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Old 04-25-2018, 11:12 PM
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The S&W 5906 (Novak) and the CZ 75B Matte Stainless are both guns I'm madly in love with. Both are beautiful, all-steel, ultra-reliable DA/SA guns, that are extremely accurate and ergonomic. I've owned a 5906 in the past, and I loved it. I sold it because of some safety/decocker issues I had due to the slide not meeting with the frame properly. When I sold it, I bought a CZ P-01 which I also love very much. This being said, I have an interest in full size CZ's as well. If I had to choose one, it'd be the 75B Matte Stainless. The only problem is, there's almost no aftermarket leather holster support for this gun (at least not many to my liking). This being said, for a gun carried by a detective (hypothetically speaking), which would be more optimal? The S&W 5906, or the CZ 75B Matte Stainless?
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:37 PM
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Well Sir, I'm sorry to report I don't know what either of these items are. The good news is I'm fairly certain I know what they are not. Actually, it's a lead pipe cinch I know what they are not--and that's a S&W Antique (as defined herein). Accordingly, I respectfully suggest that the hypothetical detective look for leads and clues which will lead him/her to the proper forum.

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International Handgun Leather, my favored supplier, can accommodate either handgun.

http://www.internationalhandgunleather.com/

The only knock against the S&W is its out of production status. This can make maintenance a challenge at times. Other than that, they're both solid guns.
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:24 AM
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As my fellow Tennessean has so eloquently pointed out you will get better traction in the correct sub forum category. Welcome to the best place for all things Smith & Wesson!
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As to the gun for a Detective......

The Smith was issued by many Police Dept.s throughout the late 80s into the mid-2000s. Thou most Detectives tend to opt for a lightweight compact ..... like the 6906 ..... vs full size all steel like either of the guns mentioned.

Don't think/know of any Dept in the US that issued the CZ

Leather holster....there are dozens of makers can make you 'exactly" what you want for ..... $100 or so....... for either gun.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:39 AM
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The S&W 5906 (Novak) and the CZ 75B Matte Stainless are both guns I'm madly in love with. Both are beautiful, all-steel, ultra-reliable DA/SA guns, that are extremely accurate and ergonomic. I've owned a 5906 in the past, and I loved it. I sold it because of some safety/decocker issues I had due to the slide not meeting with the frame properly. When I sold it, I bought a CZ P-01 which I also love very much. This being said, I have an interest in full size CZ's as well. If I had to choose one, it'd be the 75B Matte Stainless. The only problem is, there's almost no aftermarket leather holster support for this gun (at least not many to my liking). This being said, for a gun carried by a detective (hypothetically speaking), which would be more optimal? The S&W 5906, or the CZ 75B Matte Stainless?
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I know CZ's are rarely issued (if at all) to any US Police Departments. And I know full-size pistols are less common for a detective to carry. I know Don Johnson carried several firearms on Miami Vice, the Bren Ten using a CZ style design, and the S&W 4506 being similar to the 5906. Hypothetically speaking, of the two aforementioned (CZ 75 and 5906), which a Miami Vice-style detective would choose.
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Hypothetically speaking, of the two aforementioned (CZ 75 and 5906), which a Miami Vice-style detective would choose.
Crockett was "undercover" (and it was TV so they were going for what "looked Coooool") so he wouldn't want to carry whatever the uniformed troops or Detective/Plain Cloths guys would be carrying.........so of those the two...

The CZ would, IMHO, get the nod........cocked and locked!!!!!!

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... for a gun carried by a detective (hypothetically speaking), which would be more optimal? The S&W 5906, or the CZ 75B Matte Stainless?
If a CZ platform were approved, it probably would not be the single action "B" series, but one of the decocker models. The CZ "PCR" stands for Police Czech Republic, and was designed for the specific use you mention.

I love my 75B in polished stainless, but carry the PCR.
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Fist Holsters lists the CZ-75B and provides a nice variety of choices. The heavier the pistol the greater the likelihood that it would get ditch in the detective's desk drawer.
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Have you taken a look at the CZ75 Compact?
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