Gun Review – CZ RAMI 2075 9mm Review
Well, we managed to get out and beat the wind today and oh boy was it worth it! I managed to pick this gun up in a trade last week and was a little skeptical to start off, but after getting some trigger time with snap caps this week in wait of my trip to the range today my fears quickly began to subside.
The ammo chosen for this job was HSM (Hunting Shack Montana) 115 grain FMJ and your typical bulk Remington UMC 115 Grain UMC. The biggest concern I’d read about to this point was some FTE’s (failure to eject) and FTF’s (failure to feeds) primarily with Winchester brand ammo and in particular the White Box style range ammo. ALSO from what I learned in advance it wasn’t so much the gun or the load itself as it turned out to be the Case Overall Length being too long on the Winchester variety. Upon comparing the HSM to some white box I had they appeared to be very similar in length with the UMC ammo coming in much shorter than either of the other two. My fears quickly subsided as it became evident this gun would chew and spit out whatever was offered to it. BIG TIME encouragement.
The feel of this gun isn’t unlike most all metal constructed subcompact 1911s save for the fact the grip angle and swell resembles a CZ 75 miniaturized as a double stack (making it a bit chubbier) than most of the sub 1911s. The weight is approximately 25 ounces making it the same as a Glock 23, Kimber Ultra CDP II, and Springfield Micro EMP. Not only does this piece feel incredible even with the CCW magazine inserted, but insert the 14 round extended mag with the extended grip sleeve to near perfectly mimic the CZ 75 and you’ve got a legitimate full framed compact pistol that can shoot the lights out at 20 yards.
Did I mention this pistol’s accuracy? This was one thing that really had me chomping at the bit as I read around forums during the week in preparation for the shoot. Down to a man every last person who had their hands on the CZ RAMI 2075 boasted about how accurate it was even at marginally long distances. I started at the typical self-defense distance of 7 yards (20 feet). Ironically as I backed up it became evident that this gun was factory sited to be dead on more in the 15 – 20 yard range. Not sure what type of self defense altercations are expected in the Czech Republic, but around here that’s quite a poke! In my hour of shooting I ran over 200 rounds of ammo through the little CZ without so much as a hiccup. ZERO malfunctions or disappointments and that makes Ebbs a happy shooter! I even went the extra mile to mix up ammo types and load it randomly even TRYING to get it to burp and she refused. The accuracy of the CZ is also afforded heavily by the precision of its sights. The rear sights are full adjustable for elevation and windage and they appear to have a green tint (not night sights) and a little glow to them in low light. It’s going to sound ridiculous to say this, but this gun almost felt more accurate at longer distances than it did at closer ranges.
Though I don’t have a good CCW holster for it yet, I was excited to find out Crossbreed Holsters, Inc. makes a SuperTuck Deluxe fitted to the RAMI. For the range and shooting time, I picked up a cheap FOBUS paddle holster at JAX Mercantile Co for $20 to get me by for now. It is by no means a skinny CCW holster, but for traipsing through the woods or tooling around the range it’s ideal.
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