CZ Sp-01 Phantom


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Gunner2122
October 19, 2010, 09:14 PM
I just picked one of these up for a great price from an online gun store .When I got it home from the FFL the thing was absolutely COVERED in packing grease. Despite the grease it seems like a very well built pistol. The ergonomics are excellent and it has a very natural point of aim. The sights are some kind of glow in the dark material that glows very brightly after being exposed to an led flashlight or a light bulb. The Sp-01 Phantom is a big pistol but the weight seems light due to the polymer frame. I liked the fact that it holds 19+1 9mm rounds. the decocker lever is stiff and I hope it will loosen up but it isnt too hard too operate as is. I cant wait to shoot it!!!! Does anyone else own the Phantom?

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Boatsman
October 19, 2010, 10:26 PM
Sure do, love mine also. Very easy shooting and extremely accurate. Has eaten all amo put through it, even reloads.

Isher
October 19, 2010, 10:33 PM
Gunner -

The grease is Cz's original "factory packing"; be sure you disassemble/clean the mags also. There is an entire thread devoted to the SP-01 and its brethren here:

http://www.czforumsite.info/

Congrats!


Isher

MikePGS
October 19, 2010, 10:56 PM
When I bought my P-01 I'm pretty sure they dipped it in grease before wrapping it in plastic.

dairycreek
October 20, 2010, 04:45 PM
I have the original (all metal) SP-01 and have shot each of the other iterations of this pistol. They have in common that they are all exceptionally accurate. Even though my gun is heavy I use it for concealed carry with a shoulder holster and, for that, it works just fine.

A word of caution about CZ's! They are, in the truest sense of the word, addictive and I think that your Phantom will not be your last CZ.

schmeky
October 20, 2010, 05:35 PM
Gunner2122,

I have the steel framed manual safety version of the Shadow. Good advice from all, clean that thing first. CZ is kinda' anal about getting you a pistol in the same condition it left the factory, hence the grease.

CZ's are always tight out of the box. With some time it will smooth out. I have cut and milled on several CZ's and the steel they use is of a very high quality. Many folks complain of the the machining and roughness of CZ's. If they knew about the quality of steel, they wouldn't be so critical.

My SP-01 is w/o question my all time favorite 9mm range gun. Did someone say a CZ is accurate . . . . . . aww' come on now . . . . . ;)

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1999/img0143.jpg

1KPerDay
October 20, 2010, 06:27 PM
That thing is tasty...

Kingofthehill
October 20, 2010, 07:21 PM
Schmecky- That is a BEAUTY! and as a fellow owner, they sure are a ton of fun at the range!

armoredman
October 20, 2010, 08:02 PM
I am hoping to get a Phantom this coming year. I held one years ago, and it was niiiice. It will be interesting to try to conceal it in AZ heat, ( :O), but with a quality rig from High Noon or Hazel, I'll bet it can be done.
The guns come over via ship - you WANT the rust inhibiting grease, trust me...

Gunner2122
October 20, 2010, 08:38 PM
I searched gooogle shopping and found a Phantom shipped to my ffl for about eighty dollars cheaper than any where else. It was about 145 dollars cheaper than my local gun store even after I paid the transfer fee. I am going to shoot it this weekend and by the tone of the responses I am sure I wont be disappointed. I think I want a CZ97BD next. That gun looks sweet!!!!!

Gunner2122
October 20, 2010, 08:40 PM
Thanks for all the info guys!!!

Boatsman
October 20, 2010, 10:56 PM
Is anyone shooting +P loads in their Phantom?

schmeky
October 20, 2010, 11:21 PM
I think I want a CZ97BD next. That gun looks sweet!!!!!

Bad idea. I don't have a DB, just the regular B. It's a lazer. If I miss, I know it's me. This is a rested 25 yard group from a full mag.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4784/gunbroker030.jpg

armoredman
October 21, 2010, 12:46 AM
Niiiiice.... :D

Storm
October 21, 2010, 11:21 AM
I love mine. All of that packing grease just serves as a reminder to do what you need to do anyway. The decocker will ease up a good deal to the point where it's easily operated. The trigger will lighten up and smooth out a good deal with use. Using a snap cap dry firing will get this well on the way. Don't judge the trigger based on dry firing one. Even a new tight gun will shoot far better than you would think that it would based on the trigger out of the box. Also, despite it's light polymer frame you will find light recoil and minimal muzzle rise, much of that thanks to a very low bore axis. Accurancy is excellent thanks to the full rails and the slide enclosed in the frame. It's a big gun, but I really don't find that to be an issue.

Gunner2122
October 28, 2010, 01:50 AM
This gun is a solid tack driver!!! No problems, just mag after mag. I love the ergonomics of this pistol. For 450 it cant be beat!!!!

Boatsman
October 28, 2010, 09:12 PM
I just noticed that the guide rod in mine is starting to take a s bend, I know that it is a plastic that might have a little flex capability but i am still worried about failure. Has anyone seen a metal guide rod replacement? Other than that it has proven to be an excellent gun, very reliable and accurate.:D

Philo_Beddoe
October 29, 2010, 01:19 PM
I just noticed that the guide rod in mine is starting to take a s bend, I know that it is a plastic that might have a little flex capability but i am still worried about failure. Has anyone seen a metal guide rod replacement? Other than that it has proven to be an excellent gun, very reliable and accurate.
http://czcustom.com/CZ_75_SP01-Stainless-Steel-Guide-Rod.aspx

Boatsman
October 29, 2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks for the link. Is this ok for the Phantom, I see all models other than the Phantom listed.
Thanks again
Bill

19-3Ben
October 29, 2010, 08:40 PM
The sights are some kind of glow in the dark material that glows very brightly after being exposed to an led flashlight or a light bulb.

CZs are fantastic. In fact, I plan to get one soon, so please don't take this as a knock on your new purchase.

But what the heck is the point of night sights where you have to shine a light on them first?

I can just see someone needing to draw the pistol at night then telling the bad guy "hold on while I shine my light on the night sights so I'll see them better!"

CZF
October 29, 2010, 09:32 PM
Some people cry that CZUB continues to put on the stupid glow sights.

Anyone who needs nites will buy real tritium dots.

The glow sights are a feature that most Americans can live without, and an added expense to the guns that could lower the price is they
were eliminated.

However..

put yourself in the shoes of a 3rd world soldier or policeman.

A good charge from any flashlight will keep those dots lift for most of a shift.

Beretta and others in the past, and now H&K P30 have glow dots.

I think they have their merit, but cringe when I see Dealers
selling CZs with nite sites, when they are really glow dot
sights.

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