Created by CZ in 1975, the CZ 75 was one of the first mass produced high capacity 9mm handguns to utilize a staggered magazine. It was also the first design that would allow the gun to be carried in a double action or single action mode (cocked and locked like a 1911).
Although the CZ-75 was specifically designed to be exported and sold abroad, due to internal politics, CZ was not allowed to file for international patents or export the weapon. As such, a number of other manufacturers were able to copy the design, produce it, and sell the handgun to the US. The most successful clone of the CZ-75 was produced by the Italian company of Tanfoglio, who made quite a bit of money with their clone in the US market.
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