Author Topic: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01  (Read 8045 times)

Offline juanton_soop

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Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:45:40 AM »
Hey everyone,

I was planning on getting a Kadet just for range use, but my dealer contacted CZ and doesn't know when he can expect a shipment of them in. I already put quite a deposit on it. I recently bought a CZ 83 as my first gun all together. So I'm thinking of being impatient altogether; using the money I put down toward a 9 mm gun and get the Kadet when it comes in.

Side note: I am brand new to this gun thing and I plan on spending most of my time shooting at the range for practice. I also cannot open or conceal carry, or at least it is very hard to get a permit in my state.

I am looking at a full size CZ 75 B or 75 B Stainless, CZ 75 SP-01, or CZ P-01.  I already have a 380 which seems to fit in my hand great. I got a chance to hold the 75 stainless, which turned out to be a little heavy and hard to hit the slide release. What would be your best recommendation for me to get out of the 4 guns for mostly range time and self defense?

Thanks for all the help!

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 01:02:40 AM »
Stainless and the SP01 are two of my favorite CZs.

Are looking for the full Kadet .22 pistol or just the Kadet kit?
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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 08:30:36 AM »
Do you care about decocker vs safety at all?


If it specifically for a range gun, the SP-01 will be the heaviest (and probably easiest and most comfortable to shoot), followed by the 75B and then last the P-01. If I had an economical choice between the stainless and non-stainless, I'd pick the stainless.


9mm is the most expensive of the "big" calibers, but much more expensive to shoot than .22 of course. However, I think it's a lot more fun too, especially if you can get to a range that has steel targets or have the opportunity to try IDPA (tons of fun to do the courses and pretty cheap too!).


However, if you ever plan on CCW, I'd go for the P-01 (smaller, lighter) though I personally use a 75B.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 10:19:07 AM »
I use my SP-01 for CCW, but I'd suggest the P-01 for anyone while a medium to small build. As for a range gun, the  SP-01 can't be beat. Get some new springs for it, and it'll shoot way better with a lower recoil and trigger pull.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 12:03:12 PM »
Give a lot of consideration to the question about a safety or a decocker. Since you are looking at a range gun, you have to decide which one you feel more comfortable with using. Personally, I like decockers. I don't plan on CCW. With the CZ safety, the hammer must be cocked before you can apply the safety. The decocker model will allow you to lower the hammer with a round in the chamber by blocking the hammer from striking the firing pin.

I ordered a CZ 75 B with a safety. It was too late to change my order to the CZ 75 BD. But I like the way the CZ 75 B feels, how it is made and how it fires. I accept the safety, but I would still prefer the decocker. It fact I'm waiting for a couple of dealers to get one in stock.

I bought my Kadet Conversion Kit from CZ Custom. They had them in stock. I have a little trouble getting my Slide Stop in on the Kadet upper, but once it goes in, the thing works beautifully. I really enjoy being able to use less expensive ammo at the range. I also had DenStinett modify my UpLULA loader to load the 22 LR magazines. It makes it much easier to load the Kadet magazines. The loader can be used on your CZ 83, CZ 9 mm, and even the CZ 97 B magazines. See his topic at UpLULA magazine loaders .

Best of luck with making your final choice. I don't think you can go wrong with any CZ purchase.
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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 12:36:11 AM »
Stainless and the SP01 are two of my favorite CZs.

Are looking for the full Kadet .22 pistol or just the Kadet kit?

I'm actually looking for a full on Kadet. I'm just not a big fan on conversions, even though I've heard great things about the CZ conversion kit.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 12:44:09 AM »
Do you care about decocker vs safety at all?


If it specifically for a range gun, the SP-01 will be the heaviest (and probably easiest and most comfortable to shoot), followed by the 75B and then last the P-01. If I had an economical choice between the stainless and non-stainless, I'd pick the stainless.


9mm is the most expensive of the "big" calibers, but much more expensive to shoot than .22 of course. However, I think it's a lot more fun too, especially if you can get to a range that has steel targets or have the opportunity to try IDPA (tons of fun to do the courses and pretty cheap too!).

It seems like everyone loves these models. I think I'm narrowing it down to the CZ 75B and SP-01 because I already have the CZ83. All the responses have been very helpful. Have any of you had issues with the SP-01?


However, if you ever plan on CCW, I'd go for the P-01 (smaller, lighter) though I personally use a 75B.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 07:07:57 AM »


9mm is the most expensive of the "big" calibers, but much more expensive to shoot than .22 of course.
I think that you meant 9mm is the least expensive centerfire to shoot.  It is costing me $0.23 per round right now.  Even 38 Special is $0.30 per round today.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 08:35:34 AM »
Yes. My bad. I think I was going for "most inexpensive" but my brain ran away with the rest of the sentence :)

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 11:02:27 AM »


9mm is the most expensive of the "big" calibers


Can you please offer some elucidation on this comment? I'm confused, I'm not trying to sound snarky but it's difficult when communicating via text.


What are the "big calibers"? My guesses would be .38, 9mm, .357 mag, 10mm, .40cal, 44mag, .45acp, 460 rowland, .50 cal....


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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 05:34:37 PM »
I read the other posts, he meant less expensive.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 05:40:09 PM »
I carry the p-01 daily...its got some bark for a 9mm...i am also ordering an sp-01 for the range use only since its heavy for a 9mm which will give it a good amount of recoil reduction over the p-01... but go with what ur gut telling ...

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 05:43:00 PM »
Where are you buying your 75 SP-01 from?


Have you shot a 75B and if so, how would you compare the two in 9mm.


THanks.

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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 08:41:57 PM »
Im am going to order it from the local gun shop when i get back in town from work...i have not shot the 75b...i would have say the sp-01 is more forward heavier than the 75b cuz of the rail and the sp-01 comes with a bigger clip and i like the decocker better than all the safety buttons. I also can use my p-01 holsters for the sp-01 and also still use my TLR light... and since the sp-01 is full size it will have better accuracy than the p-01...my problem is i like all the difer cz models...i wish i could own one of each model  :grin:
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Re: Dilemma - CZ 75 B, CZ 75 SP-01, or cZ 75 P-01
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 11:21:37 PM »
May I ask what you paid for it? Or is that poor form? :huh:


Can you post pics?????