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Offline Terry G

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CZ 75b vs CZ SP-01
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:48:53 PM »
I own a 75b, great gun, but I saw the SP-01 and started lusting after it.  What are the differences?  Am I, in fact, buying a better model than the 75b or just a different style?  Not a CCW gun, just a hiking and range pistol.  It will be open carried a lot in fact as is the 75b.  Please help me decide!!  I confess I am a CZ junkie.  I've been going to the meetings, but it hasn't helped. 

Offline eastman

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Re: CZ 75b vs CZ SP-01
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 05:22:43 PM »
biggest difference is the full-length dust cover with rail. The Tactical model has ambi decocking levers and factory installed tritium night sights.

9mm SP-01 pistols use the same larger OD barrel as the .40 cal versions, so if you have a .40 SP-01 Tac, it is easy to drop in a 9mm barrel and have it be a 9mm for a while. Can't do that with the standard 75B 9mm barrels in a .40 cal 75B.
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Re: CZ 75b vs CZ SP-01
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 06:28:52 PM »
     Hiya Terry G and thx for your thread. I think its great that you have a passion about the ca's and your wife prolly won't divorce you over it. I'm sorry your love affair with the 75b has allowed your eye to wander. If its a standard model some mods to trigger,reset,competition hammer etc could renew your interest and save you hundreds. But the sp-01 is the apple and the 75b is the orange,the rami the grape,and tactical sport the plum. So its ok to enjoy more than just one fruit. The 75b was slightly lighter to carry, but the sp-01 extra weight in the rail seemed to reduce the felt muzzle flip,so liked that. A previous operator let ya know about the tactical versions differences. I thought mine was prolly the straightest shooting out of the box I'd run across,but didn't need night sights,and kinda didn't like that I had to push up verses down on the decocker. If your budget allows an upgrade to the standard I'd say go for one of several versions of shadow,it would increase your range enjoyment ,I'd stop short of doing the ACCU bushing as the gun is plenty accurate and its an added pain in breakdown when cleaning.It may not be on your radar yet but if ya have a cz dealer nearby look at the long slide models, which combine the shadow frames and marry them to a tactical sports upper, the feeling of the balance alone would make you pick up flowers for your wife on the way home. Shop used if you can,and watch the ads here to to save hundreds off a new one. Be well.

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Re: CZ 75b vs CZ SP-01
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 09:38:27 PM »
In my humble opinion, I'll take the 75 over the 01.  The 75 is lighter, just as accurate, and just feels a bit better in the hand.
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Offline Terry G

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Re: CZ 75b vs CZ SP-01
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 10:54:35 PM »
     Hiya Terry G and thx for your thread. I think its great that you have a passion about the ca's and your wife prolly won't divorce you over it. I'm sorry your love affair with the 75b has allowed your eye to wander. If its a standard model some mods to trigger,reset,competition hammer etc could renew your interest and save you hundreds. But the sp-01 is the apple and the 75b is the orange,the rami the grape,and tactical sport the plum. So its ok to enjoy more than just one fruit. The 75b was slightly lighter to carry, but the sp-01 extra weight in the rail seemed to reduce the felt muzzle flip,so liked that. A previous operator let ya know about the tactical versions differences. I thought mine was prolly the straightest shooting out of the box I'd run across,but didn't need night sights,and kinda didn't like that I had to push up verses down on the decocker. If your budget allows an upgrade to the standard I'd say go for one of several versions of shadow,it would increase your range enjoyment ,I'd stop short of doing the ACCU bushing as the gun is plenty accurate and its an added pain in breakdown when cleaning.It may not be on your radar yet but if ya have a cz dealer nearby look at the long slide models, which combine the shadow frames and marry them to a tactical sports upper, the feeling of the balance alone would make you pick up flowers for your wife on the way home. Shop used if you can,and watch the ads here to to save hundreds off a new one. Be well.
I have the P-01, PCR, P-09, 97b, a few 82's, and of course a Kadet Kit.  I think I have to have the SP-01.  MY gun's are kept stock except for sights.  My Wife couldn't care less what I spend my money on, so the only one who holds me back is me.  No sense stalling, I'm going shopping.  ( A note on my Wife.  I took her to a Gun Show once and as I was trying to get a better price on one gun or another she said loudly:  Oh, buy both you've got the money."  Not conducive to bargaining.

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Re: CZ 75b vs CZ SP-01
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 11:10:46 PM »
In my humble opinion, I'll take the 75 over the 01.  The 75 is lighter, just as accurate, and just feels a bit better in the hand.
I've been close to buying SP-01's several times in the past, particularly Shadows. The SP-01 ergos are slightly better but I'm so comfortable with my 75's I keep buying more of them. No reason for the OP not to add an SP-01. Collect them all!