Friday, April 8, 2011

New Acquisition: CZ 75 P01 Compact

Stats:
  • Alloy frame
  • Double/Single action
  • Barrel length 3.5"
  • Overall length 7 ¼”
  • Height 5”
  • Width 1 1/8”
  • Land/groove rifling
  • magazine capacity 14-rds
  • White, Three-dot sights
I bought this used, in a technical sense. From the looks of it, the previous owner barely, if ever, fired it. It appears to have come with the factory oil still on it.

The steel slide is finished with a black poly-coat. Appears durable, only time will tell. The slide/frame fit is superb, with no rattle. Racking the slide is smooth.

The de-cocking lever drops the hammer to a half-cocked carry position.
The double-action trigger-pull is light, though rough. I suspect it will smooth out with use.

The grip panels are rubber-ish and contoured, providing plenty of grip. The pistol points naturally on the vertical plane, although slightly to my right (firing hand) horizontally. I need to work on my grip to correct this.

The magazine floorplate is coated in rubber, protecting the magazine from impact.

I took it to the range and I was quite impressed with the results.
The accuracy (from a bench) slightly exceeded that of my 941, although it's lighter-weight made it slightly less pleasant to shoot.

Included with the pistol was:
Sturdy carrying case
Cleaning tools (brush and rod)
One extra magazine
CD with digital user's-manual and product catalogs
Physical user's-manual
Test fire sheet (showing a 5-round group from the factory)

Not bad!