ZEV Introduce O.Z-9 Combat Pistol

    The New OZ9 Combat

    The New OZ9 Combat (Zev Tech)

    Zev Technologies have introduced the latest in their O.Z-9 range of pistols – the O.Z-9 Combat Pistol. Zev describe the new gun as being ‘optimized for durability without compromising on performance.’ Back in January 2019, Zev Technologies introduced their first pistol, the O.Z-9. Then in July, Zev announced their O.Z-9 Modular Build Kit to allow customers to build their own O.Z-9 and most recently in September Zev introduced the O.Z-9 Compact Pistol.

    Zev are emphasising the O.Z-9 Combat’s balance with the pistol weighing 28 oz and measuring just over 8in long. It uses Zev’s citadel slide, curved face trigger, patented steel receiver insert for the polymer grip and of course, feeds from Glock mags.


    The New O.Z-9 Combat Pistol (Zev Tech)

    From Zev Tech:

    The ZEV O.Z-9 Combat features all the same functionality and modularity
    of the Standard O.Z-9 in a configuration optimized for durability without compromising on performance. Built with ZEV’s windowless Citadel slide, PRO match barrel, and PRO Curved Face Trigger, the O.Z-9 Combat is tailored to meet the stringent requirements of the discerning professional user.

    The O.Z-9 was designed and created for balance. It’s one of the first things you notice when holding this pistol. Balance equates to what every shooter is looking for; a more controllable pistol with less felt recoil, less muzzle flip and faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

    At the heart of the O.Z-9 is our patented Steel Receiver. This solid steel frame runs the length of the entire pistol allowing the locking block to be fully integrated. The extended rails in the steel receiver help provide more than double the surface area of contact to the slide. Additional benefits include channels that clear out debris while also acting as lubricating reservoirs for high friction areas.

    Having a singular component for the slide to travel along minimizes vibration and recoil energy by dispersing it along the receiver through the custom grip. A single take-down pin conveniently located at the front of the trigger guard locks the removable grip to the steel receiver.

    By design, the trigger is housed in the steel receiver allowing for future grip upgrades without completely breaking down the pistol. Our improved grips have steeper angles, and forward hand position keeping the muzzle down, and pointing straighter.

    The O.Z-9 is compatible with ZEV components and accepts GLOCK® mags, and will include future grip sizes, color, and texture options.

    The New O.Z-9 Combat Pistol(Zev Tech)

    Here are the specs and ZEV parts list for the new O.Z-9 Combat:

    Includes the following:

    • ZEV Citadel Slide
    • ZEV Pro Barrel: Black DLC
    • ZEV Pro Curved Face Trigger: BLACK/BLACK
    • Magpul PMG® 17 GL9®

    ZEV O.Z-9 Specifications:

    • 9mm Caliber
    • 4.5 lbs. Trigger Pull
    • 1.624″ Width
    • 5.552″ Height
    • 8.039″ Length
    • 28 oz. Weight

    The New O.Z-9 Combat Pistol (Zev Tech)

    The O.Z-9 Combat Pistol has an MSRP of $1,368 and is initially exclusively available through RSR Group Dealers. To find out more Check out Zev’s website here.

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