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CZ75B vs The old standby, Baretta 92FS/M9

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by browncoatdawn, Mar 14, 2013.

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  1. 0to60

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    Why? Most semi-autos that are meant to be carried with the hammer down on a live round have some way of decocking them safely. It seems to me an unecessary risk to lower the hammer on a live round manually.

    As far as 1911's, you'd NEVER want the hammer down on a live round in a series 70 gun. You could do it with a series 80, but why would you?
     
  2. MagnunJoe

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    I have both. Beretta has a fat butt. CZ fits my hand better.
     
  3. sirgilligan

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    Fat butt... ha ha ha
     
  4. 4tsmith

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    With your finger off the trigger after you release the hammer,the CZ75b drops into the safety notch. If your finger is off the trigger after release the firing pin safety prevents an ND.

    Carrying the gun in the safety notch also shortens and lightens the trigger pull considerably,after about a 3/16 take up,and eases the transition from DA to SA.
    (Whats not to like?)
     
  5. Pilot

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    As 4tsmith said, the CZ-75B is often carried hammer down or hammer at the half cock notch. I prefer the half cock notch as it shortens the first DA pull. You can also carry the 75B cocked and locked.

    Also sometimes you may want to carry a 1911 at half cock, and may need to lower the hammer with your thumb. The Browning Hi Power is another pistol that you must decock with your thumb. While I would typically carry a 1911 or BHP cocked and locked, there are times when I would need to decock, and carry hammer at half notch. Perfectly safe.
     
  6. Roadking Rider

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    The only 9mm pistol I like better than my CZ75B, is my CZ PO-1. IMO there is no such a thing as the perfect pistol. However the CZPO-1 is about as close as it gets for me. I can honestly say that straight out of the box,I have not shot a finer pistol in the $500/ $600 price range. That pistol feels like I should have been born with it in my hand.
    I've owned it for about 5 months, and have shot about 400 rounds through it. If it wasn't for the current ammo situation it probably would have been twice that amount.
    I own a few different brands and styles of 9mm hand guns, but if it ever came down to just owning one, it would be the CZPO-1 that I would keep, and I wouldn't think twice about it, or have any regrets at a later date.
     
  7. flgolfer29

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    This 92fs was a well built and fine looking firearm, the slide felt like it moved on ball bearings. It was very dependable, and issue free. As others have stated, large butt.
    Beretta92fs_0575.jpg

    I sold the Beretta to fund the CZ 75 BD Police model. It to has proven very reliable and accurate. The CZ is a better fit for me and it will be kept for many years.
    CZ75BDPolice_1049sm_zps72a33566.jpg

    joe
     
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    CZ PCR, thin, checkered grips, decocker.
    It doesn't get much better!

    CZ75PCRleft-1.jpg
     
  9. Pilot

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    My carry gun is the 75D PCR, and I will agree, it is really, really great. I'd like to get a P-01 also, not that I want the rail, but I think I'd just like another CZ Compact. Both the PCR and P-01 decock to the half cock notch.
     
  10. Blackstone

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    I would always carry a CZ 75 in Condition 1, 1911 style. But for competition such as ISPC Production, it's annoying having to manually decock it. I've had one AD when practicing on the range, my thumb simply slipped and got a nice gash in it from the slide.
     
  11. Hacker15E

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    Lots of people for many, many years have quite safely carried 1911s in condition 2.

    The Detonics 1911, for example, was designed from the beginning to be carried that way (with the forward rear sight, the relieved rear slide, and spur hammer).
     
  12. Weevil

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    The Beretta 92s have an aluminium frame.


    Personally I prefer the CZ75, better ergos, frame mounted safety, and all steel construction. I wouldn't want either one for carry and the CZ makes for a better range gun.

    I've owned both sold both and currently have a 9mm Witness[CZ75 clone] which is my favorite range gun at the moment.
     
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