Hands On with CZ’s P10C, 527 Suppressor Ready | SHOT 17

    After my article on the Remington RP9, many of my readers contacted me asking how it compared to the new CZ P10C, which was announced around Thanksgiving, but which so far does not yet seem to have reached the market. This means, yes, I am going to write about another striker-fired gun at the 2017 SHOT Show.

    Somewhat strangely, at the CZ booth there were only two P10Cs present, mixed in with all the other pistols in their lineup. However, with the relaxed attitude I’ve come to expect from CZ reps, they were perfectly fine with letting me take the gun apart to see its guts. When I did, I was surprised at just how close to the Glock design the new P10C is. Apart from a pinned frame and grip assembly and cast internal components (where Glock uses stamped parts), the P10C is a very close copy of the familiar striker fired design, even down to the takedown bar.

    These days, triggers are a major marketing item for striker-fired guns, and I’ll have to disappoint fans of CZ by saying that the P10C’s trigger did not at all impress me. It was lighter than a Glock’s, sure, but like so many others touting “improved” trigger pulls, the P10C retains the same creepy, spongy feel of its predecessors.

    Of course, none of this is to say the P10C is a bad firearm (for one thing, it’s way too early for me to say that). However, I did not really feel there was anything about the gun that made it stand out from the competition.

    While at the CZ booth, I passed by an infinitely more interesting gun, the CZ 527 Suppressor Ready model, which seems to be a very attractive option in CZ’s excellent 527 series of micro bolt action rifles.

    The 527 is a very good little bolt action rifle, available in calibers normally associated with semiautomatic carbines, such as .223 Remington and 7.62×39. The Suppressor Ready model adds .300 Blackout, and 5/8×24 muzzle threads for mounting a wide variety of suppressors.

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]