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Sheared off the slide stop on a CZ 75B Today

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by SigFan, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. SigFan

    SigFan Seattle Metro New Member

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    Rented a CZ 75B today at a local range as I'm in the market for a 9mm. I'd never shot one, before but had previously held one and liked the ergonomics. The pistol was a pleasure to shoot, felt great, tight groups, etc... My buddy and I were both so impressed that by the time we'd emptied a magazine each we we're wondering if we could get a deal somewhere if each bought one. Then my friend, after taking a shot and readying for the next, noticed the sheared-off slide stop laying on the lane table!

    There was a range employee right there who more or less witnessed it and helped us out... his comment was that the pistol probably had 50,000 round through it, so not that surprising. However, I was talking to the same guy earlier who told me I should try their CZ P-01 too, but it was in the currently in the shop because of... a broken slide stop!

    Doing a quick search it looks like this might be an issue with CZ...

    I loved the ergonomics and accuracy, but need reliability... no way to recover, save going to another weapon, from a broken slide stop. This would not be a primary carry weapon for me, but I personally am not interested in owning target/range only pistols... has to work when I need it to.

    What does the community here think?
  2. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Slide stops are wear and tear parts on many guns.
    Glocks are notorious for shearing slide stops but people still buy them because the slide stop is cheap and easy to replace, but most importantly, it doesnt effect the reliability of the weapon. The part is a nicety, but not essential to operate the weapon. At least, the part that shears off isn't essential to the weapon.

    Don't let something like this scare you off of a good and reliable weapon.

    You show me a gun, and i'll show you a part that will fail eventually.
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If it makes you more comfortable you could have it switched out after X number of rounds.
  4. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I haven't read about this issue or experienced. (low count on my cz 75) ;)
  5. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler wa Well-Known Member

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    I see nothing about this on the CZ forum and specifically 75 sub forums. Having just found that site last night, I cannot believe how big a base of fans this manufacturer has -- and particularly the 75 series.
  6. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Please forgive me if I don't understand but if I was shooting a gun that might have 50,000 rounds through it and the only problem was a sheared slide stop, I would be more than pleased with its reliability. Now you got me wanting a CZ.
    Good luck and stay safe,
  7. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    lets say 9mm ammo was $10 for 50 rnds, & you finally got around to shooting $10,000 worth of ammo through the gun, you might need to buy a $10 part?
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The CZ is a great gun. If you don't like the stock part there are after-market to replace it