Is It Just Me?
I read a post on another board exalting the the CZ75 PCR and here is my response:
"Is it just me? I own and I am happy with either the CZ 75D PCR or Glock 19. I see these pistols as equals and I see no advantage to either; both of mine are equally reliable, about the same size, and easily carried. Let me throw another two pistols into the mix; I am also happy with my S&W M6906 and truly adore my CZ 75 Compact. If I were to choose between all of these handguns my CZ 75 Compact would get the nod. Why? The CZ 75 Compact feels damned near as good in my hand as a Browning High-Power and that says a lot. What is your opinion?"
I am considering buying a CZ-75 in 9mm, and was just wondering if the CZ has a magazine disconnect safety, as found on the Browning Hi-Power or S&W autos
Well, as always, I'll be the disagreeable one. My wife owns a CZ75B and I a pair of Glocks. All three have been shot very extensively (countless thousands of rounds between the three). These Glocks are more reliable than this CZ. The CZ is reliable, don't get me wrong, but it has malfunctioned a couple of times, as my wife reminded me in a recent discussion. The Glocks have never malfunctioned.
Both guns have excellent, low bore axes. The CZ, however, being a DA/SA design, has a VERY long trigger reset, while the Glock's is short and fast. Using it as a single action, as most knowledgeable shooters will, does nothing to ameliorate this long reset. The CZ's long reset is the primary reason, in fact, my wife finally switched to a Glock for her purse gun. (Weight being the secondary reason.)
I don't consider the 6906 even in the same class as the Glock or the CZ. It's a DA/SA crunchenticker with a backwards safety and high bore axis, that is difficult to shoot well compared to the Glock or the CZ.
But any of these guns will serve a good shooter. It's not the arrow, it's the Indian.
Jeff Coopers favorite hadngun of all time was an original CZ-75 in 9mm. He said it was one of the finest handguns ever made (yeah I know, you all thought he liked 1911 the best... not true :) ).
Personally I never liked a magazine disconnect safety, especially in a firearm for professional use. I don't even like the idea of one at home, to me it is a false sense of safety and a possible liability. If you want a safe gun unload it, don't loose it or have a plan if it is taken from you.
I agree with you Richard. The CZ blows Glock away in ergonomics. Having the ability to safely carry it in SA rather than spongy pseudo-DA is another plus. And I find the 3rd generation S&W's easier to shoot than Glock as the ergonomics fit me better.
As I understand Col. Cooper's opinion, he thought the CZ75 was the best 9mm extant, and found the grip very comfortable. Thus, he designed the Bren X to replicate the CZ design. But he had little use for a 9mm the size of a .45. Until the end, he considered the 1911 the best combination of power and controllability.
Originally Posted by DRAEGER