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Just picked up my new CZ SP-01 Phantom today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Hawkeye75, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. Hawkeye75

    Hawkeye75 Member

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    Just picked up my new CZ SP-01 Phantom today. I like so far, can't wait to shoot it. Changed out the back strap. Anything I should know about this beauty?


    thanks from Tony in Meridian Idaho
     
  2. CZF

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    No problems to date with the few that have reached buyers.
    At least that WE at the forum know about.

    The guns have been out in early form around the world for
    over a year, and going strong.

    I do know that the Phantom is much lighter and less expensive ( retail) than the regular SP-01.

    SP-01 Tactical $820

    SP-01 Phantom $681

    The Phantom is my next CZ gun after I obtain a P-07 Duty in April.

    Hopefully that is.

    No concrete time frame when they will arrive.


    Glad to have you with us in the world of CZ.


    Carry with confidence!
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    More PHANTOM info for those of you that are curious:

    http://www.angelfire.com/amiga/hakan/PHANTOM.html

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  3. Storm

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    You are going to be a very happy camper when you shoot it.
     
  4. Pilot

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    Is the Phantom alloy framed?
     
  5. nalioth

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    I don't know, is it?
     
  6. CZF

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    Polymer framed. interchanging back-strap.
    Too bad it doesn't have the smooth action OMEGA
    fire control system in it like the P-07 duty. But some
    guys will have them smoothed up by Angus or other smiths.
     
  7. Hawkeye75

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    Who's Angus? If I get some gunsmith work who do you all recomend? and what should I ask for?

    thanks
     
  8. Storm

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    Shoot the gun first and dry fire it (using snap caps). You will find significant improvement quickly with use. Then, if still not happy the fixes are there for you.
     
  9. burningsquirrels

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    step 1: clean and lube.
    step 2: shoot the crap out of it!
     
  10. nalioth

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    You can find Angus here
     
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    The Phantom is a great gun - enjoy it. I have both the Phantom and the regular SP-01 and I think I prefer the Phantom by a small amount. They shoot about the same, which is a bit odd given the greater weight of the standard SP-01. Addiction to CZs is a dangerous, expensive thing...........

    Kent
     
  12. Gary G23

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    The only thing I don't like about mine is that Mec-Gar magazines won't drop free from the mag well.
     
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    Purchased this CZ 75 SP-01 custom shop last year. Angus and Mike do very nice work. :)

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  14. Deer Hunter

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    Which is a thirty second fix once you get the grips off.
     
  15. Gary G23

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    I guess Deer Hunter has never seen a Phantom.
     
  16. Deer Hunter

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    Brainfart. My apologies.

    However, even without a grip panel to take off, you can still get to the mag-brake with a flathead screwdriver through the magwell.
     
  17. Gary G23

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    Phantom does not have the mag brake.
     
  18. Hawkeye75

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    "The only thing I don't like about mine is that Mec-Gar magazines won't drop free from the mag well."

    What is bad about this and how do I change mine? I just got a Mec-Gar 19rd mag.

    Also what is the best defensive ammo and grain for these Phantoms?

    thanks
     
  19. burningsquirrels

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    it's a preference..... but in sport shooting, some disciplines are good to have drop free, while some are not.
     
  20. Gary G23

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    Hawkeye75,

    I use all my pistols for IDPA competition. In a timed course of fire with reloads on the clock a slow reload can cost you big time. In the five IDPA national championships I have participated in I have found that if I have to add one second onto my reload time it can very easily drop me down 10 to 15 places for the stage.

    In IDPA competition the 19rd mags that come from the factory are not legal because they are too long to fit in the "IDPA box". So although my factory long mags drop free I can't use them. Unfortunately none of the MecGar mags I have for my other guns will drop free from the Phantom, although they do indeed drop free from my other pistols.

    As far as my gun is concerned I have found no way to really fix the problem. The external dimensions on the MecGar mags are just larger than the factory ones. The fatter mags just stick in the relatively narrower mag well.

    If you would please do me a favor and test your factory mags then your MecGar to see if you have the same issue. I'm curious to see if mine is a fluke. However, there has been another guy on the CZ forum that has reported the same results as I.

    I prefer 124gr ammo in all my CZ's. I have found a noticeable increase in accuracy over 115 gr. Some people have reported reliability issues with 147gr ammo due to the tighter chamber dimensions on the CZ but I personally haven't experienced that.

    My carry load is Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P.
     
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    My mags drop free, at least the two that came with the gun.
     
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