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Not looking for other suggestions, just between the two please. And why? And of course in 9mm.

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What’s the price difference?

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I have not compared real world prices, but it appears (on GunBroker) that the price for either will be close. But expensive. That’ll be ok though. I’m gonna trade in a couple of what I don’t like.


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I seriously considered a 226 or 229 Sig myself, but those I could find always available and nice enough, but I thought that they felt chunky. CZ's were much harder to find which told me something about the supply and demand. I handled a stainless 75B I think it was, but since I was looking more for a carry 9mm, I thought that the steel frame 75 CZ handguns were heavy for my purposes. A couple years back, one of the guys ran a thread of what was our favorite exposed hammer 9mm and the then discontinued Browning Hi Power got the most votes. Number two though was the CZ 75 series and a couple of the guys refined their choice as the CZ 75D PCR aluminum frame 9mm. Cajun Gun Works in Louisiana specializes in tuning CZ handguns as well as selling their modified versions and lists the 75 D PCR as their favorite carry CZ. That model is sold out for them pretty often. I couldn't find a stock one locally myself, but a local Scheels Sports checked their store inventory and said that there was one in Washington state and their North Dakota Scheels store and that they could have one to me in about a week. Sold. Mine did go down to Cajun for a rework to get rid of the trigger slap and get fiber optic sights, but even stock, 500 rounds to break it in of everything 115, 124 and 147 grain and it never jammed even once. No buyers remorse on that one.


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Originally Posted by lastround
Not looking for other suggestions, just between the two please. And why? And of course in 9mm.


I've fired both side-by-side, and prefer the CZ-75. It feels better in my hand, I felt like it had less felt recoil, and I simply shoot it better. That is all subjective of course. A lot of folks whose opinion I respect like the Sig better.

My CZ has functioned reliably, and accurately, with everything I've fed it: factory and reloads. The best advice I can give is to get your hands on one of each, and see which one you like the best.


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Can’t speak to the 226. Have held and fired some sigs but not that one. Don’t own any sigs myself either. Do own a CZ 75 SP 01 ( a 75 B with a rail, basically), it doesn’t have a de-cocker and can be carried cocked and locked. I believe the 226 is opposite of that? Those features may or may not matter to you. Been very, very pleased with the CZ. Heavy gun, but I like that for what I do with it - range, truck gun, and home defense. Paid 8 hundo for it which may be a bit much, but no regrets in this current market.

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No experience with CZs...but lots of Sig experience. Maybe biased. But nothing else feels good to me.

The Sig 320 AXG Scorpion (or any of the metal framed 320s) also feels right to me.


I love me a 226, 229 or 227 with the short reset trigger. I put them in all of mine after trying one.

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I have had both and very much prefer a CZ 75. Though most stock CZs require a trigger job as their DA trigger is on the heavy side. Ergonomically speaking, the Sig, while a good pistol does not fit the hand anywhere near as well as a CZ for the vast majority of shooters. A well tuned CZ, especially one with a shorter trigger, is an exceptionally easy pistol to shoot well. The design is very common among top end competitors for that reason.


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Sig makes outstanding pistols, but they just have never appealed to me; so I'd be snapping up the CZ 75. I have always liked the CZ75, its a very cool pistol.

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What don’t you like about those you are trading in? Are they pistols?

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Originally Posted by Mr_Harry
What don’t you like about those you are trading in? Are they pistols?




Mr. Harry,
No disrespect, but I don’t want to get into the pistols that I don’t like (and will trade) because some on here like the ones I dislike. I shouldn’t have mentioned my dislike on the original post. No need to plow that ground.


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Originally Posted by lastround
Originally Posted by Mr_Harry
What don’t you like about those you are trading in? Are they pistols?




Mr. Harry,
No disrespect, but I don’t want to get into the pistols that I don’t like (and will trade) because some on here like the ones I dislike. I shouldn’t have mentioned my dislike on the original post. No need to plow that ground.

Fair enough, I just asked in the interest of ‘trouble-shooting’ commonalities they may or may not share with the two models you are asking about. GL.

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The CZ's are way cooler. Nothing wrong with the SIG, but I just love the CZ75 platform for all the reasons previous posters have mentioned. If I were to decide I need a new competition gun for some reason, it would be one of the purpose built CZ75's.



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I’m a 226 guy. I have bigger hands and the 226, especially equipped with the E2 style grip, fits my hand perfectly. With an SRT and 19# hammer spring, it’s a real shooter. I have been shooting DA/SA pistols for a long time and it doesn’t bother me. If you’re not used to that or aren’t able to train with it, it’s easy to send round #1 off the mark. I don’t have any experience with the SAO or DAK versions.

The CZ isn’t a bad pistol and I could see owning one. I just really like the 226 and I shoot it well.

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They are both very reliable pistols. Handle them both; one will speak to you.


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Have been a fan of the CZs for a good while, but my previous one had pretty bad trigger slap. My current one is a 75B Omega Convertible. The new trigger eliminates the slap, and is supposed to be more rugged. It came with the parts to convert to a cocked & locked configuration, but I left the decocker installed as I don’t carry it often. I also picked up a Kadet 2 unit, which turns it into a fine .22 pistol with adjustable sights using the same trigger and safety as the 9.

FWIW, neither of my CZs ever malfunctioned, not once, even when I limp-wristed the first on purpose. So far, neither has the Kadet unit, but I’m sure at some point I’ll feed it a dud that will break that streak. Great pistols. I wish they came in Nitride instead of poly-coated, but that’s a minor quibble.

I admire the Sigs, but see no reason to switch. I’m one of those who finds the CZ a perfect fit in my hand.


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Having had both, I'd pick the cz75. They are both excellent pistols, but the CZ checks more boxes for me than the sig does.. YMMV


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Originally Posted by Gooch_McGrundle
I’m a 226 guy. I have bigger hands and the 226, especially equipped with the E2 style grip, fits my hand perfectly. With an SRT and 19# hammer spring, it’s a real shooter. I have been shooting DA/SA pistols for a long time and it doesn’t bother me. If you’re not used to that or aren’t able to train with it, it’s easy to send round #1 off the mark. I don’t have any experience with the SAO or DAK versions.

The CZ isn’t a bad pistol and I could see owning one. I just really like the 226 and I shoot it well.

Sounds like you've never owned a CZ. Hard to make a comparison between the 2 in that instance. In my experience the CZ smokes the Sig in both handling and accuracy. I have pretty big hands, so both pistols are comfortable. Having said that, the CZ fits my big mitts better. I even prefer my old 3rd gen smiths over the sig, so it was sent down the road...


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Go with what fits your hand better. You can set up a CZ75 Omega to be a decocker like a SIG or the original setup with a safety with the hammer cocked.


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Thanks to all who responded. After re-reading this thread a couple of times and some other internet searching, I just went with the CZ 75B Omega. Brand new from Whittaker Guns. I can’t wait to get it home and give it a try….. thanks again.


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