CZ’s P-10 lineup was first announced in 2017. Some people were lucky enough to get their hands on them around 2018, but I’ve waited all this time to test a P-10 F Suppressor-Ready in 9mm Luger, and boy… was it worth it. For those of you who are not familiar with the P-10 series, they are polymer-framed, striker-fired handguns that are offered in subcompact, compact, semicompact, full, optics ready and suppressor-ready versions. Being what they are, many people are tempted to compare them to other popular handguns on the market, but I won’t be doing that because they are a different creature altogether.
About The CZ P-10 F SR
Why is the CZ different? We’ll start at the grip and work our way up. All of the P-10s have CZ’s grip angle, high grip position, undercut trigger guard, deep beavertail, mild palm swell, and interchangeable backstraps. All of these features make the P-10 F SR extremely comfortable to hold and intuitive to point. The high grip position and extra mass of being a full-size handgun made this pistol very flat-shooting. The texture that is on the grip of the P-10 F SR is aggressive, creating a slip-free grip. At first, I thought it was a bit too over-aggressive, but with time, the texturing has grown on me to the point that I am now quite fond of how it feels in the hand.
The P-10 F SR comes with 3 different backstraps that can be interchanged simply by removing a single pin. I tested all of them for fit and found that the mid-sized backstrap felt the best in my hand. Honestly, this is no surprise since I wear a size M glove as an EMT. This leaves me no doubt that the vast majority of people can achieve a custom-fit feeling through simply swapping the backstrap.
The final details on the frame that I want to point out are small ones but improve the end-user’s experience nonetheless. The magazine release is interchangeable to be operated as either a lefty or righty. The slide lock sits in a recessed area, making it easy to access. The slide release is ambidextrous and over-sized, making it easy to operate. And finally, the P-10 F SR features a Picatinny rail section upfront, allowing you to attach any lights, lasers, or other accessories.
On to the upper half: The slide on the P-10 F SR has serrations located on the front as well as the rear, providing a positive grip no matter how you choose to rack the slide. The 3-dot, high tritium night-sights are tall enough that they rise above my 1.5″ diameter suppressor and they glow an intense green in the dark. And, of course, the muzzle is threaded 1/2×28 TPI for attaching suppressors.
This is a category that deserves its own special attention. My first impression of the CZ P-10 F SR’s trigger was that it was excellent. It feels great because of multiple aspects: the slightly swept trigger shoe with radiused edges, the short trigger pull, and crisp & light break. Oh, and of course, the reset is just as crisp and short. From the first touch, I was impressed. This could be the best feeling factory striker-fired trigger that I’ve yet put my hands on.
Before I took the gun out to the range, I put my Wheeler Trigger Pull Gauge on the gun and got an average of 4.3 pounds. This is just lower than the 4.5 – 5 lb trigger pull that is advertised on CZ’s website. Yes, not the lightest trigger on earth, but you’ve got to test one for yourself to see why I praise it so highly.
While I’ve had CZ’s P-10 F Suppressor-Ready, I have taken it on multiple, multiple range trips. When shooting the gun, I found that my grip forms naturally on the pistol as if it were designed for my hands. It points intuitively, with the sights lining up perfectly just by raising the gun up. The sights on the P-10 F SR are just tall enough for me to easily use them in conjunction with my 1.5″ diameter suppressor. If I had a larger can, it would cover the sights though.
When it came to putting rounds on target, I shot the P-10 F SR better than most other handguns that have been in my hands. I attribute this to the gun’s comfortable fit and low recoil impulse. At the end of the day, it left me smiling with a pile of brass on the ground after flawlessly eating everything and anything that I fed it.
For my testing, I used a variety of ammo that ranged in weight from 108 grains all the way up to 147 grains. Included in my testing were: Norma 108 Grain MHP, Federal American Eagle 115 grain, Norma Hexagon 124 grain, Blazer Brass 124 grain.
Specifications for CZ P-10 F Suppressor-Ready
- 9mm Luger
- 21 + 1 magazine capacity
- fiber-reinforced polymer frame
- high tritium three-dot sights
- 5.11″ cold hammer-forged barrel
- Width: 1.26″
- weight: 30 oz
- 8.6″ overall length
- safety: firing pin block safety and trigger safety
- $577.00 MSRP
“Who is this gun made for?” is a question that comes to mind when thinking about the P-10 series from CZ. “Everyone” is the answer that I’ve arrived at. Like many other gun owners, I have several different makes of striker-fired handguns but I’ll be adding this CZ P-10 F SR to the list. It became my favorite very quickly just from fitment in my hand alone. Add in a lot of reliability, large mag capacity, low recoil impulse, and a great trigger and I believe that you’ve got yourself a winner.
Overall, I think that the P-10 F Suppressor-Ready may just be the best full-sized handgun that a consumer can purchase for under $600. Let me know what you think about this in the comments below.