CZ P-10 C 9MM Review

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CZ P-10 C 9mm Luger 4.02in Black Pistol – 15+1 Rounds

The CZ P-10 C 9mm is a compact and reliable handgun with a reputation for its excellent performance and features. This review will examine the CZ P-10 C 9mm in-depth, discussing its design, features, and performance. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced shooter, this review will help determine if the CZ P-10 C 9mm suits your needs.

About the CZ P-10 C 9MM

The CZ P-10 C 9mm is a relatively new handgun introduced in 2017. However, it is based on the design of the CZ 75, which has been in production since 1975. The CZ 75 was designed by Czech engineer František Koucký, who worked for the state-owned arms manufacturer Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod (CZUB). Koucký’s goal was to create a handgun that combined the best features of existing designs, such as the Browning Hi-Power and the Walther P38.

The CZ 75 was an instant success, both domestically and internationally. The Czech military and police adopted it, which was exported to numerous countries. The CZ 75’s popularity was due to its robust design, high accuracy, and ergonomics. Its all-steel construction also made it durable and reliable.

CZ 75 B Retro 9mm

Over the years, CZUB continued to refine the CZ 75’s design, introducing various variants and modifications. In 2014, CZUB began developing a new striker-fired handgun, which would eventually become the CZ P-10 C. The CZ P-10 C was designed to be a compact, lightweight, and affordable gun that incorporated the best features of the CZ 75 and other successful designs.

After several years of development and testing, the CZ P-10 C was introduced in 2017. It quickly gained a reputation for its reliability, accuracy, and ease of use. The CZ P-10 C has become popular among law enforcement agencies, military personnel, and civilian shooters.

Overall, the CZ P-10 C is a testament to the legacy of the CZ 75 and the ingenuity of CZUB’s engineers. In addition, its success is a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation in firearm design.

Unboxing CZ P-10 C 9MM

The CZ P-10 C 9mm comes packaged in great looking hard case that is sturdy and easy to open. In addition, the packaging is designed to protect the gun during shipping and handling.

Upon opening the box, you will see the CZ P-10 C 9mm, secured in a foam cutout. The CZ P-10 C 9mm comes with two 15-round magazines, a cleaning brush and patch rod, two additional grip configurations, a gun lock, and snap caps (green foam pads that inset into black plastic bullet casings) for dry firing.

Getting to know the CZ P-10 C 9mm

CZ P-10 C 9m

The CZ P-10 C 9mm is a sleek and modern-looking handgun with a polymer frame and a black nitride finish; it is a great-looking pistol! It has a 4-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.3 inches. In addition, the gun’s weight is 26 ounces, making it relatively lightweight and easy to carry.


  • FAMILY: P-10 Series
  • MODEL: CZ P-10 Compact
  • TYPE: Semi-Auto Pistol
  • ACTION: Striker Fired
  • FINISH: Black Polycoat
  • FINISH TYPE: Applied Finish
  • FRAME: Polymer Frame
  • STOCK/GRIPS: Black Polymer
  • BARREL: 4.02″
  • CAPACITY: 15+1
  • SIGHTS: Metal Three-Dot
  • SIGHT TYPE: Fixed Sights
  • WEIGHT: 26.3 oz.
  • SHIPPING WEIGHT: 3.4 lbs.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Firing Pin Block/Trigger
  • ADDL INFO: 3 Interchangable Backstraps
  • ADDL INFO: Ambi Slide Release
  • ADDL INFO: Reversible Mag Catch
  • MFG MODEL NO: 91531
  • UPC: 806703915319
  • MSRP: $399.00

Barrel & Slide

The CZ P-10 C 9mm features a 4-inch cold hammer-forged barrel made of high-strength steel. The barrel’s hammer forging process ensures it is highly durable and resistant to wear and tear. In addition, the barrel’s length makes it a good choice for concealed carry, as it is compact and easy to handle.

The barrel’s rifling is polygonal, which means that the rifling has a series of smooth curves instead of sharp angles. This type of rifling is designed to reduce barrel fouling, improve accuracy, and increase bullet velocity. The polygonal rifling also helps to prolong the life of the barrel.

CZ-P-10 C 9mm slide open

The slide of the CZ P-10 C 9mm is made of high-strength steel and features a black nitride finish. The nitride finish is designed to improve the slide’s durability and resistance to wear and corrosion. The slide also has front and rear serrations, which provide a firm grip for easy manipulation of the slide.

The CZ P-10 C 9mm also features an ambidextrous slide stop, which allows both left- and right-handed shooters to quickly release the slide after reloading.


The CZ P-10 C 9mm has a black nitride finish designed to improve the gun’s durability and resistance to wear and corrosion. The nitride finish is created by treating the gun’s metal surfaces with a salt bath that contains nitrogen and other chemicals. This process forms a hard, corrosion-resistant layer on the metal, providing superior protection against wear and tear.

The nitride finish on the CZ P-10 C 9mm is not just cosmetic but provides several functional benefits. The finish is highly resistant to scratches, dings, and other damage during regular use or handling. It also helps to prevent rust and corrosion, which can be caused by exposure to moisture or other environmental factors.

CZ P-10-C Pistol finish

In addition to its functional benefits, the CZ P-10 C 9mm’s black nitride finish also gives the gun a sleek, modern appearance. The finish is uniform and consistent across all metal surfaces of the gun, which helps to give it a cohesive look. The finish also helps to reduce glare and reflection, which can be helpful in low-light or tactical situations.


The frame of the CZ P-10 C 9mm is made of high-strength polymer, a lightweight and durable material commonly used in modern firearms. It is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in my hand.

The frame of the CZ P-10 C 9mm also features a Picatinny rail, which allows you to attach a variety of accessories such as lights, lasers, or other types of tactical gear.


The CZ P-10 C 9mm’s grips are made of a high-quality polymer material that is lightweight, durable, and designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use. They are textured, which provides a non-slip surface for the hands. The grips’ texture helps improve the shooter’s grip on the gun, even in wet or sweaty conditions.

In addition to the textured surface, the CZ P-10 C 9mm grips have an ergonomic design that conforms to the shooter’s hand. The grips have a curved shape that fits comfortably in hand, and the finger grooves provide a natural grip position that helps to reduce fatigue during extended shooting sessions.

The grips are also interchangeable, allowing the shooter to customize the fit of the gun to their hand size and shape. In addition, the gun comes with three different sizes of backstraps, which can be easily swapped out to find the perfect fit.


The CZ P-10 C 9mm’s magazine has a capacity of 15 rounds, which is above average for a compact handgun. This high capacity allows for more rounds to be carried in the gun, which can be beneficial in a self-defense or law enforcement scenario where multiple shots may need to be fired.

The magazine of the CZ P-10 C 9mm is made of a durable, lightweight, long-lasting polymer material. The magazine also features witness holes on the side, allowing you to, at a glance, determine if a magazine is loaded. Additionally, the CZ P-10 C 9mm’s magazine is compatible with other P-10 series handguns, making it a versatile option for shooters who own multiple CZ handguns.

CZ P-10-C 9mm and magazine


The CZ P-10 C 9mm is a striker-fired handgun that is designed with several safety features to ensure safe and reliable operation.

  • Trigger safety: The trigger safety prevents the gun from firing unless the trigger is fully depressed. It further, helps prevent accidental discharges.
  • Firing pin safety: The firing pin safety ensures that the gun will not fire unless the trigger is pulled, which prevents the gun from discharging accidentally.


We found the sights a win in our CZ P-10 C 9MM review! They are the standard three-dot sight system with a front and rear sight illuminated for better visibility in low-light conditions.

The front sight of the CZ P-10 C 9mm is a tritium sight that provides a bright, glowing dot for better visibility in low-light conditions. Tritium is a radioactive material that emits light continuously, making it ideal for use in low-light environments. The rear sight of the P-10 C 9mm is also illuminated with tritium, making it easy to acquire a sight picture in any lighting condition.

Another benefit of the CZ P-10 C 9mm is a snag-free design for the sights, which means they are designed to be low-profile and streamlined to prevent snagging on clothing or other objects. This is particularly important for a concealed carry gun, as any snag or obstruction could prevent the shooter from being able to quickly and accurately draw their firearm in a self-defense situation.


The P-10 C 9mm features a striker-fired trigger system, which means the trigger is connected to a striker that fires the round when the trigger is pulled. As a result, it has a bit of travel to the break but has a crisp and clean break, with a short and tactile reset that allows for fast and accurate follow-up shots.

Mag release and trigger

The P-10 C 9mm pull weight is spec’d around 4.5-5 lbs., which is where it came in on our gauge. This allows for easier trigger control and a smoother shooting experience overall.

The CZ P-10 C 9mm trigger also features blade safety, which prevents the trigger from being pulled unless the safety is fully disengaged.

Another bonus on the CZ P-10 C 9mm is that the trigger is adjustable for pre-travel and over-travel, allowing you to fine-tune the trigger to personal preferences.

Aftermarket Parts Compatibility

There are a variety of aftermarket parts and upgrades available for the CZ P-10 C 9mm. Some of the most popular aftermarket parts for the CZ P-10 C 9mm include:


  • Holsters:
    • Blackhawk Serpa CQC Holster for CZ P-10 C: This holster is designed specifically for the CZ P-10 C. It features Blackhawk’s patented Serpa auto-lock technology, which provides a secure and quick release of the firearm. In addition, it is made from high-quality materials. Further, it can be worn in multiple carry positions, including paddle, belt loop, and drop-leg platforms.
    • Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Holster for CZ P-10 C: This holster is designed to provide maximum comfort and customization. It features multi-layer materials for comfort, adjustable retention, and ride height. It can be worn in various carry positions, including inside the waistband, appendix, and hip carry.
    • Tulster Profile holster for CZ P-10 C: This is specifically for the CZ P-10 C and features a minimalistic design for maximum concealment. Made from high-quality materials, it features an adjustable retention system for a secure fit. It can be worn in multiple carry positions, including appendix and hip carry, and is compatible with most belt widths.

CZ P-10 C Sight Upgrades

  • Sights:
    • Night Fision CZ P-10 C Tritium Night Sights: These are aftermarket night sights explicitly designed for the CZ P-10 C. They feature tritium inserts that glow in low-light conditions, making them ideal for low-light environments. In addition, the front sight features a high-visibility ring for quick target acquisition. The rear sight has a u-notch design for improved accuracy.
    • Dawson Precision CZ P-10 C Fiber Optic Front Sight: A fiber optic front sight specifically for the CZ P-10 C. It features a high-visibility fiber optic rod that gathers and amplifies ambient light, providing a bright and clear sight picture. The sight is precision machined from high-quality materials and is easy to install.
    • Trijicon HD XR Night Sights for CZ P-10 C: These are high-performance night sights explicitly designed for the P-10. They feature a high-visibility front sight with a large, easy-to-see dot and a rear sight. With a steep hook design that allows for quick and accurate target acquisition. In addition, the sights are constructed from high-quality materials and are built to last.

CZ P-10 C Trigger Upgrades

  • Trigger Upgrades:
    • Apex Tactical Specialties CZ P-10 C Action Enhancement Trigger: A drop-in trigger upgrade for the CZ P-10 C. It reduces pre-travel and over-travel while improving the trigger pull weight and reset.
    • HBI Theta Trigger: This is another popular aftermarket trigger option. Designed to improve the trigger pull weight and reset while reducing pre-travel and over-travel. It features an adjustable trigger shoe made from high-quality materials to provide a reliable and consistent shooting experience.
    • CGW (Cajun Gun Works) Pro-Grade Trigger: This is a high-performance trigger upgrade for the CZ P-10 C. Designed to provide a smoother, lighter trigger pull with a shorter reset. It features a precision-machined trigger shoe that helps to improve trigger control and overall shooting accuracy.

Overall, various aftermarket parts and upgrades are available for the CZ P-10 C 9mm. You can customize and enhance the handgun to fit your personal preferences and shooting style.

Review Wrap

In conclusion, this one’s a no-brainer for me! The CZ P-10 C 9mm has extras that handguns that cost substantially more don’t have. Although simplistic in design, from a functional perspective, the CZ P-10 C is a STUD! Saying the CZ P-10 C is a great buy at such a low price does the gun a disservice. It’s a great buy, period. But the low price makes it one of the best handguns for the money, in my opinion.

It does better than many, with features, such as the adjustable trigger, ambidextrous slide release, quality sights, and grips. Additionally, its ability to accommodate a wide range of aftermarket parts and upgrades. Overall, the CZ P-10 C 9mm is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a high-quality, reliable handgun.


Is the CZ P-10 C 9mm easy to disassemble and clean?

Yes, the CZ P-10 C 9mm is designed for easy disassembly and cleaning. It’s a simple takedown process that does not require any tools.

Can I use +P ammunition with the CZ P-10 C 9mm?

Yes, the CZ P-10 C 9mm is rated for +P ammunition. Although, it is recommended to check with the manufacturer of the ammunition for specific recommendations and guidelines.

What is the warranty on the CZ P-10 C 9mm?

The CZ P-10 C 9mm comes with a limited lifetime warranty, which covers defects in materials and workmanship

Does the CZ P-10 C 9mm have a decocker?

No, the CZ P-10 C 9mm does not have a decocker. It has a trigger safety and a firing pin block for added safety.

Is the CZ P-10 C 9mm ambidextrous?

Yes, the CZ P-10 C 9mm is ambidextrous with reversible magazine release and optional ambidextrous slide stop and safety.

What is the sight radius on the CZ P-10 C 9mm?

The sight radius on the CZ P-10 C 9mm is approximately 5.2 inches.

Is the CZ P-10 C 9mm +P 9mm Ammo?

Yes, the CZ P-10 C 9mm is rated for use with 9MM +P ammunition. However, it’s always important to check with the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations before using any ammunition in your firearm.


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