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CZ P07 vs Glock 19: Which Compact To Carry?

Okay, so what could tilt a person towards the CZ P07 vs Glock 19 in one direction or another?

There are a few aspects in favor of the P07 and some in favor of the Glock 19. You need to figure out what is important to you. Both are excellent pistols with a lot to offer.

The P07 has the better trigger, though it is double-action which is a turn-off for some people. The DA pull is about 9 lbs, but is smooth with minimal take-up or stacking, and single-action breaks at about 5 lbs. The P07 has one of the better DA triggers for a working gun, better even than many guns with twice the price tag (such as those whose name rhymes with “Schmig Schmauer”) so it’s well-worth the look for a DA pistol.

If you aren’t used to it, you’ll need to invest some time in learning the DA trigger pull. However, it doesn’t take long to get the hang of it.

The Glock 19…well, it’s a Glock trigger. It’s usable, but there are far better poly striker trigger systems out there such as the H&K VP9.

The CZ P07 is slightly better ergonomically but Gen 4 and Gen 5 Glock pistols, with the swappable backstraps, can still be made pretty comfortable. Some find they prefer Glock’s 22-degree grip angle, and some find they do not. CZ is closer to 18 degrees, much like a 1911.

Since the CZ’s slide rides inside the frame rails, it’s a bit harder to rack but it has aggressive slide serrations that make it easier compared to other CZ pistols. Granted, it’s not difficult to figure out so you shouldn’t have too many problems, but some people might notice it.

If there’s a real downside to the CZ it’s that it enjoys a bit less aftermarket support than the Glock 19. Not that there’s nothing out there, but upgrades for various bits like sights and so on may take slightly more hunting to find.

Price points are roughly the same, as both can be found fairly easily for about $500 or a bit less. Had I to guess, you could probably pick up the CZ for a little less.

If you asked me which I’d buy, I’d get the CZ. The Glock 19 is the standard by which compact pistols are judged and for good reason, but the CZ feels better to me and I prefer DA/SA systems. For me, a DA/SA pistol with a decocker is a nearly perfect fighting pistol so long as a person does the work learning the DA trigger and the controls. But that’s for me; you might think something else.

Get out there and handle both. Shoot both! The one that feels better and you can run better is the one to get. Both are great choices of concealed carry or competition pistol.

Source: Alien Gear Holsters

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