Custom CZ 40P


12 Volt Man
March 29, 2005, 01:28 AM
A couple of months ago I got the wild idea to customize a CZ 40P. My CZ 40P was very accurate out of the box. I shot some fantastic groups with it the first time out.

When I first got the gun I put in one of my custom guide rods and bushings, added a 20 pound Wolff spring. I still wanted more so.............

I decided to go with some XS night sights. The regular dot. I ordered those, and then after having seen some Custom Novak stippling work, I decided to try and replicate it. So one night BIL and I spent two hours beating on the top of the slide with a hammer and a file. I know that sounds crazy, but according to some sources, that is how Novak does thier stippling. It turned out OK. I did learn that if I ever do it again, I will need to go much deeper in to the metal to get the effect I was looking for.

Next step was to send the gun to Accurate Plating and Weaponry for an action/trigger job and hard chrome. The trigger came out great. The double action is light and smooth, and the single action is the best I have felt in a DA/SA CZ pistol. I am very happy with the trigger work. The hard chrome is nice. There are a few small spots that I would have liked them to pay closer attention to detail on.

I can't wait to get out and shoot it. I hope that with these XS sights I can still get it to group like it did before.

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March 29, 2005, 08:42 AM
Looks great. How much does hard chorming cost?


March 29, 2005, 09:06 AM
Beautiful! All the work cost as much as the pistol! J&G still is selling them for $299.99 - last time I talked to one of them, they had 500 coming in.... :cool:

March 29, 2005, 10:01 AM
:D i like! tell me more about the stipling process. i have been thinking about trying that myself.
really really nice!

12 Volt Man
March 30, 2005, 12:55 AM
The hard chrome when you include the charges for stripping the poly coat off the gun was a little over $200.00 :what:

The stippling process involved a hammer, a half round file, and a vice. We worked on it for at least two hours, making sure that the marks we were creating were uniform. Like I said in the post above. If I ever do it again that way, I will make sure that marks are much deeper in the metal. This didn't turn out to be a stippling that added any grip or anything. More of a design or just something unique.

March 30, 2005, 01:17 AM
Excellent! Can I use the pics for my CZ ZONE? I'm sure people would love to see
a custom 40P.

March 30, 2005, 09:54 AM
Great idea sir - love that side view! Since it's a limited production gun, you truely have a one of a kind!

12 Volt Man
March 30, 2005, 11:30 AM
Go ahead and use it Kev.

March 30, 2005, 11:34 AM
Damn, and I had the chance to see it before 12 Volt did. AARRGGHH! Turned out great !!!!!!!!!! They do great work and are reasonable. Congrats on a very very nice 40P..........
Shoot well.............

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