CZ P-07 Range Report

Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by Bidah, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Bidah

    Bidah New Member

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    You can find glowing range reports from someone who has fired a couple of hundred rounds on their new pistol all day long. This is not one of those.

    I purchased my P-07 new in 2012 (B serial version). I wanted to try one, but the main reason is we had our neighbors 12yo daughter get interested in doing defensive pistol competitions with us (her mom came along to watch). I started her using our Walther P-22, but after just one match she wanted a 9mm, which I was out of (my 12yo was using my 75B, my 14yo was using his XDm 5.25). So I got the P-07 to fill a hole, and I was curious.

    The pistol was primarily used for practice and shooting defensive pistol courses by the girl. Sadly, by the next year they moved away. My young son took a shine to it, so it was used in IDPA, USPSA, and 3 Gun. We also shared use in some night matches as I could attach the light.

    All this shooting was done using 124gr cast lead bullets, which translates to very dirty ammo. The shooting environments typically are very dusty, with some sand in there. Right now the pistol is just over 5000 rounds.

    Pros: The out of the box trigger (Omega) was excellent, quite a bit better than a stock 75B. I found it easy to shoot, and so did all the kids. CZ Service is fantastic Your 75B magazines will work :D

    Cons: Typical for polymer pistols, it did not like limp wristing. It would load the round, but would fail to fire. When the magazine well gets dirty, like really dirty, the magazines will stick. Don't load 16 rounds in the 16 round magazine. If you have large hands, you may find the grip too narrow. I fixed that by adding a rubber wrap around grip when I use it.

    I did send it back due to the sticky magazines. Turns out I had early version (blued), and they replaced all 5 of mine with the new version. Mine were also sticking due to a burred edge that developed due to all those mag loads, which I now keep an eye on and take out with some sandpaper.

    Despite the extra maintenance, I still like this pistol. I shoot enough to know that all of them will have issues, it is just learning what they are and then how to fix them. The kids have moved on to other pistols, so I have it around as a home defense piece with the light attached.
     
  2. Easy CZ

    Easy CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for the RR. Not a glowing report, but not a deal-breaker either.

    I'm just not a big fan of CZs plastic offerings. I find the low profile slides hard to grasp with authority - not good in an SD/Competition scenario.
     

  3. Bidah

    Bidah New Member

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    It is not glowing since I shot the snot out of it and put some real time on it. As for the sticky magazines due to all the crud from my reloads? If you were shooting only commercial ammunition, you would most likely NEVER see it, or it would be after 10k rounds. I did change to a different bullet lube, which helped, but then this wasn't a cast bullet lube review :D

    I have no problem, even with my large hands, with the slide on the P-07. As I said above, it has been used in competition. However, I do have a problem with the size of the grip, as noted. That overall is a big problem for MOST pistols I try. I have extra wide stocks on my 75B and my 1911's have them too. The largest grip available for my son's M&P is almost there, but still too small.
     
  4. Travis T.

    Travis T. New Member

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    Bidah, I have the same issue with the grip size on my p-07 and its my only problem with an otherwise fantastic pistol. What rubber grip are you using? I would like to try this myself.
     
  5. Bidah

    Bidah New Member

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    Travis it is the Hogue Hand-All. Not quite big enough, but it does help some.
     
  6. Travis T.

    Travis T. New Member

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    Great. Thanks. I'll give it a try.
     
  7. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Supporting Member Supporter

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    Great range report!!!!!!