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Title: CZ P-09
Post by: 357MAGNOLE on December 04, 2018, 06:43:40 PM
I am considering buying one in OD Green. 

Is there anything I should know? Common problem's or necessary upgrades?

Purpose of this firearm is home defense, poop hit the fan scenario and just good ole fashioned range time.  Might even try running it in some competition to improve my skills.

How many rounds do yall have through yours? Seem to hold up to the abuse?
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Wideload on December 04, 2018, 07:43:09 PM
Set mine up as a USPSA Carry Optics gun.
Primary Machine milled the slide.
Ordered Cajun parts and installed them myself.
Also using CZC mag extenders.
Got over 10,000 rounds with this setup with no issues that was not user induced.
The main thing I don't like about P09 was the list price of additional magazines.  I had to look for sales to find them at reasonable prices.   [But I hear that may be improving with the arrival of P10Fs in the marketplace]
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: rdcinhou on December 04, 2018, 08:22:43 PM
Love my P-09.  Never a problem with it after close to 800 rounds.

I came in 2nd place in a bowling pin shootout with it--handles very well.

I've added a Streamlight TLR-2 to it and have it in a speed vault for a night stand home defense gun.

The only complaints I've had from others who I have let shoot with it is the weight when fully loaded.

I have no issues with the weight as I do hand and arm exercises and I prefer the heavier guns.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: 357MAGNOLE on December 04, 2018, 08:34:03 PM
Set mine up as a USPSA Carry Optics gun.
Primary Machine milled the slide.
Ordered Cajun parts and installed them myself.
Also using CZC mag extenders.
Got over 10,000 rounds with this setup with no issues that was not user induced.
The main thing I don't like about P09 was the list price of additional magazines.  I had to look for sales to find them at reasonable prices.   [But I hear that may be improving with the arrival of P10Fs in the marketplace]
  Got a picture of that!?!? Id like to see how it looks after 10K Rounds.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Tok36 on December 04, 2018, 09:09:53 PM
Here is a link to a thread with regarding a CZ P-09 with allot of rounds through it.

P-09 Durability - Will It Hold Up?
https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=69565.0

I like my P09 ok, it is not a 75 but it will do:) I did a second tuning pass on mine recently. It is improving.

CZ P-09 Second Pass - Polishing.

https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=100666.0

Just like the CZ75 variants, the CZ P Series pistols can be unique from one another in stock config and can require more or less attention in different areas.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: njbren on December 04, 2018, 10:43:59 PM
My first cz was a p09, .40. Bought it used an loved it. Bought a 75 PCR then another 09 in 9mm. I now have 3 09's and 2 07's. I love how they shoot and feel.  I installed the CGW pro package in the 9mm and it's pretty sweet.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Claymore504 on December 05, 2018, 08:34:09 AM
I have a P09 UG SR and have added a few CGW parts to it. Not that it really needed them, but it made the trigger a little nicer. The only issues I have heard, but are very rare, is the trigger spring breaking. Now the firing pin retaining pin is kind of a weak area. I dry fired mine some without snap caps or using orings and when I went to install the CGW parts the factory pin did have visible damage.

Overall though I love the P09. You get a lot of gun for the money and it is such a joy to shoot. My wife uses a 5 inch M2.0 9mm and prefers striker, but when she shot the P09 she really liked it.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: M1A4ME on December 05, 2018, 09:29:32 AM
I have two P09's (9MM and .40 S&W). 

The 9MM is the most accurate center fire semi auto pistol I've ever shot.  #1.

The only reliability issues people seem to experience/mention with the P07/P09 are the trigger return spring and the firing pin retaining pin.

I never had an issue with mine but replaced them anyway a few months back as the parts are cheap (CGW parts is what I ordered).

I have noticed something funny, it's just me, not an issue with the pistols, is my CZ buying habits.

The P07 Duty in .40 S&W was my first CZ.  Reliability, accuracy and feel in my hand resulted in a 9MM P09.  Same positives resulted in a P09 in .40 S&W.  All that happened within a few months 6 years ago.  The P07 is my EDC when I wear nice clothes/go off my property for some reason.  I've not bought a plastic framed CZ since.  A Pre B CZ85, couple of P01 Omegas, some CZ75 Compacts (standard model) and a couple of CZ75 Compacts with the P01 looking frame, but no more plastic framed guns.  Not sure why, that's just the way it happened.  The steel/aluminum framed CZ's are not more reliable or more accurate than the plastic framed pistols, but I've bought more of them.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: CZ_FANATIC on December 05, 2018, 07:49:14 PM
I traded in my P-09 9mm, it was the first CZ that I just didn't like at all.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: briang2ad on December 05, 2018, 08:16:05 PM
The P09 is a SOLID choice, and one of my favorites.  Accurate, reliable, and soft shooting.  Fairly easy to tweak. 

ONE piece of advice.  BUY IN PERSON.  Tne P series can vary all over the map in trigger quality.  One in 5 is smooth and even out of the box.  2 will be an even pull but gritty (only needs a polish), and 2 will be uneven/stagey and gritty.  Trust me on this.  Go to a big show and get one that is smooth and even and spend $50-100 more and don't look back - its worth it.  I have an UG model that is smoother than amyu CZ I own.  I also have a P07 (ordered cheap n line).that still isn't right after MANY attempts to make it right.  (I'll get there eventually - I have patience).  Spend more and buy in person and be HAPPY.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Winkel on December 05, 2018, 08:29:09 PM
I have a 75B, two P-07s, a P-01, my P-09 and recently sold an SP-01 Tactical.  My P-09 is by far my favorite to shoot and the one I shoot the best.

I've done the requisite polishing, installed an extended firing pin with the reduced power hammer spring and have shot about 4,000 rounds through it.  I absolutely love that gun.  It's a little large for concealed carry but I do when my wife and I walk out here in the country.  Getting in and out of a car would be a problem for me.  I have my P-07s for that.

I can't think of a single malfunction I've had with that gun.  I've had a few with each of the others, mainly when new.  I can routinely hit a 1/2 size silhouette at 50 yards, off hand with it.  It just shoots that well. 

A few people don't care for them but the majority of what I've read about them has been positive.  My last P-07 was in OD Green.  I think that's the best color for these guns, personally.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: best sale on December 06, 2018, 10:59:44 AM
I have in OD green Cajunized, czechzy has more than 4k rounds on it, pretty little thang still puff .no single FTF. I  ran like 1100 in two days through it with no cleaning in between.
... there is an OG that most folks on the forum might know. Some of us were inspired to CZ products by him.  He has around 50k on his .......
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: briang2ad on December 06, 2018, 03:08:59 PM
And it will carry.  It is large but not that bad and in standard config, only 29 oz.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Tanners Owner on December 06, 2018, 11:17:27 PM
I agree with most- a P09 is a very capable gun. I’ve shot mine in IDPA a few seasons ago with good results. Certainly is one of the most accurate guns with the best recoil management I own.  I’ve seen some great prices on some P09s recently.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: DOC 1500 on December 07, 2018, 07:08:47 AM
I agree with most- a P09 is a very capable gun. I’ve shot mine in IDPA a few seasons ago with good results. Certainly is one of the most accurate guns with the best recoil management I own.  I’ve seen some great prices on some P09s recently.
Which makes it the perfect carry gun.
It's  my EDC.   With Vortex Viper RDS.
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Mifune326 on December 07, 2018, 08:48:03 AM
I agree with most- a P09 is a very capable gun. I’ve shot mine in IDPA a few seasons ago with good results. Certainly is one of the most accurate guns with the best recoil management I own.  I’ve seen some great prices on some P09s recently.
Which makes it the perfect carry gun.
It's  my EDC.   With Vortex Viper RDS.

The P-09 is my favorite pistol and I'd love to carry mine.  What is your secret for concealing that beast?
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: DOC 1500 on December 07, 2018, 07:58:23 PM
Alien Gear 3.0 iwb... there may be a little printing but I personally don't worry about it, most people don't know what's under your shirt. It could be an electronic device it could be a colostomy bag they don't know and are not going to ask. Keep Calm and Carry On😎
http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-cloak-tuck-3-0-iwb-holster-inside-the-waistband.html
Just a little added note, self defense carry isn't supposed to be "comfortable"( sometimes it can be) it's for self-defense  protecting you ,your family and those around you.
Heck most of the time I walk around with my gun exposed even though it's in the waistband. 95% of the time people don't say anything , the only ones that are interested are those that carry themselves. And actually those are the only people that are going to really notice.JMHO
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Mifune326 on December 07, 2018, 08:23:14 PM
Thank you Doc!  I appreciate the info!
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: DOC 1500 on December 07, 2018, 08:39:14 PM
Go through the 49 videos and listen to this guy. Common sense, no BS, straightforward off the cuff, no political correctness.
All this from a guy who's been in Vietnam, a police officer, personal protection and been teaching for 35 years. I think he's a riot, but he's right.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNqR_xHiG5ibzgm4xXmF-Sw
Title: Re: CZ P-09
Post by: Mifune326 on December 07, 2018, 09:01:53 PM
Oh yeah, Clint Smith is the real deal.  Love his stuff.