Newcomer in striker fired pistols
Unveiled to the public at SHOT Show 2017, the CZ P-10 C is a newcomer in striker fired pistols for personal defence and armed forces. It is compact, therefore also suitable for concealed carry. According to CZ, the CZ P-10 is, “another level of a defence and service pistol, excelling in reliability, durability and refined shooting, greatly supported by the unique checkering and superb grip, which were designed using the new DiFEND methodology for ergonomics.” Also included are magazine buttplates that increase the capacity from 15 to 17 cartridges in the 9×19 calibre, and three interchangeable backstraps for individual adjustment of size.
“Many years in the making, we’re pleased to announce the latest addition to the CZ line of handguns — the P-10 C,” the company says at SHOT Show 2017. “Much more than just our take on the striker-fired pistol, the P-10 is decidedly CZ, from the way it feels to the way it shoots. First order of business, ergonomics. Anyone who’s picked up a CZ 75 for the first time gets it — it just has to feel right in the hand. With the CZ grip angle, the P-10 avoids that ‘brick-in-the-hand’ feeling that has plagued many in the striker-fired genre, allowing it to point naturally. A mild palm swell, deep beavertail and three interchangeable backstraps make the P-10 fit a wide variety of hands as if it were built for them. Because it was.“
Designed to minimise creep and stacking, the P-10’s trigger breaks at a clean 4-4.5lbs and rebounds with a short, positive reset, meaning single shots can be meticulously placed while follow-ups are effortless.
The ‘C’ in the name indicates that it is compact in both frame and slide size, and magazines are of the same family as the hammer-fired P-07, meaning the P-10 C holds 15+1 in 9mm in a flush-fitting mag with extended bases allowing 17+1.Take-down of the P-10 will be familiar to most fans of striker-fired guns, and even more pleasing will be holster compatibility with some of the most common guns on the market.