|Model:||75 B 40th Anniversary Limited Edition|
|Manufacturer:||CZ - Ceska Zbrojovka|
|Action:||Double Action (DA or DA/SA)|
|Made in:||Czech Republic|
|Caliber:||9mm Luger (9x19mm Parabellum)|
|Rate of twist:||1 in 9.8"|
|Fixed 2 Dots|
During the forty years since its 1975 introduction, the CZ 75 has grown to be one of the most important handgun designs in history. To celebrate the anniversary, CZUB set their master engraver, Rene Ondra, to the task of creating a special pistol for the occasion. Each pistol is hand-engraved in the Czech Republic in true old-world style, with a hammer pushing the engraver’s tool through each minute detail of the art decorating the slide and frame, which are then polished and finished in a deep, glossy blue. The controls, extractor, grip screws and magazine baseplate are finished in a rainbow titanium nitride, an attractive and extremely tough finish. Lest there are any concerns about the durability of this finish, this is the same type of finish that is applied to drill bits to extend their working life up to three times those without the coating. To finish off the look, smooth, high-grade California birds-eye Maple grips are added. Dyed to match the hues of the frame and controls, the grips seem otherworldly, looking less like wood and more like a snapshot sent to Earth from the Hubble Space Telescope. Chambered in 9mm, the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition was shipped in a leather-bound presentation case with two 16-round magazines. Only 1000 pieces were produced, each individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.