ASG STI Duty One

Nice replica, shame about the trigger… The ASG STI Duty One is a fairly typical product from Danish distributor ASG – it’s well made, well finished and a good replica of the original pistol.  However, it does have a couple of idiosyncrasies which you need to bear in mind if you’re thinking of buying one.

ASG produce two replicas based on the STI Duty One – one has blowback and one doesn’t.  Apart from blowback, the two appear to be identical (though the non-blowback version is a little cheaper to buy). The ASG STI Duty One is also available in both 6mm and 4.5mm form. I have owned three examples of this replica and all were 4.5mm, blowback versions, so that’s what I’ll mainly be talking about here though I believe that the other versions are similar in function.

Real steel background

In the early 1990s, Texan gunsmith Virgil Tripp started building custom 1911 pistols for the growing IPSC market.  His attention to detail and the quality of his products quickly brought commercial success and in 1993 a young engineer and Computer Aided Design (CAD) specialist called Sandy Strayer joined Tripp Research Inc.  With Tripp’s pistol knowledge and Stayer’s engineering skills, the two revolutionised the 1911 market when they introduced their 2011 range in 1994.  This provided a modular frame using fiber-reinforced plastic for the trigger guard, grip, and magazine well which was attached to the metal upper portion of the frame.  The STI 2011 frame was strong and reliable but less than half the weight of a conventional all-metal 1911 frame.

One of the STI International 2011 range

The company changed its name to Strayer-Tripp, Inc. (STI) in 1994 and focused on two distinct lines of pistol – the 1911 range which provided pistols with a conventional frame based on the 1911 design and the 2011 range which used the new modular frame.  In 1997 the company was bought over by the owners of electronics company Tessco, Inc., and was re-named STI International.  The STI 1911 and 2011 ranges continued to be popular and by 2007 STI International was the third largest exporter of guns in the USA.

The STI International Duty One

The Duty One is one of the most popular pistols in the STI International 1911 range.  However, unlike many STI pistols, this isn’t primarily intended as a target shooter.  It’s a practical carry gun with fixed sights which is available with 3″, 4″ and 5″ barrels and chambered either for the .45 ACP round or the 9x19mm.  The Duty One features a patented STI International lightweight trigger and a commander style hammer and is supplied with a distinctive matte blued finish.  An ambidextrous thumb safety is provided in addition to the grip safety.  The Duty One is available in standard and “lite” form, which incorporates a lightweight aluminium frame.  The Duty One was redesigned in 2014 and current versions feature distinctive “grid” pattern slide grip serrations and a revised grip.

The ASG STI Duty One

The ASG STI Duty One is a CO2-powered licensed replica of mostly metal construction with a stick type drop-out magazine and a short under-barrel accessory rail.  CO2 is retained inside the grip and accessed by removing the backstrap and grip base.  This replica is manufactured in Taiwan on behalf of ASG and is available in 4.5mm and 6mm.  ASG produce two versions of the STI Duty One – one with blowback and one without.  The figures below and the information in this article is based on my experience with the blowback version.  The non-blowback version looks very similar, but I haven’t tried it.  I believe that the 4.5mm version is available in matte black finish only though there is a two-tone version of the non-blowback and the 6mm blowback versions with a polished slide.  All versions include full STI markings.

Two-tone 6mm version

The slide moves through less than the full range of travel during blowback and locks back when the last round is fired.  The thumb safety, magazine and slide release work as per the original but the grip safety is moulded in place and has no function.  The ASG STI Duty One cannot be field stripped. ASG also produce CO2 powered replicas of several other STI handguns including the Lawman, Tac Master, Combat Master and the tiny Off Duty.

Packaging and presentation  2.5/5

The ASG STI Duty One is provided in a card box with a single magazine and a short user manual.

Visual accuracy  8/10

STI Duty One (left), ASG STI Duty One (right)

The ASG STI Duty One is generally a good visual replica of the pre-2014 STI Duty One.  Grips, markings, finish and overall shape and profile are very good indeed and all controls are a good visual match for the original.  The main visual difference is the trigger – the ASG replica uses a pivoting style trigger rather than the sliding 1911 style trigger seen on the original.

Functional accuracy  11/15

The version tested is a blowback replica with a drop-out, stick-type magazine.  The trigger operates in single action only and the slide locks back after the last round is fired.  The slide catch, magazine release and thumb safety work as per the original weapon.  The slide moves through restricted travel compared to the cartridge version.  The grip safety is moulded in place and has no function.

The slide release catch on the cartridge version can be extracted to the left side to allow the slide to be removed.  On this version the slide release cannot be extracted and the slide cannot be easily removed.

Shooting  30/40

The CO2 chamber is accessed by pressing a button in the base of the grip, which allows the plastic panel which forms the base and rear of the grip to be removed.  CO2 can then be inserted and tightened and pierced using the plastic tab at the base of the grip.  The tightening tab is a little small and quite fiddly for use with large man-fingers, but with a bit of practise this can be done without too much drama.  It can sometimes be difficult to remove the used CO2 cartridge.  Even with the cover plate removed and the tab loosened as much as possible, it can take a fair bit of shaking to get the used CO2 to drop out.  Re-fitting the cover panel can also be a little fiddly, though it’s nice to see that this completely conceals the loading tab once it’s in place.

Loading the stick type magazine reveals the first of this replicas’ idiosyncrasies.  The follower locks down, which makes it easy to load BBs in to the port at the top of the magazine.  However, if you then release the follower, the BBs will spray back out of top of the magazine.  To prevent this, you must cover the holes at the front and rear of the top of the magazine with your fingers as you release the follower.

When you have CO2 and BBs loaded, the ASG STI Duty One feels good.  The chunky, deeply serrated rubberised grips and angular frame allow a firm and consistent grip.  STI International obviously knows a great deal about how to make a handgun that handles well, and the ASG version replicates this nicely.  This feeling is reinforced when you pull the trigger – a loud bang and strong blowback make this feel like a powerful and purposeful shooter.

However, pulling the trigger also reveals the second odd issue with this pistol.  Like many blowback replicas, the blowback action cocks the hammer, but it doesn’t queue the next BB for shooting.  This is done during the long first part of the trigger pull and the movement of the BB can clearly be felt.  The problem here is that if you pull the trigger fairly slowly towards the release point, the BB can roll out of the front of the barrel if the pistol is pointed level or slightly down.  The solution is to pull the trigger firmly and fairly quickly (the manual actually warns that the trigger should be pulled “in one swift motion“), but this doesn’t help with accuracy.  This issue does seem to be variable – on one of my Duty Ones, BBs regularly fell out of the end of the barrel before I was ready to shoot, but the other two seemed less prone to this.  And if for any reason you pull the trigger halfway back and then release it without firing, when you next pull the trigger you will load a second BB into the breech and you’ll then fire both at once.  The trigger action on this pistol is a problem and it’s notably worse than, for example, the ASG CZ75 (though it’s identical to the trigger on the ASG CZ P-07 Duty, which has the same fault).  You really must develop a style where you pull the trigger quickly and confidently every time if you are to avoid issues.  Being tentative will lead to double loading or losing the BB before you shoot.

The loud bang and strong blowback make the Duty One feel powerful, but the numbers don’t really back this up.  I have owned three 4.5mm examples of the ASG STI Duty One and all chronoed at around 325 – 350 fps dependent on temperature.  Perfectly respectable figures, but well short of the 436fps claimed by ASG.  Accuracy was also average without being great.  Even though they lack white dots, the sights are clear and easy to read but grouping with two of my Duty Ones was around 1½” – 2″ at six yards – fair but not great.  The third example was notably worse, grouping at 2″ – 3″ at six yards.  These aren’t terrible figures, so perhaps it’s just because the ASG Duty One feels like it’s so powerful that they seem a little disappointing?

CO2 consumption is fair for a blowback replica with three magazines (60 shots) of full-power shots available from a single CO2.  If you continue to a fourth magazine, you’ll gradually run out of puff until the CO2 is completely exhausted somewhere around the 70th shot.

Other than the issues noted, the ASG STI Duty One appears to be reliable.  The slide locks back every time and I had no mechanical problems or failures with any of the examples I owned.  Because the slide and magazine releases and the thumb safety are on the left side only, this isn’t a particularly great pistol if you’re left-handed.

Quality and reliability  13/15

The overall fit and finish of the ASG STI Duty One are very good indeed.  Everything fits well without rattles or movement and seams are well concealed. The rubberised grips are a particularly nice touch and the matte black finish seems more durable than the finish on many replicas (which sadly isn’t difficult).  I have heard of owners who have had the front sight come loose on this model, though I didn’t experience this on any of mine.

The operational issues noted in the Shooting section seem to be design flaws rather than manufacturing defects, and this does seem to be generally a high-quality replica which is available at a very reasonable price.

Overall Impression  11/15

This is a great looking, well made and well finished replica but for me, trigger action is at the heart of how much I enjoy shooting a pistol.  On the ASG Duty One, the trigger action is flawed, which I found very frustrating.  This replica looks good and feels great, but for me at least, the shooting experience just doesn’t deliver what is promised.  I ended up buying three different Duty Ones, in the hope that I’d find one which shot as well as it looked and handled.  I failed, and I’m not sure that I’d buy another.

Conclusion

I’m a big fan of the 1911 platform and I generally like updated 1911s.  There is a lot to like here and in most ways this is a great replica of a modernised 1911.  It’s certainly a good looking and well-made pistol and it’s relatively inexpensive.  However, I found its shooting ability to be fairly poor and the trigger action rather disappointing.  And after all, the ability to shoot is the reason we buy this type of replica rather than a non-shooting wall ornament.

If you can find one that shoots well, or if you’re willing and able to modify your shooting technique to overcome its inherent issues, you may enjoy the ASG STI Duty One.  If not, there are probably better ASG products and better modernised 1911 replicas to add to your collection.

Pros

Nice looking and handling replica

Feels solid and well made

Finish seems to be more durable than average

Strong blowback

Cons

Trigger action

Accuracy and power aren’t all that great

Non-working grip safety

Not lefty friendly

Total score: 75.5/100

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ASG CZ P-09 Duty review

ASG CZ P-09 Duty

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Danish group Action Sport Games A/S (ASG) produce a range of 4.5mm and 6mm BB shooting semi-auto and revolver replicas. I have owned several ASG pistols including a couple of Dan Wesson revolvers, a blowback CZ P-07 Duty and an STI Duty One. They were all pretty good, seeming to have above average build and finish quality for mid-range replicas. However, at the start of 2014, ASG introduced a new range of pellet shooting pistols including a blowback semi-auto replica. Now, I like semi-auto replicas, and I like blowback guns, but when I heard this I had mixed feelings. The theory of a pellet shooter with blowback is good – you should get the realistic recoil effect of blowback plus the power and accuracy of a pellet shooter, but somehow products from other manufacturers who have attempted this have fallen short. I was therefore delighted when I was recently provided with a new ASG CZ P-09 Duty blowback pellet shooter, so I could find out whether it’s actually any good…

Real steel background

Česká Zbrojovka (Czech Arms Factory – CZ) has been producing a range of sporting and military firearms since 1936. In the period between the first and second World Wars, Czechoslovakian companies exported weapons round the world (the Bren machine gun used by British forces, for example, was produced in Czechoslovakia). Following the end of World War two, CZ continued to produce weapons such as the Model 58 assault rifle and the Scorpion machine pistol for Czech forces and their Soviet bloc allies. Following the break-up of the Soviet Union and the formation of the Czech Republic, CZ became a private company in 1992. In 2005, CZ bought the US Dan Wesson firearm company. Today, still operating from the small Moravian town of Uherský Brod, CZ employs over 2000 staff, making it one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the world.

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CZ 75

In 1975, CZ introduced the CZ 75, a 9mm, short recoil operated, locked breech pistol using the Browning linkless cam system (as seen on the Browning Hi-Power, which it somewhat resembles). The design of the slide on the CZ 75 is notable in that it rides on rails inside the frame, rather than sitting outside and over the frame as on 1911 style pistols. This allows the slide to be slimmer and more compact.   The CZ 75 is a full-size, military and police sidearm and it quickly gained a reputation for rugged reliability and good accuracy and is still being manufactured today.

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CZ P-09 Duty

In 2012 CZ introduced the P-09 Duty, basically an updated CZ75 featuring a glass-fibre reinforced polymer frame and an improved trigger system. The P-09 Duty is able to hold 19, 9mm rounds in its large magazine whilst retaining good ergonomic qualities. Like the CZ 75, the P-09 has quickly gained a reputation for reliability and accuracy at a very reasonable cost. The P-09 is popular both as a law enforcement and military sidearm, and as a sporting pistol (especially in the Czech Republic where shooting is the third most popular sport, after football and ice hockey).

The ASG CZ P-09 Duty

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ASG have a licensing agreement with CZ and many of their CO2 powered semi-auto replicas are based on CZ pistols such as the CZ 75 Compact and the CZ P-07 Duty. Most ASG replicas are available in 4.5 and 6mm forms. However, for the first time in early 2014, ASG launched a range of pistols with rifled barrels which were capable of shooting .177 pellets. These included updated versions of the Dan Wesson revolvers and a pellet shooting, blowback version of the CZ P-09 Duty.

The ASG CZ P-09 features a polymer frame and grip and a metal slide, hammer, trigger, slide release and safety. The inner barrel is deeply recessed and the outer barrel includes a removable end-cap, allowing the fitment of a moderator. An under-barrel accessory rail is provided and each pistol has a unique serial number. The ambidextrous manual safety/de-cocker is fully functional.

cz7The P-09 is able to shoot both .177 pellets and 4.5mm steel BBs.  Both types of ammo are loaded in a double-ended magazine which incorporates two, eight shot rotary carriers, giving a total capacity of 16 shots. The magazine is very similar to those found in the Umarex PX-4 and the Gamo PT-85 (actually, it appears to be identical to the PT-85 mag). Both front and rear sights feature white dots. CO2 is retained inside the grip and this licensed replica features accurate CZ markings. Unlike many other ASG replicas which are made in Taiwan, the CZ P-09 Duty is manufactured in Japan.

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ASG provide a number of accessories for the P-09 including spare magazines, a hard case, a barrel extension, a tactical light and a laser sight.

Spec;

Calibre: .177 pellet/4.5mm BB

Magazine capacity: 16 pellets or BBs

Propellant: CO2

Barrel length: 3.8″, rifled

Weight: 702g

Overall length: 205mm

Sights: Fixed, white dots

Action: SA/DA

Claimed power: 492fps (using .33g pellets)

Packaging and presentation 2.5/5

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The ASG CZ P-09 comes in a simple a cardboard box with shaped card inserts to locate the pistol. It’s a perfectly serviceable box, though not something you’d use to display the pistol. The P-09 is supplied with a single magazine and a short user manual.

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CZ P-09 Duty (above), ASG CZ P-09 Duty (below)

ASG claim that the original CZ drawings were used to create this replica, and I see no reason to doubt that – this is about as good as it gets in terms of a visual replica. Every line, pin and contour or the original is replicated, down to the complex whorls and curls of the anti-slip grip finish. Even the base of the grip and magazine replicate the look of the original (something many replicas fail to do). All controls are accurately replicated and markings are as per the original. Even the obligatory safety markings are discreetly engraved rather than painted in bright, white text.

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The black finish on the metal slide closely matches the finish of the plastic frame and grip, making the various parts of the pistol look as though they belong together. A particularly nice touch is that the inner barrel is deeply recessed, leaving a large visible barrel opening. If you put this replica next to a P-09 firearm, I suspect you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference. The only visual clues are that the ejection port is recessed rather than cut-out (though the port and ejector pin are crisply moulded) and the small actuating button in the centre of the left side manual safety/de-cocker which isn’t present on the original.

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Functional accuracy 12/15

The ASG CZ P-09 Duty has good weight – it’s around 100g lighter than the original firearm, but it does provide convincing heft. The hammer, trigger, ambidextrous safety/de-cocker and magazine release all function as per the original. The slide release on the left of the frame does not move and has no function (the slide on this replica does not lock back). The plastic magazine is of reduced size. What looks like the base of the magazine is part of the removable section of the grip which gives access to the CO2 chamber.

The slide moves under blowback action though it cannot be locked back. There is no simple way of removing the slide and the P-09 cannot be easily stripped for lubrication or cleaning.

Shooting 37/40

cz4Preparing the ASG CZ P-09 for shooting is simple. The lower part of the grip and the backstrap are removed to reveal the CO2 chamber. CO2 is inserted, and the metal tab tightened to pierce the CO2, which it does with almost no loss of gas. The first time I loaded CO2, I came close to over-tightening the tab, as I was waiting for the tell-tale hiss of escaping gas which didn’t happen.

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Pellets or BBs are then loaded into the double ended magazine. ASG recommend using flat-fronted pellets only, to avoid jamming issues. Two chambers are visible at a time on each rotary carrier, so there is no way to use any form of speed loader and loading takes a little time and requires careful placement, especially of pellets. At least when you’re done you have 16 shots before re-loading is required. The magazine clicks positively into place, though it is quite deeply recessed in the grip.

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With the safety off, the first shot can be fired in double action or the hammer can be manually cocked for single action. There is no need to rack the slide before shooting. In both double and single action the trigger pull is fairly long, and there is a distinct catch as the rotary pellet carrier is indexed. The actual release point comes almost at the extreme rear point of trigger travel and there is distinct additional pressure as this point is reached. However, the release point is consistent and clear. If you pull the trigger almost to the point of shooting and then release it, the pellet carrier will index again when you pull the trigger a second time, leaving an unfired pellet behind. The non-adjustable white dot sights are clear and easy to align.

cz9The pistol fires with a distinct crack rather than a loud bang, and blowback is strong and rapid. The blowback action only cocks the hammer, it does not index the next pellet for shooting. The slide does not lock back on empty (a function of loading pellets via a rotary carrier), so you do need to count your shots.

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Six shots, six yards, semi-rested. RWS CO2 Target pellets, 0.45g (7.0gr)

The good news is, this is a very fine shooter. A six yards, mine shoots slightly to the left of the point of aim and around ½” low when using .45g (7.0gr) pellets. A lighter pellet would probably allow it to shoot very close to the point of aim. Rested, it will group at about 1″ at six yards. Freestanding, this increases to 1½” – 2″, but that’s probably down to my ageing eyesight and wobbly limbs rather than any fault of the pistol. In my experience, that’s about as good as it gets for a pellet pistol shooting over open sights, and certainly almost as good as any multi-shot pellet pistol I have tried.

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Six shots, six yards, freestanding. RWS CO2 Target pellets, 0.45g (7.0gr)

CO2 consumption is reasonable for a blowback pistol: at 24°C, I got around 50 – 60 full power shots from a single CO2. Accuracy is maintained until power starts to drop noticeably. I don’t currently have access to a chronograph, so I can’t comment on the claimed power of 492fps using .33g pellets. Most user reports suggest power somewhere in the 350 – 400fps range with heavier pellets, but the P-09 certainly shoots with pleasing authority and knocked large chunks out of my wooden backstop, so it has more than adequate power for target shooting.

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The P-09 can also shoot steel 4.5mm BBs. These are slightly easier to load in the magazine than pellets, and locate positively into the magnetised chambers. However, I haven’t tried shooting it with BBs. I’m concerned that steel BBs may erode the lands in the rifled barrel, and I don’t want to risk compromising its accuracy with pellets. I’d assume it would shoot the lighter BBs with more power, but I doubt it would be any more accurate. Other than that BBs are a little cheaper than pellets, I can’t think of any reason you’d want to shoot BBs with this pistol.

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This is a very nice shooter indeed. It is more than accurate enough for my level of shooting ability, and I imagine that it’s good enough to provide satisfactory target shooting fun for most people. I haven’t had the opportunity to try it at ranges longer than six yards, but I suspect that it may also have the power and accuracy to be used at ten yards and more. One small disappointment is that it doesn’t have adjustable rear sights. On a pistol this accurate, I’d have liked to be able to adjust the point of impact to precisely align with the point of aim, though mine shoots close enough out of the box that this is a fairly minor niggle.

Quality and reliability 14/15

Given that the CZ P-09 was released less than six months ago, it’s difficult to say anything definitive abut long term reliability, though I can say that mine has performed without any problems at all. Some owners have reported that the strong blowback can shake the front sight loose, and even cause it to fall off. Mine has remained firmly affixed, but it’s something that may be worth checking if you own a P-09.

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The overall fit and finish of the P-09 are very good indeed. The slide has no rattles or side-to-side movement and cycles smoothly. The trigger and hammer have no looseness or rattles, the magazine locks and unlocks crisply and the rear and bottom part of the slide which give access to the CO2 chamber fit neatly with no movement or give. Even the CO2 tightening/piercing tab is metal rather than the more common plastic. The paint on the slide seems thick and chip resistant, and mine is showing no signs of wear. The plastic grip and frame are robust and nicely textured, replicating the complex anti-slip finish of the original.

I have read other reviews which suggest that the P-09 isn’t up to usual build quality of ASG products, and I don’t really understand this. I can’t fault the P-09 in terms of fit or finish and it shoots very nicely indeed. The removable grip base/backstrap can be a little fiddly to replace, but once it’s in place, it fits neatly and without any movement or give. For what it’s worth, in my opinion this is as good as anything else produced by ASG.

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Overall (and like most ASG replicas) this seems well made and well finished and I’m not aware of any major issues.

Overall Impression 13/15

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It’s difficult not to compare this to the other blowback pellet shooters currently available. It certainly feels as if it has better fit and finish than the Umarex PX-4, and is a better shooter than both that pistol and the similar Gamo PT-85. In terms of accuracy, it’s close to the Umarex Desert Eagle, though it has better CO2 consumption and (for me) much better ergonomics than that pistol. I also prefer the metal slide of the P-09 to the all plastic construction of the Desert Eagle and I feel that this helps to give more convincing blowback.

This is the first time I have come across a blowback replica which combines good accuracy, reasonable CO2 consumption and easy handling and consequently it’s a replica I really enjoy shooting.

Conclusion

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The ASG CZ P-09 Duty is rapidly becoming one of my favourite replicas. I like the understated, functional look of the original and this is a spot-on visual replica. I also like blowback pistols and I appreciate the power and accuracy that only comes from shooting pellets though a rifled barrel. However, the other blowback pellet shooters I have owned have disappointed for various reasons. This one doesn’t. It has good weight and heft, great ergonomics, it appears to be well made and finished and it’s available at a reasonable price. Most importantly, it’s a cracking shooter – powerful, accurate and with the convincing simulated recoil effect that only blowback can provide. Of course, it isn’t perfect – I’d have preferred an open ejection port and adjustable rear sights for example – but it’s pretty close.

Only time will tell whether it’s reliable in the long term, but if like me you have always fancied a powerful pellet shooter with blowback that’s also a decent shooter, this could finally be the one.

Many thanks to Action Sport Games for providing the CZ P-09 Duty for review.

Total score: 87.5/100

Update

OK, it has been over three months since I initially posted the review of the ASG CZ P-09 Duty (where did the time go?). And I thought I’d do an update. First impressions can be deceiving. When you get a pistol, it’s new and unfamiliar and it can be different to pick out its strengths and weaknesses accurately. But after a few weeks or months, you get to know it better and it’s easier to set it in context compared to other replicas. So, I thought I’d update this review with my thoughts on the CZ P-09 after three months.

Looking back at the review, I don’t think I said enough about the accuracy of the P-09 Duty. The three dot sights are clear and easy to use and I can place a pellet reliably at six yards, every time and on the point of aim. Of all the replicas I currently own, this is the most consistently accurate. It’s powerful too, punching holes through backstops that are adequate for other replicas.

The blowback is also very strong and very sharp. Strong enough to jar your wrist, and a pretty good facsimile of firearm recoil. In fact, it has the strongest recoil effect of any of my current blowback replicas. I don’t know how it does this though – it doesn’t seem to have a large or heavy slide and it seems to be fairly good in terms of CO2 usage. I also now recognise that it’s also very loud – firing it back-to-back with other replicas shows that this is the loudest by a fair margin. This combined with the recoil effect make it feel more like shooting a .22 rimfire pistol than a CO2 powered replica.

I have had no mechanical issues with the P-09 at all. Not even a single jam or misfire. It still pierces and loads CO2 eerily quietly. And the finish seems to be holding up well with no areas of wear or chipping. I’m still not entirely convinced by the single-action trigger though. I dismantled the magazine and lubricated it, which helped. But there is still a lot of travel before you get to the release point. It’s not terrible, but it’s not a true single action trigger either. The manual safety is still fiddly to operate, but then I hardly ever use it, so it’s not a huge issue.  I’m not as bothered by the lack of an open ejection port as I was, and I still like the understated look of the P-09.

So, have I changed my mind about the ASG CZ P-09 Duty after three months of use? Not really. If anything, I’m more aware of its positive points now than I was then. Overall, I still feel that this is a powerful, loud, accurate replica with very strong blowback and it seems to be well made and finished and reliable. Still recommended.

Related pages:

Umarex Beretta PX-4 Storm review

Umarex Desert Eagle review

Links:

ASG website  

CZ (USA) website  

Buy

You can purchase the ASG CZ P-09 Duty from Pyramid Air here.

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