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Offline Shadow knows

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97 45 ACP
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:55:31 PM »
I have a chance to buy a 97B in 45 ACP.  Not sure price yet. Are there anything I should look for like extractor issues? Etc?
Are they good as the 75 9's and the p40 I have?

I like 45 ACP a lot but normally stick to 1911
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Offline GaryC

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Re: 75 45 ACP
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 10:17:16 PM »
Are you sure it isn’t a CZ97?  They are 45ACP pistols.  I’m only asking because I don’t think CZ 75s were ever made in 45ACP.  There is a CZ97 sub-forum here and FWIW CZ97 45ACP pistols are very good.

Offline eastman

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Re: 97 45 ACP
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 12:07:25 AM »
I have both the 97B and 97BD. I highly recommend the 97 as one of the best .45 caliber pistols.
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Re: 75 45 ACP
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 12:15:22 AM »
Are you sure it isn’t a CZ97?  They are 45ACP pistols.  I’m only asking because I don’t think CZ 75s were ever made in 45ACP.  There is a CZ97 sub-forum here and FWIW CZ97 45ACP pistols are very good.
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Offline Tok36

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Re: 97 45 ACP
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 12:43:24 AM »
To my knowledge other than the removable barrel bushing, the different lockup and the general frame diffrances, CZ 97's are very slimier mechanically to a CZ 75 variant.

Depending the the year of manufacture, the barrel may be worth taking a look at. I am unclear what year CZ updated the CZ 97 barrel but they did so due to feeding issues with some bullet shapes. The barrel design update fixed the issue from what i have read on the subject. Hopefully another forum member remembers what year CZ changed the barrel. From what i understand the older models will work with the updated barrels if one wishes to acquire an updated barrel.

Other than that it may be worth inspecting the barrel bushing. Though i do not believe that it is common, in some cases the factory barrel bushings could rotate loose under recoil and get damaged.

Here is a picture for reference regarding the CZ 97 barrel design change.

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Will work for CZ pics! (including but not limited to all CZ clones)

Offline Boris_LA

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Re: 97 45 ACP
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 07:01:14 PM »
On your CZ97 while first cleaning it before going to the range, make sure that LCI (Loaded Chamber Indicator) is lock-tited!! Otherwise it will get lost, sometimes before you finish your first box of ammo.


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Re: 97 45 ACP
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 10:50:40 PM »
Thanks a bunch for the updates

Offline Trblshtr

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Re: 97 45 ACP
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 09:13:13 AM »
I believe that 97s manufactured in 2012 or later have the extended feed ramp on the barrel and a modified slide release that solved the hollow point feed issue.  My 2013 97BD definitely has these features and also came with the thin aluminum grips.  Having trouble googling a definitive answer to the question.
Steve