If you’re a fan of the CZ-75 pistol, you might want to take a look at the new CZ P-01 pistol that was designed for the Czech national police. Instead of the CZ-75’s 1911-style frame-mounted sweep-down manual thumb safety, the CZ P-01 utilizes a frame-mounted manual decocker.
"Guns & Ammo" recently published this article on the CZ P-01 pistol. It’s worth checking out. The April 2004 issue of "Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement" also contains a story on the CZ P-01 pistol, written by Dave Spaulding.
You’ll notice that the CZ P-01 features an integral tactical light rail on the frame, which has become…
de rigour on all the latest tactical pistols from the various manufacturers.
If you’re looking for a subcompact pistol, the brand new CZ 2075 RAMI might just be the ticket for you. The CZ 2075 RAMI subcompact pistol is a traditional DA/SA action, and features the CZ-75’s manual sweep-down frame-mounted thumb safety, instead of the CZ P-01’s manual decocking lever.
DefRev hasn’t handled either gun yet, but both look interesting, particularly the CZ 2075, which looks like a really handy and hideable little number, although it doesn’t feature a integral tactical light rail on the dustcover of the frame. It’s also relatively light, weighing "less than 25 ounces".
If these new CZ guns are reliable, have nice triggers, and put shots where you aim them, they should do alright on the market. We’ll see.
Hopefully, we can get our hands on a CZ 2075 RAMI subcompact pistol soon for a little T&E session.