CZ’s Sub-Compact CZ75 RAMI — By Scott Mayer

The CZ 2075 RAMI–CZ’s sub-compact version of its venerable CZ75 pistol–combines small size with up to 14 rounds of capacity depending on the chambering.  In the category of interesting but useless information, know that its name is derived from the first two letters of its designer’s first names, Radek Hauerland and Milan Trkulja.

Operation is the proven short-recoil system with the lock-up design borrowed, with some modification, from the SIG P-210. It employs a selective double-action/single-action trigger mode to suit the shooter’s preference and, while it is hand filling, it’s not so big and clunky that it can’t be easily concealed and carried.  It’s not something I’d like to carry around in an ankle holster, but when carried in a strong-side concealed-carry holster, the RAMI hides relatively well even under a loose tee shirt. It has an alloy frame and, at 25 ounces unloaded, has heft.

Size-wise, the RAMI in .40 S&W is right in there with most snub-nosed .357 Mag. revolvers, but with more rounds available if you need them. Controls are in familiar locations for Model 1911 users and the sights are factory adjusted for 25 meters with 155-grain bullets at between 1000 and 1200 fps muzzle velocity (for the .40 S&W version).

Low-profile sights are angled to prevent snagging, and they have very effective illuminating dots for shooting in low-light conditions. In daylight, the size of the front blade and rear notch form a crisp sight picture that isn’t cramped like on a target pistol or sloppy like on a typical pocket pistol.

This is a snappy little pistol to shoot, so if you’re sensitive to recoil, find a range where you can rent and test-fire 9mm and .40 RAMIs before committing to buying. There are many shooters out there who bought the most itty bitty little 9mm or .40 S&W pistol they could find and don’t shoot them much because of the recoil. The added weight of the RAMI helps tame that kick. These guns aren’t too heavy for concealed carry, are powerful enough to matter, have enough capacity to give you peace of mind, the accuracy necessary to hit what you’re aiming at, and excellent reliability. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, check one of these out.

Scott Mayer

Scott Mayer

Writer at John1911
Mayer began his outdoor industry career in 1993 on the NRA Technical Staff where he became American Rifleman magazine first Shooting Editor. Mayer left NRA and entered the business end of publishing in 2003 as Advertising Account Executive for Safari Club International SAFARI Magazine and Safari Times newspaper. In 2006, Mayer was named Publisher of Shooting Times magazine where he was also tasked with launching and leading Personal Defense TV, the first television show of its kind.

In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.
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  • Brennen Munro

    I have a CZ75 compact model P01. It of course has the same control layout as the full size CZ75, just in a smaller size package. It is very pleasant to shoot and is as accurate as any other full size gun that I have shot. I could see using this for my EDC gun, but the weight is an issue. I am fortunate that I was able to purchase another high quality polymer gun for daily carry, and now the CZ is a high grade range gun. If the RAMI is built to the same standards as other CZ’s that I have had the pleasure to shoot, then it should be a good solid gun. Thanks for showing this!
    Munro

    • People that shoot the CZ pattern pistols all seem love them. Especially if you like having the cocked and locked option. –Marky