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CZ quality?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by xd45gaper, Oct 7, 2006.

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  1. xd45gaper

    xd45gaper Member

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    how is the quailty of CZ firearms? i was looking at there webisite tonite and was wondering what the quality was. ive always thought they made/imported cheap firearms for some reason(mostly knock offs)

    but from what ive seen they look pretty solid and im thinking about looking into the CZ 550 FS in 6.5X55 for my next gun.
     
  2. dm1333

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    Take a look at a CZ. High quality all the way. I really want a 527 just because of how nice it looked.
     
  3. S&W620

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    CZ's are fine weapons. Dollar for dollar they are hard to beat. I had a CZ 85 9mm and it was outstanding. The only reason I got rid of it was so I could buy my G19. I regret not waiting a bit longer and keeping the CZ, it was a GREAT pistol.
     
  4. Il Duca

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    The quality of their pistols is phenominal for the price. Sometimes you can see a toolmark here or there but overall very good. Reliable, accurate, rugged, ergonomically pleasing, etc, etc, etc.

    Quality of their rifles is on par with their pistols, with fit and finish usually a little nicer. Rugged, accurate too. They also come with single set triggers, a very nice feature. I don't know off hand of another manufacturer that has it as a standard feature. Sadly, I do not own one. I have shot some on occasion though. Someday...

    In other words, go for it.
     
  5. cbsbyte

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    CZ is considered by many to be a manufacture that makes quality firearms for an afforadble price. I would consider them to be like a European Ruger company. At onetime they where controlled by the State under the communist regime but have taken well to the free market. They are known for their quality Mauser military rifles from before WWII. I should mention that CZ seperated, after the communist fall, into two companies from different regions of the Czech republic. Both companies make pistols, thout the The CZ sold in the US is the largest and most well respected company.
     
  6. xd45gaper

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    ive never seen one in a gunstore before (ive never really looked though either) ill have to keep an eye out now to check them out.
     
  7. GregGry

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    Around here you can find them in most gun stores :). I am going to be buying a cz 75sp01 and a 97 b next week. They are quality firearms, and fit me well.
     
  8. RNB65

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    CZ guns are excellent. The only thing "knock off" about them is that their rifles use a hundred year old copy of the Mauser bolt action design and thier pistols use a hundred year old version of the Browning locking system. Being made in a eastern European factory, the fit and finish isn't quite as smooth as the more expensive American and German autoloaders. But reliability is first rate.

    Actually, Tanfoglio of Italy makes CZ 75 knock-offs that are sold under the Tanfoglio names and the names of other importers. They're also very good guns.
     
  9. AJAX22

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    I love my pair of 52's I've thought of getting the compact 9mm, but the jurry is still out on which wonder 9 fits my hand...

    You won't be disapointed, I've never even heard of anyone getting a lemon.
     
  10. nico

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    Baby Eagles and Witness pistols are also knock-offs of the CZ-75. I have a 75SA and it's a great gun. Like others have said, it has a few more burrs on the inside of the frame than, say, a kimber, but none of it affects the function (the inside of the dustcover is a little unfinished).

    Given the choice, I'd take my 75SA over my dad's S&W 910 any day. The CZ feels better in my hand, has lighter felt recoil, and is more accurate in my hands. They're at least on par with all the other major handgun manufacturers. I'd recommend trying a bunch if you can and buying the one you like/that fits you best.
     
  11. Cueball

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    I have a CZ and I love it. The accuracy is GREAT and I believe it is one of the best values out there as far as bang for the buck.
     
  12. rangerruck

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    Cz, especially among the rimfire shooters, both recreational and competitive, will tell you to a person, that for the money, cz is not only super accurate, but their fit and finish is top drawer. you get more from your money's worth from them.
    I have two cz rifles, and two 75 pistols, and they are simply worth more than the money you pay for them. Also they do a lot of hand rubbing , hand finishing on their stocks, and usually you will get an outstanding looking piece of wood. And the results? check mine with an old ciryllic measurements , brought over from czech a few years ago , cz 527 in 223: 100 meters.
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    that mark by the black hills, is a pen mark, not a bullet hole. As you can see, with the black hills, and they winny 45's , it is a one hole punch.
     
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    I have 2 rifles and apistol, great weapons, excellent quality, reasonable price.
     
  14. buttrap

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    From what I have seen the CZ guns are about as close to pre war craftsmen quality short of a very costly made in the USA custom gun. I have Colts that look a lot more ugly on the inside than my CZ guns
     
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    I've got a stainless CZ-75 and wouldn't trade it for anything. TOTALLY worth every penny. The ergonomics are awesome for me, as well. Every gun I've ever picked up since hasn't felt as good in my hand.
     
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    The CZ 75/85 series of pistols were designed primarily as an export commodity, since the Soviet Block used the 9 m/m Makarov or the Tokarev chambering (primarily on the CZ 52). It's nice to know that the Old World craftsmanship is still around, and available at a reasonable price.

    The design is robust (think industrial strength), borrows from several previous designs (Browning lockup lugs, the SIG 210 inverted rails with the slide riding inside the frame). Insanely accurate, smashing ergonomics, and if you really get picky, you can use the holsters designed for the Beretta 92/94 pistols.

    The only downside I can come up with is the cost of extra magazines, hence, I pick them up whenever I can and stockpile them. The price used to be $50+ per for the hi-cap (15 round), but that is now at $34 from CZ-USA.

    Of the CZs that I own, I can find tool marks, but they are not where they are going to cause you any problems.

    Be warned, CZitis is infectious, you may end up owning multiple examples of the line. Shoot safely and enjoy.
     
  17. Roadkill

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    Excellent guns. I just traded into a CZ75 Compct D and love it. Ran 100 rounds of my reloads through it first time out and it was flawless. Wish I could say that anout several American made guns I've had out the first time.

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    yeah, I also used to think CZs were cheap foreign junk... until I became a member of THR and found out they were popular, high quality guns.

    I bought my son a CZ Scout .22 for xmas, and I'm planning to get myself a CZ Model 527 rifle.

    Also, the newest issue of Gun Tests (October 2006) gave the CZ 75 a Best Buy in their "high-capacity 9s" comparo...
     
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    I don't own any of their rifles, but do have four CZ pistols (82, 83, 85B, & 97B) and as others have stated their quality is excellent. For the money the value is outstanding.

    Also as stated above you'll see the occasional tool mark, but only on the inside where it doesn't show or affect function. Fit, finish, and function-wise all four of my pistols are flawless.

    The only one I'd even consider parting with is the 97, and the reason has nothing to do with the quality of the piece. It's a BIG hand cannon and I have rather smallish hands. Double action trigger reach is a tad to long for me. But of course the option to carry cocked and locked means even the first shot can be fired single action, which fits me just fine.

    Nah - on second thought I wouldn't trade any of my CZs :D

    I'm sure their rifles are made with the same care and craftsmanship as their pistols - if so, they're a great bargain as well.
     
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    Excellent quality and outstanding value.

    One gunsmith commented that an equivalent gun made in the USA wold cost 3 times the price of a CZ.
     
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    I've fed thousands of rounds through my CZ75BD and never had a problem. It's also my carry gun.

    I've only ever had it not feed properly twice.

    The first was a second hand magazine, turned out the follower was bad. Not the gun's fault.

    The second was shooting blazer, outside, at -30/35 (yes, I'm dedicated). I was getting FTE/FTFs. I figured that the cold reduced pressure in the cheap ammunition enough that it wasn't generating enough pressure to cycle the gun properly. I switched to some mid-level handloads and finished my range visit without further problems.
     
  22. Uncle Alvah

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    I'd put my 97b up against any other .45 out there, including Kimber:barf: or SA.
    The CZ comes from the factory with a copy of the actual test target fired at the factory. That says a lot right there.
     
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    We have a CZ 20 gauge semi-auto which is a fine firearm, beautiful and reliable. I just this year purchased 2 CZ handguns. I like them, they seem very sturdy and I like the ergs, though the 97b is truly a handful. I have a problem with my 75 spitting brass rearward, but it's going in for an action job and I'll have that tended to at that time. I think it's a perfect gun to tweak and tune for IDPA (whole reason I got it). I got the 97b because I wanted a 10 round .45 and heard good things about it. It's a bit finicky about feeding some HP's but it's also going for an action job so I'll have that fixed too. Really like the heavy SOLID feel of these handguns, nothing loose or jiggly about them in any way. Not the finest finish internally, but aside from the hp feeding issue in the 97 (not a prob with fmj) dead solid reliable as well.

    The other thing to like about the 75b is that you can get a .22 coversion made by CZ and practice with rimfire for cheap. Another thing to recommend it as an IDPA gun.
     
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    Sheesh, what can I add, except my wife and I have 4 CZ pistols, and we love them...
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  25. Harry Paget Flashman

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    For price and quality you can't go wrong with a CZ. Acquiring CZ's is cheaper than SIG's and almost as satisfying.

    CZ 27
    CZ 50
    CZ 52
    CZ 70
    CZ 75B
    CZ 82
    CZ 83
     
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