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Looking to get a CZ75B

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jcerillo70, May 4, 2011.

  1. jcerillo70

    jcerillo70 Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys,

    Just a little background info. I have a Glock 34 (9mm) and a Springfield Loaded 1911 (45ACP). Love them both, especially the 1911.

    In my search to fulfill my last permit i was looking at the G19 for a while. Held it, And loved it.

    Then in my online search i came across the CZ75B. To my understanding, John Browning brought his design to them in 1975 and they made it even better. There were a few 1911 guys who i spoke to that changed their ways and went with the CZ instead.

    Any info on this weapon that might influence my decision even more?

  2. verdun59

    verdun59 Well-Known Member

    Where did you get that info about John Browning ????
  3. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought. Kinda hard for him to bring anything to anybody in 1975 considering that the man died in 1926 :).

    jcerillo: I think you're confusing the CZ-75 with the Browning Hi Power (which it takes quite a few design cues from). Browning was developing the Browning Hi Power with Fabrique Nationale (FN) at the time of his death. Most design was finished by Dieudonne Saive before the gun went into production.
  4. dcarch

    dcarch Well-Known Member

    Great gun, but Browning died in 1926. Josef and František Koucký were the designers of the pistol, although some people seem to think that the '75 is loosely based on the Browning High Power. I would happen to not be of that opinion, but there are some persons who think that the CZ design is related. The gun itself is great. Very accurate, and quite reliable. It fits my hand better than any of the Glocks ever have. It just wasn't designed by JMB. :D
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    But the delayed recoil, locking mechanism was, and that is what the OP may have heard.

    Most modern semi-auto pistol use this system including CZ, Glock, FN, modern HK's, 1911's, Sigs, etc.
  6. yustinus1973

    yustinus1973 Active Member

    Good pistol love the fill of mine in my hands fun to shoot, used it for every thing in the five years iv had it, HD, CCW, range gun, plinker, truck gun, it can be any thing you want it to be and do it accurately, and reliably.
  7. kesseret

    kesseret Member

    We have a CZ75B and a CZ75BD. The BD is mine because my husband wouldn't let me stake a claim on his. (I also like the decocking feature)

    I have very small hands (I am 5 feet tall and petite) and bad carpal tunnel so it's hard for me to open a drink bottle (horrible grip) but I have no issues with the CZ's we own. Thanks to shooting I've been regular on my carpal tunnel exercises to help grip!

    I highly recommend one.
  8. towboat_er

    towboat_er Well-Known Member

    Its an awesome gun. Get one, you'll love it.
  9. jcerillo70

    jcerillo70 Well-Known Member

    Bad info on JMB lol i should have thought about that more.

    I think im going to go to the shop tomorrow and play with one on the shelf.
  10. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

    With your small hands, do you have any trouble reaching the trigger, especially with the BD since you are limited to double action, for the first shot at least.

    Trigger reach, in double action mode, on the CZ75B is an often reported problem for those with smaller hands.
  11. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Carrying and shooting from the half cock notch, which the gun is designed to do, should cure that. Carrying in Condition 1, cocked and locked, will also certainly cure that.
  12. kesseret

    kesseret Member

    Regarding the BD:
    I have no issues reaching the trigger at all with my hands when it's DA at all.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited: May 5, 2011
  13. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member

    The long reach to the trigger in a DA first shot can be altered. The trigger can be moved rearward approximately 4.0mm's. Makes a big difference.
  14. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

  15. sixgunner455

    sixgunner455 Well-Known Member

    Love my SA. It was made in 2000, so that's not really a new model, but it is a great one. The only 9mm I feel a need for besides it is a S&W3919 or 6906. The CZ is pretty big.
  16. hanno

    hanno Well-Known Member


    Get the CZ 75, you won't regret it. It is a well made, reliable and accurate pistol.

    You might want to consider also buying a Kadet Kit for it so you can plink with .22 ammo. Since the Kadet Kit isn't considered a "firearm" it can be shipped directly to you.

    My CZ 75 SA and Kadet Kit are always in my range bag.

    Kadet Kit

    My CZ 75 SA with Kadet Kit
    Last edited: May 4, 2011
  17. jcerillo70

    jcerillo70 Well-Known Member

    If there an advantage between single action and the DA/SA?
  18. lucky-gunner

    lucky-gunner Well-Known Member

    I've been looking at getting a Kadet Kit but I keep buying full firearms instead.

    I have a couple CZ pistols and even more clones. As far as 9mm pistols I've realized that the CZ is the pistol for me. I carry a Rami and do my 3 gun with a CZ 75.

    I've never had any issues with mine and the grip is perfect for me. Try one out you'll be pleased.

    9mm ammunition
  19. dcarch

    dcarch Well-Known Member

    A lot of people (myself included) think that the SAO trigger is cleaner and more crisp than the DA/SA trigger.
  20. KodiakBeer

    KodiakBeer member

    You get a much better trigger pull and a shorter trigger reach. The DA/SA trigger by its nature (in any model pistol) gives the SA trigger a lot of slack and take up. A single action only trigger is much more crisp.

    The standard DA/SA trigger on a CZ is probably the best around, but any single action trigger will beat it.

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