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Offline Terry G

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Got it! CZ 97
« on: September 08, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
Harder to find than I thought.  Well worth it.  Accurate as the 75b, which is saying something.  The trigger heavy on double action, but breaks clean.  The single action is a joy.  I had a tough time ejecting a full 10 round magazine, the magazine release button would NOT be depressed.  I loaded a round in the chamber and it worked but it was still two stiff.  I fired two magazines and the problem went away.  Anyone else have this trouble?  The night sights are really good.  I didn't know the 97 came with them.  I'm leaving them alone.  AT 25 yards from a rest, three shot's in the center of a three inch bull's eye, two touching the line.  First time I fired it!  I'm very pleased.  CZ P-01, PCR, P-09. CZ 82, (a few), 75b, Kadet Kit, and now the 97.  I'm done.  Well, maybe.      No way to post photo's?

Offline robert1804

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 10:28:22 PM »
 You're really going to enjoy that 97! New or used? B or BD model? Was your slide closed when you tried ejecting the full magazine? The double action on my 97 B is good with no mods after some break-in. Single action is very smooth now, also. Bought mine new from Bud's about 2 years ago and have noticed these guns are a bit scarce. Lucky you to have found one!

Offline longgonedaddy

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 09:50:53 AM »
The more you shoot it...the more impressed you will be with it!

Offline lok214

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 12:21:24 PM »
looking to find a newer version in the northern california too! Wish me luck

Offline Terry G

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 04:10:17 PM »
The more you shoot it...the more impressed you will be with it!
Bought it new.  The action was closed, couldn't get that magazine release button depressed.

Offline olfarhors

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 07:27:28 PM »
My 97 BD has been a wonderful large sized caliber weapon. the darned thing will pretty much shoot right there with my better 1911's.
I am at around 3-4 000 rounds now and shes a smooth operating lady for sure.
of the common CZ models the 97 is likely the hardest to find in stock in my part of the world (Atlanta area.)

Offline robert1804

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2017, 08:47:03 PM »
  That 10th round is a tight fit in a new magazine and it will be pushed against the bottom of a closed slide pretty hard. It's not surprising a new magazine release might be harder to press under that condition.

Offline Terry G

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Re: Got it! CZ 97
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2017, 11:54:24 PM »
Thanks for all the help, Gentlemen.  The magazine release did free up after 20 rounds.  Still a little stiff, but workable.  Since I'm ejecting a partial magazine in mis-fire drills, it's really not an issue.  I really like this pistol.  I've been carrying a P-01 and CZ75b for CCW, and a P-09 for open carry, so the basics with the 97 are pretty much what I'm used to.  I have to shoot an LESB course this month to keep my LEOSA credentials valid, and I'm planning on using the 97 this year.