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Help with CZ .22LR Kadet slide.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by leadcounsel, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Tacoma, WA
    I've tried unsuccessfully fitting my Kadet to three pistols with the following results:

    SP01 - the slide fits on and slides all the way to the rear of the frame, the holes for the slide release lever line up, but I cannot force the lever all the way in place. I've even tapped with a rubber mallet.

    75 compact and 75B - the slide only goes on the frame about an inch and then stops.

    What adjustments should I try first?
  2. GTSteve03

    GTSteve03 Participating Member

    Apr 21, 2005
    Cumming, GA
    I had to do some minor fitting to my Kadet kit to get it on my CZ 75 Compact. Look for points where the rails seems to be catching, do some light filing, mostly getting rid of the polycoat (the stuff is actually pretty thick.)

    As far as the slide stop goes, I always had to pull the movable part of the Kadet slide backwards just a bit in order to get the slide stop to push in all the way. It's kind of like how you have to pull the slide back so the marks line up when you're putting the standard CZ back together.
  3. Calhoun

    Calhoun Active Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    I had to do a little filing on my Kadet kit to get it to fit my 75B. A LITTLE filing on the block that the slide stop goes through. Just ehough to get it to fit in the framt. I would highly recomend filing on the Kadet rather than the frame.

    Don't know what would help with fitting the slide stop pin in. GTSteve03 is correct, the slide does need to be retracted a bit to line things up.
  4. briang2ad

    briang2ad Active Member

    Sep 3, 2005
    Try this...

    The small slide IN the upper assembly HAS WITNESS marks. You pull the little slide back part way, line up the marks, then the slide stop slides right in! DON'T hammer at it.

    Look here for answers:

  5. TX1911fan

    TX1911fan Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    I had to file the front rails of the Kadet just a bit to get it to fit my P-01. Once I did that, it fit beautifully. And, do what Briang2ad says. DON'T hammer it.
  6. Tom C.

    Tom C. Active Member

    Jan 15, 2003
    Southern Maryland
    The Kadet upper is designed to be hand fitted to the CZ-75 frame. The book that should have come with it explains how to do it. It is done very gently with jewler's files.

    Take a look at page 11 of the manual.

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2007
  7. Trebor

    Trebor Senior Member

    Feb 15, 2003
    Like the others have said, the Kadet kit needs to be filed to fit. For best accuracy results, you'll want to fit it to a specific frame and use it only (or at least mainly) with that frame. If you try to get it to work with mulitple frames you are likely to introduce more slop in the fit that degrades accuracy.
  8. Cliff47

    Cliff47 Active Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Washington State
    When my Kadet unit was fitted to the CZ75B frame, all I had to file was the polycoat on the Kadet's rails for about a quarter inch on each side. Sometimes the polycoat does not get evenly applied. The fit is snug, but not the least bit on the loose side. It does take a sharp rap to remove the slide from the frame.

    Since I have fitted the Kadet unit, I have acquired a complete Kadet pistol, actually a Kadet unit on a CZ85B frame. The price was right, and my singing is still off-key (bargain-basement counter-tenor to be exact).
  9. jlbraun

    jlbraun Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2005
    Indeed. You have to pull the slide back about 3/10ths of an inch in order to get the slide stop in.

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