(CZ-75) Pulled the Trigger On a Long Time Want

shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior MemberPosts: 5,414 Senior Member
I have wanted a CZ-75 of some stripe for years, with the intent of slicking it out as a competition and fun gun. However, for various reasons (I'm cheap) I had yet to pull the trigger, despite running into a few fair deals and stopping to look at CZ's every time I'm in a gun store.

Well I finally broke down and ordered an Interarms "fair" condition CZ-75 from Bud's today. It was their $10 "Qualified Professional" Memorial Day sale and free shipping that did me in. I'm out $315 out the door for what will be the base gun for my build. I have no need for this gun, my M&P fills my HD role superbly and for a shooter nothing can compare to my STI 9mm 1911. This is purely a want.

https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411556276/Used+Interarms+Surplus+CZ+75+9mm+16+1+Fair

My plans:

1. Shoot the gun as is for a bit
2. Send off to Cajun Gun Works (https://cajungunworks.com/) for the following work:
- "Defensive Carry Package" action job
- Dawson Precision rear sight and fiber optic front sight
- Cerakote finish
3. Add VZ Grips

All told I will end up with a nice, hand tuned shooter for significantly less than a new factory built competition gun. More importantly, I am finally scratching an itch I have had for close to ten years.

No pics yet, I will probably not be able to pick up the gun until after the SE Shoot.

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- I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    I like those pistols.

    I shot a friends 97 once but never a 75. That 97 had the best pistl trigger I've ever fire and it was laser accurate.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,844 Senior Member
    Congrats Matt :yousuck:
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,414 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    I like those pistols.

    I shot a friends 97 once but never a 75. That 97 had the best pistl trigger I've ever fire and it was laser accurate.

    I had a 97 for a time. Solid gun and an amazing shooter. However, it was pretty big and had I done the work I wanted to do on it I would have spent about $1500 making it into a 10 round 1911, when for $650 I got a Ruger SR1911 that already did everything but held 8 rounds. I ended up selling it for significantly more than I had in it.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "It's far easier to start out learning to be precise and then speeding up, than it is having never "mastered" the weapon, and trying to be precise." - Dan C
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,741 Senior Member
    Awesome! Glad you finally found one! Great price! I've done some tinkering with mine with cgw parts. Good stuff and I'm sure much better with their special touch.
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,651 Senior Member
    Good choice. I love my CZ-75B. Keep your eyes peeled for a deal on a Kadet Kit, too. It makes an amazing .22. :up:
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,867 Senior Member
    Had one of the clones, the Swiss at-84S. Damned nice pistol. Got rid of it when I started believing the rhetoric about not being able to defend oneself without a cartridge with a 4 in the it. It will be replaced when I can afford to.

    Nice find dude. You'll enjoy it.
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,726 Senior Member
    Nice! Heck, I like the look of that beat up cz... It would be kinds hard to slick it all up.

    The -75 is a pretty darn accurate shooter. Not as good as the -97, but close.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 19,578 Senior Member
    Welcome to the CZ brotherhood!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,330 Senior Member
    Excellent choice.
    I can suggest you plan # 4: Get a CZ Kadet .22LR kit for your 75; new slide, barrel and magazines that will duplicate your pistol's current size & shape while allowing you to train with cheaper ammunition.
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,467 Senior Member
    Nice Grab! You suck!
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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,110 Senior Member
    its about time !

    hope you like it and the custom work comes out good too.
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  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Got my CZ-75 when FIL passed. A perfect compliment to my Ruger P-85. I think you'll be pleased.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,231 Senior Member
    roadking wrote: »
    Got my CZ-75 when FIL passed. A perfect compliment to my Ruger P-85. I think you'll be pleased.

    complEment....Son of Sam
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Nice! When I was your age, I had the Italian clone, the TZ75. Solid shooter, but didn't scratch any itch I had at the time. That was before the Soviet Circus left town and bond fide CZ75s were not available.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    complEment....Son of Sam

    You sure? I think it's complIment; his CZ enhances the P85.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    The CZ-75 is one I have wanted for a long time. Congrats on yours!
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,231 Senior Member
    LMLarsen wrote: »
    You sure? I think it's complIment; his CZ enhances the P85.

    Yeah, it's complement...makes complete. It almost always is when talking about things rather than persons, although "compliment" is widely misused. Like alright, for example. It's impossible for an inanimate object to pay a compliment. Son of Sam.

    Added: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/compliment-versus-complement
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    Ok, thanks. Learn something knew everyday. :jester:
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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