The Amazing CZ P10C
*DISCLAIMER* This is not a review, you can find hundreds of reviews on the CZ P10C.
My first polymer frame striker fired pistol was a 1st generation Glock 21 chambered in 45 ACP. It was a love affair from that moment on. Throughout the years the models changed. Like most gun enthusiasts, I wanted the biggest caliber to carry. Shortly after the Glock 21, I upgraded to a Glock 20 chambered in 10mm. Somewhere in 2005 I made the move to a more concealable pistol in the Glock 23 in 40 S&W. The Glock 23 is a compact pistol that was pretty snappy. The capacity was good, holding 13+1. Eventually I started looking for a cheaper alternative while competing in United States Practical Shooting (USPSA) matches and moved to the Glock 19. I found great success in the gun and the 9mm round and never looked back. I’ve had stock G19’s that were about $600 brand new and I’ve had $2,000 G19’s that were full custom builds. I was a diehard Glock fan boy. That was until I purchased a CZ P10C. It’s my new love.
The CZ P10C is cheaper in comparison to a new Glock 19. The gun’s characteristics are very similar to the G19. Length, width, and height are within a few millimeters of each other. That’s about as similar as they get.
The grip angle and ergonomics of the CZ P10C feel so much better in the hand. The P10C comes in different configurations. There’s a suppressor ready model featuring suppressor height night sights and 17 round magazines in urban grey or standard black. There are a few aftermarket parts already available. The one stand out for me and many others is the trigger of these guns. Superior to the Glock 19 in every way imaginable. Smooth, crisp, and at about 4.5 lbs that only gets better after firing. I chose to install a HB Industries Theta trigger in my P10C’s. It only made things nicer than they already were in regards to the trigger in the P10C.
Another plus is that the P10C fit in all of my G19 holsters. Adding a light was no big deal. With a little bit of heat on the kydex and problem solved.
Accuracy is very good. My homie Bruce at Primary Machine ( www.primarymachine.com ) makes match grade barrels for the P10C. He also does all kinds of milling and slide serrations for the CZ. He is responsible for the P10C wearing his dessert camo cerakote and RMR. If you want something different, go check him out! You won’t be disappointed, I promise you.
Glocks are not dead to me. I still own a G19 and carry it sometimes when I feel bad for her just sitting there. Give a CZ P10C a chance and see if you’re as impressed as I was. Stay Vigilant Texas!!