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Opinions of the CZ 75 Compact 9mm Please

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by zebco, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. zebco

    zebco Member

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    I've been a bit busy the last couple of days. I got a new CZ Rami in 9mm for CC. (And ordered a Glock 20 to try the 10mm round.) Now my sights are on a larger size 9mm (compared to the Rami.)

    The CZ 75 Compact fits well and points well for me, but I have yet to shoot it. While not "full" size, I hardly consider it "compact." I'm wanting opinions on this gun and the PCR model. Is it a good gun for the range? And it appears that it wouldn't be too hard to conceal at times either.

    How is the recoil and accuracy? Compared to the full size 75? The Rami is a bit snappy to me, considering the weight, but I do like it. The recoil on the Beretta PX-4 is basically non-existent to me, and the accuracy is great. It just seems too big in my hands, although I wonder if that matters since I shoot it well. I was also pleased with the FNP 9, and it fits my hand well.

    So how about it? Can anyone offer opinions on the 75 Compact, especially compared to the other two mentioned?
     
  2. TMann

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    I've owned a few CZs but they were all full-size 75's. The 75 Compact is heavier, has a safety and can be carried cocked-and-locked. The PCR is lighter and has a decocker. Both guns seem to be very well-liked by the people who own them.

    If you're carrying, PCR. If you're not carrying it, then it's a choice between the safety and the decocker.

    TMann
     
  3. mstirton

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    I like the compact's sturdy steel frame, although the lighter alloy would be more important if you carry it. The 75 fits me very well and I wish Hogue made a finger groove grip for the compact. That is the only reason I like shooting my 75B more than the 75c. They are pretty much identical as far as recoil. I'm better with the 75 than the FNP9, but again the lighter FN would probably be my pick for carry.
     
  4. distra

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    I just bought one a couple weeks ago from a friend of mine, PCR version. I like the pistol a lot. I have a 75B to compare it too and the compact can hold its own. It's accurate, reliable and easy to conceal if you choose. I looked at a Rami, but pinky kept trying to find a place to hold on to the pistol. The PCR is light alloy frame, but handles recoil just fine. My only issue the trigger take-up in DA mode. Other than that it's a great pistol. Buy with confidence.:D
     
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    I was deciding between the PCR and the P-01 and finally went with the P-01. I have not regretted it and that is in no way saying anything bad about the PCR. I wanted something a little lighter than the all steel Compact, I have a full sized CZ 75BD, so after doing some online research I chose the P-01.

    See link below.

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  6. Cloudpeak

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    I bought a Compact (dual tone- blued slide, nickel lower) after shooting a friend's. I've not carried it but I think it would carry OK with the proper holster. For awhile, it was my plate shooting pistol and I even won a match with it. It's very accurate with my 105 gr SWC Lee bullets but wouldn't feed them 100%. So, I practiced with the 105's and shot the 124 gr RN Lee's when competing.

    I also bought the Kadet 22 conversion. I had a Marvel conversion for my 1911's but I think the Kadet is more accurate and I prefer the design. The Kadet is a very well made unit and lots of fun.

    Saying that, I found I much prefer my 1911's especially after buying my STI Trojan 9mm. The Trojan is my new plate gun and I haven't shot my CZ since I bought the STI. I've got a 5" Springfield and a new D.W. CBOB, both in 45 and have decided the 1911 grip and function suits me the best.

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  7. SCKimberFan

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    I own and carry a 75 Compact (in nickel). I absolutely love the gun. It's weight is not a issue for me. It is accurate and fits me well. I might look at the PCR, but I am perfectly happy with my compact.
     
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    Had a Compact, financial issues made it go away years ago, great sidearm. If you like cocked and locked, the Compact is great. If you like a decocker, then the PCR or P01 are good carry choices.
    The P01 is my primary, and PCR is my BUG, can't say enough good things about them.

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    Now, another new CZ compact pistol choice coming in is the brand new P07, poly frame, Omega trigger, 16 round mag, optional decocker OR safety, switchable by the user. I should have hands on with one very soon...

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  9. Pilot

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    My daily CCW is the CZ-75D PCR. Its lighter than the all steel compact, but the same size and capacity. Its very accurate and has been 100% reliable.
     
  10. zebco

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    Thanks to everyone for the replies.

    Pilot: Do you find it makes a good range gun also? Usually they say you can't have both in a CC piece, as most smaller guns are not ideal for range guns. Do you find the accuracy good past the typical self-defense 7 yards (I think) and is it comfortable to shoot (recoil?) and what about muzzle flip?
     
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    The PCR is one of the best all around 9MM's currently made as it is so versatile. Its seems just as accurate as my full size, all steel, CZ-75B so yes its a GREAT range gun. Muzzle flip is not bad. CZ's have a low bore axis and even with the alloy frame the PCR is easy to shoot. I have many pistols including HK's, Sigs, Brownings all of which I have carried from time to time, but the PCR is my choice for daily carry.
     
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    If your looking at one, GET IT. They are wonderfully reliable and accurate guns.

    save yourself some time in the long run. Spend an additional $5 and replace the factory recoil spring with a Wolff recoil spring from the get-go.
     
  13. zebco

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    They are definitely my first choice, based on handling. Again, I haven't fired one.

    The store I visited has the PCR in stock, and for less than the FNP 9, which I do like also.
     
  14. Restorer

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    If they have it in stock, jump on it. My local store is great, but they had to order mine. You'll love the PCR. Make sure it has the hi-cap mags....mine came with a note from CZ that the distributor had ordered it with 10 round mags and that I should contact the distributor to swap out.
     
  15. Litlman

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    I have an 85 c & a 75 compact, recoil is the same & I am more accurate with the 85 due to the target sites I think. The triggers on both are very good, both are heavy but I am sure with the right holster that they would cary well. I cary the compact at times in an old liberty OWB holster. No probs.
     
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