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Tell Me About CZ Handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dalv, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. dalv

    dalv Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys (and Gals if appropriate)

    I'm a big fan of CZ rifles and recently shotguns. Love the workmanship and accuracy - current count 4 rifles (1 more on order) and 2 shottys.

    Anyway, handgun collection is pretty extensive - both wheel guns and pistols. Variety of Colts, S&W, Ruger, DW, Kahr, Glock (anti-glocker that converted...I shoot my 36 better than all the others! Who'd a thunk it :p)

    Always on the look out for the next addition to the stable. Anyway, got thinkin' I never really checked out the CZ pistol line - both old and new.

    Favorite caliber is .45ACP with .40 then 9mm - and always luv the rimfires.

    So, please educate me - lean towards the compacts for carry but open for suggestions. What's out there on the new/used market - any good deals on models that aren't the newest and greatest?

    Appreciate any help. Going over to the forum to learn more!

  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    CZ makes great handguns.

    Unless you have small hands, check out the CZ97.

    Attached Files:

  3. dalv

    dalv Well-Known Member

    Wow, I'm liking that!

    Thanks - will look into that more. Hope to get a chance to grab a hold of one to check how it feels in the hand
  4. primalmu

    primalmu Well-Known Member

    IMO, you can't own CZ pistols without at least owning their flagship CZ75B. I don't have to tell you the quality of craftsmanship you'll get since you already own several CZs.
  5. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

    The CZ 75b is a classic and a amazing gun. They now offer a full line of poly guns to but I like the old real steel guns.

  6. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    My CZ75B is awesome. Recoil isn't bad because of the size/weight, it holds 16 rounds of 9mm, and they're known for exceptional accuracy.
  7. blahpony

    blahpony Well-Known Member

    I have a CZ P-07. I like it quite a bit.


    As a carry gun:

  8. browningguy

    browningguy Well-Known Member

    I only have one CZ currently, a 75B. Quite honestly they seem well made, but unless you get one of the match models all of the triggers I have tried were just acceptable.
  9. CA Raider

    CA Raider Well-Known Member

    if you like the CZ's - get one of their pistols. they are very accurate, and price is quite reasonable. I have fired the classic CZ-75B in 9mm a lot, and found it to be a very accurate gun. I have not tried the CZ-97 in 45 cal. I'd like to, though.

    I find arguments by people seeking the "perfect trigger" to be a bit perfectionistic. I don't see anything wrong with the CZ triggers. If you hold the pistol well and maintain good sight alignment - you will get excellent results.

    CA R
  10. sirgilligan

    sirgilligan Well-Known Member

    I have two CZ products. Both are excellent. A CZ 85B pistol in 9mm and a CZ 527 bolt action in 5.56 NATO.

    Here are some pictures from older posts:

    7 Yards




    Two more sets at 7 yards:


  11. sirgilligan

    sirgilligan Well-Known Member

    And here are some 15 yard shots. All free standing, just throw her up there and let'em go:


  12. sirgilligan

    sirgilligan Well-Known Member

    And one more, three in one hole, 7 yards, free standing (see bottom part of picture)


    So, I think the proof is in the pictures. I am an average shot.

    I have to say it was the best thing next to my Browning Hi-Power that I have ever bought.
  13. targetshooter22

    targetshooter22 Well-Known Member

    CZ 75BD is a great gun. I, like others, prefer the all steel approach. It runs great, and is fun to shoot. The only ammo it hates (and ever failed to feed) was Blazer aluminum cases. So accurate, fun, reliable, all metal. What's not to like?

    Of course the pistol is great, but my favorite CZ products are their rifles. :)
  14. dalv

    dalv Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys - looks like I need to check them out. I do like the blue/wood as well although not against the poly.

    Will start browsing and see what is out there - I frequent several LGS. Only issue is Left wing NY and the stupid "safe" law limits to 10 rd mag - although we can only load with 7 rds :cuss:

    That will limit the models available for me to purchase, but there are enough others.

    Will let you know
  15. IdahoHk416

    IdahoHk416 Well-Known Member

    CZ makes a great pistol. They are well made, reliable, and very accurate. I recently had a CZ 75B Compact that I traded away. I didn't shoot it much, and my Springfield XD-9 was lighter and higher capacity, while being the same size. Nothing bad to say about the CZ. It was a great gun.

    Here are a few pics of my recently traded CZ 75B Compact. It was a good looking gun. I had it Cerakoted burnt bronze, hyena brown VZ Frag grips, and Meprolight night sights on it.



  16. chris in va

    chris in va Well-Known Member

    Beware of three CZ models.

    97b converted to SAO and smithed.

    75b polished stainless.


    Hold and fire any of these and your wallet will get much lighter.
  17. Thompsoncustom

    Thompsoncustom Well-Known Member

    Don't worry CZ makes 10rd mags for any of the 75 series guns.
  18. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Good guns -

    CZ P01

    30'/5 shots

    CZ SP01 Tactical


    30'/5 shots
  19. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member


    That is a beautiful CZ Compact. Yes they are all steel, and yes they are heavy relatively speaking. However, the nice thing about CZ is they make both aluminum alloy framed compact pistols like the 75D PCR, and P-01, and now polymer framed like the P-07, P-09, and Phantom. So you can get an excellent, lighter weight pistol from CZ.
  20. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    I LOVE my CZ P-09. They are a bit hard to find, but worth the wait. CZ, IMO, makes the top tier guns.

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