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LSUAdman
01-16-2013, 08:42
So I admit, I have completely ignored CZs. That was until recently.

I was at Collector's last week, looking for good deals, when I found a compact Baby Eagle in 9mm. Picked it up, felt it and loved it on contact - even got it for under MSRP.

After doing a little reading it seems the internals are a copy of the CZ-75, and after searching GT for more info, I find that there is quite the cult following for CZ-75s, as well as clones such as the EAA Witness pistols.

So tell me about your CZ-75s or clones. What do you like about them? Any of you CC one? What about magazines and capacities?

And best of all, feel free to post tons of pictures!

Taphius
01-16-2013, 08:45
The premier wonder nine IMO. Alloy framed ones are easy to carry, magazines generally are not too expensive (got mine from Greg cote), easy to field strip, not so easy to detail strip but you should almost never have to.

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Bob Hafler
01-16-2013, 09:30
Your life will never be the same because you touched a CZ pistol. It's not a bad thing, but there is no cure for it and it can be hard on your wallet. My CZ story starts out with reading and watching some reviews ( hickok45) has two very good videos on the CZ75 B. I liked what I've heard and read about them. So one day in the GS I asked to see and hold one in my hands.
Now I will admit I was warned not to touch one unless I was hell bent on buying one immediately. I should have listened to that advice. Ok so I walked out of the GS with a 75 B that day. That pistol feels like a body part more than it does anything else. This lead me to a very nice used CZ82 that is chambered in a 9x18 round and is by far the best $200 I ever spent on a pistol. Then the CZ bug bit me again just before the holidays when I walked into the same gunshop were I got the 82 and found a slightly used 2011 CZ PO-1.
Watch those videos from Hickok45. You will see and learn more from them on the CZ then I could ever express from this keyboard.

SigFTW
01-16-2013, 10:09
CZ, Baby Eagles, EAA and others all share the same platform. I would say the CZ is at the top out of the 3 mention. Still, the other two are great!

My personal preference is the CZ, I carry the P-01 compact, and also have the CZ 40P and Baby Eagle. The CZ is accurate, comfortable, reliable and light.

raven11
01-16-2013, 10:13
Great ergonomics , not the deal they once were. you could get CZ for $350-400 now just a CZ-75B at the local shop is $500 when you can find them. DA trigger is gritty out of box but can be improved (the trigger sort of varies between pistol to pistol i've heard)

the basic CZ-75 is around $500ish but if you want a CZ with rail and N/S expect to pay a pretty penny

here are my two CZ's

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c316/raven1121/cz-85%20combat/IMG_2788.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c316/raven1121/cz-85%20combat/cz019.jpg

SigFTW
01-16-2013, 10:23
Here are my CZs

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg558/SigFTW1/CZGroup-01_zpsa2d6b2d9.jpg

LSUAdman
01-16-2013, 10:28
Great ergonomics , not the deal they once were. you could get CZ for $350-400 now just a CZ-75B at the local shop is $500 when you can find them. DA trigger is gritty out of box but can be improved (the trigger sort of varies between pistol to pistol i've heard)

the basic CZ-75 is around $500ish but if you want a CZ with rail and N/S expect to pay a pretty penny

here are my two CZ's

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c316/raven1121/cz-85%20combat/IMG_2788.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c316/raven1121/cz-85%20combat/cz019.jpg

Raven, those look very nice!

How do you like the wooden grips? Did they come stock like that or did you buy them aftermarket?

LSUAdman
01-16-2013, 10:31
Here are my CZs

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg558/SigFTW1/CZGroup-01_zpsa2d6b2d9.jpg


How did I miss out on these all these years? Those are beauts.

I told my wife last night that I might have been bitten by the CZ bug. Her response, " Thank God. Your Glocks are ugly!" :crying:

raven11
01-16-2013, 10:32
Raven, those look very nice!

How do you like the wooden grips? Did they come stock like that or did you buy them aftermarket?

Thanks , the wood grips are CZ-made but you have to buy them separately from CZ-USA or CZcustom I like the wood grips very much. They complment the look of the pistol and in my opinion I get a better grip with wood grips

12131
01-16-2013, 10:39
Excellent pistols. Great ergo. Triggers need work, if you hate creeps (not just a little creep, but probable one of the worst creeps in the industry). My favorite is the 75D PCR Compact. That thing of 14+1 feels like perfection in my hand. I want to get another one, if I can find it. Mine two:
http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y281/qavsiv/ERG/cz//1group-cz03i.jpg

aircarver
01-16-2013, 10:49
:thumbsup: ....... :supergrin:

... Slightly tangential ... My CZ-97 is my favorite .45 pistol ... :supergrin:

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JTSmith
01-16-2013, 11:01
Awesome pistols. I have a 75BD and a PCR. I added CZ aluminum grips to the PCR. Hands down, THE MOST COMFORTABLE GUN IN THE WORLD!

Seriously, the only downsides with the PCR are sight and holster options.

SigFTW
01-16-2013, 11:02
" Thank God. Your Glocks are ugly!" :crying:

:rofl::rofl::rofl: I like your wife!!

GlockinNJ
01-16-2013, 11:24
I have a stainless CZ-75B. It's beautiful, very comfortable, very reliable and very accurate. This gun has a frame over slide design, which is the opposite of most semi-autos. This results in shorter slide serrations, but it never bothered me.

The factory sights are kinda lame, but it's no big deal to change them.

The ergos are pretty much legend. The safety is in just the right spot to allow manipulation and cocked and locked carry, like a 1911, without shifting grip.

SigFTW
01-16-2013, 11:30
The CZ are very accurate!!

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg558/SigFTW1/CZ75P-01-2Sooting-01.jpg

JimIsland
01-16-2013, 11:47
A CZ has been on my short list for a while.Damn you guys make spending money fun!!! I love the look of the "D" model. Now to try and find one.

fnfalman
01-16-2013, 11:53
You can pistol whip people with CZ-75Bs and they won't laugh back at you the way they would if you were to crack them on the head with a Glock.

They're dishwasher safe unlike the rest of the plastic pistols.

WarEagle32
01-16-2013, 11:57
The 75 Family is probably the best 9mm ever made. I mean that!! Nearly at any price. CZ's were a well kept secret for a long time and now the secret is almost totally out, they are awesome. Just get the trigger tuned on them a bit, I have a CZ Customs 85 Combat 9mm that is the best pistol that my hands have ever touched and I have touched a ton of them! The 75B types are the ones I recommend and they have gotten very hard to find in the past year or so. Therefore, if you find a good one that you want buy it!

hoghunter82
01-16-2013, 12:07
Hate to be Donny Downer here with all the love being shown. But I must have owned the ONLY lemon CZ ever produced. My 75B was a jam-o-matic no matter the ammo or shooter. Eight different ammos, twelve different shooters, all the same result. I bought one because I was told it was the end all be all 9mm. Maybe it was just my gun but I certainly was not impressed. That said, I still want a SP-01 Shadow and Phantom. I won't hold one experience with a brand against them.


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LSUAdman
01-16-2013, 12:08
:rofl::rofl::rofl: I like your wife!!

I'm partial to her, too. :cool:

SPIN2010
01-16-2013, 12:16
... I must have owned the ONLY lemon CZ ever produced. My 75B was a jam-o-matic no matter the ammo or shooter.

Nope, I had a CZ 75 Compact .40 S&W that was exactly as you described. I think they actually stopped making that version, but not sure ... they should have.

Golddog
01-16-2013, 12:40
I've owned well over a hundred handguns of various kinds; after I shot a friend's CZ 75B, I sold them all and now own only a half-dozen pistols, all CZ's. If I had to pick a favorite among them, it would be the 75 SAO, with its excellent trigger. For carry, the smaller CZ Rami is perfect for me - light, comfortable, accurate, totally reliable.

I've shot a couple dozen CZ's, by the way, and not one suffered from reliability issues. While the DA pulls weren't terrific, they were a lot better than the DA triggers on any other of the many brands I've tried. In any event, my CZ's were all of the cocked and locked type, so I had no need of the DA pull.

Golddog
01-16-2013, 12:42
Double post. Delete.

ponchsox
01-16-2013, 16:04
Great pistol. Good luck finding one.

jjray21
01-16-2013, 16:26
I have had a CZ75 P-01 9mm for years. I've shot an estimated 3500 rounds through it and only 1 FTF with wolf ammo.

Wetrudgeon
01-16-2013, 17:59
For us, the ergonomics of the CZ family of pistols set them apart. Easily the most comfortable in the hand, we think. They are therefore easier to shoot well for us than most others. We own a P-01 and a 97B, both great shooters, although the 97B is too large for us to conveniently hide and carry. We are more accurate with the 97B than with our 1911A1 pistols. Our brother owns a 75B which we have shot extensively. It is also excellent.

We wish for the days not so long ago when a 75B could be had for under $400. Alas, those days are gone and are unlikely to return.

We trudge on.

bac1023
01-16-2013, 18:01
The CZ 75 is simply one of the best 9mms ever built.

I have several CZs, plus some clones. :cool:

WarEagle32
01-16-2013, 18:23
The CZ 75 is simply one of the best 9mms ever built.

I have several CZs, plus some clones. :cool:

Well said!!

GAFinch
01-16-2013, 18:27
I have a stainless 75B that I love...the Baby Eagles do have a certain appeal of their own.

How's the slide manipulation on the Baby Eagle with that slide-mounted safety?

countrygun
01-16-2013, 18:42
They have had an effect on me. I became a fan several guns ago.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/countrygun/IM002805.jpg


I need to take another "family" pic to include the 82s

LSUAdman
01-16-2013, 18:48
I have a stainless 75B that I love...the Baby Eagles do have a certain appeal of their own.

How's the slide manipulation on the Baby Eagle with that slide-mounted safety?


I havent shot it yet - that'll be this weekend - but it's okay, but not as easy as, say, a Glock 17's slide - at least for me. I have thick fingers, and I have to do the over the slide rack to get a good purchase. I'm sure as I get used to it it'll get easier.

LSUAdman
01-16-2013, 18:50
They have had an effect on me. I became a fan several guns ago.

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu208/countrygun/IM002805.jpg


I need to take another "family" pic to include the 82s


Country, thanks for posting this. I was wondering, since I see your full size baby eagle, are the mags compatible between the other 75s?

I read one long article that says the CZ mags work in the eagle, but not vice versa. I tried one at the shop, though, and it worked - but we didnt load the mag.

Just wondering what my options are.

mr00jimbo
01-16-2013, 18:53
I like it. A lot. But i need to get a trigger job on my SP-01 and I find the tiny slide takes some getting used to, especially with the heavy factory recoil spring.
If you want a picture
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/9162/119kn.jpg
It's somewhere in there. ;)

countrygun
01-16-2013, 19:19
Country, thanks for posting this. I was wondering, since I see your full size baby eagle, are the mags compatible between the other 75s?

I read one long article that says the CZ mags work in the eagle, but not vice versa. I tried one at the shop, though, and it worked - but we didnt load the mag.

Just wondering what my options are.

that is a very..well.."amusing" issue with me. Kind of "some do, some don't kind of thing. I am sure they can be "adapted" in just a couple of minutes but I had gone "mag crazy" before anyone ever heard of an Obama and bought a bungload for each and mixed and matched. They weren't popular back then or I would have kept better track of who's fit which.

countrygun
01-16-2013, 19:23
I have a stainless 75B that I love...the Baby Eagles do have a certain appeal of their own.

How's the slide manipulation on the Baby Eagle with that slide-mounted safety?

My Jericho/B eagle safety is a bit if a bear. It's the toughest of my slide safeties to operate.

The gun is so accurate that I can live with it and really there is no advantage to using it as anything other than a decocker.

pokersamurai
01-16-2013, 20:46
I loved my CZ-75b Retro so much that I sent it to the guys at the CZ Custom Shop and had them work their magic on it.

IMO, the CZ-75 is one of the most accurate and reliable 9mm's on the market.

Plus they look pretty good too. :supergrin:


http://i543.photobucket.com/albums/gg478/pokersamurai/DSCF4416.jpg

JaPes
01-16-2013, 20:57
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f275/suba-saab/EAA%20Witness%20P%209mm/EAA_003_zps8e5e5962.jpg

My CZ clone, a Tanfoglio Force P (EAA Witness P). Runs like a top and inherently accurate to boot. I looked at a IWI Jericho, but I didn't like the slide mounted safety.

Line Rider
01-16-2013, 21:13
After many years of wanting a CZ75B I bought one last year. I traded it in about 2 month later because I had 5 9mm pistols, P-226, GL19, Ber. 92FS INOX, Police Trade in Ber 92FS including the CZ75B.

Here's what I learned:
PRO's:
I'd a biker chic not a beauty queen. Throw some lube in it and it will shoot ANY 9mm ammo made.
It feels good in the hand, esp BIG hands.
NO side bite at all. If you have big thick hands this is your guns.

CON's

The only holsters I could find were custom, and that was limited then. Kind of take it or leave it.
Mags: Mec - Gar was the only company that had mags. Mags between the A and B aren't the same.
The all steel frame is would be a heavy carry gun.
Night sights were a custom job.

Over all I liked the gun. But, when I buy a gun I buy a working gun. It's going to be carried in good and bad weather. Night as well as day. Mostly off duty but if need be on duty. I don't buy toys or safe queens. I found that it won't do anything that my SIG, Berettas or Glock wouldn't do. So I had to find it a new home.

I went to my LGS with the CZ to trade for a used Kimber Custom II. Instead of the K C II I found a new Colt Commander. So the CZ, police traded in Ber, 92FS and a SIG 230 in .380 went to good homes, and a new pony rides on my hip. :supergrin:

Raven1967
01-16-2013, 21:45
Still have my 75B but regret selling my CZ Phantom.CZ makes a damn good firearm!

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f104/chichlid67/DSC02293.jpg

Luminary
01-16-2013, 23:51
Just got a new CZ P01 and LOVE IT! This is the most accurate pistol for me.

Scott3670
01-16-2013, 23:56
I have a CZ P07 Duty and it's one of the nicest guns I've ever owned. I find it shoots better than either of my SIGs and at a third of the price. My advice is to jump onto the CZ bandwagon - you won't regret it.

Walt Sherrill
01-17-2013, 08:13
The only holsters I could find were custom, and that was limited then. Kind of take it or leave it.
Mags: Mec - Gar was the only company that had mags. Mags between the A and B aren't the same.
The all steel frame is would be a heavy carry gun.
Night sights were a custom job.

Your experiences with the 75B must have been some years back...


Many makers NOW make holsters for the 75B-based line, and have for a number of years. That said, any holster that works with the Beretta 92 should work with the 75B.


Mags for the Pre-Bs will work in the B models, but not always the other way around. (Other companies make mags that will work in the CZ, but Mec-Gar are the best, and generally not nearly as expensive as factory mags. Mec-Gar now makes most of the factory mags, too.)


The steel frame can be heavy, but not greatly heavier than a 1911, unless you factor in the weight of the loaded 15-17 round mags, which would be heavier than a loaded 9 (in 9mm) round 1911 mag.


Night sights are available as a factory-installed option, but not common. I've had night sights on most of the many CZs I've owned over the years.
CZs aren't for everyone, but they're pretty good guns, and most find that they "point" more naturally than most other guns.

High Altitude
01-17-2013, 09:31
Most under rated pistol out there.

Here are mine. Plan on getting many more in the future.

CZ SP-01 Tactical
CZ P-01

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/myphotos27/DSC01142.jpg

The P-01 is the most accurate pistol that I own. The P-01 will give any glock or M&P a run for its money. It is an outstanding carry pistol.

7 yds, 5 rds, offhand/standing ( I can do this all day long)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/myphotos27/DSC01143.jpg

vtbluegrass
01-17-2013, 18:55
CZ 75 BD Police was my first handgun. It is still my most shot and go to handgun. I have bought and sold other but the 75 will never be sold. I have a hard time talking myself into other handguns because I am sitting there thinking why not just get another CZ. I have the feeling that it will always be my favorite.

427
01-17-2013, 19:58
Cz75 SA Single Action
http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt354/MattP427/000_1987.jpg

Trey83
01-17-2013, 20:44
I am always happy to pic whore with my CZ. I fell in love with the CZ 75 a couple years back when a stranger at my gun club asked me to shoot his. Great trigger on the Shadow straight from the factory. The CZ's have the best ergo's of any pistol I have handled.

http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/whitestang04/My%20Guns/DSC_1304-1.jpg

5 shots offhand at 7 yards.
http://i458.photobucket.com/albums/qq301/whitestang04/My Guns/0226111618.jpg

zippo
01-17-2013, 21:24
@ one time.... I have all CZ with Decock and love it all stock,all shoot well but now I just have 2 ....SP-01 and SA model

why I like CZ so much I have small hand and is fit my hand better, Glock is good grip size but CZ is better fit. N

all with NO problem, can not recall FTF or FTE...like most of people said U have to shoot it and U will know. after I shoot it @ gunrange rent gun..I start looking for it.

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w210/zippog34/CZ%2075%20gun/P1020487.jpg

WarEagle32
01-17-2013, 21:41
I have my 85 Combat that is strictly a competition setup. My next handgun purchase is going to be of the 75B family with the firing pin block removed, and some night sights to be used as a defense pistol because my 85 Combat just isn't set up for that. I have a ton of mags so buying one makes a lot of sense. A 75B or 85 is just SO hard to find now, for good reason!

irishbum
01-18-2013, 10:47
Everyone needs one!!!

http://i45.tinypic.com/otjcbc.jpg

fnfalman
01-18-2013, 12:40
I wish that I could have gotten the original CZ-75, but the B will do me just fine: blued, two-tones and bright stainless with Kadet Kit. The Kadet Kit fitted beautifully and shot beautifully as well. The best factory .22LR conversion kit I've ever seen.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CZ75Bs/bluedCZ75B2.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CZ75Bs/CZ75B.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/CZ75Bs/RimfireWeekend044.jpg