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DannyR
09-19-2010, 13:07
I'm considering buying a CZ because I have only heard positive comments about them. But which CZ?

I really shoot my G19 best of all Glocks, and I shoot at targets at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards at speed.

I appreciate any advice you may offer.

the perfesser
09-19-2010, 18:10
The "Classic" -- the full-sized 75B in 9mm. (You can always get the other models later!)

TwentyNizzo
09-19-2010, 18:42
I have the CZ75 P01. It's favors extremely well to the G19 in my experience. It's proven to be every bit as reliable as the Glock for me, which is 100% for both. It has a nice smooth single action trigger pull. Downsides for me are the very short slide in height (can't get good grip on it) and the factory sights.

deeHKman
09-20-2010, 17:00
I have the P01 and the prior is right is does compare to the G19 which
i have 3 of the gen3. The cz-75b is also real nice i have two-tone and a s/s
version >Let me know if you plan to carry, range gun and other ideas you have for the cz BTW do search and read about the torture test the P01 went
thru i was amazed, David

deeHKman
09-20-2010, 18:37
The Cz SP-01 i have is all steel with n/s ...it is heavy and shooting +9+ like
no other 9 i have but the CZ' are unique in many ways. The slide fits into the
frame which i really like. But once you try a CZ you will understand..its not
the average handgun..i still i have my first one since 1997...I'm sure you have
done some research.on them..i have bought some from budsgunshop.com
good luck, David

DannyR
09-20-2010, 19:31
It will not be for carry, just range use.

deeHKman
09-20-2010, 22:08
DannyR if i was going to buy my first CZ knowing what i now know then the CZ-75B in S/S, two-tone or polycoat(black?blue).I really like my matte stainless. I plan on putting some N/S on later. I believe any one you choose you'll like alot . The 75 is a true classic. Hope i have helped. Need more info.i'll be happy to help. Good Luck to you DannyR, David

8Ring
09-20-2010, 22:43
I suggest the CZ 85 Combat. It is the basic CZ 75 modified for range use with an adjustable rear sight, ambidexterous safety and no firing pin block for a better trigger pull. My 85C is the most reliable pistol I own and is also very accurate. An action job and new hammer by Angus Hobdell of the CZ shooting team made it a very delightful gun for range and competition use.

Officer's Match
09-21-2010, 21:24
I just grabbed my first CZ Danny, a SP01 Phantom. I absolutely cannot get over how comfortable and slim the grip is. I got it today and have not shot it. I'll report back after puttin' her thru the paces. FWIW, I've heard the DA pull is pretty bad, but mine is very smooth, tons better than the wife's Smith 442.

Officer's Match
09-22-2010, 08:00
First pic's of my first CZ:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ12.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ13.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ17.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ15.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ16.jpg

bac1023
09-22-2010, 20:17
I'm considering buying a CZ because I have only heard positive comments about them. But which CZ?

I really shoot my G19 best of all Glocks, and I shoot at targets at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 yards at speed.

I appreciate any advice you may offer.

If you want to spend a little money, go for the Tactical Sport.

Awesome pistol for the range.

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-75-tactical/






I've got a Champion and love it.

http://cz-usa.com/products/view/cz-75-champion/


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/001-2.jpg

IndyGunFreak
09-23-2010, 08:04
First pic's of my first CZ:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ12.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ13.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ17.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ15.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/CZ/CZ16.jpg

I want one of those so bad... Have you had luck finding holsters for it? I've heard the regular SP-01 holsters do not work. Do the mags drop free?

I have a CZ 75 BD, and am extremely happy with it. To heavy to carry.. if it was lighter, no ifs ands or maybe's, I'd be carrying it.

IGF <--- Happy CZ owner

Officer's Match
09-23-2010, 08:07
I want one of those so bad... Have you had luck finding holsters for it? I've heard the regular SP-01 holsters do not work. Do the mags drop free?

I have a CZ 75 BD, and am extremely happy with it. To heavy to carry.. if it was lighter, no ifs ands or maybe's, I'd be carrying it.

IGF <--- Happy CZ owner

Just got it, haven't even shot it yet. I have not tried to find a holster.

IndyGunFreak
09-23-2010, 08:12
Just got it, haven't even shot it yet. I have not tried to find a holster.

If you would... Keep me posted on anything you find. Buds Gun Shop is running a sick deal on those pistols. Even after shipping and FFL fees, I come out ahead of my local guy + tax.

katherder
09-27-2010, 21:24
My P-01 with Hi Viz sights. It also has had a trigger job which gave it an 8# pull in double action and 3# in single. No creep in the pull and smooth and crisp as can be. I use it for IDPA with an Alabama holster originally made for a P-07. A little adjustment to the tension screw and it fit perfectly. For carry I use an HBE Holsters OS Pro IWB made specifically for the P-01. My brother has Meprolight model 17775 night sights on his P-01 and they are great. He carries his in an UGB holster-Bonneville model. It's not on the gun list but the owner Nate has access to a P-01 that he can use to make a holster for you, just e-mail him. Both mine and my brother's P-01s are extremely accurate .

cdunn
10-03-2010, 13:14
I've had a couple ,a cz40 compact that I wouldn't wish on anyone and a 85c which I liked.Right now I'm thinking about this,its kind of a cco cz.
http://czcustom.com/czprotek1longslide717.aspx

Jr.
10-04-2010, 16:32
CZ-75b, its my second best range gun. The best groups i've ever shot were from my 75b.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll96/jrsmokestacks/DSCN0017.jpg

The houges made a huge difference in comfort for me.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll96/jrsmokestacks/DSCN0066.jpg

methodius
10-07-2010, 11:59
I am certain that if you like the G19 you will like the CZ P01. I love mine and it is bone stock. When I first got it I put the snap caps in it and worked the trigger a few hundred times and it smoothed our nicely. Everyone I let shoot it loves the way the grip melts into their hands and the way it points and shoots. I would like to get an SP01 one of these days. Been in love with them since they first came out. I also would like a CZ 97B. I have even given thought to giving up my beloved Kimber 1911 to get one . . . .

AZnine
10-07-2010, 12:16
If just a range gun I would highly recomend a CZ 75B SA(Single action). Has a nicer frame with a better beavertail than the standard CZ 75B. This website has tons of info too: www.czforum.com

Wade-19
10-14-2010, 11:14
If just a range gun I would highly recomend a CZ 75B SA(Single action). Has a nicer frame with a better beavertail than the standard CZ 75B. This website has tons of info too: www.czforum.com

+1 go with the 75 sa. I have a pre-b, SA, PCR, and a PO-1. I have had a 75 ss, 75 satin nickle, SP-01,75 compact, and a PO-6. The SA is my favorite.

Officer's Match
10-14-2010, 19:38
+1 go with the 75 sa. I have a pre-b, SA, PCR, and a PO-1. I have had a 75 ss, 75 satin nickle, SP-01,75 compact, and a PO-6. The SA is my favorite.

Wade, can you give me any P-01 vs PCR input?

the perfesser
10-14-2010, 19:46
I also would like a CZ 97B. I have even given thought to giving up my beloved Kimber 1911 to get one . . . .

No -- keep your beloved Kimber. But save up for the CZ97B........

Wade-19
10-14-2010, 20:05
Wade, can you give me any P-01 vs PCR input?

Not yet . I just picked up the PO-1 from a poster on here last week. I have not shot it yet. I will tell you this, the trigger on my PO-1 is smoother than the PCR .

clarkstoncz
10-20-2010, 11:40
Plenty of choices in the CZ line.

For a Range gun I'd go with a 75SA and not not look back.

However, most any CZ in 9mm or .40 will be impressive.


abne sure to visit the CZ-ZONE and take a look at most models.

Best of luck with your eventual purchase.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/75BSS/488647-big.jpg

Todd F
11-13-2010, 18:31
Get the 75B and add the competition hammer. I love mine and wouldn't trade it for any Glock :wow:

hongster
12-06-2010, 23:48
It will not be for carry, just range use.

Definitely the SP-01 with the manual safety. Then you can modify as you get more familiar with it. I seen some amazing video clips of pros using this weapon.

Lior
12-16-2010, 03:27
A SP-01 with trigger modified for single action only. Amazing piece of ordnance.

TexasVine
12-20-2010, 19:28
Both the 75B and the PO1 are my favorite. Both handle like a dream.

nuclear g17
12-23-2010, 20:31
CZ 75B much more accurate than a Glock

GlockRik
12-23-2010, 21:56
Hello Danny, excellent thread.

I've been shooting the Glock for years in IDPA, IPSC and steel, because I love the simplicity. But I still can't shoot them as well as 1911. I've been looking at the CZ for SSP.

I think I'm going with the 85 Combat for the no firing pin block. Bud's does have them at a good price right now.

Rik

Shiro_tengu
01-08-2011, 17:45
I am a Die Hard Glock fan. My personal weapon and work weapon are both Glocks. I have been carrying Glocks for about 10 years now. Several weeks ago at the IPSC range a friend asked me if I would like to try his SP01 Shadow. I reluctantly accepted his offer.
The optic fiber front sight made acquiring a sight picture extremely simple. It was beautifully balanced, fired perfectly, followup shots were a breeze, mag changes were fantastically easy and fast.
This weapon is also the best looking of the CZ family IMO and as it was designed with combat applications in mind, it is robust and capable. I liked it so much, I have one on order! I was completely sold.
I suggest you check out the SP01 Shadow!!

dondavis3
02-03-2013, 13:43
My CZ 85 Combat

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/CZ85Combat.jpg

It's a wonderful gun in every way.

:cool:

Fuerte
02-03-2013, 20:20
I absolutely love my CZ 75 TS!

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa333/gstjohn2/D37479DC-9671-4091-8135-0A1CEC7CDA26-324-000000E7627BF6CD_zpsf65f96f3.jpg

MrGlock21
02-03-2013, 21:35
I absolutely love my CZ 75 TS!

http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa333/gstjohn2/D37479DC-9671-4091-8135-0A1CEC7CDA26-324-000000E7627BF6CD_zpsf65f96f3.jpg

I had one of those and I do miss it. Loved it but had compelling reason to sell. Worth every penny. Sweet shooter!!!

Linux3
02-04-2013, 22:43
If you would... Keep me posted on anything you find. Buds Gun Shop is running a sick deal on those pistols. Even after shipping and FFL fees, I come out ahead of my local guy + tax.
IGF, we meet again!

I have a 75 Shadow T
http://czcustom.com/shadowtarget.aspx
I shoot IDPA and USPSA with it. I shot in the 2012 USPSA Nationals in Production with it.

Great compitition gun but a little heavy for carry. I really like my P-01. It is very accurate and heavy enough to shoot streight and light enough to carry.

JDSTG58
02-28-2013, 12:37
The CZ 75 has been on my list for a while. However, also look at the milsurplus ones. They are a lot of fun at the range. The CZ 52 in 7.62x25 always gets people's attention. It has a sharp report that you can feel in your feet when you shoot. Just a cool Cold War piece of history. Also check out the CZ 82/83. The 82 is 9mm mak, the 83 is in .380. Both can be had for under $250. If you get a commercial 83, you can get them in .32. It's the only 15 shot .32 I know of. CZ makes nice stuff.

countrygun
02-28-2013, 12:58
The CZ 75 has been on my list for a while. However, also look at the milsurplus ones. They are a lot of fun at the range. The CZ 52 in 7.62x25 always gets people's attention. It has a sharp report that you can feel in your feet when you shoot. Just a cool Cold War piece of history. Also check out the CZ 82/83. The 82 is 9mm mak, the 83 is in .380. Both can be had for under $250. If you get a commercial 83, you can get them in .32. It's the only 15 shot .32 I know of. CZ makes nice stuff.

The commercial 83s are being dropped, as are several others.

We have 5 CZs and a couple of "clones" as well. Great guns, especially when they were under priced.

Luminary
02-28-2013, 16:36
I shoot the best with my CZ P01. Everything is stock except for the grips and it's a dream!

Pros:
-Extremely accurate
-Good price to quality ratio (payed $600 for mine about 2 months ago)
-All steel/alloy construction allows for VERY fast follow up shots
-Beautiful gun
-Will fit most hands like a glove
-Single action is the bees knees!

Cons:
-Thin slide with heavy recoil spring takes a little getting used to but if my skinny ass can do it, I'm sure you can too.
-Factory sites are good enough... not the best.
-Very long and heavy trigger pull when in double action or half cocked though half cocked is much easier. In the half cocked position, you won't be able to tell that shot from your single action shot placement if you practice and get used to the trigger.

WayneJessie
03-03-2013, 12:28
If I were coming from a G19 to my first CZ it would be the PO7. A steal at the price. That being said, I have a PO1 that I love as well as a 75Compact. The compact is all steel so it gets on the heavy side if you tote it all day but boy will it shoot. CZ just does not make a "bad" weapon. If you know much about the company's factory you know these people are obsessed with building their weapons. I don't suppose there is another brand in their price-range that offers so much in stock form and their potential tweaked is even better.

UselessEnergy
03-11-2013, 13:36
If I were coming from a G19 to my first CZ it would be the PO7. A steal at the price. That being said, I have a PO1 that I love as well as a 75Compact. The compact is all steel so it gets on the heavy side if you tote it all day but boy will it shoot. CZ just does not make a "bad" weapon. If you know much about the company's factory you know these people are obsessed with building their weapons. I don't suppose there is another brand in their price-range that offers so much in stock form and their potential tweaked is even better.

I can appreciate completely what youre saying. I do however feel that Tanfoglios/EAA offer 90% of the CZ quality while being considerably cheaper for standard options.

My Tan Witness Elite had adj rear/ fiber front, skeletonized trigger/hammer, adj trigger, ext mag release, match grade barrel + other features AND it was about $560

Probably one of the best purchases ive ever made

DeLo
03-11-2013, 17:13
I can appreciate completely what youre saying. I do however feel that Tanfoglios/EAA offer 90% of the CZ quality while being considerably cheaper for standard options.

My Tan Witness Elite had adj rear/ fiber front, skeletonized trigger/hammer, adj trigger, ext mag release, match grade barrel + other features AND it was about $560

Probably one of the best purchases ive ever made
do they have the 19 round mags for those though?

UselessEnergy
03-11-2013, 18:38
do they have the 19 round mags for those though?

19 no. 17+1

http://eaacorp.com/portfolio-item/witness-elite-match/

UselessEnergy
03-11-2013, 18:46
I can appreciate completely what youre saying. I do however feel that Tanfoglios/EAA offer 90% of the CZ quality while being considerably cheaper for standard options.

My Tan Witness Elite had adj rear/ fiber front, skeletonized trigger/hammer, adj trigger, ext mag release, match grade barrel + other features AND it was about $560

Probably one of the best purchases ive ever made

Well, now I feel like a dipchat ha.. seems that theyve gone up in price since I had bought mine.

I found a few for around $625/650

sorry for the error

WarEagle32
03-28-2013, 16:43
My CZ 85 Combat

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/CZ85Combat.jpg

It's a wonderful gun in every way.

:cool:

Hell yea! I have one from CZ Customs 85 Combat that is just like that one! Its the best pistol my hands have ever touched, and I have touched wayyyy too many!!! Great Gun!!!

Wetrudgeon
04-08-2013, 08:12
We think a 75B is a good start. If your experiences are like our own, there will be more CZ's to follow.

We trudge on.