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Comments on CZ75 in .40?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kestrel, Feb 25, 2003.

  1. Kestrel

    Kestrel Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I have some CZ75s in 9mm and am thinking about the .40 model. I'd love to hear any comments on these pro or con.

    I also have some Hi Powers and wonder if I want the additional grip size of the .40 CZ over the .40 Hi Power.

    Also, does the .40 CZ75 magazine have a big plastic lower part to it, ir is it metal all the way down?

    Thanks for any help,
  2. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Hello. I owned one CZ75B in forty. It shot to point of aim and was reliable with several types of factory JHPs and handloaded cast flat points as well as JHPs.

    It grouped better overall than did my .40 BHP, but with loads the forty HP "liked," groups were equivalent at 15 & 25 yards.

    My only complaint with the B was that mine came with a pretty rugged SA pull due to the internal firing pin safety, but my gun might have just been "worse" than others as most don't seem to have a problem in this area.

    If I remember correctly, the magazines are steel from top to bottom, but do have a cut in the magazine body to prevent its unlawful conversion to pre-ban capacity. Seems like this is done via some indentations on the magazine that would have to be forced back flush and doing so would cause the magazine to break. I could be wrong on that.

  3. rauchman

    rauchman Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Northeast NJ

    I have the CZ75SA (single action only) in .40 and it has become one of my favorite pistols. Extremely accurate and great ergonomics. It also handles the .40 extremely well. The only guns that come to mind that handle the .40 better are the Sig Pseries. The CZ handles the recoil much better than the Glocks and Berettas that I have tried in .40. All in all a great pistol for a great price.
  4. mons meg

    mons meg Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Logan County, OK
    According to the folks over at the CZ Forum, some owners of the CZ75 .40 have found 12 round preban mags for the .40 Witness that fit nicely in their CZs. You can also get a .357SIG barrel for this model CZ should you desire the flexibility.

    Edit: I should mention that the talk was of using the .41AE Witness mags, not .40S&W
  5. Tom B

    Tom B Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    I owned a CZ75B SA in 40cal for a period of time. It was accurate and 100% reliable. I much prefer the 9mm however. IMO CZ75s and BHPs were made for the 9mm and thats where they work best. If you must have a 40cal I suggest you check the Glock 23C. Not as accurate as the CZs but a great carry gun.

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