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CZ P07 duty vs Ruger SR9c

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gelgoog, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Gelgoog

    Gelgoog Active Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    I just bought a p07 a week back ( to avoid the price hike that CZ is imposing), and I like it alot. But I was in sportsmans warehouse tonight and noticed the SR9c and I had to admit that I like that model alot more then I did when I first handled the first gen SR9.

    So is the SR9 worth getting? How does it stack up against the P07?
  2. Olympus

    Olympus Senior Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    I don't have any experience with the CZ and my experience with the SR9c doesn't seem to be in line with the majority. The feel of the Ruger is something that I really like. Probably the most comfortable polymer frame, double stack pistol I've ever shot. It's well balanced and seems to naturally come up to the target. But after the first trip to the range, mine went back to Ruger. Haven't gotten it back yet, so can't comment on what they said was wrong with it. That being said, I'm in the minority in that regard.
  3. skwab

    skwab Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    Personally I think it comes down to preference. I have three CZs including the P07 and I like it a lot. Got mine out of the gate and had to send it back because of a mag drop issue plaguing early models but their service was great and very quick.

    I've yet to handle an sr9c but I've read pretty good things about them. I don't think you can really go wrong with either. The CZ is larger in all dimensions - that can be a plus or a minus depending on what you plan to use it for.
  4. Prion

    Prion Active Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    New England
    I liked my P07. Sold it to a fellow THRer but only because I'm not a big poly fan. I didn't like the plastic sights and oversize controls but the grip was great, reliability was great, trigger was good. Nice little poly pistol.

    Wouldn't buy a Ruger.
  5. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Participating Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Lewisville, Tx
    I slapped a set of night sights on my P-07 and switched out the factory springs for 16# ones.

    Runs like a champ.
  6. meef

    meef Participating Member

    Nov 7, 2004

    Don't know about the P07, but I like my SR9c allot.
  7. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Participating Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    Love my SR9c, I only have about 500 or so rounds through it but not a single hiccup, it is very very accurate and has a great trigger. 10 rounds for CCW or slap in the 17 round mag for plinking/range.

  8. Tecolote

    Tecolote Active Member

    Feb 8, 2003
    Ruger hit a couple of home runs with the revamped SR9 and SR9C. I don't know about the P07, but I like the SR9s a lot.
  9. phoenix79

    phoenix79 New Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Another vote for the CZ. I bought one of the early ones and had the mag-drop issue but it didn't bother me. The gun shot great and ate anything I fed it. I just sold it a few weeks ago only because I don't like 9mm. I'll probably get the .40 in the future.
  10. Ben86

    Ben86 Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    MS, USA
    A price hike is to be imposed by CZ? I sure hope not, there's still a few I'd like to get.

    As funny as the SR9 looks, it has fantastic feel and pointability. It had a few issues in the begining, but all of those seem to be solved (such as barrel peening) with the newer models. The only thing I don't like about them are their excessive PC safeties. That said I think I would prefer the P07.
  11. Jeff H

    Jeff H Participating Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    My SR9 is a couple of years old with something over 1000 rounds in it ( I don't really keep track as well as I should) and it has been flawless and has a nice broken in trigger as well. I don't know anything about the CZ model that you are comparing it to, but a CZ75b is on my list to buy. From everything I have read, CZ makes good guns, but so does Ruger. YMMV
  12. armoredman

    armoredman Elder

    Nov 19, 2003
    proud to be in AZ
    Never shot an SR9, last Ruger I shot was a p-90, but the CZ P-07 I have is a dead accurate, reliable with everything but my lightest cast handloads, and drops mags reliably. The newest P-07s, the ones shipping from CZ-USA now and a few months back, were inspected by a team flown in from the Czech Replublic to ensure the few issues with the very first ones were gone. A few got trigger jobs, so a couple of lucky guys are getting brand new guns with factory trigger jobs. :)
    I'd stay with a P-07.
  13. Carter

    Carter Participating Member

    Mar 25, 2010
    North Carolina
    I love my SR9c. Never shot a CZ so I can't comment on that.

    The ruger is a great gun, despite what haters of ruger say. Mine has been totally reliable and extremely accurate. It handles +p+ like a champ and ate up some old 147 grain bullets that I've read could be unreliable (but idk if that is true or not).

    To me, it is absolutely worth getting.
  14. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Senior Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    Like what?
  15. Runningman

    Runningman Participating Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I have both. They both shoot surprisingly well for a short barred 9mm pistol. The slide to frame fit is very good on both of these pistols, much better than more than a few semi auto pistols I've owned and looked at over the years. The P-07 shoots slightly better groups at 25 yards than the SR9c. They both are decent pistols for the price range, (lower $400).

    My CZ P-07 has about 800 round thru it so far, no jams no light strikes. It fires hard primer ammo such RWS and S&B no problem. The grip feels very good, but the texture can be a little aggressive for carrying. If it rubs against your skin much, you will know it. The DA/SA comes with a decocker part installed. It also comes with a part to change this out to a safety if you prefer it this way as some due.

    What I don't like abot the P-07. The sights are cheaply made, my rear sight loosened up or was slightly loose from the factory. Had to put shim stock under it to stop it from moving. The white on the front sight is now coming off. Kind of annoying when shooting it. The mags are not necessarily drop free all the time. This stated happening after I got some rounds thru it. This part does not bother me much but it does some people.

    The SR9c has some nice features and an excellent grip. Extra bonus points for metal and elevation adjustable sights. And the 10 and 17 round mags to change grip length. About the only negative I have to say is I have had some light strikes with harder primer ammo such as S&B and RWS. So far American made 9mm has been fine. But I'm not carrying the SR9c yet till I prove it out one way or another with more rounds downrange. I also read a number of posts on light strike issues with some SR9c. Got to wonder if the striker spring is marginal on the SR9c. Currently only have about 350 rounds thru it.
  16. powwowell

    powwowell Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Eastern NC
    I sold my CZ. I prefer the SR9c.
  17. Phil W

    Phil W New Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    I have a CZ P01 and it's one of my favorites...like a work of art. I handled the P07 and it just didn't seem to compare with CZ's other handguns. The first to turn me off was that the mag didn't drop. At Gander mountain we actually had to pry it out. However I'm sure CZ has taken care of that. My SR9 has been flawless. The pricing of the P07 in comparison with the other CZ's also concerns me.
  18. bannockburn

    bannockburn Elder

    Apr 24, 2007
    I looked at the P-07, the P-01, and the SR9c. I preferred the P-01 to the P-07 based on how they both felt in my hand, and the fact that I just liked the alloy frame over the polymer one. Then I tried the Ruger and liked it for its overall design, quality construction, as well as its compactness. Ultimately I bought the SR9c for its concealability. Then I went back a week later and bought the P-01 because I was so impressed with its design and how great it felt ergonomically.

    So my advice; buy them both.
  19. redbeardsong

    redbeardsong New Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    I've got the SR9c and love it. 600+ rounds and no problems.
  20. Texshooter

    Texshooter Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    Really want to try the 9c, my SR9 has been GREAT after 100 round breakin.

    By the way, does Mr Hickok45 have the some of the longest fingers ever? I am jealous because I think I could do a lot better with my glocks with them.:)

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