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CZ-75 or BHP?

Discussion in 'CZ Club' started by JK-linux, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I have both and both are outstanding 9mms.

    My CZ is the standard DA/SA, not the SAO version.

  2. seamaster


    Feb 19, 2003
    Both are solid guns and imo just about equal but I have experienced some ftf with a new HP. The two older HP's I've shot have been perfect as is was every CZ75 that I shot. My newer CZ P-01 has also been flawless and ffeds any wide mouth hollow point ammo I can find.

    I would choose the CZ over a Portugal assembled HP.

    Can you shoot both before choosing?

  3. seamaster


    Feb 19, 2003
    Perhaps call CZ customer service and ask about parts availability for the older CZ75.
  4. the perfesser

    the perfesser

    Jun 24, 2007
    Own both. My 75B with standard safety (not decocker) was my first full-sized 9mm. I liked it so much that I had to get a somewhat similar Mk. III HP, and then other CZs and a "classic" HP.

    If the choice were between a 75B and a Mk. III HP, I would get both, the former first to take care of my defense/sport needs, and then the latter when I had the money.

    But you favor a pre-B, so my comparison does not fit your parameters. I have never had the urge to own a pre-B. I mean no offense: Is there a practical -- not aesthetic or sentimental or collecting reason -- for this?
  5. mitchg233


    Dec 30, 2007
    I think the hp is slightly slimmer, and a little better for small hands.
  6. Cambo


    Jun 19, 2006
    I have a CZ 75(used to have a SA one as well) and had a Hi Power. Both are great guns, but I like the CZ grip, trigger, sights, safety, balance much better.
  7. dober-man


    Feb 5, 2009
    i have a bhp,and both cz's sao & dao.the cz's are great guns. i like the single action a little better.all three are great guns.i have yet to see a cz 75b have ftf.i cant say that about any other make that i own or have owned.
  8. Congratulations on the Hi-Power. I own two BHP Standards (a 1969 and a 2009) and absolutely love them. My newer one actually is in my daily carry rotation.

    Back when I was shopping for a non-polymer 9mm, it came down between the CZ and the BHP. I went with the Hi-Power because of feel, parts availability, reliability, and nostalgia. I'll eventually add a CZ to my collection, but owning a BHP is a rite of passage. A must for any self-respecting gunowner. :)
  9. big68


    Feb 16, 2005
    You poor thing. Enjoy that BHP and let us know how she does. Congrats and I am sure a CZ will be in your future.
  10. SDDL-UP


    Dec 4, 2006
    I own both and I'd take the CZ first. Better ergonomics, DA/SA, higher capacity.

    Just one note of caution about NEW CZ's, they are suffering from quality control issues as of late. I've had THREE different CZ's have the slide serrations also machined into the slide rails - not good. Because of this I will not purchase any more CZ's without a personal inspection. The old pre-B serrations were concave and I don't think there was any way this type of flaw could have happened.
  11. mitchg233


    Dec 30, 2007
    I think having the option to DA is underrated. For that reason I would prefer the CZ.
  12. Bret

    Bret Crimping Master

    Jan 21, 2003
    North Georgia
    I own several of each and think your question really should have been which one to purchase first. Overall, the cosmetic quality of the Browning or FN Hi Powers is better than the CZ's. Both are reliable without getting a gunsmith involved. The CZ's feel slightly better in my hand, but the HP is good too. Two of my CZ's came from the factory with recoil springs that were too weak, so they might have to be replaced. The HP recoil springs were just fine. The CZ sight white dots are way to small. The stock HP trigger is awful. Plan on removing the magazine disconnect if you want to make it the way it should be. Plan on using a CZ in SA mode. Manually decocking a CZ so you can carry it in DA mode but can't use the manual safety doesn't seem too safe to me. The CZ's are heavy for concealed carry. I really wish they made a SA CZ75 Compact with an aluminum frame. I'd buy one in a second. I could go on, but the bottom line is that both are good pistols. Get one of each when your budget permits.