The CZ-75 pistol was developed by the Koucky brothers, who worked at the state-owned arms factory Ceska Zbrojovka in the city of Uhersky Brod Czechoslovakia, now the Czech republic. This full-size semiautomatic pistol first appeared in the 1975, and the production began circa 1976. It is one of the original wonder nines featuring a staggered-column magazine, all-steel construction, and hammer forged barrels. The CZ-75 accumulated the best features from many preceding designs. The resulting pistol is aesthetically attractive, comfortable to handle and shoot, quite accurate and reliable in operation. Produced in various versions and modifications, CZ-75 is also widely copied and cloned.