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CZ75, 75b, 75 SAO - All Full-Size Pistols / Re: CZ Fiber Optic, Wrong!
« Last post by muncie21 on Today at 07:55:09 AM »
Keep in mind that Dawson and CZ measure the height of front sights from a different reference point.  Therefore a sight advertised as 6.5mm from both companies will not be the same height.
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Ammo and Handloading / Re: CZ 97 Barrel "Protrusions"
« Last post by IDescribe on Today at 07:45:37 AM »
I use Tumblr for pics.
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Ammo and Handloading / Re: CZ 97 Barrel "Protrusions"
« Last post by IDescribe on Today at 07:44:48 AM »
If I did speed up the break in then no harm, no foul. It would have happened anyway. As it is I got to shoot the bullets I wanted 500 rounds sooner.

There is no way that firing 100 rounds would have radiused this area. If it was "worn in" at 100 rounds it would be worn-out by 500. I've probably got 500 through it now with no additional wear or problems. My guess is to accomplish what I did would take more like 5000 rounds unless the steel is real buttery.

I think you have misread something I said.  The break-in I referred to is not a wearing down of the "protrusions" you stoned.  The break-in is simply a smoothing of all the friction points in the action. A weak recoil spring can produce the problem you are having, and the elevated friction inherent to a new pistol can duplicate the effects of a fatigued recoil spring.

So I'm not saying you accelerated the radiusing of the underside of the barrel hood (it's the barrel hood you stoned). I'm saying that simply cycling the pistol smoothed out metal everywhere, and allowed the action to move smoother and faster and push the bullets into the chamber  as it should.

A mistake we see here often is people loading ammo, and when it doesnt work, they believe the gun is at fault.  You did that. Even if what you did was beneficial in the long run and causes no issues for you, making permanent modifications to a gun to make the gun fit a load is a horrible practice.  And I would not want the random 97 owner to Google "cz97 SWC problem" and find your thread, and think obviously the solution to their problem is to grind metal off a couple locations of the barrel hood.  No one could throw a hair shirt on you in the event someone else screwed up their pistol based on your practice, and I'm sure you'd simply say "I didn't tell him to do it.  It was his choice.  Personal accountability!". But you sort of did tell people to do what you did, anyone who stumbles on this thread with the same problem you have had. And following your solution would be a mistake.  If you feel we're a little harsh here - - that's why.  Your trouble-shooting here was wrong.  Even if you lucked out and helped yourself, removing metal from a pistol to get it to work with a particular load is foolhardy, especially when you don't even know what the purpose of that part is. 

Another basic mistake here (and we see this a lot as well) is coming into a forum with a problem, knowing that you don't know what you need to know to solve it, then rejecting the words of the people you came to who you knew would know more than you.

I've had the problem you had with my 97.   So have others.  Assuming you have the bullet shoulder the proper height off the case mouth, the problem you had takes care of itself.

Did you clean the Cosmoline from the pistol?  It's a viscous tacky rust preventative CZ treats their pistols with prior to shipping. It's not the easiest to clean off, and it will slow down the action, duplicating the effects of a weakened recoil spring, causing feeding problems.

Did you remove and clean the extractor?  Restricted extractor movement will cause failures to feed.

What's your crimp measurment?

Would an adjustment to the mag lips help?

When you have a feeding problem, it's almost never the gun, and if it is the gun, it's most likely a spring.

And when it's a new gun, it's often a problem that will correct itself.  Even if what you did stoning the barrel hood improved the issue, it didn't fix a problem.  It was a workaround for a symptom, not the problem itself.
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Lights, Lasers and Red Dots / Re: Considering a Red Dot, How Do I Start?
« Last post by Vinny on Today at 07:42:59 AM »
Thanks boss,
There's so many of us in the same boat.
But I've picked up so many good tips from this forum that have worked for me; thought it was time for me to share.
Sounds like you're on the right track!  -Vinny
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Cajun Gun Works / X10 Bushing arrived installed in slide
« Last post by Mercs on Today at 07:21:05 AM »
Ok so I got the call from Scott.  My slide WITH barrel is being returned. Scott told me the barrel needed some messaging to get it in and at first, I interpreted that as it needed slight machining but as the conversation progressed I realized he meant that it needed to be pushed in with a little more force. So this was a wuss factor on my part HAHA! I said I just did not want to force it and really jam it into a stuck position which he understood (not that I did not have enough hand or finger strength.... god knows I have strong hands since I've painted for the last 35 years!)

OK so I guess my particular barrel is quite tight to this new bushing and I assume it'll get worn in with a few hundred rnds down-range which I intend to do next week or the next.

Really looking forward to seeing improvements past 15 yards or so with my new bushing and new sights!
Mine is super tight like that too. It helps to look down at it to make sure it’s not canted, and push the barrel forward and back a little bit while pushing it into the slide/bushing.


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CZ75, 75b, 75 SAO - All Full-Size Pistols / Swapping slides
« Last post by boss281 on Today at 07:19:55 AM »
I have an SP-01 Tactical, and have obtained a standard SP-01 slide I want to use to mill out for an optic.  Just double checking the slides are interchangeable, even if stamped for the different models...

Thanks.
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Cajun Gun Works / Re: New Shadow 1 & 2 Reach Reduction Kits
« Last post by Mercs on Today at 07:08:04 AM »
George, Mo,

Interesting you guys are messing around with the T1 disco.  I've been thinking about the T1 for my Shadow 2.  I have 2 T1s here and will install in the gun and see how it feels.  I made a complete hammer group so I could keep the stock hammer, disco, and strut intact.  The SS shiny hammer from CGW looks real cool on the S2.  Also have the adjustable sear in both the shadows.  Might try the S2 disco in the 75 shadow.
I just fitted a T3 to my SP01 Shadow and I think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Why doesn’t that work in the shadow 2? I never looked at the shadow 2 internals


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Cajun Gun Works / Re: New Shadow 1 & 2 Reach Reduction Kits
« Last post by WxGuy on Today at 07:04:24 AM »
George, Mo,

Interesting you guys are messing around with the T1 disco.  I've been thinking about the T1 for my Shadow 2.  I have 2 T1s here and will install in the gun and see how it feels.  I made a complete hammer group so I could keep the stock hammer, disco, and strut intact.  The SS shiny hammer from CGW looks real cool on the S2.  Also have the adjustable sear in both the shadows.  Might try the S2 disco in the 75 shadow.
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When he posted on FB, the problem he described was the slide hanging up while cycling empty.
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Vinny, this is an excellent summary that is the motivation I need to quit trying to find a working iron sight solution for the aging eye problem.  I've tried night sights, fiber optic front and back, fiber optic front with "over 40 eyes" black rear sights with deeper/wider cuts...it's been an exercise in frustration since I retired in late 2016 and started hitting the range 2-3x a week.  Before that I was lucky to find time for range shooting once a month.  For my rifles shooting in 9mm competitive events out to 25 yards or solo bullseye shooting at (often much) longer distances, my nearsightedness corrective lenses and a red dot (PCC) or magnifying scope (longer bullseye) were the combo needed to be competitive or personally satisfying.  It just plain works, and is a solid rifle solution.

When I started working in a gun shop in late 2017 and simultaneously started shooting competitions (steel shoots), I needed to blow the dust off the CZs and start practicing bullseye, defensive shooting, and competition shooting.  It was so overwhelming because I simply could NOT clearly see my front sights wearing my prescriptions.  For bullseye or competition, I need to have my nearsightedness corrected or I can't see what I'm shooting at past 15 yards clearly enough (defensively, in the shop or home, clear lenses have to suffice and center mass shooting is more than adequate--not discussed further here).  I have to toss those iron sights, period.

Several months ago, I picked up a spare SP-01 slide to get milled for my SP-01 Tactical to use in competitions.  I'll send all this out by Saturday, I'm done futzing.  I'm going to explore a dovetail RDS sight mount for my range gun (CZ 75BD) so I can shoot 5, 7, 10, 15 and 25 yards and feel like I'm accomplishing something.  For my P-01 OWB work guns (P-01 at 4-5 o'clock or P-07 worn on the hip), I think, given the close distances I'm working with in practice, I can get by with clear lenses when practicing for now.  I've got a defensive handgun refresher coming up in June, and that said, might take the SP-01T with me to compare if it's done in time though...it might be enough to put me over the edge and have the RDS treatment done for all 4 of my CZ pistols.

You and a few others have really done a good job pioneering the conversation around the RDS solution, especially for us older b@stards that are frustrated with the body wearing out a bit.  I'm 60 and fit, hit the gym 3 times a week and can still run with the youngsters on a competitive front, yet I can't hit what I can't see holding a pistol---the eyes are my weak point and solution is staring me in the face.  Time to stop being stubborn and prideful, time to get the job done.

Kudos...
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