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Anyone Regret A CZ Pistol Purchase?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dynasty, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. Dynasty

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    I'm looking into the CZ75 line of pistols and it seems not many negative things are said about them. They appear to be very highly regarded among the shooting community. This leads me to question if anyone has purchased a CZ75 model pistol and regretted it? Anyone purchase a CZ75 and end up selling it and never looking back?

    Is there any reason not to go with a CZ75 model pistol for an all around pistol (range, home defense, carried on ocassion)?
     
  2. chicharrones
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    "Anyone Regret A CZ Pistol Purchase?"

    I only have a CZ75D PCR and a CZ82. No regrets yet.
     
  3. PRM

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    No regrets on the gun - got a CZ 83. I rarely carry it because of the .380 caliber. Nothing wrong with it, just an oddball in my collection that I don't care to stock ammo for given the frequency I shoot it.

    The gun is built like a tank, super accurate, and has performed flawless.
     
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    I shot a CZ-75 once. Nice gun, but not my cuppa.
     
  5. kazaam

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    Good thread, I've been wondering the same exact thing. I guess I don't like the looks of them as much as some other guns, and despite everyone saying it feels amazing in your hand the limited time at a gun show I had with one wasn't as earth shattering as I've heard.
     
  6. SharpsDressedMan

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    I have two at present. I have made two others gifts to a friend and a family member. I have owned a couple that were not as nice as others, and prefer the pre-B models for their longer and smoother trigger actions, and their sleeker looks. If I'm going to have to pay for a trigger job on a gun anymore, it is a bit of a turn off, as shipping a gun is expensive, and trigger works runs $80- $160, depending on who does it to which gun. A couple CZ's have been let go because they didn't measure up with a smooth trigger action, and were not worth the extra to fix. Otherwise, they are sturdy, sleek, and dependable guns, from my experience.
     
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    Two CZ75s in my safe, both 9mm. Would not trade them.
     
  8. flyskater

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    If I sold it, I'll regret it. That's for sure.
     
  9. Orion8472

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    I have one CZ. An SP-01 with custom modifications. I had thoughts of selling it for another gun, . . . but never could bring myself to get rid of it. If I did, I think I would regret that. The CZ is one of the best feeling guns around.
     
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    Let's see....

    CZ75B (Omega) - Love it
    CZSP01 Phantom - Love it
    CZ82- Love it

    The only CZ I ever sold was another CZ82. I sold it to a woman I work with and they love it. No regrets selling it either. I know it went to a good home.
     
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    I only have a CZ83. No regrets, excellent .380 pistol.
     
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    Not at all.

    My Stainless 75B was a birthday present to myself. I happened to find it on sale right about the time I could put it on layaway. The only thing I regretted at one time was that I could have gotten a S&W 5906 for about 1/2 of what I paid. But then I realized that the 5906 doesn't fit my hand as perfectly as the 75.
     
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    I'm in the market for a full-size 9mm and CZ's on my list. Service concerns me - I'm just not seeing many out there.
     
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    No regrets on mine. Service isn't a problem at all and there are plenty of CZ's out there.
     
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    I read all the internet hype and bought a 75B 10 years or so ago. Liked it enough at first to also buy one of the Tactical models with a green frame. The machining looks like a bunch of high school kids with coarse files worked on them and the triggers felt like they were full of sand, but they were better than average in accuracy. Within a year they both started giving problems, as did the 3 my brother bought. After replacing every spring in every gun as well as all mag springs they were again acceptable, but I could never trust one again. I sold all mine and have no regrets.

    In my experience if you want a range toy, and spend some money upgrading them right out of the box they are acceptable. But by the time you get them reliable, and get the trigger up to par, you have not saved any money over a better gun out of the box.

    They are not on anyones list of good personal protection guns. Long term reliability is just not there. The slide inside the frame seems to increase malfunctions and makes clearing them much harder. The DA trigger pull is one of the industries worst, and the SA pull will never compare with a gun designed as a SA like a 1911, or BHP. Same with the location and operation of the safety. No where nearly as well designed as the 1911 or BHP.

    Combining the qualities of a SA and DA into one gun probably seemed like a good idea at first, but the end result was the worst of the 2 designs, not the best. Do an internet search of CZ malfunctions. You will find an amzing number of hits. Pretty telling when you consider how few are sold. I wouldn't be surprised if Glock doesn't sell 10,000 guns to every CZ sold.

    They are over rated and overhyped by a handful of guys on the internet. In the real world they are simply ignored by people who actually use a gun for more than a range toy. There aren't more than 3-4 CZ pistols for sale in every gunstore combined within a 75 mile radius of where I live. I haven't seen a single pistol at the last 3 gunshows I've been to includiing the largest in the Atlanta area.

    If you want a SA, buy a quality 1911 or BHP. If you want traditional DA/SA, buy a Sig, S&W, or Beretta. If you want plastic striker fired buy Glock or M&P.
     
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    I hate the CZ-52 I bought. The things are hit or miss, I got a miss.

    -Jake
     
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    jmr40's back...
     
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    I also bought a CZ75B in 40 a few years ago after reading the internet hype.

    It wasnt my cup either

    Nice gun but I found a P226 in 40 and sold the CZ.....
     
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    I have the cz-75 in 9mm. In my opinion it is a little heavy for an everyday ccw gun. However for target shooting I love it. It's accurate and reliable. I've had it about 5 or 6 years and put 1,000's of rounds through it and never had any issues.
     
  20. Orion8472

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    In the interest of civility, . . . .

    But anyway, . . . if CZ pistols were junk, I think you would be hearing MUCH more about it, . . . kinda like you see when the topic of the High Point pistols are raised. That's all I'm saying.
     
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    I currently only have one CZ, a 75B, and I sold a CZ 40B after about a month buecause it just didn't fit my hand at all. There is nothing wrong with the CZ, EAA imports the Tanfoglio line which I personally prefer as I find their triggers to usually be a little better and the cost is lower.
     
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    Jake,
    The VZ52 pistols are almost 60 years old and were not made by what is now that which we commonly call CZ.


    OP,
    The only regret I have with any CZ was that my fingers were not long enough to reach the trigger of the CZ97 in the DA mode.
     
  23. Ash

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    jmr is entitled to his opinions to be sure. He's wrong, except that if you do a search you will find quite a few posts trashing the CZ. The problem is that they are mostly his.

    Is the CZ a perfect design? Of course no. But jmr40 is not a good source of information on their quality. However, I do think he deserves to express his opinion just as I support those here who so easily refute his claims.
     
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    I agree with everything you said. Everyone has a right to an opinion as long as they express it as an opinion.

    A very large percentage of posts online against the quality and longevity of the CZ75B are made by JMR.

    There are alot of guys that will say that they don't like the feel of the CZ or the way it "fits" but not a whole lot of them say that the CZ75B is an unreliable platform.
     
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    Just a question, but did CZ ever win any large military or police contracts?

    I have traveled a lot and been to a few war zones and don't recall seeing any in general issue.
     
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