Well, I did it. I have strayed away from the Sig line...somewhat.
Ordered my new CZ 2075 Rami BD in 9mm early last week, got the call last Thursday that it was in. I had been looking for a while and everywhere I went, both online and in the stores, this particular model was backordered, so I consider myself really lucky to have gotten the call so soon after ordering. Initial impression is that it is constructed with typical CZ quality. Fit and finish are excellent. Dry fired for about an hour Thursday evening and found the trigger to be smooth with little creep. 3 dot Meprolight night sights are clear and bright. This one could easily replace any of my Sigs for a daily carry weapon.
My wife is enamored with it, which is a bad sign--she might attempt to adopt it herself--although that wouldn't be all that bad if she's comfortable enough to start shooting regularly.
Took the new Rami BD to the range last Saturday. Had time for firing 200 rds of 9mm; a mix of Sellier and Bellot 115 gr and Winchester M882 NATO 124 gr and some HP at various weights that I had extra. Bottom line is the CZ ate every round without a hiccup.
Follow up shots were easy and smooth--even with the hotter ammunition, the second and third shots were in close proximity to initial shot. Initially, I wasn't even really checking for accuracy per se, I was more concerned about the cycling of the ammunition, but after the first 50 rounds, it was all about seeing how many ragged holes I could make at various points on the target. The overall weight of the pistol really dampens the effect of recoil--having said that, the pistol itself is not really all that heavy. It doesn't feel any heavier than my P225, though I haven't weighed both to really compare.
Fired from both 7 yd and 10yd distances. At both distances, POI is POA and any problems with shot placement were purely the result of poor performance on my part. I'm surprised at the ragged holes that the 3 inch barrel produced (ragged as in it put my strings into one ragged hole). I think overall, the accuracy of the CZ 2075 Rami BD is a testament to the ergonomics of the design and the quality of production. It fits well in my hand--a real extension of the shooter.
At the end of the day, I'd give the pistol a solid 9.5 out of 10, the only detractor is that the decock lever is small and placed further to the back of the frame than I'm used to--not a big issue, it just takes some getting used to.
On a side note, both 10 round magazines that came with the pistol suffer from the "CZ rattle". When loaded with a full 10 rounds, both magazines have an annoying rattle--remove one round and the rattle goes away. If anyone has any ideas about rectifying that, I'm all ears. I tried seating each round loaded by tapping the back of the magazine against a solid surface, still rattled. Also tried loading both with a magazine loader and by hand to try and see if one method silenced the rattle--nope. CZ magazines are made by MecGar of Italy, so I don't think it's the quality of the material, it's in the design. Well, just gives me something else to research.