According to their website, the new CZ 75 “is used by more Governments, Militaries, Police and Security agencies than any other pistol in the world.” Here in The Land of the Free, not so much. Which is a shame, really. The CZs are comfortable, fine-shooting pistols with muzzle flip that’s notable by its absence, thanks to its all-steel construction. I haven’t shot their new-to-the-US “alloy framed” Compact yet, but the gun has a safety feature that elevates the polymer pistol above the competition: a rough-textured finger rest on the frame . . .
THIS is where your trigger finger belongs. As you draw, before you shoot and after you shoot. After muzzle discipline–or perhaps before—it’s the single most important habit for preventing negligent discharges. With a pad specifically designed for finger placement away from the trigger, the CZ 75 PO-7 Duty is inherently safer than the vast majority of handguns available for sale in the US of A.
CZ rep Dan Morton says most gunmakers don’t have frame-mounted purpose-designed trigger rests because most people keep their finger on the trigger. “Go down to the range and you’ll see it. Nobody indexes their finger. They all start with their finger on the trigger and end with it there.”
This is one feature I’d like to see on every handgun made. I actually index my finger on the slide, but it would be a start. If only. Meanwhile, the CZ 75 PO-7 Duty in .40 S&W and 9mm.