Zev Technologies is adding a new member to the O.Z-9 family with the release of the O.Z-9 Compact. The full size O.Z-9 was released back in January at Shot Show 2019. The new compact O.Z-9 has similar dimensions of Glock 19. Which is naturally since it the O.Z-9 was built off of a Glock platform. The new O.Z-9C will have the same design features of its bigger brother just in a smaller package.

Here is what Zev has to say about their new O.Z-9 compact.

“ZEV Technologies first complete pistol, built entirely from the ground up, is now available in a compact model. All the same great features as the standard sized O.Z-9, the compact blurs the line between personal defense, concealed carry and a duty pistol. The slimmed-down PRO magwell enhances grip comfort while minimizing printing while carrying concealed.

The O.Z-9 was designed and created for balance. It’s one of the first things you notice when holding this pistol. Balance equates to what every shooter is looking for; a more controllable pistol with less felt recoil, less muzzle flip and faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

At the heart of the O.Z-9 is our pat. pending Steel Receiver. This solid steel frame runs the length of the entire pistol allowing the locking block to be fully integrated. The extended rails in the steel receiver help provide more than double the surface area of contact to the slide. Additional benefits include channels that clear out debris while also acting as lubricating reservoirs for high friction areas.

Having a singular component for the slide to travel along minimizes vibration and recoil energy by dispersing it along the receiver through the custom grip. A single take-down pin conveniently located at the front of the trigger guard locks the removable grip to the steel receiver.

By design, the trigger is housed in the steel receiver allowing for future grip upgrades without completely breaking down the pistol. Our improved grips have steeper angles, and forward hand position keeping the muzzle down, and pointing straighter.

The O.Z-9 is compatible with ZEV components and accepts GLOCK® mags, and will include future grip sizes, color, and texture options.”

The O.Z-9 includes the following: 

• ZEV Exclusive O.Z-9 Compact Signature Slide

• ZEV O.Z-9 Compact Grip – BLACK

• ZEV V2 Match Grade Barrel – BLACK DLC

• ZEV PRO Flat Face Trigger – BLACK/BLACK

• ZEV O.Z-9 PRO Magwell

• ZEV O.Z-9 Custom SKB Case

• Magpul PMAG® 19 GL9® – Qty: 2


• Caliber: 9mm

• Trigger Pull: 4.5 lbs.

• Width with MagWell: 1.624″

• Width without MagWell: 1.26″

• Height: 5.522″

• Length (overall): 7.3″

• Weight: 26.25 oz.

The new O.Z-9 Compact is available now on Zev’s website and comes in at an MSRP of $1,679. For more checkout Zev Technologies website.

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