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CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 15 Sep 2011, 06:29

Now that I broke down and listened to Blue and Jay, I will be probably have a CZ 75B 9mm in my hands by the end of the month so I will need to find some good ammunition for it. It is going to be mostly a range gun so I don't want to spend too much money on ammunition. What ammo does this gun like that won't break the bank? I try to buy ammo in bulk to save some money, and the ammo lasts a while since I don't shoot that often.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by Tachycardia » 15 Sep 2011, 11:20

It will shoot anything you feed it.

I used to shoot a lot of WWB as it was cheap at Wal-Mart but now I use reloads.

I have never found ammo that any of my CZ's would not take.

Just remember to dry fire it about 250 times and the trigger will loosed up quite a bit.

As far as accuracy, depends on the pistol. My compacts like 115 grain and my Shadow and Phantom seem to do well with 124 grn.

If it is just a range gun look into some adjustable sights, makes it easy to tune for different loads.

You can find everything CZ here http://czcustom.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by Tachycardia » 15 Sep 2011, 11:21

We need a CZ sub-forum, Blue.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by panzermk2 » 15 Sep 2011, 12:04

Don't forget to dry fire it in double action mode.
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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by Tachycardia » 15 Sep 2011, 12:28

Or just order the hammer/trigger kit from CZ customs and enjoy an awesome new trigger.

Night and day IMO.

I am actually headed there now to get parts and drool a bit

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by blueorison » 15 Sep 2011, 16:17

I will be drooling alongside Tachy, he texted me he was hitting up the CZ Custom shop. :(

Can't wait for a certain secret package...

57J.

I have two words for you. "Combat Pistol".

I shoot everything through CZ's and they never jam. All guns eventually jam, but I do not recall one jam with any CZ I have shot. And I've shot... many. I'll add you to the list I'm already forgetting of the people who have started buying CZ's. We need a going list :D Tachy can be in charge :p

EAA's are great guns, but their "match" guns differ from CZ's match guns. The difference is other companies such as Tanfoglio/EAA, and other European/Asian/USSR countries that copy the CZ design do not always do so with the same specs nor success. Don't get me wrong, I love some clones (mainly only EAA's. Ok, only EAA's). I love their match guns. However, CZ match guns are still combat ready unlike other companies who clone CZ's.

EAA Elite Match guns will jam when dirty. This can be caused by unburnt powder, or dirt. Other not-even-match guns that clone CZ's have feeding issues, short-cycling problems, spring problems, blah blah blah

I only endorse what is legit, because I have shot it. If I haven't shot it, I keep my mouth shut and listen. At this point, Tachy is more experienced in the match CZ's than I will ever be, so you should talk to him if you want one. EAA's are great match guns, also. My coach, alongside Henning, was sponsored by Tanfoglio back in the day, and I have shot many of his custom Tan's. They are sick.
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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 15 Sep 2011, 16:44

Tachycardia wrote:It will shoot anything you feed it.

I used to shoot a lot of WWB as it was cheap at Wal-Mart but now I use reloads.

I have never found ammo that any of my CZ's would not take.

Just remember to dry fire it about 250 times and the trigger will loosed up quite a bit.

As far as accuracy, depends on the pistol. My compacts like 115 grain and my Shadow and Phantom seem to do well with 124 grn.

If it is just a range gun look into some adjustable sights, makes it easy to tune for different loads.

You can find everything CZ here http://czcustom.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Have fun
Should I get snap caps for it (assuming there are 9mm snap caps) or is it really safe to dry fire it? I am getting the full size 75B (got to order it today or tomorrow, assuming still in stock) so I will probably go with the 124 grain ammo.

Sending me to another website to spend even more money. Thanks a lot. :) I am buying a Mossberg 590A1 shotgun at the same time so I don't want to go crazy so it might be some time before I start customizing the 75B. Ammo is going to cost a lot for these two items.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 15 Sep 2011, 16:45

Tachycardia wrote:Or just order the hammer/trigger kit from CZ customs and enjoy an awesome new trigger.

Night and day IMO.

I am actually headed there now to get parts and drool a bit
Might be a while before I start modifying the gun so if I dry fire the gun, will the hammer/trigger kit still worth it? If so, how easy is it to install?

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 15 Sep 2011, 16:47

blueorison wrote:I will be drooling alongside Tachy, he texted me he was hitting up the CZ Custom shop. :(

Can't wait for a certain secret package...

57J.

I have two words for you. "Combat Pistol".

I shoot everything through CZ's and they never jam. All guns eventually jam, but I do not recall one jam with any CZ I have shot. And I've shot... many. I'll add you to the list I'm already forgetting of the people who have started buying CZ's. We need a going list :D Tachy can be in charge :p

EAA's are great guns, but their "match" guns differ from CZ's match guns. The difference is other companies such as Tanfoglio/EAA, and other European/Asian/USSR countries that copy the CZ design do not always do so with the same specs nor success. Don't get me wrong, I love some clones (mainly only EAA's. Ok, only EAA's). I love their match guns. However, CZ match guns are still combat ready unlike other companies who clone CZ's.

EAA Elite Match guns will jam when dirty. This can be caused by unburnt powder, or dirt. Other not-even-match guns that clone CZ's have feeding issues, short-cycling problems, spring problems, blah blah blah

I only endorse what is legit, because I have shot it. If I haven't shot it, I keep my mouth shut and listen. At this point, Tachy is more experienced in the match CZ's than I will ever be, so you should talk to him if you want one. EAA's are great match guns, also. My coach, alongside Henning, was sponsored by Tanfoglio back in the day, and I have shot many of his custom Tan's. They are sick.
I have seen 115 grain ammo, +P ammo, and more. I know you said the gun will shoot anything, but is there a specific grain that is recommended for the full size 75B?

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by CZFAN » 15 Sep 2011, 16:55

57js.

Most CZ's can handle aything you feed her, I've loaded +P+ in my CZ's and it worked perfect.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by blueorison » 15 Sep 2011, 17:11

CZ's, again are MIL and Combat pistols. +P+ are fine.

For the full sized there is no recommended load. Shoot the cheapest brass you find, or if you don't mind steel get that, too.

Don't waste money on snap caps if you want them for dryfiring. You don't need that. It's a combat pistol, you can't hurt the gun. DO NOT BABY IT.
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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 15 Sep 2011, 19:10

blueorison wrote:CZ's, again are MIL and Combat pistols. +P+ are fine.

For the full sized there is no recommended load. Shoot the cheapest brass you find, or if you don't mind steel get that, too.

Don't waste money on snap caps if you want them for dryfiring. You don't need that. It's a combat pistol, you can't hurt the gun. DO NOT BABY IT.
The cheapest brass I found is BVAC which you previously mentioned you didn't like. I have heard mostly positive things about that brand, but a few people have had issues with it. 1000 rounds for about $135.

Going to place an order for that CZ tomorrow. Going to skip the snap caps, and dry fire it per several people's recommendations. I dry fire all my revolvers except the .22LR which can't be dry fired.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by Tachycardia » 15 Sep 2011, 19:31

57js wrote:
Tachycardia wrote:Or just order the hammer/trigger kit from CZ customs and enjoy an awesome new trigger.

Night and day IMO.

I am actually headed there now to get parts and drool a bit
Might be a while before I start modifying the gun so if I dry fire the gun, will the hammer/trigger kit still worth it? If so, how easy is it to install?
It is worth it to me as it makes for a sweet shooting pistol, as far as putting it in, it is not bad if you are good with that sort of thing.
If you really want to do it right you can send it to CZ Custom and they can make it AMAZING.

If you are looking at a CZ, look at the Shadow as well, it is set up and ready to go out of the box for $880.

More money for sure but a great pistol.

Also the Phantom is awesome and under $500

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by Tachycardia » 15 Sep 2011, 19:31

If it is just a range pistol. look at the EAA Match as well

Not a combat gun like the CZ, but a joy to shoot and has a GREAT trigger.

They can be found for around $500
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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by blueorison » 15 Sep 2011, 19:49

57js wrote:
blueorison wrote:CZ's, again are MIL and Combat pistols. +P+ are fine.

For the full sized there is no recommended load. Shoot the cheapest brass you find, or if you don't mind steel get that, too.

Don't waste money on snap caps if you want them for dryfiring. You don't need that. It's a combat pistol, you can't hurt the gun. DO NOT BABY IT.
The cheapest brass I found is BVAC which you previously mentioned you didn't like. I have heard mostly positive things about that brand, but a few people have had issues with it. 1000 rounds for about $135.

Going to place an order for that CZ tomorrow. Going to skip the snap caps, and dry fire it per several people's recommendations. I dry fire all my revolvers except the .22LR which can't be dry fired.
BVAC rifle ammo is fine, I've tried their bulk pistol ammo and the QC is BAD to say the least.

I would shoot factory ammo, not BVAC bulk. It's not what brand of rounds you put through the CZ that is the concern, it's that some brands like UMC are not even STANDARD quality, and should not be shot out of ANY gun, IMO.
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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by Tachycardia » 15 Sep 2011, 19:53

I dislike shooting UMC

Seems to give a larger flash and I find it to be inconsistent.

For the same price you can have WWB or Federal, Wal Mart is often a great place for 223, 9, 40 and 45 ammo.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by CZFAN » 15 Sep 2011, 19:59

If you were in FL there is a guy Named Gary Skiba from G&S Customs Guns that sells his 9mm ammo 1000 rounds for $165. He uses CCI Primers and Montana Gold bullets.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 16 Sep 2011, 18:58

I ordered the CZ which I should get in a few weeks, and also ordered some RWS 9mm 124gr FMJ ammo. I should have the ammo before I get the gun, but I know I will be already to go once I get the gun.

Thanks for everyone's opinions. I look forward to my time in the desert shooting the gun.

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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by blueorison » 16 Sep 2011, 20:50

I love that ammo, 57J.

It is loaded HOT. Not incredibly +P+ hot, but definitely way over normal factory loadings. I've shot RWS's hard to find match ammunition, and I can tell you I was very impressed. I have also shot the ammunition you have ordered.

Since apparently I did rave too much in my review instead of give you facts, here's one:

Your CZ will like the ammunition. The bang is bigger than you will expect. :)
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Re: CZ 75B 9mm Ammunition

Post by 57js » 17 Sep 2011, 07:05

blueorison wrote:I love that ammo, 57J.

It is loaded HOT. Not incredibly +P+ hot, but definitely way over normal factory loadings. I've shot RWS's hard to find match ammunition, and I can tell you I was very impressed. I have also shot the ammunition you have ordered.

Since apparently I did rave too much in my review instead of give you facts, here's one:

Your CZ will like the ammunition. The bang is bigger than you will expect. :)
I am glad I bought that ammunition now. I have heard of good things about RWS, and almost bought some of their .22LR match ammo for my 1956 S&W 22/32 kit gun. I ended up with Eley due to being a little cheaper than RWS, but RWS was also recommended to me for that gun which is why I went ahead and bought it now. I didn't see +P designation on the ammo, but I will take your word that it is a hotter than a regular 9mm round.

Glad to hear that the CZ will like the ammunition as some of my old S&Ws can be quite finicky on what they like.

Just a few more weeks now...

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