The company CZ introduced the CZ P10F after having great success with their first modern striker-fired pistol, the CZ P10c. The P10F is just a scaled-up version of the CZ P10c with a slightly longer barrel/slide and grip that holds a larger magazine. The biggest difference between the two is size. But we’ll go over all the other differences between the two guns below.
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|Metrics||CZ P10c||CZ P10F|
|Weight No Mag (Oz)||22.9||25.6|
|Weight Empty Mag (Oz)||25.8||29.1|
|Weight With A Full Mag (Oz)||32.3||37.4|
|Height (top of Slide to bottom of Magazine Baseplate) (Inches)||5.03||5.73|
|Width of Grip (Inches)||1.23||1.12|
|Width of Slide (Inches)||1.02||1.02|
|Width Across Controls (Inches)||1.23||1.21|
CZ P10f vs CZ P10c Concealed Carry
The CZ P10c holds 15 rounds in a flush fit magazine and is ¾ of an inch shorter than the CZ P10f that holds 4 more rounds in a flush fit magazine. That ¾ of an inch does make quite a difference in the concealment of the CZ P10c.
I have two friends and many customers who have carried the CZ P10F with no issues concealing the gun. That said, it is harder to conceal than the CZ P10c. When carrying concealed and going through your daily life, it’s better to have a smaller gun, in my opinion, instead of a gun you can barely conceal when standing straight up and looking forward in the mirror.
In real life, we’re dynamic beings that twist in turn in ways that might push or pull our cover garment tight against our gun causing it to print. If you’ve ever walked through a wide-open parking lot on a windy day and have the wind blow your shirt into your gun, you know what I’m talking about.
For these situations, the CZ P10c is much easier to conceal than the CZ P10F. For reference, I’m 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, and have no issues concealing the CZ P10F with a size large T-shirt using a CZ P10 appendix holster or wearing a flannel shirt and concealing at 4 o’clock as long as the holster has plenty of cant.
When comparing the ergonomics on the CZ P10f vs CZ P10c, the only thing you need to look at is grip length. The CZ P10 series does a good job of forcing the shooter’s hand high into the grip so that they can take advantage of the relatively low bore axis.
The grip allows you to get good leverage that keeps the gun flat. If you’ve got massive hands that hang off the grip of the CZ P10c, then you’ll want to get the P10F as the extra grip length will allow you to get more leverage on the gun.
When it comes to gripping a handgun, the strongest finger on your hand is your pinky. If you don’t believe me, grab your arm and progressively grip it and adding one finger at a time. You’ll feel how much pressure the pinky adds to the grip. Go ahead and try it, this gun comparison will be here when you’re done.
There are multiple sight options available on the CZ P10c and the CZ P10f from the factory. Assuming you’re looking at the same variety of the P10c and P10f, the CZ P10c and CZ P10F will come with the same sight set up so there is nothing to compare there.
Aftermarket sight options are also identical as the CZ P10c and CZ P10F come with the same sight cuts and accept the same sights. You’ve got aftermarket options from a wide variety of manufacturers including but not limited to Trijicon, Night Fision, and Dawson Precision.
If you want to add a slide mounted optic to the gun, many custom shops do the work on the CZ P10f or the CZ P10c. Both guns are offered from the factory in OR or Optics Ready variants.
CZ P10f vs CZ P10c Controls
The trigger will also be identical. Although, if you get a CZ P10 manufactured in the Czech Republic, I’ve found the triggers feel slightly different than the guns manufactured in the United States. Characteristically, they’re the same trigger, but they still feel slightly different. There are plenty of aftermarket trigger options, and they’ll fit both the CZ P10F and the CZ P10c.
Slide locks on the P10 series are incredibly stiff, and frankly, this is probably the weakest point of the CZ P10 series. I’ve never handled a gun that’s as hard to drop the slide as the CZ P10. Unfortunately, there is no advantage to either gun in this area.
A lot of the original design CZ P10c guns, which are still being imported, have an ambidextrous magazine release that can be very hard to use. CZ switched to a new one-side only magazine release on the USA-produced P10c’s and the CZ P10f, and it’s helped a lot. The magazine release is reversible, so it can be set up for a right-hand or left-handed shooter. This is a feature you may want to take a close look at before you purchase your gun.
The CZ P10c is going to get the points here just because there are more holster and recoil spring assembly options. Otherwise, all the offerings are the same.
On aesthetics, I’m going to give the win to the CZ P10c vs P10f. The P10f is just huge. With its relatively short slide and a long grip, it looks a little awkward.
Both of these guns are tack drivers. If your hands are larger than the grip on the CZ P10c, then you’re going to shoot the P10f better. But for the normal person, both of these guns will shoot about the same. However, there is a slightly longer sight radius on the P10f that’ll help on long-distance shots where speed isn’t a factor.
Additionally, one good thing about the CZ P10f is the slide isn’t so long that the sight radius becomes a distraction when trying to shoot quickly under speed. With a longer sight radius, you’ll see more movement in your sights. This can be a distraction that makes you less accurate if you’re shooting fast.
The CZ P10c ranges from an MSRP of $499 to $577, and the P10f ranges from $524 to $590. Technically, you don’t get as much value with the CZ P10f vs P10c. But we’re talking about $20 here so I’m going to give them a tie.
The best choice will be determined by what you want to use the gun for. If you’re planning to carry it concealed, most people will be better served by the P10c. However, if you’re getting it for home defense or just shooting at the range, it’s hard not to make a case for the CZ P10F. I think most shooters will be better served by the CZ P10c, but there are many for who the P10F is a better choice.
Pros of the CZ P10F
- Grip size
- Sight radius
Pros of the CZ P10C
Cons of the CZ P10F
Cons of the CZ P10C
This is an opinion piece, but I always aim to eliminate bias. Look, we’ve all read them before. Gun reviews that claim to be helpful, but they’re really thinly veiled hit pieces trying to get you to buy something before you’ve even started your research. Or, even worse, a review put together by a content writer who has never even held a gun.
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