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Beretta 92FS vs. CZ75

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wisocki, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. wisocki

    wisocki Well-Known Member

    I am stuck between these two guns. I will get one or the other. Does anyone have both? Give me your opinions, and try to convince me.
  2. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    If you need a concealment pistol that can also be a duty pistol, go for the CZ.

    If you need a duty pistol that can also be a bedside/home defense/range pistol, go for the 92FS.

    That's not to say that the CZ can't do all of those things too, but concealing a 92FS is no fun in warmer weather. Otherwise they are equal in most respects.
  3. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    I'd send you towards the CZ but I'll also admit to a bad experience with early model 92 guns so maybe I'm not the best to ask. (Plus I prefer .40 S&W guns)


    Last edited: Nov 30, 2007
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I loved using the rental 92FS at the range, great shooting pistol, but far to bulky for me to conceal, and I used to conceal a full size Witness. I carry a CZ PO1 now, great CCW piece for me.
  5. ROCK6

    ROCK6 Well-Known Member

    I own a CZ-85 and carried my Beretta M9 for the past 15 months in Iraq. Both are quality guns, but I much prefer the CZ over the Beretta. It has full-length rails and inherently more accurate. It has steel vice aluminium frame. It can be carried locked-and-cocked (ala 1911) or DA; it can come with different variations for DAO and with a decocker, but I prefer the former SA/DA-cocked/locked option.

    As already mentioned, the external dimenions are greater with the Beretta. It'll wear fine on a drop-leg or external holster, but pretty bulky for IWB or concealed carry. The CZ is a full-sized pistol as well, but with a more svelt design lending itself to better concealed carry.

    I would think accessories are pretty much a draw, but there's a lot of Beretta stuff out there.

    If it was me, I would choose the CZ over the Beretta...well, actually I did:)

  6. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The Beretta is lighter, but thick and bulky (mostly in the wide slide) for concealed carry IMO. Both guns, uncocked and in the DA-first-shot mode, have excessive trigger reaches for me, but the CZ can be carried "cocked and locked."
  7. wisocki

    wisocki Well-Known Member

    It is not for conceal and carry. I will be putting a ridiculous emount of rounds through it. I would also like some accuracy.
  8. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The Beretta will have a better out-of-the-box single-action trigger. Durability and mechanical accuracy between the two is probably a wash.
  9. Ohen Cepel

    Ohen Cepel Well-Known Member

    Tough choice.

    I have both and like them about the same. Couldn't really decide a winner there.

    Beretta has plentiful inexpensive mags which is nice and I think more after-market parts/accessories.

    I would go with the one that fits your hand and need the best.
  10. Timthinker

    Timthinker Well-Known Member

    I would like to add something to ROCK6's comment. If Czechoslavika had fallen into the hands of the Western Allies in 1945, you would not ask us to choose between the two.:D CZ has made progress since its initial forays into the Western markets. If it had not been a member of the Eastern Bloc, then it would have developed a quality reputation much sooner. Speculation? Yes, but enlightened speculation.

    If I were given a choice between the two, I would vote CZ for reliability and concealment. Now, the Beretta is not a bad choice for your purposes; the CZ is just a better one.

  11. Deacon Blues

    Deacon Blues Well-Known Member

    Well, if you'll be shooting it a lot, then you'll get through the CZ's gritty trigger (one of the few downsides) rather quickly. I think either would suit you, but the CZ is my choice for ergonomics and aesthetics. Either one will be plenty accurate for you, I'm sure. Just get some trigger time with both and let your hands make the decision for you.
  12. CZF

    CZF Well-Known Member

    Armor, only until the next batch of P-06 .40 guns come in:)

  13. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member

    That makes the choice a little easier. I had a 92 many years ago and really liked it. But it was just to big for a hi-cap 9mm. Sold it.

    My CZ 75 is a tack driver. It is sleeker than a 92. The CZ is more ergonomic for me. The CZ has been dead nuts reliable, for me. I will not part with my CZ.

    Yea, CZ.

  14. bl4ckd0g

    bl4ckd0g Well-Known Member

    I much prefer the Beretta 92FS over a CZ75B. I think the CZ grips are too narrow for my ape-like hands, and the Beretta just has a better overall feel.

    To be honest, I still didn't like the CZ75B trigger after it was broken in and polished up after 2,000 rounds. Still felt kind of gritty and clunky.

    If you're in a $$ crunch, then I'd also suggest the Taurus clones of the Beretta 92's. They are just as reliable and their safety is located on the frame instead of the slide.
  15. buttrap

    buttrap Well-Known Member

    The steel frame on the CZ-75 tends to sell me over the alum frame on the Beretta types.
  16. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    My preference is w/ the 92fs
  17. ajoker31

    ajoker31 Well-Known Member

    I have both. They are both dead on accurate.

    Smooth action and trigger
    nice finish

    A bit bulky and heavy...but I prefer heavy.

    replaced the plastic recoil rod and trigger with steel
    Did light trigger job and threw in a lighter hammer spring
    Installed Hogue finger groove grips

    CZ75b single action

    Cheaper and more ergonomic

    Less refined, tool marks, finish is just ok
    light trigger creep with slight grittiness

    Installed fiber optic adjustable target sights....love em.
    Installed lighter hammer spring and custom grips

    My 92fs Inox is my baby, the CZ is my beater range/target gun which gets the majority of range time over everything else. Both are very accurate. If this pistol is going to serve as a home defense gun I'd go with the 92fs because I've had a few reliability issues with CZ's. If it's a range gun, I'd go CZ because it's cheaper and may have a slight accuracy edge.

  18. gcrookston

    gcrookston member

    cz would be my choice between the 2. Sig or HK would be my preference.
  19. Litlman

    Litlman Well-Known Member

    I shot both & liked both but, liked the CZ's more. That's why I have two of them , an 85c & 75 compact. Traded off my 75 BD for a S&W 6906 just for a change of pace.

    1BLINDREF Well-Known Member

    I have both and like both very much. Both are great durable guns. My CZ75 is a tack driver and the 92 is not too far behind.
    As far as which one for you, I'd go with the one that you shoot best.
    I think both are a little too big for CCW. The CZ would probably be a little easier, but not much.

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