CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical Vs. Beretta M9A1

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Every time I look up “Beretta v CZ” I get one of two results typically. It’s either the PX4 Compact versus the P-07, or it’s the CZ 75 versus the Beretta 92 FS. The PX4 Compact v the P-07 is a good comparison, they’re both polymer compacts holding 15rds, and they’re DA/SA pistols. The 92FS versus the 75 isn’t a bad comparison either…but it’s kind of dated if you ask me.

With this video, I decided I’d bring the 92FS v 75 debate into the 21st century by comparing the CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical and the Beretta M9A1. Both are second generation pistols for their respective platforms and they both came around around the same time (2006 for the M9A1 and around 2005 for the SP-01). Both are also full sized metal framed pistols that feed from double stack magazines.

Since you’re on the website, it’ll be easier for you to see what I put in the description on the video. I may or may not have forgot to compare how the two shoot side by side. Needless to say, the 40oz SP-01 is a flat shooter, especially thanks to it’s balance. That said though, the Beretta, for whatever reason, is softer recoiling. Maybe it’s due to it having half a slide, the recoil spring, or maybe it’s the sliding locking block.

This is the same type of recoil experience though that I experienced with the Beretta 92A1. Felt recoil was extremely soft, but I was getting more muzzle rise than with the SP-01 Tactical. To me, the soft recoil paired with the muzzle wise equated to a contradiction in terms of what my senses were picking up.

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