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CZ75B Stainless or CZ85B Polycoat?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by afultz075, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. afultz075

    afultz075 Loaded Pockets

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    So i'm going to buy another handgun in the next few days and i've decided on either a CZ-85B in black polycoat or a CZ-75B in matte stainless steel. CZ75 SS is about $100 more than the CZ85 in black. I'm a southpaw and both of these have ambi safties so it's a good pistol for me. I'm having a hell of a time deciding on which one though (both is not an option haha!)

    I guess my main concern about getting the CZ85 in black polycoat is the long-term durability of the finishing since it's a coating. The SS is absolutely gorgeous but it's really at the upper end of my budget. Has anyone owned/shot either of these? If so, what is your experience with the black polycoat finishes on CZ pistols?
     
  2. JonSidneyB
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    The Polycoat is not my favorite finish but it will hold up just fine for daily carry. I was concerned about the polycoat at first but no longer though I would have liked a different finish.

    While some will not agree with this but I got rid of my Sigs, the Glock 19, and an assortment of others after the CZ-75. I don't think the CZ-75 is the perfect but but I like the design. The improvements that I would like to see on it would all be internal but they would push the price of the gun up a lot.
     
  3. afultz075

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    Well, I ordered my CZ today from Bud's. Ultimately decided to go with the Stainless CZ-75 in matte finish (not a fan of super shiny on firearms). It was a close race, I literally sat at my computer for over an hour going back and forth between the two. I figured the stainless wasn't going to get any cheaper/easier to find if I waited and an 85B would be relatively easier to find if I ever decided I wanted one. I really hit the ceiling of my firearm budget on this one but I know I'm going to be happy with it. Oh, and I also ordered some Coco Bolo grips from CZ-Usa as well. This will mostly be a range gun with home defense as a secondary purpose but I might carry it if i'm hiking out in the woods or camping.
     
  4. jackthedog

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    Hope you enjoy it. CZs great and they become addicting. So watch out.
     
  5. saniterra

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    While I prefer the CZ 75BD (with decocker), I think that you will be very pleased with the 75B. It's a fine handling and shooting firearm. A little rough on the inside, but quite well finished on the outside. All in all, one of the best full size 9mm's available and basically unchanged for many years. Congrats.