The CZ P07 is arguably one of the best double-action single-action polymer frame pistols on the market. To make the most use of this great gun! You’re going to need a good holster that perfectly suits your needs. The CZ P07 is fairly versatile, so you can run it in a variety of configurations. You’re likely going to need a purpose-built P07 holster that will fill the role in which you are using your CZ P07.
CZ P07 IWB Holster
An IWB holster for the CZ P-07 is going to need a couple of key features. This is to make sure it’s comfortable. When you’re carrying it inside the waistband, it’s very important that the holster is comfortable. Because if it is not, you will not carry it. There are also features that help improve concealment.
You’re likely going to be carrying either strong side, which means from the three to five o’clock position for a right-handed shooter, or you’re going to be carrying appendix, which is generally forward of the hips. Both of these positions require specific features which we will go over below. But in general, you want an IWB holster that is very well-rounded. Especially along the muzzle and underneath the trigger guard.
Strongside carry is going to have different concealment requirements than when carrying at appendix. So, you’re going to want to make sure the gun has a good amount of adjustable cant. I prefer cant between zero and 30 degrees. That seems like a wide range of adjustments. But it’s really necessary for a gun the size of the CZ P-07. Cant is going to dictate both your draw efficiency as well as concealment.
If you can get the grip nice and tucked up close to your love handle. That will make the gun much more concealable than if it is poking out of the rear of your shirt. Draw stroke angle doesn’t always line up with the perfect cant for concealment. But they’re usually pretty close on a gun the size of the CZ P-07. You’re going to have to decide what is the best compromise for your CZ P07 Holster.
It may be the same angle for one is the other perfect angle as well. If that’s the case great! If it’s not, you have the ability to decide what is the most important to you. Comfort at this position is going to be mostly about the rounded muzzle on a CZ P07 Holster. If the holster does not have a rounded muzzle it’ll be uncomfortable. Unless you have a very flat backside, the muzzle will likely stick into your rear.
And if this is the case, it’s much more comfortable in doing so with a well-rounded muzzle. Think of the difference between a soft ball being like the shape of our holster or a two by four being the shape of most other holsters. Which one would you rather have touching your skin?
When carrying appendix, the holster is going to likely sit next to your inner thigh. At that position, it’s going to be most comfortable to have a holster that is well-rounded under the trigger guard. This is very important as that area can get quite sharp if it’s not well-rounded like our Singleton holster. That makes a huge difference when it comes to comfort. Comfort matters when you’re wearing a holster 12 to 14 hours a day. Another thing you’ll want to take into account is ride height adjustment. Ride height is very important when you’re carrying appendix. You want the holster to fit nicely in that natural pocket.
And depending on the pair of pants you’re wearing, as well as your general build, the ride height and the adjustment between that pocket and your belt is not going to be the same for everybody. So, to be able to adjust that distance is very important. Ride height also affects concealment as well as draw speed. Generally, the higher the gun sits the quicker it is to draw the gun, while the lower the gun sits the more concealable it is.
You’ll need to play around to find the perfect match between comfort, concealment and draw speed. I’m sure you’ll be able to find it for yourself. If you don’t have adjustable ride height in a holster, then you can’t find out which is the best spot for your gun to sit. You’ll also likely want to add a claw or a wing, and a wedge to your holster. Those accessories drastically affect both comfort and concealment of the firearm.
A claw or a wing is a device that sits beside the trigger guard and acts as a lever to allow the force from the belt to push the grip into the body. This makes the gun a lot more concealable. With my body type, there’s no way I would ever run an appendix carry holster without one.
The wedge is also a great accessory to have. When you’re carrying appendix, the holster generally sits in a natural pocket beside your inner thigh. That pocket needs to be completely filled by the CZ P07 Holster and/or wedge, or else you’re going to get hotspots. Hotspots are created when undue pressure is placed from the holster in a couple of key points.
You avoid this by spreading the pressure out. So you’d rather have the holster fill that entire void, instead of just touching a couple of places. A wedge sits between the holster and the body itself, filling that void as well as kicking the muzzle of the holster out. This is very important since gravity is wanting to pull the heavy loaded magazine and top half of the slide out away from the body, making the gun less concealable as well as placing more pressure on the natural inner pocket.
OWB CZ P07 Holster
Choosing an OWB CZ P07 Holster for the CZ P07 is much like choosing a IWB holster. You want to determine how you’re going to carry the gun and what your purpose for this holster is. If it’s a concealment holster, it’s going to require a completely different set of features than when you’re going to run in competition or for tactical use.
When looking for an OWB CZ P07 Holster, the main thing you’re going to look for is having a holster that hugs tight to the body, this is likely a pancake style holster with two belt attachments, as well as having adjustable cant. Adjustable cant is a very rare feature on pancake style holsters, as they often have fixed cants. You’re looking for a holster that has between zero and 30 degrees of cant adjustment. This seems like a wide range, but it’s really necessary.
If you’re carrying the gun right at the three o’clock, then you’re likely going to want somewhere between zero and seven and a half degree cant. While once you start moving the gun back more towards five, it’s going to be more advantageous for concealment to have a 30 degree cant as well as your natural draw stoke. The natural draw stroke is actually very good at a zero degree cant at three, but 15 degree cant is going to be more concealable than zero. As you move the gun further back, the difference between the optimal cant for a draw stroke and the optimal cant for concealment is going to narrow. So, I would suggest carrying the OWB CZ P07 Holster well behind the hip.
A competition or tactical-style holster is going to need different features than a concealment holster by far. You might have to have the OWB CZ P07 Holster out away from the body so you can clear body armor and tactical applications, or in a competition-style setting, it’s likely going to be attached to a stiff hanger. Hugging close to the body is not what you want in these scenarios. You’re also going to want very fine retention adjustment, as that will allow you to tailor the holster your specific needs on that day.
If you’re riding around on a four wheeler checking your property, you’re going to want tight retention on your holster. Whereas if you’re running the gun and the USPSA match, retention is not going to be your number one priority, you’re going to want a smooth draw stroke. Personally, I find a draw stroke to be very smooth with tight retention, assuming the holster is properly designed. I like this retention on my holsters, but other competitors may disagree, and having a holster with adjustable retention gives you the option to decide what works for you.
Having a versatile mounting system is very important on your holster. There are a ton of mouth’s out there these days, and they all have different purposes. Having a holster that’s designed work with multiple mounts always gives you more options and more options are often a very good thing. If you’re running the gun in a USPSA match, I would probably suggest going with a competition style hanger, like a TurboDrop or a BOSS hanger. These hangers are very stiff and they allow you a lot of adjustment within the holster.
They sit down lower below the belt line, as well as they fit on very stiff competition belts. While they aren’t easy to take on and off, they do work very well and they’re purpose-built. If you’re wondering what this is and you don’t know, this option likely isn’t for you, at least at this time, whereas amount like an X-Lock works for almost everybody. It’s very secure, keeps the holster reasonably rigid if you had a good belt, and it also is somewhat affordable, whereas an option like a TurboDrop or a BOSS hanger can sometimes cost as much as the holster itself.
You also have options like a paddle. A paddle is a great option if you want a holster that’s easy to get on and off quickly. My buddy who often rides his land in the trails on his four-wheeler loves having a paddle holster because when he leaves his house, he can grab his gun and holster, put it on quickly and then ride around. He’ll carry his Glock 43 on the daily while he carries his Glock 17 when he rides to the woods. This paddle holster allows him the option of doing that without a lot of work on his part to get the gun on.
CZ P07 Holster with light
At this time, we do not have a CZ P-07 holster with light, but that is something we are working on. Please sign up for our email list to be notified when it has been completed.