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Old July 10, 2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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I saw a CZ a nice retired jarhead gent was shooting...

...at the range the other day. I know that because he had a USMC ballcap that said so. I am trying to figure out the model. I should have paid more attention but I was severely distracted with my Springfield XDs light primer strike problem that had just got back from SA unresolved.

What I remember was that it was somewhat compact, 9mm, black steel slide, olive drab plastic frame with a squared off front edge of the trigger guard. He was raving about the little gun. Anybody know what it was? Experience?

I once had a CZ85 I bought because it had an ambi safety. It was too fat of a grip and I ultimately traded it off after having it set in my safe for some time. This little green one felt much better in my hand. If a CZ model does not come with an ambi safety (I recall this one did not have one) can you get one aftermarket?
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Old July 10, 2013, 05:04 AM   #2
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It was probably a P-07 with green polymer frame.
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Old July 10, 2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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While I have no direct (hands-on) experience with the new P-07 or P-09, I don't think you can fit a ambi-safety to either model, and I'd be surprised if it was possible. That's because those models are designed to be user-convertible from safety to decocker (and back), and that would make an ambi-safety/decocker hard to build into the design. (Maybe someone will come up with a after-market "ambi" kit, later?)

You might try talking with CZ-USA (contact email and phone on their CZ-USA website) and get an answer straight from the horses mouth.
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Old July 10, 2013, 08:40 AM   #4
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Actually, both the decocker and safety for the CZ P-07/09 are ambidextrous.
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Old July 10, 2013, 11:10 AM   #5
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Actually, both the decocker and safety for the CZ P-07/09 are ambidextrous.
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Old July 10, 2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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I would just go to CZ's website and look through the photos until you find it
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Old July 10, 2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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Actually, both the decocker and safety for the CZ P-07/09 are ambidextrous.
Good to know, and I'm happy that my guesswork was wrong. (I haven't even SEEN one in the real world, yet.)

I think this reinforces my belief that this (P-07, P-09) is a more-than-subtle change of direction for CZ -- and the direction they'll be taking in the future for all their service pistols.

(I suspect, however, that they'll still have a lot of metal-framed guns in the product array as they move forward.)
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Old July 10, 2013, 09:49 PM   #8
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I looked on th cz website and the p07 seems to be the one; but I have no explanation about the absence of an ambi safety.

I'm afraid to go look at one thats apt to be at the lgs; they just might have it.
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Old July 10, 2013, 10:18 PM   #9
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The P-07s and the P-09s are fully ambidextrous with both safety and decocker, and parts for both are included with the sidearm, which can be swapped out by the user. I left mine as a decocker, because I like that better.
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Old July 11, 2013, 10:17 PM   #10
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Definitely the P-07. Haven't seen the new P-09 in anything but black yet, and it can hardly be described as "little." Both are excellent.
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Old July 12, 2013, 10:47 AM   #11
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Definitely a P-07

Everyone else nailed it. I own a P-07 9mm, but I've never considered an ambi-safety for it. I can say that the later series production is brilliant. I've seen quite a bit of angst over the first production run (some cosmetic issues, some failure to drop mags, and some failure to return to battery), but mine is awesome. Tack-driver accurate, highly intuitive, looks/feels great.
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Old July 13, 2013, 07:46 PM   #12
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I got the P-01 about a month ago and absolutely love it. While looking for it, pretty much every store I went to had a P-07 in stock and I was very tempted to abandon my search a couple of times and go with the P-07. It's a comfortable little gun. It shouldn't be too hard to track one down. CZ ships out certain models at a time and the P-07 seems to be what was shipped out recently and is in stock.
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Old July 14, 2013, 07:50 PM   #13
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OD P-07s are not available at the moment though the black ones are. I found one on gunbroker and paid dearly for it.
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Old July 18, 2013, 03:04 PM   #14
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CZ is getting guns in, literally in spurts. As I was told, the plane might be loaded with PCRs, or P-07s, or CZ 455s, whatever the factory has built recently...and they barely touch the shelves on the way out the door.
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