CZ USA have announced they will be offering a limited run of 1,000 CZ 75 Bs to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the iconic and venerable pistol’s introduction. The Czechoslovakian 9mm was developed by Josef and František Koucký at Česká Zbrojovka in the early 1970s. Of course with the Soviet Makarov in Czechoslovakian service, the CZ-75 didn’t gain traction until the mid-1980s. Since then it has proven one of the classic pistols designs equipping military and polices forces all over the world, as well as being popular on the civilian market.
The engraved, chrome commemorative model has light wood grips which nicely emulate ivory. The limited edition CZ 75 is listed with an MSRP of $1,720. Find out more about it on CZ USA’s site, here.
Here’s what CZ USA have to say about the commemorative pistol:
It’s hard to believe this iconic pistol is 45 years old! To celebrate, 1000 pieces of this limited edition engraved anniversary pistol will be made. Its high-gloss blued finish pops in conjunction with the deep engraving on slide and frame. A set of wooden grips embellished with matching engraving and glossy silver controls create contrast, while a set of tritium night sights tops it all off.
Designed in 1975, the CZ 75 is the flagship model of the CZ handgun line with over one million produced. An entire family of pistols is available based on the basic CZ 75 design: compacts, decockers, single action only, ambidextrous, alloy frames as well as competition pistols.
CZ 75 B is used by more governments, militaries, police and security agencies than any other pistol in the world. The CZ 75 is quite possibly the perfect pistol.
CZ USA also list some of the commemorative pistol’s features:
- All steel construction (except alloy framed compacts)
- High capacity double column magazines
- Hammer forged barrels
- Ergonomic grip and controls
- Unparalleled accuracy
- Slide-in-frame design for better recoil control
- 3 dot sighting system (Tritium night sights available)
- Smooth double action and crisp single action
- Extended service life due to advanced design and superior materials
- Firing pin block safety