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My first CZ

Discussion in 'Handguns, Pistol Shooting' started by ladder13, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. ladder13

    ladder13 Registered Member

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    Found this at the Raleigh show yesterday. I’ve been looking for one close to a year. The grip on this cannot be duplicated for my hands. Can’t wait to get up to Frontline.
    The guns very few people know about, a shame. I see more CZ’s in my future.
    I see this replacing all my other 9’s :)

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  2. Jeppo

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    I could be a buyer of any old Smith 9's. ;)
     
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  3. Have gun-will travel

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    Mike ,great piece, awesome shooters. I had one and let ex wife's husband talk me out of it .disregard Jeppo, all old Smith's come to me:rolleyes:
     
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    Jeff is a great guy that has gotten the bug really bad . Just need to keep him out of trouble.
     
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  7. Walt Sherrill

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    Some years back that model would have been called the PCR (acronym for Police of the Czech Republic).

    The Novak-style rear sight and the lack of accessory rail is what makes it different from the other compact CZs. Newer versions have an extended beavertail -- like yours. (Is the mag release reversable? If it has the same frame-opening shape on the other side, it is. Nearly everyone who has one loves the gun.

    CZs, in general, are increasingly well-known and rising in popularity. You should check out the CZ Forum here: https://www.czfirearms.us/
     
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  8. Shorty 45 MK2

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    Congrats! I've pretty much replaced my 3rd gen S&W's with CZ's.
     
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  9. ladder13

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    Hey Shorty, good to hear from you. Sorry for the late reply.
     
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  10. Jeppo

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    If you've got any 3rd gens left, I'd be happy to help you get rid of them. ;)
     
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    Ha one or two...but I think I'm keeping them as CZ doesn't make a single stack .45 that I can CC.
     
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    The PCR's have an aluminum frame and the compacts have a steel frame. Other than that they are the same gun. Good shooters. My PCR is thenlast gun I'd sell.
     
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  13. Walt Sherrill

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    Only the CZ-75B Compact, a specific model (Capital "C" in the model name), has a steel frame. It's the ONLY CZ compact that had a steel frame. All other compact CZs using the 75B pattern are alloy -- including the P-01. (The CZ-40B was also a compact model. was DA/SA with a safety, and had an alloy frame. I had one and foolishly traded it away.)

    The frames are slightly different on most of the compacts but the slides are generally interchangeable. The frame of the Compact is different from the PCR, and newer versions of the compact models have reversible mag releases and different beavertails. The PCR uses a different (Novak-like) rear sight that can't be used on other compact CZs without a little milling work on the top of the slide to remove part of the raised area. Some of the slide stops are NOT interchangeable between these different models because of subtle differences in frame widths in the slide stop area.

    You can now get a "Compact" model (which has a safety rather than a decocker) using the Omega trigger system; that gives you a safety-equipped model (allowing Cocked & Locked carry) AND an alloy frame -- something I always wanted.

    I still have three CZs and a couple of CZ-pattern guns, but also have a number of other guns made by SIG, H&K, S&W, Glock, FN, Ruger, and Lionheart.
     
  14. richard corn

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    Grips are different too. One has rubber while the other is plastic. I think the steel has plastic. You can interchange the grips and the rubber were $28
     
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    CZ's are great shooters.
     

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