To CZ-97B or not to CZ-97B?

Rockrivr1

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Ran across a CZ-97B today for sale and I'm going back and forth about buying it. I really enjoy my CZ-75B, but the design of the 97B is much different then the 75. It's an all steel 45acp blued handgun and it fits well with my larger hands. I think this gun would be too big for anyone who has medium or small hands, but for me it felt good. Price was $795, but I'm thinking I could get a little off if I put some effort into it.

So anyone have experience with this model CZ? Seem like a good price for a good gun? Anything to look for that could be an issue?
 

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I've got a 97B...beautiful gun. It's a big of steel but it fits my paws no problem and the ergonomics are great for me. It's definitely a quality piece.
 

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I bought a brand new one for $645 a couple months ago on an impulse. It felt amazing in my hand (have decent size hands) and then I realized I didn't want to get into another caliber to reload so I sold it....

I say buy it. I know if I decide to get a 45 down the road, it certainly would be the 97b.
 

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the 97 series is the finest shooting 45acp i have ever shot. if you're into 45acp, you will dig it. for me it points naturally and quick shots are a breeze. it's pretty fantastic.
 

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I have the 97BD and it's by far my favorite .45. On my way to the range with it right now.


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Oh, yea, you gotta have the 97b. It makes the 75 feel like absolute garbage.

As a matter of fact, why don't you pick up that 97b and Ill take your 75 off your hands Strictly as a favor, you understand.
 
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I've shot tangfolio's and love those. The 75's are good as well. The 97 is the one I want in "the collection". It would be nice to have a 45 cal from them. My CZ550 rifles are some of my favorites, they make great stuff.
 
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Oh great. I've been avoiding thinking about that gun for 3 months now. Super, now it's back in my conciousness. Really, thanks. Do you work for Cz or something?
 
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I wish I worked for them. I've done some sight work for them in the past. I had a dealer in NH that said there was a MA compliant version, then I doubled checked that a few weeks back and was assured there WAS no Xx handguns transferred to MA. Shot that dream down.....

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Xx should be CZ
 
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