Originally Posted by Windlestick
CZ 75 is a beautiful pistol and is a blast to shoot. I do not like to shoot in DA so I have the SA only model. To me the different beaver tail and trigger look better on the SA model. Love CZs and would like to have a 97 but they are getting very hard to find. Here is a pic of my 75.
That's a sharp looking pistol you have!
But again, I'm going to try to make this point: I don't understand all this concern about DA/SA. If you're in the market for a standard 75b (with thumb safety, as opposed to a decocker)...paying more, waiting longer, or making special orders to get a SAO version seems a little strange to me. There's very little difference.
You literally have to bend over backwards to shoot it in DA. The only way you'll ever find that DA pull is to load a round into the chamber, and then go out of your way to manually decock it. Most of the SAO enthusiasts I know (myself included) are also 1911 fans. The 75b is designed to operate just the same. Chamber a round, then lock the thumb safety if it's intended to be stored/carried "at the ready".
- Empty gun...add mag, rack slide, hammer goes back....it's in SA.
- Slide locks back after last round....add a mag, hammer is already back...still in SA.
- So a DA/SA 75b is already a SAO if you choose to operate it as such.
I just state all of this for the benefit of those in the market for this gun, and preferring SAO. Doesn't seem like something worth waiting or paying extra $ for to me.