So recently I've been looking to adopt a compact/midsize DA/SA pistol for concealed carry...specifically for appendix carry. Of the pistols I have, there were two candidates I was considering.....the Sig P225A-1 and the CZ P-07. The P225A-1 is ideal in a lot of ways, but was a) a bit heavy for b) carrying so few rounds (8). But it is nice and slender and has a really smooth DA pull. The CZ P-07 is actually lighter than the P225A-1, but since I live in CT we are limited to 10-rd magazines. Not much more than the P225A-1, but despite being a double-stack, the grip is actually very slender, a bit moreso than the P225A-1 and very much like a 1911's. The DA pull is a bit heavy and notchy, but it is a very short throw. Only thing is, the slide is quite wide and chunky, and with ambi decocking levers kind of felt like a brick in the waistband even though the grip itself is nice and slim. So it was looking like the P225A-1...but then I decided to give this a try..... The CZ 75 PCR in 9mm....basically a CZ 75 Compact with an alloy frame. It's actually lighter than the polymer-framed P-07. Changing the stock rubber grips to these Cool Hand G10's also slimmed the grip down quite bit so it's basically a wash with the P-07's. There's only a left-side decocker and the slide is quite slim, so the pistol itself lays considerably more slender inside the waistband than the P-07. (P-07 left, PCR right) Triggerwise, compared to the P-07, the DA pull is a bit smoother and lighter, and doesn't stack as much as the P-07's , which has CZ's 'Omega' system. In terms of the SA pull, it's light and crisp with a more distinct break point than the P-07, which seems to just roll through the break. The PCR also points more naturally for me than the P-07, which points a bit high. At the range, the pistol shot fine with no hiccups...I started off not to well as I was getting used to the feel, but got much better after a few mags. It's a bit rough, but I'm confident it will smooth out rather soon, and I like how the decocker functions. It looks like it's a keeper, but there are a few niggles.... - I don't like the stock sights at all. They feel very small and hard to pick up for me, and I never like that circular 'shelf' on the rear sight like on some Berettas. Going to switch these out for either the CZ Meprolights or the TruGlo TFX. - I like their black finish, seems tough and solid like Beretta's 'Bruniton', but the frame is basically left unfinished on the inside. I know these pistols are supposed to be affordable, but this just looks shoddy. - The rails and barrel already came with some wear, and this was a brand new pistol. This one didn't bother me much at all, but altogether with the above, there are some things to consider. - Last thing is takedown is a bit of a pain. At least for now you really need the assistance of a tool or something hard to pop that slidelock/pin out. And to get it back in....you know how you're always told not to force something, especially when it comes to parts/components? Well...you have to force the crap out of this. Maybe it will ease up over time. The grips I have now are Cool Hand 'Sunburst' pattern G10 grips, which you can find on Amazon or eBay. Really like this texture...aside from the cool look, it has great grip but doesn't catch on clothing like checkering can. It's grippy but not abrasive or tacky...perfect for concealed carry. I have some VZ Frag-pattern grips coming, but I think I'll stick with these. Also have a Vedder IWB Kydex holster on the way. I got the pistol for $569 off of a dealer on Gunbroker. No-one in my state had any, but this is pretty much going price in most places. Still pretty good for an all-metal DA/SA pistol, and about going price on a new Glock Gen 4 around here. CZ's seem to be growing in popularity these days...I knew of them back in the 90's but never bought one. Never quite seemed on the level of Sigs or Berettas (at least the non-target CZ's). And based on this pistol, it still seems that way to me. It is still a very nice, robust pistol that I'm willing to depend on for self-defense without hesitation. But if you get the impression that you are getting something that's up to the same level of fit and finish as a Sig or even a Beretta 92, for hundreds less, it's not quite that. But if that sounds like a knock, it's not. It's still a good buy, an elegant little pistol and maybe the best of its format in terms of size/weight/firepower. It's basically the size of the classic Beretta 84, but a bit slimmer and in 9mm rather than .380....and who wouldn't like that? I'm looking to make it my main concealed carry pistol...and that's about as high a recommendation as I can think of.