A Dummy Plays with his CZ
Anyway not too long ago I picked up that CZ 75 B at a good deal.
There's nothing about this gun I should particularly like. It's kind of a minimum caliber imho with its 9x19 chambering, I don't like stuffing tiny cartridges into magazines, I don't like semiautos on the whole, and its peculiar methods of carry are, well, peculiar. I don't even like the finish color.
Yet I find myself intrigued by it. The gun seems and feels slim and long, and it is pleasurable to shoot. It's not a custom or anything, but I don't see any machining marks and it's well made. It's very slick and smooth. The initial 200 rounds saw some excellent results. Free hand (unsupported) groups of 10 rounds at rapid fire (basically like you'd probably shoot in the real world), my best was 3" and my worst was 5" at 7 yards and it only opened up to 4" and 6" at 15 yards. That was with some lousy WWB ammo too, which in my experience negatively impacts accuracy.
I keep buying stuff for it. New magazines are on order, and I hopefully have a new to me holster assuming all goes well with the USPS. I think I really want a Kadet Kit instead of taking the plunge on another dedicated .22.
But really it's a weird gun. The reason I say that is that it supports Condition 1 or 2 carry. Leave the hammer down and use it like the XD, or you can cock and lock it. The utility of this is dubious at best yet I am intrigued by its flexibility.
It teaches you a weird habit in a hurry... your hand goes to flick off a safety which may or may not be on, or if you switch to another gun afterwards, may or may not be there!
I have determined I like it because I don't have anything else quite like it in my collection, plus I like the idea that this pistol could help me learn to accept C&L as safe much like my jobs in warehousing helped me (largely) overcome my fear of heights.
Plus, it kind of feels like it's a cross between my carry gun (XD40) and my fun (hand)gun (629). It has the utility of the XD in that it's chambered in a reasonably priced, reasonably effective service round with some interesting accessories available and it's a good size and form factor for personal carry.
Yet like my 629, it seems to have some soul to it, just a little mind you. It doesn't seem as impersonal as the XD40 and it invokes some pride in ownership. It also seems to be an extremely well thought out design built around the 9x19 chambering.
There are people who say the manual decocking makes them nervous and I say poppy cock. I manually decock revolvers all the time and have for years. This is no different nor is it less safe, especially if you observe basic safety rules.
I see what all the fuss is about now and I haven't even done much with it at all. I guess I'm a CZ believer.