CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka) 97 B and 97 BD

Description

The CZ 97 B is a semi-automatic large-frame pistol chambered in .45 ACP. The 97 B is produced by CZ-USA, a Kansas City based subsidiary of the Czech arms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod. The 97 B is a slightly larger version of the CZ 75 B. Both guns have been developed from the CZ 75 design.
 
The CZ 75 is a pervasive handgun used by more governments, militaries, police, and security forces worldwide than any other pistol. Originally developed in 1975, the CZ 75 has given way to a number of variants. Because the manufacturer did not originally secure global patent protection for the CZ 75 design, a plethora of copies and variants have been offered by other global arms companies.

The CZ 97 B features steel construction with either a glossy blue finish or a polycoat black finish, and wood grips. The CZ 97 B includes a barrel length of 4.8″, and an overall length of 8.3″, and utilizes a cold hammer forged barrel. During hammer forging, a mandrel is carefully passed through the bore to carve the rifled grooves; this process is known to increase durability and accuracy. The 97 B also includes a screw-in barrel bushing, serving as a guide for the barrel. The 97 B includes fixed sights and a manual safety. The 97B includes a 10-round magazine.

The 97 is also available with a decocker so shooters can manually set the trigger for double-action. That model is called the CZ 97 BD.

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Specifications

CZ 97 B
Caliber: .45 ACP
Grip: Wood
Capacity: 10
Sights: Fixed
Features: Screw-in barrel bushing; loaded chamber indicator; and cold hammer-forged barrel
Action: Semi-auto
Material/Finish: Steel/black polycoat<br />Steel/glossy blue
Size: Large
Trigger: Double-action/single-action
Website: http://www.cz-usa.co…
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Barrel Length: 4.8"
Length: 8.3"
Height: 5.9"
97 BD
Caliber: .45 ACP
Grip: Rubber
Capacity: 10
Sights: 3-dot Tritium night sights
Features: Loaded chamber indicator; cold hammer forged barrel; and decocking lever
Action: Semi-auto
Material/Finish: Steel/black polycoat
Size: Large
Trigger: Double-action/single-action
Website: http://www.cz-usa.co…
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Barrel Length: 4.8"
Length: 8.3"
Height: 5.9"
MSRP$644.00

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