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  1. skers69

    skers69 Member

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    I have decided that the cz75 compact will be my ccw gun. I see Impact guns has some good prices. Any other dealers I should be looking at? Also, I am not sure If I want the de-cocker model or not....so any pros or cons from the cz fans would be great. How are the grips? Can I get Hogue grips for the gun? How expensive are extra mags? Any other input would be great.

    Thanks
    Bob
     
  2. HorseSoldier

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    I'm extremely happy with my P-01 which is more or less the same as the CZ-75 compact with decocker.

    CDNN has 14 round Mecgar mags for under $20.
     
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    I thought I'd get the Hogue grips too but I found I like the factory rubber grips just fine. It's an excellent CCW piece, BTW. If I do get new grips for it I'll get the Crimson Laser grips when they're available.

    I also use standard CZ-75 16 round mags often. They stick out a little bit but not enough to bother me.
     
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    I recommend : http://www.44mag.com/ For mags. I bought 3 for my cz75b they were very inexpensive and all work great.

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    CZ compact blued 10 rd $9.99
     
  6. Pilot

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    I use the CZ-75D PCR for CCW and range work. Great, lightweight alloy, compact hi-cap pistol. Very accurate and reliable.
     
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    Keep in mind that the CZ-75 Compact has a steel frame while the PCR (with the decocker) has an aluminum frame, so it will be easier to carry.
     
  8. CZguy

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    For CCW the PCR is (arguably) the best.

    It has a light weight frame and a de-cocker.

    The compact is a wonderful pistol but a little heavier, and has a safely.

    The PO-1 is a excellent duty pistol, but has a bulbous nose to accommodate the accessory rail.

    Have you considered the RAMI ?
     
  9. aubie515

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    I have the compact and P-01...both good pistols...get the rubber grips from CZUSA if you go with the compact.
     
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    You can use Hogue grips on a CZ compact, but they require some creative modification. They don't make any specific for the Compact, so you have to buy the full size ones and cut them down.
     
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    I love my CZ compact. I really like the "old world" feel it has; I like the weight of the steel frame, as well. When I feel like CCW with a 9, that's the one I grab.
     
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    rami

    I bought the CZ-rami about 3weeks ago and have put about 300 rds
    through it .It fits my hand very well. when I go for my ccl thats the one I
    will carry .you can get it in 9mm ,40 s&w or 45.
    comes with 2 10 rd mags in 9 mm.
     
  13. skers69

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    Rami - P-01

    I have considered the Rami and P-01. I do not like the rail on the p-01. The Rami is to small for me. I am a good size guy with big hands. My grip swallows up the rami. Thanks for the info on the mags and grips. I have a de-cocker on my p-226 so I may go that way to keep things similar on my ccw gun. As far as weight gos...according to the specs the p01 is 1.71 lbs. The compact is 2.06 lbs. That should not make that big of a difference to me.
    I see the PCR listed in the specs but did not find a pic of that gun. I will go the the cz web site and check it out.
     
  14. 12 Volt Man

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    Sounds like you might want to go with the PCR. It has an alloy fram like the P-01, a little different sights, and a trigger that is shaped a little different than the P-01. No accessory rail. It does have a decocker.

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  15. armoredman

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    The PO1 is touted as having improved metallurgy than the PCR, but the PCR was certainly tough enough to win Czech National Police approval. The PO1 reportedly has a forged alloy frame as opposed to the PCRs' cast alloy frame.
    Cast or forged, I have both the PCR and the PO1, and both are outstanding pistols, reliable, durable, and accurate.
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    The CZ-75 Compact is a steel frame pistol, is also available in 40 SW - but the .40 comes with the M3 rail. The major differance is the Compact is traditional CZ DA, cocked and locked, or half cock carry. I prefer the half, where the decocker on my two drop it.
    I carry the PO1 every day, IWB and OWB and the M3 rail doesn't bother me in the slightest. A good holster will remove that complaint.
    Grips...well, I can't help you there.
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    I will say the original rubber grips on the PO1/PCR do work quite well, better than the plastic. Still have one original
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    The 14 round mags can be slightly difficult to find, and more expensive than say, 1911 mags, but I even found one rare one marked LE only from the ban era...no Compacts were adopted by an LE agency during that time.
    The RAMI is a good solid pistol, one my wife loves.
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    With the extended 14 round mag, it becomes very easy to shoot, and still conceals well.
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    After all is said and done, maybe this expresses it best....
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  16. skers69

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    PCR vs 75b compact

    CZ75 D Compact is the PCR. Alloy frame. Rubber grip. De-cocker. I want, I want, I want. Can not find anyone with any in stock.
     
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    I think the PCR's slide is marked "CZ 75D Compact" versus "CZ 75 Compact" indicating it's the decocker version. You might want to look at the CZ Forum, as there is at least one thread over there dealing with variation in slide markings and such (different marketing strategies in Europe and the US apparently mean the same pistol may be marked differently here or there).
     
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    For the magazines, ask CZ. They make really nice Compact magazines with rubber baseplates. Helps during speed reloads - steel bases hurt!

    click-rip-insert-SMACK("ow!")-rack.
     
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    Is there a compact model without the rail, with the C&L option (safety), with a lightweight frame?
     
  20. skers69

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    The CZ2075 RAMI is sub-compact with the alloy frame and safety...no rail. The cz p-01 is alloy frame, rail, de-cocker. the cz75 compact is steel frame. the cz75 d pcr compact is alloy frame, decocker, no rail.

    You may be able to request special features on your cz. I would contact them and find out.
     
  21. Walt Sherrill

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    There is also a CZ-75 Compact in .40 which has the same frame as the P-01 (accessory rail), but in steel, with a safety rather than decocker.
     
  22. GAC

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    PCR is great

    I've had a PCR and used it as a carry gun when I lived in Arizona. The PCR is a great pistol.

    I have one 14 round magazine that I used when the gun was holstered. The 14 rounders are difficult to find but 16 rounders are not and would be good spares.
     
  23. Buck Nekkid

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    Of course, on a slightly different tangent, there is the VERY ACCEPTABLE CZ 40P--a compact, alloy framed, steel slide, decocker, with accessory rail in .40 S&W.

    As stated above CZhoices, CZhoices!
     
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    The CZ .40 that was the result of a partnership with Colt was really neat. had a 1911 still grip angle and, I think, a single stack magazine. What was the model number of that one? CZ40? Or, was it the 40P?
     
  25. Walt Sherrill

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    The gun was the Colt Z-40. It was originally designed for the US LEO market, but Colt got cold feet. It was pure CZ, except for the grip angle (and a slightly different barrel lock up design.) Standard CZ double-stack mags work.

    About 900 or so Colt guns were produced and sold in the US. They've got a small collector's value. They were DAO with very, very nice triggers.

    The 40B was the same gun, with a CZ rollmark and DA/SA and a safety. It was originally sold for under $300, and one heckuva bargain.

    The 40P was supposedly offered to use up leftover 40B slides; it had the P-01 alloy frame and the 40B slide. The frame had to be tweaked to do it, and the slides won't work on a standard P-01 frame. CZ now seems to be offering the 40P as new production guns.
     
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