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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RancidSumo, May 28, 2008.


what to get

  1. DON'T GET THE CZ-75B!!!

    10 vote(s)
  2. Get the single action only

    28 vote(s)
  3. Get the Single/Double Action

    130 vote(s)
  1. RancidSumo

    RancidSumo Well-Known Member

    I have heard a lot of good things about the CZ-75B and am now considering buying one. I am not a huge fan of 9mm but it is cheaper and is still fun to shoot so it seems like this may be a good option. My questions are;

    1. Is the CZ-75B a good gun (as in accurate, reliable, ergonomic)

    2. Which version is better, Single/Double or Single action?
  2. Rancid,

    Yes. All of the above, in spades. The CZ-75 is particularly renowned for its ergonomics. Everyone's hand shape is different, of course. For example, I do not like the feel of a 1911 at all. A CZ-75 fits like a glove, and I became a better shooter in a heartbeat.

    That is a matter of taste and purpose. For competition and target shooting, single action would probably be your cup of tea. For self-defense, you may prefer the SA/DA. Either way, you've got single-action at your fingertips if you like.

    You won't regret it.

    -Sans Authoritas
  3. johnson_n

    johnson_n Well-Known Member

    I picked this up today. This will be a range gun mostly so I opted for the SA and will eventually get some trigger work done to it.

  4. Redhat

    Redhat Member.

    FYI...they also come in .40 S&W. I like mine lots!
  5. Craig M. Arnold

    Craig M. Arnold Well-Known Member


    I like all my CZs a lot!

    Best regards.

  6. jdc1244

    jdc1244 Well-Known Member

    My 75B is also in .40 S&W, it has yet to fail – and that’s with lots of different ammo. Amazing gun.
  7. eerw

    eerw Well-Known Member

    Tough choice..
    both are super guns..accurate, reliable, easy to carry.

    eventually you will end up with both..as its hard only having one CZ..

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    No offense or flames...

    Are intended, but - as always - this is the case of the gun must fit the owner-to-be. I've asked also about CZs, and getting rave reviews (and seeing the recent group buy inquiry) looked at one at a LGS. Two problems: One, the SA model is scarcer than hens teeth so I couldn't handle that one; two, the DA model (75B) has too long of a trigger reach for my short fingers. Solid feeling gun; great rep; decent prices...but it does me no good, as I cannot reach the trigger at rest (da mode).

    So, I'm left with an MP9 that I can handle, a couple Ruger DA revolvers, and a Springer GI1911. All with no problem.

    If you have small hands, check before you buy (i.e. on-line).

  9. eerw

    eerw Well-Known Member

    I actually have pretty small hands too..I found that the newer recurved trigger brings the trigger face back..and with the thinner CZ rubber grips or the flat aluminum grips I can easily reach the DA trigger..
    might see if you can find and try...

    This is my 75SA converted to DA with the recurved trigger and the flat aluminum grips..also with this frame you can get a little deeper grip with the beavertail..than you can on the 75B frame which is a different shape.


    definitely if you can..try before you buy..
  10. Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams Well-Known Member


    I have one of each (so far), the SA being my newest.

    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  11. 3 gun

    3 gun Well-Known Member

    Get the DA/SA model used for about $300 and send it in for a trigger job. Standard mags can still be found for $20 and under. CZ has a 26rd mag that works great for plinking. You'll have a pistol that could out shoot anyone short of a master in IDPA/USPSA or make a great CCW for less than $500 total.
  12. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Well-Known Member

    Here's a picture of my CZ75B with a 25 yard target I shot the first time I took it to the range. Five shots into just under 2.4"

    Attached Files:

  13. 270Win

    270Win Well-Known Member

    Best handgun I own; I LOVE the CZ-75B, and would recommend the single/double action.
  14. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    CZs are the best bargain in town. You'll get a top performing pistol at half the price.
  15. GZOh

    GZOh Well-Known Member

    CZ-75B... 'The Best!'

    Own several CZs (75B, SP-01T, Kadet)... and they are simply EXCELLENT guns! The quality is superb, they are VERY RELIABLE (over 4000+rnds ZERO problems, FTFs, FTE, etc), very accurate, and fit ME like a glove!... All that said, they first have to fit/feel right to YOU! There are alot of very good 9mm's out there... rent a couple and SHOOT 'EM... you'll know in a minute which one is right for YOU. Regarding SA, SA/DA... unless the gun is solely for targeting, I would ALWAYS get the SA/DA, more practical.
  16. Treo

    Treo member

    I think the SA/DA is a more versatle choice but as others have mentioned CZs do tend to breed in your gunsafe lyou'll probably end up W/ both anyway
  17. sernv99

    sernv99 Well-Known Member

    another vote for the CZ-75B. I ended up getting this gun after doing major research on what my first handgun would be. The Sigs were nice but expensive. The HKs were nice but expensive. Then I saw the CZ-75 and liked the classic look of it and also the weight. Reminds me of a Browning Hi-Power. And it costs much less than the Sigs and HKs. I didnt like the Glock design so I passed on that.

    I bought mine in SA/DA and just shoot it in SA mode at the range. No failures with close to 500 rounds through it. Now I'm thinking to get one in .40 caliber. But since I have a CZ gun, I want to try a different design to have a variety in my collection so I may look at the SIG line again. As a first gun though, I think the CZ-75 is perfect and I'm VERY happy with mine.
  18. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    sa/da my vote, great weapon !!!
  19. McCall911

    McCall911 Well-Known Member

    SA vs. SA/DA. IMO either/or, but I, personally, just do not like lowering the hammer on a loaded chamber. But the CZ is definitely a fine handgun, from my experience.
    Last edited: May 29, 2008
  20. GZOh

    GZOh Well-Known Member

    Cz 75bd...

    Ditto McCALL... Never really liked the 'Manual Safety' either... like you, uncomfortable lowering the hammer by hand so... went to the DECOCKER model and love it!! Standard on my SP-01 Tactical and will never get a 'manual' again... the 75BD is the same exact gun as the standard 75B, just with the Decocker!

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