CZ 75b?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by BiggClipph, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. BiggClipph

    BiggClipph New Member

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    I've been looking around on the web for the past few days and from what i've seen, the cz 75b is the best choice for my first handgun (or firearm for that matter). I know very little about guns, so does anybody with more knowledge and experience have a differing opinion?
     

  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    The CZ 75B is one of the best 9mm pistols ever made. Next to a Browning Hi Power, it's my favorite 9mm ever.

    It was designed around the 9mm cartridge, I can't tell you how it performs as a .40 S&W.
     
  3. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    It's a good choice for a first handgun. They're simple, accurate, and tough as nails. If you want a non-poly 9mm, the 75b is arguably the best option under $700...and they can be found for under $500. The thumb safety is also a nice feature.

    About the only knock would be that it's too heavy to be a practical carry gun. But that weight can be a nice ally (soaking up recoil) for a beginning shooter. For simple home defense and range shooting, it's a solid choice for the novice and expert alike.

    Experiment with as many guns as possible before emptying your wallet. Try revolvers, try polymer guns, maybe even try different calibers. But with that said...yes, the 75b would qualify as an ideal first handgun IMHO.
     
  4. kdog

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    I have a CZ75 Pre "B" and love it.

    One of the very nice features about the CZ75 is, that although it has a double row mag, the grip is nice and slim and therefor also fits into smaller hands.
    You can find a variaty of add ons und tuning parts for the CZ75 aswell.
    It is reliable, durable and accurate.

    Check out my german range report:
    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f66/german-rangereport-20544/

    I shoot at approx. 27 yards (25m).
     
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  5. Mark F

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    I know the CZ75B (.40 S&W version) quite well. This is a rock-solid pistol, and you'd be hard pressed to find a better autoloader for the money. I have the nickel plated version and it is ultra-reliable. I have several different magazines up to 14 rounds. The standard issue magazine is 10. Now bear in mind, I'm specifically referring to the .40 S&W caliber, not the 9mm.

    My personal preference is the .40 S&W caliber over the 9mm. I don't want to try to sell you on the .40 S&W cal, that's your choice. But I can tell you that the CZ75B in .40 S&W caliber is a fearsome weapon. It's deadly accurate and it will double tap and bump fire with the best of them! With a little practice, you can drop & change magazines in a fraction of a second.

    I put Hogue monogrips on my CZ75B and they are a worthy investment.
     

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  6. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    The .40 S&W version is a deadly accurate beast. You can drive nails at 30 yards and make follow-up shots as fast as you can squeeze the trigger. I'm approaching 8000 rounds through my CZ and I haven't yet seen a malfunction.

    [​IMG]

    It will eat any ammo... cheap target ammo, SD ammo, +P+ hi-powered ammo, it doesn't care. It takes a likkin' and keeps on tikkin'...
     

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  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yup, that sounds about right. They're just good pistols. :cool:
     
  8. tekarra

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    I have been shooting cZs since the mid 1980s and own eight. Several of them have shot many thousands of rounds without a problem. In my opinion, they are the finest pistol on the market and are very reasonably priced.
     
  9. canebrake

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    A .40 S&W +P+???

    [​IMG]+P+?????
     
  10. BiggClipph

    BiggClipph New Member

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    If I could afford it, I would get the limited edition stainless steel version. That thing is just beautiful.
     
  11. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    It certainly is!
     
  12. Mark F

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    I reload...
     
  13. chucksolo69

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    I have had a CZ75B in .40 S&W for about 2 years now and have about 1000 rounds through it. A very well made, accurate pistol. The handgrip is a little wide for my taste, but I can put 4 out of 5 shots in the bull ring at 25 yards with it. If I had it to do over though, I would probably get the 9MM instead. All in all though, a great gun.
     
  14. JonM

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    i just got a 97BD which is a upsized .45 version of the 75 and i love it. i have rented the 75's in 9mm often adn they are just fun pistols ultra accurate and nice shooters.
     
  15. sweeper22

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    There are a handful of firearms out there that many would call outstanding bargains/values. There are far less that are almost universally accepted and revered by shooters of all types as a high quality firearm. My research indicated that CZ's 75b is the rare gun that is both. That was a big factor in my purchase.

    The weight, aesthetic preference, or personal fit are about the only deterrents I can imagine with this gun. If the fit and finish suit you, you really can't go wrong. At around $500 ($409 NIB for mine), you'll be hard-pressed to find a better functioning pistol.
     
  16. canebrake

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    Oh, can't buy it, make it!

    I like that in a pilot.....oops.......wrong movie.