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Even after quite a while without shooting my old early 90s CZ75 (pre-B), I was still able to set up a quick target at 21 feet and put a full magazine (16+1) into a COM-equivalent area, and do so very quickly (5-6 seconds). First shot was fired DA and landed at 1 o'clock.

Ammunition was WWB 115-grain ball.

The reason I'm posting this is because I was trying to cut my absolutely must have, SHTF rig down to its most basic parts, and the CZ won out over the Beretta Brigadier, several BHPs, and a bunch of 1911s. Now you have to realize that this is strictly a theoretical construct, not carved in stone. The rifle in all the scenarios I've considered will be a hybrid AR15 I kinda like.

Yep, I do love that CZ.

 

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Hello Leland,

Good shooting!

I swear my CZ-75B is the best shooting handgun that I own--even though it was a $200.00 "beater" pistol I bought from the Range!

It just goes to prove that the CZ-75 has more going for it than most folks can just plain imagine.



As you said in an earlier post, "the Czech's make some darn good stuff"!

I really enjoy mine and it has become a very enjoyable favorite without a lot of "work" in terms of practice. On the plus side, the 19 round SP-01 magazines that I have for mine add a definate edge in terms of "firepower" in mine.

Thanks for the great thread!

Best,

Chris
 

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Howdy folks,

I do have to agree that CZ pistols to me have a lot going for them. Over time, since I can carry them SA or DA for first shot, they may well replace my beloved Sig P226R in that role. That is a major statement for me to make, lol.

I think at least in part I am so impressed with mine because I find many of the virtues I appreciate in a BHP in these pistols, along with some other nice extras, like the choice of carry mode. While I will most likely always carry mine in SA mode, it is nice to have that option should it ever be needed.

I find them to be well made and still a decent bargain. I suspect as they become more mainstream, their price will go up accordingly.

Nice target too Mr. LelandRay. I do find them very easy to shoot fast and accurately as well. So count me as another major CZ fan.

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Mr. Twoguns, the CZ's twin carry modes are a HUGE plus for me, as I'm much more used to cocked and locked than I am to any DA/SA mode. I can shoot better from the SA mode, though today I wanted to see what happened when firing the first shot DA. I only shot two magazines, but the first shot on both went to one o'clock high. On the occasions I've carried the CZ, it's been C&L.

 

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A set of Meprolights should be here by Tuesday, and I'll install them ASAP. It's not so much the sights I dislike on the CZ, but the front sight is just too darned small and low for my old eyes.
 

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Howdy Mr. LelandRay,

I agree, I simply prefer a good set of night sights too. I simply opt for Trijicons whenever I have the choice. You probably know this already, but if not, just remember there is a cross pin in the front sight. It does need to be replaced after installing your new front sight, as it aids in retaining it. I recall someone on the CZ forum asking why his new front sight came off. He noted he pretty much trashed the cross pin so he simply threw it away. Several folks proceeded to explain to him that was why he was still looking for his new sight, the pin helped to keep the sight installed. Sounds like something I might have done 40 years ago too, lol.

Enjoy your nightsights too. I was very lucky in that my gunsmith made a point of pulling an SP01 out of inventory that had been shipped by the factory with nightsights already installed. That simply saved me the added expense of having to buy a set and worry about swapping them out. I thought that showed a lot of class on his part, as he was more than happy to save me that additional expense.

Let us know what your thoughts are after adding the new sights.

twoguns

P.S. Mr. LelandRay, I have never held a non B version, so you may or may not have the cross pin in your front sight. My suggestion/warning was really intended for the B owners who might decide to do the same and add night or new sights to their pistols.
 

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Not only is the sight held in by a pin, but it's a roll pin to boot. I'm pretty good at removing and salvaging them, so I should be okay.
 

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I went out to lunch and found a Fed Ex package on the front porch--the Meprolights I ordered for the CZ the other day. Now, less than half an hour later, they are installed and shining bright, though only in the dark. :)

I'll go into the Smithing section to describe the process, including the slight hangup in drilling the front sight for the roll pin.

The post in the gunsmithing section

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I think the rear sight needs to go a hair to the right.

Fifteen rounds of WW 124-grain FMJ at ten yards, offhand.

 

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Howdy Mr. LelandRay,

I am glad to hear you have your nightsights installed and are up and running with your CZ again sir. I have never owned a pre-B, but the only concern I have ever heard expressed were some felt the sights were a bit too small to make rapid sight pictures like they wanted. So a good set of night sights should totally eliminate that issue I would think.

I really do think the 75Bs are a real sleeper. I have no idea what their price is doing in your neck of the woods, but around mine they are slowly climbing up over time.

Enjoy her sir, as I think she would make an excellent SHTF companion personally.

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My RAMI came with phosphorescent night sights (expose them to bright light for a minute or so and you get a few hours' worth of glow), but not tritiums.

It shoots quite well for me. Here is a 10-round mag (I know there are fewer than 10 holes ;)) of 147-grainers at 10 yards. Offhand, first shot fired DA and rest SA.



Well worth the $265 I spent on it. This has become my most-carried semiauto. :)
 

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Howdy Mr. Erich,

I have never fired one of those, nor even held one that I can recall. I simply prefer the full size pistols -75B and SP01. But simply a Ford-Chevy issue to me. I have a Kahr K40, and have fired a Glock 26 and some other compact brands. I am just curious. What would you compare that too, feel wise.

Obviously it does indeed shoot well for you sir. Besides it is a CZ, so I do understand why you enjoy carrying and shooting it.

twoguns

P.S. I might be wrong and would really need to be holding your target, but I might see a double or two in there too sir.
 

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Yes, amigo, I believe that you do . . .


You know, when the RAMI was getting released, there was all kinds of buzz on the 'net about it. You know how it is. Anyway, when they finally were available, I went and looked at one and thought, "Man, that thing is a brick!" The apparent thickness and the short (3") standard-rifling barrel made me lose interest.



The only reason I even held one is because I ran across this one in a pawn shop. They had $350 on it, which seemed like a pretty good deal to me. But, the pawn shop was screaming busy, and no one could show it to me. I had to get back to the office - the boss was hollering after me that he'd only be a second, but I told him I'd come back another day.




Anyway, I got back to the office and ran some searches on the RAMI. Learned that there were some problems reported with the .40s, but not really any with the 9s, and learned that $350 was a pretty good price.

So, I called the pawn shop up later that afternoon and asked whether it had a spare magazine. The guy said, no, but asked if I was the guy who'd wanted to see it while they were busy. I said I was, and he asked if I wanted to know a price. I said, well, you've got $350 on it, and he said, yeah, but do you want a good price - and told me $265. I said, I'll be right there.




Anyway, I've been incredibly happy with it. It took me a while to get used to the SA trigger pull (which actually lifts slightly and then drops the hammer), but I seem to have it down now. I've only had malfs when firing 127-gr +P+ offhand (worked fine on the bench, but I had slide-velocity issues offhand), and I've tried a wide variety of ammo in it. Finally settled on 147-gr Gold Dots. It works great with Mec-Gar CZ 75 16-rounders, so I carry those in reserve. It fits in my pocket or in an IWB (I moved the mag release to the RH side so that it wouldn't get inadvertantly tripped in my strong-side (LH) pocket).

Funny how I've been through all sorts of small 9mms for "deep cover" carry, before tripping over this one at a terrific price, and finding that it fit my needs so well. God is good! :)
 

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Howdy Mr. Erich,

Thanks for the pics and additional info sir. It appears to be much smaller than I realized, so I do understand why you like it so much for your purposes. Enjoy it, as I think you did get an excellent deal on that one too.

Btw, Mr. LelandRay, sorry sir, I did not mean to hijack your excellent thread, but just wanted to ask that question. Sorry about that sir.

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Drive on over, amigo - you can shoot mine to your heart's content and see if you like it. :) (But bring your CZ 75 so I can try it!
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Hello Erich,

I am still waiting to come out and visit. Now you've given me a good reason with the nice photo and essay on the Rami! You do indeed genuinely have great taste in handguns!

Chris
 

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Howdy folks,

Maybe we should select a central location somewhere, and us CZ fans can gather and bring our ladies and enjoy a day of shooting all of them. It we could work something like that out it would be a real pleasure to meet my fellow CZ fans. While it may not be realistic, it sure is an interesting thought.

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Yes, it is. I'd sure like to shake Chris' hand in person after knowing him all these years online, and the same goes for the rest of you gents.
 

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Hi there all,

I went to the range today and helped a friend prepare for his first CWP Class qualification round today. He shot his Taurus PT-1911 and I took my CZ-75B that is pictured above.

In spite of being freezing cold in the fresh air ventilated range, I shot some awesome groups with the CZ-75B and probably would have done better if I could have picked out the small factory painted white dot sights in the dimly lit range.

So, I believe I will be ordering some Trijicons for my CZ-75B even though they will cost me 1/2 of what I paid for the CZ originally (used).

The CZ 75B is just too good a handgun in my opinion to let its potential be held back by the factory sights.

Any ideas on good Trijicon Prices for the CZ?

Chris
 
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