CZ75 and clones

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  1. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I am a Glock guy, but I have all the Glocks I "need" so I have been branching out.

    Educate me on CZ75 and the clones.
    Which one would you get?
    Why?

    Is there any reason to get an OLD one or is there a reason NOT to get an old surplus one?
     
  2. China boy

    China boy

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    Check out the CZ forum. Lots of great info there.
     
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    Cambo

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    If you can, do a search for my posts on here, I review a lot of them.
     
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    Great pistols! I have a 75b that is a great shooter and I have a canik shark. The shark is a decent shooter but there is a definite quality difference. I have shot a few eaa cz clones and they seem to be be good too. Depending what you want to spend you can't really go wrong.
     
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    Quijibo King Doofus.

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    I love my CZ 75 compacts. CZ's are the most underrated pistols on the planet.
    Bounce over to the CZ forum, wealth of info there. Careful tho, them guys are a little biased.
    ;)
     
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    Matt VDW Millennium Member

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    I would get a CZ-75B Omega because it gives you two options for the safety lever: traditional 1911-style "cocked and locked" or DA/SA with decocker like the old SIG pistols.

    It's possible to decock the original CZ-75 pistols manually, but then you're always one slip away from a negligent discharge.
     
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    DNA

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    Congrats on finding the glock of the steel pistol world. Generally speaking, they're all relatively well made, reliable steel guns that run. The only thing folks complain about are the machine marks on the inside of the pistols and the slightly longer DA trigger pull.

    There's a price point for every thing you look for in a CZ/CZclone If you like really nice things, look around for a Sphinx (swiss made clones), if you need something a little more racy, look at the tanfoglio stock line of pistols or a CZ shadow 1/2. If you're looking for something basic to bounce around the trunk, look for the older IMI jerichos and tanfoglios or some of the newer Caniks or Sarsilmaz and other Turkish clones, hell, the chinese even made one, that's how good they are.

    Only one warning though, they do tend to multiply.

    Dan
     
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    BOOSTED12A

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    Don't look at the 97b. They aParently started making those again.
     
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    Look at the CZ 75 P-01 Omega. The 97BD is pretty cool too.
     
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    Also consider the IWI Jericho

    Still, I'd want the OG CZ 75B ... Modern version of the original
     
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    From a safety and modernization perspective, I’d buy one of the newer ones with a decock lever. The old ones you have to lower the hammer with your thumb, which can be done, but the decock lever is the safe way to do it.
    I personally would not even think about using one of these guns for defense in the traditional manner that lacks a decock lever. In today’s litigious society I can’t believe that they still sell them this way.
     
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    I enjoy shooting my plain CZ 75b. It is a fine pistol to shoot and very accurate. It has surprisingly good ergonomics.

    I had a nice one years ago and sold it when our family needed some money during a move. I always regretted it. Years later I replaced it with an equally nice barely used one. I changed out a couple of springs for a better trigger and flattened the piece of metal in the magwell so magazines drop free. Good to go!

    I consider it a classic 9mm along with my Beretta 92FS and hope to never part with them.
     
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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I will probably spend some time there, but I wanted to hear what the glock people said first.
     
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    Sphinx made the finest iteration of the CZ 75 design...


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    Love my SP01 Tactical. So does everyone who tries it.
     
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    Classic just had Israeli police marked jerichos for $320 or so.
     
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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I belong to a group which had several people get them.
    They are 100% functional.
    But the outside is **** on some of them.
    Being that I have never shot one....I am not sure if my only one should be police trade in crappy looking or new/shiny/....

    There are also some Tangfolio Massad ones out there.
     
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    CZ7B here. Love it! It fits in my hand with the same natural pointability and feel as Browning Hi Power. It's like it belongs there. Shoots well, carries well. And back in the day, Jeff Cooper said, "if you have to carry a DA9mm, the CZ75 is the best choice". I miss his musings.....
     
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    I think the CZ75 Compact is the best of the bunch. Small enough to carry, but large enough to shoot easily.