The CZ 75 SP-01 is the first full size handgun (4.6 bbl) from CZ to feature the improved manufacturing technology and ergonomics of the NATO-approved CZ 75 Compact P-01 model. Based on the CZ 75 DA/SA platform, the SP-01 features an integral 1913 accessory rail on the dust cover, rubber grip panels, and CZ’s corrosion resistant black polycoat finish. It utilizes an extended beavertail to protect the shooter’s strong hand as well as allowing for a deeper and more secure grip. The grip geometry, checkering in key areas on the front and back straps, and redistribution of mass provided by the accessory rail noticeably decrease the perceived recoil from previous models, and allows for more rapid target acquisition and transition. The SP-01 was designed as a military and duty sidearm, and thanks to its exceptional accuracy and superior handling characteristics, the CZ 75 SP-01 has also found supporters in the field of sport and target shooting. The Tactical variant of the SP-01 has a safety stop on the hammer, firing pin block safety, and utilizes an ambidextrous decocker in place of the manual safety on the standard SP-01. This model has 3-dot night sights and an 18+1 9mm Luger capacity.