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CZ-75 B review

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rockheadd, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. rockheadd

    rockheadd Member

    Jan 24, 2009
    I realize that this should probably go in the CZ Club thread, but for anyone out there who doesn't want to wade through all gazillion pages, here's a quick and dirty review.

    Just purchased a new CZ- 75B on Tuesday and was able to get to the range today.
    First off I field stripped it and cleaned her up. Very simple to do, similar but easier than a 1911 Colt. No problem getting her back together again much to my surprise. (I've had issues in the past)
    I took my Ruger Mark 1 to warm up. Shot 100 rounds at 20, 25, 40 and 50 ft. She still shoots low-left-imagine that since I haven't figured-out how to correct that little issue. I shot with a bench rest and sandbags. 3" group with 16 rounds at 50 ft, so it's not the indian but the arrows.
    On to the CZ... no bench rest, no sandbags, standing 2 hand grip.
    16 rounds at 20 ft. All in the 4" black, very little muzzle climb or recoil. The little that she does jump was up left. I'm a southpaw, so maybe that has an effect on it... Shooting American Eagle rounds. She points well and seemed to hold on target pretty well. All shots slow and deliberate. It does have a long trigger pull that took some getting used to and the safety is on the left side which I'm used to as the world has a thing against lefties.
    At 25 ft, same result.
    40 ft I had 4 of 16 outside the 4" black, but that was me, not the CZ.
    50 ft, 5 of 16 outside black.
    Back to 25 ft, three shot bursts in less than 2 seconds. Wow, this is where she shined- 9 rounds, all in black. Kept at it for 30 rounds- only 2 of 10 bursts did I miss outside the black.
    50' target- not so well, but hit the 12" target everytime but once in the 3 shot burst test (someone fired their .45 at the same time I was pulling the trigger) 30 rounds later, only one outside the 12" circle.
    Back to 25'. 5 round bursts under 4 seconds- 15 rounds- 13 in black.
    Okay, just to let you know. I go out shooting about once every 6 months. I used to be pretty good back in the day, but I've been too busy over the past 5 years to get out. So I'm certainly no pistolero by any means.
    I was very pleased with this weapon. No failures of any type after 100 rounds. Shot where I meant for it to go within reason. No un-pleasantness of any type.
    She's kinda heavy with 16 rounds in her and I wouldn't use her for CCW as she's too large. But, as a standard carry I'd put her up against anything I've ever fired.
    Bottom line- you know how it is, certain pistols just feel right. I didn't like the Glock feel although I'm sure it's a great weapon. The Sig and Walther were out of my price range, and they didn't "feel" any better. There were too many posts about issues with the Rugers, S&W's, Kimbers, Springfields, etc...
    The CZ-75 had no negative posts throughout the internet after about 12 hours of reading all I could find. So... I don't think I made a bad decision and I like this pistol much better than my 1911 .45. Twice as many rounds, less climb, I can get it back together again....:)
  2. verdun59

    verdun59 Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    Virginia or South Carolina
    You made one of the best choices possible. Great gun that just gets better as it goes along. You will have many hours of pleasure with this gun and most important it is Dependable.
  3. distra

    distra Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Range report with no pix?!! :neener: Let's see the beauty. They are sweet guns you will not be disappointed. I love my 75B and PCR. Great guns!

  4. bondmid003

    bondmid003 Member

    Feb 18, 2009
    What caliber, or did I miss it?
  5. stormspotter

    stormspotter Member

    Jun 11, 2004
    I just bought a like new CZ 75BD, made in 99, off here a little over a week ago. I could not believe how good the trigger was, for a factory gun, and it is a lot better than my P-01 made in 08. The P-01 will soon be taken to Mike at CZ-USA for a trigger job. He says he can get the SA pull down to 3 lbs. and the DA pull down to 9 lbs. and remove most of the takeup.

    Here's my 75BD



    Hopefully by next week it will have a new set of grips on it.
  6. OleCodger

    OleCodger Member

    Aug 3, 2008
    Only put 100 rounds through mine so far and love it. Shopping for some new grips to dress'r up though........:D

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  7. BCRider

    BCRider Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    Pacific North"Wet" Coast of Canada
    If you feel like doing any mods to improve (lighten) the trigger pull then look up Ghost Products. For relatively little cost you can make it into whatever level of gun you want it to be.

    One area that doesn't seem to change though is the rather long single action takeup before you feel the resistance that indicates that the break point is just a hair away. I'm not sure why there's so much dead travel but once you get used to it you will find that you can not let the trigger out as much and by this trick reduce the travel for faster rapid fire double or more taps.
  8. Japle

    Japle Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    Yep, excellent guns. Here's my SA:

  9. CZF

    CZF Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    I'm curious to try out the new OMEGA action in a 75B.

    These OMEGA 75Bs have surfaced on Gunbroker and elsewhere..
    a RSR special pistol I belive that is from a canceled police contract.

    2,000 of them I have heard.

    The OMEGA action is supossed to be simpler and smoother than
    that of a traditional 75B.
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