Opinions on 9mm Cz Pistols


August 11, 2004, 11:11 AM
If you were to get only one CZ pistol (in 9mm only), which are you going to pick? The gun is an all around gun (may see some occassional IDPA action, bedside gun, range gun, show-off gun or whatever). Thanks for all the inputs.

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August 11, 2004, 11:48 AM
CZ-75 B.

August 11, 2004, 11:48 AM
The CZ-75B because I really don't find it that big and the weight helps with followup shots. I might consider the CZ-75SA, but I've never handled one.

My CZ has been as reliable as you can ask for, high cap magazines are cheeeeeeep, and it's a ball to shoot.

August 11, 2004, 12:05 PM
Every 9mm in the CZ line fits the bill. A stock 75B will do every job you ask of it and more. As I've said on this board before, when things go south fast , it's gonna be my 75B in my hand. The P01 is also a fine weapon. A little smaller and lighter, has a rail for a light/laser, decock instead of a true safety. PCR is a great gun too, the precursor of the P01, but without the rail. If you need ambi. controls the 85 is for you (same as the 75 but ambi.). The 75 compact is a great one too. Same size as the P01 or PCR but has a standard safety that allows CnL. If you need a polymer frame, look into the CZ100 (don't know much about these). The RAMI is a sub-compact CCW piece. Never shot one, but I've heard they are nice.

Personally, I want a P01. But would take any of these and feel very well armed.

Have fun,

August 11, 2004, 12:05 PM
How about the Cz-Po1s? Any inputs on those things?

Black Snowman
August 11, 2004, 12:11 PM
Lots of die-hard fans of the P-01. Check out CZ Forum's P-01 Club (http://p201.ezboard.com/fczechpistols82792frm61) for tons of great info and feedback.

Walt Sherrill
August 11, 2004, 12:43 PM
If I were limited to buying just one, it would probably be the CZ-85 Combat, in nickel.

I've got several of them, and the 85 Combat is probably my favorite.

August 11, 2004, 03:39 PM
It would have to be the P-01. Reliable, accurate, ergonomic and built like the proverbial brick outhouse. I say this as one also owning a 75B and an 85C. Just more versatile IMHO. Good shooting;)

August 11, 2004, 05:10 PM
Maybe just the 85 combat or a 75 compact. OR an 85 combat compact in 9mm!!! Now that's the ticket! CZ, make a large run of in 9mm not just in 40 cal. I am sure that there will be some takers...

August 11, 2004, 06:25 PM
My vote is also for the 85 combat. It will fit all of your needs.

August 11, 2004, 06:53 PM
I have a CZ 75 B, CZ 75 P-01, and a CZ 75 B SA, all in 9mm. All of them feel very good in my hand, point very naturally, and have controls that are simple but effective. Given what you listed as your intended purposes, I would suggest the CZ 75 B SA over the others. It is single action only with an ambi safety and drop free mag spring. The CZ 75 B would also work fine, but I simply prefer the CZ 75 B SA. If you decide CCW is in order, then the CZ 75 P-01 is a superb choice, although I am not thrilled with the traditional double/single trigger (with decocker). But, unless CCW is your primary purpose, I would recommend a full size steel gun over a compact aluminum gun.

August 11, 2004, 07:45 PM
CZs? Oh, they suck... unless you like reliable, ergonomic pistols with outstanding value...

In that case, in no particular order, I like the PCR, P-01, CZ75B SA and CZ85.

For dedicated carry, I'd lean towards the PCR or P-01, for a dedicated range gun and carry for someone used to single action, the SA is nice and the trigger can be made to be superb except for the reset. For lefties, the 85 has some advantages.

But in all honesty, I've never handled a 75 that I though wasn't worth the asking price. Even when that asking price is $100 more than I've seen them for in other shops.

August 12, 2004, 02:08 AM
Hey, Cratz2, If you like all the CZ's (ok, like I do too.) try a CZ 9mm Champion. I've only got three 75's(9mm), one 85(9mm), one 83(.380) and three 52's but you've just got to try the best.
people at the range think the trigger breaks at around 2.5 lbs. (I've got a "N" frame smith that breaks at 3.2 lbs and the Champion is lighter) Others and I usally have three to four shots out of five. in one hole at 7.5 yds. There's always that flyer, and that's with 125 gr RN lead or 124 FMJ. The gun doesn't care.
The champions trigger will double tap if your not careful, I might have to send it back because it might be too light.
And, yes, it cost a bit more that the regular CZ75's but "Try it, your like it"
The only reason I don't carry a CZ, is that in texas If you have to drop a nickel on someone who really deserves it, you will be arrested and you gun taken.
After your no billed, you are suppost to get your gun back. Well, I'm not going to take the chance of someone "losing" my gun. So, I carry a Makarov. I've shot this one a lot, I know where it shoots, and it's very accurate, very dependable and it's a little cheaper than a CZ75.(ok, about half the price)
Just my throughts on CZ's
Where's the line to start the Cult????? Pat Mcc

August 12, 2004, 08:08 AM
Nice accurate pistols!! The trigger reach is to long for me, though!!! Even in the compact versions!!

Walt Sherrill
August 12, 2004, 08:39 AM
The reason the "compact" models aren't better with regard to the trigger reach is that they are the standard guns with shorter barrels/slides and grips; the main mechanism (and key parts) are the same.

August 12, 2004, 09:14 AM
The 75 SA is on my next to get list!

August 12, 2004, 10:33 AM
The P-01 is my choice for all around. Reliable, compact, shoots very accurate and is easily concealable. The 75B for duty use.

P-01 Review, Good Read (http://www.americanhandgunner.com/FTR01.html)

August 12, 2004, 10:45 AM
The PCR. Light, compact, decocker, no light rail and a great shooter.

August 12, 2004, 02:08 PM
The CZ-85 Combat is probably the optimal CZ (although I'd probably switch out the sights because I find Mep's easier for my eyes to pick up).

Good luck,


August 12, 2004, 04:02 PM
Yeah, the Champions are pretty nice. I've shot one and I used to have a IPSC Standard... both are super nice but a bit larger than most folks want for EDC. Trigger on my IPSC was 1.8 to 1.9 lbs with only the slightest bit of creep... VERY nice.

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