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Offline jjdurso

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Tactical Sport Questions
« on: August 05, 2012, 07:27:03 AM »
I'm about to buy a Tactical Sport in .40 for Limited and I was hoping for some advice; Angus told me last week that they can custom fit oversized .40 uppers so I'm thinking of buying a 9mm and having the .40 upper custom fit with the idea of magnaporting the 9mm for Open.  Does anyone make a red dot mount for the TS?  What about direct mount? do they last?  It seems like a Witness mount should fit, anyone have any experience with that?

Along a different train of thought, will an SP01 upper fit on a TS?  I know the mags are wider, but is the slide the same length from hammer to breech?  The idea would be to just buy the .40 now, then get an SP01 slide, threaded TS barrel and have a custom comp made to fit inside the frame rails when I want to shoot Open.

Thanks for reading, any input would be helpful.

Offline coolbox

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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 10:06:36 AM »
I believe the better way would be a sp01 shadow pistol with a spare TS barrel also fit to it, and threaded. This would be 9mm.
For .40, the TS upper could be fit on this setup.
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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 01:48:56 PM »
Coolbox, thanks for answering my question, I now see that CZ Custom sells small frame guns with TS uppers, so the hammer to breech dimension must be the same.  I shot a TS for the first time last Thursday at my first steel match and loved it!  During a break between stages I saw it at the rental counter and had to try; I threw it into a revolver slide holster I had in my bag and proceeded to shoot all six plates in just over six seconds.  I know some people don't care for the extra weight of the full frame rail, but I think it adds to what I like about it.  I have two small frame guns (transitional Tanfoglio and Uzi Eagle) and two large frame guns (Witness and 97B), so I'm happy with the grip size (I have big hands).

I really appreciate your comment because it helped me to solidify my plans; on Monday I'm going to order a 9mm TS and have the .40 upper fit to it.  It will be a great opportunity for me to get my hands on an extra longslide, since CZ doesn't sell them alone.  For me, the tinkering is part of the fun, I don't image this will be my last buy by any stretch of the imagination...

Does the standard frame have long enough flats to mount optics?  I would think an SP01 frame might be a better choice for a small frame longslide?

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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 02:29:41 PM »
I think you went the right way staying with the TS.  However, if you are thinking of using it for Open, I think an actual comp would be a better idea than magnaporting.  The TS is capable of handling 9mm major with a comp.  It is way more expensive than just having it magnaported, but it will also be a more shootable gun.

Either way, let us know which direction you go.  And as always...DON'T FORGET TO POST PICS!!!

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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 11:31:04 AM »
The standard cz75 frame is much shorter than sp01 frame. It is also not flat square or rectangular in cross section. SP01 Shadow frame would be my preference.
Do update us on the project..pics would be wonderful.
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 01:46:00 AM »
Seems expensive at first glance, but after all the custom work you have planned, I bet the price is about the same or less.

Moreover, if you ever decide to sell the pistol you will receive considerably less (percentage) for a true custom gun.

Plus, in the long run, the cost of consumables (primarily ammunition) is the major cost of this sport.


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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 03:09:44 PM »
Hi everybody I was told from Dave at Cajun that I could buy the TS in 40 and adapt it to a 9 so I can have both did purchase a 9 Barrel but it does not work! I don't mind shooting 40 I like it but I like to practice with 9,has anybody made this work? without buying the new upper I might have to do that but cannot find it. I appreciate any help thanks Bruce

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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 08:05:18 PM »
What do you mean by "does not work"?  The barrel most likely needs to be fitted.  Going with 2 uppers is always the best because then you don't have to worry about messing sights, trying to make 1 set of sights fit 2 completely different loads.

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Re: Tactical Sport Questions
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 04:23:46 PM »
I agree with James
When you have 2 uppers - it is safe to run on one frame
You don't need to disasemble the slide- barrel recoil spring in order to change caliber
you don't need to " re-zero" your sights.
go with 2 uppers you can't go wrong