CZ Handgun Questions.........

CZ Handgun Questions.........

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    Question CZ Handgun Questions.........

    I've been looking at these handguns for a little while now, i have 2 questions im hoping someone in this thread can answer lol.

    1. Will the CZ handguns take after market night sights, like say XS Big Dots ect...?

    2.Im a lefty, Do any of them have ambi mag release?


    Thanks in advance.


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    Night sights are a bit difficult to find. The best bet is to check the web site of the brand you are interested in. Some will have comparability and some won't. CZ does sell their own and they are pretty good, if a bit pricey.

    If you are looking at the classic line, the CZ 85b is the ambidextrous version of the CZ 75b.
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    The XS sights will depend on the model you purchase. The 75/85 full size and 75 Compact models use the same sights. XS does list for sights for the 75/85B as well as the 97.

    The 85B is the only model I'm aware of that is fully ambidextrous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher67 View Post
    2.Im a lefty, Do any of them have ambi mag release?
    I'm a lefty, as well. Have had zero problems manipulating the CZ P-01 or 2075 RAMI BD controls. The slide stop/release lever is large and easy to reach, as is the decocker lever. Both can easily be manipulated with the left hand. And, if your fingers are long enough, you can easily reach them when shooting with your right hand.

    I'm easily able to lever the slide release via my left hand's forefinger or middle finger, the decocker via either thumb. They're that large and easy to reach. As with most lefties and left-side mounted magazine release buttons, for example, using your fingers on such controls isn't anything new. Shouldn't be hard to get it right after a few minutes, if you've shot righty pistols lefty for any length of time.

    IMO, don't dismiss the P-01 or 2075 RAMI BD out of hand simply because neither has ambidextrous controls. It should be necessary, unless you've got fairly small hands/fingers ... at which point the platform won't be suitable for you anyway on that basis alone.

    If ambi controls are truly important to you, then you might consider the H&K P2000 or P2000SK guns. They're every bit the equivalent to the CZ's in terms of reliability, and the fully ambidextrous controls are similarly extremely large and easy to manipulate.
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    You will not be sorry if you go CZ. I have been shooting over 30 years an have never found a better weapon out of the box. I have the CZ 75 P 01 an its awesome, the Duty is also a great weapon, easily concealable in my kramer IWB. CZ's have replaced my Glocks the glocks shot great but the CZ's just feel better I get much tighter groups an they do not bounce brass off my head. Nothing wrong with Glocks shot them since the 80's the CZ's just feel better an shoot better for me.
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    You will not find a better firearm out of the box. I carry the CZ p07 duty love it. Sights are hard to come by but can be found. Mag release on mine is for righties only but with practice i'm sure you can do it. Trigger pull on it is amazing best you will find out the box

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    The cz 85 is the same as a cz 75, but it is ambidextrous for you weird handed folk lol. I too have been looking at a cz for some time. I will be shopping for a full size 9mm eventually and I really like the thought of eithe a CZ 75 SP-01, or the CZ 75 B SA...... choices choices choices.
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    I am really liking the CZ line and what I hear about them. Unfortunately I'm in the market for a CCW .45 and I don't see a viable option for that size-wise in the CZ line.

    Though I do have one question...the CZ75 Compact has a manual safety but state that it can be manually decocked for DA/SA carry...dumb question...the use of the term "manually" makes me think that the safety is not a decocker as well...so can it be manually decocked with the safety on? I'd hate to have to manually lower the hammer on a live round with no safety on.

    As far as the lefty stuff goes...being a lefty myself..I think the RAMI and the P-01 would both be excellent lefty CCW's (the CZ75 too pending the answer to my question above). For me...the only ambidextrous controls I would insist on having would be an ambi manual safety if the pistol had a manual safety to begin with. Mag releases, slide releases/locks, and decockers should be fine as righty only options as they won't need to be actuated in the heat of the moment. I also believe that lefties should train using righty controls and slingshot racking only as this would allow us to be ready to use most pistols in theheat of the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wondering View Post
    I am really liking the CZ line and what I hear about them. Unfortunately I'm in the market for a CCW .45 and I don't see a viable option for that size-wise in the CZ line.

    Though I do have one question...the CZ75 Compact has a manual safety but state that it can be manually decocked for DA/SA carry...dumb question...the use of the term "manually" makes me think that the safety is not a decocker as well...so can it be manually decocked with the safety on? I'd hate to have to manually lower the hammer on a live round with no safety on.

    As far as the lefty stuff goes...being a lefty myself..I think the RAMI and the P-01 would both be excellent lefty CCW's (the CZ75 too pending the answer to my question above). For me...the only ambidextrous controls I would insist on having would be an ambi manual safety if the pistol had a manual safety to begin with. Mag releases, slide releases/locks, and decockers should be fine as righty only options as they won't need to be actuated in the heat of the moment. I also believe that lefties should train using righty controls and slingshot racking only as this would allow us to be ready to use most pistols in theheat of the moment.
    It is a bit unusual but that is completely correct. Personally, I have no problem with cocked and locked so I don't worry about it. I think of it more as a second strike capability.

    If you prefer a more traditional DA/SA you will want to stick to models with the "BD" designation, which is the de-cocker models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher67 View Post
    Do any of them have ambi mag release?
    If you look at the right side of the pistol, if it's shape is the same as the left side of the pistol, then the mag release can be swapped. Otherwise just get an 85 (instead of upgrading the CZ75).

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    Awesome, thanks for all the replies everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher67 View Post
    Awesome, thanks for all the replies everyone.
    You're gonna love it, whichever of the CZ models you end up with. They are uniformly good, known for extreme reliability and durability.

    Be sure to keep a basic log of how the first few hundred rounds go, and then come back to post a "range report" or something similar that details your initial experiences of having your eyes opened to the CZ's.

    Enjoy!

    BTW, their rifles are pretty great, as well. The 550 Safari line, the 527 and the 455 are all nice guns.

    Caution, too, if you ever get a Scorpion or Bren model. Beware falling off your bench laughing, as I'm sure you'll find yourself in disbelief that anything could be so fun.
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    My RAMI and my CZ82 both carry Big Dots. The CZ75 big dots work on both
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    Quote Originally Posted by wondering View Post
    I am really liking the CZ line and what I hear about them. Unfortunately I'm in the market for a CCW .45 and I don't see a viable option for that size-wise in the CZ line
    CZ Clone. Tanfoglio makes good solid guns at decent prices. I have a couple and shoot the "urine" out of them without issues.

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