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The CZ P10 S Pistol


The CZ P10 S Puts Full-Sized Features in a Palm-Sized Package

Way back in CONCEALMENT Issue 7 we had the chance to review the then-new CZ P10C. Since then, the market for black striker-fired auto pistols has only gotten larger and more densely packed. But the P10 C continues to stand out for its superior set of out-of-the-box features and its above-average ergonomics. From its inception, the P10 C was meant to be the first in a family of striker guns. While it’s taken a little while to get that enterprise off the ground, CZ USA has finally delivered the “gen 2” of the P10 C, as well as it’s bigger and smaller siblings — a full-sized P10 F and the subject of this article, the subcompact P10 S.

The Same, But Different

While the original P10 C came to us direct from the Czech Republic, new-manufacture P10 pistols, including the diminutive S model, are produced at CZ-USA’s Kansas City facility. This change in provenance includes some additional upgrades for the end user. Namely improved grip texture, improved trigger, and some increased parts commonality between the three models. We also noticed that barrel lock-up was better and there was some differences with the recoil system. While none of the changes were particularly earth-shattering, we’re glad to see that this series is continuing to improve and evolve.

We were dually impressed with the original P10C trigger — in fact, we’d say it’s one of the best out-of-the-box striker triggers out there right now, particularly at a price point that’s competitive with anything else in its class. But our test sample of the newer P10 S seems to sport a trigger that’s been further cleaned up. The bang switch on our test gun had about a ½ inch of clean slack before hitting a hard wall which broke at an average of just under 5 pounds on our digital gauge. The reset is aggressive and positive with a ¼ inch of travel. There was minimal stacking and zero over-travel. While we’re perfectly content with the stock trigger (a rarity for this author) there is an aftermarket option from HB Industries that will fit new-manufacture guns.

P10 S mags put 12 rounds on tap, giving it an endurance factor beyond many of its same-size competitors.

Now, among new models, the different size mags can be interchanged. But if you own an original P10 C, you might have to spend some coin on new gas tanks if you make the jump to a new-manufacture pistol. On an interesting side note, if you own a P07 or P09 pistol, HB Industries can modify those mags to run in a P10.

Rounds Downrange

We spent a few weeks playing with our P10 S and ran a handful of different rounds through it from 115-grain Magtech target loads to Federal HST Micro 150-grain slugs and had no issues whatsoever.

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