You jerks better not let me down


March 5, 2010, 04:50 PM
After a ridiculously long amount of research I finally purchased a handgun today. I have not seen this gun in person (CZ P-01) but with all of the great reviews I've seen on this gun from all of you (armoredman in particular) I decided to buy it semi-impulsively. I wanted one but the price was prohibitive (mostly because I'm very cheap). However topgunsupplys is selling them in the Buy Sell Trade forum for 477.00 shipped to an FFL. Having held a CZ75 fullsize and loving it I couldn't really resist. I'll be sure to give a range report when it arrives.

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Average Joe
March 5, 2010, 05:31 PM
From one Jerk to another, you will like your CZ hands down.

March 5, 2010, 05:34 PM
I wouldn't jerk you around. Shot mine again today, no failures, as usual, hit the target where I was aiming, as usual. :)

March 5, 2010, 05:42 PM
Once you jerk off a few rounds downrange, you'll find that new P-01 to be as nice of a pistol as CZ has ever made-and, as you know, they've made a lot of nice ones.

March 5, 2010, 05:42 PM
From all the great reviews I've seen I'm really excited to shoot it. Its probably the only pistol I would have bought sight unseen.

March 5, 2010, 06:52 PM
I expect a full range report when you get it.

A I said in PM's, well done sir!

March 5, 2010, 07:01 PM
Good choice, I just got the P01's brother, the PCR, and it runs like a champ.

Jed Carter
March 5, 2010, 07:07 PM
I'm a PCR man myself, shoots great... if you don't jerk the trigger.

March 5, 2010, 08:25 PM
But you can eat beef jerky while shooting...

March 5, 2010, 08:31 PM
You should ask CZ if you can get a percentage on the sale armoredman since you definitely opened my eyes to the P-01 (and I'm sure a lot of other peoples eyes to).

March 5, 2010, 08:45 PM
got one love it.

March 5, 2010, 08:51 PM
:) :D

March 5, 2010, 08:56 PM
Don't 'jerk' the trigger, and it'll make you smile--or not:uhoh:.

March 5, 2010, 09:42 PM big circle jerk that will leave you satisfied at the end of the day.

March 5, 2010, 10:40 PM

Those are dangerous! You'll shoot the target's eyes out. You better let me store that in my house and vault. I be sure to shoot it frequently so it doesn't get lonesome. :)

:D Oh yeah...Congrats!! Guess I should tell you, I was gonna call you tomorrow and offer you one of my Colts for free. Course, seein's how ya have a pistola now, you won't be needin' that Colt. :neener:


March 5, 2010, 11:20 PM
We call that a "knee-jerk" reaction... :)

Ohio Gun Guy
March 5, 2010, 11:26 PM
Views expressed by members on thr are not necissarily the views of thr. Any advice you take, you do so at your own risk. However you bought a CZ and I'm sure you'll love it.


March 5, 2010, 11:27 PM
Hey Geno Im sure my CZ will need a big brother to keep it company!

March 7, 2010, 01:48 AM
That's very common.... :)

March 7, 2010, 02:10 AM
I think you will enjoy the gun. I have heard nothing but good things about CZ. Especially from Armoredman who seems to search this forum for CZ on a daily basis to sing their praises.:D

March 7, 2010, 02:45 AM
I just bought a CZ-82 I love it. I cant stop shooting it. I think I like even more than my SIG.

March 7, 2010, 03:06 AM
just remember, I recommended the BHP.

March 7, 2010, 03:35 AM
Then you will need some new grips and other gear.

Anyhow, WELCOME to the world of CZ.

You've picked the most bullet-proof of all CZs in 9mm and .40!

more pics, reviews and info to hold you over:


March 7, 2010, 09:18 AM
Autolycus, not my fault if there are so many CZ posts I stumble across. Nope, I don't search 'em out, sorry. :)

March 7, 2010, 09:43 AM
Ah, first mistake was not getting the PCR instead so now you'll have to "settle" on the P-01! :neener:

March 7, 2010, 09:58 AM
...just remember, I recommended the BHP.

BHP, that would have been my choice.....

Buying the wrong handgun isn't as bad as having tatoo remorse....

March 7, 2010, 10:38 AM
Geno kindly let me shoot his BHP but it didn't really do anything for me. Very nice guns but just not for me.

March 7, 2010, 12:02 PM
I have both. The BHP is a lot skinnier, the P01 is a lot lighter. I'm not giving up either one. :D

March 7, 2010, 12:08 PM
I'm sure he will love the P-01 and get a PCR down the road.

Here is my Birthday present on my P-01!

The light/laser combo is intended for my soon to arrive P-07 DUTY
but it was begging for a photo op:)

March 7, 2010, 12:21 PM
I just looked at the PCR and it looks nice to. What exactly are the differences? Is it just the sights and that the PCR is a hair lighter?
Ahhh I just looked it up and saw that the PCR doesn't have a rail. I don't really think I'm ever going to use the rail so maybe I should have gone with the PCR... but I'm not even close to disappointed in my choice (of course its in the mail atm but hopefully that won't change upon arrival).

The Lone Haranguer
March 7, 2010, 06:36 PM
Ahhh I just looked it up and saw that the PCR doesn't have a rail. I don't really think I'm ever going to use the rail so maybe I should have gone with the PCR...
That was my own reason for choosing it (which I like very much, BTW).

Another difference not apparent to the naked eye is that the PCR's frame is cast while the P-01's is forged (both are aluminum alloy).

March 7, 2010, 06:56 PM
P0-1 is as fine a pistol as is made I, too, did a ton of research, then when I handled one for the first time, I bought it on the spot, to the utter shock of my spouse who thought I'd need at least 6 mos. to make up my mind!

2,500 rounds later, it just keeps shooting where I point it, any ammo, w/o a burp or a hitch of any kind.

And we CZ guys have to be much smarter than Glock guys, remember all those testimonials from Glock owners about how they "dropped their Glock in the mud and it still shot fine"? CZ people don't drop their arms in the mud , instead we can rely on objective testing to establish our weapon's reliability!

March 7, 2010, 08:06 PM
Smarter, well, I wouldn't denigrate all Glock people like that...
I do like when a major police Dept drops Glock and goes with CZ...and yes, that did happen.

March 7, 2010, 08:18 PM
You are gonna be so sorry when you shoot that CZ because in a year from now you will have at least one more.

Seriously the best auto I have ever owned and I have been around since before dirt.

Craig M. Arnold
March 7, 2010, 08:18 PM
I've had several CZ P01s. All were fine pistols. However, I have no use for a rail on a handguns so I have sold all my P01s. I still have two CZ PCRs though.

Here's a picture of one of them.

Best regards.

March 7, 2010, 08:24 PM
Just out of curiosity, which police department was it?

March 8, 2010, 06:44 AM
Thia national police. Philip. national police, aand a few more for 2010 as the testing
continues and depts upgrade existing CZ contracts or replace old arms with new CZeds.

As for the PCR. my wife dearly loves hers.
We are now Glock free! (anyone need Glock annuals, posters and Glock memorabilia?)
The PCR served the Czech police and others for many years until the P-01
came along and passed even stricter testing.
The same platform (P-01)has also been modified to .40 caliber (P-06) that
has been a huge success for CZUB and CZ-USA in this country.
Basically, if you don't need a light or laser on your gun, the PCR is
the one to have.
Some dedicated PCR fans think it's the very best CZ made, esp. for CCW.

Let us know when you get that CZ!

March 8, 2010, 10:47 PM
The Czech special forces use Glock 17's, not the native CZ's. Kind of ironic, si? :)

Check the new Glock annual...:neener:

chris in va
March 8, 2010, 11:00 PM
I am one of the few that really didn't care for the P01. My hands are on the large side and my little finger would rest halfway on the mag baseplate. The curved trigger is annoying and it really needed a trigger job.

That's why I have a CZ 75BD.:p

March 9, 2010, 06:11 AM
Who can truly resist helping one who starts off by calling you a jerk?

March 9, 2010, 08:46 PM
huduguru, yes, that is sadly ironic. BUT, they will be testing the P-07 for thier issue as well, as well as the Czech National Police.
Yes, the Phillipene National Police just started the process of switching from the Glock to the CZ P07, 118,000 officer department.

March 9, 2010, 09:44 PM
Only one unit of the Czech army uses the Glock...
So it really hasn't spread like wildfire through the ranks.

Others use the CZ82 and 75B.

The VZ58 is still in service with all units.

March 10, 2010, 07:39 PM
Mmmm, vz-58.....

Full Metal Jacket
March 10, 2010, 08:18 PM
if you don't like your cz75, there's something inherently wrong with you.

March 10, 2010, 08:56 PM
I have three CZs. Two 75Bs, one stainless the other with black polycoat. The black one is an older version with rounded trigger guard and spur hammer. Number 3 is a PCR and it's my current house gun.

When I was at the gun shop deciding between the P-01 and PCR the rail was the deciding factor. I don't use a rail and the PCR looked trimmer without the full length dust cover so it followed me home.


March 11, 2010, 03:00 PM
Only one unit of the Czech army uses the Glock...
So it really hasn't spread like wildfire through the ranks.

Others use the CZ82 and 75B.

The VZ58 is still in service with all units.

About 1000 Glocks were bought for 601. skss to replace old vz.82 (9mm Mak.), CZ75 is kinda rare coz´army didnt care for handguns until just recently. And some noncomabatant units even use vz.52 .. from what i heard.
About rifles: Few guys had M4 Bushmaster in A-stan, as they were conforming to US units they served with..

March 11, 2010, 03:17 PM
CZF, it is true that as far as I know, only one unit uses G-17's but
that unit is a special forces unit which probably fires many more
rounds per trooper than other units. I am assuming that they are a Green
Beret or Seal type of unit(not as good though:)) .

March 11, 2010, 03:40 PM
I never understood all the hoopla about "who uses such and such pistol" in the military, cant we judge pistols based on the value of the PISTOL itself? Not who uses it?

When I pick up my CZ and fire off a few hundred rounds, I make my OWN evaluation of

March 11, 2010, 11:40 PM
you own evaluation of...what?

March 11, 2010, 11:46 PM
I got the pistol today and so far its everything I hoped it would be. i was worried that the grip would be too short or not as comfortable to me as the full-size but that isn't a problem. I still have it wrapped up in the cellophane or whatever it came in though since I'm going to be moving in a couple of weeks and want to wait until I'm settled in to get at it. Again thanks to everyone for making me aware of this (so far) great pistol.

March 11, 2010, 11:54 PM
Awesome! range report when you get out there man!! now all you need are either Crimson Trace lasergrips on it or some pretty factory CZ wood grips on it.

March 11, 2010, 11:58 PM
Thanks for the links. For now though I think I'm going to keep the stock grips. I'm not especially interested in putting anything on the rail either. I discovered after i had already ordered the pistol that I probably would have preferred the PCR since it's about the same gun minus the rail, but it's not like its a big mistake i regret or anything :D

I might have to put some of those coco bolos on it eventually though, they are pretty nice looking.

March 12, 2010, 01:09 AM
You need to fire 500 rnds through a CZ before it is "combat effective" / broken in. CZ makes real tight tolerances and the rail system is internal, those parts need to worn in to avoid hassles.

The two CZ's I have owned kept shooting better and better until about the 2,000 rnd marker, then the leveled off. Excellent piece. Enjoy

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