Since my introduction 11 years ago, I have always seen the CZ-USA line selling firearms at a fair price. Although still new to many shooters in America, CZ-USA has been building fine firearms since the 1930s and their rifles are some of the best I have ever shot. They produce a rather large array of pistols in a number of calibers but a polymer duty pistol is one of the few missing from the line.
When I received a P-07 Duty pistol to test I was certain to see the usual quality and features I have come to expect in a CZ pistol. I was surprised to find those things and so much more.
The P-07 Duty is a whole new generation of CZ pistols unlike any other CZ pistol I have ever seen before. Although it retains the slide that rides inside the frame rails, for the most part, the similarities end there. This is a completely redesigned pistol with many improvements and new features.
The first thing that struck me was the lack of sharp edges. I have carried CZ 75 variants on and off and there always seemed to be something that was sharp on the pistol. Always one of my favorite pistols, the CZ 75B SA I carried had sharp edges on the safety. After long round count days it could be painful and presented some issues with inside-the-pants carry.
The P-07 Duty has addressed that very nicely. The decocker/safety and the slide release are nice and flat on the receiver yet very easy to access. At first glance, the pistol appeared to be a very capable concealed carry pistol. I was looking forward to trying it out.