, 12:11 AM
$320 OTD

That is an excellent price – well done and enjoy.

JKimball
October 6, 2007, 02:24 AM
Well, I'm either going to have to stay away from this thread or start making some more money.

I've got a CZ-52 and a P0-1. Really like them both.

Gary G23
October 6, 2007, 07:49 AM
I have:
P-01
75B SA
75BD
75 Semicompact

Bilt4Comfort
October 12, 2007, 07:38 PM
Well...I ordered a PCR and a 97B from Buds, and 2 days after they said my order was processed, they emailed me that the PCR was not in stock.

So we got the 2075 9mm and the 97B.

I love everything about the 97B aside from the grips. The inside finish was a little bit rough also. It seems they aren't machined as well as other manufacturers. The gun shoots like a dream though, and after 300 rounds, no issues and quite accurate. However, it will not even chamber Cor-Bon JHP. With the Speer Gold Dot...it feeds the chamber but the following cartridge also comes partially forward in the magazine. I have not fired these rounds yet because of this.

The Rami on the other hand, 4 FTF in the first three mags had me a bit concerned. I put 110 rounds through it (WWB) on the first range trip. Got home and broke it down for a cleaning, and I found little flakes of brass all throughout the inside of the gun. Not sure if it was from the casing, or perhaps the fmj.

Went back a couple days later with some WWB 147gr JHP. These didn't feed well at all. Out of 20 rounds...9 FTF ! 100 rounds of Remington UMC 115gr JHP, all fed and fired without fail. 190 more rounds of the WWB FMJ and no failures.

I'm wondering if the FTF on the WWB FMJ is just a "break in period" issue.
I'd hate to go spending $25 a box for different PD ammo trying to figure out which will feed reliably, so if anyone can lend any personal experience...as this will be my wife's ccw.


I'd also really like to know what all the flakes are caused by?

Also, can the inside of the slide be polished by a gunsmith? It just seems awfully rough compared to other guns I've owned.

Bilt4Comfort
October 12, 2007, 08:56 PM
Anyways...these are tagets from the first trip...right out of the box at 10 yds.

gsreimers
October 12, 2007, 11:26 PM
Bilt4comfort,

My guess is the issues with the Rami are related more to gun than ammo. I had a few jams on my Rami 40SW the first couple times I shot it that I charged to operator error (Mag nor fully seated, grip not firm) but they continue through more practice and different ammo.

If your Rami is a 40, see how many rounds you can load into the mag without it jamming. I cant get 5 rounds in mine. This has been a problem that CS says they have fixed with new mags, however my emails to them for replacements have gone unanswered.

Bilt4Comfort
October 12, 2007, 11:47 PM
The last 250 rnds of WWB FMJ have been good to go. The WWB JHP just won't work. The Rem. JHP works fine through 100 rnds. I can get 10 rnds in the mag...though the 10th is a bit tight. I don't think it's a magazine issue. I am leaning towards the gun just needing to be worn in a bit. I will keep feeding it up to 1000 rnds of FMJ, and if it will take the last 500 without fail, I'll consider it reliable.

Finding a reliable PD round may prove a little pricey though. So far, the Remington is failure free through 100. I'm going to look into some +p rounds though...and I doubt the Cor-Bon will feed.

308nato
October 13, 2007, 01:07 AM
B4C
I had some fail to feed at first with the Ramiand tried several brands til I found what works best for me.
For just plinking I use Monarch 115gr fmj its cheap but works good.
For my SD ammo I have 147gr jhp reloads from a gun shop in Texas City Tx.
that work very well for me.I have 2500 rds through it and have had no more
problrms.

KONY
October 13, 2007, 11:15 AM
Anyone know of a place that has good 14-round PCR mags in-stock at a good price? :confused:

armoredman
October 13, 2007, 11:57 AM
MecGar.

Malice
October 13, 2007, 06:26 PM
Im in! Im in! My new CZ-75b i bought the very day of my 21st birthday.

bigmike45
October 13, 2007, 06:57 PM
I recently became very interested in stippling/texturing the grip straps of handguns, instead of checkering. After finding something I really liked, done on a Browning Hi Power, which has a very similar grip configuration, I decided to try it out on my stainless CZ75B. I am very pleased with the results. To get the pattern, I used a round and half-round bastard file and struck the surface many times. In the round or more precise areas, I held the file about 1/8" above the surface and struck the opposite side, using a plastic mallet filled with lead shot. The previously slick surfaces now feel like grip tape. I am going to do the same on my Browning Hi Power next. Here is a pic of the front grip strap and underside of the trigger guard.
http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f43/mike_seale/GP101_NEW.jpg

craig
October 13, 2007, 07:23 PM
:) i can join this club.

i have a 75 bd, and a pcr.

the mrs. has a pcr, and a 75b.:D

ecureed
October 13, 2007, 08:54 PM
bigmike45,

I really like the look of that stippling. Very professional looking and most important, functional. I wish my stainless had the front strap serrations like my p-01.

deanodog
October 14, 2007, 08:49 PM
My favorite
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c375/deanodog/auto%20pistols/000_0150.jpg

def4pos8
October 15, 2007, 10:35 PM
I wish that I could "dumb down" my imaging software and post a picture of my CZ-75 (no suffix). Oh well, description follows:

serial number A4xxx; original phosphate/enamel finish replaced by hi-polish blue; adjustable sights; rubber grip panels added; original box/handbook/target/accoutrements/grip panels; no importer marks; five CZ-made magazines on hand.

It's still wonderfully accurate after almost twenty years. Purchased in Germany as a "Bruener" for $220 (1989).

It's the best $220 I EVER spent.:D

Hoffy
October 16, 2007, 11:23 AM
My CZ-82 is on order from AIM and should be here tomorrow!

:D

senior
October 16, 2007, 09:09 PM
Just got a brand new rami 9mm with s.s slide and controls, took it to the range and right off 100 rds of mixed hp and fmj, narry a hickup, nothing but Bang when i pulled the trigger and back on target very quickly, then add in how sexy that beauty looks and no regrets here, love the 14+1 and the grip feels like it was developed for me!!

Bainx
October 17, 2007, 07:38 PM
Please add me to the club list. Got a 75B stainless a few weeks ago. The feel, and trigger are very nice. It is doing battle with my new BHP right now to see who gets carried the most.
CZ is a GREAT value, in my opinion.

Bear2000
October 17, 2007, 11:33 PM
Hey,

I pick up my CZ75B tomorrow morning. Has anyone run CCI Blazer Brass through it? There's a seller on gunbroker selling 1000 rounds for $171 shipped. Thought I might buy a case if my local Walmart is out of 15.50/1000 W/W.

Can't wait!

Deer Hunter
October 17, 2007, 11:36 PM
Bear,

CCI Brass works fine in my CZ 75B. You should be fine with it.

Bilt4Comfort
October 18, 2007, 12:06 AM
I wish I could find a good jhp that would feed reliably in my RAMI. I've tried 6 or 7 brands, and so far only the Rem UMC has been flawless through 100 rds. Same with my 97B.

I'm picking up a 75B tomorrow...can't wait.

Bear2000
October 18, 2007, 11:06 PM
I finally picked up the CZ 75B I ordered two weeks ago. NIB, but manufactured in 2002. Came with a factory-mounted FirePoint red-dot sight. I replaced the stock grips with the very comfortable Hogues. I was skeptical about the sight, but figured that since I got the gun for $320 otd (w/FFL), I might as well try it. And boy am I happy I did. After getting it zeroed, the bullets just went where the red dot was. It's certainly a much more accurate gun than I am a shooter, and it sure beats the heck out of the loaner P38 I was shooting, which liked to eject cases directly into my face.

Anyway, this 4" - 10 shot group (it came with 10-round mags, two 16-round Mec-Gars are on the way) was shot at 25 yards. Okay, okay, I was resting on the bench and working on zeroing the sight. Still, it puts them where you point it.

Love this gun! Thanks again for all the advice here - you pushed me away from the Glock 17 and Beretta, both of which I had test fired. I bought the CZ without shooting it first, but just liked how it felt in my hands.

Bear

sixgunner455
October 19, 2007, 01:32 AM
CZ75 B SA, 9mm. Bought it because of how it feels. Keep it because of how it shoots.

Wonderful gun.

bigmike45
October 19, 2007, 08:23 AM
ecureed,

I finally got it to the range yesterday and what a difference having the stippling/texturing made, in not only comfort, but it helped to tighten my groups. Before the gun wanted to torque sideways in my hand as I pulled the trigger. Now that is a thing of the past. There were a couple of guys there as well, that looked at and then shot my CZ. They both were amazed at how well the gun felt in their hands.

bigmike

P. Plainsman
October 20, 2007, 05:57 AM
What an oversight that I haven't joined this thread yet!

My two CZ pistols (75B and P-01) have dethroned my beloved S&W revolvers as my favorite handguns. I shoot the heck out of my CZs.

I am closing in on 5,000 rounds through them, a lot of it hot +P. They are accurate and delightfully problem-free. One FTE with aluminum-case Blazer ammo (P-01; racked the slide to clear) and one failure to ignite a round on the first hammer fall (75B; second trigger pull fired it; might have been bad ammo). That's it.

My next acquisitions will be a stainless 75B (gorgeous) and a P-06, when they show up around here. It's the first time I've really wanted to own a .40.

ZeSpectre
October 20, 2007, 07:44 AM
Added to the CZ Stable this week with a nice CZ-82 in 9mm Makarov (9x18)!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/2007_SD400_0849.jpg

Then I had to visit THREE shops to find any ammo for it ?!?
I was also shocked to discover just how much 9x18 had gone up in price!!!

Oh well, it's a really nice shooting gun.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b66/zespectre/071019_C.jpg

Bilt4Comfort
October 20, 2007, 03:30 PM
Man...I got the CZ bug really bad.
I have purchased 3 in the last 2 weeks. They all shoot POA better than any that I have experienced. Especially the 97B. What a joy it is to shoot these guns.
The 75B was purchased as a plinker/practice gun, to save money on ammo, but the .45 gets such tight groups, I'm afraid the saving money idea is all but shot.

Anybody that wants a .45acp that'll shoot groups tight as any 1911...get the 97B. You won't regret it.

deanodog
October 20, 2007, 04:10 PM
We love those groups on paper posts. Good shooting

Juna
October 22, 2007, 09:26 PM
OK, you guys are making me drool all over the place!! :what: Now I have to get my digital camera out when I get home and take pics of my CZs. I started with one, it multiplied, and it's about to multiply again if all goes well! Pics coming soon.... :D:evil::D

erikd65
October 23, 2007, 06:20 PM
I just picked up a P-01 today, slightly used with no marks on it. Just had to have it! I guess i am in the club now.

Can't wait to take it out this weekend :)

Pictures forthcoming.....

jdc1244
October 23, 2007, 06:46 PM
My 75B .40 S&W:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/jdc1244/CZ75B40SW.jpg

Bear2000
November 14, 2007, 11:55 PM
Just bought a Rami 2075 P Stainless/Poly on Gunbroker.com - $370.00 NIB Shipped. Apparently the seller has a bunch more.

Anyway, it seemed like a good deal to me.

Keith Wheeler
November 15, 2007, 05:28 PM
I've posted these here before, but here goes:

The "his-n-hers" collection:

http://www.teamsanctuary.com/images/czs.jpg


My wife "down at the pond":

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=40107&d=1147897605

biscuitninja
November 15, 2007, 06:40 PM
Nice! I'll have to get some pictures of the CZ-52 someday. I own a nice little pair, one chromed one not.... Not horribly accurate, but i can plink cans at 75 yards. good luck
-bix

Lightsped
November 20, 2007, 11:55 AM
I bought this CZ-97b new back in 2001. It has a pretty low (3 digit) serial number. I have only fired it a handful of times. I just seem to always forget about it when heading to the range. Anyways, someone else wanted pics of it on another website, and figured I would post them here too.

http://www.neospeed.org/images7/mycz97b.jpg

http://www.neospeed.org/images7/mycz97b2.jpg

http://www.neospeed.org/images7/mycz97b3.jpg

http://www.neospeed.org/images7/mycz97b4.jpg

Lightsped
November 30, 2007, 10:40 AM
I am considering two CZs for my next gun. Either a CZ75SA or a CZ P-01.

Am I correct that the CZ75SA does away with the traditional long pull first DA shot? Meaning the CZ75SA is more like a 1911? Can the CZ75SA be carried cocked and locked? Are all trigger pulls the same length and weight?

Also, how do folks here feel about the P-01?

The purpose of my next gun, is the same for most all my guns. Its just for fun.

armoredman
November 30, 2007, 11:40 AM
Keith, I have to know - what does the Hebrew tat say?

Keith Wheeler
November 30, 2007, 01:00 PM
It's from Deuteronomy, "You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand".

She really likes her CZ, both in the original 9mm and with the Kadet top, but it's a bit big for her hands.

I don't know how the new guns come, but ours (as another poster stated about his "Pre-B") came with two mags with the last three digits of the pistol's serial numbers etched. We've got the original boxes, instruction manuals, and factory targets with them as well.

ajoker31
November 30, 2007, 09:30 PM
My favorite target shooter.

Joker

The Lone Haranguer
December 1, 2007, 12:32 AM
Hey, I can join this club. :)
75D Compact PCR (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=318878)

I've had a 452 "Training Rifle" (a .22 bolt action) for several years that is a delight, but no pistols until recently. Now I want some more! :uhoh: The SP-01 looks really nice, but that 75B-SA has caught my eye. The thumb safety shape and placement are decidedly different on this one, as is the trigger shape. Are they easier to reach?

lmchiao
December 1, 2007, 01:29 AM
Can I join? My Eastern European housewives...

krang
December 1, 2007, 07:53 PM
My 75B in 9mm. Teak grips, stainless guide rod, Wolf springs, polished barrel and ramp. No malfunctions in over 2000 rds. Love this gun!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v428/kregen/P1010449sm.jpg

armoredman
December 1, 2007, 08:29 PM
Cool, Keith.

LanEvo`
December 1, 2007, 08:39 PM
I bought this CZ-97b new back in 2001. It has a pretty low (3 digit) serial number.Wow. These must have been VERY slow sellers. I bought my 97B in late 1997/early 1998. It's also got a low 3 digit serial number.

Lightsped
December 2, 2007, 12:01 PM
My 97B is actually a 1998 model. Check the number just above your extractor. The place I got mine from mostly specializes in hunters and hunting long guns. They don't do much pistol business, or at least didn't at the time so yeah, mine sat on the shelf for a couple years....

grimjaw
December 2, 2007, 06:58 PM
I've had a CZ52 for a few weeks, but I can't warm up to it. However, I just put down the first payment on a P01 and am looking forward to bringing it home for Christmas.

jm

CZF
December 2, 2007, 09:58 PM
You will go from Clunky to CZexy!

Bigdtc
December 3, 2007, 02:35 PM
Count me in. I have a CZ52, purchased it recently. That Tok round is just awesome! Gets a lot of attention at the range, shoots well and is very accurate with a little practice

Deer Hunter
December 3, 2007, 05:45 PM
I really want a CZ52. That's the next pistol I'll be looking into getting.

Tob
December 3, 2007, 06:23 PM
Love my 3 CZ's. They'll be in my collection always.

hksw
December 3, 2007, 09:04 PM
Er, here's one of my first 75B and a Hi Power I took for size and shape comparison a few years ago.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j26/villan535/CZHP.jpg

(S/Ns have been edited out.)

clipse
December 4, 2007, 03:33 PM
Ha, woops. I posted a picture this picture to be exact.

http://www.ponyexpress.net/~clipse/091307/cz2.jpg

on page 5 (think it was page 5) and some asked about the finish. It is satin nickel. It was a gift from my grandmother. It is probably my most cherished pistol. And a dream to shoot. It has probably the best trigger of all of my pistols.

clipse

clipse
December 4, 2007, 04:22 PM
Oh, yeah someone asked about the base on my mag. I have two magazines that are promag body and base, wolf spring, and EAA orange followers. They are EXTREMELY reliable. I've shot about 2,000 rounds and have had NO FAILURES. My guns was purchased in 2004 so 15/16 round mags weren't readily available at a decent price. I ended up piecing this together and can not complain.

clipse

DirksterG30
December 4, 2007, 06:57 PM
Oh, yeah someone asked about the base on my mag. I have two magazines that are promag body and base, wolf spring, and EAA orange followers. They are EXTREMELY reliable.

clipse,

what specific followers are they, and where did you get them? I have a couple of Promags that I'd like to rejuvinate.

07Lway
December 6, 2007, 11:47 AM
Just picked up a CZ 52. It is my first handgun. I won't be able to shoot it for awhile, but I am getting excited about it already. I would post pictures but my phone camera is being weird about transferring to my computer so it might be awhile.

Next on list: CZ 75 Stainless...

Bigdtc
December 6, 2007, 01:39 PM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc154/Davidcraftondvd/HPIM0874a.jpg 07Lway, Welcome,I have also purchased a CZ52 recently. I'm having great fun with it and have found mine to be accurate and reliable.I have been using MilSurp Romanian ammo with no ftf after a few hundred rounds. I have also used (and carry with) Wolf JHP ammo and have found them to also be reliable with only 1 misfire out of @ 100 rounds. I've done a few things to it such as a new hardened firing pin, Painted grips with Krylon Fusion paint, and painted dots on the sights. Any way good luck and happy shooting! http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc154/Davidcraftondvd/HPIM0880.jpg

clipse
December 6, 2007, 02:04 PM
The followers came out of 9mm EAA Witness mags. You may be able to get some from EAA. I don't know the part number though.

clipse

wditto
December 6, 2007, 02:43 PM
anyone near western N.C. know where to get a 97 .45 ?

thanks

Jack19
December 6, 2007, 02:59 PM
Bud's $554 out the door

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/407/products_id/31189

wditto
December 6, 2007, 03:08 PM
thanks, I'll give'em a hollar

Deer Hunter
December 6, 2007, 03:43 PM
I bought my 97 from Buds. They are a great place to do business.

Rod B
December 6, 2007, 03:52 PM
Here's my CZs, an 85 Combat & a 97B.:)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/rodblackburn/My%20guns/IMG_0182.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y178/rodblackburn/My%20guns/IMG_0185.jpg

Ricebrnr
December 6, 2007, 08:05 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2241/1965565642_0f8af27c26.jpg?v=0

Bought mine used sight unseen. Never had a chance to try one but got it just from the reviews and specifications. Mine had trigger work by CZ gunsmith Mike Eagleshield and a fiber optic front sight. People tell me it's pretty sweet.

Here's a target from my first day shooting it. (25 yds supported with WWB) Each ring is 1" (yes one winger, sorry, it can shoot better I can't)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/1964740667_c9b3a34b43.jpg?v=0

In July I tried IDPA with it. My first gun competition of any sort and I came in second in my division. Not too shabby all in all.

ESP / UNC
1 Scott 141.24 (26) 15 (10) 30.23(0) 15.06 (4) 27.55 (9) 25.95 (1) 27.45(2)
2 Ulysses 152.58 (34) 14.5 (13) 28.04(0) 20.04 (13) 29.1 (6) 24.41 (1) 36.49 (1)
3 Paul 195.57 (65) 36.5 (33) 48.46 (13) 16.01 (7) 27.4 (3) 26.1 (2) 41.1 (7)
4 Craig 243.55 (68) 31 (32) 49.99(3) 28.17 (14) 41.4 (5) 38.25 (10) 54.74 (4)
5 Shane 280.13 (69) 30 (30) 53.86 (1) 40.04 (24) 46.15(8) 54.96 (0) 55.12 (6)

I also got the Kadet kit for it but for some reason I shoot 9mm better, go figure. So I mounted a rail on it and a dot site, it's a little better now, lol. I think I just need to try different ammo.

Plus I demonstrate and RSO for a CCW class once a month, that's at least 50 rds. Never any troubles whether its clean or not. And even taking experience into account, its one of the more accurate pistols that I see.

I also carry it as my ccw in a Comp Tac CTAC Holster, no problems with the size or weight, though I did modify the angle on the holster some. I think I'll get some laser grips for it eventually.

I'm certainly a fan and would like an SP 01 someday, with bayonet of course!

Edward Nigma
December 6, 2007, 08:38 PM
wrong item

Edward Nigma
December 6, 2007, 08:39 PM
Here's mine. I hope this is just the beginning of my CZ collection.

amlevin
December 9, 2007, 06:59 PM
A quick trip to the gun show last sunday netted me one of these:

http://www.cz-usa.com/data/productimg/main073.png (Mine is actually the Tactical with de-cocker)

A pleasure to shoot. Already has 550 rounds through it in the last week.

schmeky
December 9, 2007, 07:40 PM
Thought I would jump since I am CZ'er myself. Picture is of my beloved Pre-B 75. This particular pistols action feels like a slicked and tuned S&W revolver, no kidding. It is stock. The SA trigger pull has a moderate amount of creep, but it is smooooth. After getting a feel for the pistol, I shot this group using the pistol rug as rest for the butt of the grip and squeezed off this group of 10 rounds at 7 yards (21'). I am looking for a New or LNIB SP-01 right now, know where one is?

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j235/schmeky/HPIM0186resixe.jpg

pakmcc
December 9, 2007, 11:51 PM
My SP-01 had the decockers right and left. it's as accurate as my champion in 9mm. I've got the 85 combat also. these are the greatest guns on the market. My wife had the CZ75D's. And there are a few others .
Pat

Bear2000
December 12, 2007, 07:02 PM
Hi,

After such good luck with my 75b that I bought a few months ago, I decided to purchase a CZ 2075 Rami in 9mm. Problem is that the slide stop is a beast to push down. Rack the slide and you'd better have some very calloused thumbs, a rag, or another magazine bottom to push it down.

Any ideas what's going on here?

Bear

dasmi
December 12, 2007, 07:03 PM
Got a 75 P-01 today.

Tob
December 14, 2007, 09:14 PM
The last few gun shows I've been to had VERY few CZ's. Seems the tables are just not trying to sell them as much as other brands. I hope things will change...if I keep asking for them. :neener:

Echo
December 18, 2007, 10:34 PM
Here is my cz75b.
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg44/sjr456/DSC00210.jpg

DirksterG30
December 19, 2007, 05:31 AM
Welcome to the forum, Echo. Very nice CZ!

Phydeaux642
December 24, 2007, 07:57 PM
Well, I will be joining the club soon. I ordered a CZ 75 B today for $425.:D The LGS I ordered from said that their distributor was clearing them out. I don't know if that's a good price for one but it seemed fair to me. I have never shot one before but I thought that I would give it a go. I held one before and the reach to the trigger seemed a little long for my short fingers but I have read such good things about them that I wanted to compare it to my XD which I like very much.

____________________

"Phydeaux, bad dog....no biscuit!"

Deer Hunter
December 26, 2007, 11:37 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=GZ6Y1jPHP8Y

Here's a very nicely done video of a CZ with a silencer.

Golddog
December 26, 2007, 02:27 PM
Bear2000: The slide stops on all seven of my CZ's are hard to remove, although some have loosened a bit with time. I tap them out with the butt of a plastic screwdriver, and a couple now will go with thumb pressure applied to a wadded cloth or piece of leather. The Rami's the stiffest of the bunch, but it doesn't bother me since I don't take down guns in the field.

schmeky
December 26, 2007, 06:57 PM
Deer Hunter,

GREAT video. Awesome, thanx.

Deer Hunter
December 26, 2007, 07:40 PM
I'm wondering who could install a silencer on a CZ. I think that'd be awesome for my 97...

Phydeaux642
December 27, 2007, 08:19 PM
My CZ 75 B came in today, so, I'll be picking it up tomorrow afternoon. I stopped by my LGS today to see if they had ordered it for me and lo and behold it was already there. Is this model being discontinued? The only reason I ask is because the guy who ordered it for me said that they were being cleared out by their distributor. If they are I may have to order another one:D

________________

"Phydeaux, bad dog....no biscuit!"

Deer Hunter
December 27, 2007, 08:22 PM
They havn't been discontinued. No way. They're getting cleared out because they are so great.

lysander
December 29, 2007, 07:30 PM
Great club!!

I'd imagine I'm only qualified to be a probie member...as I was foolish enough to sell my 85B to my brother in law. One of the best handguns I have ever shot. I put thousands of rounds through it, shot an LFI course with it, and taught my wife to shoot on it.

Never should have sold it...though it is in good hands...and I take comfort in knowing that I am "spreading the CZ love" as it were.

I look forward to replacing that 85B one day soon.

armoredman
December 29, 2007, 08:01 PM
Deer hunter, remember that a suppressor is an NFA controlled item. Suppressors are available, just look around for a legitimate dealer therof, and fill out the paperwork - BATFE local office will give you the forms. I don't know if a threaded barrel is avilable for a CZ97, though.

This is the wife's Christmas present.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/JoPCR7.jpg

Deer Hunter
December 29, 2007, 09:22 PM
I know I can get a suppressor, but I was wondering who could make the barrel for it. It would have to be a longer barrel, as well as it being threaded.

FourTeeFive
December 30, 2007, 01:39 PM
Was in DJ's in Bothell yesterday and they had two nice used CZ's: a 2075 RAMI for $385 and a SP-01 for $325. I already have an SP-01 otherwise I would have been interested.

Shieldbreaker
December 30, 2007, 02:45 PM
My Sp-01 is the newest...also the clone Baby Eagle and G22.
Also have a few DE's too.


http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j274/shldbrkr/Picture018.jpg

JDGray
December 30, 2007, 02:51 PM
I've got 3 CZs, A 75b 9mm, 75 compact, and a CZ27. All great shooters!:)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/IMG_0123.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/guns022.jpg

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