CZ 75B SA long term review

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  1. Cambo

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    Here is my long term review of my CZ 75B SA I purchased a year ago. The gun cost $600, the hard chrome work was $170(I think).

    It has probably about 4,000 rounds through it.

    Appearance: Hard chrome silver done by Mahovsky's Metalife. Thin after market black grips. I was going for a Bren Ten look. 10 out of 10.

    Sights: Stock sights are 3 dot tritium. I usually like this set up, and they work well. Unlike the P10C, they are bright and clear. Perfect for home defense. 10 out of 10.

    Grip: Very comfortable, classic CZ all the way. Pointability is better than the SP01, tied with the P07 and P09, and not as good as the P10C. 9 out of 10.

    Takedown / Re-assembly: 9 out of 10, no issues, and a little easier than P07/P09.

    Recoil: Needs a little more grip focus than the SP01, 8 out of 10.

    Safety / De-cocker: The safety is right where it should be. Instinctive and quick. 10 out of 10.

    Double Action Trigger: N/A

    Single Action Trigger: For a stock trigger, it is pretty good. Not Cajun good, but that may be remedied. Some take up, solid wall, somewhat long reset. 7 out of 10.

    Reliability: One failure to feed initially, the hard chrome parts needed to "work together". Flawless since. I will give it 10 out 10 due to the fact I am sure it was hard chrome related.

    Accuracy: Not as good as P09 or CGW SP01, but better than P07 and P10C. Takes a little more trigger focus, but I have done some good distance work with it. 7.5 out of 10.

    Verdict: This is my "bling" gun. If I had to star on a cop TV show, I would insist this be my sidearm, no question. The 75B SA has been discontinued, but a hard chrome version on TV would have people demanding that CZ bring it back. My thoughts anyway. For pictures, do a search for "Bren Nine Update" on GT, or check out Mahovsky's Metalife Google reviews.
     
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  2. 45caldan

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    I have the 75 SA. mine was the first CZ I Cajunized.
    It cleans up great with the short reset kit!
    My absolute favorite range gun!
     
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  3. Cambo

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    Okay, that's all I needed to hear, it's getting done.
     
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    I have a couple CZs and wanted to put in a trigger kit into the regular ones. But I wasnt sure if or what I could put in the SAO.
     
  5. Cambo

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    Which ones do you have?
     
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    SAO is the only way to go. The CZ75 is one of the nicest looking pistols made with some of the best ergonomics next to the Browning Hi-power.

    If I were going to carry a large all-steel gun, the CZ75b SAO would be it. I still want one even if I never carried it. Unfortunately they were discontinued in 2018 and so was the regular CZ75b in 40 caliber.

    I'm one of those strange people who actually like the 40 caliber and a 40 caliber CZ75b converted to SAO would be just about perfect for my liking since my carry gun is a G23.
     
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    Sp01, P01 and SAO.

     
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    Great report

    Thanks for sharing
     
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    A word of warning for potential CZ-75B SA buyers:

    The 40 and SA models use a heavier slide than the "regular" CZ-75 models. This means that most CZ-75B holsters won't work with the CZ-75B SA. Very few shops offer holsters for the SA model, so be prepared for some frustration if you want a holster for your new pistol.
     
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    Here's mine. Some CGW parts and it's a nice shooter.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Nice!
     
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  13. Cambo

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    I did a whole thread on pictures, called "CZ pictures", check page 2 or 3.
     
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    I'm a 1911 guy and I found I didn't like the location of the thumb safety at all. That and the mediocre trigger on the gun I looked at cooled any desire I had to get one.
     
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    It's a shame they stopped importing the SA.
     
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  16. Cambo

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    My first 75 SA that I had years ago also had a not so great trigger. This one is acceptable.
     
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    The 75B they had in the case was much better.
     
  18. Cambo

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    Yeah, around that time I had a 75B Stainless Steel, and an 85 Combat, and they were better than my first SA.