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CZ75 BD Compact or Glock 19

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Mar 24, 2012.


Glock 19 or CZ75 BD Compact

Poll closed Apr 23, 2012.
  1. Glock 19

    48 vote(s)
  2. CZ75 BD Compact

    53 vote(s)
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR,
    CZ75 BD Compact or Glock 19? Which is better suited to carrying concealed with chamber loaded? I think CZ 75 BD Compact.

    As for internal safeties, which is more sound? Not sure

    Which is more reliable? I think Glock 19.

    Which is more accurate? Glock 19 for me.

    Which has better ergonomics? CZ75 BD Compact in my opinion.

    Finally, which is over all a better pistol with respect to aforementioned questions?

  2. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    CZ makes a great gun for punching paper at the range. If you want a SD firearm the Glock is a far better choice.
  3. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    The CZ PCR (or P-01) is a better comparison to the Glock 19. It's smaller and lighter than the full-size BD. You should compare the BD to the Glock 17, not the 19.

    Both the Glock 19 or the PCR/P-01 make good Concealed Carry weapons that are also good home defense or range guns.

    Which is best for you only you can decide. I recommend you try both, if you can. And buy used - neither is likely to need warranty work.
  4. m39nut

    m39nut Member

    I've used both but I prefer the P01 by a large margin. It doesn't have the brass hit your face feature the Glock has.
  5. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    I've never had a Glock that did that. (I've had a bunch of CZs and Glocks.)
  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    For me my CZ-75D PCR is more accurate, just as reliable, and with better ergonomics than a G19. You can't gow wrong with either though.
  7. Tex4426

    Tex4426 Well-Known Member

    The cz rami would probably be a better carry gun...but if you wanna carry full size go with glock...that's comming from a cz lover
  8. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    I love shooting my full-size CZ in 9mm. But when I carry a full-size it's a Glock in .40S&W.

    I can't see how this would be different if both were compacts.
  9. easyg

    easyg Well-Known Member

    I've owned six Glocks and none have ever ejected brass toward my face.
    Maybe there's something wrong with your Glock.

    Between the CZ and the Glock...I would take the Glock every time.
  10. wojownik

    wojownik Well-Known Member

    The CZ compact. I have found it to be more ergonomic and accurate than the Glock.
  11. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    I was hoping that particular questions as outlined in OP were touched upon rather then simply stating what is best.
  12. easyg

    easyg Well-Known Member

    If you plan to carry the pistol all day every day, then the Glock is the clear winner as it is lighter in weight, shorter, thinner, and lower in height.

    Weight unloaded:
    CZ 75BD = 34.72 oz.
    Glock 19 = 20.99 oz.
    At 29.98 oz. fully loaded, the G19 is still lighter in weight than the unloaded CZ.

    CZ overall length = 8.11 in.
    G19 overall length = 7.28 in.

    CZ width = 1.38 in.
    G19 width = 1.18 in.

    CZ height = 5.43 in.
    G19 height = 5.00 in.

    Size wise the CZ is more comparable to the Glock 17.

    I also prefer the Glock trigger over the CZ BD trigger.
    I'm not a fan of DA/SA pistols.
    I prefer the same trigger pull from the very first shot to the very last shot.
  13. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    If you look at the PCR rather than the BD, the differences are less pronounced. You really need to compare COMPACT to COMPACT, and not FULL SIZE to COMPACT. The PCR is essentially a compact form of the BD, but with an alloy frame. I don't think they make a true "compact BD." The BD has a steel frame.

    CZ PCR 27 oz vs G19 20 oz. weight
    CZ PCR 5.03" vs G19 5.00" height
    CZ PCR 7.2" vs G19 7.24" length
    CZ PCR 1.38" vs. G19 1.18 width

    CZ mags may be a little cheaper, if you by Pro-Mags, which are VERY GOOD for the CZ compacts. (The .40 compact mags work as a 9mm hi-capacity CZ compact mag. I don't recommend Pro-Mags for anything else)

    As I mentioned in an earlier response, you need to try both -- rental if possible -- or someone here on the forum that lives near you.

    I'm a big CZ fan, but would probably go with the Glock 19 for carry. For anything else, it would be a big tossup, as I like them both. The thinner, lighter G19 is hard to beat for carry. The trigger is the sticking point for some shooters -- with the CZ being better, after breakin.
  14. Micro

    Micro Well-Known Member

    And that would not be unusual.

    My CZs have been utterly reliable with all sorts of ammo. I've owned a Glock 17 (as well as 4 .45 caliber Glocks). While the Glock 17 was reliable, its accuracy and ergonomics leave a lot to be desired. A gun that is reliable, accurate, fits you well and is comfortable will go a long way to giving you confidence. In that respect, I'd take a CZ any day over a Glock.
  15. chicharrones

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

    I agree with the others that say the CZ75D PCR should be compared to the Glock 19.

    As for internal safeties, which is more sound?

    Both have the internal firing pin block. The true double action first shot of the CZ would be considered more safe than the Glock by some, due to the heavier trigger pull on the first shot from a decocked hammer. But the Glock NY1 and NY2 trigger springs can even that out, if that is a concern.

    Which is more reliable?

    I consider them equal enough to not worry about it.

    Which is more accurate?

    Both seem to have just as good a chance as being as accurate as the other.

    Which has better ergonomics?

    The CZ is more comfy in my opinion and the decocker is easy to reach and use.

    Finally, which is over all a better pistol with respect to aforementioned questions?

    If you like metal frames, traditionally built internals, true DA/SA with a decocker, and a hammer struck firing pin the CZ wins.

    If you like light weight polymer frames, easier parts replacement, and the same trigger feel for each shot fired, the Glock wins.
  16. JDGray

    JDGray Well-Known Member

    Glock for carry, CZ for range work....Both very good guns!
  17. coalman

    coalman Well-Known Member

    I voted for the Glock 19 having owned both. CZ makes amazing guns that are excellent shooters. Glock makes a simple, no-nonsense, cheap, reliable gun with tons of cheap parts available. In the end, I stuck with simple and cheaper.
  18. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    I voted CZ. I'll take a hammer fired decocker any day of the week over these plastic Austrian "marvels". However, I would carry neither of the two pistols compared, as for me personally, they are too large for the intended duty which is concealed carry. Something a bit more compact would be in order for myself. I do not trust DAO, YMMV.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2012
  19. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    Brass to face: my Glocks do that but only when fired in "gangsta" mode.
  20. razorback2003

    razorback2003 Well-Known Member

    See what fits your hand best. Also do you like or dislike decockers? The Glock is similar to a revolver in that you have no safeties or decockers. You can also make your Glock trigger light or heavy like a revolver. Glocks have a great finish that is resistant to rust.

    Glocks don't fit my hand so I have a CZ.

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