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CZ 100

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JaxNovice, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    Anybody shot, own or have any experience with the CZ 100?
  2. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

    Actually a pretty neat


    They have horrendously bad triggers, however that is somewhat fixable.
  3. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    I owned one, in 9mm, for a short time. The trigger was actually heavier AND longer than my S&W Sigma. Once mastered, the gun is quite accurate. It was 100% reliable from get go. I traded it on a pre-lock S&W 686 4 inch. Didn't care too much for the CZ 100 and it got left at home during most range trips.
  4. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    How would you compare the trigger to that on an XD?
  5. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr Well-Known Member

    The XD is head and shoulders better. By far. The XD has a much shorter travel and maybe about 1/3 or 1/4 the pullweight. I've had 2 XDs (still have one). The CZ100 does sit a little lower in the hand so recoil might, on a good day, be a little lighter, but not by much.

    CZ makes a gun on the 100 frame that has a much better pull. It is the CZ110. Double action is better and there is a much lighter (and shorter) single action pull. Unfortunately CZ-USA, in their infinite wisdom, has determined that the 110 wouldn't sell well in the US and refuses to import them. Strange that they can determine the market without even importing a limited number and seeing how they do.

    The 100 is a good design and, with a better trigger, I would have kept mine. It's true you can clean it up a bit but you can't even approach the DA pull on even the CZ-75, much less any or the Sigs. That ridiculous adjustable sight should have been replaced with a little more useful model. I understand this had to do with import points, but, damn. :cuss: There are low-profile units on the market, but none fit this dovetail. BTW, some CZ100s came in with fixed sights (I have no idea how they got it in, but there are some around - just very difficult to find).
  6. lee n. field

    lee n. field Well-Known Member

    Shot, own and have experience.

    The trigger is a true DAO with none of this precock, preload stuff. Each and every pull of the trigger has to pull the striker all the way back from rest to where the sear releases. There's no magic leverage tricks to make that both short and light. What you can do with the trigger is polish the various places on the trigger bar that rub against other parts.

    I'm looking to sell mine off, to finance something else.

    My understanding is that over time CZ used two different dovetails on adjustable sight 100. One fits the plastic fixed sight which you can buy for a pittance from CZ, the other does not.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2006
  7. Buck Nekkid

    Buck Nekkid Well-Known Member


    I had a CZ 100 and still think it has one of the best ergonomical grips in the world. The darn thing just fits your hand! Yep, the trigger has a very long pull, but the sucker is unbelievably accurate!

    When I bought mine the original rear adjustable sight was toast, but since it was made in '97 (I think), the fixed sight replacement from CZ-USA was a perfect fit and it cost something like $7!

    There are excellent forums at www.CZForum.com and www.CZShooters.com where you can get a lot more information. Don't let the nay sayers turn you off. The CZ 100 is a fine polymer pistol with excellent European engineering.
  8. JaxNovice

    JaxNovice member

    I am glad that I asked the question. I was looking at the CZ 100 on budsgunshop and was ready to buy since it looked cool, had good features and was priced right. Gonna hold off for now.
  9. atblis

    atblis Well-Known Member

    It makes it into my top 2 for worst trigger pull ever

    Kinda a tie between that and the Colt P2000 thingy (Polish mak variant is bad too).

    The first time I picked up a CZ100, and tried to pull the trigger, I thought something was broken.

    Other than the horrible trigger, it is a neat pistol.

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