Picked up the CZ P07 Duty - CZ got it right!

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by chloeshooter, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    I have been looking for a serious hi-cap carry gun. I am beginning to think that the process of always looking for a better IWB CCW is like a disease. Or a drinking habit. Or both.

    I really like the size and hand-feel of my Ruger LC9 - but - it is not a particularly accurate pistol and at 7+1 not what I'd like especially with the 60 lb DA only trigger pull. I know the trigger can be upgraded, but I thought let's just upgrade the damn gun instead

    This is CZ #3. I had the CZ83 and while it was fun to look at I really did not have a use for it so it became a SKS as part of a trade. The 75 BD Police I have is the finest shooting hand gun I have ever laid my hands on. But the thing is way too large dimensionally and heavy to be a CCW. Strictly a holster job. If I had to choose a sidearm she would be it, no question

    I read some very nice reviews about the P07 Duty. I have found CZs to be extremely good quality especially considering what you pay for other bigger names. Kimber benefits greatly from the delusion people have that more money always equals better quality. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Sometimes you don't

    A quick 50 rounds at the LGS range told me everything I needed to know. Low recoil and stays on-target just like the 75. Extremely accurate whether shooting deliberately at 25 yards or dumping the magazine at 7. I have become addicted to DA/SA pistols and I really like having that de-cocker. No messing around. Point and shoot. Nice big sights (night sights at some point) and actually a better sight picture than my CZ75.

    I can't wait to get some more trigger time on this one. $485 + tax at the LGS, I have seen these for $435-450 on the internet but that was before shipping and FFL
     

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  2. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nice handgun, enjoy.
     

  3. mopowerbmx

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    I had one. Great shooter. I put over 500 rounds with no problems. A mix of everything. Steel,brass,cheep,and +p. I liked the omni trigger pull it felt way better than my Glocks. A clean break every time. Good buy. After I traded I new I made a mistake. I'm probably going to buy another one soon.
     
  4. CrazedJava

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    They used to sell these at Academy but for some reason I don't see CZ pistols anymore even though they have started selling Tristars.

    Thought it was a funky little gun when I first saw it, but haven't seen a bad review of it yet.
     
  5. JTJ

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    Now if they need to bring out the 97 with a polymer frame to lighten it up. I would like one in 45 to go with the 9mm but 40 oz is a bit heavy. It weighs more than a 1911. I take it you put the decocker in. Nice that you have a choice.
     
  6. chloeshooter

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    it came that way with the piece needed to change to safety if desired. don't think I will ever make that switch though
     
  7. sweeper22

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    The P-07 is a fine gun. Just your basic medium compact (G19 size) poly gun. If the size works for you, it's an excellent choice.

    If you commit to the P-07 for carry, a P-09 might be worth considering as well. I have a P-09, which is essentially a full frame version of the P-07. It's been a great $500 gun so far. Almost as good as a $700 XDm, and the CZ comes with night sights.
     
  8. chloeshooter

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    I looked at the full size P07 and also the P09, the Duty version is at about my upper limits of what I can comfortably conceal carry IWB. They are all very fine guns, even considered the Rami but it is way too heavy for it's size IMO.

    I expect that over time and capture of market share, CZ will figure out they are under-pricing their guns - they already know this no doubt - and the days of 'cheap' CZs will be over....
     
  9. Defiant_one

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    CZ..The handguns

    Everyone loves to shoot but too few own...LOL

    I love my CZ (CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical). Is it heavy ? Yup. Full size ? Yup. Shoots like a champ...absolutely....Everything about it from the grip feel to the mechanism, highly reduced recoil...and spot on accuracy.


    If anything HURTS the CZ I think might be availability ?

    So obviously I have a heavy steel frame...would love to try one of their poly guns...Have not yet - Hmmm...maybe that's a good thing...LOL
     
  10. JTJ

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    Interesting. Mine came with the safety installed.
     
  11. chloeshooter

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    Mine did as well. I read somewhere that they had issues with the decocker and started installing the safety. I think mine was test fired March 2013.
     
  13. JTJ

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    It is one of the most comfortable handguns I have ever held and I have held a lot of handguns. It points perfectly. I can bring it up with my eyes closed and the sights will be right there and aligned when I open them. I sure did not need it but when I picked it up I did not want to put it down so it came home with me.
     
  14. Sniper03

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    Chloe,

    Very Nice Pistol!
    I have never shot a CZ but will have to do that someday.
    Send somemore Range Reports and some Pics when you get a chance.
    Looks like a very well made piece!:)

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  15. armoredman

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    Welcome to the addiction! :) I have to say I had the original Duty, not the new and improved version, and from what I'm told the new one is even better than the original. I do have the P-09, and it is all that and a bag of chips, as a former coworker used to say. ;) It's actually no bigger than my CZ SP-01 Phantom, and I carry that concealed daily in a High Noon Down Under holster. The only thing my P-07 had that made ccw an unpleasant option was the very aggressive texturing on the grip. Carrying under a t-shirt in Arizona summer weather left my side somewhat scraped raw. I had to wear a garment underneath the covering garment, and then all was well. It was accurate and reliable - have fun with you'r new CZ! it won't be your last. ;) I leave you with some P-07 "porn"...

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  16. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    how do you carry? I carry mine at 4 o'clock with no undershirt and I have little or no rubbing from the grips.
     
  17. JTJ

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    now that I have the P07 I am looking at the RAMI. They are addicting.
     
  18. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    The RAMI is too small for my liking
     
  19. armoredman

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    The RAMI is far more accurate than people believe - using this one, my wife's RAMI BD, "Black Diamond" I was able to tag my 1/2 scale IDPA target at 100 yards one out of three tries. However, to get a good solid grip I had to use the pictured optional 14 round extended magazine.My wife can use the standard mag with no difficulty, but not me.

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    chloeshooter, I don't - it went on a permanent loan to someone who needed it more than I did. :) When I did carry it it rode in the Slide Guard holster with a t-shirt under it, and a light shirt/jacket over it in summer weather. Remember that was a very first generation P-07. It did feel like a cheese grater on my fatness. My CZ SP-01 Phantom doesn't do that, and neither does my P-09. One thing was for sure about my P-07 - no matter rain, snow, sleet or oil, that puppy was NOT going to come out of my grip! :D
     
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  20. sparky80

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    Not before I get a few more. Also Cajun Gun Works makes a great trigger kit for the PO7. I absolutely love my PO7 I just need to upgrade the sights.