My eye settled on a pair of Slovakian handguns. The K100 Mk7 an P1 Mk7, both made by the company Grand Power. Before long, Dina Sanders of Century (who is quite helpful, by the way) had arranged for the Slovak Twins to be sent to me. Before long, my dealer called me up and said, “More pistols here for you. Damn, how do you do this?”
While the name Grand Power may be new to you but these Slovak-made guns have been in the US for several years under a different brand. The larger K100 was previously imported by STI International in 2008 and re-branded the STI GP-6. The K100 had earned a reputation in IPSC competitions in Europe and STI — best known for custom competition guns — wanted a gun for use in the production divisions in the US. Now, Century Arms International is importing the K100 Mk7 and the compact P1 Mk7 under the original Grand Power name.
Let me preface this with this simple fact: I would be just as comfortable carrying either of these regardless of what I had to choose, in addition to any of my other pistols be it my Steyrs, Walthers, Ruger, Glock, CZ-clones, etc. As of right now though, the CZ has a slight edge for my choice, as I prefer it's shorter grip (and with 1 round higher capacity), the sights are easier to acquire (bigger, brighter dots), the magazine release is much easier to depress (I use the middle finger of my shooting hand), I can use CZ-75B mags if necessary (and those from associated clones), it just seems to balance better in my hand and finally, I have simply put many more rounds down range with it w/o any issues.