CZ 97B

The CZ 97B is a semi-automatic handgun introduced in 1997 in the .45 ACP caliber. The CZ 97B is essentially the CZ 75B in .45 ACP rather than 9mm, leading many gun enthusiasts to call the 97B the "big brother" to the very popular CZ 75B.

The CZ 97 should not be confused with the Norinco QBZ 97B assault rifle of similar name.

CZ 97B
Class Manportable
Type Handguns
Manufacturer Ceska zbrojovka Uhersky Brod
Origin Czech Republic
Country Name Origin Year
Czech Republic 1997
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Czech Republic View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Ceska zbrojovka Uhersky Brod 1997 View

Features include a screw-in barrel bushing and loaded chamber indicator. It retains all the functionality, ergonomics and accuracy of its smaller sibling. The CZ 97B carries a full 10 rounds in the double column magazine.

In 2013 thin aluminum grips and a fiber optic front sight were added.

Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  Czech Republic
Production history
Designer Koucky Brothers
Designed 1997
Manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka
Produced 1997
Number built ?
Weight 1.09 kg (2.4 lb)
Length 211 mm (8.3 in)
Barrel length 122 mm (4.8 in)
Width 35 mm (1.4 in)
Height 150 mm (5.9 in)
Cartridge .45 ACP
Caliber .45 ACP
Action Semiautomatic, mechanically locked, recoil operated
Feed system 10 rounds detachable box
Sights Front blade, rear square notch

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