Unboxing Studio Presents: CZ 75 SP-01


The CZ 75 SP-01 is a tactical pistol used by military and competitive shooters alike, known for its reliability. The hammer-fired CZ 75 has been around the block, first introduced in 1975, and over the years CZ has innovated the lineup to include many variations aimed at specific niche audiences. The version we took into the unboxing studio was the SP-01 Tactical.

This “tacticool” pistol has an all-steel construction, weighing in a bit heavy at over 38-ounces. Because this features some heft, you’ll likely see it relegated to duty work, competition shooting and home defense. The added weight does come with some benefits, though, namely in that it helps produce smooth and manageable recoil. Many shooters claim that this is among the lightest recoil pistol they own.

The ergonomics of the CZ 75 makes the gun very comfortable to shoot (Photo: Don Summers/

Ergonomically, this gun has it going on. The rubber factory grips are textured without being overly aggressive. The beavertail provides a nice, firm grasp on the gun. This might be the skinniest double-stack I’ve ever held, transitioning to concealed carry without a hiccup. The over-sized magazine release is easily actuated and should be easy to reach for nearly any shooter. The large ambidextrous de-cocker is a nice added touch for those looking for that additional safety feature.

This is a used model from the GDC vault, adorned with night sights (Photo: Don Summers/

Our CZ 75 SP-01 is 9mm but it’s also available in .40 S&W if that’s more your flavor. Regardless of caliber choice this handgun sports a 16-or 18-round capacity depending on the magazine. The double-action trigger isn’t too heavy and breaks cleanly with a nice audible reset. The gun features an accessory rail allowing the end-user to mount a light or laser, offering another big benefit for those looking to put this in the nightstand for home defense.

This is a reliable and well-built gun ready primed to tackle duty style escapades or home defense scenarios. It’s smooth, accurate and, most importantly, reliable — something every gun should strive for. The CZ 75 SP-01 is a true winner coming out of the unboxing studio.


The SP-01 variation shines brightly in any condition (Photo: Don Summers/

The CZ 75 SP-01 is at home in any situation (Photo: Don Summers/

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