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This is a discussion on CZ-75B vs. Beretta 92 within the Pistols & Revolvers forums, part of the Pistol & Revolver Forum category; My vote is for the CZ75B. I have owned mine since 1996, and it has run flawlessly. I prefer Steel Framed service pistols, and then ...


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Old March 6th, 2020, 07:55 AM   #31
 
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My vote is for the CZ75B. I have owned mine since 1996, and it has run flawlessly. I prefer Steel Framed service pistols, and then there was that issue with slide cracks in the Beretta 92 with high round counts.
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Old March 6th, 2020, 08:01 AM   #32
 
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Own a Beretta 92FS and Wilson Combat Beretta Centurion without the trigger action job. Love both of these guns and have fondled a few CZ's in my day and will stick with the Berettas.
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Tough call, I have the CZ P10C and the M9a3 threaded. So IMHO if you are looking at these, it's because like me, your hand is not large. The 92 is too "fat" the M9a3 is a perfect fit and is a beautiful functional gun.
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I have shoot both many times.
The CZ-75 was originally a communist block copy of the Browning Hi-Power. So it has a very good design and functionality.
The thing that I don't like is that the CZ-75 slide sits/runs inside the frame. This makes the slide shorter and harder for my old hands to grip.
From my experience, I would recommend the full-sized CZ-75 in Single Action Only (SAO) but that is only my preference.

My Berreta 92FS' were manufactured in Italy and have more metal parts than the current USA made parts (such as guide rod). Most USA manfuacturing was in Maryland but when Maryland started restricting the manufacturing that Beretta could do in Marland, at the Beretta factory, the company moved to Tennessee. I prefer the newer firearms made in Tennessee.
The 92FS has a taller/full-size slide. It is easier for me to grip and shuck.

Both grips are good for me. The 92FS fills my hand better.
Both are accurate and fine firearms. You won't go wrong with either but you will probably find that one is better for your shooting experience.

I have medium-sized hands (according to glove sizes) and I prefer the Beretta 92fs. While
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hiketheball, I have a Browning Hi Power and a CZ 75b and I can assure you, the CZ is NOT a copy of the Browning. They are both hi-cap 9mm pistols but that's about where the similarity stops. Internal parts are radically different. Here's my Browning HP:

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One of the main difference of the CZ is that the slide rides inside the frame, like a Sig P210, whereas the FN and many others have it the other way around.
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Seems I was confused. I previously mentioned that I briefly owned a CZ75 compact and I sold it because it didn't wow me. Ahem......it wasn't a CZ75 it was a Beretta 92 compact. Which, in retrospect, makes more sense because it was so similar to a full size 92 that the difference didn't impress me all that much.

Anyway, all this CZ75 talk resurrected my mild interest. It was always a gun I knew was a fan favorite but it was not a gun I had got around to seriously considering yet. No reason. Too many guns in the world and not enough time/money to get to them all. Long story short I ordered a CZ75B matte stainless. I considered the high polish version but when I saw and handled the matte version I preferred it. Plus the matte version had night sights whereas the high polish stainless one didn't. I'll pick it up in a couple of days.
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Agree with most here!

I have to agree with most here- try to hold both before deciding. I had a Wilson-Beretta and have a CZ-75 Shadow Target, and for me, the Beretta was simply too fat a grip for me with the double stacked mag. I have small hands. Fit to your hand is the first criteria towards a good gun for YOU.
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For those of you who own both, or even have shot both, which do you prefer, and why? (Donít say both- thatíd be nice, but Iím recently retired and need to get one at a time).
Come up to the CZ demo in Wausau on Apr 25th or down to Racine on May 30th.

If you tell me you are coming, I will bring a Beretta 92 for you to compare with the CZ 75.
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I have both firearms -- a couple of each actually. I believe that the CZ is a significantly better pistol than the Beretta. Firstly, you cannot change the front sight on the Beretta 92fs -- it is machined into the upper. Secondly, most of my shooting group (all of us, really) have found the CZ to be more accurate. In particular, the way the CZ uppers and lowers fit together gives the CZ a low bore axis that makes recoil very manageable, and greatly reduces muzzle flip. Both weapons are very reliable, however the CZ is simpler as regards disassembly (not that the Beretta is all that bad) and is a remarkably robust design. The CZ is all-steel, whereas the Beretta has an alloy lower.
Both pistols are excellent, but in my opinion the CZ 75B is the better choice.
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Both are high quality, reliable firearms. Whatever you get will shoot fine, if 'reliability' is your main concern, either will get 'er done.

I have LARGE hands (all my gloves are marked "Large") and the Beretta is a handful for me. The grips are FAT. I can shoot it fine, but if your hands are medium or small in size, avoid the Beretta.

Feel. The CZ-75B feels perfect in my hands. Just right. They have ergonomics dialed in at CZ. Once you hold a CZ-75, you'll wonder why ALL handgun makers don't just copy that design. It's perfect.

Accuracy - my CZ-75 outshoots my Beretta 92 Centurion easily (average 1.75" groups for the CZ-75 vs. average of 3" groups for the Centurion 92 at 25 yards.) That's not even close. The way the slide is put on (in?) the CZ-75 just seems to lead to a more accurate gun. Some proof? Check out the Sig P210 Target model. It is supremely accurate and has the same slide design as the CZ-75. It just works.

I have both. I like both. I shoot both. But if I had to chose one over the other, I would take the CZ-75B and be perfectly happy. Great grip. Great accuracy. Very reliable.
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I shot both at the range when searching for a full size 9mm. I shot the 92fs better, but found the ergonomics of the cz more comfortable. I did not like the trigger at all on the cz though. I would have picked the 92fs at the end of it all. Both are great pistols to shoot.
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Once you hold a CZ-75, you'll wonder why ALL handgun makers don't just copy that design. It's perfect.
I know...right?

Before I bought the CZ, I had a pellet pistol that had a very similar grip to the CZ. I decided that I wanted to buy a centerfire pistol with a grip like THAT, so I started shopping around and was shocked to find out that there weren't any...until I found the CZ.
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I think it's funny how many people go for how grips look versus how stable you can hold the gun. Marksmanship depends greatly on the shooter's ability to hold the gun steady when aiming and firing. With my own CZ-75B, I liked the feel of the pretty wood grips better than the factory rubber grips. I didn't buy them because they were pretty …. but I must admit it was pleasant eye candy too. No doubt, CZ's grip shape and angle has a great influence on the gun's accuracy. The only other gun I found with grips that fit well for just about anyone is a S&W Mod 41 22 LR target pistol.
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