Here I go again with the oddball pistols. First the Mauser M2 and now this. :embarassed: For those that have never heard of the CZ 40B, it was a pistol that was the idea of Colt. Colt wanted a double action pistol in their lineup, but the Double Eagle was a relative failure and production stopped in 1997. In 1998, Colt partnered with CZ to have them design a good double action pistol. The result was the Colt Z40 and, as the name suggested, it was developed for and chambered only in 40S&W. It shares the 1911's grip angle, which was a design stipulation that Colt implemented. To make a long story short, CZ produced the Z40 for Colt for a year before the business relationship soured and Colt dropped it from their lineup. CZ continued to produce the pistol for another year under the moniker "40B". With such a short production run for this pistol under both names, there aren't many around. The only finish it was offered in is the black coating that CZ uses for its other pistols. The 1911-style grips are black rubber. The 40B is different from anything Colt or CZ produced before or since. However, like everything CZ produces, its a very well built pistol. Unlike the metal CZ 75 based pistols, this has an aluminum frame, not steel. Despite the fact that this pistol looks so different from the CZ 75, the action and trigger have an identical feel. When you handle it, you know you have a CZ in your hands. Like other CZ pistols, the slide rides inside the frame. Does anyone else have a 40B or Z40? Enjoy the pics. No box or papers, but I got a decent deal on it. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!