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Old April 12, 2021, 06:50 PM   #1
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CZ-75 Compact?

Does anyone know when CZ introduced the CZ-75 Compact with the decocker? I'm trying to help a writer who knows nothing about guns get her gun background correct enough that it won't wave any red flags in front of readers who know something about guns.

Related question (for the same writer): Is the Walther PPK and PPK/S a traditional DA/SA action, or is it DAO?
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Old April 12, 2021, 08:26 PM   #2
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That is the CZ 75 Compact BD, and was only made in limited runs, however the stock safety can be switched out with the decocker. The PCR with is a compact with an aluminum frame comes with a decocker. The CZ 75 was designed in 1975 and the different variants came out at different years(don’t have the exact one handy). They also make the P-01 with a steel frame, also in limited runs as well, great shooters.
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Old April 12, 2021, 09:48 PM   #3
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That is the CZ 75 Compact BD, and was only made in limited runs, however the stock safety can be switched out with the decocker. The PCR with is a compact with an aluminum frame comes with a decocker. The CZ 75 was designed in 1975 and the different variants came out at different years(don’t have the exact one handy). They also make the P-01 with a steel frame, also in limited runs as well, great shooters.
I know it's the CZ-75 Compact BD. I know the CZ-75 was designed in 1975. I need to know what year the Compact with the decocker was introduced. That's the question. This author has a story set in 1983. If THAT EXACT model was not available in 1983, then obviously she can't have her character using it.
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Old April 12, 2021, 09:52 PM   #4
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PPK is a DA/SA design. Cant help with the CZ question.
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PPK is a DA/SA design. Cant help with the CZ question.
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Old April 13, 2021, 05:32 AM   #6
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The CZ 75 was not widely available in the U.S. until 1993, when Action Arms began importing it. So if she is writing about an American character in the U.S.A. setting, then no she wouldn’t have any CZ unless she specifically went out of her way to get one. The 75 D compact began production in 1997 after police trials in 1996, and then Israel ordered them with a decocker in 1999. This led to the PCR in 2000-2001 production.
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Old April 13, 2021, 06:42 AM   #7
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The P-01 is aluminum-framed.
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Old April 13, 2021, 05:22 PM   #8
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Nope, P01 with decocker is alloy
P01 with safety is steel framed. Uncommon gun that CZ makes in small batches.

The above time frame sounds correct.

The compact decockers were steel frames. Very rare
PCRs have an alloy frame.
The difference between P01 and PCR P01 has rail and no LCI.

The alloy frames have vertical serations on the grip and an upswept beaver tail.
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