CZ 97 B Pistol

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Czech Republic

Česká zbrojovka a.s.
Svatopluka Čecha 1283
Uherský Brod

The CZ 97 B is a semi-automatic firearm incorporating a locked breech principle and double-action mode of fire. The handgun is equipped with manual safety, firing pin safety (block), and loaded chamber indicator. The magazine is of a double column type and has a 10 round capacity. The slide is locked open when the last cartridge from the magazine has been fired. The loaded chamber indicator indicates the presence of a cartridge in the chamber. A safety notch on the hammer prevents inadvertent discharge and the firing pin safety positively ensures drop safety of the pistol.



The manual safety is designed in such a way so as to engage the pistol's safety mode while also enabling the "carriage" of the pistol while the safety is off and a cartridge is loaded in the chamber. At the same time it is safe for all normal handling. Characteristic features of all versions A large capacity double-column magazine. A comfortable grip and balance in either hand with good results at instinctive shooting (without aiming). A low trigger pull weight, and high accuracy of fire. A long service life coupled to high reliability. The slide stays open after the last cartridge has been fired, suitable for COMBAT shooting. The sights are fitted with a three-dot illuminating system for better aiming in poor visibility conditions-optional tritium or micrometrical sights can be fitted on request to the customer's specifications. Selective SA/DA firing mechanism operation.

in service and production

Caliber (rate of twist)

.45 AUTO (16")

Magazine Capacity


Trigger mechanism operation








Overall length

212 mm

Barrel length

114,8 mm


150 mm


35 mm


1150 g


hammer forged

Surface treatment

glosy blue
silver polycoat
black polycoat

Safety features

cartridge indicator
manual safety
hammer safety notch
firing pin block

Defense Products & Services: CZ 97 B Pistol
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Defense Products & Services Sectors: Pistols, automatics and semi-automatics
Country: Czech Republic
Description: CZ 97 B Pistol
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Ceska Zbrojovka a s

CZ 97 B Pistol

03.01.2016 / 15:00