Chuck’s CZ 75 Cutaway (GunLab)

Cutaway firearms are a weakness of mine, so I can’t help but share Chuck’s cutaway of a CZ 75 handgun. The CZ 75 is my favorite of the older metal-framed Wondernines, and I have fond memories of shooting an example that I used to own previously.






The handgun combines much of the functionality of other comparable DA/SA handguns with less complexity. Taking a Beretta 92 down to the pins, and then doing the same for a CZ 75 illustrates this thoroughly.

Nathaniel F

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  • Pete Sheppard

    I know they are completely separate designs, but part of me thinks of the CZ75 as the BHP grown up. I’m pretty sure the Hi-Power grip influenced the CZ.

  • Jack Morris

    Very clean work. I love a well done cutaway. Its especially cool to see where the cartridge headspaces.

    • J.T.

      Clean work because it is a CZ factory cutaway gun. They pop up for sale from time to time.

  • MrEllis

    Those monsters, what have they done to this CZ?