I Carry: CZ-USA P-10 C in a CrossBreed Freedom Carry Holster

posted on December 8, 2017

Welcome to another episode of "I Carry," Shooting Illustrated's weekly video series covering the guns and gear needed to put together an ideal everyday-carry kit. Today, we have a CZ-USA P-10 C pistol in a CrossBreed Freedom Carry IWB holster. Rounding out the gear is a CrossBreed Tuckable IWB magazine carrier, a Browning Alpha Max flashlight, a Cold Steel Immortal folding knife and a Galco Gunleather SB3 Dress Belt.

The Gun: CZ USA P-10 C ($516) 

There’s no doubt that the polymer-frame, striker-fired pistol design is the new hotness, further reinforced by the introduction of the CZ P-10 C, CZ’s first entry into this area of the market. The company took its time developing a striker-fired polymer gun, ensuring that the ergonomics and trigger pull met the high expectations consumers have for CZ’s guns.

The company’s grip angle is designed to fit a range of hand sizes, thanks to a generous beavertail, gentle palm swell and three interchangeable backstraps. The gun also features a clean, short-reset trigger that breaks between 4.5-5 pounds. The P-10 C uses the same magazines as the company’s popular P-07, ensuring that users can obtain a ready supply of quality magazines for their pistol.

The Holster: CrossBreed Freedom Carry IWB Holster ($64.50)

I chose to carry the P-10 C in CrossBreed’s Freedom Carry IWB holster, which is one of the company’s most versatile rigs, allowing for appendix, strong-side and cross-draw carry. The Freedom Carry features a form-fitted Kydex outer shell backed by comfortable cowhide that’s sized right to ensure protection against the skin without feeling cumbersome.

The holster attaches to the belt through the use of a single metal belt clip, which provides extra versatility in terms of choosing a comfortable carry spot inside the waistband. The clip allows for cant adjustment to ensure an ideal draw angle.

The Mag Carrier: CrossBreed Tuckable IWB Mag Carrier ($45.50)

Carrying a spare magazine for the P-10 C is easy, thanks to CrossBreed’s Tuckable IWB Mag Carrier. Like the company’s holster, a form-fitted Kydex outer shell secures the magazine in place, while a generous-sized cowhide backer provides for comfortable carry. The carrier also attaches to the belt with the same metal belt clip used on the company’s Freedom Carry holster.

The Flashlight: Browning Alpha Max ($54.99)

For an everyday-carry light, the Browning Alpha Max is a great choice, thanks to its small, compact size and the fact that it runs on a readily available AA battery. The light is totally waterproof, weighs only 2.4 ounces and provides a maximum output of 155 lumens. Three modes are offered, including a green-light setting that allows users to preserve their night vision, if necessary.

The Knife: Cold Steel Immortal ($199.99)

The Cold Steel Immortal might be a little larger than most everyday-carry folders, but this blade is ready for anything, thanks to its textured G10 handles that provide a secure grip and an impressive Gladius-style blade that measures 4 inches long. The blade opens easily with the thumb plate, and it locks into place securely with the use of Cold Steel’s innovative Tri-Ad lock system.

The Belt: Galco Gunleather SB3 Dress Belt ($92.95)

All of this gear is secured to the waist thanks to Galco’s SB3 Dress Belt, which provides owners with a purpose-built gun belt that fits well with business attire. The belt measures 1.5 inches wide and features multiple layers of premium leather for a solid holster mount.


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