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Old July 29, 2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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CZ P-07 Experiences

I had a chance to shoot the hell outta one of these the other day, and I was very impressed. I found it to be an accurate, comfortable, and naturally pointing DA/SA...but I was wondering how these things hold up over time - say, up to the 5-6,000 round mark?
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Old July 29, 2014, 05:10 PM   #2
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You mean break in ?

LOL

If you are looking for longevity and dependability - Just say CZ. Pretty damn superior.
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Old July 29, 2014, 08:09 PM   #3
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I've never owned a CZ, but their reputations seem above and beyond many other comparable companies. I knew this was on the lower-price end of things, so I didn't know if there were corners cut that I may not have heard about. I know of other reputable companies giving in to the bottom-dollar, and making decisions that may not be in the best interests of a guns overall quality.
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Old July 29, 2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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I've never owned a CZ, but their reputations seem above and beyond many other comparable companies. I knew this was on the lower-price end of things, so I didn't know if there were corners cut that I may not have heard about. I know of other reputable companies giving in to the bottom-dollar, and making decisions that may not be in the best interests of a guns overall quality.
Their labor costs are lower, as are other production costs, but their quality is darn good, and while I still think the are a good value, they used to be a GREAT value. I have had CZ pistols since 1996, and have always been impressed.
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Old July 29, 2014, 09:14 PM   #5
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Ya I kind of wondered the same thing when they came out with there plastic line of pistol but they seem to be just as good as the all steel versions.
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Old July 29, 2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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They really are

Poly or Steel...they don't cut corners and their designs just work so well. Interesting prior observation...yes, they use to be cheaper but have moved up the "price" food chain. I paid pretty decent for mine (CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical - Steel gun) - $650 and WORTH EVERY PENNY. It is my #1gun.
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Old July 30, 2014, 09:44 AM   #7
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I have an SP01, and recently bought a P07. I love them both. In fact, the P07 is one of only two polymer guns I've handled and fired that I truly enjoyed - think this has mostly to do with the fact that they're a traditional hammer-fired action rather than striker-fired (the other one was an HK USP9).

What amuses me about the P07 is its small size and light weight, while still having very low felt recoil (IMO). While I admit the slide is fairly thick, the grip is essentially the same size as my Sig P6 - but it carries DOUBLE the rounds of the P6.

I tend to buy pistols, try them out, and get rid of them - but the P07 is a keeper. I'll be shocked if it doesn't have typical CZ longevity, i.e. they just don't seem to have problems.
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Old July 30, 2014, 06:45 PM   #8
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The only other polymer gun I've owned (or, now that I think about it, the only one I've ever fired) was a Ruger SR9c. It was a very accurate, well machined gun...but the grip wasn't ever right for me, and the trigger was so-so. Compared to the feel and trigger of the P-07, I'm looking forward to making this my newest bedside gun! I wonder if it'll make my 1911 jealous...
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Old August 1, 2014, 10:41 AM   #9
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I'd be shocked if the major components didn't go at least 10x that many rounds.

I have a P-09 on the way that I might actually shoot a little bit. I got it off a prize table, never heard of it before, and started reading about them a little bit. I'm impressed with what people are saying about them, and I like the design as well. It is entirely possible that these are the absolute deal of the century right now in terms of a performance to cost ratio.
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Old August 2, 2014, 05:31 PM   #10
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I have a P-07. Very solid gun.

http://izh35m.blogspot.com/2013/01/m...ty-review.html
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Old August 2, 2014, 06:05 PM   #11
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The new one with the improvements of the P09 added is very appealing to me.

I'd rather have a Compact L or SDP with manual safety but they are both over twice the price of a P07.

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Old August 2, 2014, 06:09 PM   #12
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Best gun I have owned! It is my #1 carry gun at this point. I have had a lot of polymer guns and none compare to this beast!
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Old August 5, 2014, 08:14 AM   #13
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The weakest part of a CZ 75 design is the slide stop. There were reports of some breaking off after 6 - 7 thousands rounds, some lasted 15-20 thousands without any hick up. They are easy to replace anyhow.
Some early polymer frames (RAMI, P-07 Duty) bulged, not influencing the functioning though. The CZ changed the frame composition, adding glass fiber. That happened about 5-6 years ago, if I recall correctly.
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Old August 5, 2014, 02:48 PM   #14
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The P-07 Duty is a remarkable pistol that is quite inexpensive. Very near the top of the plastic pistol segment. I have much more expensive pistols that are not "better" in any respect (if the longevity is there. But who can afford enough ammo to ever know? (grin). The trigger on the P-07 is worth the admission price.
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Old August 20, 2014, 07:52 AM   #15
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Well, I picked up a CZ P-07 Duty last night. Should be here in a week. Reeeeeally excited about it. It'll be my first polymer pistol since I bought my first pistol 5 years ago (1st was a Ruger SR9c).

I'll post a range report then. Anybody have some bulk 9mm ammo they'd like to sell me? I've spent the last year stocking up on .45acp, so I'm a little under prepared for my new purchase
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Old August 20, 2014, 08:29 AM   #16
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own one with the longer barrel setup. long trigger pull, but super light and smooth and breaks crisply. i wouldn't call it the best trigger pull ever, because of the long tension free pull, but if it was short...it would be in the top ranks, imho.

i've put many thousands through mine and it's held up fine. points well, ergos are solid. only thing i don't care for is the texture on the grip. it's rough enough, but when out in the florida hot and humid environment........ hands get sweaty. it tends to slide around a bit in my grip no matter how i hold it unless hands are dry. having said that not enough to malfunction or cause trouble in anyways. more of a very minor personal annoyance.

also mags i have will only hold 15, even though was advertised as 16....doesn't matter though as 15 is fine and the springs will wear out faster with full loadings anyways.

that's all i got for complaints.....
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Old August 20, 2014, 08:25 PM   #17
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The reason I bought it was because I went out and shot with a buddy of mine who owns one. He was STUNNED when I told him I fit all 16 rounds in it.

And yes, I was very impressed with how well it pointed. I'm glad to hear yours has held up so well. I'm excited to put mine through the passes.
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Old August 20, 2014, 10:57 PM   #18
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I got mine used (like new, in the box with everything included) for $275 a few years ago. Great gun. The only problem I ever had with it was some gunk in the extractor claw. CZ helped diagnose the problem quickly and efficiently.
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Old August 23, 2014, 05:43 AM   #19
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I believe the frame "bulge" still affects the new P-07's, but I am not 100% sure. I think it is reported to not be as bad as before, but the sources I have seen say that CZ will not replace the newer bulging guns as it is inevitable in the design and DOES NOT affect function at all. I wish I had the article on hand to post but maybe someone with more experience can chime in.

This is still a reason I shyed away from the P-07... at least for now. All steel CZ's on the otherhand
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Old August 23, 2014, 09:06 AM   #20
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There is no frame bulge in the current P-07.
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Old August 23, 2014, 10:21 AM   #21
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I believe the frame "bulge" still affects the new P-07's, but I am not 100% sure. I think it is reported to not be as bad as before, but the sources I have seen say that CZ will not replace the newer bulging guns as it is inevitable in the design and DOES NOT affect function at all. I wish I had the article on hand to post but maybe someone with more experience can chime in.
Where was the article from? Or was it just Internet chatter? I have never heard of any problems with the new P-07 frames.
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Old August 23, 2014, 11:13 AM   #22
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My serial number starts with a B, and to my knowledge it was the "A" prefix that had the issue. CZs notoriously good customer service will heal all if there happens to be a problem...but I'm not banking on experiencing a problem. The only "bulge" I'll have to worry about is the excitment I'll feel from shooting this tterrific gun. Haha!

I'm taking her to the range today. I just love how this gun feels in my hand! (Que bulging)
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Old August 23, 2014, 06:45 PM   #23
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Just got back from the range. Since I'm used to shooting .45acp, I was pleasantly surprised at how quick I could make followup shots. My girlfriend said that it shot like an all-steal gun, and I agree!

I had some trouble with stovepipes when using some cheep Italian ammo (something starting with a "P"), but it ran my federal 115gr. all day.

The groups weren't as tight as some of the exploits I've read online, but for its purpose - home defense/personal carry - I don't need a tack driver, just something dependable and naturally pointing. This gun has both those...as long as I don't buy Italian ammo
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Old August 23, 2014, 07:57 PM   #24
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Not to hijack the thread, but what do you CZ Rami owners think of them?
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Old August 23, 2014, 09:06 PM   #25
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Not to hijack the thread, but what do you CZ Rami owners think of them?
Rather have a PCR or P01.
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