well straying a bit from the 97 question into carry but .I've owned and worked on multiple CZ 75s and Witness Clones. Everyone of them shot well and they do fit my hand well. If I was buying a 45, the CZ 97 would be one of my top choices. If I was buying one to carry, I would seriously look at the CZ 75 9mm compact with decocker. Cajun Gun works has a good reputation for smithing and parts for the CZs.
There is a reason the CZ 75 is/was used by several militarys and PDs around the world.
I think you would really appreciate a 97.The CZ 75 is a classic design comparable to the 1911. It has been copied so many times because there were no patent protections behind the iron curtain. I have been thinking about one of the Turkish clones because they are available online and so cheap, but I just noticed that my favorite LGS now carries the CZ line and they always have the best prices, so the clones are only a few bucks less now, throw in FFL fees and it is almost a wash.
I may have to attain one just to keep my 1911s company.
ahh- well I like dope period--but I have a row of CZ crack on the table top and a row of Sig crack on the table top.Okay, I was getting all excited about the CZ 97B and a moment ago my email inbox beeps. It was CDNN telling me they have some factory certified pre-owned Sig Sauer P320 45ACP Full Size for $380. That's about $250 less than the CZ. I tend to be a cheapskate at times. I'm so confused. Given the pricing of the two, any additional thought?
Looking at the prices, neither do the sellers!I have a couple Tanfoglio Witness pistols in 45acp. I cannot recommend them highly enough, especially the Elite Match. I have owned a CZ75b in .40 several years ago (only sold it when I consolidated to 9mm and 45) I do not consider the Witness to be a down grade from the CZ.
I did the very same thing. The ETA for that CZ 97B is now pushed back to 2020. A friend calls what most folks call their wish list his, "God knows when" list.$380.00 bucks for a factory reconditioned full sized Sig 320... I had to do it. Bought an extra mag on my way out. The CZ97B is on the list, but this was almost a twofer.
I'm in the club too...I was very close to placing an order for the long slide EAA "SF" model for some 371.00 before shipping from another seller. After examining this deal, with the night sights (which I assume are also warranted for one year), and the two mags and the holster I had to own my first Sig. Mags are pricey and I added one extra...I may phone them and add another to ride on the same dime.I did the very same thing. The ETA for that CZ 97B is now pushed back to 2020. A friend calls what most folks call their wish list his, "God knows when" list.