CZ 75 BD any good

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Jboy, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    My HP is a Charles Daly High Power (HP) clone. That was a mistake. I had sticker shock for the real Browning and went for the cheaper alternative. Bad choice.

    The CD HP is highly polished and looks good but it had crummy non-target glow sights which I replaced with real target sights. The trigger was terrible mostly because of the mag safety which is now gone. I also did a trigger job on it to get a nice pull. I tried to put a universal HP target barrel on it but the barrel would not fit the CD HP as the locking lugs were enough different that it would not fit even though the manufacturer assured me it would. Finally, and this is not a CD HP problem but a design issue with the John Browning HP I think (??), I could not keep the hammer from biting my rather small hands. I shortened the commander style hammer to a short spur type and that fixed that problem. I could then grasp the gun further up the grip without fear of hammer bite. The gun is now very useful and shoots well. Except for the hammer biting, the Browning version may have been a better choice even though more expensive. I'd buy a highly polished Browning version in a flash if one comes my way.

  2. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    I was told years ago that the Daly HP was made by FEG and finished here in the states. I've had 2 FEG's that were very reliable, but never had the C.D. version. FEG and C. Daly are both gone now.

  3. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    i have a cz75 9mm great gun.. has never jambed.. goes bang when you pull the trigger.. was very affordable.
  4. Grapevinebill

    Grapevinebill New Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Dallas - Fort Worth
    I have always wanted a CZ75. Very hard to find though. I guess I'll have to keep looking. To the OP, you're in a good spot, whichever you decide you're getting a nice pistol. Good luck.
  5. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Just a side note from the OP. CZ is stopping all production of any two tone or stainless or nickel plated models after the first of the year. They are putting all their effort into the black poly coat models and the P08
  6. abuch

    abuch New Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Cheska Zbrojovka is an early 30s quality firearms manufacturer with a history of survival under the Nazis and the Russians. I have the BD in 9mm and it is very popular with military and police world wide. It is what I call a "craftsman tool" with kudos to Sears for the term. These hanguns are well made and designed to work hard. They are accurate if you can shoot. Their decocker works very well and the gun is all steel and the slide is made on a cnc machine which produces close tolerances. Look for reviews on the internet and the CZ Forum for a history of the company. Good shooting.