In the upcoming February 2014 issue of Combat Handguns, author Denis Prisbrey writes, “Made in a foreign land that’s not spelled A-U-S-T-R-I-A and not widely embraced by Hollywood, CZ products seem to be underrated in general, which is unfortunate, since their quality is typically excellent, and their pricing quite competitive. The compact CZ 75D PCR Compact is a prime example.”

Based on the lauded, 1975-era CZ 75 DA/SA 9mm, the CZ 75D PCR Compact is a 27.4-ounce DA/SA 9mm with a 3.8-inch barrel, an alloy frame and a 14-round, steel, double-column magazine. Prisbrey was able to test the new pistol and further relate its details: “The standard steel Compact can be carried cocked and locked for SA-first-shot carry use, or hammer down in DA mode for a long-trigger-travel first shot. There’s no actual external manual safety on either the CZ 75D PCR…however, and the thumb lever…only decocks the hammer after manually chambering or firing a round.”

So did the new PCR Compact pass the author’s test for concealed carry? To learn more about CZ’s new offering and how it fared at the range, check out the February 2014 issue of Combat Handguns, available on newsstands and digitally October 29, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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