Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Styx, Oct 12, 2019.
The Shadow would be a no brainier, but l can't bring myself to spend that much one pistol.
Tough choice! The P01 feels like a smaller version of my Hi-Power, is very nicely built and finished, and has a decent trigger on it. The P07 feels totally different but in a very good way. I like that I can convert it from a decocker to a thumb safety for Condition One carry, the sights are great and quick to acquire, and it has the nice Omega trigger in it.
For now I will have to get back to you on this after I have more range time with the P07.
If a guy can ( I'm retired) save up the bucks the Tactical Sport Orange it is a great pistol. I wanted a good 9mm so the money I'd saved for another. 45 got spent on the TSO. I don't regret it. Great trigger, good fit/finish and the most accurate firearm I own.
Of that list, I'd go with the SP-01 Tactical unless I was pretty sure I was going to carry it a decent bit. If it's for carry, I'd get a P-01, or a PCR if I had no use for a rail (probably not the Omega versions for me). And then when I could justify spending a bit more on the gun, I'd add the Cajun Gun Works Pro Package to the SP-01 unless I expected to carry it a good bit. In that case, I might only add the CGW Ultra-Lite Kit.
My CZ handgun perspective is shown below, all with various levels of Cajun Gun Works kits in them, which make awesome guns even more awesome.
I'd get the sp01. all my triggers are stock but sp01 seems a tad less smooth compared to my 85 and a since traded 75b. not compared to the pcr of course which was by design heavier.. a pic with normal shooting offhand(not too fast but not too slow and no warmup) at 10 yrds with same number of rounds for each target. cz 85, sp01(not tactical), p10c, pcr
I love the 85 Combat too. IMO, if more people knew about the 85 Combat, it would have outsold the 75B back when it was in production. I have made gradual changes to mine, currently has the following parts that elevate the gun to an amazing level, nicer trigger and action than the factory target/competition guns I've handled, but of course it doesn't have the additional heft of the larger target/competition guns.
CGW 54460 Ultra-Lite Kit using the range hammer spring (provides a noticeable improvement in DA and also SA trigger pull, and makes it easier to rack the slide (not that CZ have hard-to-rack slides, but the kit will make it quite a bit lighter)
CZ Pre-B short trigger reset (does what it says, shortens the trigger reset -- this is a CZ factory part)
CGW 6-SAO trigger (with adjustable uptake and over-travel)
CGW Race Hammer Kit (improves trigger pull and essentially eliminates the characteristic CZ hammer "camming-back" in S/A.)
CGW floating trigger pin (just a simple item you need with the SAO trigger)
With the above setup the trigger is very nice and light, crisp, and operates fore and aft within the range of the thickness of the trigger at the mid-point.
I, too, find the PCR trigger to be a little rough on the finger if shooting quite a bit in a single outing. I keep meaning to install the factory 85 Combat trigger in it, but just haven't done so. The P-01 has the smooth trigger like the other 75-based guns.
Both you and I6turbo have some outstanding CZ collections going on there! Thanks for sharing!
I6turbo is that adjustable sight on your 85 factory or did you add it? I’ve been looking at CZ’s for a future target/range pistol and want one with adjustable sights, only ones I see that currently have them are the Shadow series.
I'm not I6tubo, but the CZ85 Combat was the adjustable sight model.
Yes, those are the factory sights. I'm pretty sure the rear is made by LPA.
I only have one CZ and it's the the 75B SA.
I’ve got several CZs. My vote was the tactical, which I own. I’ve also got a Phantom. Same trigger. The older I get, the more I prefer the Phantom.
I own a 75B omega and standard P01. I voted P01 omega for the simple fact you can carry it easier due to its smaller size and weight. It can also take larger magazines and lights/lasers for home defense if need be, you know from the waistband to the nightstand. The bigger heavier cz’s are more of a pleasure to shoot though and that’s no secret.
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