The CZ-75 Automatic: 1,000 Rounds per Minute? Czech!
Czech gunmaker CZ strutted one of the company's least-known models on social media this week, the rare but very satisfying CZ-75 Automatic.
The original CZ-75 pistol, designed in then-Czechoslovakia by the brothers Koucky in the 1970s, was and still is one of the most popular combat handguns of modern times. It served as the basis for a number of clones and half-brothers including Col. Jeff Cooper’s Bren 10, the BUL Cherokee, the IMI Jericho, the Tanfoglio TZ-75 series, and the short-lived Springfield Armory P9.
However, "just" adding a simple internal sear controlled by a select-fire/safety switch on the left-hand side of the frame could transition the weapon from semi-auto (DA/SA) to a 1000-rpm full-auto machine pistol.
To keep the dragon fed, the standard 16 shot magazine was swapped out for a 25 or 30 rounder. To provide a hint of controllability to this portable flamethrower, a special 5.77-inch barrel extended out an inch past the slide and was ported to help keep the gun on target. The frame was provided with a dimple just forward of the trigger guard to hook a modified spare magazine in to serve as a makeshift foregrip.
Ensuing photo dump via CZ's FB page:
But of course, you didn't come all this way down the CZ-75 Automatic rabbit hole not to see one in action. Cue Larry Vickers with Vickers Tactical, who got his skilled hands on one back in 2016: