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Offline Tyerone

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New to the club
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:47:47 PM »
Waffled back and forth as to what my next CZ was going to be.  Maybe a traditional 75B project for CGW... Called the LGS to see if they still had the 85B I saw during my Rami purchase.  Yes and what a test fire target!  They have another 85B (2015 vintage as was mine), a polshed stainless 8), a 75BD, SPO1 tactical, and the plastic ones.  I was in CZ heaven, but only walked away with the one.  Hopefully will clean off the cosmoline and throw some rounds downrange this weekend!

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Re: New to the club
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2017, 10:05:13 PM »
Well, at least I did clean the cosmoline off of it. . .  no shooting report yet.

Compared to my Matte Stainless, I can't imagine the lack of beavertail being a hindrance for me.  Plastic grips, meh.

Reading the earlier discontinued thread -- I'll be darned if I could find a site to buy spare slide stops for it.  Does this use the same right and left side slide stop as the 85 Combat?

It seems like there is a lot of love on the internet for the "combat" compared to the 85B, but I have high hopes for this one.  My mags drop completely free with authority despite the reviews to the contrary.  Cycled snap caps through both included mags.  Nice for a stock trigger and springs.  As expected long reset.  Both slide stops released when pressed.  I guess I should check my MecGars for operation from both sides. . .


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Re: New to the club
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 06:29:00 AM »
I bought mine (both sides) from CZ Custom.

When you check magazines, also check that they feed whatever ammo you will shoot in the pistol.  Sometimes you'll run across a magazine that just doesn't "like" a certain size/shape/nose contour of some bullets.  I just ran into that last week with a P09 magazine.

And, I like the CZ 85 features better than a CZ 75.  So much so that I converted a CZ 75 Compact frame to allow the installation/use of CZ 85 slide releases and safeties.  I carry it regularly.

Good luck with it.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: New to the club
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 09:01:17 PM »
Finally put 166 rounds downrange.  I like it!  I was torquing a bit to the left with RH DA pulls, but no problems with SA shots.  I'm sure the 3 spring CGW kit would help to get this 85B more in line with the Matte Stainless.  Very similar feel over all.
I  Managed nicely with the strange for me 'tang vs the beaver/tail I've grown accustom to over the last few years. O0

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Re: New to the club
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 12:38:54 AM »
Congratulations! Let us know how your trigger work fares with new springs.
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Re: New to the club
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 07:38:32 PM »
Springs give the best bang-for-the-buck on CZ's......I've done major customizations on CZ's but really the springs can make a really significant improvement in the trigger just by themselves.

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Re: New to the club
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 12:32:24 PM »
No mods as of yet except swapping the grips with the rubbers that came with my Matte Stainless.  Did shoot a couple of more mags with both 115gr and 147 FMJ with no issues.  Could definitely see more spread with the 147gr rounds, as expected with my full size Matte experience.

I really like the 85B!  Now I have to figure out which one to thoroughly Cajunize and when...Probably this new 85B, but IMO it is on par with my favorite Matte Stainless right now with everything stock!  May just have more fun with a SA shooting competition between the two to see if I gain more clarity.