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CZ 75B in .40s&w

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marine 97-03, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Member

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    Just got one....and wow CZ is becoming my favorite gun manufacturer ....what's y'alls thoughts on CZ.
     
  2. beatledog7

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    Just bought my third, a 9mm 75B in matte stainless. It's a 2007 build that's never been fired. A nice companion for my 9mm SA.
     
  3. meanmrmustard

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    IMHO, CZ is a superb manufacturer, and the 75 has literally opened my eyes to fast, fun, and accurate shooting. No weapon has impacted me as much, no pistol has been as altering. The first hold of my 75 was like the handshake of an old friend. I am passionate about my CZ, so much so I was elated to the point of bliss the first time I fired it. They're beautiful, stylish, accurate, and affordable to boot. Quality is in the area of heirloom on some models, mine being quite lovely. I applaud you sir for your purchase of a fine, classic, and accurate pistol. Congrats Marine!!!
     
  4. PO2Hammer

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    Love CZ's. I've had a couple 452 bolt action .22's for years. Last winter I bought a 75B 9mm and Kadet conversion a great combo.
     
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    Waiting on a licence to get a CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow. Heard it's a really nice gun, it's coming with competition sights, tuned trigger and hammer.
     
  6. m39nut

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    I've tried Glock, M&P, and shot several others but I just keep returning to CZ. They have given me less problems and shoot better than any other make I have had.
     
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    Can't find a stainless 75b in stock. Where did you get it?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2
     
  8. Walt Sherrill

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    I've had both a 75B in .40 and a CZ-40B.

    While the 75B in .40 is fine, I prefer the 40B. I traded mine away some years ago, before I finally came to terms with the .40 round. I'll pick up another, if I can find one for a decent price.
     
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    I have a .40 top-end I run on my SP-01 bottom. This thing will feed anything, from light 135 gn bullets up to 220 gn hard cast. I have NEVER had a single bobble of any type in thousands of rounds. It's bet-your-life reliable.

    The conventional rifling means any bullet can be run down the tube.

    I like it ;)
     
  10. marine 97-03

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    And I think the thing is gorgeous ... great looking gun to boot
     
  11. GunNut

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    Just bought a CZ75B in .40s&w to do kydex and leather holsters with. Shot it last weekend and it shot very nice. I'm don't have any other .40s&w's so not sure how much I will shoot it.
     
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    marine 97-03 Member

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    I would like a leather holster for mine....to test for you.. :)
     
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    And mine has a metal guide rod I thought they were plastic
     
  14. Walt Sherrill

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    The alloy COMPACT CZs have plastic guide rods. They're really needed in that application to prevent wear on the frame at the receiver stop position (where the guide rod rests against the frame.) Some of the other guns have plastic, too. But metal is available if you want them -- if they are used in a steel-framed gun.

    CZ says plastic works as well as metal. I suspect they do. In the case of the alloy-framed guns, they work better. (CZ has noticed some frame damage on ALLOY guns using metal guide rods -- and it's not covered by warranty. ) It's NOT a problem with steel-framed guns.
     
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    My 75D Compact, aka the PCR:
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    The grips are CZ optional cocobolo wood, as I like the thinner profile better than the OE rubber ones with a palm swell. I love this pistol. :) And a 452 Training Rifle I had could shoot the whisker off a gnat.
     
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    Congratulations on a excelent purchase. I have many different brands of pistols and like their feel, but all you have to do is put a CZ in your hand and you immediately wonder why all gun manufacters don't use the same grip. Their style and quality on function and fit is way above any of the others.

    With this type of focus on detail it is understandable why they are selling so well and are hard to find for purchase.

    Jim

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    That could be arranged...
     
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    What's the difference in the 75B and the 75???
     
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    Mostly the difference is the firing pin block. The "B" version has this.
    other differences are the trigger guard shape. size of the magwell, sear is different because of the firing pin block lifter, front sight is different and mechanics of the safety lever.

    there is also a transititional models that some of the features are melded together.
     
  21. The Lone Haranguer

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    75Bs differ from the original 75s in that they have an internal, trigger-actuated firing pin block, a rounded hammer instead of a long spur, a hooked/serrated trigger guard and a longer "dust cover" on the frame. A B is what you will find new today.
     
  22. JTQ

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    The guys have already covered it. Mostly a firing pin block on the "B" model.

    If you are looking for some more CZ information, while not the CZ 75, here is an excellent write up on the CZ 85. There is some historical information on the CZ 75 and some information will over lap with the CZ 85 and CZ 75 since the 85 is basically the ambi version of the 75.

    http://guntalkers.blogspot.com/2011/01/evolution-of-cz85-by-jp.html
     
  23. The Lone Haranguer

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    If anyone wonders about the different hammer positions in my photos, they were taken at different times. The top shows the hammer fully forward, in firing position. The bottom shows the hammer in its ready position after lowering it with the decocking lever. I like this setup better than the thumb safety models - the lever is too short and far forward for my thumb - but it must be carried in DA first shot mode, no "cocked and locked" option. I would like to get a 75BD model some day, to give it a "big brother," so to speak.
     
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    Yup, have two CZ 75's in 9mm. One is a SP-01 Phantom and the other a polished Stainless version.
     
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    It was a simple case of serendipity. The stainless 75B was a consignment gun in a local shop. CZs came up in conversation (shop manager was OCing a P01), and he mentioned having just taken a CZ gun in; wasn't even function/safety checked yet.

    I asked if I could see it, saw its condition, asked the price, and bought it on the spot. I might have been able to talk the number down a bit, but it was a fair price, so i saw no reason to haggle.

    Added: It's a matte stainless: pretty thing.
     
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