CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical with Tritium sights


February 6, 2009, 07:20 PM
So walked into local shop today. They had just gotten in a "CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical" with Tritium sights. What do you think of these? Any reason I should not buy it?

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February 6, 2009, 07:32 PM
CZ's are a fine choice in weapons. I have a P-06, which is different in that mine is an alloy frame and chambered in .40 caliber.
Accurate, reliable just not as much as a value, now that the word is getting around about them, the prices are going up.

February 6, 2009, 07:50 PM
I have the SP01 Tac. Very accurate, more so than I am. A little on the large side but a good range gun. And as a added bonus you can get the Kadet kit to shoot 22lr to fit it. Overall I give it a thumbs up.

February 6, 2009, 07:54 PM
Any reason I should not buy it?

None whatsoever. I also own one and its been outstanding. To me the size/weight is a plus and it fits my hand perfectly. They’re very easy to be accurate with.

Buy it!

February 6, 2009, 08:21 PM
Any reason I should not buy it?

If you prefer a frame mounted safety over a decocker (no safety - Tactical), the regular SP-01 will do.

Gun Geezer
February 6, 2009, 10:41 PM
Trigger on my CZ 75 Compact PCR. I have put in the magic 16# mainspring from Wolffs and fired 600+ rounds and it STILL is the pits. Worst trigger I have on any pistol I have ever bought.

February 6, 2009, 10:52 PM
My experience with CZs was the same as Steve's. I LOVED every aspect of the gun other than the trigger. It was wicked accurate, always reliable, and extremely comfortable in the hand. Had I not gone to the dark side with HKs, I would have sent them to Angus for trigger jobs. Otherwise, it is a first rate weapon!!

February 6, 2009, 10:55 PM
I didn't notice this until just the other day, but they make (or purport to make) an SP-01 with tritium sights that is chambered in .40 S&W.

Deer Hunter
February 7, 2009, 09:07 AM
Trigger on my CZ 75 Compact PCR. I have put in the magic 16# mainspring from Wolffs and fired 600+ rounds and it STILL is the pits. Worst trigger I have on any pistol I have ever bought Yes...

Because the 16 pound mainspring will only lighten up the double action pull. The SA pull can be fixed with a competition hammer, which is another easy drop-in part.

With a little polishing, 15 pound mainspring, and the comp trigger, my CZ75 DA/SA has a trigger that breaks at around 2.5 pounds.

I will say that stock triggers on most CZ models are not that great.

February 7, 2009, 10:13 AM
Never had a trouble with a CZ trigger,(9 so far), but I must confess, I kinda like the HK vP-70x trigger, too. Only CZ trigger I absolutely could not stand was the CZ-100. The SP01 is an excellent full size duty/range/home defense pistol, a BIT big for CCW, but the proper holster can change that. If you can find one to test fire, do that, but it sounds like a good deal, go for it.
BTW, for the naysayers on CZ triggers, your time has come - the new CZ P07 has the Omega trigger system, smoother, fewer parts, purported to be the best CZ trigger ever made. Can't wait to get my mitts on one to find out.

February 7, 2009, 10:18 AM
The funny thing is I went to the gun shop to buy one of the new Ruger SR9s. Like everything about the SR9 except the trigger was beyond horrible. So I passed on the SR9 and stated looking at other 9mms. I did noticed the trigger pull on the CZ 75 he had, seemed like they varied a little in quality from gun to gun. Anyone else noticed this with CZ 75?

Perhaps I will look around some more before deciding. I'm mostly looking for another 9mm range gun here since they are cheaper to shoot than some other pistols I use.

February 7, 2009, 10:26 AM
I have a CZ sp01 with manual safety. Or i should say I had, since my g/f has it right now (She liked it and handled it well so thus it became hers for home defense) :D. I love the pistol, its beyond accurate, and it fits the hand very well. The trigger on mine is much better through use, then it was when I bought it. I will however be upgrading the hammer and cleaning up the insides once I get it back. Considering last time I shot it I was rewarded with a 1 inch 10 shot group at 7 yards, I can only imagine what it will do with a better trigger pull.

February 7, 2009, 10:41 AM
December 7th, 2007 I picked up my brand new CZ 75 SPO1 Tactical (decocker) in 9x19. When I first got it I wasn't set up to load 9mm Luger so I was shooting WWB 115gr FMJ, Blazer brass and aluminum and S&B. During the first couple boxes of ammo I was getting a stove pipe here & there. I contacted Matt Mink who told me that these guns are sprung for full power ammo that WWB is not and recommended a new recoil spring that he sent me for cheap. Since installing the new spring I havn't had any stoppages. Now I have, I guess 2000 factory rounds and at least that much of my handloads thru it with no problemo.

For me its my favorite night stand gun for 2 reasons:
1, The decocker feature allows me to have one safely in the chamber with the hammer decocked. If, during the middle of the night (when I'm groggy and can't see very well) I need it I will not have to look for and fumble with a thumb safety and the D/A trigger is heavy enuff to where I would have to very deliberatly pull it.
2, The Tritium night sights...If something goes bump in the dark of night my little dog will wake me up but I DO NOT turn on the light. With what I call 'SnakeEyes' the tritium night sights I can see them looking at me, 2 Dots seemingly saying "Here I Am Daddy, lets take look".
With a round chambered and the hammer decocked and with the night sights I can silently and without giving away my position I can arm myself.
BTW: I use SPEER 124grain Gold Dot for night stand use.

Hope this helps

February 7, 2009, 11:29 AM
The CZ 75 series are like many other pistols on the market in the sense that you get a reliable, accurate, durable gun, but there are always things that could be improved. On CZ's it's the SA trigger.

Good news is, it's probably cheaper than most other pistols to achieve a world class SA trigger on a CZ, the part is about $60.00.

Night and day.

February 7, 2009, 04:19 PM
CZ SP-01: Used by 4 out of 5 top shooters in the World Shoot 2008 in Bali. Army marksmanship unit is switching to the SP-01. Top shooters with 50,000 rounds or far more through their SP-01s. Six rounds in under four seconds in a sub-5" group at 40 yards by a C-class production division shooter. Yeah, it's a good pistol.

February 7, 2009, 04:45 PM
I have to ask, which Army marksman unit is going to the SP01?

February 7, 2009, 06:39 PM
Some shooters on the Army team have been using CZs for a few years now.

February 7, 2009, 06:39 PM
i should've clarified... max michel and the rest of the ipsc shooting group. not the whole army or whole AMU.

February 7, 2009, 06:47 PM
I love my CZ, best feeling pistol I have ever held, very very accurate....I'll probably do a range report soon

February 7, 2009, 06:57 PM
oh... so are we whipping out the pictures now? :D

:D :D :D

February 7, 2009, 07:04 PM
and here's max michel of the army marksmanship unit with said SP-01:

February 7, 2009, 07:05 PM
angus hobdell, one of the world's best, and one of the four dudes who finished top 5 at the world shoot:

February 7, 2009, 07:12 PM
lol yeah i got the CZ with the bullets from you

February 7, 2009, 07:13 PM
and here's adam tyc, another world-class champion shooter and very big in europe:

February 7, 2009, 07:17 PM
What a great pistol. I like the original (non-tactical) with the safety instead of the decocker but I often carry DA anyway with my safety-version.

I like to carry with the smaller, CZ-75 (non-SP-01) mags because they don't stick out of the grip and thus they print less. They also help keep the weight down. ( (

February 7, 2009, 07:20 PM
^^^ i carry mine too cocked and locked, but IWB. i choose it over my 40B for the 19+1 capacity and an extra magazine if i have to go inside the perimeter or south of atlanta.

February 7, 2009, 07:29 PM
lol yeah i got the CZ with the bullets from you

nice to see someone out there hears me. :D lol

February 7, 2009, 08:29 PM
Thanks, burning, I was curious, and that is quite awesome. Someday I'll get one, got another to get first...

February 7, 2009, 08:43 PM
i just need my dang tac sport... :(

February 7, 2009, 08:57 PM
I have a SP-01 Shadow and just love it: smooth trigger, F.O. sights and perfectly fits my hand.
Oh, and very accurate tho

February 8, 2009, 12:00 AM
What a collection!! Great pictures. Been looking at a CZ 75 on Guns America. Trying to figure out how to get a third mortgage on the house and get the wife a second job. By the way, off the subject but what camera are you using. Those pics are very high quality stuff!!

P. Plainsman
February 8, 2009, 05:00 PM
These are superb pistols. I shoot an SP-01 Tactical in USPSA Production division and I love it. It's a sizable pistol with enough weight to damp recoil (plus it's a 9mm, so very comfortable shooting).

Mine has never malfunctioned with either ball or JHP. Note: it does favor hot 124 gr ammo -- the stock recoil spring is heavy, designed for military +P loads. It'll work with wussy 115 gr WWB or other commercial stuff, but ejection can be weak. The brass clears the gun but it might bonk your head or arm.

Ergonomics are excellent. Though it's a big pistol, the grip area is not fat or blocky. Fits my hand perfectly and the sights align naturally to my eye when I lift the pistol. Also, CZs have a low bore axis, like 1911s and Glocks. This aids fast shot recovery and accuracy. For me, a SIG (very high bore axis) feels clumsy compared to the SP-01. Likewise, a Glock (awkwardly angled, blocky grip) makes me feel like I'm fighting the pistol rather than it complementing me.

The SP-01 is scary accurate. In competition I almost feel like I'm wielding a laser pointer or a paintbrush. If I slow down just a half-second to take a precision shot (e.g., an A-zone head shot on a target that's heavily occluded by cover or by a "no-shoot"), that bullet will go where I need it to go.

The sights are prominent and clear -- better than earlier CZ designs.

It is also a great nightstand/ home defense gun. 18+1 capacity (I load the mags to 18 and call it good), night sights, front rail for attaching a Surefire if that's your game. I stuff mine full of Speer Gold Dot 124 gr JHP+P law enforcement loads, which are a piece of cake to shoot in this pistol.

In short, the SP-01 Tactical rocks for action pistol competition, range fun, and home defense -- everything but carry, really (it's too big). Fortunately, CZ also makes an excellent 9mm carry pistol -- the P-01...

February 8, 2009, 06:38 PM
Get it. I love my P-01. I held the SP-01 in a store the other day and it felt great. As has been said, the ergos are incredible. If you never plan on carrying concealed the SP-01 would be hard to beat by any other 9mm.

February 9, 2009, 09:14 AM
Well... one downside might be that you will get spoiled on CZ's and a lot of your other guns might not get fired very much!

Steve Pearson - sorry to hear about the terrible trigger on your CZ! They are usually only okay from the factory, but they can be made excellent with a little work (those with a safety anyway, because those are the only ones I've done so far). Don't give up on it yet, yours is the exception for sure. I've never heard "worst trigger on a handgun" about a CZ-75 until now!

February 10, 2009, 09:35 PM
A little up date on this thread..........Ok you guys win. :D I went to the gun shop today and picked up my new CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical. Looking forward to trying it out. It will be interesting to see how it compares at the range to my current favorite range gun. A Glock 34 with a KKM aftermarket barrel.

February 10, 2009, 09:39 PM
i've shot both. they're both hard to beat pistols. it comes down to ergos and personal preference at that point.

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