Don't know much about them but this one is eye candy
No much happening in this area of the site
Where are all U guys?
Yea, that's about the only CZ that kinda interests me - I saw one at the Gandermountain store in Houston - Haven't really seen them anywhere else in person.
I think people like CZ rifles more than handguns.
If we start braggin', then everyone will want one and prices will go up.
I'm getting ready to shoot my CZ 75BD in a USPSA match tomorrow. It's quickly become one of my favorite guns. I like it so much that I'm thinking about getting an SP-01 that I can shoot in Production, Limited 10 and Limited.
I also have a CZ 97B that I am going to use for Lim 10. Both my CZs are extremely smooth and accurate shooters.
I think you'll find that CZ pistols are just as popular as rifles.
On some of the other forums, I have seen that they have an almost cult following.
Whatever does it for ya...
What is that thing behind the ejection port?Originally Posted by -gunut-
Believe it or not, it's a "slide racker." The theory is that you can use it to rack the slide one-handed on your belt or shoe if you have to charge the gun one-handed (like if you are injured). Normally you'd do this with the rear sight, but the CZ100's rear sight would last for approximately one repetition of that technique.Originally Posted by DennyCrane
I had one of these guns for a little while, picked it up from a friend of a friend for $100. It sucked, to be quite honest. Fragile rear sight and an absolutely terrible trigger. Malfunctioned occasionally. I traded it for a S&W Model 19, which was one of the better gun trades of my life.
My wife's CZ75B is an outstanding pistol, however.
I've looked at CZs a few times - I don't really like the yellowish dots on the sights. But, that CZ 100 is the best looking CZ, I think....
Beauty is as beauty does. Shoot it and then tell me if you think the same way!Originally Posted by Shipwreck
Aesthetically, I think the original CZ75 (with the round trigger guard) is the most attractive in the line. The 75 is like a Browning Hi-Power that works all the time. My wife's two-tone CZ75B has served her very well over the past five or so years, including a trip to Front Sight. It's a far better design than the CZ100, in my opinion.
I've rented a CZ a couple months back - I think it was a 75 model. Itw as just "okay." I didn'personally see anything different in it compared to any other metal DA/SA gun, personally. And, I didn't really like the non-white sights.
CZ's just don't interest me, personally. I thought I would try one after hearing all the comments about it - so I did try one. I'd take a Beretta over one, personally.
and w/ the latest prices I have seen on Beretta 92s ($409 at Houston gun shows - new), U can buy one for less than the price of a CZ.
To each his own, I suppose. I find the Beretta so bulky as to be totally unmanagable in high-speed shooting, though it's okay for slow SA shooting at the square range. But for me, the grip on the CZ75 is second only to the Browning P35 in comfort, and I have no issues shooting it very well at speed. I can run a clean El Prez at *well* under Cooper's old par time with the CZ, whereas I can't even come close with a 92FS.
The old Berettas were good because you could carry cocked and locked, but the newer models are of course TDA (is there a vomit icon?). I very strongly prefer a consistent, short trigger as on a cocked and locked CZ75 to the "crunchenticker" modern Berettas. The trigger reset on both pistols is long, which is one reason I don't shoot the CZ anything other than recreationally.
The sights on the CZ75 could be bigger and better, but I think the sights on the Beretta 92 series also need a very serious improvement. The sight picture is pretty tight on both guns. You can get night sights for the 75B for not very much money, though, and you don't even have to drill/mill the front sight like you do on a Beretta.
My major beef with the CZ is that it is heavy and it needs some kind of roughening on the front and back straps. The wife slapped two-bits worth of skateboard tape on her pistol and it works fine. And if you're not strong enough to shoot a 35 ounce pistol, well, either hit the gym or take up knitting.
Well, I am not a huge fan of the traditional DA gun either - that's why I like the P99 so much - althought at 1 point, the Beretta was one of my favs. Still, if I am going to get a non-polymer DA/SA gun w/ an external hammer, I would prefer the Beretta. I am familiar w/ it, and I like the bright white dot sights.
That being said, I don't see me buying any gun of that design again.
As much as I love my Walther P99 and my Beretta PX4 - right now I would have to go with CZ as my brand of choice. I have a CZ 75BD (decocker-only) that I've been shooting in USPSA Production and it's a sweet gun. I did change out the factory sights for a set of CZ competition sights and I'm thoroughly happy.
I also have a CZ 97B (.45 ACP). It's got the be the most accurate out-of-the-box .45 I've ever shot. It's a big gun...no doubt about that. But it's accurate and a real pleasure to shoot.
I just ordered a CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical. I'm having an action job done on it, and getting the competition sights installed. I expect it will replace my 75BD once I get it in my hands.
Aesthetically, I prefer the look of the SP-01 and the 97B with the full length dust covers. I don't really like the look of the traditional 75's -- but I don't shoot them because of how they look!
I just shot the CZ75. My first thought was what an ugly gun and after shooting the first mag, I said I have to get one of these. This happen with me and the Glock years ago. I said I would not own one and how ugly. Now they are eye candy. I do love the look of the CZ100 but won't buy one until I test it. That's what I love about this site. I don't think I would ever have rented the CZ75. I go to other sites but trust more of the people on this site.
The polymer framed CZs are not that popular among the CZ owners that I know. The triggers tend to be stiffer and not as easy to "shoot in", from what I've been told.
I think that CZ should stick to what CZ does best. All metal handguns that function, shoot accurately and fill your hand with one of the best feeling grip frames on the market.
CZ shooters are quiet because we're out shooting the CZ's a lot
I like my CZ75B Tactical (The green framed one) so much that my license plate is CZ75TAC.
If everybody liked the same thing we wouldn't have the wonderful selection of firearms that we enjoy. I have my likes and dislikes, but still enjoy getting out and making things go "bang". I'm not a fan of Glocks, they just don't fit my hand well, but have enjoyed shooting them. I just wouldn't rush out and by any of the Austrian Tupperware.
Reminds me of a firearms T-shirt I saw with a dozen or so different handguns and the words Celebrate Diversity on it. That's what its about to me.
I picked up my first CZ75 and it fit my particular hand shape wonderfully. It has all the accuracy I'm capable of wringing out of it and has never failed me.
I like the 1911 frame, the Browning Hi-Power and the new Springfield XD also. They "fit" me. Glocks, HK and Rugers require me to adjust the sight picture and the hold when I pick them up. I like shooting them but wouldn't buy them.
I guess this section of the forum is quiet because the administrator comes in here and post about how ugly CZ's are and how they can't compare to Beretta's?
You're right, too each their own, but why create a forum, then pee all over the brand you want to discuss?
Sorry dude, but you got it wrong - I didn't "pee" on anything. U will never hear me say "such and such gun sucks." Or, "you are an idiot, go buy a real gun. - Stuff like that"Originally Posted by Trophyrider
LOok real closely at what I said and how I said it... I stated that I did not like it. That is fair criticism. In fact, I have pointed out on this board that those stupid type complaints about a brand of gun are not very welcome (well, maybe about a Hi Point pistol, but nothing else ). One thing that most members like here is that the site is not that way - for instance, on other sites - if ya like a gun other than a Glock, ya get ripped apart.
I'm sorry - maybe being new to the site, you don't know me that well. But, I stand by my comments, and think there is nothing wrong w/ what I said...
Last edited by Shipwreck; 07-31-2006 at 10:05 PM.
I must have missed something.......... ???
Anyway tophyrider, you're new around here... stick around for a while and you'll realize you're amongst the best group of gun enthusiast on the internet.
It's even been rumored to be like... Camelot j/k
Last edited by js; 07-31-2006 at 10:07 PM.
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Originally Posted by Shipwreck
I am not saying your criticism is not valid or fair. Like I said before, to each their own. My point was, probably made poorly, if you were trying to get a forum going on a brand of pistol, I don't think I would have made a neutral to negative opinion about CZ's.
I didn't mean for it to come off sounding as snotty as it did. In fact, I am pining for a SW99 .45 that has been sitting in my favorite gunshop's display case so we have some common gorund there. Handled it the other day and was really impressed with the feel.
I love CZ's because they feel like they were made to fit my hand. I had always wanted a CZ-75 every since reading about them 20 years ago. I now own a CZ-75B Tactical, P-01, and 9mm RAMI. I'll throw a pic of them down in the picture thread since so I can be the first to do so.
I have read through a few of the other sections of the forum, and I agree, it's nice to see a forum where someone is not calling someone elses choice of pistol a piece of junk.
I was pleasantly suprised by the responses to the post about S&W Sigma pistols. Usually on other forums it takes only one post for someone to start calling them junk.