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Fnp vs cz

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TX_QtPi, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. TX_QtPi

    TX_QtPi Active Member

    Hi All,

    First Post here... I finally bookmarked it on my browser and will be checking in/posting A lot more often.

    I'm getting ready to set up my purchase for the end of the year/beginning of new year and narrowed it down to 2 options.

    Looking at either the FNP-Forty or the CZ P-07
    Both are .40 cal, more or less similar in size.

    what I am asking for is opinions from owners on reliability and durability factor. What's your experience with yours and IF you have both which would you choose over all?

    Thanks in Advanced,
  2. grptelli

    grptelli Well-Known Member

    I don't have either model you reference, however I do own a fnp45 and a czsp01 tactical 9mm. Both are great guns and have performed great. I will say the cz is so well built and its so accurate.i The fnp is a soft shooter and a good deal compared to sigs and hk's. You can't go wrong with either.

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  3. otasan56

    otasan56 Well-Known Member

    As for me

    I would also be considering the Glock Model 23. :D
  4. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    ^^ :banghead:Useless Glock, coment since the OP is asking about FNP and CZ's^^^^

    If the OP was going to have your hands surgically attached to her arms and the Glock fit her, then your comment would be relivant. As it is, it helps not at all.

    I don't own either gun, but I do have the FNP-45. It is a high quality,accurate shooter. I did have magazine problems, but it was a cheap fix.

    I've heard nothing but good things about CZ's.

    Whoops! Her. Thanks for the catch TD. Edit made.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2012
  5. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

  6. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    I have an FNP-40 USG. I bought it in May of 2011 and have 2800 rounds through it so far. It still has all the original parts and looks about like it did after my first range trip.

    It isn't as accurate as my Glock 19....or I am not as accurate with it. That might just be the recoil and the sights though. I like the sights on the FNP more than those on the Glock, but they might be a little harder to line up than the Glock sights. With the Glock, the front sight pretty much fills up the notch on the back sight when at arms length...there are gaps on either side of the front sight when looking down the FNP though.

    There is a notorious problem, where upon firing the gun the takedown lever will bang into the slide and put a nick in it. That has happened on mine, and even as anal as I am, it isn't that bad and it doesn't bother me because it doesn't get any worse over time.

    I've had some problems when reloading also, the bullets don't always go straight into the case. If the bullet is at all crooked, or if a bit of the plating shaves off, it will not feed. The FNP has a tight chamber.
  7. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    That's tough, I had an FNP-9M at one point, their compact version, don't think they are the easiest model to find, but it was outstanding, loved it. Fit my hands perfectly, reliable, had a great capacity to grip size ratio, accurate, I really liked the trigger, and the sights were both highly visible and very unobtrusive, can't imagine snagging them on anything by accident.

    I've also had a few CZs, the 97B, the 40B, the 75D PCR, and a Kadet Kit that I used with the PCR.

    Basically, you are asking about the two pistols that far and away had the most comfortable grips and were great performers for me. The only gun I would recommend as readily as either of those two maker's pistols in those lines are the subcompact Glocks 26 and 27, not what you're looking for.

    Both of those pistols are going to be as durable as you could expect a pistol to be and will give you both pride of ownership and good service. If you can find examples of either to try out, do it, otherwise just try to get your hands on them both and pick the one that feels and fits better.
  8. taraquian

    taraquian Well-Known Member

    While I have not ever shot the FN I would say it would be hardpressed to top the CZ. My CZs and clones have become my go to guns for everything and have been extemely reliable. There may be better aftermarket support for the CZ if that is a concrn
  9. 777TRUTH

    777TRUTH Well-Known Member

    I love CZ and never fired the FN you are looking at.

    IIRC the .40 S&W is problematic for the P-07.

    You can get more info at the CZ forum on the P-07 in .40.

    The P-06 is solid in the .40 though
  10. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member

    If you ever want to do upgrades, the CZ would be the one. If this doesn't matter, then make certain the ergonomics are right for you and find the best price on either.
  11. TX_QtPi

    TX_QtPi Active Member

    Thanks to All! I'm not a real big glock fan, nothing against them but I have not found a Glovk I just love or have to own.

    Thanks bunches to triple 7, for the link. I knew about the issues they first had with the P07 but I think it's had enough production time to work those out. but we'll see.

    I am leaning more towards the CZ, went to the local range and spent some more time with each of them. I really like the trigger feel on the cz. That and the light weight just made it seem more comfortable.

    Again, thanks for the input. I'll post a review let you all know how it handles.
  12. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    I have a bunch of CZ's. the P-07 is really good, but that model has had some teething problems. The good news is that CZ's customer service is excellent, so even if you get a lemon, they will take care of you.
  13. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    I've had both. Currently neither, which says something. But between the 2 the FN is the better gun.
  14. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    The P-07 issues are far behind it, and I hear nothing but good nowadays. :) I will say the texturing on my P-07, (9mm, wicked accurate fun to shoot), was very..."aggressive", as in carrying CCW under a t-shirt would rub my fatness raw. I think the newer P-07s have toned it down a bit, but it WAS designed as a duty gun, and with that texturing on the grip, it wasn't going to come out of your hand even if it was sleeting down on you with the gun covered in oil!
    I would definitely choose the CZ, but I am biased, (that's my board you were given a link to, after all. ;)), and I have experience with the P-07, none at all with the other.

  15. Godsgunman

    Godsgunman Well-Known Member

    Never shot or held a FN but in my opinion you can't find a finer gun for the money than a CZ. Strong, reliable, very accurate, pleasing to the eye, and the customer service is top notch if you ever need it.
  16. jim243

    jim243 Well-Known Member

    Hard choice, both are fine pistols and relyable. I would lean toward the CZ in how it fits your hand. Don't know about the P-07 but the P-01 is just great.



  17. mr.trooper

    mr.trooper Well-Known Member

    Having owned and fired both, my answer is to flip a coin, get that one first, and then get the other next at a later date.

    They are both 100 percent worth owning.

    I started out as a glock guy, and i will always have one around ... but there sre just SO MANY other awesome guns out there to eat vanilla your whole life. FN and CZ are both top tier makers. Reliability is a non issue.
  18. Cactus Jack Arizona

    Cactus Jack Arizona Well-Known Member

    My brother used to have an FNP 9. It was a good gun, better than any Glock I've ever shot. I liked that it came with three mags.

    I used to have a CZ P-07 Duty in 9mm. I love CZ. It's my first choice when it comes to buying a new gun. Unlike the other CZ models, however, I didn't really care for the P-07. I felt it was top heavy and somewhat uncomfortable to shoot. I don't know how much of my opinions are because of the gun itself, or because I simply do not like plastic guns. I never really cared for the FNP-9 for the same reasons, save the top heaviness.

    I will say that my P-07 never gave me any trouble. It worked flawlessly. It was accurate. If you don't mind plastic guns, then I'd recommend the P-07. Regardless, you would do well with either.

    However, if I may ask, Why .40?
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  19. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    I carry an FNX-9 every day. I've owned dozens of handguns in my life including several CZ's and both companies make excellent handguns. you can't really go wrong with either option but between the two my vote goes to the FNP or FNX.

  20. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Well-Known Member

    nwilliams, . . . really like the looks of your FNX!

    I might see about eventually getting into an FNX-9 at some point in the future. It is one of the few polymer guns that I would be interested in, at this point. I thought about going striker fire, . . . but believe I will just stay with hammers.

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