CZ 75D compact, should I buy?


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distra
February 14, 2009, 09:45 PM
I've recently been bitten by the CZ bug and picked up a 75B in 9mm. Now I have a friend who wants to sell his 75D compact for ~$400. I shot the pistol and it seems fine although I had one hiccup after the first round where the trigger would not reset. I racked the slide and ejected the round and all was good. I'm having trouble deciding should I buy it or not. It would most likely be for range and the occasional CCW. Help me make a decision, please?

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rbernie
February 14, 2009, 10:01 PM
Four bills is a bit steep, but not so bad. I like them well enough, but prefer the alloy frame versions (PCR, P01) over the steel frame compacts.

SCKimberFan
February 14, 2009, 10:06 PM
I would take him up on it. $400 is really not that bad, if it is still in very good condition. (Even Bud's is well over $500 for a new one.) With the hiccup, I might try to negotiate down a little - maybe $350-375?

I have a compact and it is my carry weapon. I have not had any issues with it at all.

olivedrab
February 14, 2009, 10:11 PM
isn't the 75d compact also called a PCR?

just curious

rbernie
February 14, 2009, 10:14 PM
The alloy frame version with a decocker and traditional dustcover is the PCR. The alloy frame with a decocker and a rail is called the P01. The Compacts are steel framed.

olivedrab
February 14, 2009, 10:19 PM
rgr,

thanks for clearing that up for me

Rockwell1
February 14, 2009, 11:31 PM
Instead of us telling you why you should, why don't you tell us why you shouldn't ?

400.$ doesn't seem ridiculous
Two questions , are you familiar enough with the pistol that you know weather or not it's a solid performer?

Second question; the answer to this one is absolutely critical, if you can't answer this with a firm yes DO NOT BUY THE PISTOL.

If you buy the pistol and it turns out to be a complete dud, can you write it off as bad luck and not hold it against your friend? If you can't say yes I'd turn it down.

gitnsige
February 15, 2009, 12:01 AM
I have a cz75 pcr (alloy frame & decocker). It was bought new for $479 a few months ago. I like it, so far not one hiccup. I think $400 is a little steep for a used unless you can verify the gun has no issues.

burningsquirrels
February 15, 2009, 01:25 AM
just be aware that the 75D is steel, not alloy. but for the $400 price, it's still a deal. a new alloy P-01 will set you back far more than that.

TMann
February 15, 2009, 02:06 AM
Actually, the 75D IS the alloy model; it is also called the PCR. The steel compact model is the 75 Compact.

TMann

75D:

http://www.cz-usa.com/data/productimg/main037.png

75 Compact:

http://www.cz-usa.com/data/productimg/main036.png

armoredman
February 15, 2009, 06:59 AM
There was a steel framed decocker compact model, sold one when I worked at a gunshop, was probably part of a special run never cataloged again, bummer.
The trigger reset might be a bad spring, get with Mike Eagleshield at CZ-USA about that 1-800-955-4486.
But I would go for it.

Rmac58
February 15, 2009, 07:21 AM
And a P-01 is alloy with a rail in 9mm. A P-06 is an alloy frame in .40 caliber, railed.
I like my P-06.

EDIT: $400 is a good price. The local gun store has a P-01 for $530.

burningsquirrels
February 15, 2009, 07:35 AM
oh crap, ymann is right! it's alloy.

Pilot
February 15, 2009, 10:16 AM
Yes, the CZ-75D is the LIGHTWEIGHT ALLOY FRAMED PCR. Buy it. At $400 its still a good deal and its one of the best 9MM's going.

MJZZZ
February 15, 2009, 10:34 AM
I'm looking for that very gun, and I would buy it at that price if it is in great condition. Take it shooting again and check out the decocker action thoroughly. Mike

coinshooter
February 15, 2009, 03:31 PM
The local gunshop here has a new CZ 75 compact the type that is steel that you can carry cocked and lock he wants $589 which seems high if it was lower I would buy it in a minute.

floydster
February 15, 2009, 05:33 PM
The 75 D PCR is my daily carry, an awesome carry piece, accurate and dependable, feels great in my hand. I have over 4,000 rounds thru mine and I can see no wear issues at all.:)

skers69
February 15, 2009, 06:00 PM
The only issues that I have had with my CZ PCR is a couple of FTF that were ammo related. I have over 5000 rounds through the gun and the only thing I am thinking about is getting a new recoil spring.

TripleL
February 15, 2009, 06:26 PM
I would buy it. I think $400 is a good price depending on the condition. I bought my friend's NIB PCR about a month ago for $360, what he had in it. He got it at an estate auction, never fired it and decided he really didn't need it. I've always wanted a compact 9mm for a CCW because I find my 92FS quite large. I set my sights on a PCR since I saw his that day he came back from the auction and lucky for me, my patience paid off. I doubt you'll ever find another one at your friend's asking price.

Average Joe
February 15, 2009, 06:43 PM
$400 is a fair price, It would be a good deal at $350.

Pilot
February 16, 2009, 12:39 PM
The 75D PCR is listed at $546, new, at Buds Guns Shop which usually has pretty good prices. Its out of stock right now. This pistol is in demand for a reason. At $400 used its a very good deal. BUY IT.

distra
February 16, 2009, 06:48 PM
Thanks for all the responses! It looks like my CZ collection will be growing. :D I have decided to pick up the compact. I figure I could always sell it...naw...that never works out. :D I always end up wanting it back.

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