Quantcast

CZ75B or P01??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tecolote, Jan 9, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Tecolote

    Tecolote Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    904
    Thanks for the responses to my CZ75 Vs Ruger P95 Thread. :)

    I decided on a CZ but now I need to choose between the CZ75B and the P01. It's going to be mainly a range and beater piece.

    Which is more reliable and accurate?
     
  2. dairycreek

    dairycreek Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    1,459
    Location:
    North Plains, Oregon
    They are both essentiallly the same action and should be equally reliable. I have both, shoot both a lot, and have never had a malfunction with either pistol. When developing the P-01, CZ put it through some really difficult development tests (largely to satisfy NATO) and it passed with flying colors. Based on that I suspect that it might be a better choice if, indeed, it is to become a "beater" pistol. AS far as accuracy is concerned I have not found much difference between the two.
     
  3. armoredman

    armoredman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    17,696
    Location:
    proud to be in AZ
    If just for range, then the CZ75B is great. The PO1 is fantastic, but it is more a CCW piece. if you like SA action, the the CZ75b SA is a very neat range gun. Hey, buy ANY CZ - you should be happy! Have you had a chnace to handle a CZ yet? Pick it up first, and see how it fits - fits me like a custom made glove...
     
  4. Tecolote

    Tecolote Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Messages:
    904
    I've tried nearly every CZ except the CZ100 and the high end CZ IPSC. :) I had really bad experiences with a CZ75 pre-B and a CZ75 Compact but I really like CZ's feel and accuracy.

    Most recently I tried my buddy's CZ40P and I was amazed at its accuracy. It was even more accurate than his .40 SIG P229, but he's gotten some jams. :( If it wasn't for the jams I would've already bought a CZ40P. :eek:
     
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    6,691
    Location:
    USA
    I have the PCR and CZ-75B. Either the P-01, PCR or 75B will work, but I'd get a CZ-75 Retro. Original looks, updated internals. Its the best of both worlds. If not, get the B, PCR, or P-01. Can't go wrong.
     
  6. u084708

    u084708 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2003
    Messages:
    71
    Location:
    Midland, MI
    I have both the 75B and P-01 and love both - accurate, a joy to shoot. I do think, in my hands at least, that the P-01 has less recoil, perhaps due to the heavier nose (?) than the 75B. Both great guns and can't go wrong with either.
     
  7. Prof

    Prof Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    California
    What other 9mm pistol would you compare the CZ 75B (or P-01) grip to? A BHP, Beretta, etc? I have smallish hands and, while I can grip the BHP comfortably, the Beretta and Sig 226 are a bit too big. I have not been able to handle a 75B but have considered getting one if the grip is not too "fat". Thanks!
     
  8. BamBam-31

    BamBam-31 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,019
    My hands aren't all that large either, and my CZ 75B Tactical fits my hands great. I also find my 226 ST grip a little large, but it shoots amazingly well anyways. I'm pretty sure you'll find that the CZ 75B will be very comfortable in your hands.

    I find my 75B Tactical to be more accurate than my P-01. I'm pretty sure it's the extra sight radius.
     
  9. Prof

    Prof Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    California
    Thanks, Bam-Bam! :)
     
  10. 12 Volt Man

    12 Volt Man Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    889
    Location:
    Utah
    Just for pleasure shooting = CZ 75 B or BD
    If you want to carry it too = P-01
     
  11. Seraph

    Seraph Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2004
    Messages:
    392
    The CZ-75B is very Hi-Powerish in the shape and feel of its grip. If you like the feel of a Hi-Power, you'll like the CZ. I really like the look of the new CZ 75 "Retro" that is a throwback to the "pre-B" CZ's, but with the current firing pin safety in place. One of those, with a single action trigger installed, would be very nice. If I can find out for sure that they have a steel frame, and not the alloy frame, then I will pop for it immediately. Maybe this will give me an excuse to finally try some of Hakan's grips. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Prof

    Prof Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    California
    Thanks for the information, Seraph!
     
  13. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    5,666
    Location:
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Prof:

    The CZ is very HP-ish in look and size but the grip is a bit larger, and folks with small hands or short fingers have problems with the DA trigger. (Which would make the P-01 or the PCR less attractive to you, as both are decocker versions that MUST start hammer down -- or from the half-cock notch.)

    If you're comfortable carrying and starting from "cocked and locked" the standard CZ-75B or Compact should be fine.

    But TRY the DA trigger before you buy.
     
  14. Litlman

    Litlman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    839
    Location:
    N.E Pa
    I have a 75 BD, 75 compact and an 85 combat. I had the po-1 and the 85 side by side when I chose the 85. No problems with any of them. They RUN well. I could see a Po-1 or an 83 in the future if I get the money up?! Good luck...
     
  15. Stasher1

    Stasher1 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2003
    Messages:
    249
    Location:
    Lilburn, GA

    If it's going to be used as a range gun for the most part, I'd go with the CZ75B. If you think you might carry it any, go for the P-01.

    FWIW, I've got a 40P that's been flawless. Way more accurate than I am, and an absolute steal at $300. I changed the ugly grip screws and added a full-length guide rod, but other than that it's stock.
     
  16. wild billz

    wild billz Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Messages:
    162
    Location:
    York, PA
    I have the CZ 75B and like it a lot. My only complaint is the sights are small. I have shot the POI and really like it too, the sights seemed better if my memory serves me. Depends if you want a full size or not.
     
  17. mons meg

    mons meg Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    727
    Location:
    Logan County, OK
    Beater/range piece? Bone stock 75B for me. All steel frame, the PO1 is alloy Not that there's anything wrong with that, but the steel 75B can, in a pinch, be used as an improvised HTH weapon. It's Eastern Bloc, after all. ;)
     
  18. PCRCCW

    PCRCCW Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    2,859
    Location:
    The Ice Cream Capitol of the World!
    Id get a 75B SA if it were me.......my FAVORITE Gun......yehaa.
    The PO1 is a great carry...or the PCR is even better........

    Or you could just get a Sig............:what:...............Ok KIDDING! :D

    Shoot well.
     
  19. Trebor

    Trebor Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2003
    Messages:
    4,817
    For range use and home defense: 75B

    For carry: P01, PCR or 75 Compact
     
  20. donkee

    donkee Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2004
    Messages:
    465
    Location:
    Michigan
    CZ75BD, fantastic weapon.........
     
  21. Gary G23

    Gary G23 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,451
    Location:
    Corvette City
    I have a CZ-75B SA for the range and am going to get a P-01 for carry.
     
  22. Mulliga

    Mulliga Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,251
    Location:
    Gainesville, Florida
    75B, because it's cheaper and just as accurate. Excellent car or house gun. Retro will work fine, too, obviuously ;).

    Please share. I'm definitely curious - if they were so bad why are you considering a CZ now?
     
  23. 1911 TERRY

    1911 TERRY Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    Messages:
    66
    Location:
    WASHINGTON STATE
    Seraph,
    Contact Larry @ Shoot Smart Sports (407)417-5127. He can fill you in on all the spec's on the CZ75 Retro. I ordered one from him last friday. Basically the 75 Retro is a 75B with external differences to make it look like the pre B model such as, spur hammer, rounded trigger guard, grip straps front and rear. Construction is all steel. give him a call.
     
  24. cratz2

    cratz2 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    4,233
    Location:
    Central IN
    That's exactly my answer as well. 75B SA as a dedicated range gun or standard steel DA/SA 75B as a combo range gun/home gun if you aren't 100% comfortable with single action. For a carry gun, the PCR (or very similar P01) is my top choice.

    I've never used the 100, 40 or 83 but you really can't go wrong with a CZ.
     
  25. clipse

    clipse Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,215
    Location:
    missouri
    I went through the same delima. I ended up with both. :) I kept this one.

    cz75.jpg

    Finish is more durable, I could shoot it more acurately, and I liked the manual safety.

    clipse
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice