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Old 12-06-2004, 07:19 PM   #1
 
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I'm in!

That's right, folks. I'm now officially part of the CZ crowd.

It all started when my company decided to amend the rules and I found myself unable to carry my Colt 1991 (conveniently just after placing another order with Ted Yost!!)

Anyhow, a lot of research, and some thinking, and some good luck saw me offered a 75B that was in near perfect condition. It even had a lanyard ring fitted to it, and the drop-free mag chute gadget. With 2 standard mags and two neutered mags for $440.

I caught some flack from my coworkers for going with a 9mm after years of shooting the venerable .45acp, but I just laughed it off. They shoot grock forties.....which says all that needs to be said. :lol:

I am very pleased with the way this thing handles. The balance is superb, every bit as good as my BHP. The trigger is a bit sloppy in the single-action mode, but it's perfectly workable. The double-action is good, too.

The only real problem I have is that the thumbsafety isn't as positive as you see on the 1911-style of weapon. I'd like to have that remedied.

Which brings me to the point of this post. If you could work up a 75B for duty use, what would you do? So far, I haven't had any function problems, and see only some stippling in the future for working in wet conditions. Is the plastic guiderod longlasting? Is there a stainless steel replacement available? Is a narrower trigger available/advisable?

Just off the phone with Bobby McGee at Blade-Tech and will have a duty holster and some mag holders in a month or so.

What's your ammo of choice? Noted that 115g FMJ shoots to POA (great for practice), but heavier bullets really spread out on the target. Do 124g +P HPs generally shoot to the point of aim? I'm gonna have to do some searching.

Thanks for the great read, gents. The CZ is definitely the best buy on the gun market today. I'll definitely be buying that rail-equipped tactical model when it gets done in T&E.
 
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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Old 12-08-2004, 12:14 PM   #3
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You can't change the feel of the safety very easily (i.e., making it substantially more "positive"), but you can get a more comfortable safety to replace the one on the gun -- by ordering and installing the safety from the 75B SA. That safety lever is much bigger and more friendly to your thumb, and (at least for me) more comfortable to shoot with, especially if you use the thumb-on-safety grip.

A good gunsmith can get the gun crisped up. (Join us on the CZ-Forum; we have a couple of guns there who are gunsmith, and one guarantees a crisp SA pull with no camming [i.e., the hammer does move/lift when you pull the SA trigger] for a very reasonable price.) There's a link to the site on the CZ-USA website, or just do WWW.CZFORUM.COM.

But don't stop coming here -- different folks participate in these places, and different subjects.
 
 
Old 12-08-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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Hello. I've noted very little difference in points of impact out to about 25 yards with the fast 115's and 124's. I've not shot anything heavier at that distance in my CZ's.

Generally speaking, the CZ75 is a very reliable firearm and one I'd not be afraid to trust for serious situations.

Best.



 
Old 12-08-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
 
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Mr. Camp, you were the one that talked me into buying the BHP, and I'm indebted. I even had Lou Alessi make a Bodyguard shoulder-rig for it as that seemed most appropriate.

The CZ? Well, you had a fair share of influence there, as well. Truthfully, if you don't cut it out, I'm gonna run out of money rather quickly.

Thanks for the tip on the hot 124s. I'll give them a try on Sunday and report back.

Walt, I'll have to drop in and chat awhile. I've browsed, but your invite makes it official. See ya in a bit. :wink:
 
Old 12-09-2004, 05:51 AM   #6
 
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Mr. Camp, you were the one that talked me into buying the BHP, and I'm indebted. I even had Lou Alessi make a Bodyguard shoulder-rig for it as that seemed most appropriate.

The CZ? Well, you had a fair share of influence there, as well. Truthfully, if you don't cut it out, I'm gonna run out of money rather quickly.

Thanks for the tip on the hot 124s. I'll give them a try on Sunday and report back.
I purchased a Mak and a CZ based on what Steve had to say about them. I bet if he had received a commission on all of the pistols and ammo purchased as a result of his honest and forthright evaluations generously shared on the various boards, he'd be able to buy a few more acres of Texas

I've found that Walt knows his stuff, too. You picked some good ones to whom to listen.
 
Old 12-10-2004, 05:55 AM   #7
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I know a lot, but never as much as I think I know... <grin> This has been proven, time and again.

Stephen Camp is also a sometime participant on the CZ Forum, and a very welcome contributor, there.

I too have a BHP -- its one of my favorites. (It was made in the mid 60's, and I recently added Millett sights. Great gun. I have a bunch of South African 17 round mags for it.)

Actually, I've got several "favorite" guns -- and am hard-pressed to choose between them: a new SIG GSR, a customized CZ 75B SA, a slightly-tweaked CZ 85 Combat, the basic "stock" BHP, and ....wait for it.... a Glock 34.

All of them are much more accurate than I am, and I'm really the fastest, in competition, with the Glock, despite what seems, for me, an awkward grip angle.
 
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