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CZ 75. Opinions?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Restless28, May 25, 2012.

  1. A friend of mine has a CZ75 that he may do some trading on. I have never held a CZ, but he raves about its awesomeness. I understand it has a safety and is a DA/SA gun.

    How do you decock it? Good guns?
  2. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

    Jul 13, 2003
    Many versions out there.
    Some have decocker instead of the safety, some have the safety only and can be carried cocked & locked exactly like 1911. Also there is a SA version available or version with the plastic frame. Excellent plus pistols.

  3. 40 0'Glock

    40 0'Glock

    Mar 22, 2009
    Decock by gently lowering the hammer with your free hand or thumb of shooting hand while pulling the trigger enough to release the hammer. I have small hands so I do not use the thumb of my shooting hand like I can, say, when decocking a K frame Smith revolver. I use my off hand, though many would say it's improper procedure.

    I have a 75B, it's one of the most underrated pistols out there. Fantastic in every respect. Great ergos, accuracy, you name it.
  4. hoghunter82

    hoghunter82 FL Glocker #182

    Jan 21, 2011
    Central Florida
    One of the best guns ergonomically I've held. Unfortunately, I must have got the only lemon they ever produced (jam-o-matic) You will get 99.9% positive feedback on the CZ75B. So don't use my experience as a basis for your decision. I was just unlucky I guess.

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  5. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    3 CZs and 2 clones, Love them. Very ergonomical. Very accurate and not a malfunction EXCEPT for the full sized with the "Omega" trigger system. CZ got a bunch of badly tempered springs and I got one.They had it fixed and back to me in less than 10 days and it's run like a top since.
  6. ratf51


    Aug 6, 2010
    NW GA
    Had a clone 20+ years ago (Tanfoglio TZ75). Arguably the best feeling grip of any pistol I have ever had. A "for real" CZ75 is on my "want" list. Go for it...
  7. In 9mm they are great guns, in 40 they are more hit or miss but still great guns. The 40 has more issues then the 9mm.
  8. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    There are several versions. I love all of them.

    Its one of the best 9mms ever built, in my opinion.
  9. I think I might like the decocker. I'm not so sure about the safety only one. Thoughts?
  10. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    IMO the CZ's have the one of the best decockers going.No shifting of the grip at all to use it. On the other side of the coin the safety lever on the the non-decockers is too blinking small for my thumb to reliably hit everytime.That isn't a problem considering how smooth the DA pulls are when broken in. You do get used to manuallylowering the hammer.
  11. Ive come to truly love steel pistols... not for carry, but awesome at the range or for HD duty.
  12. Bob Hafler

    Bob Hafler

    Sep 13, 2011
    ^^^^I could not agree more. I have never shot a pistol where the rounds chambers so effortlessly. I shoot it better then any other pistol I own or have ever owned. He is going to be sorry for ever letting it go. You on the other hand will be very happy.
  13. Clusterfrack


    Apr 26, 2012
    Pacific NW
    I like the CZ75. It's one of the great handgun designs of all time. The SP01 is one of the best, but has an "interesting" trigger. The double action pull is long and smooth. The SA pull is what I don't care for. The hammer still travels rearward in SA, and it's a long pull. I understand that some custom work can take care of that.

    I think the non-decocker is the way to go, so you can carry it cocked and locked. Otherwise, what's the point? You can learn to safely decock your CZ, and the firing pin requires a full strike to make its way forward so even if you slipped it's highly unlikely that you would have an ND.
  14. High Altitude

    High Altitude

    Nov 19, 2005
    CZ is IMO the most under rated platform out there.

    CZs are outstanding pistols.
  15. 20SFLV


    Nov 5, 2011
    I have a 9mm 75B which I love. Accurate, and very little recoil. One of the best 9mm guns you will fine. If you really want to enjoy it, buy the 75B Kadet .22LR adapter kit as well. You replace the slide and the magazines, and you can shoot .22LRs all day long. Absolutely no recoil.

    The only downside is that it is a little more of a pain than other guns to take apart to clean. The 10 round .22LRs magazines are also annoying because the magazine could hold many more rounds, but is limited to 10 rounds.
    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  16. barth

    barth six barrels

    Oct 7, 2011
    The Free Zone
    I used to carry a friends loaner Tanfoglio about 20 years ago.
    never shot it but it sure did carry and point well.
    Seemed very well made.

    I was surprised by the quality
  17. It's a decocker. Very tempting.
  18. Sheepdog Scout

    Sheepdog Scout Behind you!

    Jan 23, 2010
    Who knows?
    New or older, the 75 series is good to go. Though I prefer to not use a gun that requires the use of a manual safety, I've carried both the safety and decocker version. DA/SA guns aren't a big deal and don't bother me. You can lower the safety model manually if you choose.

    Older and cerakoted pre b 75.

    And a new CZ75BD (decocker) Police model:
  19. ratf51


    Aug 6, 2010
    NW GA
    It was a great gun. It fed everything I put in it except the one round I really wanted to carry as a SD round (Winchester Silvertip). It would miss-feed/jam very reliably with that particular round. So I sold it and got a GP100. I want to get a real CZ75 some day.

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