CZ 97BD

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  1. skyfall

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    I looked at one today and was very impressed.Does anyone own one and what is your opinion of it? Holsters are scarce,except for custom and magazines are only online,either from CZ-OEM or Meg Gar(which you need to change the base plate for correct fit).Any info will be appreciated.
     
  2. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Cool gun for sure. Im a fan of CZ. I had a 75bd ran great. Decocker is in good spot and intuitive. There are factory holsters avalible. Scarcer but you dont need to go full custom.
     
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  3. Terry G

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    I have one, it's my favorite .45. It's heavy, but that's reduces the recoil for follow up shot's. I replaced the aluminum grips with rubber ones, but that's it. I haven't had any kind of malfunction. I got a custom holster from E.B. Leather OWB and FBI cant. It rides well in a Safariland shoulder holster as well. It's very accurate. I shot my best LEOSA qualification ever last year with it. Magazines are pricey. I bought my spares from CZ USA. I have no experience with after market magazines. Some people sent theirs to Cajun Gun Works for a smoother trigger. I never felt the need. It is a natural pointer. I EDC it all Winter. Here it is with it's little brother the 75b. Those are the original grips. IMG_3453.JPG
     
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    I don't have one "Yet" but it is surely on my "to have list". I recently purchased a CZ P01 Omega and now I kind of wish I would have bought the 97BD first.
     
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    Yeah, I have had a 97 BD in the back of my mind for 10 years. Not quiet sure what I would do with the thing, as I already have too many guns, and the 97 is big, heavy and fairly expensive. But dang it, there is just something about the gun that does it for me.

    "It is so much softer shooting than a 1911."


     
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  6. skyfall

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    Today was the first time I held a 97BD and it felt perfect.I have been reading up on it,as well as watching videos all afternoon(besides watching my $ go down).I am unable to find any negative comments or complaints.Thanks to all who responded and I am very tempted to go ahead and get one.My price was $715.00+ tax(LE price) and I will still think about it this weekend.
     
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    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    Have one. Favorite .45
    I shoot it better than my Sig P220 and 1911.
    Needs big hands.
     
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    I have the safety version and it’s a great shooter. However, I prefer my Tanfoglio Match Elite better which btw the mags interchange. The trigger is night/day better.

    Another CZ clone that I prefer over my 97B is a Sar K2 45. The triggers are pretty similar but the K2 holds 14 rounds compared to 10 on the CZ. It’s also cheaper than the CZ.

    Here’s a pic of all 3,
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    Also forgot to add that both the K2 and Tanfoglio have rails up front to mount flashlights, lasers etc. The CZ doesn't.
     
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    Tim at Military Arms Channel noted in the video above that the rim of the top round in the mag can hang up on a protrusion in the mag well when the mag is inserted. I watched another Youtuber last night who also had a problem getting the mag seated. Maybe Tim's experience was anomalous, but maybe it wasn't. Not enough data.
     
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    I've had no problems in the least with mine. As far as the rail goes I only have use for one gun with a light, My G21. The 97 just seems to fit me better.
     
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    I watched the same videos and I think you have to hit the loaded mag.very firmly,if not hard,to seat the mag.I am not happy with this,but still considering the pistol.Somewhere I read/saw about if only 9 rds. loaded in the mag. this goes away,this I do not like.
     
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    One of the best 45's ever made
     
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    I would like to try one. If they are anything at all like my other CZs, it would be a keeper!
     
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    I've always wanted to try or at least handle one, but have never managed to find one "in the wild".

    But it does seem my days of shooting lots of .45 are dwindling so my 1911s and Glock 21 will have to do.
     
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    I had a standard CZ 97B for years. Good shooting gun, but a bit clumsy compared to the CZ 75.
     
  16. skyfall

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    What does clumsy mean in your reply?
     
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    Large and not svelte, not as ergonomic, etc

    Just my opinion
     
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    agtman 10mm Philosopher

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    Still waiting for that most awesome 97B variant in 10mm AUTO ...

    :whistling:


    View: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iIK6cFPevmE

    ... hopefully without a $3K price tag attached, and all the SHOT Show hype deleted. :upeyes:

    'Til then, I'll just have to make do with this old 1006.

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    It's been 'cool as Crockett' ... and then some. :thumbsup:

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    Yeah, the 97B, B/D in 10mm would be nice but, at this moment CZ Custom is only converting an existing 97 from 45 to 10mm. I am just not interested in purchasing a 97 (45 cal) only to pay a small fortune to convert it to 10mm. If CZ would just build the damn thing and put in in the line up I'd buy it providing it was a somewhat comparable price to the 97B, B/D in 45 cal.
     
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