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I helped a friend with his mother recently and today at lunch my friend presented me with a CZ SP-01 Phantom. I don't know anything about CZ let alone this particular gun. Any gift is greatly appreciated, but how much should I appreciate this one?
 

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I need to make some friends like that :wow:

I have an SP-01 myself, its a great gun. Very accurate, soft shooting and 100% reliable. CZ make some very nice guns, it should serve you very well
 

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This might interest you, the CZ reliability test:

Must be able to complete the following without failure:

4000 dry firings
3000 De-cockings
Operator level disassembly 1350 times with out wear or damage to components.
Complete disassembly 150 times, this is all the way down, pins, springs etc.
100% interchangeability, any number of pistols randomly selected, disassembled, parts mixed and reassembled with no failures of any kind including loss of accuracy.


Safety requirements:

Drop test
1.5 meter (4.9”) drop test, this is done 54 times with the pistol loaded (blank) and the hammer cocked. Dropping the pistol on the butt, the muzzle, back of the slide, sides of the gun, top of the slide, in essence, any angle that you could drop the gun from. This is done on concrete and 0 failures are allowed! A failure is the gun firing.

3meter drop (9.8”) 5 times with the pistol loaded (blank) and the hammer cocked, This is done on concrete and 0 failures are allowed! A failure is the gun firing.

After these tests are complete the gun must fire without service.

The factory contracted an independent lab to do additional testing on guns that previously passed the drop tests. These pistol were dropped an additional 352 times without failure.

The pistol must also complete an environmental conditions test:
This means cold, heat, dust/sand and mud.
The pistol must fire after being frozen for 24 hours at –35C (-36F).
The pistol must fire after being heated for 24 hours at 70C (126F)
The pistol must fire after being submerged in mud, sand and combinations including being stripped of oil then completing the sand and mud tests again.

Service life:
The service life requirement from the Czech police was 15,000 rounds of +P ammo.
The pistol will exceed 30,000 rounds with ball 9mm.

Reliability:
The reliability requirements for the P-01 pistol are 99.8%, that’s a .2% failure rate.
This equals 20 stoppages in 10,000 rounds or 500 “Mean Rounds Between Failure” (MRBF)
During testing, the average number of stoppages was only 7 per 15,000 rounds fired, this is a .05% failure rate, a MRBF rate of 2142 rounds! Over 4 time the minimum acceptable requirement.
The U.S. Army MRBF requirement is 495 rounds for 9mm pistols with 115 grain Ball ammunition.
 

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CZ's are fantastic firearms. Although I havent shot a Phantom, I have shot an SP-01 Tactical which is the Phantom's full steel brother. They are great guns. The CZ SP-01 Shadow is at the top of my list for guns to get next.

Give them a big "THANK YOU!". Im not sure what you did for them but it was obviously appreciated greatly.
 
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