If you are a convert to the classic CZ platform but are looking for a genuine concealed carry weapon, the CZ Rami was designed for you.
It’s trimmed down in every way. Shorter and lighter, but still rugged and punchy. The much-loved ergonomics and balance remain in the SA/DA pistol.
The gun's edges have been rounded and the rear sights angled to prevent snagging. The slide release and thumb safety are also flattened to ensure that the Rami is a practical carry weapon.
The Rami is available in the traditional steel and alloy form or with a polymer frame for reduced weight.
System: Short Recoil / Floating Barrell
Barrel Length: 3 in
Weight (with empty magazine): 1.59 lbs
Trigger Pull: 3.5 lbs
Length (Overall): 6.5 in
Width (Overall): 1.3 in
Height (incl magazine): 4.7 in
Origins Of The CZ 2075 Rami
The CZ 2075 derives its name from the gun designers Radek Hauerland and Milan Trkuja. Hence, Rami. The pistol was introduced to the US market in 2005 and caused quite a stir.
It is intended for civilian concealed carry and military and law enforcement; as a backup weapon.
The Rami was originally offered in 9mm and 40 S&W. A lighter version with a polymer frame was available in both calibers.
Sadly, the Rami was gradually phased out, with the plastic option being discontinued in 2011. The 40 S&W was stopped in 2016 and finally, the 9mm version in 2020.
This was to make way for the new CZ P-10 S and M series of sub-compact pistols with their striker-fire, trigger safeties, and polymer frames.
Depending on your view, this was a sad day for old-school fans of the steel auto pistol. The last few Rami’s are still available in the odd gun store here and there.
If you really must be a Rami owner, there is now a lively second-hand market for the guns. Get one before they become collector’s items.
Choosing A CZ Rami
The pistol has a standard magazine capacity of 14+1 for 9mm and 7+1 for the 40 S&W. Extended magazines are available and most of all, the Rami is compatible with all standard CZ 75 magazines up to 19 rounds.
The gun has three-dot night sights and three safety features in the form of a firing pin block, hammer safety, and frame-mounted safety.
The beaver-tail tang allows for a higher and fuller grip, which is a plus for a sub-compact gun. People with large hands will like the CZ grip, as many mini guns suffer in this department.
Some may consider the gun a bit “bulky” but the plus side is that the added weight helps to control recoil and makes for faster follow-ups.
Recoil in the baby guns will always be greater but the Rami, certainly in 9mm, shoots like a larger gun.
Accuracy is relative, but the Rami stands up to its bigger cousins and retains the flat shooting that the CZ’s have always been known for.
The CZ allows for Condition 1 carry as well as the half-cocked and fully-decocked position- for first shot double-action.
Compared to other CZ’s, the Rami trigger is fairly heavy with some take-up. This may well ease off with regular firing.
All in all, the advantage of the gun is that it is relatively accurate, has low recoil, and suffers only a small reduction in magazine capacity.
If those benefits suit your concealed carry requirements, then the Rami is definitely an option. Particularly if you are not a fan of trigger safeties, striker-fire, and plastic.
CZ Rami Variants
CZ 2075 Rami P ( polymer frame) 9mm and 40 S&W
CZ 2075 Rami ( alloy frame, steel slide) 9mm and 40 S&W
Colt Z40 ( CZ partnered with Colt in the 90s) a larger version of the Rami
CZ 2075 Rami BD ( decocking version ) 9mm only
The competition includes the likes of the S&W M&F 2.0, Sig P365, Walther PPS M2, Springfield XD-S, and the Glock 26.
The Rami would be the only non-polymer frame, striker pin-fired gun in the bunch. Naturally, it would also be the heaviest in the gang. Nothing wrong with cold steel.
Most of the gun's competitors fall within the price range of 450 to 700 Dollars. As of 2021, the last of the Rami stock was going for around 680 Dollars, depending on where you could find them.
The CZ will be closer to the top of the price range, particularly as time goes by on the second-hand market. Accuracy-wise, it is also at the top end.
The Rami also hits the top of the class in terms of magazine capacity, with some single stack competitors carrying just 6+1 rounds.
Obviously, if carrying a light is a major consideration for you, then the CZ will come a little short.
The CZ Rami vs Glock 26 is a common comparison. The two guns are very similar in size, with the Glock being about 4 oz. lighter.
The grip on the Rami is a little bit longer which will please people with medium to large hands. Standard magazine capacity is the same but the Rami has all the CZ 75 options as well.
People who are accustomed to full-size pistols will often find the recoil of the Glock 26 surprising, the Rami handles better in this department.
If you like your ladies a little heavy around the hips and butt, with a sharp mouth and a lot to say, the Rami is a keeper.
CZ Rami Accuracy
The CZ retains the treasured internal fitting slide that gives the platform a low ride when firing. Combined with the added weight, barrel rise is reduced, and felt recoil is relatively low.
The Rami design also has full-length slide grooves for extra controlled cycling which further enhances the accuracy of the small gun.
Assuming you are using stock standard factory ammo, the practical shooting ability of the pistol is 2” groups at 8 yards and around 7” groups at 25 yards. This is standing with no rest.
Yes, I know there are “Robin Hood” marksmen out there but these suggested groupings are for mere mortals.
This kind of shooting performance is fine for the practical self-defense distances and will not be greatly improved upon by any other sub-compact.
Who Uses The CZ Rami?
The Rami has acquired a reasonable following among law enforcement and military personnel as an off-duty carry pistol.
CZ’s in general tend to build cult followings and the Rami are much the same for concealed carriers who don’t mind some extra weight in exchange for the benefits.
The gun has some maniac supporters among civilians around the world. If you are a CZ person in general, you either already have one, or the knowledge that they have been discontinued makes you determined to get one.
Accessories And Modifications
Due to the gun being discontinued, there is uncertainty regarding how long some accessories will be available for the Rami.
However, when it comes to the mechanical components, a good gunsmith will always be able to make them for you. For the next few years at least, CZ and Cajun Gun works will offer a broad range.
CZ Rami grips are plentiful; however, they are for the alloy frame version and not the polymer one.
The custom grips come in the usual rubber and wood with many styles and finish variations. Some are purely aesthetic but others extend the grip length slightly for those that want the standard magazine but a little bit more space for the pinkie finger.
CZ Rami sights are fixed but decent for a sub-compact. For modifications, front fiber optic sights are available as well as adjustable rear sights. Some reflex sight options are available but require some milling and a base plate.
Competition hammers and trigger upgrades can help to reduce the heavy trigger pull of the Rami. Cajun Gun Works offers a Pro Package that covers just about everything except the grips and sights.
The CZ Rami holster options are good. Aside from the normal leather, Kydex, and other synthetic choices, CZ offers shoulder, small of the back, and cross-draw styles.
- Good ergonomics and balance
- Relative accuracy
- Very reliable
- Compatibility with CZ 75 magazines
- Heavier than most sub-compacts
- Can take practice to draw quickly ( could be the holster choice)
- The trigger can be a bit heavy
It’s a pity that the Rami has been discontinued but I think it will retain a small, loyal following.
Assessing the pistol as a concealed weapon is a great choice. It has workhorse reliability, accuracy, balance, and good magazine capacity.
I have personally never been bothered with the weight aspect of a metal frame pistol. For some, it’s a deal-breaker.
It boils down to what you want in a concealed carry pistol, for me low recoil, accuracy, and capacity take the cake.
If you can get someone to sell their Rami at a reasonable price, you won’t regret it. A few tweaks to the trigger pull and you have a near-perfect sub-compact gun.
Overall Review 3/5