[5 of 5 Stars!]WOW!!! Picked up my brand new CZ P07 at the FFL today, and I could not resist taking her down to run some slugs through it. I only shot 50 Remington 9 mm FMJ at the local range, but I'll tell ya' even a blind 57-year-old like me CANNOT MISS WITH THIS GUN!! At my age I there are only two different distances/ranges I cannot see: 1.) near and 2.) far. So sights are a little onerous to line up. However, CZ's sights seemed to make it easier for me as the front sight was small/narrow enough to leave daylight through the window on either side of it, so I could readily discern when the front sight was rear-sight-centered.
My shots were pretty well placed. I shot at 15 feet, 30 feet, 45 feet and even 50 feet, and I don't think any shot strayed outside of a 6-inch diameter. Sorry for my chirping, but I'm unaccustomed to shooting this well. :o) I did not take an excessive amount of time lining up the shots, and I fired with my glasses on; just as I might with a crisis shot. Some of the 15-yard shots even passed through the same hole. YIKES this gun is a tack driver even for me, a guy who has never had shooting lessons in his life. The gun performed flawlessly, no FTF's, and the muzzle flip on it was very, very low. Easy to quickly get back on station. I guess I just was not used to a single action pistol, as my other gun is a Ruger LC-9. Ruger is a great product, but it is intended to be more of a "belly gun" I think. Ruger has a looooooong trigger pull and is DAO. This CZ is accurate even though it is a compact.
The CZ is sturdily built, and it is obvious that quality workmanship and materials were used in this gun. The controls for the decocker and the slide release are aggressively sized. Easy to manipulate. Firearm ergonomics are excellent. I read some reviews that claimed the magazine got stuck in the gun, but I experienced no issue whatever. The magazine ejects cleanly every time. It is positioned so that accidental, unintended magazine release is not an issue. Fit and finish on the gun are excellent, and I understand it is even better on the newest iteration of this distinguished firearm. I think I read that the slide release is ambidextrous and you can convert the decocker to a conventional manually operated safety.
One cosmetic negative, however: The end of the slide and the frame are not flush. The slide overlaps about 3/16ths to 1/8th inch on this firearm, and it makes it look like this gun was a blem. Maybe it was designed like this, but it is something I can live with.
That having been said, the magazine states that it holds 16 rounds. It does not. Not for lack of trying either. I am a burly enough guy to make her fit if it does in fact go, and I cannot make this magazine swallow more than 15 rounds. If I ever have to use this gun (may God himself forbid) I don't think I'll need more than 1 anyway.
The gun has enough sturdy heft to it so that kickback is eminently manageable.
All in all a sensational product out of CZ. "Most impressive" as Darth Vader says.
Buds's purchase process is easily navigated, and clearly defined on the website. They give you a status report on the progress of your firearm's journey to you, and they provide links to the shipper that even gives you an approximate delivery time. One thing I would like to see however: I purchased an extended warranty on this firearm, but was not sent along a hard copy of the warranty terms and conditions, nor a disclosure of what it covers. I suspect I will have to take that issue up with Buds tomorrow.
If you are considering Bud's or this CZ product; my candid advice: GET OFF THE FENCE AND DO IT.
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[5 of 5 Stars!]Put 200 rounds through the gun at the range this weekend without a failure of any kind, was using Monarch (brass cases) and Federal Champion ammo (both pretty cheap). Put my last four rounds within 2.5 inches at about 15 yards freestanding (and it's the first time I've ever shot more than a handful of rounds from a handgun), so the gun is plenty accurate.
A lot of reviews tend to complain about 3 things, none of which were present on my gun.
-People complain about a gritty trigger pull, but mine was smooth all the way through.
-A lot of people also complain about the inside of slide being all marked up, but mine wasn't at all, it looked just as good as the outside.
-Mine came with a captured recoil spring, while most reviews complain this isn't the case.
A warning to anyone looking to switch between the safety and decocker (it comes with decocker installed), the switch from decocker to safety is an easy one, but switching back to the decocker can be a pain, as there's a tiny spring that you have put in place with a small screwdriver.The magazines only hold 15 out of the box, but this seems to be common with a lot of new magazines and is remedied by storing the magazine with 15 rounds in it for a few days or through regular use. My only complaint is with the sights, which are the same style Glocks have (not 3 dot). The rear sight is slanted such that the white markings on it appear dim if you aren't outside or don't have a light source to your back. I believe CZ has tritium 3 dot sights for the gun for about $85 from them, so that might not be a bad option. The DA pull is long and heavy (as it should be) and the SA pull is still kinda long and pretty light. A lot of people would probably complain about the length of the SA pull, but by the end of 200 rounds I could pretty accurately predict where it would break. I think it's also a useful teaching tool for letting the gun "surprise" you when shooting rather than a quick jerk of the trigger. As many people have already noted, the gun has a very good feel ergonomically. The gun does ship with an awful lot of lubrication, so I cleaned mine before the initial shooting.
In my opinion, the sights thing isn't a big issue at all and it's my only complaint with the gun, so 5 stars for an excellent weapon from CZ.Show More Reviews...