You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > General Handgun Discussion >

First Firearm: S&W M&P or CZ75B ?


View Poll Results: M&P .40 or CZ75B 9mm ?
Smith and Wesson M&P .40 13 41.94%
CZ-USA CZ75B 9mm 18 58.06%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-19-2012, 11:55 AM   #21
Vendor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Derry,NH
Posts: 155
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by canebrake View Post
If the choice is ONLY the above two, go with the CZ, it's STEEL!

BUT.....before you go cash down on anything, take a look at the Browning Hi Power. You will thank me for the suggestion.
Agreed, in that the BHP is the best 9mm I own but they're way outside his budget.
__________________



Organize your firearms, ammo, accessories and more!

http://MyGunDB.com -- Grab your free copy today!
Wolfrage is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
levelcross's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Raleigh,NC
Posts: 977
Liked 165 Times on 117 Posts
Likes Given: 260

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Corndork2 View Post
Thank you for all the suggestions!

I decided on a M&P .40

... however, in a few weeks, I will also be looking at the CZ in 9mm - Most likely after Christmas
Both are fine guns, the M&P comes in a .45 also.
__________________
Don't question my right to own a gun and I won't question your stupidity not to.

You give Peace a chance, we will cover you if it doesn't work out.
levelcross is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 02:12 PM   #23
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,853
Liked 3384 Times on 1706 Posts
Likes Given: 481

Default

I think the CZ is the better choice. I think the M&P is one of the top choices in the polymer set. I just don't really care for polymer pistols very much.

You may be well served by taking a look at the EAA (Tangfoglio) Witness series of pistols. They are derived from the CZ design (though they are large frame). Good value for money. I have a CZ75 and a Witness. Both are quite good.
__________________
Cheers,
Greg
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see. - Ayn Rand
Overkill0084 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #24
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 30
Default

I shot both and I'm getting the CZ as well because it is all steel. Haven't had a chance to get my hands on a Hi power, but would love too. ;-)
Chicken is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 02:33 PM   #25
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Prince Frederick,Maryland
Posts: 236
Liked 18 Times on 14 Posts

Default

I favor the CZ-75, and 9mm is a good starter caliber because of availability of ammo and reduced recoil. But whichever gun you choose, it is a good idea to have a compatible .22, either a conversion to your main gun, or a separate, compatible gun. You will probably spend more time practicing with the .22, saving money, and getting more practice in. Your capability with your main gun will improve faster this way.
Clem is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #26
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: the swamp north of The Swamp
Posts: 7,912
Liked 3975 Times on 2227 Posts
Likes Given: 2625

Default

I always thought a CZ75 was an improverized Hi-Power(P-35)...
therewolf is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #27
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 6,165
Liked 5017 Times on 2431 Posts
Likes Given: 1601

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
I always thought a CZ75 was an improverized Hi-Power(P-35)...
HMMM...

I've shot both and thought the CZ75B was an "improved" Hi Power.

Tack
Tackleberry1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2012, 11:00 PM   #28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts

Default

The CZ can only be considered an improved HP if you accept the following as better:
!) A lowered bore axis
2) A better slide to frame configuration.
3) The more ergonomic frame scallops behind the trigger.
4) A pretty good trigger that can be fired double,single,cocked and locked or shortened double action when the hammer is in the half cock notch.
5) Higher capacity by PRIMARY design.
6) The NEXT WORLD STANDARD handgun that retired the HP in most of the countries it was used in or adopted by.
7) Quite possibly one of the most FEATURE cloned or copied handguns in the free world.(okay...okay...we all know about the locked breech.recoil operated tilting barrel...thank you JB.)

Most of the HP fans have one complaint or another about the newer HP's but do you HP nostalgia fans really think it's wise to subject a first time gun owner to the possibly risky UNTRAINED manual of arms for the combat use of the HP...or the MANDATORY trigger job for a nice trigger on a vintage HP.
And by the way the CZ custom shop can do a superb trigger job or combat/competition package on a 75 for a fairly reasonable price.
Steel auto...first time owner..vote ++ CZ.(IMHO)


+
4tsmith is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 05:01 AM   #29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 432
Liked 35 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

The CZ 75B is one of the most underated overlooked best bang for the buck pistols in the US.The M&P is an excellent weapon but I don’t feel it is in the same league.My latest pistol was a CZ 75 SP-01 Tac and I am a 11th pistol owner.Without a doubt the nicest combat/service pistol I have ever owned so far, bar none

First Firearm: S&W M&P or CZ75B ? - General Handgun Discussion

First Firearm: S&W M&P or CZ75B ? - General Handgun Discussion
oli700 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #30
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 100
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts

Default

I still have wakeful nights over an alloy framed 85 compact that was traded in a fit of what can only be described as toxic stupidity syndrome.
That gun still ranks as the only 40S&W handgun I have ever fired that was perfect in every detail. For some reason every time I've had the cash or a ripe opportunity to replace it the deal skips right out from under me.(I'm sure it's ill fated punishment)

I've resisted the newer models mostly because of plastic and de-cockers(Some just because they look clumsy to me)

What is driving me crazy is curiosity over the new Omega trigger(I've heard raves) but the chance to try one still evades me.Maybe it's a matter of not trying hard enough.
Or perhaps it's my curse for not heeding one of grandma Lucy's most frequent proclamations:

"TOO SOON OLD-TOO LATE SMART"
4tsmith is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Cz75b junho806 Range Report 5 08-25-2010 08:19 AM
My first firearm...what should I get? DamnYankee General Handgun Discussion 23 06-28-2010 01:26 AM
My first firearm...what should I get? DamnYankee General Shotgun Discussion 4 06-18-2010 06:29 PM
Need new sights for CZ75b Gojubrian Semi-Auto Handguns 3 05-12-2010 02:35 AM
My new toy. (& first firearm) chff95 XD Forum 23 05-09-2010 11:16 PM