CZ P-10 C Review
Over the past several years the market for CZ pistols has exploded. More and more people are choosing CZ firearms for their home defense, target shooting, and competition shooting needs. CZ makes some of the best quality firearms on the market today and the highly anticipated CZ P-10 C, is just like the rest of what CZ puts out, impressive.
The gun looks and feels very good for the most part. It does not feel blocky at all but has a very aggressive back strap. The back strap is border line too aggressive for me personally. We’ve had the P-10 C on display at our store for about a week and it seems that about half the people who hold it love the aggressive texture and the other half don’t. It has an ambidextrous magazine catch and slide stop, interchangeable back straps (all have the same texture), and three dot luminescent sights.
Now, on to what everyone is raving about, the trigger. With the exception of a few higher end guns i.e. CZ shadow target II, Sig P226 Legion SAO, etc., this is the best stock trigger I’ve felt. It registers right at 4.5 pounds and has a very short reset. There is a tiny bit of creep just before it breaks but because it’s so miniscule I’d be willing to bet it would smooth out after some time on the range. We fired the gun about 2oo times and could still feel the creep afterwards but there have been reports of that going away.
We heard the CZ P-10 C should fit in most Glock 19 holsters so we tried it out in a couple. We found that it fits the LAG Tactical but not G-Code OSH. Even though it worked in the LAG Tactical holster it definitely wasn’t a perfect fit and we found that it actually fits in a Glock 17 LAG Tactical holster much better due to the fact that it has a longer barrel than the Glock 19.
I know there are a lot of bloggers out there who like to give out advice to manufacturers on what they should or should not have done which can be very annoying. For now you can put me into that group. CZ should have included at least one back strap that isn’t quite as aggressive as the ones it comes with. Sanding down a back strap is an easy fix but there are a lot of people out there who don’t want to modify their guns, however minor the modification may be. Plus, some people have no business trying to modify their guns. See exhibits A, and B below (Google Image Search “gun stipple fail” for more).
Shooting the CZ P-10 C
Shooting the P-10 C is a lot like the, you guessed it, Glock 19 but with slightly less felt recoil. We fired it at 5, 7, 10, and 15 yards. Below are pictures of the groups that we got. We are shooting at a printed 8.5×11 piece of paper.
How does it stack up against the competition?
As you already know the main competition is the Glock 19 so here are some comparison pictures.
So is the P-10 C the “Glock killer”?
Based on what I see (price point, accuracy, trigger, ergonomics, etc.) it’s the closest thing to a Glock killer that I’ve put my hands on. However, in my opinion CZ will never be able to keep up with the production required to earn this title and Glock has a bit of a cult like following that is far from dying. For some it will be and some it won’t. As for me, it will not replace my G19 but if it was an option when I purchased mine I could very well be carrying a P-10 C rather than the Glock 19. Personally, I wish the CZ P-10 C was a touch smaller than it is. They call it a compact but it’s slightly larger than a Glock 19 and for me personally, the Glock 19 is border line too big for every day carry.
If I had to nit-pick, the back strap is a bit aggressive and the trigger has a tiny bit of creep before it breaks. But so far the P-10 C appears to be one of the best options available for a double stacked “compact” 9mm that I’ve shot. It has the best stock trigger of any gun in its class, its form fitting to the hand, accurate, and sells for under $500. CZ has nailed it with the P-10 C and I have no doubt that we will sell a ton of these guns. If you’re in the market for a double stacked 9mm handgun you should absolutely put this one on the list to look at, if you can find it. If you would like to be put on our waiting list for the P-10 C give us a call (919) 803-4605 or send us an email with your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
to many glock references in a cz review!
Im an ambi shooter. Never owned a Glock and was very excited when I heard about the Gen 5 being ambi. Luckily, the new army trials had come with a lot of new guns to compete with what I’m sure everybody thought Glock would be a shoe in for their reliability. After Sig won. I couldn’t find one anywhere to try, so I bought one sight unseen in the 320 X Carry. It came NIB. I cleaned and oiled it and brought it to the range. Gun failed miserably. It might shoot as many as 3 rounds before it would fail to reset the trigger. I sent it in to be fixed. And they said they couldn’t reproduce the problem, but I gave it to plenty of other experienced people who had the same issue. After two more times of sending it back it was fixed, but I had no confidence in carrying it.
So off I went to find a replacement in a Glock 19 Gen 5 or 19X. When I was in my local gun shop, as usual, they let me test any model I’m interested in. After shooting both Glocks, I was given the CZ P10-C to try as a gun being marketed as the Glock 19 killer. And that it was. From an un-biased person CZ’s O10-C had everything over the Glock 19. First ergonomics. It fits my hand perfect to point and shoot without adjusting my wrist to long up the sights. Far superior to Glocks Gen 5. Second. Trigger. No doubt one of the top triggers in the striker fired industry. I own the Walther PPQ. I like the P 10-C better actually. It’s not as light. As a gun shot under stress I can feel the wall without going past. The Glock I couldn’t even guess where it’d break.
After no time at all I was set on the P10-C which I got one that was called used but I found no sign of use. Just aftermarket night sights and 5 magazines for $425.
After owning for awhile there were things I had to improve. The recoil spring and plastic guide rod would bend when re assembling and broke the plastic backplate on the slide. Both needed to go. Also the factory trigger shoe directed my finger all the way to the bottom there it’d get caught up after the trigger pull toward the reset.
The firing pin assembly also leaves some to be desired as it came apart the first time I took it out to clean and was a real bitch to get back right.
I totally believe Glock is a superior gun as far as reliability, but if CZ works these kinks out it really has a top gun on its hands. I hope to see them address the cheap parts that can easily be fixed before sold to people who won’t do ad I did and replace. It should come the way I built it and not need an armorer to go through and replace the junk.
I was just looking into if the captured recoil spring from a new Glock 19 would fit a P10-C. The double spring really is an improvement Glock actually borrowed from Kahr. Now it’s the norm in compact 9mm handguns.