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Review: CZ 75 D PCR Compact


Although there are many compact 9mm handguns on the market, the CZ 75 D PCR Compact stands out as being one of the best in class. This weapon is DA/SA, with a decocker. It is reliable, fairly lightweight, and has one of the best grip profiles of any handgun currently available.

For most shooters the CZ 75 PCR D points naturally. While the trigger was initially gritty on mine (like all CZs), it smoothed out quickly and soon became a favorite. Unlike the most popular weapons in this class, this model has a thick alloy frame (no polymer here) and extremely tight slide-to-frame fit; great features that make the gun feel particularly robust.

Shooting this gun is a pleasure. The DA pull is fairly light at 8 pounds, smooth, and short. The single action pull is short and light with no play. Accuracy is outstanding. Recoil is pronounced but the wonderful grip design makes the weapon fatastic for extended range sessions.

Unfortunately, CZ prices have increased dramatically over the last two years, and guns that were once raging deals are now competing against Glock and the other big manufacturers. Because of its inherent attributes the CZ is still a standout design, but better-known weapons in the same price range continue to get more attention.

Pros: Well-built, accurate, and reliable through 5000 rounds.

Cons: Poor customer service, trigger is initially gritty.

Highly recommended (this is one of my primary carry pieces)

Model: CZ 75 D PCR Compact

Action: DA / SA

Sights: Fixed

Caliber: 9mm

Overall length: 7.2 inches

Barrel length: 3.9 inches

Magazine capacity: 10 / 14

Weight: 27.2 ounces affordable price, then you can't do better than the CZ-527.

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