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Old 07-25-2011, 05:12 PM
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handled a 75 but decided id like a decocker model so ordered the BD model in 9mm. Also ordered some OD VZ grips, they came in today, thats fast service. Cant wait to get the gun, put on the grips, gonna be a nice gun Ill post pics when I get it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:03 PM
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My buddy has a P01 that I had the privilege of operating and shooting and I mostly liked it, but there are some eh things about CZs and CZ patterned guns I find to be generally true.

First off the triggers on them aren't that good, double action is incredibly heavy and the creep to break on single action is pretty big. They can be tuned relatively easily I think, exchanging some springs here and there, and with LOTS of use they will wear in nicely, but as they come they're okay at best.

The slides also have a pretty small gripping surface so they may be a bit harder to charge than other guns, but you'll probably get used to it after a short while.

The other thing that's more odd about them is the decocker, it only drops the hammer to half cock and not all the way down. It can be carried and shot with the hammer all the way down but you have to manually set it there and that's a risky endeavour. It's kinda good because at half cock the trigger doesn't require as much pull but nonetheless it's still kinda weird...

Lastly is the decocker itself. It's in the best possible place I could imagine it, but the way it actually presses, downward in a clockwise motion, is counterintuitive to like every other safety mechanism, though you'll get used to it in a heartbeat. Even so, again, just an odd thing they did.

Of course I do like them and there's plenty good to say about them, odd as they are. They are built like tanks, have good sights, a grip rivaled only by a couple of guns (Hi-Power to name one heheh) and they are relatively slim. I was entertaining the notion of getting a Pre-B (not one of the cheap ones that have just been imported and stamped all over by PW Arms but an older one) but I have more practical things on my list first. I can't say much about your grips as generally I'm frugal with them, since factory ones typically serve practical purposes as well as anything else, but if nothing else they look nice. Enjoy your gun.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:37 AM
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You should play this song while waiting for it to arrive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x_TXWYAH7o
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:01 AM
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I like a sig style decocker better, but a 9mm full size service pistol like the cz at 500 is a hard deal to beat. Im going to just bend the mag brake to let em drop free. The trigger is supposed to smooth out with use and a new mainspring will lighten it. They are just very high value and point well, and feel solid. I love metal guns.
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Old 07-26-2011, 01:34 AM
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Some of y'all talk about not having Hi-Powers in your area. I haven't seen any CZ75s in mine.

I've heard they have an excellent grip. I've always wanted to get a Jericho 941 which is based off it.

Anyway post pics when you can and congrats.

Are you set on your future 1911 purchase?
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:28 AM
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I plan to get one by end of year. Decided to get something more affordable to shoot right now. Besides 1911s are hard to find now, it being the anniversary and all there sold the day they hit the shelves.
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KTP actually has some used SIGs for around $600. There is also a P229 for $535.

http://www.ktpguns.com/interior.php/pid/28
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:51 AM
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The CZ75s decocker is arguably better than the SIGs in placement, as it sits where manual safeties typically sit and is closer to your thumb for actuation. People with smaller hands like myself have to reach around a bit to actuate the SIG decocker, but that's not the case with the CZ. I find the CZs is also more affirmative when it decocks the hammer as well, and the travel to actuation is much shorter too.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:32 AM
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Ive got a large hand but the CZ decocker isn't bad at all, its actually very good, i just prefer SIG style. The VZ grips I have, id used their grips on a 1911 before and those were great too, and fast shipping. The gun on the other hand still waiting.
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