Recently I was looking for a compact, practical and DEAD accurate 9mm handgun which I could carry everyday with an IWB holster. Purpose was to get the handgun solely for Self-Defence. Started looking for one and well, CZ answered the call! More precisely, DUTY answered the call for DUTY!
The first time I ever held the DUTY, I knew instantly that this would answer the call to my requirements. It was very light weight with an amazing grip angle, the grips themselves are a bit aggressive but that's because it doesn't come with the option to change the grip so it fit perfectly. The sights are standard nonadjustable and they give a 'Glock' like impression to the user. Trigger comes with the CZ's new 'Omega Trigger System' and breaks clean and crisp. Quite impressive! For a polymer, slim-profile 9mm, the gun holds 16 rounds of 9x19. Also comes with a picatinny rail system for mounting light/laser.
Here's a video of my first impression of the gun;
The DUTY's been through 200+ rounds so far and it pretty much ate up everything I fed it. So far I've tried this ammo manufacturers through the duty;
2. Armscor Precision 124 Grain JHP
3. Chinese red box (311 designation)
4. Chinese blue box (2009 Designation)
5. Russian WOLF ( Gold Projectile - Gray Shell)
6. Russian Barnaul
All of them worked perfectly with the DUTY.
From a distance of 15 meters, I've been able to get these results;
20 rounds (Same target);
Is that beautiful or what? 10 rounds = 1 gigantic crater.
Conclusion as far as range is concerned, well, targets speak for themselves. For a compact pistol with a 3.7 inch barrel, this pistol goes beyond the call of DUTY (Cheesy, I know :P) I was expecting a lot of recoil from this weapon but frankly, you barely feel it (If you grip it right) and it's quite manageable!
Practical Shooting - Self-Defence Scenario/Draw from Concealment
I decided to test this weapon from a carry point of view as well. 3 threats were at 7 7/12 meters away and only 6 rounds were in the magazine. I was carrying the weapon concealed and on Starfish's signal, the shooting began! Took a little less than 5 seconds to down three targets. Results? Please watch this video;
124 Grain Armscor Precision Hollow Point Test
Test # 1 - 8 rounds
Test # 2 - 6 rounds
If I'd have to score this weapon based on MY OPINION, I'd go something like this;
POU (Point of use) - DUTY/SelfDefense/CCW
Accuracy - 9/10
Concealment - 8/10
Trigger - 10/10
Reliability - 10/10
Ammo Capacity - 10/10 (Based on one mag of 9x19 - 16 rounds)
Grips/Grip Angle - 10/10
Good enough for self defense? 10/10!
Overall, I've found the weapon I was looking for so long! The P07 DUTY Delivers so far and I'm hoping that it'll keep on delivering the goods for many years to come. It's a must have if you're looking for a primary SELF-DEFENSE weapon. It's accurate, it's deadly, it's compact but packs a BIG PUNCH! Probably the reason why they named it DUTY, right? :P
I hope this review was a bit helpful to all the new users who're considering to buy this handgun. At the end of the day, my opinion is; GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!
I wish you all a good and safe day!
P.S Some eye candy from my range session 2 weeks back;