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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.
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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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Re: I finally have a CZ-75

#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.
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