The CZ 75 SP-01 is the first full-size handgun from CZ to feature the improved manufacturing technology and ergonomics of the NATO-approved CZ 75 Compact P-01 model. The SP-01 was designed as a military and law-enforcement duty sidearm and is currently in use by security forces fighting the war on terrorism as well as a large group of competitive target shooters. Borrowing from the improved grip geometry of the CZ 75 Compact P-01, the SP-01 utilizes an extended beavertail to protect shooter's strong hand as well as allowing for a deeper and more secure grip. The new grip geometry with checkering in key areas on the front and back straps combined with the redistribution of mass provided by the accessory rail noticeably decreases the perceived recoil from previous models and allows for more rapid target acquisition and transitions. The CZ 75 SP-01 features an integral 1913 accessory rail, rubber grip panels, and CZ's corrosion resistant black polycoat finish. The Tactical variant utilizes an ambidextrous decocker in place of the manual safety on the standard SP-01.