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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bowhntr04, Sep 15, 2013.

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  1. bowhntr04

    bowhntr04 Member

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    Which gun is a good intro to the CZ75? Currently own glocks but not in love with them. Great for what they are but I just looking for something else. My favorite pistol to date has been the SR9 due to it's slim profile and grip. Any CZs with similar profile? They look slimmer than glocks but have never seen or held one. I like compact models but have no problem with full size either.
     
  2. YZ

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    If double stack no problem consider the Israeli all-steel baby eagle in 9mm. Best weight to recoil ratio for practical accuracy. Priced a little lower than the CZs.
     
  3. Roadking Rider

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    P0-1 or PCR Is what I recommend. Both are about as good as it gets in 9mm pistols. It would take one heck of a lopsided deal for me to part ways with my P0-1 as I shoot it better then any 9mm I own, and that includes Glocks.
     
  4. JDGray

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    All CZs feel great with a set of VZ grips! The trigger reach is what you want to feel for yourself, before buying.
     
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    You might also look at the Cz-75 clones manufactured by Tristar. I'M about to pull the trigger on one of those.
     
  6. Pilot

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    If you want something for range, and home defense the full size pistols are great. The 75B, 85B, or SP-01 Shadow are excellent. For both range and carry the 75D PCR or P-01 (both compact lightweight alloy) are great. I've had the 75B, and PCR for many years and they've been great. I carry the PCR.
     
  7. Walt Sherrill

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    The answer depends on what you want to do.

    For CARRY, the lightweight (alloy) models are best ... If you like decockers.

    For plinking at the range the full–size 75b is arguably best, and is most common with a safety rather than a decocker..

    If you like polymer and want a better trigger, the P07 (compact) or the larger P09 might be worthwhile -- those models have the new OMEGA trigger which is user-switchable from safety to decocker, and back.

    All feel similar in the hand.

    State where you live (general area) and someone in your area on here on the forum may let you shoot his or her CZ...
     
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    YES! S-120 by tristar is a excellent clone they shoot great and feel almost as nice as my Cz-75
     
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    Based on these comments, I'd agree with Walt on the P07

     
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    The feel of the 75B and 75 Compact are right for me.
     
  11. bowhntr04

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    I'm not a CCW guy. Nothing against it, but i'm a shorts and Tshirt guy outside of work and travel light. This would be mostly a home defense and gun club gun. How would the grip compare with the M9? I liked that gun but the grip seemed a bit wide. I prefer the gen 3 glocks of 4. Again the best grip I've felt is the SR9. I'm in Topeka, KS. Almost stopped by Cabela's to handle one yesterday, but a long day of kid's soccer and I kept driving.
     
  12. Pilot

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    My CZ-75B, and Beretta 92FS usually both come to the range with me and I shoot them side by side, pretty much equally well. The Beretta's grip is a bit wide, just a tad wider than the CZ's, but the CZ's grip is a bit longer. I like how both pistols feel in my hand, and both have low bore axis, and translate recoil well. I prefer the manual safety set up on the CZ, but I get around the Beretta's by just using it as a decocker, and not a safety which is really unnecessary on a DA/SA gun, but YMMV.

    The PCR, and P-01 though compact, do shoot equally well as the full size CZ's, at least for me. They are very capable home defense and range guns, but hold a couple of less rounds.
     
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    I have both a CZ 75b and a Glock 17 Gen 3 and after holding the CZ the glock fells like a 2x4 the grip is far Superior on the CZ. Tho my CZ has out preformed my glock in everyway from ergonomics to reliability.
     
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    Get one with a pre-done trigger job. The 75 is a solid gun, but the stock triggers can be challenging.
     
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    The SP-01 Phantom has a thin polymer frame but is a full sized (18 round magazine) gun. I think it's one of the best grip profiles of any polymer gun I've ever felt. My wife and her lady sized hands also agree. Adding a set of VZ grips to any metal framed CZ will give you the narrowest grip that I'm aware of. It's the grip of choice for myself and quite a few other CZ owners who are 'in the know'.
     
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    ^^^I think the aluminum slabs with grip tape are thinnest, but the VZs sure feel, and look the best!^^^
     
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    Good call, I think you are right. I forgot about the aluminum grips.
     
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    Let me second the advice for getting a p-07. I have one and love it. The grip is definately slimmer than the M9. I also love it because it's at that sweet size that is just big enough to be a service pistol, but not too big to carry. Of course, if that doesn't mater to you, then you might want to try the P-09.
     
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    You seem to like the SR9... so I'm going to offend all the CZ guys and suggest the unthinkable...

    I've had a bunch of CZs (only have one and a CZ clone at the moment), and a bunch of Glocks. If you can find a SR9 with a good trigger (or find a used one that has had trigger work done -- with one of the drop-in kits), you could do worse than the SR9. I have an SR9 and like it a lot. It has the Ghost trigger installed, and while the trigger is still a bit heavier than I like, it breaks very cleanly/crisply. That gun does everything the Glock does, and does it about as well -- but with a better trigger. (At the moment I have two Glocks: a 23 with several conversion barrels and a 38.)

    The SR9c may be my next acquisition... and they come with an improved trigger.
     
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    I've got a p-01 and really like the way it shoots. The trigger is a little long to me and accessories are not easy to find. The factory grip is "rubbery" and tends to stick to your clothes when carrying. However, I noticed you said you weren't going to carry it anyway but, just in case the aftermarket grips that I can find are what I would consider very expensive. I did luck up and see that Midway was running a special on the mags for $17 a piece. I picked up three.
     
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    I agree that the PCR is really one of the best alloy framed decocker CCW pistols every made. The P-01 is outstanding, but if you don't need an M-3 rail, and like pow mount sights, the PCR is a better choice.

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    The P-07 is an excellent pistol, and the new improvements make even closer to being the P-09's little brother, however, if you elect to carry the P-07 concealed, I would heartily recommend an undergarment between you and that sandpaper grip. It's designed to stay in your hand while firing in a blizzard after being soaked in oil, but that same grip can chew up the skin on the side. Ask me how I know.:cool:
    The P-09 is fantastic, but a wee bit bit unless you get a good holster/belt combo to carry it concealed. I recommend High Noon Holsters, http://www.highnoonholsters.com/ for great CZ holsters for all CZ pistols. Below is the P-07 in a Slide Guard,

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    And my current carry pistol, my CZ SP-01 Phantom in a High Noon Down Under IWB rig,

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    Big guns can be carried concealed, if you work at it,

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    Also remember that if you DO want a rail, they can be useful, like a CZ P-09 with NEBO light for a home defense set up.

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    Whatever you choose, I hope this helped, and please post pictures when you get your new CZ!
     
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    I'm digging the PCR, but still love the classic look of the full size 75B.
     
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    The P-01 is my favorite 9mm.
     
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    P-01 or PCR: all around pistols good for informal shooting, competition shooting, carry, home defense, truck guns. They are also good looking guns.
     
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    I have the CZ SP01 Tactical 9mm.
    It is an awesome gun and its far more accurate than me. Its a.heavy.gun probably not great for.carry, but is a sweet shooter. I have quite a few 9's, but the CZ always gets range time. CZ builds a really nice gun for the money...


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