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uncledoodoo
02-12-2013, 21:53
I have a potential trade, my Glock 23 for a CZ 75 compact. It was supposedly made in 1993 and doesn't say "B" on the side (just says "CZ 75 Compact". Did the compact come along after the B so that it would have the upgrades (internal firing-pin block in particular)? Its a beautiful piece but I don't want the troubles I've heard associated with the older CZs.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ARoAymupqVs/URsOBUZdUJI/AAAAAAAAFoo/qtbwL0Iop4E/s800/Screenshot_2013-02-12-12-10-26.png

raven11
02-12-2013, 21:59
you should be good, the CZ75 Compact isn't marked B even on the newer models

uncledoodoo
02-12-2013, 22:02
Thanks Raven11.

Here's the other side just-in-case
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-skTSd1SCuLY/URsPpAqWUwI/AAAAAAAAFpE/iPl9HxdzxBQ/s800/859271_472386829476982_1760339279_o.jpg

AsSeenOnTV
02-12-2013, 22:06
Not sure about the internals of that gun, UncleDodoo, but the CZ75s I have owned work flawlessly.

uncledoodoo
02-12-2013, 22:14
Its a beauty for sure. I guess I'll do it. Would like to know if anyone knows if this one from 93 should have the internal block, or can find a link to what one would look like internally (the guy who has it got it on a trade and doesn't know anything about it, got it from an old guy who had it for years)

countrygun
02-12-2013, 22:37
The Compacts are good to go. I don't think they made compact model before the safety change so they didn't have to differentiate. but I could be wrong. I don't think the safety would keep me from one though, in fact I'd like a "pre B" myself. I don't have Pre so I can't take a comparison pic, sorry.

I absolutely love mine after 4 years. Those grips and the blue finish are downright gorgeous. I love my Chrome model, which they dropped this year, but that one is nice.

High Altitude
02-13-2013, 01:04
I would make that trade all day long.

427
02-13-2013, 02:44
Doesn't the finger grove trigger guard give it away as a 'B' as opposed to the rounded one on the 'pre B'?

uncledoodoo
02-13-2013, 07:28
427, I don't know CZ's but my research in the last few hours would indicate the same thing. Once again, I love the knowledge you find on here, thanks guys! I'll post better pics once I have it. Anybody know where to get mags for it? I heard CZ sells them but I don't see any mags on their main website.

Bob Hafler
02-13-2013, 08:59
I'd make that trade in a heartbeat. CZ's are some fine pistols and that one appears to be in wonderful condition.

WayneJessie
02-13-2013, 11:52
I would make that trade all day long.
All day long and twice on Sunday. I have one. The most accurate and sweetest compact weapon I own. Every polymer gun I own would leave my house before my compact CZ would. If you're not sure about the deal put me in touch with the seller. I'll take it.

uncledoodoo
02-13-2013, 21:30
Its home now, safe and sound. Must have come from Commifornia since it has a 10-round mag. Anybody know where I can get mags right now?

raven11
02-13-2013, 22:13
Its home now, safe and sound. Must have come from Commifornia since it has a 10-round mag. Anybody know where I can get mags right now?

Check the cz site till they get more in, you picked a heck of a time to shop for standard capacity magazines :wavey:

http://shop.cz-usa.com/C-127/COMPACT.aspx

AsSeenOnTV
02-13-2013, 22:39
10 round? 14 round? You could try some of these places for starters.

http://www.mec-gar.com/Magazines/CZ/MGCZ7514

http://www.gunclips.net/cz.html

http://www.******tactical.com/mecz75co9mm1.html

WayneJessie
02-14-2013, 00:17
Its home now, safe and sound. Must have come from Commifornia since it has a 10-round mag. Anybody know where I can get mags right now?

CZ Custom Shop will have everything you'll need (when this crisis is over)and they ship super-fast. Angus and the guys there don't play.

elsolo
02-14-2013, 11:43
So does it have the firing pin block or not?

You can see the blocker plunger on the underside of the slide, if you remove or retract the slide.

uncledoodoo
02-14-2013, 11:59
elsolo, it has a small semi-circle black plunger so I guess its good. That's good to know, thanks for the info. This is a 93, so I guess that's the last year they said Czechoslovakia on them? This gun is in excellent+ condition. Can't wait to get it to the range. My brother just called and said walmart had a lot of 9mm in stock today.

panzer1
02-14-2013, 12:25
427, I don't know CZ's but my research in the last few hours would indicate the same thing. Once again, I love the knowledge you find on here, thanks guys! I'll post better pics once I have it. Anybody know where to get mags for it? I heard CZ sells them but I don't see any mags on their main website.Yes get the mag's at CDNN they are much lest. Or try top gun. You will love the cz,75compact I do.

panzer1
02-14-2013, 12:32
elsolo, it has a small semi-circle black plunger so I guess its good. That's good to know, thanks for the info. This is a 93, so I guess that's the last year they said Czechoslovakia on them? This gun is in excellent+ condition. Can't wait to get it to the range. My brother just called and said walmart had a lot of 9mm in stock today.Just a note: CZ'S like 124gr ammo better then 115gr ammo & if yours as a plastic guild rod(may not its older) get a steel one from CZ just call them up. I did that with all my CZ'S.

uncledoodoo
02-14-2013, 12:47
Just a note: CZ'S like 124gr ammo better then 115gr ammo & if yours as a plastic guild rod(may not its older) get a steel one from CZ just call them up. I did that with all my CZ'S.

thanks for the tip. It has a stainless guide rod. Will that help with 115gr? I really detest finicky guns, hope this one can shoot whatever I find to feed it.

WayneJessie
02-14-2013, 12:59
thanks for the tip. It has a stainless guide rod. Will that help with 115gr? I really detest finicky guns, hope this one can shoot whatever I find to feed it.

I have over 5000 rounds of 115gr ammo through mine without so much as a burp...

uncledoodoo
02-14-2013, 13:16
so the new ones have plastic guide-rods? I love older guns! I'm a C&R guy and I've owned a few older CZ pistols and rifles, they were always very well made for the most part.

WayneJessie
02-14-2013, 13:30
so the new ones have plastic guide-rods? I love older guns! I'm a C&R guy and I've owned a few older CZ pistols and rifles, they were always very well made for the most part.

Mine came with a plastic guide rod. I updated it with one from CZ Custom Shop. Hard to beat CZ in pistols & rifles. They have a well-earned reputation for accuracy. I own a number of their rimfire rifles and you just can't get any more accurate unless you want to spend about $1800 on an Annie.

I'M Glockamolie
02-14-2013, 19:45
I've always liked the CZs, but only had fired one previously and never owned one. My local Academy store started stocking some Canik CZ clones, made in Turkey and imported by Tri Star. I picked up what is called a C-100, which is essentially a -75 Compact with an alloy frame instead of a steel frame. They're very well put together. I liked it enough to pick up a full-size clone, called the S-120. I took the full-size out of the box, never fired, to my CHL renewal class recently. It functioned 100% and is quite accurate. I swapped grips on the full-size to CZ rubber grips, and I put rosewood CZ grips on the Compact. These are great pistols, and the price point was too good to pass up: $299 for the Compact, and $349 for the full-size. The Compact is 14+1 and the full-size is 17+1 in 9mm, with Mec-Gar magazines. That said, I'd love to have a real CZ and think you made a great choice!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/bsparks7/073_zps90b161ae.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/bsparks7/002-4_zps830b3988.jpg

elsolo
02-14-2013, 19:47
The 1996 CZ-75B I have came with a plastic guide rod, as did all (that I have owned) subsequent manufactured full size CZ's except the SA-only in .40 with a full length guide rod. Not saying that is anywhere near the cutoff date or such, just what I have noticed with my own CZ's.

I made stainless guiderods for them, long and short, basically it changed nothing.

I drilled and fitted the slide for a full length, full .250" diameter guiderod; it added a tiny bit of weight up front. Also made a tungsten guiderod of the same size, I thought it added too much weight up front for my tastes.

115 vs 124 grain
I have shot tens of thousands of both through my CZ's. I used to like 115's then I preferred 124's after reloading for a few years. I still have boxes of bullets in both 115 and 124, and wouldn't make a blanket recommendation either way as to which is better.