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I finally have a CZ-75

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I finally have a CZ-75

#1 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:00 pm

I've wanted a CZ-75 for as long as I can remember. I've especially wanted a pre-b with some service use history. My wait is over--and here it is. This is an Israeli Police issue made in 1990. It's just the way I like 'em, used but not abused. I got it to the range this week and it shot great.
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#2 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:49 pm

I put a fresh 16 pound Wolff recoil spring in it, as I'm looking forward to shooting-up this large can of Federal 9BPLE I've been holding on to for quite a while. I'm usually not one to use hot ammo, but I got this stuff for free and the CZ handles it well. I was also happy to discover it can accommodate the Mec-Gar magazines, as many pre-b's usually need some minor fitting to accept anything other than the (expensive !) factory mags...
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#3 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:06 pm

It fits right in to my ever-growing collection of service 9mms...
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#4 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:17 am

I like the CZ 75 line of pistols. And when I have taken care of some other things I would like to add one as my house pistol.
What is the difference in pre B and post B. I have forgotten.
The Mosin Crate gets these in from time to time and he actually prefers the Italian copies. I am leaning towards the .45 but have no qualms about 9mm.
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#5 Post by DaleH » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:46 am

Love the CZ-75s, my favorite pistol ... and my name is NOT Jeff Cooper!

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#6 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:42 pm

Charles Lipscomb wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:17 am
What is the difference in pre B and post B. I have forgotten.
Hi Charles! The B models, up through current production, have a firing pin block. They are identifiable by the roll pin visible in the slide serrations. There were additional changes, including the ring hammer (instead of the original spur hammer), a squared-off trigger guard (as opposed to the round trigger guard), full-length sighting surface rib, and slanted slide serrations. The very first model had a more heavily-stepped slide than the version I have, which is commonly referred to as a pre-b. I like the pre-b because the firing pin and spring are retained by a simple retaining plate (like a 1911 or Hi-power), whereas to disassemble the firing pin in a B model requires drifting out the roll pin. Plus I'm a traditionalist and like older stuff I guess. It has an inertial firing pin, so it as safe, or unsafe (depending on your point of view), as a pre-series 80 1911 or similar design. It's not drop-safe in the sense that if it landed on a hard surface square on the muzzle from a high-enough height, an accidental discharge is possible.

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#7 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:31 pm

A great pistol.
Now you have to get the .22 LR conversion kit for it.
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#8 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:11 pm

Thanks. That is a big help. As to the firing pin change it seems unnecessary. The m1911 was produced in millions and combat proven.
The battlefield is a hard place just not hard enough to cause massive numb Er s of AD when dropped.
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#9 Post by CGSteve » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 pm

Nice! Congrats, I also have a pre B. I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States. By the way, which Mecgar mags work in the pre B? I viewed their website and they have mags for the B, the SP-01, and compacts.

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#10 Post by DaleH » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am

CGSteve wrote:
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I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States.
They actually tested as the ‘best overall pistol’ in the US Military trials to replace the aging 1911 45ACP with the Beretta, but Reagan wouldn’t let them be selected as the build site was too close to the Iron Curtain.

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#11 Post by CGSteve » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:41 pm

DaleH wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am
CGSteve wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 pm
I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States.
They actually tested as the ‘best overall pistol’ in the US Military trials to replace the aging 1911 45ACP with the Beretta, but Reagan wouldn’t let them be selected as the build site was too close to the Iron Curtain.
That's interesting. For duty use, I revere the Glock; but if it were not for two things I would strongly consider carrying one for work. First, it is not on the approved list for our agency to use. Second, Glocks are ubiquitous, and thus gear and accessories are driven towards being compatible with it. The cz, not so much. If I could carry it, I'd have to spend a ton of extra money in gear for it.

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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

#12 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:56 pm

CGSteve wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Nice! Congrats, I also have a pre B. I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States. By the way, which Mecgar mags work in the pre B? I viewed their website and they have mags for the B, the SP-01, and compacts.
Hi Steve. I have been comparing it with some others from my collection--what I would consider its contemporaries, and have to say I can understand why so many shooters swear by it. I'll expound on that when I have more time. As far as Mec-gar magazines go, mine fits their standard "B" model magazines, which can usually be found for around 25 dollars. Before I realized this, I purchased a CZ factory "pre-B" magazine, which goes for considerably more. The dimensions of the magazine well changed slightly during the transition period from the Pre-B to B production, so not all current B magazines will fit Pre-B pistols and its sort of a trial process for each individual pistol. I have found information online that shows a Pre-B magazine well can be opened up slightly at the point inside that makes things tight with the current production (cheaper) magazines.
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

#13 Post by PennsylvaniaRifleman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm

CGSteve wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:41 pm
DaleH wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 am
CGSteve wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:50 pm
I think the 75s are very underrated pistols in the States.
They actually tested as the ‘best overall pistol’ in the US Military trials to replace the aging 1911 45ACP with the Beretta, but Reagan wouldn’t let them be selected as the build site was too close to the Iron Curtain.
That's interesting. For duty use, I revere the Glock; but if it were not for two things I would strongly consider carrying one for work. First, it is not on the approved list for our agency to use. Second, Glocks are ubiquitous, and thus gear and accessories are driven towards being compatible with it. The cz, not so much. If I could carry it, I'd have to spend a ton of extra money in gear for it.
I've actually purchased a Blackhawk holster for mine with the intention to work it into my carry rotation--I like it that much.
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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

#14 Post by Nevada Hudson » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:55 pm

Isn't the new Israeli Jericho based on the CZ-75?

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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

#15 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:01 pm

Nevada Hudson wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:55 pm
Isn't the new Israeli Jericho based on the CZ-75?
Yes it is.
Aim surplus has some used compacts c7 75 D s with aluminum frames.
But i prefer the looks of the full size pistols.
I am hoping the mosin crate guy gets some more in And that i have the spending cash to buy one.
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