CZ 75

The CZ 75 is a popular semi-automatic pistol manufactured in the Czech Republic and first introduced in 1975 by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZUB) in a 9 mm Parabellum caliber.
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The CZ 75 is a popular semi-automatic pistol manufactured in the Czech Republic and first introduced in 1975 by Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZUB) in a 9 mm Parabellum caliber.

The pistol is one of the original wonder nines featuring great accuracy, sturdy, superb reliability, double-column magazine, high-capacity, and sturdy all-steel construction.

Design

The CZ 75 is a locked breech, short recoil operated pistol. Most models have the capability of being fired double or single action and come equipped with a frame-mounted manual safety. Some recent CZ 75 models have a decocking lever in place of the standard manual safety. Beginning in the late 80s, all CZ 75s are now constructed with firing pin blocks, marked by the letter B (as in CZ 75B). There are some distinguishing features which set it apart from the pack. Unlike most other semi-auto pistols, (and similar to its predecessor the SIG P210), the CZ 75 slide rides inside the frame rails rather than outside. This innovation provides a very tight slide-to-frame fit as well as very good barrel lock-up and consequently, a very accurate pistol upon purchase. The pistol was also one of the first high capacity 9mm pistols that came standard with a manual safety, after the Browning Hi-Power. The manual safety allows the CZ-75 to be carried with the hammer back, ready for immediate fire just by switching the safety off. This configuration is known as condition one. The pistol is unusual because 9mm pistols rarely have a manual safety, most of them having safety-decocker combos.

Colonel Jeff Cooper, long-time proponent of the Colt 1911, praised the CZ 75 as the best-designed double-action autoloader available on the market. The pistol has become one of the most popular pistols ever produced in its class. As Česká Zbrojovka is quick to point out, the weapon is in service with "more Militaries, Governments, Security and Police agencies than any other pistol in the world."

Production

Originally designed specifically for export, the CZ 75 entered mass production in 1976. The CZ 75 was not initially widely available in the United States until 1993, when Action Arms began importing it. CZ-USA is now the sole/primary distributor of the pistol in the United States of America.

Clones

JSL(Hereford) Ltd Spitfire
Dornaus and Dixon Bren Ten
IMI Jericho 941
ITM AT-88
Tanfoglio TZ-75, T-90, and T-95
Norinco NZ-75
Sphinx Sphinx M2000
Springfield P9
Sarsilmaz M2000
Renato Gamba G90
EAA Witness Elite Gold
Canik55 Pirhana, Shark
Armalite AR-24

CZ 75 Variants (1)

CZ 85CZ 85

The CZ 85 is a semi-automatic pistol chambered for 9mm Luger. The pistol was manufactured and produced in Czechoslovakianow the Czech Republic) by Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ).

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6 years 31 weeks ago, 5:43 PM

nick_gonzagfan

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Great Gun!

I just purchased a 75b and it is such an amazing gun. Its pricey but a fantastic gun with 16 round clip, which is very nice. so far i have nothing bad to say about this gun. easy to take apart, clean, and fun to shoot.

6 years 25 weeks ago, 8:54 PM

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CZ 75B

i have a cz75b its a great gun i cant say anything but great gun.... im from Philippines nice gun...

6 years 11 weeks ago, 5:54 PM

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CZ75B

Have owned mine since 1990 and it has done nothing but get better. Thinking of buying another one, (the SA model) and retiring this one. It has earned it.

6 years 9 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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CZ-75B serving me well

I bought mine in 2001 and have been loving it. I haven't had any problems with it except when using Winchester hollow-point rounds. For some reason it'll jam maybe 3 times in 50 shots. It shoots anything else just fine. I'll keep it for years to come.

5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:55 AM

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cz 82

What do you think about this gun I'm looking at it haven't bought yet

3 years 51 weeks ago, 3:04 AM

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The 82 is a solid highcap CCW firearm. It beats all the dinky 380's in my opinion and the fact that it is a Makarov adds to it. Hot HOT round and the weapons design keeps felt recoil low so follow up shots are quick and grouped tightly.

CZ 83 is the 380 highcap, also a great one.

Only other one I would consider in this class would be the Beretta 84 or 85, 380 high caps.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
5 years 29 weeks ago, 12:11 PM

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What's not too like.

If you want a reliable 9MM, and like the weight, it's a great gun. At least I liked the few rounds I sent off.

(You have to look behind all of that outer space stuff)
4 years 34 weeks ago, 4:59 PM

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CZ USA model 75 huh?

CZ USA model 75 huh?

4 years 10 weeks ago, 5:17 PM

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CZ PO1 soon to be

in my hands..i need to range it up first but i hav heard nothin but greatness from it

3 years 51 weeks ago, 2:59 AM

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Rock Solid weapon

I am one of two locals doing Action and Trigger jobs on CZ's here in Saint Petersburg.

Own the following.

75b two tone IPSC
RAMI 2075 40
CZ 40P (40 slide and barrel on a P-01 frame/ factory)
P-01
SP-01

I have yet to find a semi-auto I like better and I have shot more than I care to remember...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 43 weeks ago, 1:43 AM

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TZ-75 Owner

Even though the price was a factor, I bought the Tanfoglio copy TZ-75. Very nice pistol, handles well. I bought it second hand and feel the $309.00 I paid for it was a steal! Very accurate and it fits my hand like a glove. I would love to have an original CZ-75 to display next to it. Nothing like a Browning Hi-Power knock off of which both are.

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CZ 75 Info

Category:
Pistols
Manufacturer:
CZ
Action:
Recoil Operated
Caliber:
9 x 19 mm Luger

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