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Tell Me About CZ Handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dalv, Nov 26, 2013.

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  1. dalv

    dalv Member

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    Hey Guys (and Gals if appropriate)

    I'm a big fan of CZ rifles and recently shotguns. Love the workmanship and accuracy - current count 4 rifles (1 more on order) and 2 shottys.

    Anyway, handgun collection is pretty extensive - both wheel guns and pistols. Variety of Colts, S&W, Ruger, DW, Kahr, Glock (anti-glocker that converted...I shoot my 36 better than all the others! Who'd a thunk it :p)

    Always on the look out for the next addition to the stable. Anyway, got thinkin' I never really checked out the CZ pistol line - both old and new.

    Favorite caliber is .45ACP with .40 then 9mm - and always luv the rimfires.

    So, please educate me - lean towards the compacts for carry but open for suggestions. What's out there on the new/used market - any good deals on models that aren't the newest and greatest?

    Appreciate any help. Going over to the forum to learn more!

    THanks
     
  2. Walkalong

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    CZ makes great handguns.

    Unless you have small hands, check out the CZ97.
     

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  3. dalv

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    Wow, I'm liking that!

    Thanks - will look into that more. Hope to get a chance to grab a hold of one to check how it feels in the hand
     
  4. primalmu

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    IMO, you can't own CZ pistols without at least owning their flagship CZ75B. I don't have to tell you the quality of craftsmanship you'll get since you already own several CZs.
     
  5. Thompsoncustom

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    The CZ 75b is a classic and a amazing gun. They now offer a full line of poly guns to but I like the old real steel guns.

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  6. Kiln

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    My CZ75B is awesome. Recoil isn't bad because of the size/weight, it holds 16 rounds of 9mm, and they're known for exceptional accuracy.
     
  7. blahpony

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    I have a CZ P-07. I like it quite a bit.

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    As a carry gun:

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  8. browningguy

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    I only have one CZ currently, a 75B. Quite honestly they seem well made, but unless you get one of the match models all of the triggers I have tried were just acceptable.
     
  9. CA Raider

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    if you like the CZ's - get one of their pistols. they are very accurate, and price is quite reasonable. I have fired the classic CZ-75B in 9mm a lot, and found it to be a very accurate gun. I have not tried the CZ-97 in 45 cal. I'd like to, though.

    I find arguments by people seeking the "perfect trigger" to be a bit perfectionistic. I don't see anything wrong with the CZ triggers. If you hold the pistol well and maintain good sight alignment - you will get excellent results.

    CA R
     
  10. sirgilligan

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    I have two CZ products. Both are excellent. A CZ 85B pistol in 9mm and a CZ 527 bolt action in 5.56 NATO.

    Here are some pictures from older posts:

    7 Yards

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    Two more sets at 7 yards:

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  11. sirgilligan

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    And here are some 15 yard shots. All free standing, just throw her up there and let'em go:

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  12. sirgilligan

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    And one more, three in one hole, 7 yards, free standing (see bottom part of picture)

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    So, I think the proof is in the pictures. I am an average shot.

    I have to say it was the best thing next to my Browning Hi-Power that I have ever bought.
     
  13. targetshooter22

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    CZ 75BD is a great gun. I, like others, prefer the all steel approach. It runs great, and is fun to shoot. The only ammo it hates (and ever failed to feed) was Blazer aluminum cases. So accurate, fun, reliable, all metal. What's not to like?

    Of course the pistol is great, but my favorite CZ products are their rifles. :)
     
  14. dalv

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    Thanks guys - looks like I need to check them out. I do like the blue/wood as well although not against the poly.

    Will start browsing and see what is out there - I frequent several LGS. Only issue is Left wing NY and the stupid "safe" law limits to 10 rd mag - although we can only load with 7 rds :cuss:

    That will limit the models available for me to purchase, but there are enough others.

    Will let you know
     
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    CZ makes a great pistol. They are well made, reliable, and very accurate. I recently had a CZ 75B Compact that I traded away. I didn't shoot it much, and my Springfield XD-9 was lighter and higher capacity, while being the same size. Nothing bad to say about the CZ. It was a great gun.

    Here are a few pics of my recently traded CZ 75B Compact. It was a good looking gun. I had it Cerakoted burnt bronze, hyena brown VZ Frag grips, and Meprolight night sights on it.

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    Beware of three CZ models.

    97b converted to SAO and smithed.

    75b polished stainless.

    P01.

    Hold and fire any of these and your wallet will get much lighter.
     
  17. Thompsoncustom

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    Don't worry CZ makes 10rd mags for any of the 75 series guns.
     
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    Good guns -

    CZ P01
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    30'/5 shots
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    CZ SP01 Tactical

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    That is a beautiful CZ Compact. Yes they are all steel, and yes they are heavy relatively speaking. However, the nice thing about CZ is they make both aluminum alloy framed compact pistols like the 75D PCR, and P-01, and now polymer framed like the P-07, P-09, and Phantom. So you can get an excellent, lighter weight pistol from CZ.
     
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    I LOVE my CZ P-09. They are a bit hard to find, but worth the wait. CZ, IMO, makes the top tier guns.
     
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    While the original CZ75 had a grip frame and trigger design that was a bit of a stretch if you had small hands/short fingers, the compact P-01 is perfectly downsized in comparison. I love the way it feels and balances in my hand and the overall quality in terms of fit and finish are first rate.
     
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    It's hard to beat the grip on the original 75s. Better than the P-09 [though the P-09 feels good]. My best feeling [and shooting] gun I've ever owned is my customized SP-01. The only thing it lacks is a good quality set of wood grips. Right now, it just has the Hogue grip on it. . . . though it DOES make it even more comfortable to shoot with the Hogue on it. Quarter [maybe even nickle, if I take my time] sized standing groups at 7 yards with it. A truly amazing pistol!
     
  23. snapshot762

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    The CZ75 is my favorite handgun by far!
    75 matte stainless
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    P-01.
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    SP-01.
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    Not pictured is the .22 Kadet adapter works with any of my cz's, love them all!
     
  24. browningguy

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    I guess this was aimed at me, since it showed up under my post daring to say anything "difficult or non-fanboyish" about a CZ. If you don't see anything wrong with standard CZ triggers it's only because you haven't tried a really good trigger. Also I haven't seen any posts where someone was seeking the "perfect trigger", although they are certainly available. Next to the barrel the trigger is the most important thing for accuracy, so yes, some of us do put an emphasis on the quality of the trigger pull. Personally I get better results with smooth crisp triggers than I do with just adequate triggers. Now keep in mind I've only been shooting competitively since 1976 (although I've never been really good) so I still have a lot to learn and may be proven wrong about trigger quality being a desirable thing.

    Also CZ do put some very nice triggers in their match guns, so I really don't see why they can't better with the regular line. It's not like they sell them at cut-rate prices and have to save every dime they can. I love the basic 75 design, but honestly I have found the Tanfoglio versions to be more accurate and have better triggers at every price point.

    They are perfectly adequate defensive guns in the standard models. Here's my current CZ, although I only wear it to fancy dress barbeques and don't carry it on a regular basis.

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  25. The_Guy

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    What holster is that?
     
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