Jeremy D: Enjoy it my man! It's a great gun, maybe the best automatic 45 I've ever
shot. Puts the 1911s to shame, in real-world usability. :) 1911s are great,
but they hadn't really discovered ergonomics yet. This one has all those
beautiful curves, and the slide that rides inside the frame is a thing of
citizen6185: Great video!! I just picked me up a CZ 97b just last week and I've only
been to the range once with it... put about 75+ rounds through it and I
love it. The problem that I'm having with it is I can't find any
accessories for it and the grips are impossible to find (don't like the
wooden ones), but other than that the pistol is one Bad Mother Fu... Shut
jmsmikey: Ok ~good. The only other .45 I was interested in is the FN45, but I picked
it up at a gun show and it felt like a water gun~ just a piece of plastic,
although I like it's high capacity. I'm also wondering if the wraparound
hogue grip that fits on the CZ-75 will fit on the 97~ the 97's grip must be
Jeremy D: Don't get the BD model. The deroosterer kind of ruins the action on CZ. It's
time to man-up and get the safety model. Having the roostered 'n locked AND DA
options is half the reason to choose this gun. Precious few 45s have that
combo going for them.
51Dss: My Para GI expert does indeed have a half rooster - I don't believe there are
any 1911 pistols that don't have half rooster...just my 2 cents...otherwise,
very good informative video.
mammoth321: You talked about sight radius but you didn't show off the sight picture.
What kind of sight does CZ-97B have? I see CZ's web site says "Fixed" is it
3 dot? Night Sight?
scrapinbuy: Good job.
Jeremy D: @Gabja I just checked out your channel. How about a vid on the SP01?
CZ Frame: I'll spell it out more directly: The CZ has a recoil more like a 22 than a
9mm. It is a very mild recoil for a 45. Does that explain it clearly
enough? If you want a 45 with really mild recoil, get a CZ. IF you can't
find a CZ now, are you sure you can find the Sig? What does that Sig cost?
43mark431: Hey Jeremy, Many say the CZ97 is the lowest recoiling 45 out there. Can you
give your thoughts on how it recoils next to a 9mm? And is it the most
accurate pistol you have ever shot? By the way great video - very
Jeremy D: Yes, 3 dot, fixed. The dots are kind of green, but don't seem to glow in
the dark. With just about every load I've shot with this gun, it shoots way
high at 10-15 yards. like 6-8" high. So consider them adjusted for longer
distances, or for a 6:00 hold on a larger target.
GordonTurnerpark: Also, if you pull your thumb back on the 1911 ALL the way back so you
engage the grip safety, you can lower the hammer without using your other
armoredinnerjacket: Black rubber grips available on the CZ website. Don't like brown wood.
MavHunter20XX: @jzorns That, I didn't know (trigger pull).
Jeremy D: The felt recoil on the CZ-97b is less than on the 1911. It is probably due
to the 97b being wider in the backstrap, so that it distributes the felt
recoil across a wider area. The 97b is a better gun, all-around, until you
get north of $1500.
Bigger Tank: I see that the CZ97's magazine slipped out smoothly, did you flatten the
arch068: Very informative video, probably the best I have seen on the CZ 97B.
Eric Joseph: the CZ97b does not shot reloads very well you can brake your mag release
Alberto Laporte: Thanks for posting this review. I'm in the market for my first .45 and I
have been looking at some 1911s and I remember back when I started shooting
handguns the CZ-75 did me well, so decided to look at other users review on
the CZ 97 and glad I found this. Still have not completely decided which
but this was rather very honest and unbiased review on seemly great handgun
Jeremy D: @citizen6185 Hehe, check in with me in a couple of months. You will have
sworn off 1911s. 1911s can be very good, but only after you spend upwards
of $1k on them. Below $1k, they're not in the same league as a CZ97. ;)
Just my humble opinion. I'm not sure about other grips. Yes, compared to
1911s, CZ97s are harder to find accessories for. But I guess we could say
that about any other pistol, compared to a 1911, right?
Gabja: That was an excellent video comparison. I've got a CZ SP01 and am
considering getting a CZ 97 instead of a 1911.
David Bartz: Should be a half rooster on the 1911, at least colt/springfield do
totti1177: I LOVE the cz and i think 10 rounds with a mag loader its ok, becasue
without it, it get pretty annoying loading mags, good vid tho, very
Jeremy D: @Gabja : If you like the SP01, go for the CZ97. It wasn't me who said it,
but I believe it: "CZ97s are the most accurate 45 south of $1500" Not as
slim as a 1911, but loads more comfortable, in my opinion.
xhoggerx129: Two questions... Do they offer a single-action version of the CZ97? Also,
how much thicker is the CZ97 than a 1911?
Lee Ful: What kind of watch are you wearing in this video
Jeremy D: @51Dss Yep, you're right. An earlier person replied and corrected me, but I
didn't edit the video. In my defense, it is not as firm of a half-rooster as
the CZ97b, hehehe.
Cooper: How much do you think the grips contribute to the "wide" grip? I want one
of these but can't find them anywhere to see if I'll have any issues with
the size. I was planning to throw on a pair thin grips, probably aluminum.
Jeremy D: @MavHunter20XX Then, you lose the capability of Condition 1 carry, and the
trigger's worse on the BD models. (I've got a buddy with the 75BD, says it
is not a good trigger at all) Deroostering a gun with a live round in the
chamber isn't really ever necessary. If you're worried, just drop the mag
and rack the slide, then derooster any way you wish.
GordonTurnerpark: There is a half rooster on both of my 1911's. I have never heard of one
without one. Is you pistol defective?
Viribad: Excellent video, you pretty much covered it all. Being familiar with the
1911 but not the 97, this has convinced me to buy one.
rec0n1: I don't have any idea about Finland but in Turkey the pistol (97B) alone
costs well over $2500 and permit is also another $500. Fun part is that
after paying those fees, you are not allowed to take the gun outside the
house for range, you will need another daily permit for that (Btw getting
the range permit takes about a week or more)...
Jeremy D: @BigTankDriver101 : No mods were done for the mags to drop free. I will add
here that one should be careful with magazines with this gun. I've got 6
mags for it, and only 3 are reliable. One of the unreliable ones is a
Mec-Gar, which have a good reputation otherwise. I might do a follow-up to
this video after I get them marked and sorted.
thehotsixer: Do they all shoot that high or just yours?
haussemann deter: Just got mine today,cz97 bd,so happy!!! I love it.
MavHunter20XX: I was told by someone that the DA trigger sucks, but I don't know if he
half roostered it like you would if you use the derooster lever to check the DA
werre2: 97B mag holds 10 rounds. Glock holds 13. Some HKs hold 15.
schubidubap: I'm in the market for another .45 and was looking at the CZ. Thanks for the
overview on the 97B, very informative vid. I think I'll add one to the
Lee Ful: Thank you
Jeremy D: After I shot the CZ, I immediately lost interest in 1911s. Why should I
spend $1500 on a 1911 that shoots this well, when I can have it in the CZ
for $600, and doesn't require any funny business to carry 13 rounds?
Cooper: @jzorns Thanks for the feedback! Really appreciate it. This might be a
silly question, but are you measuring to where the end of your finger meets
palm, the nuckle or to where your finger and thumb meet? I want this gun
soooo bad but need for it to fit me!
jmsmikey: Hugh??? I was talking about the CZ97~ which is .45. What differance does it
make at this point~ you can't find them anywhere. I did go to Shot Show
this year and saw the new Sig 227~ 14 rounds of .45~ that will be the lucky
winner if I can ever find one.
Anton Chiseliov: Nice watch , is it russian commander model made by Vostok , right ?
Jeremy D: I can't say, as I've only ever shot mine. But it is way high, with all
ammo. I need to file down that rear sight and cut a new notch, apparently.
George Mercado: Just picked up a CZ 97b and simply loved it. I was almost going to trade it
in for a 1911, but the owner of the store, my friend told me He would do
the trade in a heartbeat but because I am his friend he would not. He said
the CZ is too awesome of a gun for me to get rid of, and I should keep it.
If I decided I would get rid of it then he would do the trade, but he told
me to shoot it first and I did. Screw the 1911, the CZ is bigger in my
small hands but this thing is like an blissful orgasm.
werre2: I have since purchaced a Ruger 1911. I still think the CZ is more accurate,
even with its (compared to the ruger) long trigger pull and worse sights.
Maybe my hands just like thick grips.
Jeremy D: The CZ-97 is much more accurate than a bare bones 1911. I think one would
have to spend well over $1,000 to beat a $630 CZ-97 in accuracy. The shape
is also more elegant and functional, if not as classic. It feels probably
20% bigger in the hand than a CZ-75, and the slide is MUCH easier to grab
on the '97.
stickpeeky: i dont allways drink when i do a gun review. but when i do.....
CZ Frame: I agree, but the newer ones have finally been improved (although it took CZ
execs too long to listen to customers - hell they don't even listen to
their employees). Do any Europeans EVER listen to Americans, or are they
all so superior they'd prefer not to market their products in America?
Jeremy D: Vostok Komandirskie. Hand-wound. Bought from ebay, from a seller in the
Ukraine, for about $50 shipped. The olive drab nylon strap is an "RAF
strap" also from ebay. The watch comes with a cheap leather strap, or a
terrible, terrible (hair-pulling) bracelet.