I had previously test-fired a CZ P-01 and a 75 Compact, so I don't have a lot of experience with CZ. I did buy the 75 Compact, and love it, so I consider myself a fan of the brand. I bought the P-07 because it was cheap, I expected it to be reliable, and I needed another loaner gun for my classes. After all, how great could it be for under $400? I also steered a friend into buying one, because she didn't want to spend a lot, and I was confidant it would be reliable.
My FFL is also a gun range, so when I picked it up, I took it right in and fired it, without lubing it. I was stunned to discover it was significantly better than my 75 Compact, on several levels. Even though it is somewhat lighter, the felt-recoil seems less. The sights are much better, and the accuracy is almost surgical. The gun is slightly wider than my 75 Compact, so the grip is a better fit. The other dimensions are almost identical, but the mag holds 16 instead of 14. The machining on the slide feels good. The trigger has a little more take-up than my other one, but once it meets the sear, the transition to the break is smooth, and does not have that bump that is characteristic of SIG, S&W, and some other guns.
It is easy to shoot, well-balanced, feels good in the hand, and makes it easy to shoot consistent 6-inch groups at 15 yards. Needless to say, it will not see duty as a loaner; the 75 Compact just got demoted. Rats! I did not see that coming.
After shooting it, I would pay $700 in a heartbeat for one. It is true after all: the only people who don't own a CZ are the ones who haven't shot one yet.
As usual, Bud's was a pleasure to do business with, and I recommend them highly.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!