Zev Technologies has been steadily adding to the O.Z-9 lineup since the release of their pistol back in January 2019. Next, in the summer of 2019 Zev released the O.Z-9 Modular Build Kit. Finally, in the fall of 2019 Zev released the O.Z-9 Compact. Now, jump to early 2020 and Zev announces—the O.Z-9 Combat.

Zev describes the design philosophy behind the new O.Z-9 Combat was to build a balanced, optimized, and durable pistol without compromising on performance. That balanced and optimized design approach translates into “a more controllable pistol with less felt recoil, less muzzle flip and faster, more accurate follow-up shots,” according to Zev.

The O.Z-9 Combat features a Citadel Slide, match grade barrel, a pro curved face trigger, an overall 4.5-lb trigger pull and slight over 8-in overall length. 

Below is Zev Technologies product description and specs for the new O.Z-9 Combat.

Product Description 

The ZEV O.Z-9 Combat features all the same functionality and modularity

of the Standard O.Z-9 in a configuration optimized for durability without compromising on performance. Built with ZEV’s windowless Citadel slide, PRO match barrel, and PRO Curved Face Trigger, the O.Z-9 Combat is tailored to meet the stringent requirements of the discerning professional user.

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 patented 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.


Includes the following:

• ZEV Citadel Slide

• ZEV Pro Barrel: Black DLC

• ZEV Pro Curved Face Trigger: BLACK/BLACK

• Magpul PMG® 17 GL9®

ZEV O.Z-9 Specifications:

• Caliber: 9mm 

• Trigger Pull: 4.5 lbs. 

• Width: 1.624″

• Height: 5.552″

• Length: 8.039″

• Weight:: 28 oz.

The new Zev O.Z-9 Combat comes in an MSRP $1,368. Currently the new O.Z-9 Combat is available through RSR group dealers. The O.Z-9 Combat comes in as the lowest priced O.Z-9 on the market. 

What do you think of Zev’s O.Z-9 lineup? Would it be a pistol platform you would buy into? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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