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Title: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: billt on December 22, 2017, 07:05:48 AM
The top one is a SP-01 Shadow Model I picked up at the CZ Custom Shop out in Mesa this past week. I swapped out the black rubber grips for a nice set of CZ half checkered Cocobolo grips they had in stock. Along with a nice set of Stainless Steel Hex grip screws. I absolutely love this gun! It handles and points like a laser.

Then yesterday I was looking at Cabela's website and found this CZ-75 SP-01 Tactical Model with night sights and decock. It's more of a carry / combat piece than my much similar CZ-75 SP-01 Shadow. They showed "Limited Stock" at the Glendale Az. store, so I drove over to take a look. They had none in the case, and after almost a half hour of them looking in the back, they finally found it. The price was good, so I grabbed it.

The Tactical Model ships with 2, 18 round magazine, where as the Shadow ships with 3. The night sights are True Dot, but are actually much brighter than any of my Trijicon's, which surprised me. The trigger isn't quite as good as the Shadow, but better than most other 9 MM double / single actions.

The first thing I did after getting it home was to head out to the CZ Custom Shop in Mesa for a pair of the same nice half checkered Cocobolo grips, along with a nice set of Stainless Steel hex screws that I installed on my Shadow. I can't stand those ugly black rubber grips, along with those Phillips Head grip screws they ship most of the CZ-75's with. It just ruins the looks of these beautiful pistols. So my CZ adventure continues. Perhaps after Christmas, when all the cattle are done shopping, I'll pick up another one...... Or 2! You cannot have too many CZ's. It turned out to be an early Christmas!

SHADOW

(https://i.imgur.com/1KQEjqQ.jpg?2)

TACTICAL

(https://i.imgur.com/X0DlBeH.jpg?2)
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on December 22, 2017, 07:30:46 AM
Really nice.  The single SP-01 I own is the most accurate pistol I own.....outside the XP-100 of course.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: alfsauve on December 22, 2017, 08:02:05 AM
Why that's very nice.  Never been into CZs but this looks tempting.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: jaybet on December 22, 2017, 08:54:59 AM
Nice!  I like CZs but I only have 1...the Rami. It's a great little gun.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on February 07, 2018, 06:37:09 AM
Bill have you shot the things yet?  Or...put me into your will for your safe queens?
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: billt on February 07, 2018, 07:01:24 AM
Bill have you shot the things yet?  Or...put me into your will for your safe queens?

Yes, I've shot both of them. Both run with the typical boring CZ reliability. So far I've got around 350 rounds down the pipe of each. And not a single hiccup from either pistol. I used standard, extra capacity, and even the +2, 20 round capacity Mec-Gar magazines in both of them, and they ran beautifully with all of them. I like the sights and the trigger better on the Shadow Model. But it was $880.00 compared to the $650.00'ish I paid for the standard Tactical. The Shadow gets more attention paid to the trigger in assembly, along with the better sights. It also ships with 3, 18 round magazines, instead of 2, 16 rounders. So it's worth the extra coin.

The 41 ounces of weight is a lot for a full size 9 MM pistol. But the result is recoil is all but non existent. These things shoot like .22's. Even with Federal 9 MM BPLE +P+, it barely jumps in your hand. The guns are boringly accurate to shoot. And the ergonomics are typical CZ. They fit your hand like a glove.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: ar154me on February 07, 2018, 11:00:27 AM
I may be biased but almost every CZ handgun I have picked up seems to have a heavy, long trigger pull. Do these??

I like the reviews I see but never have owned one (yet).
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: billt on February 07, 2018, 11:31:56 AM
I may be biased but almost every CZ handgun I have picked up seems to have a heavy, long trigger pull. Do these??

I like the reviews I see but never have owned one (yet).

In double action they're a bit long. But they all are. In single action they've got one of the best triggers out there in an out of the box $575.00 to $675.00 auto pistol.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: ar154me on February 07, 2018, 12:11:44 PM
Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on May 20, 2018, 10:09:07 AM
Bill, whaddya' think?

One of these in CZ 75 base model Omega grey:  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/771924731 (https://www.gunbroker.com/item/771924731)

or SP-01:  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/770512883 (https://www.gunbroker.com/item/770512883)

I know how you hate the black grips.  I dunno what else you can do for that Omega grey though.  However, the 2nd one...might look good in wood.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: billt on May 20, 2018, 10:28:44 AM
Bill, whaddya' think?

One of these in CZ 75 base model Omega grey:  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/771924731 (https://www.gunbroker.com/item/771924731)

or SP-01:  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/770512883 (https://www.gunbroker.com/item/770512883)

I know how you hate the black grips.  I dunno what else you can do for that Omega grey though.  However, the 2nd one...might look good in wood.

It's hard to beat the value in that grey Omega. That's a hell of a pistol for that price. The gold Shadow II is the better gun. The grey Omega is the far better buy. Personally I would go with the Omega. That leaves a lot of coin left over for ammo, or even a can to put on the end of that threaded barrel.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Big Frank on May 20, 2018, 12:58:34 PM
That Black Gold looks good as is, but the price doesn't. I don't have any need for tall suppressor sights and think they make the other pistol a bit ugly. One like it but with regular sights would suit me better. Beauty has it's price but for the Black Gold it's too steep for me.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on May 20, 2018, 07:49:36 PM
I have a need for tall sights....  ;)
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Big Frank on May 20, 2018, 10:40:32 PM
I have a need for tall sights....  ;)

 >:(  Go ahead. Rub it in. I just spray and pray.  ;)

P.S. In my mind, if you're using sub-sonic ammo, a 200 grain .45 caliber bullet must be better than a 147 grain 9mm bullet of the same design at the same speed. Grizzly Ammo makes JHPs in those weights at 1050 fps in 9x19mm and .45 ACP. From what I've read, a suppressor shouldn't have much effect, plus or minus, on the velocity, and probably not enough to make it supersonic. An extra 130 ft-lbs of muzzle energy must be a good thing.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on July 04, 2018, 12:09:29 PM
Well I haven't bought either one of those yet.  I got sideswiped by a 300 Win Mag....oh well.

Bill...still loving those SP-01's?  I really like the wood grips..
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: billt on July 04, 2018, 05:35:55 PM
They really are nice, solid handguns. I just saw where Davidson's got some matte Stainless CZ-75's in. They haven't had any for several months. They will go fast.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on July 22, 2018, 07:08:26 AM
That matte stainless is pretty nice.  Shows out of stock in my area.

However...Gunbroker has listings...starting around $660.

However, a fence project is sideswiping any current gun purchases I want right now....
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 04, 2020, 03:38:13 PM
My current EDC is a Witness, P 01 I love everything about it except the da$#ed rail. It only fits in 1 holster.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: PegLeg45 on May 04, 2020, 07:48:57 PM
My current EDC is a Witness, P 01 I love everything about it except the da$#ed rail. It only fits in 1 holster.

Holster selection is why I made up my mind to not buy a rail gun unless the price was way to good to pass up.
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: tombogan03884 on May 04, 2020, 08:43:47 PM
Should just be a matter of better search.
But if not, I've got a local guy    ;D
Title: Re: 2 New CZ-75 SP-01's
Post by: Rastus on May 09, 2020, 07:19:09 PM
The rail isn't my favorite thing either.  It is the most accurate semi-auto I own....