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CZ 85 Reviews

Postby dontmatr » Thu May 11, 2006 4:20 am

I purchased a used, Pre-B Model 85 (with rounded trigger guard, spur hammer, and marked MADE IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA) in April 06 as another addition to my growing CZ collection. I have found this handgun to be, like all CZ 75 series handguns Ive experienced, to be well-balanced, easy to maintain, well-built, ergonomically sound, very reliable, attractive and exceptionally accurate. The trigger on my particular CZ 85 is outstanding; The DA pull, though somewhat difficult to reach, is buttery smooth, and SA trigger is light, crisp and amazingly short. In terms of aesthetics, I must admit I find the older pre-B 75s and 85s to be more attractive-looking than the current models (which are fine weapons).
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Postby sliperywhenwet » Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:40 pm

Awesome value for money!!! ergonomically very very good and strongly engineered simply and nice !!
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Postby Hesh » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:36 pm

Im totally looking at getting one of these after Christmas, mostly bec I am a left handed shooter and I like the idea of the Kadet 22.cal adapter kit. Any opinions on the adapter kit?
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Postby Hesh » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:41 pm

Also, Im going to Prague over the Holidays and going to stop by the CZ shop there. I wonder if there is anything I can buy there that I cant get in Canada? The only thing customs said I could not bring back was the action and a barrel shorter than what is allowed in Canada.

Any suggestions what I should look for?
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Postby BAKL » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:27 am

This is a reply to my earlier question titled left hand friendly handguns... Well, after months of research (actually being too obsessed with the research), I decided on a specific color of the CZ 85 Combat. It was extremely difficult to find and actually had to have my local dealer go through CZ directly. I will say that my research definitely paid off. I can not ask for a more perfect match for what I was looking for. Great style, reliable, strong, and extremely unbelievably accurate (right out of the box!!!). I upgraded the grips and for a lefty, it feels amazing. As I said, I strongly recommend the 85 Combat and if you have any specific questions about it or the ordeal I went through to get it, let me know. Total was about $700 with upgraded grips, and $25 extra special order (because current supplier didnt have my specific color in stock).
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Postby Hesh » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:01 am


Can ya Post a pic?
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Postby jonas_357 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:19 pm

I bought my CZ 85 B eight months ago and I love it!!! Accurate, reliable, and first of all beautiful! I changed the original plastic grips (very comfortable) for some beautiful wood grips. The recoil is very smooth with such grips, its very nice! I posted a pic!!!
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Postby TNT.45 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:43 pm

I shot my Buddies CZ 9mm yesterday and was very pleased with the accuracy and feel of the weapon. It was better than I expected he had been talking it up and it lived up to his hype. I might even get one.
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Postby Konigstigerii » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:11 pm

I bought the 85B used, even though I'm right handed, the ambi controls are useful, especially since the slide release can be a reach to get to, but not bad it just depends on your hand size. But the CZ is extremely accurate and easy to shoot, When I first got it I had some ejection issues but after a few hundred rounds it has dissaperead completely, and I have shoot thousands of rounds thru it since with no problems. The plastic grips are ok, but mine became damaged, so I now have after market ones it, which are common. The finish is also really tough too.
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Postby IndianaAndy » Tue May 08, 2007 4:39 pm

I am new to the handgun business. I went shooting with a friend of mine recently and had a blast. So, I have decided to buy one (and I am going into Law Enforcement after college). After the incredible amount of research I have been doing, I think I have decided upon the CZ85, mainly because I am a lefty. And while I like the HK P2000, it's a tad expensive.

Have any of you had problems with jamming, etc. on the CZ 85? And do you think it's worth the stretch for the HK?
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