cz p-01 or cz 75compact ??


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jimbombo
June 8, 2012, 11:01 PM
Having trouble deciding between the p01and the 75 compact...
Primary uses will range/fun gun/ccw/pretty much SHTF this is what i am gonna grab!
Prices: p01 $540, 75 compact $469
Likes/dislikes
P01-extremely durable, tough, and reliable. Fits nicely in hand(same as the 75g19 compact)
Alloy frame resistant to rust(will it wear more quickly than steel?) Nice weight, decock.
75compact-fits nicely in hand(feels slightly thinner than the p01, although heavier. Like the steel frame(will it be more durable than the alloy framed p01?)
Biggest question mark is it safe to carry the 75compact with a round chambered and hammer down??

Opinions.....
thanks

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plouffedaddy
June 8, 2012, 11:35 PM
P01 all day. It's my favorite CZ; it just feels so good in the hand and looks bad-ass to boot.

rellascout
June 8, 2012, 11:37 PM
Rail or No Rail....

Decocker vs no decocker.

Compact gives you more options. You can carry it cocked and locked or hammer down DA/SA. You have to lower the hammer manually but it is perfectly safe.

I personally have owned both and kept the P01.

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t213/rellascout/czp01-3.gif

Walt Sherrill
June 8, 2012, 11:39 PM
Any "B" series gun is safely carried hammer down -- because of the firing pin block.

But you can also carry it safely with the hammer on the half-cock notch (as is the case with the decocker models). (In theory, it's SAFER in the Compact model, because there are two functional hammer hooks in that model; one is removed in the decocker model, to make room for that mechanism.)

I've had a couple of Compacts, and prefer the safety -- but find those models a bit too heavy. The alloy models are more comfortable for all-day carry...

You can now get a P-02 from the CZ Custom Shop, which would give you the alloy frame with the new Omega trigger (with a user-changeable safety or decocker mode). That model would, in my mind, be the best route: an alloy "Compact."

(I don't particularly like decockers.)

armoredman
June 9, 2012, 12:48 AM
The actual P-02 might hit our shores in 2013. :) I'd say P-01 for long term carry unless the weight doesn't bother you. The alloy frame will last quite a while - mine has thousands of rounds through it and is holding up just fine. :) I've had both, (Compact was my first CZ pistol), and I prefer the decocker. Both will serve well for years.

viking499
June 9, 2012, 01:09 AM
I would pic the P01, but might save my pennies for the P02.

777TRUTH
June 9, 2012, 05:23 AM
Either will do fine.

What is your preference?

Cocked and locked vs decocker?

For carry I like a decocker, for the range I like cocked and locked.

For carry I am indifferent to a front rail.

For investigating that bump in the night a rail with a light or light/laser combo is a must along with that heavy first pull.

If you go with the P-01 many of the Glock 23 holsters, lights etc. fit perfectly.
If you want/need night sights Meprolight and Trijicon make model specific sights for the P-01

Check out CZ Forums (http://www.czfirearms.us/index.php). More info than you may ever need all in one place.

Dlowe167
June 9, 2012, 05:55 AM
My friend has both. Loved his p-01 so much,i bought the P-06/.40 cal

hAkron
June 9, 2012, 06:41 AM
I like the PCR which is the P-01 without the rail and with slightly different sights

armoredman
June 9, 2012, 07:29 PM
For investigating that bump in the night a rail with a light or light/laser combo is a must along with that heavy first pull.

Like this one? My P-01's Crimson Trace Grips are showing their age, and the pistol finally shows some wear after being an every day carry pistols for many years, and I do mean every single day. The light is the easy on/easy off Nebo light available at the CZ-USA webstore.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ%20posters/P-01withNebolight.jpg

777TRUTH
June 10, 2012, 05:56 AM
Like this one? My P-01's Crimson Trace Grips are showing their age,

The light is the easy on/easy off Nebo light available at the CZ-USA webstore.

Yep, I took a little different approach and went with a Streamlight TLR-4 Compact Laser/Flashlight vs the CTC.

I may have to go with CTC in the future though. It seems that as each year passes I am having a harder time seeing my sights without my reading glasses. I have been giving serious thought to making the switch to Crimson Trace for CCW.

http://www.streamlight.com/images/products/tlr-4_logoed_enlarged.jpg

armoredman
June 10, 2012, 10:38 PM
That pair survived dunking in a toilet once...long story...

Walt Sherrill
June 11, 2012, 10:45 AM
I've tried BOTH approaches, and bought a SIG recently that came with an integrated light and laser attachment. The light/laser combo was a great concept, but the SIG version (Model STL-900L) seems to be very fragile.

The mount (where it attached to the rail) broke almost immediately, and a dealer nearby who sells them, says he has stopped carrying THAT model, because it doesn't hold up. (Too much PLASTIC...)

A metal version makes much more sense and the one shown above is probably much more robust. (In the SIG model, the controls are simple, but not as easily used as you'd think.)

That said, I like the Crimson Trace approach more -- it doesn't require a special holster or recalibration when installed, and I think (never really having had to use one in a real life/death situation) I'd like to be able to have the OPTION of being able to move the light source away from my body when using it.

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