CZ75B

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  1. drobs

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    Was on another gun board and someone posted something along the lines of: "What is Springfield thinking offering the SA-35 Hi Power clonel They should've done something more modern like the CZ75."

    I laughed out loud reading that and posted "Not sure if you're being sarcastic but Springfield did a clone of the CZ75 back in the 1990's." They called it the P9. Pretty sure it was made by Tanfoglio (aka EAA Witness).

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  2. PzGren

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    I guess you are referring to my post. The problem can quite obviously not be a design flaw, when the licensed copy by Sphinx and the SP-01s do not have the same problem. I also had the Tanfoglio clone of the CZ75 and found the hammer lift less pronounced than on the early CZ75s.

    It all comes down to precision manufacturing and the CZ75, much like the 1911, was designed as a military weapon, where tight tolerances can have unwanted effects on the reliability. Still, the design of the 1911 and CZ75 lend themselves perfectly for customization for the discriminating competitive shooter.
     
  3. Tallball

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    My FiL has a very nice steel CZ75 and also a full-sized CZ polymer 40 caliber (I forget the model number).

    I have five Tanfoglio clones.

    They are all excellent shooters.

    My FiL has at least a dozen full-sized service pistols. He shoots the CZ75 better than any of the others. (Hint: His aftermarket rosewood grips are gorgeous.)
     
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  4. sevt_chevelle

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    A faulty design that dominates in competition.
    It's also the second most copied handgun design in the world.
    You got nothing to worry about.
     
  5. Riomouse911

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    I held a stock CZ75 Compact today at my FFL. MAN did that grip fit my hands perfectly! The stock trigger was good but not great, I wish I could’ve fired it but there’s no range at his place.

    I also held the shops’ CZ75 BD (decocker) that had a Cajun Gun Works competition trigger system installed. Now THAT was an amazing DA/SA trigger, again I would love to have shot it but no dice.

    I think that sooner or later I’ll be heading off to CZ land for a 75-model handgun, they’re just too nice not to. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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    i like CZs quite a 20200826_105838_copy_1443x886.jpg bit.
     
  7. Buzznrose

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    I have in-laws in Western NY. Buying anything gun related is such a cluster! I was visiting from TX and we had to run to Buffalo. I stopped by Cabelas and they had some .243 ammo. I knew my brother in law needed some so I bought some. Took me 15 minutes to school the clerk that there was no law in NY that prevented me, a TX resident, from buying rifle ammo. Took two managers to figure it out.

    When they finally said yes, I pulled out my TX CHL to buy it, just for fun. They wouldn’t take it, so I bought it on my military ID.

    I absolutely HATE visiting NY. Cannot bring ANY handguns. I can carry or at least travel through any state in the union, BUT if I have to spend one night in NY, I cannot. Such a 2A-infringement happy place.
     
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    Yes, it can be a total pain in the aspirin to do a lot of things. We who live here hate it too. Didn’t get a pistol permit for all these years just because of the pain it is. And then when you get a permit, just to add a pistol adds to the fun.
     
  9. Buzznrose

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    With any luck, the SCOTUS may help NY gun owners this Spring with a great decision.
     
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    Just to clarify, I should not have said I hate visiting NY, and no disrespect intended to any NY’ers. Other than NYC, I find NY to be a very nice place! People are very welcoming, landscape is great, love the 4 seasons!

    Just that it’s hard to see good folks ruled by such an oppressive state government. They’ve run off most manufacturers and turned the more rural areas of the state into depressed economic conditions. Where my in-laws live in Western NY, it’s tough finding a good job, yet the tax burden never ceases.

    When my NY in-laws visit us, I always bring them to the range for a fun shoot. They enjoy it a lot and still have a hard time understanding how different the gun laws are here in TX.
     
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    Yeah, NY has its good and bad points. Even if concealed carry is changed by the court, we still will have some sort of silly permit system.
     
  12. Rockrivr1

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    Had a 75B a few years ago. It was an older model and it had trigger slap like you read about. It got so bad that it actually bruised my trigger finger. Finally gave up on it and traded it straight up for a Browning Hi Power. One of the better decisions I've ever made. Hopefully they've worked that bug out with the newer models. Don't hear about it much nowadays, so I'm assuming so.
     
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    I read that when Tanfoglio copied the CZ basic design, they took the opportunity to remove or alter the firing pin safety system, so their product featured a better trigger pull. In my experience, the Tanfoglio and other CZ-75 pattern guns have better pulls, but the basic CZ-75 is bound by military specs. All have been high quality firearms, built for different purposes.
     
  14. lysanderxiii

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    Okay, question for you experts.

    What are the differences between the early "CZ-75" and the later "CZ-75B"?
     
  15. JTQ

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    The CZ75B has a firing pin block, the original didn't.

    Here is an article from the late Stephen A. Camp https://hipowersandhandguns.com/CZ75.htm
     
  16. Terry G

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    IMG_3453.JPG Now you've done it. (See Avatar) The 97b really has to be shot to be appreciated. They are pricey. They also are heavy, point great, are stupid accurate, and soak up recoil. The 75b is without a doubt my favorite full size 9MM. I hear the clones are fine, but I don't want a clone. The P-01 has been my carry gun for a decade. The Kadet kit turns any 75 into a .22 target gun. Very accurate. Enjoy.
     
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    Kinda depends on how early you go back.

    The first 75s were called short rails, the front half of the slide and frame were milled flat. Hard to find and expensive.

    Then they went to the traditional look but had a pinned front sight, round trigger guard, spur hammer, no firing pin block.

    Then from 1992 to around 1996 you get the transitional models. The trannys had features from the older 75 models and from the newer B model. One could have mixed bag of features.

    The new changes were dove tailed front sight, new rear sight dimensions, square trigger guard, different safety lever, a slightly reworked frame that takes different magazines but the biggest addition is the fsb.

    One transitional model I own has the new front and rear sights, square trigger guard, old safety lever and no firing pin block and takes newer mags. Trannys have become somewhat popular due to the fact it can be turned into a poor man's shadow and have a SA trigger that beats most 1911s sold today.

    By 1996-97 the gun is what the current model is.
     
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    Dealer who will receive my CZ75b hasn't been home after two UPS attempts. Not sure how to handle it after the third. We will see when tomorrow arrives.
     
  19. cdb1

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    I have a 75 SP-01 Tactical, an 82 and an 83. Owned a P-07 but didn’t care for the grip. My 75 is easily my favorite pistol.
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    FFL wasn’t home for three attempts. Guess I gotta wait to get this all sorted out. I called him, but he never said he wouldn’t be home for delivery. Guess I need a new place to send things.
     
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    My horror stories with former FFL's were pretty plentiful. Guy I use now is great. My first one sent guns to the wrong buyers and then didn't tell me they had come back, so I thought they were lost. That was just the beginning of his problems with me and the long arm of da law.
     
  22. Steve S.

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    I CC a CZ 75B; it is a simple yet rugged design, very easy to shoot well and very accurate - very comfortable grip design - all in an inexpensive package (at least before COVID it was inexpensive). I also own a Tactical Orange - a crazy accurate handgun that makes me look very good at the range. CZ makes a very good product.
     
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  23. CajunBass

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    Now I like that black and silver two-tone. Man that looks sharp.
     
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    Have a question: is it ok to carry chambered 75B in half-cocked position?
    so the first shot would be DA …
     
  25. SwampWolf

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    Yes, though I'm not sure if "half-cocked" is the proper term for a CZ pistol employing the decocker feature. When in this configuration, the hammer/trigger has less distance to travel-an advantage in a tactical circumstance.
     
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