The CZ-85B design has much in common with the CZ-75: single and double action operation, double column magazine, and internal firing pin block. Its ergonomics have been enhanced with ambidextrous safety, making it suitable for left- and right-handed shooters.
Norinco’s NZ-85B is an excellent choice for novice and expert alike. It features forged (not cast) steel construction, chrome-lined barrel, and ambidextrous safety. Like its Czechoslovakian counterpart, the NZ-85B’s slide rails are on the inside rather than the outside of the frame, a system said to increase accuracy and smooth operation.