CZ 75 Compact vs CZ 40P


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Woody_in_MN
September 19, 2005, 09:13 AM
I'm thinkg about the above. I can get a P40 for around $300 plus shipping - a used 75 Compact 9mm for around the same. I'm looking at pros and cons:

P40 Pros:

I like the looks/design
40sw seems to be a good defense caliber
I think it has the longer 4.7" barrel

P40 cons:

Only 10 rd mags available for the 40P

75 Compact Pros:

I like the 9mm ammo
14 round mags

75 Compact cons:

4" barrel

Any feed back comparing these two? One thing I'm wondering is if the 40P will tend to keep its value more because it is more rare - not sure about this - but I usually see/hear bout the 75 models.

Thoughts?

- w

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Ash
September 19, 2005, 10:26 AM
Okay, first, I really like the 40P. However, I doubt it will be a rare collector's item. It is also not a true compact, but a semi-compact. Granted, semi-compacts are generally short slides on full-size frames whereas this is a full size slide on a short frame, but you get my drift.

The 40P is likely lighter than the 75 compact and will certainly be lighter with a full magazine. It also has a decocker. That would be enough to make the decision for many folks. The 40P is also clunkier (or more squared) than the compact.

Personally, I would probably recommend the 75 Compact because the trigger will probably be smoother. However, I really, REALLY, liked my 40P. I was one of the first to get one but fell on hard times and had to either sell my 75 or my 40P and, well, the 40P went. The guy who bought it really likes it still.

But, you need to decide which one you like in your hands and on your side. They are really so different, carry wise. The grip angle, comfort, and trigger length will be the same, but the way it fits on you will be different.

A big plus for the 40P is that it will be new.

Ash

armoredman
September 19, 2005, 11:32 AM
Either or is a good choice. If you like the decocker, then go with a CZ PO1, but if it's the caliber or the oddity of the gun, go ahead and buy the 40P - they're all CZs. :D :cool:

briang2ad
September 19, 2005, 02:26 PM
a 40B. I think the Compact will have a better trigger than a 40P, and you like 9mm. The compact will carry pretty well, and is not THAT much heavier than a P01. Also, with a Compact, you can do C/L, OR you can decock manually fairly easily. (Believe it or not some decockers work better than others). But, have a look around, because there are still 40B's around, and holding one is pretty nice. The 40P is sort of a Franken gun (40B slide and P01 frame). The 40B was a joint venture with Colt to mimick some of the qualities of the 1911, but provide the inards of the 75B. (It feels great in the hand) It sounds like you want to stay in the $350 or below ball park, so the Compact (Used) or 40B would be my picks. (A used B should be less than $300).

Mulliga
September 19, 2005, 03:02 PM
Hmm. If this gun isn't for carry, perhaps the full-size CZ 75?.. It has a long barrel, looks good, and uses cheap 9mm ammo.

mbott
September 19, 2005, 03:18 PM
There's always the CZ 75 Compact .40 if you lean towards the P-01 but want something in .40 caliber. It's all steel, so it's heavier and it is capable of cocked and locked carry. The CZ 75 Compact .40 is equiped with an ambi-safety instead of the P-01 decocker.

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Mike

atblis
September 20, 2005, 12:58 PM
I believe you can use the standard capacity mags in the 40p. So the limited to 10rnds thing ins't necessarily true.

Gary G23
September 21, 2005, 04:31 PM
I believe you can use the standard capacity mags in the 40p. So the limited to 10rnds thing ins't necessarily true.

You can use the Mec-Gar 12rd mags and put the 40P baseplates on them.

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