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Where have all the CZs gone?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Well-Known Member

    I can find a variety of autoloading pistols on gunbroker, et. al. but I cannot find any CZ75s except for the decocker models.

    Why are they so scarce? I know there's a panic on but CZs seem especially scarce right now.
  2. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    They're hi cap and usually cheaper than your average Glock, XD, or Sig new.
  3. Skillet

    Skillet Well-Known Member

    Ive been looking around too, I want to trade and upgrade my 75b polycoat to a polished stainless (cant afford another one outright and the polished stainless is just so breathtaking) to no avail. To be honest, I would wait like 6 months and you might start seeing them again, and at cheaper prices. same goes with everything. unless this gun control gibberish keeps up.
  4. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure I would go with the polished stainless. I've seen one in person and it was beautiful but every single finger print becomes instantly visible on that finish. They're difficult to keep clean.
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I would go matte stainless for the 75B for sure.
  6. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    Yeah I looked at both side by side and went home with the matte stainless version. Great guns, wouldn't want to have to constantly clean the exterior of the polished stainless CZ every time I touched it though.
  7. 4tsmith

    4tsmith Member

    Some people are finally catching on to the fact that the CZ75 has for decades been one of most popular,best built,reliable,value priced,high capacity semi auto handguns in the WORLD.(replacing the Browning Hi Power in dozens of world military and police forces is nothing to sneeze at.)

    Although it can't be proven,I would be very surprised to find out that the various agencies controlling import fees,licenses,permits(etc.)HAD NOT INTENTIONALLY been trying to stem the tide of firearms and related products leading up to the gun purge- surge and it might take a while to normalize.
  8. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    They seem to come on to the market in waves...on the slow boat from The Czech Republic you might say. Also if CZUB has a big military contract to fulfill, I would bet that civilian orders take a back seat.
  9. 4tsmith

    4tsmith Member

    It hadn't occurred to me that some of the newer mid size versions are more popular and CZ is simply following the market trends.

    It's not hard to imagine that the lighter polymer/alloy framed versions might be gaining market share and pushing the classic 75 back down the production list.
  10. flgolfer29

    flgolfer29 Well-Known Member

    I picked up a CZ 75BD about two weeks ago (decocker - polycoat). 400 rounds later, without a hiccup, I could not be any more pleased. The pistol is very well built, fit and finish, and the accuracy has been very good as well.

  11. guyfromohio

    guyfromohio Well-Known Member

    Ok..... As a group, we need to stop telling people about how great they are. The best kept secret in the gun industry is out now. I bought a PCR the other day and absolutely love it! Any time a cz anything hits Armslist for $500 or less, it's gone soar instantly.
  12. rayatphonix

    rayatphonix Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately their rifles seem to be just as hard to find.
  13. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    Depending on which city in Ohio you are looking at on Armslist, I might be to blame for these guns disappearing as soon as they are listed. I've bought a tremendous amount of CZ's on the used face to face market over the past few years and I use Armslist a LOT.
  14. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    Like a good looking woman......high maintenance, but sometimes worth it.

    (I have a polished version and really like it)
  15. Blackstone

    Blackstone Well-Known Member

    It's good to see CZs being appreciated
  16. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    I remember when I first started buying CZ as they came more readily available in the mid 90's, many would scoff at the Czech made guns. However, as the became more well known, there was a change in attitudes, and with the popularity of the internet, the word really spread. They are excellent firearms, and still a good value.
  17. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    When they were first trickling in they were also expensive as hell, which could be part of the reason that it was difficult to sell them.
  18. Skillet

    Skillet Well-Known Member

    Wow6599... what did you like about the polished as opposed to the matte? I really want a stainless, and I love the way the polished looks, but I have yet to see both side by side up close.
  19. wow6599

    wow6599 Well-Known Member

    I've had many SS firearms......some matte, some polished - but never a high polished one. I looked at the high polished 75B a few times at a LGS, and thought it looked good, but maybe a little too pimped-out for my tastes.

    Last year, after the election, I decided to get a CZ 75B. A hi polished one was all I could find, so I bought it. I don't regret it a bit.

    When I get done shooting it I just wipe it down with a rag - no more prints.
    And the pimp looked has grown on me. I like it.
  20. sirgilligan

    sirgilligan Well-Known Member

    As rare as the CZ pistols are to find, the CZ 527 Varmint Walnut in .223 is even harder to find. I have seen CZ 75B's at a local shop for MSRP. In today's world paying MSRP (which is just 11% more than a typical street price) isn't the end of the world when you are talking such a reasonably priced pistol to begin with.

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