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It's kind of a rainy day today so I figured I'd take a run over to the GS to see if they had any of those new Ruger 1911's. Wasn't intending to buy one today because I want to wait to see if they come out with a parkerized version. Just more or less wanted to see how well there constructed .
While I was there a guy asked to see a CZ 75B in a 9mm. Now I've been gazing at them to on the net, and thought from all the reviews I've read about them that they must be a pretty damned fine pistol. I can't remember reading anything bad about them. So I let this guy handle it a while and I started to talk to him about it and the guy working there was chiming in from time to time on what he thought about them. His thoughts were also very positive. I took that with a grain of salt though. I asked the guy if he minded if I took a look at it and held it. He didn't mind a bit. So I'm turning this thing around in my hands looking at the sights, racking the slide and asked the guy who worked there if he had any snap caps for it so I could feel the trigger. I hate dry firing any pistol. He didn't but said go ahead you won't hurt it. So I did with his blessing.. I fired it in DOA and SA. Now I'm really interested in this pistol I'm lovin everything about this gun and it's only $480 out the door and it's brand new. So I hand the gun back to the guy who was looking at it first and started looking at other guns as if I really wasn't all that interested but in reality I'm dieing inside. The guy really likes the gun but hands it back to the guy at the counter to put back in the case. Now I'm going crazy inside so I ask the guy if he going to buy it? He says not today. I've already got my hand on the money in my pocket so I asked him again if he was sure and he said yes I'm sure. This is all I needed to hear I had $500 out on that counter before the guy ever got done saying I'm sure.. I wasn't going to give anyone else a chance who was listening to this conversation jump in there and buy it, it was the only one he had in that price range. Needless to say the other guy was shocked to say the least.
Gentilemen this CZ 75 B is one sweet pistol. I did not fire it while I was there because there was just to much oil on it for my liking and I wanted to clean it first and get familiar with it before I did. As soon as I got home I had that thing apart and was cleaning and relubing it. I can see why these pistols are used by so many PD's in Europe. These things apear to be built like a Rock, and also has that 1911 feel and balance to it. I have got to get out there and shoot this thing one day this week.

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Not real good with cameras and the net but put a pic of one that looks just like mine in the origial post. Thanks
 

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Looks good Bluto. I had the Ruger 1911 on my bucket list but I need to revisit that idea now.
 

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It's kind of a rainy day today so I figured I'd take a run over to the GS to see if they had any of those new Ruger 1911's. Wasn't intending to buy one today because I want to wait to see if they come out with a parkerized version. Just more or less wanted to see how well there constructed .
While I was there a guy asked to see a CZ 75B in a 9mm. Now I've been gazing at them to on the net, and thought from all the reviews I've read about them that they must be a pretty damned fine pistol. I can't remember reading anything bad about them. So I let this guy handle it a while and I started to talk to him about it and the guy working there was chiming in from time to time on what he thought about them. His thoughts were also very positive. I took that with a grain of salt though. I asked the guy if he minded if I took a look at it and held it. He didn't mind a bit. So I'm turning this thing around in my hands looking at the sights, racking the slide and asked the guy who worked there if he had any snap caps for it so I could feel the trigger. I hate dry firing any pistol. He didn't but said go ahead you won't hurt it. So I did with his blessing.. I fired it in DOA and SA. Now I'm really interested in this pistol I'm lovin everything about this gun and it's only $480 out the door and it's brand new. So I hand the gun back to the guy who was looking at it first and started looking at other guns as if I really wasn't all that interested but in reality I'm dieing inside. The guy really likes the gun but hands it back to the guy at the counter to put back in the case. Now I'm going crazy inside so I ask the guy if he going to buy it? He says not today. I've already got my hand on the money in my pocket so I asked him again if he was sure and he said yes I'm sure. This is all I needed to hear I had $500 out on that counter before the guy ever got done saying I'm sure.. I wasn't going to give anyone else a chance who was listening to this conversation jump in there and buy it, it was the only one he had in that price range. Needless to say the other guy was shocked to say the least.
Gentilemen this CZ 75 B is one sweet pistol. I did not fire it while I was there because there was just to much oil on it for my liking and I wanted to clean it first and get familiar with it before I did. As soon as I got home I had that thing apart and was cleaning and relubing it. I can see why these pistols are used by so many PD's in Europe. These things apear to be built like a Rock, and also has that 1911 feel and balance to it. I have got to get out there and shoot this thing one day this week.

CZ-75B

I had one of these for about a month - a great handgun - but could never get used to SA/DA trigger after owning a Glock 23 for years. Sold it shortly thereafter.
 

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Looks good Bluto. I had the Ruger 1911 on my bucket list but I need to revisit that idea now.
Thanks, I'm still interested in the Ruger SR1911 but not a big fan of the SS look in 1911's. I almost didn't take money with me, but something told me to bring some with me today. I really didn't plan on buying anything, but once I got my hands on it, I'll admit it I was done. I had to have it, it just felt and looked so right. Love the fit and finish. It also has that familiar 1911/SA grip angle which really works for me personally. If this gun is as reliable and accurate as others say it is in there reviews, I have a feeling I'm going to be one happy gun owner.
 

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I don't think a person could pick up a CZ and not fall in love with it. Superb craftmanship, great grip angle, high capacity, able to carry Condition 1, etc....

Definitely a handgun to keep forever and pass down the family.
 

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I've never shot one, but I've fondled many at gun shows.
They felt really good in the hand..
Nice weight and balance...


Congrats Bluto..;)
 

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Thanks guys
I have a honor guard breakfast meeting this morning, and a PGR escort mission this afternoon for a soldier who was killed in Afganistan and to be interned at the local national cemetary. If I can manage to get an hour or so between those two I'll shoot it today. Just not sure at the present time how this day is going to turn out as far as time goes. If I do go though I'll probably only put 25 rounds through it as I like to break the barrel and gun in slowly for the first 150 to 200 rounds, cleaning and lubing after every visit. After that I'll load two mags +1 to the top and shoot it as fast as I can for a total of 33 rounds. I broke my Rock GI45 in the same way and it has never missed a beat and is pretty accurate and very reliable for a gun in it's price range. The CZ 75B really does remind me of a 1911 but it's DA/SA which I like quite a bit. DA mode the trigger seems a bit gritty at the present time but we'll see if that smooths out with time. It's way to early to tell. I know my Bersa Thunder did after a couple hundred rounds.
If I get a chance to shoot it today I'll report back. ....... L8R ..Bluto
 

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Ok, I managed to get to the range. I originally only wanted to shoot about 25 rounds through it today. Huh, Yea like that might have been my original plan, but 25 rounds was not enough neither was 50, so I stopped at somewhere around 80 rounds, and that only happened because I completely scrounged ever round out of the bootom of the gun bag.:cry:

OK now on with the review. The accuracy of the gun is exactly what everone says it is. It simply hits where you point it, and I'm sure the gun is quite capable of out shooting me with these eyeballs. I will say this though in a SHTF situation you do not want to be within 15 yds. As far as being reliable,today I shot Lawmans and WWB ammo FMJ's and a few reloads I found in the bottom of the bag, and everyone chambered shot got spit out just as I've heard it does with every review I've ever read. Got tell you guys I'm really liking this gun so far.
 

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Glad to hear that you are enjoying the new purchase. I am wanting to venture into the 9mm category next and CZ is at the top of my list. My problem is deciding which one - P 01, SP 01 or CZ 85 (I'm a lefty). LGS has a used CZ 75 for $425 that speaks to me every time I hold it. The balance is so good you do not notice the extra weight. I hope to add a Kadett conversion kit later.
 

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I had one of these for about a month - a great handgun - but could never get used to SA/DA trigger after owning a Glock 23 for years. Sold it shortly thereafter.
Man you must not be a fan of 1911's:cool:
 

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Man you must not be a fan of 1911's:cool:
Yea, Must not be. SA/DA feature could save your life in that if a round does not go off on the first try the DA feature allows you to squeeze the trigger the second time. I will probably add night sights to the pistol. I really do not see me doing anything else to the pistol other than shooting the hell out of it. I already like the pistol and I'm sure like most pistols it will get better with age.
I have to tell you I'm very impressed by the fit and finish of the gun and very please with it's accuracy. Being it's a 9mm and the weight and balance of the gun it comes back on target very well after each shot fired. It does have that 1911 feel to it and has the same natural pointability of one also.
It been said that they took the best features of other brand pistols and incorperated them into the CZ's. At the present time I'd have a hard time disagreeing with that statement. Is it the perfect gun as they like to say? I don't think there is a perfect gun made by anyone. I'll just say that I sure like the way those Czech's make there women and there pistols. The fit and finish on both is a thing of beauty.:D
 

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Man you must not be a fan of 1911's:cool:
The 1911 is SAO, not SA/DA...:rolleyes:

Yea, Must not be. SA/DA feature could save your life in that if a round does not go off on the first try the DA feature allows you to squeeze the trigger the second time.
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Not immediately beginning a malf drill is more likely to get you killed than not having a second strike...more often than not, in my experience, it ain't gonna go bang on the second attempt as well, and there you are "click...click....hurm, mebbe I should try a fresh round...."

Bad practice.
 

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Not immediately beginning a malf drill is more likely to get you killed than not having a second strike...more often than not, in my experience, it ain't gonna go bang on the second attempt as well, and there you are "click...click....hurm, mebbe I should try a fresh round...."

Bad practice.[/QUOTE]

Tap rack far outweighs "double strike" marketing hype. Pull the trigger twice, 95% of the time, you'll still have to tap rack. Now you're really behind the bad guy :shock: fill pants with fudge
 

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Surely a matter of opinion. ;)
Not really.

I doubt you'll find a reputable trainer who advises a second strike attempt over an immediate clearance drill in the case of a malf...at least, I've never met one (unless one is speaking of revolvers, which we aren't, so that's not relevant to this discussion).
 

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High jacking a thread are we? Wouldn't be the first one high jacked though would it now. Seems to happen more all the time around here.
 
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