Designed in 1975, the CZ 75 is the flagship model of the CZ handgun line with over one million produced. The 75 BD Police features a steel frame, a black polycoat finish, 3 dot sights, and, of course, the ergonomics and DA/SA action that have made it the most copied handgun design second only to the 1911. The 75 utilizes the short recoil principle of operation along with a tilt barrel and radial locking lugs. The B designation is an indicator that the model is equipped with a firing pin block safety. The Police model includes a lanyard loop.