CZ P-01 is a compact, aluminum-framed 9mm designed for LE and Military
duty, but its compact size and the reduced weight due to its forged
alloy frame make it ideal for discrete carry as well. Equipped with a
decocker, the P-01 provides convenience for those who prefer hammer-down
carry. With a heavy first-round trigger pull, any additional shots are a
light, crisp single action.
The P-01 was the first CZ model to
benefit from updated manufacturing technology at CZ’s Uhersky Brod
factory. Since the time of its introduction (designed in 2001,
NATO-approved in 2003) the production upgrades have been rolled out to
the rest of the CZ 75 family and several new rifle models as well.
upgrades mean the components of the P-01/P-06 are completely
interchangeable with every other P-01/P-06, with no individual fitting
needed. This required some very careful re-design so that the
reliability and accuracy were not impaired.
With an integral 1913
accessory rail on its dust cover, the P-01 easily accepts any of the
industry-standard lights and lasers to assist with low-light use.
3 years of some of the most aggressive small arms testing ever, the CZ
P-01 won the honor of replacing the CZ 75s previously used by the Czech
Reliability: The U.S. Army “Mean Rounds Between
Failure” (MRBF) requirement is 495 rounds for 9mm pistols. During
testing of the CZ P-01, the average number of stoppages was only 7 per
15,000 rounds fired. This is a .05% failure rate or an MRBF of 2142! For
many years, the P-01 carried an NSN engraved on its frame, making it
the first NATO-spec pistol ever available to the public. Recently, the
factory decided to upgrade the slide stop spring which in turn means the
current models may or may not carry an NSN.