The CZ 75 D PCR Compact 9MM is an excellent alternative for anyone looking for a compact frame sized weapon that is considering one of the industry standards (ie. G19, VP9, 2.0 Compact, etc.). I happen to favor a hammer fired weapon over striker fired and this DA/SA weapon will make a great case to change your mind if you weren’t hammer inclined before you put your hands on it.
The PCR name stands for ‘Police Czech Republic,’ the group for whom the model was originally designed. Nearly identical in size to the CZ 75 Compact, it weighs in at a full 1/4 pound lighter owing to its forged aluminum frame, making it more comfortable for everyday carry. Very similar to the P-01, the CZ 75 D PCR Compact uses the same alloy frame minus the light rail, making it even more concealable.
Equipped with a decocking lever, the PCR is designed to be decocked before holstering. After decocking, the trigger pull is much like that of a double action revolver. While there is no need to flip a safety lever off, the relatively longer and heavier trigger pull for the first round requires the conscious decision to pull the trigger before firing. Other additions to the PCR include rubber grip panels, serrated front and back straps for improved handling and a loaded chamber indicator.
This is one of those weapons that just feels at home in your hand as soon as you pick it up. All of the CZ sidearms are modeled off of the Browning Hi-Power so you know they point shoot exceptionally well. For those of you that know the weapon, you probably own one already. For those of you that don’t, you should. I can’t speak highly enough of the weapons produced at CZ. As always, thank you for reading the Blog at gunshinearms.com