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Offline GSX1400

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Hi from south of...France!
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:22:02 PM »
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Hi, I just fell on your forum searching for some infos/tips for my newly acquired CZ.

I'm not in the "business" since long, so have much to learn.

I have 3 CZ :
A CZ70 (32 acp) that I had to repair (firing pin broke after 3 shots) and modify (kept jamming with Geco cartridges, would only work with S&B).
A CZ 75 BD (decocker) with a Kadet 22LR conversion that i found as a NOS last year

And I'm waiting to get my CZ 75 D Compact model delivered (it a used gun). It's not a very common sight here in France (the Compact model and D version even more...we're not allowed to CCW...no use "normaly" for those kind of caracteristics).
I saw it at the gun shop yesterday and as it has been quite used (MY 2000), it needs a bit of care (recoil spring and guide rod).

I'll go and post my questions were I'm supposed to.

PS : Sometimes I lack technical terms so may be a bit hard to get myself understood. I learn quick...
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 12:26:29 PM by GSX1400 »
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Offline Psyop96

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 12:50:28 PM »
 Welcome to the forum! That should be an interesting 75 D Compact from 2000. I wonder if it has PCR on the slide. Please post photos in the Compact forum if you can.

Offline GSX1400

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 01:25:51 PM »
Thanks. ;)

What is PCR?

I can't post any pictures at the moment as the gun is at the shop.
The administration has yet to give me authorization to own the gun (but you are allowed to pay the gun immediatly!  ???).

I do have the sellers pictures though. But not very nice quality.

This gun has been used by Previous Owner in "dynamic" shooting competitions and has a bit of scratchs and so. It's not like new looking. But as I'm going to do a shooters training supposed to be efficient in CCW conditions and or save your own life situations, I didn't want to spoil my brand new looking BD version.
Plus the BD is full size and full weight (the Compact is a sort of light weight stuff).
I have no other knowledge of my Compact's history before PO.

My CZ70 (MY 1971), I replaced the firing pin with Harringtons kit, polished the ramp and modified the front of the magazine so no more feeding problems and jams. First time I was "gunsmithing"...



My CZ75BD (MY 1998), bought last year still in the box brand new never sold, never shot, except at the CZ plant, I have all the paper work, manuals/shooting target from the test, box...everything. Pictures show it just unwrapped so full of oil and not cleaned up.




Decocker versions are hard to come by here...and I find this version interesting even if CCW isn't allowed for civilians.

CZ Kadet conversion (MY 2010). Also new and never shot, in the box. Same seller had both of them. That gun shop specializes in broke gun shops and supposes that my CZ + Kadet had been sitting some where in the ware house forgotten or whatever.
It has Tritium sights which were forbidden shortly after (I think 2010 was the last year for that).
The gun shop offered to buy them back a good price and give me whatever sights I wanted in the catalogue!
I'm keeping it original. I'm very carefull with my stuff and rather collector like in my behaviour. Hence the paper work and all the accessories that I like having with the guns I buy.




« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 01:30:19 PM by GSX1400 »
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Offline Tok36

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 01:59:04 PM »
Welcome to the forums from California! Nice looking CZs, thank you for the pics.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 02:01:50 PM by Tok36 »
Will work for CZ pics! (including but not limited to all CZ clones)

Offline tekarra

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 03:03:30 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forum.  You have some fine pistols.

Offline Firemanjones

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 04:49:59 PM »
Welcome from ☀️ Florida.
Safety First
Living the dream, driving a Fire Engine RETIRED shooting my Guns in FL and the Mountains of NC and hanging in Mannheim.

Offline Psyop96

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 05:11:13 PM »
Pardon. I forgot that the PCR name is used only in the North American market. It is known as the CZ 75 D Compact without the rail and with the alloy frame in the rest of the CZUB markets. Here's a photo of a 1999 manufacture when it did have MOD. PCR on the slide for Policie České Republiky. 

Offline GSX1400

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 07:20:54 PM »
Thanks all for the greetings!  :D

Do I understand well : there are CZ75 D Compact with alloy frame and others with metal frames (heavier)?

Mine has the rail underneath. Not fond of that as I don't see the use for it. I'm not going to put a laser or a light on a gun supposed to be compact and concealable and light.
I would rather have had the normal version so that it could fit in my holster...

I have to buy another holster for my Compact now : a Kydex (cheap) one will do for the training or a paddle thing.
If you have any recommandations...










This is handmade-custom made by a french guy who does a terrific job. But you musn't be hurried to get it. He does everything himself and boy does he have work/orders!
You can carry it outside (take off the loops)/inside and in different positions.
Beautiful craftmanship.
A shame to use it almost!  ;D Just to put it in my museum... :-[
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 07:37:58 PM by GSX1400 »
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Offline cntrydawwwg

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Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 07:27:50 PM »
Hello, and welcome from Montana.
   Did I hear correctly, Tritium sights are illegal to buy where you live?????
If guns are outlawed.........
 Only outlaws will have guns.

Offline GSX1400

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 07:44:41 PM »
Yeah! Something to see with radiations emissivity.
I heard that even watch makers (see the Swiss neighbors) had to quit using it.

If you even knew what other stupidities Europe is looking for considering guns here... :-X

Here are 3 pictures of my Compact to come (sellers photos) :



I'm thinking of changing the recoil spring which has either been cut (to enhance shooting during IPSC competitions) or broken and the guide which has suffered a bit too (the springs seat is "bashed up" a little).


I'll post some questions on that matter in the appropriate section here.
2am here, good night! ???

EDIT :
BTW, the slide stop doesn't poke out too much on the right hand side and is sort of flush mounted. Pain in the neck to take it out.
Is it supposed to be like that? :o
On my BD version, it sticks out enough to make it easy to push (for disassembling).
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 07:56:38 PM by GSX1400 »
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Offline wdbutcher

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 08:46:31 PM »
Hello and welcome from Nebraska.

Offline Pin shooter

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 08:53:32 PM »
Welcome from Ohio.

Easy to see why that holster maker has back orders, quality looks great.

Guessing you ride a Suzuki? The 1400 is probably a torque monster (sorry, off topic, I'm into bikes also).

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Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 03:50:03 AM »
Good morning! Some very nice "gun and leather porn" there. I like the look of the narrower decocker levers of the 90s on the BD and D Compacts. Your railed D Compact appears to have the features of many of the surplus D Compacts from that period of manufacture that have been brought into the States lately. I think I see a T-with-Circle proof mark on the barrel; the mounting slot on the rail is not fully cut through like on the newer models; it looks like there is a flat ledge in front of the sights above the slide serrations? Some of the older guns have the low profile rear sights with the front of that sight sitting on that ledge.
Here's a link to a recent forum discussion on different frames for the compact line of CZs. Note the photo for the third type for comparison with your D Compact. The P-01 name is also a marketing name in the US market for the railed D Compact like yours. Thanks for sharing with photos.
 http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=88666
« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 03:52:30 AM by Psyop96 »

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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 05:04:36 AM »
Welcome from Ohio.

Easy to see why that holster maker has back orders, quality looks great.

Guessing you ride a Suzuki? The 1400 is probably a torque monster (sorry, off topic, I'm into bikes also).

Yes. Torque master :


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Re: Hi from south of...France!
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2017, 05:06:53 AM »
Good morning! Some very nice "gun and leather porn" there. I like the look of the narrower decocker levers of the 90s on the BD and D Compacts. Your railed D Compact appears to have the features of many of the surplus D Compacts from that period of manufacture that have been brought into the States lately. I think I see a T-with-Circle proof mark on the barrel; the mounting slot on the rail is not fully cut through like on the newer models; it looks like there is a flat ledge in front of the sights above the slide serrations? Some of the older guns have the low profile rear sights with the front of that sight sitting on that ledge.
Here's a link to a recent forum discussion on different frames for the compact line of CZs. Note the photo for the third type for comparison with your D Compact. The P-01 name is also a marketing name in the US market for the railed D Compact like yours. Thanks for sharing with photos.
 http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=88666

No time to read the link at the moment, but will be back for sure.
When my Compact will be home, I'll do some picture shooting to show details if interest.
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