Help me decide which CZ to get


March 9, 2014, 04:06 AM
I'm going to pick up a CZ but I'm on the fence on which one to get. Which is a better buy between the 75b & the P-09? I don't have a specific reason why to get either or. I keep reading all kinds of positive remarks about the CZ line.
Thanks for the replies in advance.

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March 9, 2014, 04:26 AM
Id get the p09 it gives a lot of other pistols a run for there money as good the 75b is the p09 takes it to another level the d/a trigger isn't too heavy just nine pounds. the weight of the pistol it self is very manageable its a polymer frame instead of steel and last but not it has a 19+1 magazine capacity.

March 9, 2014, 09:21 AM
I like the way the P07 shoots a lot, that trigger is fantastic. I think the P09 works better for me in .40 than in 9mm. I like my 75B more than the P07 or P09, but I could warm up to a P07.

March 9, 2014, 09:32 AM
Depends on what your going to do with it. Out of the box the p-09 will have a better trigger but the standard style trigger system of the cz 75b has much more potential than the omega style in the new polymer cz's.

I like the old school style so I would have to say the CZ 75b

March 9, 2014, 09:57 AM
I'd get a classic 75B...just a great gun.

March 9, 2014, 10:50 AM
Start with the 75B as some others have said. Learn the platform, and different models, and go from there. Do NOT start out with a polymer CZ as they feel different than the classic all steel, or alloy framed pistols.

Nothing wrong with the P-07, or P-09, just not the place to start IMHO.

March 9, 2014, 11:24 AM
They come with the omega trigger now, the 07 and 09, which is smoother than the P01 I wanted, so I just held off. I believe there is a P02, I have seen on slickguns,, that has the omega trigger and is the alloy and stainless gun.

March 9, 2014, 12:49 PM
Full size 75B. And then all the other CZ's that are mentioned.....

March 9, 2014, 04:35 PM
I have a few cZs and keep returning to the preB 75.

9 fingers
March 9, 2014, 05:25 PM
75B, you can get it with the Omega trigger if you want. I have the standard trigger and it works just fine for me.
9 fingers

March 9, 2014, 05:51 PM
Another vote to start off with the tried and true 75B. Then grow the family from there.

March 9, 2014, 06:19 PM
75 B. Higher capacity is a non-issue as it will take higher capacity mags.

That said I started with a Phantom and went to a 75 BD Police, but that was a matter of opportunity.

March 9, 2014, 09:42 PM
What I typically do in this situation is buy every CZ I can get my hands on (not the comically overpriced ones though).

wild cat mccane
March 9, 2014, 09:49 PM
a true love fest going on in here :)

I'll say it. The CZ polymer guns....are probably the ugliest polymer guns out there. Zero refinement in appearance. Cheap cheap cheap looking. I really can't say the function is wrong, but neither is ANY other brand out there in polymer :)

9 fingers
March 9, 2014, 11:08 PM
You think even uglier than Glocks? I don't think I agree but still prefer the steel guns.
9 fingers

March 9, 2014, 11:32 PM
Start with the 75 and go from there.

March 10, 2014, 05:05 PM
nyc, I admit my bias in favor of steel framed guns. I had two Pre B 75s, and not having had a CZ75 for several years, recently bought a new CZ75 RETRO model. I much prefer the older CZ75's round trigger guard and spur hammer, so was sold when I saw this version. I don't know about the other CZ models, but the three CZ75s I've owned all displayed 100% reliability with any quality ammo I could stuff into the magazine, along with very good "service pistol" level accuracy. Of the three, my current RETRO model seems a bit more accurate than my old Pre Bs...ymmv

March 12, 2014, 12:37 AM
75B accurate, reliable, all around great gun.

el Godfather
March 12, 2014, 02:28 AM
I would recommend CZ 75 Shadow line.

March 12, 2014, 02:56 AM
Both are excellent handguns, but the 75 will be the gun you judge all others by if you pick one up. As such, it will save you a lot of money in the future, since everything else will feel like second best at best.

Source: I have both.

March 12, 2014, 08:12 AM
It's hard to beat a 75B. If you're going to carry, consider a compact.

chris in va
March 12, 2014, 06:13 PM
Just to throw this in, the P01 will do everything the 75 can and is lighter for carry purposes. I sold my beloved 75bd because it just wasn't carry friendly.

My all time favorite is my SAO 97b. If it were lighter and shorter it would be my EDC. I use it for range and competition though.

March 12, 2014, 08:05 PM
Depends on if you like steel or plastic.
Both are great guns.
What are you most comfortable with now (steel or plastic?)

March 13, 2014, 12:53 AM
1st choice: CZ75B. 2nd choice: CZPO1(A very close 2nd).

March 13, 2014, 02:29 AM
Thank you everyone for their input. I when aheas and ordered the classic 75b.

March 13, 2014, 09:33 AM
I would have recommended the 75SA myself, but I don't care for DA triggers at all. However, the 75's have some of the best DA triggers I have ever handled.

March 13, 2014, 05:46 PM
I couldn't find the SA in stock. I've seen some Mecar mags described as anti-friction, are they any good?
Btw I have a dedicated pistol for competition.

March 13, 2014, 08:03 PM
Good choice---I think you'll like it--If you do , then maybe sometime later you'll be inclined to buy a Compact model.
Enjoy that new Pistol .

March 13, 2014, 09:56 PM
P-01, 83, rammi, 97b

All alloy frames. No plastic for me

March 15, 2014, 07:40 PM
Has anyone gotten positive results with the Mec-Gar anti-friction mags?

March 15, 2014, 10:59 PM
I have a couple of the Mec-gar mags with the blue follower...I think those are anti-friction. I don't notice a lot of difference.

March 15, 2014, 11:18 PM
I have a 75 b with omega trigger. Someone told me they were a run for an African country that backed out of the deal. I don't know for sure but I love the single action pull and it eats anything. Reloads, steel cases. Anything.

March 15, 2014, 11:23 PM
Get the 75b, love that classic, especially the stainless. Such a marvelous pistol.

I recently went to a gun show, one vender was selling a 75b glossy stainless for $700. Any thoughts if I should have jumped on that deal?

March 16, 2014, 10:00 AM
Get the 75b, love that classic, especially the stainless. Such a marvelous pistol.

I recently went to a gun show, one vender was selling a 75b glossy stainless for $700. Any thoughts if I should have jumped on that deal?
From what I have seen $700 seems to be the going price on them, Not a great deal but average price. If you are in the market for a polished SS CZ, it may have been a good idea to jump on it from an availability standpoint though.

chris in va
March 16, 2014, 04:19 PM
Knob Creek has a polished stainless for $689.

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