Gun Review: CZ 75 B Limited Edition

36 responses

  1. avatar
    frankgon4
    February 20, 2012

    I have heard nothing but good things about this pistol.

  2. avatar
    Frank Dio
    February 20, 2012

    I carried and shot in contests a TZ-75 9mm for 28 years and never had any problems. I sold it for $50.00 more than I paid for it. I would not even guess how many rounds went through it, I told the buyer it needed a new Barrel but he said he was very comfortable the way it was. I moved up to a .45 cal. Staying with the same company, Tangifolio (after 28 years why change?) and bought a Witness Elite only for the extra punch, I have to admit I am very pleased with it, but I would buy a CZ or TZ any day and not look back.

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    Ulfhednar
    February 20, 2012

    About the only thing I can add to your review is a suggestion to try a CZ 75 Shadow or P-01 Shadow. Those are the ‘factory customs’ from CZ Custom, I just purchased a C75 Shadow T this Friday and I regret having waited so long.

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    Brandon
    February 20, 2012

    Nice review. Good job very well done!

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    Czechnology
    February 20, 2012

    Interesting, I’ve never heard of this edition!

    Btw, the image links are kind of messed up.

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    RecoveringAtheist
    February 20, 2012

    I have three CZ75/85 pistols and they are by far my favorite in the gun safe. Accurate, reliable and what to me a real gun should feel like.

    None of mine are decocker equipped and I have no issue with lowering the hammer but I have practiced this many, many times on the range.

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    Jeff
    February 20, 2012

    Wait – is that a safety on the right side (for lefties)? If so, do they make this in a compact size?

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      Monty
      February 20, 2012

      The safety IS ambi, the slide release is not. The mag release is not either but can be moved to the other side.

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        Duray
        February 23, 2012

        My CZ-75 stainless drops the slide when you seat a loaded mag firmly. Kind of takes care of that.

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    Walrusleather
    February 20, 2012

    I have had the basic 75 b for well over a decade and have put countless thousands of rounds downrange. I find the gun is far more accurate than the shooter as well.

    I also own a few other CZ firearms and find they are all built to the same high standards.

    Keep in mind for lefties the CZ 85 is identical, full ambi and both versions are made in carry compact sizes (also the full size is available in 40 if you prefer)
    They also have a 75BD (decocker) available and a wonderful Kit called the Kadet that converts your 9mm to 22 in less than a minute for range time and trigger practice for pennies a round. It utilizes the frame and trigger group so you have the identical pull and break points just less recoil.

    Great review, as a CZ owner and fan I concur.

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      Drew
      February 20, 2012

      Don’t forget the CZ75B SA model,true single action with ambi safeties in both 9mm and .40.

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    Sean
    February 20, 2012

    I too have had a Cz-75 for over a decade. I have put at least 20000 rounds thru it. One, I repeat ONE failure to go bang in that time. It was ammo related. More accurate than I am capable of shooting. And it was dirt cheap. They aren’t dirt cheap anymore, but still more than worth it. A gun that will last your entire lifetime, and your childrens. And theirs.

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    Gerard
    February 20, 2012

    My PCR shoots best with 124 grain bullets.

    I have been saving for another pistol and figure to get a full size 75 or a Phantom. Saving the dough is taking forever and I am tempted to get a Kahr CW9 or CW45.

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    Jason
    February 20, 2012

    The CZ 75 is a horrible pistol, and the sooner you all realize it, the sooner I can go back to buying them for under $400. Articles like this are only going to drive up the price even more. Dammit.

    Seriously, I’m glad to see the Czechs getting their due, and even though you’ll pay more today, they’re still a bargain considering how much you get.

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    Richard
    February 20, 2012

    Have owen enjoy them for what they are soft good 9 mm handguns.

  13. avatar
    Jack Straw
    February 20, 2012

    The CZ 75 and it’s variants are simply great pistols. For those of us who like to tinker the CZ Custom Shop here in Arizona is a terrific source for upgrades to the trigger, DA to SA conversions, custom sights, and more grips than you can imagine.

    I shoot a 75B single action in .40 and often use the superb Kadet .22 conversion for inexpensive plinking.

    I also own a 97B large frame variant in .45 ACP. I like it so much I sold my Gold Cup and have not missed it at all.

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    Lawrence T
    February 20, 2012

    I have the CZ Ltd reviewed above and it has just about ruined other pistols for me. I have to force myself to shoot my Sig. I also have a CZ custom shop P01, the double action is better on the stock ltd. though the single action on the custom shop P01 is outstanding. The only problem I had after many 1000s through the 75 B is that crud built up behind the extractor causing a few FTEs. Now I clean behind the extractor every thousand rounds or so.

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    Mike
    February 20, 2012

    I have nearly 2 dozen CZ’s from pre-war model 24′s to the most current models. Check out http://www.czfirearms.us and join in the chat!

  16. avatar
    RyanMN
    February 21, 2012

    Is it possible to fall in love with a gun? I have no idea how many rounds I’ve ran through my nickel CZ 75b but it’s in excess of 10,000. Not one single failure.

    It’s steel, it’s heavy (but not too heavy), it feels exactly like a gun should feel in your hand. Despite being a service pistol, it’s more accurate than I’ll ever be.

    The best thing that I can say about it is that despite having over a dozen pistols in my collection (not a single piece of junk among the lot), if I was in a situation where my life depended on a single pistol, I’d grab my CZ 75b without a second thought. It goes bang every time you pull the trigger and every time it goes bang, it’s on target.

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    Anonymouse
    February 21, 2012

    I just went through 50 rounds of 9mm on a rental CZ 75b at the range. (After putting 50 painful rounds through the new rental Smith & Wesson .38 bodyguard… Owch…)

    At 14 yards, lousy shot me was shooting that CZ 75b as well as a .22. From the first shot it was clear that this thing is far better than a Glock is at “making bad shooters good”.

  18. avatar
    Mike the Limey
    February 23, 2012

    The CZ 75/85(I’m a lefty) is the only handgun that I’ve ever enjoyed shooting more than the old Hi Power & would be the first thing I’d buy if handguns weren’t outlawed here.:-(

  19. avatar
    Justin Case
    February 24, 2012

    Happiness is a well tuned CZ 75D Compact. It was love at first grasp.

  20. avatar
    Caligula
    March 17, 2012

    I bought a CZ 75-P07 a couple of years ago because I thought it looked really cool – better than the Glocks or Smith & Wesson M & P’s next to it. Initially, I had some problems with the pistol, but CZ shipped me a brand new one, which has functioned flawlessly. I like the way it feels in my hand and it points much better than any Glock.

    I’ve been wanting a CZ 75 B for quite some time now, I just plunked down $475 for one a couple of weeks ago. It’s the first all steel pistol I’ve ever owned and the most comfortable and best shooting pistol I have in my collection of Sig Sauers, Smith & Wessons, and (one) Glock. The CZ 75 B has got to be one of the best values in the industry. I’m looking forward to leaving it to a grandson some day.

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    Darth Mikey
    May 14, 2012

    In my ongoing search for the “perfect” pistol, I added a CZ75B stainless to my collection because of all of the above excellent features (and after trying a range rental). Very nice gun. My only complaint is the trigger (and it may not be a complaint for long as I break it in): It’s a bit gritty, and I’ve found the sear doesn’t always grab consistently: Every once in awhile I get a surprise hair-light SA. (The well-used and abused range rental did the same thing, though the pull was melted-butter smooth, no grit). Otherwise, the SA breaks a lot like my 1911 (despite being a hinge trigger). Solid, natural pointer, feels great in my smallish hands, darn accurate. A good choice for the 1911 fan.

    (I did apparently invent a new way to break it, though: Trying to smooth the new rails, I was working the slide on the frame w/o the barrel. Bad idea. Apparently the rear-facing-hook-shaped firing pin block lifter can hyper-extend upwards and jam the slide if it’s racked too far back. After a few minutes of panic, I pulled out the firing pin and block plunger and freed it.) (I didn’t bother replacing the pin block to see if that improved the trigger–not much difference. I’ll probably put it back next time I pull the pin for deep-cleaning.)

    Oh: Nice touches: mine came with snap caps and a mag loader.

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    Joe
    June 28, 2012

    “Worse, the safety can only be enabled when the hammer is to the rear. Which pretty much means you can carry the gun any way you like as long as it’s cocked and locked”

    want to explain how this is a bad thing?

    if you dont have the coordination to turn off a safety on draw the chances are you dont have the coordination to put rounds on target in a hurry under stress and therefore have no place carrying a gun. bullet holes in the surrounding neighborhood (and possibly neighbors) are inexcusable. you may die when someone attacks you, but if you draw, miss, kill a bystander, an then get killed yourself, you doubled the fatalities of that engagement. if thats the case you should let your assailant kill you because you have no place killing bystanders for your own “protection.”

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    Sandy Scott
    August 5, 2012

    There seems to be some good expertise here. I have been shooting for 60 years, and although I own a few semi-automatic pistols, my favorite carry gun is a Ruger LCR with CT laser grips. I carried a wheel gun for years both on and off duty as a police officer so I sort of lean that way.

    Having said that, I have fallen in love with the looks and feel of the CZ 75 and I want to purchase one. I am leaning towards the Phantom thinking that if I decide to carry it, the polymer model will be a bit more pleasant to carry for extended periods than a steel model. Any counsel from you CZ experts?

    As an aside, I find it amazing that I cannot even purchase one. Every single on-line dealer with whom I do business has no Phantoms in stock. I would think with demand that high, CZ would crank up production. Of course I can’t seem to buy a Shield either. Thanks for any input.

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      SCmalinois
      September 21, 2012

      You might want to consider the PCR. It’s the smaller CZ75, has a lighter, alloy frame and carries 14+1 in 9mm. There are more grip options for the PCR than the Phantom, as well.

    • avatar
      Nick
      October 4, 2013

      CZ cranking up production does not solve the supply problem when half of all police departments in Europe place orders for CZ guns.

  24. avatar
    The Pickled Indian.
    October 29, 2012

    Just won a gunbroker auction for an all-steel CZ 75B. You guys have made me salivate now… dying to get my hands on it and run to the range!

    • avatar
      Sandy Scott
      October 29, 2012

      Since my comment in August, I purchased a CZ 75 Shadow T which makes me want to throw rocks at my vast collection of guns. This beauty is a joy to shoot and I think even some of the dilberts I see allegedly practicing at the range could actually hit the target with this gun. I think my next one will be a RAMI. I love CZs!!

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    J. Jonson
    December 11, 2012

    Just picked up a standard 75B in chrome and like a fat kid at McDonalds, I’m loving it. Feels perfect in your hand. Might have to check out one of these limited editions. The matte stainless and extra goodies look pretty damn good.

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    SCMalinois
    December 13, 2012

    As I understand, the CZ75B Limited Edition is no longer in production and therefore hard to find. However, CZ has been producing a ‘New Edition’ which is similar to the Limited. The CZ75B New Edition has the same polished flats and bead blasting, but does not have the words ‘Limited Edition’ etched on the frame. It has night sights and comes with the CZ cocobolo wood grips.

  27. avatar
    chris
    March 15, 2013

    what is trigger pull weight in DA and SA CZ 75-b?
    can the Trigger pull weight be adjusted in DA?

  28. avatar
    Charles Solomon
    January 21, 2014

    Excellent Pistol for Every Occasion

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      marco de la Roca de la Vega
      January 25, 2014

      Cz 75 b omega……wow!!!…..what a pistol!!!

  29. avatar
    John Niles
    March 17, 2014

    I have a 1991 Cz75 in gloss blue and 2005 in gloss stainless. Both are unshot in my vault, together with a cz75 Kadet .22 conversion. Both my CZ 75 are beautiful, and have beautiful trigger pulls. just bought a 1993 Israli military cz75 in nice condition for $400 at a gun show. I love the trigger pull of all my CZ75′s, and plan to shoot the most recent CZ75 with the Kadet conversion. A friend has a CZ75 with the Kadet conversion and loves it. I look forward to shooting the Kadet conversion and purchasing another CZ75 compact in the near future. I also enjoy shooting my 1978 Colt 9mm commander.

    Enjoy
    John

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