CZ 75B vs CZ 75 SP-01


October 17, 2012, 02:01 PM
Which do highroaders prefer and why?

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October 17, 2012, 04:54 PM
For what use? Range, and home defense, the SP-01. For field or concealed carry the 75B or a lightweigh alloy compact like the PCR.

chris in va
October 17, 2012, 08:03 PM
The 75b is a fairly old design. Great gun, but the SP01 has many updates for speedier reloads, etc.

Honestly after owning a 75 for years, the smaller P01 does everything the larger model does...and then some. Ergonomics are better too.

October 17, 2012, 08:22 PM
Elaborate, please! I would like a full size handgun for my first handgun, so thats the only reason i'm not going P-01. I wish there was a stainless SP-01! :(

October 17, 2012, 09:37 PM
I have several of both. The only advantage I see with the SP-01 is the upswept beavertail. I often use my middle finger for the trigger and the SP-01 seems to have an advantage there as it feels as I can grip a little higher. The sights are somewhat better on the SP-01 also (bigger dots). Other than that, I can't see a difference. If you plan on mounting a laser or light, the SP-01 is the way to go as it's got a rail. I think accuracy is a wash.

October 18, 2012, 05:29 AM
I wish there was a stainless SP-01
I have seen where someone hard chromed there SP-01 with a high gloss finish and it was very sexy.

I have a standard CZ 75b and If I had it choose between the SP-01 and the CZ 75b again the only thing I would have change is I would have gotten the all stainless CZ 75b. Great thing either way you can't go wrong.

October 18, 2012, 06:16 AM
Between the two I prefer the SP-01 as it feels better in my hand, ergonomically speaking, than the CZ 75B. I also like the design updates, especially with the addition of a rail.

October 18, 2012, 06:21 AM
Again, no identification for the purpose of the gun. How can we give any advice if we don't know what you want to use it for? Range, home defense, carry, paper weight?

October 18, 2012, 09:34 AM
Again, no identification for the purpose of the gun. How can we give any advice if we don't know what you want to use it for? Range, home defense, carry, paper weight?
Sorry! Just range and home defense use!

October 18, 2012, 09:43 AM
I have a SP01. I love it. The only complaint I have is the kadet kit doesn't fit right out of the box but that can be fixed easily. Either way you can't go wrong. Great pistols.

October 18, 2012, 04:13 PM
I've only got the CZ75B but I think that either will be a great gun. The CZ pistols all do a really great job of "fitting" the hand perfectly.

October 18, 2012, 05:43 PM
If I like the way it feels tomorrow I'm gonna buy it!

October 18, 2012, 07:56 PM
Well I owned both & sold the 75B. For me it was about compactness. Ive always preferred more compact pistols. The 75B would have been relegated to home defense and I kinda like 45s for that purpose.

October 19, 2012, 12:44 AM
The SP01 is better if you have big hands.

I have a new satin '75 that I love, and got it just the way I wanted--with trigger job, competition hammer, etc., only to find that the downward tang is uncomfortable to shoot. I really like the classic looks of the 75B without the rail and all, but I am going to have to sell it and buy the SP01, with its upswept beavertail tang.

I try to stay away from tacticool rails and all, but the extra weight of the rail isn't a bad thing. In fact, with the added front weight, beavertail, and palmswell grips, the SP01 is the most comfortable pistol I have ever shot. Now I just need to find one...

October 19, 2012, 02:10 AM
The stainless and SA model 75Bs come with an upswept beavertail and you can always buy those grips! I'd hate to see you go through all the trouble of upgrading and then have to sell!

October 19, 2012, 02:31 AM
The SP01 is better if you have big hands.
Not correct.
What others have mentioned+ :

They are both CZ75 frames and the grip is same size and reach. The SPO1 has a slightly higher grip capability due to the upturned beavertail.
The magazines are interchangeable on all current 75 versions.

The CZ 75 SPO1 front end is heavier than the 75B due to the rail, so recoil/flip has less affect.
The SPO1 has a full length guide rod--adding more up-front weight.
The SPO1 stock mags hold 19rds (Says 18)

The 75B is not drilled for the full length guide rod and has a short internal plastic rod to hold the recoil spring.--works well..
The 75B front end is lighter, so it can transition/ swing to a new target somewhat faster and easier to stop on target than the SPO1.
The Stock mags hold 16 rds. (Says 16)

My son has the 9mm Cz 75 DA/SA SPO1 Custom Shadow. I shoot the 9mm 75B DA/SA with custom work and parts. He prefers his. I prefer mine. Both are really good pistols.

October 20, 2012, 06:56 AM
I have tried to like rails, but only own one gun with a rail - an 85 compact in 40S&W. I personally avoid rails, and that alone keeps me with the 75b and its derivatives, clones, and copies. I prefer 45acp, so my Springfield P9 is my general go-to pistol (or a Swiss ASAI One Pro). Even so, I have taken my somewhat battered Israeli CZ-75 into the field in Florida where rabid racoons can at times be a problem (15 rounds are definitely better).

I was interested when the SP01 came out, but it is bulkier up front. I know many guys like to mount things there, and they have good and reasonable reasons for doing so, but they just don't float my boat. The 75, like a Browning Hi Power, is slender and easy to holster/unholster.

October 20, 2012, 09:46 AM
I don't like rails either, and only have one pistol with rails, and HK USP Tactical. Both my CZ's do not have rails, however, my friends SP-01 with rails is a really sweet shooter. That added muzzle weight balances the gun well for me. I want one.

October 20, 2012, 12:35 PM
Sometimes I forget which forum I'm browsing (calguns, CZfirearms, thr) because I keep seeing this topic from kazaam. Get both ;)

October 20, 2012, 01:52 PM
Love CZs and have several flavors.

I find the safety almost pointless on the 75. I would never trust it to carry cocked and locked. Is fails in two areas: 1) It does not positively 'lock' into safe, unlike the 1911 design, and 2) there is no redundancy safety, like a grip safety, also unlike the 1911. Therefore if the safety bumps off, there is little to prevent that hammer from falling.

Therefore, I prefer the decocker model.

However, if it's just sitting cocked and on safe on your nightstand, I suppose it's handy.

Both the 75 and P01 models are outstanding performers and you can't go wrong with either.

October 20, 2012, 08:29 PM
The CZs have a firing pin interrupt safety that prevents ADs unless the trigger is pulled back. The competition versions eliminate this safety feature to shorten trigger take-up and pull force.

The safety is fully functional in S.A. unless someone changes the sear-hammer engagement incorrectly.

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