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CZ Pistol Dislikes - voice 'em

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ArtP, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. ArtP

    ArtP Member

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    I'm considering a CZ pistol. Can anyone share a feature or personal preference that they dislike about them? Not made in America? Anything else?
     
  2. Wishoot

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    I hate em'. They keep multiplying in my safe.

    They're too easy to shoot accurately. They're too easy to upgrade. They're too easy to disassemble. I can't figure out how to cause a FTE, FTF or anything.

    I think I need to buy a couple more. Maybe eventually I'll get a bad one.

    They're very frustrating guns.
     
  3. Wishoot

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    Ok, they are not made in the USA. -1 point.
     
  4. SharpsDressedMan

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    I do not know why the 75B's have a shorter trigger action than the older "pre-B' models. The older, longer trigger actions seemed lighter, and smoother, and just seemed a whole lot more user friendly than the newer guns. This makes me seek out the older pre-B guns, as I like the looks, too. The older ones have no slide "mini-rib", they DO have a rounded trigger guard and spur hammer...other than the more visible sights, the newer guns aren't as aesthetic as the old ones. Still the current crop are very well made, and serve most people well.
     
  5. Joe Demko

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    My CZ RAMI required a trip to CZ Custom and new magazines from CZ USA before it was trustworthy with hollowpoint ammo.
     
  6. schmeky

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    Anyone that recognizes my user name probably knows I'm a big CZ fan, but . . .

    Trigger reach is long
    DA trigger is heavy
    SA typically stinks
    Sights are so-so
    Not as easy as a 1911 or Glock to modify
    Sometimes the finish is not evenly applied
    Machining sometimes a little rough
    CZ-97 has a large grip frame for smaller hands (CZ-75's are near perfect)

    But overall, especially for the price, they are great pistols with lots of potential.
     
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    I don't like that you can't find accessories as easily as you can for other guns. That really is my only gripe with them but for me its kind of a big one.
     
  8. JDGray

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    1. DA reach
    2. Hammer cams as you pull in SA
    3. Weak springs from the factory

    All easy fixes, for a great weapon:)
     
  9. Onmilo

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    No decocker.
    Good to have a safety that can be engaged while the weapon is still at full cock so this little annoyance can be forgiven.

    Mushy double to single action transition.
    Again practice can compensate for a crappy trigger and most handguns have crappy triggers anyway.

    It has been reported that barrel wear is greater/faster than comparable handguns so accuracy standards degrade at a faster rate than many other comparable guns.
    I haven't shot a CZ enough to offer an opinion in this arena.

    Magazines are good, Frames and Slides are good, barrels can be replaced.
     
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    Not alot that I don't like about my 75b.
     
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    Complicated to put some small parts back in -0 (moral don't take them that far apart, you really don't need to most of the time)

    Not made in the usa -1 Made in a country with 3 times the history of firearms manufacture +2 for a net of +1

    great product at a reasonable price, with lots and lots of accessories, and great CS....
     
  12. ArtP

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    Good answers, and thank you! I had a feeling the trigger might be an issue.

    When comparing the typical qualities we all look for, how do you think CZ's stands up to beretta's and sig's?
     
  13. 68wj

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    More of a personal issue, but I never cared for the slide size. I almost have to pinch it rather than grip it to rack the slide. It seemed that immediate actions would be an issue. However, of the few people that I have know that owned them, they had nothing but good to say.
     
  14. harmon rabb

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    The fact a guy I know named Phil likes them entirely too much.

    Otherwise they're good :D
     
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    A couple of lows: due to its low height above the frame, there isn't much slide to grasp for quick racking. And the trigger pull in SA mode is "creepy" and somewhat heavy. The first part of the pull actually moves the hammer back a fraction of an inch before releasing it, a phenomenon known as "hammer camming."

    If you look hard enough, you can find shortcomings in any gun.
     
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    The Omega series, which equals the trigger issues others have mentioned x10 without an apparent workaround (yet at least).
     
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    Can't think of a negative thing to say.
     
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    CZ's are what they are. Do not mistake statements of personal preferences/dislikes as shortcomings in the gun! CZ,s are excellent guns and I find them to be of the highest, functional quality. Great buys all!
     
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    Not made in America? I see absolutely no merit in that type of objection, particularly in a society that is owned by communist Chinese imports!
    I hold CZ's in the same esteem as I do Glock's and Beretta's, which is to say they are one of the best production 9mm's ever produced, anywhere. However, I can come up with several area's that are worthy of dislike.
    1. Parts, CZ 75PO1 has some 60 + Parts as I recall, with one vendor(Kansas)getting replacements can be burdensome.
    2. CZ's standard magazine floorplates(flat steel)are quite uncomfortable, though there are now nice rubber slam pads available through both CZ, and Mec-Gar at extra cost of course.
    3. Long double action first pull of the trigger, as usual, more challenging for some then others.
    4. Factory sights are kind of chincy, but there are good options from Meprolight & Trijicon to replace them with.
     
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    I can't think of ONE thing about my CZ 75BD that I disklike in any way. It's perfect for me just the way it came out of the factory. It's the best 9mm I've ever owned.
     
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    I have a CZ52 which I dislike. I will tell you why. It is too small for the kick it has with the original military plastic grips and wants to jump out of your hand. Because of how small it is I do not get very good accuracy out of it almost every. If you put a can at 25 yards I will hit it but it may take two shots. I did get some beefier grips for it and it is more fun to shoot now but it still seems to have to much kick for how light and small it is.
     
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    I really like my P-01, but it would be nice if there was less initial slack in the DA trigger takeup. That's really my only complaint about it.
     
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    I too did not like the slide in the frame on the P-01 I had. With tiered and sweaty hands immediate action drills were very difficult.
     
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    They are great guns... but just like their Dan Wesson counterpart, they are not the great value they used to be. I remember having bought CZ 75s brand new for around $400. Now they cost as much as a Glock, Beretta, etc.
     
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    trigger
     
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