November 30, 2007, 06:21 PM
Couple weeks ago I sold my cz52 and have been suffering sellers remorse ever since. So today as I was injoying my day off of work by looking around Academy I ask to see the Cz75b they had on display to see what all this gripe I keep reading on the forums were all about. And before I knew it I was filling out paperwork.The trigger is a little gritty but it is a new gun and will most likely smooth out with use and when I took it home I discovered the night sights are'nt very bright.But everything else seems tight and well made.The slide to frame and barrel to slide are a lot tighter fit then my Ruger p-series with just a little wiggle in both areas.

While Im at this, does anybody know where I get the best deal on mags and is there a way to make the mags drop freely?

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November 30, 2007, 06:49 PM
Since I live in Cali, I can't help you out with where to get your mags.

The mags don't drop free due to a piece of metal in the magwell that is bent to apply pressure to the mags as they fall. It's a "feature" that most american shooters don't like. You have a couple options- bend the piece of metal to be more flat or replace the piece, referred to as a mag brake, with one from the single-action version of the 75b (comes from the factory with a flat brake).

For more information, details on the process, or all things cz, visit the czforum at

Good luck with your pistol. Your trigger will smoother out with use/dryfire.

November 30, 2007, 06:56 PM
The double action is stiff on these. I love to shoot the 75b in single, though. As for the clips, they are no 1911's! The 75b was my first gun, and for the money, one of the best I can think of. I just got spoiled after I shot my first 1911 and never looked back.

As for the mag, I used to try to loosen them up, but nothing ever worked. Gun shows usually have spares pretty cheap.

As for accuracy, I've never known anybody that could'nt shoot a 75b accurately.

November 30, 2007, 07:02 PM
Thanks, will regester to czforums soon.
Ive allready worn out one of those green inserts for the snapcaps it came with.And oh yeah by the way,Good god These things come in a gob of grease.I haven't seen that much cosmo since my Yugo SKS.:)

Blue .45
November 30, 2007, 07:03 PM
Congratulations on a good gun. I've had mine for about a month now. After some minor problems which were easily resolved, It's becoming one of my favorite guns. As for magazines, I ordered a Mec Gar 16rd. and it works as well as the factory ones. As I understand it, Mec Gar makes the factory mags for CZ. However, someone can correct me if this is wrong.

November 30, 2007, 07:03 PM
Oops. this laptop touch pad is a pain in the arse.

November 30, 2007, 07:11 PM
Don't buy anything but factory or Mec Gar mags. None of the other brands work reliably. As mentioned before Mec-Gar makes the factory mags but the Mec-Gars can be had for half the price. I got mine at for under $20.00 each and their service is the best in my book.

November 30, 2007, 07:46 PM
Mec-Gar is right, and they can be found for a little over $10 at a gunshow around here. Also the mags are easily stripped down and a basic spring kit will get them working like new(after 2000 rounds or so!). I would never try to talk someone out of a cz75b or pre B. This thread has me thinking I may have to go grab another!!! They are great guns.

November 30, 2007, 08:23 PM
Get in touch with Matt Mink. He does trigger jobs on CZ pistols (and is a CZ factory sponsored shooter). Have him lighten the pull a bit too. After he worked on mine, its been like butter.

November 30, 2007, 09:01 PM
Thanks again.
I must have dryfired it about a hundred times the the trigger is already feeling a lot better. The only thing i'm bummed about is that the night sights seem to be almost as dead as disco. Mabye the gun sat in a wharehouse for several years before it got moved out. I'm going to let it sit close to the lamp over night to see if that helps it out any.

November 30, 2007, 09:26 PM
Standard CZ 75Bs come with sights which glow in the dark for a time AFTER you 'charge' them with a light. If your 75B came with real Tritium night sights, they will be very bright, and if they are all worn out, you can probably have them replaced under warranty. But, I believe that night sights are "special order".

You likely have the standard "fake" night sights.

December 1, 2007, 09:57 AM
Buy some snap caps and dry fire the 75B. The trigger will smooth out nicely with use. Trigger job won't hurt though.

CZ's must have snap caps to dry fire.

December 1, 2007, 10:02 AM
If I remember correctly, my cz came from Academy with snap caps in the box along with a warning to use them during dry firing. They were dummy shells with rubber primer inserts. I hope they still include those.

December 1, 2007, 10:23 AM
You likely have the standard "fake" night sights. Oops rookie mistake.
My Cz also came with the snapcaps with the green inserts. I dry fired it a few more time this morning and it just keeps getting better. I learned with all my rugers (security six,p90,p95,and 1022) that triggers will smooth out with use and dryfiring much as possible is important to learn to handle the trigger right. I think that most of the reports of Rugers (or any gun) being inaccurate is from people who didn't take enough time to get used to the trigger. As far as getting a trigger job on the cz, I think I'll wait a year or so and put a few hundred rounds through it to see if it works.If I have to send it off to to get a problem fixed I dont want a trigger job to void the warrenty.

Johnny B
December 1, 2007, 10:24 AM
I hope they still include those.

They do. The last two CZ's I bought came with them.

December 1, 2007, 12:05 PM
I have a 75B in .40 S&W and for some reason on those the mags drop free.

The pistol is very accurate, and I 've had no reliability problems with it either.

December 1, 2007, 02:11 PM
Mine was in the 40 s&w as well and I only had 2 failure to ejects in about 4000 rounds. They were both with reloads I might add. I think this thread may have my grabbing the plastic soon if I don't be careful>>>lol

December 1, 2007, 02:25 PM
The standard night sights you see on many CZs are just glow in the dark paint. So they have to be charged by light before they glow.

December 1, 2007, 04:21 PM
The snap caps with the green "primer" inserts that come with most new CZ pistols are pretty much useless as the tip of the firing pin leaves a permanent impression in the rubber of the "primer" after just a few dry fires, after which the "primer" no longer buffers the firing pin.

For dry firing my CZ and other hammer-fired pistols, I prefer to just put a rubber O-ring in the recess at the rear of the slide. This way, the hammer doesn't even contact the firing pin at all when dry-firing. (

December 1, 2007, 07:14 PM
Put 36 rounds of win value pack and 50 rounds of fed american eagle. No malfunctions of any type and gave exellent accuracy. The win grouped 5 rounds at about 2 to 3 1/2 inches at 25 yards and the federals did the same. 10 round groups were about 4 1/2 inches. The recoil was a little bit sharper then with the p95 but still managed to perform better with rapid fire then the p95. doubletaps on the torso and one shot in the head was real easy and fast to do at 15 and 25 yards. And at 15 yards rapid fire
was able to put 14 out of 17 inside a 6'' circle with the other 3 still being on the printer paper I was using as a target.
In short, this is a sweet shooting pistol:)

December 2, 2007, 05:37 PM
Anybody know what Budsgunshop charges for shipping on mags? I cant find it on the site.

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