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Offline Sulpgnir

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A Tale of Two Compacts
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:56:15 PM »
Took my CZ 75 Compact and P-01 to the range today and compared them side by side.  Both have similar upgrades, such as lighter springs, CZ 85 trigger, floating trigger pin, as well as polished internals.  DA and SA pulls are almost identical:  DA - 7.6#, SA 3#.

The differences are

P-01 has a full dust cover with rail
P-01 has front and back serrations on the slide
P-01 has a decocking lever (safety on the Compact)
P-01 has a longer slide stop
P-01's front and back straps are grooved
P-01's magazine release extends towards the grip
P-01's inside trigger guard is shaped differently (not sure what purpose or advantage that offers)
CZ 75 Compact has a steel frame (P-01 has an alloy frame, except SKU: 99021 and 99041)
CZ 75 Compact has plastic grips (P-01 has rubber grips)
For the safety model, the sear cage is held by the safety
For the decocking model, the sear cage is held by the sear pin through the frame

Both pistols are accurate and fun to shoot.  If I have to pick one, I will pick the Compact simple because I like all-steel guns.  For EDC, the P-01 is probably a better choice.  Luckily, I have both :D


 


Offline StarCityShooter

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2019, 11:58:06 AM »
Great comp! Ive been on the fence about those 2 for a while. Im leaning toward the P01 myslef

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 07:15:52 PM »
I think 99021 and 99041 are under the P-01 category and they both have full dust covers.

Offline Alcoy

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 07:26:38 PM »
Thank you for a very nice write up comparing the two.  I was on the fence for a while which one to get after I got my SP-01.

Then, someone local had a barely shot P-01 from CZ Custom for a very reasonable price.

Offline TripppleP

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 10:10:19 PM »
Nice write up and comparison. 

Offline rm06

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 12:32:14 PM »
How do you like the 85 trigger? I need to invest in a short reach on mine, eliminating that initial slop/take up puts my finger in a better position to get the best and most efficient trigger pull

Offline Sulpgnir

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 01:51:30 PM »
How do you like the 85 trigger? I need to invest in a short reach on mine, eliminating that initial slop/take up puts my finger in a better position to get the best and most efficient trigger pull
I like the 85 trigger much better than the recurve trigger.  With the recurve trigger, I had to alter the way I "squeeze" the trigger to avoid the trigger bite.  My finger certainly approves :D

The reach reduction kit will be an excellent upgrade, though be sure to get the one with pre-travel and over-travel adjustments, especially if you are tuning for trigger efficiency.

Have fun and enjoy your project!

 

Offline DWARREN

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 03:00:52 PM »
I have the steel compact and really like it for range and EDC.
SHUT UP AND RELOAD!

Offline rm06

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Re: A Tale of Two Compacts
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 11:37:28 AM »
How do you like the 85 trigger? I need to invest in a short reach on mine, eliminating that initial slop/take up puts my finger in a better position to get the best and most efficient trigger pull
I like the 85 trigger much better than the recurve trigger.  With the recurve trigger, I had to alter the way I "squeeze" the trigger to avoid the trigger bite.  My finger certainly approves :D

The reach reduction kit will be an excellent upgrade, though be sure to get the one with pre-travel and over-travel adjustments, especially if you are tuning for trigger efficiency.

Have fun and enjoy your project!

 

I appreciate the feedback. It is easy to spend again the cost of the pistol in aftermarket upgrades, I'm trying to figure out what makes the most sense for me. I got into the P01 expecting to hate the recurve trigger but I don't seem the have the trigger slap unpleasantness a lot of people experience with these, however, getting rid of the 1/4" of take up will be worth it.

 

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