With #SharkWeek upon us later this month, I figured it was time to gear up. You can never be too careful in the briny depths. Will CZ’s new P-10 C run reliably underwater? Only one way to find out!
Perhaps a bigger question is why we should care if the P-10 C runs underwater? Aside from sharks, of course. And mermaids.
I’ve got nothin’, so don’t ask me.
But I do know the gun will run a couple feet down. It actually ejected with relative authority, clearing the empty case of the slide by a safe margin.
And the striker, despite its channel undoubtedly being completely full of water, wasn’t impeded in its forward progress. The P-10 C fired 10 out of 10 rounds without a hitch.
I had thought about SCUBA diving off the end of the dock and doing this test at ~35 feet down, but chose not to as 1) I didn’t have my GoPro and 2) I wasn’t sure what diving with hearing protection would be like or how it would function.
After doing this test with my head above the surface and my arm submerged past the elbow, I’m very happy I didn’t attempt it with my head under water, too. The underwater concussion was massive, and I have no idea what the shock wave would have done to my sinuses and ears and bowels and whatnot, but I’m glad I didn’t find out.
Above the water, the massive subwoofer-like THUMP was notable even to my dad, who was about 50 yards away inside the cabin looking all around, confused like the chicken in Moana, trying to figure out what on earth was going on.
Afterwards I field stripped the P-10 C and left it to dry in the sun. Rust free, she ran like new when reassembled. It has yet to be cleaned or lubed at all since coming out of the factory case some 600 rounds ago, actually. Sharks, beware.
* Don’t try this at home. Shooting under water is a bad idea. Also, thanks to CZ-USA for loaning us this gun. We’re taking good care of it.