CZ 75 Compact Overview, All Steel


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wolverine_173
March 8, 2014, 03:30 PM
Here is a quick little video of the CZ 75 compact. I think its a great little. The weight is an issue for some but it helps with recoil and if you have a good holster like the one in the video it really isn't a problem. Feedback is always appreciated. I slipped up and stumbled on a few words, it was 2am. Anyways, if you like it please thumbs up and subscribe. Ill be doing a gopro shooting video this week and post it as soon as possible.

what do you think about carrying an all steel gun? And how do you think the cz trigger compares to the Sig trigger?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBZFfDK6x9o

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wolverine_173
March 8, 2014, 03:32 PM
there is a link in description that links to this thread

Walkalong
March 8, 2014, 04:24 PM
Too bad it's not visible without knowing where to click, and having to searching for it for three plus minutes like I did.

wolverine_173
March 8, 2014, 04:41 PM
click show more on the description then the link

sinbad339
March 8, 2014, 09:10 PM
I carry a CZ75C (all steel) in an Old Faithful Holster. A good holster and belt make all the difference.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/7140422669_d4b7777f78_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79786383@N06/7140422669/)
IMAG0047 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79786383@N06/7140422669/) by sinbad339 (http://www.flickr.com/people/79786383@N06/), on Flickr

I love the ergonomics of the gun, and it is a great looking handgun, but every range trip with it, I come away convinced that the trigger leaves a lot to be desired. I also had Cajun Gun Works do a trigger job on it, which helped the smoothness, but it has a very long reset. The only way to eliminate that is to remove the firing pin block, and I'm not willing to do that on a carry gun.

Don't get me wrong; this gun is a keeper, and part of my current three gun carry rotation. Its been rock solid reliable with plated RN handloads as well as Gold Dot and Golden Saber SD ammo. Did I mention its a really good looking gun (especially with wood grips)?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8362/8355729075_de828eb27c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79786383@N06/8355729075/)
IMAG0066 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79786383@N06/8355729075/) by sinbad339 (http://www.flickr.com/people/79786383@N06/), on Flickr

wolverine_173
March 9, 2014, 04:30 AM
very attractive

JDGray
March 9, 2014, 06:38 AM
I love the ergonomics of the gun, and it is a great looking handgun, but every range trip with it, I come away convinced that the trigger leaves a lot to be desired. I also had Cajun Gun Works do a trigger job on it, which helped the smoothness, but it has a very long reset. The only way to eliminate that is to remove the firing pin block, and I'm not willing to do that on a carry gun.

You would not know the difference on reset in a sd situation. Its a lot shorter then my CW9, and while rapid firing, my CW9 feels like my Glock. There is a way to shorten it wo removing the block parts, just not as easy. My compact was a great little gun, just too heavy for my liking in a carry gun.

Pilot
March 9, 2014, 09:06 AM
My compact was a great little gun, just too heavy for my liking in a carry gun.


That is why I carry the 75D PCR, with lightweight alloy frame. Similar to the all steel Compact, but lighter. Good range gun too.

sinbad339
March 9, 2014, 09:59 AM
You would not know the difference on reset in a sd situation. Its a lot shorter then my CW9, and while rapid firing, my CW9 feels like my Glock. There is a way to shorten it wo removing the block parts, just not as easy. My compact was a great little gun, just too heavy for my liking in a carry gun.

I really notice the reset when I shoot controlled pairs; other than that, I'm OK with the trigger.

tekarra
March 9, 2014, 04:37 PM
I sure like 75 Compacts but have now started carrying a Tristar C100 due to the lighter weight.

hAkron
March 9, 2014, 09:43 PM
I carry a PCR. I like the CZ 75C, but it's not left hand friendly for carry.

wolverine_173
March 9, 2014, 11:12 PM
do you think a steel frame would be more durable over time than the alloy?

Hurryin' Hoosier
March 10, 2014, 08:47 PM
I just wish that my new 75 Compact would get here! :confused:

wolverine_173
March 11, 2014, 03:19 PM
which model did you get?

wolverine_173
March 17, 2014, 01:50 AM
I love guns that have removable grips. Wood grips just look awesome

Walt Sherrill
March 17, 2014, 08:34 AM
do you think a steel frame would be more durable over time than the alloy?
I have not heard, seen, or read about any failures of the alloy-framed guns, and was a moderator on the CZ Forum for years, and have followed the guns on these forums even longer. They're strong guns.

I've noted it before, had alloy-framed Compacts (i.e., safety rather than decocker) been available when I had several Compacts, I'd probably still have one. That version is now available -- although I've only seen it on the CZ Custom Shop website.

wolverine_173
March 17, 2014, 12:06 PM
ill have to try the p01 and see what I think

Hurryin' Hoosier
March 17, 2014, 01:13 PM
Wolverine -

I went ahead and ordered the CZ 75 Compact; the all steel version. It was a trade deal through my LGS, and he has it on order from Davidson's. I'm not really looking for it until some time in April, at the earliest. I also ordered a set of checkered oiled walnut grips (with the new CZ logo) from Denes Marschalko in Budapest.

Didn't mean to ignore your question. I've been sulking about the way the basketball season has gone! :(

wolverine_173
March 18, 2014, 02:31 AM
nice cant wait to hear what you think and see some pics

wolverine_173
March 21, 2014, 03:36 AM
Finally got some shooting with the CZ in, put balloons up at the range, it was a blast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ievBO_KLtMg

fatcpa
March 21, 2014, 09:54 AM
I've bought and sold CZ PCR's three times. This one isn't going anywhere. Great little gun.


http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc479/fatcpa/d8269cb0-bb11-4cec-87d3-4048f6f89248_zps2d2f58da.jpg (http://s1213.photobucket.com/user/fatcpa/media/d8269cb0-bb11-4cec-87d3-4048f6f89248_zps2d2f58da.jpg.html)

The Lone Haranguer
March 21, 2014, 08:43 PM
And how do you think the cz trigger compares to the Sig trigger?

I have a 75D (decocking lever) Compact PCR. Compared to SIGs I have owned, I prefer the double-action trigger of my CZ over SIG's due to its shorter stroke, but the single-action is comparatively heavy and rough due to "hammer camming."

viking499
March 21, 2014, 10:58 PM
A few parts from CajunGunWorks will solve the camming issue.

Kiln
March 21, 2014, 11:22 PM
Same here. They're an awesome alternative. Tristar says they're NATO tested so the frame has to endure 50,000 rounds.

ForumSurfer
March 21, 2014, 11:50 PM
If you're in good health with a good belt and holster, an all steel gun isn't a terrible thing unless you're humping 25+ pounds of gear through the wilderness all day IMHO.

I liked all the cz's I tried and carried. I prefer the decocker models so I'm an oddball. PCR, p-01 and BD models were all reliable, accurate, easy to carry and fun to shoot. Mecgar mags work great so you have some of the cheaper magazines readily available. You can order sp-01 base plates and then run full size magazines in compact models with a flush fit look. Bonus!

The trigger is the best trigger on the market in DA/SA IMHO. Right up until sig released the SRT trigger. But for the price of an SRT equipped sig, you can pick up a cz and send it to the cz custom shop for a trigger job. Then the cz has the better trigger again IMHO.

ForumSurfer
March 22, 2014, 12:07 AM
Here are some lousy pics, but the gun was awesome. I would have kept it, but I just prefer either a Glock trigger or a 1911 trigger. If I had unlimited funds, I'd own this exact setup again.

A friend even made me a really nice holster for appendix carry. Great for carry, reliable, large enough to shoot volume, a rail for night/low light shoots...Really nice gun and an under rated gem for the money!

The only issue I ever had wasn't really an issue. It didn't like the light loads I used in my Glocks. I didn't make them light for any reason except to simply save money for volume. Maybe I could've messed with the springs, but I just stepped up the loads since it was so reliable. I admit to dumping in some lighter rounds when loading mags. I would have no clue where they ended up so I'd get an occasional malfunction clearing drill. :)

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Note the previously mentioned full sized mags with sp-01 base plates. I thought that was a really neat little trick. If you're buying mags, might as well pay the same price for mecgar full sized mags and $8 a pair for the sp-01 base plate from the cz custom shop online. Works reliably since cz designed them.

I have no complaints and as a rarity...no improvements given the low price. The trigger COULD be better (but what trigger couldn't?!) and the finish isn't beautiful but the price is right and it does it's job! Really really great guns.

wolverine_173
March 25, 2014, 02:38 AM
here is the gopro shooting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ievBO_KLtMg

wolverine_173
April 5, 2014, 11:49 AM
love the pics, keep them coming

JDGray
April 5, 2014, 04:18 PM
CZ Pics? Got some...
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/IMG_0428.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/JDG357/media/IMG_0428.jpg.html)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/IMG_0050.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/JDG357/media/IMG_0050.jpg.html)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/004-2.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/JDG357/media/004-2.jpg.html)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/CZCompact005.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/JDG357/media/CZCompact005.jpg.html)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/CZs001.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/JDG357/media/CZs001.jpg.html)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/JDG357/IMG_1924-1.jpg (http://s21.photobucket.com/user/JDG357/media/IMG_1924-1.jpg.html)

wolverine_173
April 5, 2014, 07:37 PM
on the first pic. are those grips the same? the compact grips dont look shinny and i love it!

JDGray
April 5, 2014, 09:36 PM
CZ Custom messed up my order and sent full size grips, for my compact. I liked them so much, I ordered them for my compact again! They have different looks to them because of lighting, but the finish is very close. The wood grips look the best, but the VZs perform the best by far... No slipping with sweaty hands like the wood.

Hurryin' Hoosier
April 6, 2014, 12:49 AM
Well, someday my CZ75 Compact is going arrive and I've already got a set of oiled walnut Marschal grips for it and it will be the prettiest one on the block, so na-na-na-na-boo-boo! :D

wolverine_173
April 6, 2014, 01:54 PM
better post some pics

Hurryin' Hoosier
April 6, 2014, 08:50 PM
Gotta get the durn thing, first! :mad:

Armor Snail
April 6, 2014, 11:22 PM
Those pics remind me of how much I really do need yo buy a 40B when I find one.

gym
April 6, 2014, 11:32 PM
http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-p01Here is my favorite, you can get the tactical version with night sights for a few dollars more and the omega trigger.
Also there is a custom version for around $920.00, "buds has them" it's a loaded gun with hand fitting wood grips etc. Kind of like a cz Kimber.

GlockFan
April 7, 2014, 12:41 AM
Well, someday my CZ75 Compact is going arrive and I've already got a set of oiled walnut Marschal grips for it and it will be the prettiest one on the block, so na-na-na-na-boo-boo!

Oh....you mean like these! :neener:

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx141/Glockfan_photos/CZ%20Compact/DSCN4477_zpsbeedd147.jpg (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/Glockfan_photos/media/CZ%20Compact/DSCN4477_zpsbeedd147.jpg.html)
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx141/Glockfan_photos/CZ%20Compact/ece61914-201c-4d33-bbfc-944d73851187_zps98be2f97.jpg (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/Glockfan_photos/media/CZ%20Compact/ece61914-201c-4d33-bbfc-944d73851187_zps98be2f97.jpg.html)

JDGray
April 7, 2014, 03:53 PM
Those pics remind me of how much I really do need to buy a 40B when I find one.
Best 40 I've ever owned! Best trigger of any CZ I've owned too.... Picked it up from a guy with 4-10rd mags, for $350. A little steep, I know, but what a great gun. Reminds me of a double stack Para Ord 1911 when you hold it.
Hope you find one:cool:

Hurryin' Hoosier
April 7, 2014, 06:49 PM
Oh....you mean like these! :neener:

http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx141/Glockfan_photos/CZ%20Compact/DSCN4477_zpsbeedd147.jpg (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/Glockfan_photos/media/CZ%20Compact/DSCN4477_zpsbeedd147.jpg.html)
http://i750.photobucket.com/albums/xx141/Glockfan_photos/CZ%20Compact/ece61914-201c-4d33-bbfc-944d73851187_zps98be2f97.jpg (http://s750.photobucket.com/user/Glockfan_photos/media/CZ%20Compact/ece61914-201c-4d33-bbfc-944d73851187_zps98be2f97.jpg.html)
But Denes and Gustav forgot to checker your grips! ;)

GlockFan
April 7, 2014, 06:54 PM
I bought mine a few years ago. Not sure if they had checkering then.

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wolverine_173
April 13, 2014, 06:34 PM
can anyone recommend steel targets that are inexpensive?

ForumSurfer
April 14, 2014, 08:51 AM
can anyone recommend steel targets that are inexpensive?

Nope. AR500 isn't cheap. I'm a frugal guy, but I make sure to buy the good stuff. I can PM you my local guy who sets up targets for local competitions and ranges. He does great stuff. He also ships out in a USPS "if it fits it ships" box so shipping isn't astronomical unless you buy a whole bunch of plates. PM me for details. Poppers, swingers, texas stars, trap doors...anything you can think of.

wolverine_173
April 18, 2014, 03:16 AM
hurryin,
did you gun come yet?

wolverine_173
April 24, 2014, 03:31 AM
Here are the working links to the review and the shooting at the range, sorry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ILUtOp5vKA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH1xb5fXId8

gym
April 24, 2014, 08:18 PM
I located a P01 out of state, the guy never fired it, should I get it for $530.00 or pick up a new one just wait it out, there are none around.

Hurryin' Hoosier
April 24, 2014, 09:01 PM
hurryin,
did you gun come yet?
Nope. Still waiting. I hope that ship didn't encounter a U-boot that didn't get the word! ;)

Walt Sherrill
April 24, 2014, 09:55 PM
I located a P01 out of state, the guy never fired it, should I get it for $530.00 or pick up a new one just wait it out, there are none around.

If you're going to buy USED -- and that's a used gun as far as CZ is concerned -- and do without a warranty (although they'll probably treat you right), then I think I'd look to pay less. You might do better by WAITING for a NEW ONE.

Jim NE
April 25, 2014, 10:33 AM
My CZ 75 compact has been very accurate, and has a precision machine-like quality to it. However, I've put rubber grips on it, and am waiting base pad extensions from CZ before I shoot it again. With the original plastic grips and the metal mag "ledge" base pad, it had a surprising amount of sting to the recoil - not that bad, really, just more than I'm used to with CZ.

Actually, If I had it to do over again, I'd probably order the PCR, as I like CZ's decockers and find even the compact a little heavy for extended carry. It's such an awesome gun, though. Not selling it. One of my other CZ's has the extended base pads and feels great.

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