The Pi Vz.15 pistol was first introduced to the public in 2017, during the annual IWA-2017 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. It seems that this semi-automatic handgun, produced in Czech Republic by a company named Czech Small Arms Sro finally has entered production in 2019 and is already available through several European dealers. Widely acclaimed as “yet another Glock killer”, Vz.15 pistol claims very low bore axis, safe disassembly procedure which does not involve trigger operations, and competitive pricing. Its name mimics official Czech army designation (Vz. 15 stands for ‘Vzor 2015’, or ‘Model of 2015’), but, obviously, has nothing to do with actual military acquisition of this handgun.
Pi Vz.15 pistol is short recoil operated, locked breech pistol which uses modified Browning-type locking, where vertically tilting barrel engages slide with single locking lug entering the ejection port. Pistol frame is made from polymer. Gun features fairy common striker-fired trigger with partial cocking during the reloading cycle and full cocking trough the trigger pull. No manual safeties are present on the pistol, but it has several automatic safeties, including trigger safety. Ammunition is fed from 18-round box magazines compatible with Springfield XD / HS 2000 pistols.
|Full text name||Czech Small Arms Pi Vz.15 pistol (Czech republic)|
|Caliber cartridge||9mm Luger - 9x19 Luger / Parabellum|
|Overall length, mm||198|
|Barrel length, mm||116|
|Weight empty, kg||0.575|
|Magazine capacity, rounds||18|