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Old March 9th, 2017, 06:32 PM   #1
 
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My review of CZ75 BD 9mm

I recently picked up a brand new CZ75BD in 9mm here in California. I already own two CZ75B pistols in 40S&W, and I decided to add a 9mm to the stable. In this review I will discuss my modifications and impressions of the pistol.

1. Initial Fit-and-Finish -- The fit-and-finish of the gun is fine; it definitely has that "new gun" look, without a trace of any scratches or whatnot. The gun came with a fair amount of packing grease on it, which wiped off easily.

2. Modifications. My local gunsmith (Mike at West Coast Gun Works) has made a particular specialty in modifying the triggers on CZ pistols. Since he did a superb job on my two 40 cal. pistols, I literally went straight from the gun shop to my gunsmith and had him do a trigger job. His turnaround is less than a week, and the trigger is now superb both on DA (for that first shot) and on subsequent SA shots. Mike's trigger job is similar or identical to what other better-known CZ shops do, and I am 100% satisfied with his work. (And yes, I have compared with CZs from better known shops. I'm sticking with Mike at WCGW.)

At the same time I had him add the Tru-Glo combination Tritium/FO sights, which I have reviewed earlier here on this site. A couple of pics:



These are the sights -- shown here on one of my CZ 40s, but exactly the same on the new 9mm:



At the range I was "blown away" with what a sweet shooter the new CZ75BD pistola is, with the new sights and trigger job. It is handles recoil better than my Beretta 92FS (nothing against the Beretta, by the way, it is a good pistola). But the all-steel CZ really imparts a solid feeling to each shot. It was almost like shooting .22 cal. (I apologize for not having a target or two handy to post.) I put 230 rounds through the pistol without one single feeding or firing issue. Gotta love that. The CZ75BD is definitely my favorite 9mm piece.

I'll hunt around for a target and likely post one or two of them later this week. Meanwhile I hope someone enjoys this little review.



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Nice BD..Glad to hear you like it so much. Id say you are now infected with the CZ bug. Nothing terminal,, but you will prolly now get uncontrolable urges to buy MORE CZ' s.

Those sights are the cats meow. I have them on both a 75 BD and my 75 PCR.

I did my own triggers and added a #13 mainspring. Smooth as butter.

I also love shooting the 75 BD. Its the most accurate auto Ive ever owned. And while I also agree the 92 FS is a darn fine pistola, ( I carried one for close to 20 years, and wont part with either of mine) the 75 BD will flat out smoke the 92's with much tighter groups @ the 50 yard line.

Are your 40 cals 75 B' s? How do they shoot?

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Red ... Congrats on your new CZ and thanks for the excellent range report
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Thanks for the review.

My CZ shoots better than me.
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Nice write up and pistol!
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In answer to DCD, both of my 40 S&W CZs are the CZ75B model. These have slide safeties rather than decockers. I honestly can't make up my mind as between the BD and the B models. I would say that the safest way to carry would be with the B model, safety on and hammer down. But carrying the BD with the hammer down is about like carrying a revolver, which no one would say is unsafe.
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Something about CZ's, 1911's & quality revolvers, especially when they have nice trigger jobs. They make shooting more than just training or an activity.
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In answer to DCD, both of my 40 S&W CZs are the CZ75B model. These have slide safeties rather than decockers. I honestly can't make up my mind as between the BD and the B models. I would say that the safest way to carry would be with the B model, safety on and hammer down. But carrying the BD with the hammer down is about like carrying a revolver, which no one would say is unsafe.
I have not had a "B". I was not aware you could engage the safety with the hammer down. I assumed you had to carry the "B" cocked and locked.

I do like the CZ decockers. My wife even carries one. Kinda a non brainer IMO. You are no doubt aware,, but for others who are not aware,, Once decocked,, It aint going bang unless YOU make it go bang with a full trigger squeeze. . I feel very safe with them.

Mine have 3 lb triggers,, which I wouldnt recommend for everyone,, But I sure love em.

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In answer to DCD, both of my 40 S&W CZs are the CZ75B model. These have slide safeties rather than decockers. I honestly can't make up my mind as between the BD and the B models. I would say that the safest way to carry would be with the B model, safety on and hammer down. But carrying the BD with the hammer down is about like carrying a revolver, which no one would say is unsafe.
If you can engage the safety on a 75B with the hammer down, something is messed up inside your pistol. The safely should only engage when the hammer is fully cocked.
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If you can engage the safety on a 75B with the hammer down, something is messed up inside your pistol. The safely should only engage when the hammer is fully cocked.
This is correct. On the other hand, the CZ clones can engage the safety with the hammer down, which is why I would never carry one. If you think about a DA pistol with the safety engaged, it should be obvious as to why this is a bad thing.
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I have had one of these CZ-75BDs for about four years now and really like it a lot.
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