CZ 97B

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CZ 97B
The early CZ 97B with manual safety.[1]
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin Czech Republic
Production history
Designer Koucky Brothers
Designed 1997
Manufacturer Ceska Zbrojovka
Produced 1997
No. 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

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.


Features include a screw-in barrel bushing and loaded chamber indicator. It was designed with the intent to retain the functionality, ergonomics and accuracy of its smaller sibling. The CZ 97B carries 10 rounds in the double column magazine.

In 2013 thin aluminum grips and a fiber optic front sight were added and improvements were made to the feed ramp to improve reliability.


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