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An only slightly biased review of the modern P-07.

archers6

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Disclaimers:
I have the P-09 suppressor ready/N.Sights.

Only issue ever with the P-09 is rear sight got loose within 1st 400 rounds.

I am coasting down the +50 hill with vision that could be better and medium- fat hands and fingers.

I am cross -dominant with a Meh-level smart left hand to go with the left dominant eye, and have "transitioned" from right hand draw to left the last 20 years or so.

Shooting was at 7-18 yards with the left hand (non-dominant) to match the dominant left eye.

I have extensive good but old training with the S&W 586 and feel my D/A skills are rusty but better than average.

So!

A review by contrast.

Differences shooting the P-07 VS P-O9.
The suppressor- hight night sights are not just tacti-cool, they are a boon to aging eyes..
at least at my stage where fine print and low light make small text impossible.

The P-07 sights probably are great for sharp young eyes,

Or getting lucky and finding a nice, still, frontal torso at under... say 10 yards D/A.

Groups were disappointing with a slow decock/ fire, decock /fire And confusing! High left! Dead on, high, low... High left.. wtf?
Ok .. it has been a little while.

Gently swinging, fan- blown empty 9mm boxes as targets at 7 - 9 yards are a completely different animal from shooting the P-09, where they are easy ducks,
and where I feel I can draw sloppy smiley -faces when the rear-sight stays put at shorter range.
( I am still annoyed about that sight after 5 -ish years..)

So- a lil
Disappointing.

Probably me, but the smaller real estate on the grip may effect some hands shooting southpaw.

Shooting lefty, I had to find a grip adjustment to NOT apply pressure to drop the mag enough to fail to chamber a round.
I failed to chamber 3-4 times at the start, mashing the release with my hand.

I take a VERY high, mashed-in hard grip that I focus on when practicing,

The P-09 had enough real -estate that it was not an issue.

I am not anywhere near "disappointed" with Her, but the experience was surprisingly different from the P-09, raising more questions than I was expecting...

And I was expecting somthing like the friendly handshake I got from a long ago Uzi Eagle compact metal frame
-a 941 cousin.. ( the kind that gets scandalous)..

Maybe it is age and the hand/ eye war...

140 rounds of Magtech and S&B shot.

8 out of 10 D/A, decock, D/A.

1 fail to chamber while firing.
.(..and above where my hand hit the mag release chambering the first round.)

Mag changes were just sexy.

Like sliding in and out of a '73 Lincoln.
 

Glucker

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I liked my P07 so much, I sold my P10C, and thought if a 15 rd mag sized grip is good, the larger one of the P09 must be even better...

Then I bought a Glock 19X, which gave me the larger grip without any long DA pull (good as it was on the P07), and I am now CZ free.

Only one antiquated DA/SA remaining, a Ruger P 95 that I keep because it is uber reliable and I just like it.
 

aron82

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Love my p07. Doesn't shoot as accurately as my p-09, but my 07 is in 40 and the 09 is in 9mm.
Never had a malfunction with either.
I prefer metal frame pistols for range use, but for carry I tend towards polymer guns. They are lighter and I don't worry about scratching them or damaging them.
Still stuck in the past with my da-sa pistols.
Couldn't find any love for the p10c. It's a fine functional pistol, but down the road it went.
 

AllOuttaBubblegum

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Love my p07. Doesn't shoot as accurately as my p-09, but my 07 is in 40 and the 09 is in 9mm.
Never had a malfunction with either.
I prefer metal frame pistols for range use, but for carry I tend towards polymer guns. They are lighter and I don't worry about scratching them or damaging them.
Still stuck in the past with my da-sa pistols.
Couldn't find any love for the p10c. It's a fine functional pistol, but down the road it went.
I feel the same about my P10s. Great gun, but not as lively to shoot as a P01 or compact with an alloy frame. I got a surplus trade in of the latter and it’s a target gun in a carry package
 

OMCHamlin

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Not his…
Well, and not even a P07…
but I got a scorching deal on it as my last VA handgun purchase, before the VA>TN move. Threaded, Night sights (which got loose, just like OPs!)
I decided I needed to play with this one, so I ordered and installed a CGW full action kit, I would say it came out well, then sent it to NC for a slide cut and forward rear sight install. I’m happy with it, but need to work with it instead of my Glocks for a while.
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