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Old March 25, 2008, 10:28 PM   #376
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I'm in!

CZ-97B, Polycoat, no forward serrations, pictures to come.

CZ-452-2ke I have no idea if it's the Lux or American or what, it has iron sights though and is awesome. I got it in trade for canceling a $50 debt. Who do you think got the deal there?

I saw the post on p. 15, it's definitely a Lux
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Old March 26, 2008, 12:27 AM   #377
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I guess I'm in...

I love my CZ-82...probably the most accurate pistol I own and the best value out there!

Next a CZ-RAMI in 9mm...more research to do but I love the style of it.
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Old March 26, 2008, 09:24 PM   #378
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Just Some Info from Wolff Springs

I replaced my 75B recoil, trigger and ejector springs. It has worked perfectly for over 2K rounds since installed.
As many already know, the Wolff recoil spring is not a "flat" spring, it's longer than the stock spring and (what bothered me) it won't lay flat/straight when installed. It is arched due to the bigger diameter and longer length.

I sent Wolff an email with questions about their replacement recoil springs.
They asked me to call 'Dave' at Technical Support, so I did.

Paraphrasing what Dave had to say:
1. Wolff springs are measued for strength by sliding them over a vertical rod and measuring the force required to compress them.
They must be +/- 4 ozs from rating.

2. Wolff believes round steel wire is better than flat steel for these springs, and their 75B recoil spring is the best diameter and length for the gun.

3. They are well aware of the "arch" when their springs are installed. They have found no evidence that it contacts/rubs the slide or spring tube when used. He went on to site Angus Hobdell and others who are successfully using their springs.

4.He also commented on coordination problems between CZ USA vs Europe and how these guns come "undersprung" from Europe. He went on to talk about the MANY spring problems that have come up with newer CZs. (E.G. ejector springs) He said all CZ-USA repairs are now using Wollf springs for replacements.

5. He said that he has answered this question so often he has a spiel all ready for it. He also said if it works don't try to fix it. The aftermarket stainless guide rods ( some longer and requiring drilling of the slide spring tube) are simply another way to exploit the fact that shooters have "deep pockets" where their guns are concerned.

When another guy at the range says, "Heh, look what I've done to my gun to make it better!" It's hard for some of us to not run out and try to keep up with "Wild Bill".

Because this issue was bothering me, I just thought I'd pass on what Wolff had to say.
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Old March 28, 2008, 06:18 PM   #379
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CZ85 gets sweeter

Just got this 85 combat from my brother and was lookin for stuff for it and found these hogues at midway and it was last day of their sale
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Old March 28, 2008, 07:10 PM   #380
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I'm in. Ran across a new 75 Compact in the gun store yesterday with the hi-gloss blue finish. I couldn't pass it up.

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Old March 28, 2008, 08:23 PM   #381
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Old March 28, 2008, 10:46 PM   #382
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johnnyonthespot - nice work on the picture there, very cool.

CZF - that's an interesting piece, but part of the appeal of the Stainless for me is the ambidextrous safety. Neat piece anyway.
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Old March 29, 2008, 05:18 AM   #383
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hey thanks sddl-up ...

i knew that art degree was useful for SOMETHING!!!!!
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Old April 5, 2008, 08:35 PM   #384
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WTB Standard Iron Sights for CZ 75B

I thought I'd post this here in the hope that many of you had changed your sights on your 75Bs and have no use for your old rear, fixed sights.

If so, send me a PM with an asking price.

Or, if you know where I might buy one (used, inexpensive) let me know.

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Old April 8, 2008, 07:29 PM   #385
Samuel Adams
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I am now a proud member of the CZ club. I just traded a less than reliable Charles Daly 1911 for a CZ 82, two boxes of ammo, and a IWB holster for the CZ - and had change coming back.

This will be my primary carry weapon for the foreseeable future.

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Old April 9, 2008, 12:51 AM   #386
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Just got my first one today, and I love it!

Question- is there an option for replacing the plastic guide rod?
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Old April 9, 2008, 02:47 PM   #387
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Question- is there an option for replacing the plastic guide rod?

Steve Bedair is the guy. Highly recommended.
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Old April 9, 2008, 02:48 PM   #388
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GJgo, that is a great looking gun.
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Old April 9, 2008, 09:16 PM   #389
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Thanks Off of a rest, I went 5 for 5 on a steel 3" plate at 25 yds! Not too shabby on the break in WWB rounds!

I was also able to trade out the plastic grips that came on it for a set of rubber ones on a different pistol in the case- very happy about that..
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Old April 11, 2008, 02:50 PM   #390
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I just joined the club. Got a surplus CZ 82 in 9mm MAK. Great little pistol at a great price.

I was wondering what, if any, information I can find out about the history of this gun; and how I would go about finding that info? Any suggestions?

Also, are these things drop safe?
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Old April 11, 2008, 05:21 PM   #391
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Count me in also, have a Rami Poly that is the best ccw I've ever had. Looking to get a CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom when they become available.
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Old April 11, 2008, 08:52 PM   #392
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When is the CZ 75 SP-01 Phantom supposed to be available?
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Old April 11, 2008, 08:55 PM   #393
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I just got back from doing some double-tap and draw-fire drills with my CZ75. I can't wait until I use it in competition. I'll be the only CZ user there, though. Eh, STIs are overrated anyway.
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Old April 11, 2008, 09:30 PM   #394
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Grat aquisitions! Chris, the CZ 82 was a Czech military sidearm, replaced by the PO1. It is a good solid reliable sidearm.
cornman, the word on the Phantom is "not yet." Things can change.
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Old April 11, 2008, 10:02 PM   #395
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Finally Figured Out the Camera Thing

Cz-75 A4333 was purchased in '89 for $225 from Fankonia Jagd. I have since stripped the enamel over phosphate finish and done some polishing, adding an adjustable rear sight. It continues to be the most accurate 9mm I own -- even better than my H&K PSP.

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Old April 13, 2008, 10:31 PM   #396
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Who was it that said that CZs breed like rabbits? In addition to the CZ82 I just bought, I also ordered a CZ75B Single Action with custom sights from Angus at http://czcustom.com/
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Old April 13, 2008, 11:02 PM   #397
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If not, well, maybe it was one of those Moravians. (Like Mr. Miculek, for example! His name would have a haček over the "c," and that is indeed how he pronounces it: "Mičulek." Turns out a bunch of 'em came to Texas in the decade or two before the Civil War.)
Yep! Anyone who's been to / through the town of West, Texas (which is in Texas and therefore the West, but not in West Texas ) knows the odd sense of being on-set while they film a time-travel movie, or some alternate reality show Good place for awesome baked goods, too.

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Old April 14, 2008, 12:08 AM   #398
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First time I've seen this thread, so allow me to introduce myself (or rather, my CZ's!)

I first got started into the world of CZ with a '75 pre-B. Shot it and liked it, but ended up selling it (dumb) for a brief fling with USP's (dumber). I missed my CZ, so I decided to pick up a SP-01 done over by Matt Mink. Excellent pistol, but I wasn't shooting many pistol competitions at the time, and thus found it somewhat big/heavy for a general blaster. Sold it and found two (well... 2.5) replacements, which will probably stick around for a long time to come.

First was a standard duo-tone '75 that was done up by Angus. I think Angus replaced/reworked most everything in the pistol he could, and I ended up with the nicest DA/SA trigger I've ever felt on a firearm. The gun shoots so good it makes me feel like a putz (No excuses for poor shooting), and I haven't been able to fault it yet in ~2000 rds. Many a person has been converted from Sigs/HK/Glock/etc with this pistol, and it spends probably about as much time in my friends hands on loan, it does in my own.
(Forgive the crappy pic, I reaaally need to get some better ones)

My other CZ is a '75 Stainless that was worked over and converted by Matt Mink to a SA trigger. This was going to be my HD/Winter carry gun, but I almost hate to do that to it because it's so pretty. It also serves as my main .22lr pistol, as Matt also fitted a Kadet upper to the gun, and outfitted it to match the 9mm with an XS BigDot front sight. He also added two small knobs to the slide to help with manipulation which IMO are worth their weight in gold.

9mm Upper

Kadet Upper

These two guns have been responsible for me selling off most of my other full-size 9mm's. They are just that good, and my resistance is futile; CZ is definitely where it's at in my book. I'm thinking my next addition will be a P-01, as I've got some things I want to try (SA/Manual Safety conversion anyone!?)

One question for the group - Anyone know where a man could pick up some Stainless Allen/torx grip screws? All I can find are stainless Phillips, but I'm not too crazy about those myself (personal aesthetics more than anything I suppose).
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Old April 14, 2008, 12:19 AM   #399
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Oh and Seven, that's a absolutely beautiful compact you have.

The store didn't happen to have another one did they?
- Jeremy
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Old April 14, 2008, 10:33 AM   #400
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In answer to the replacement for a plastic (Delrin) guide rod, yes, Steve Bedair makes an excellent stainless steel replacement. I went one step further by purchasing a Frame Saver Dual Action Spring unit from EFK Fire Dragon (https://www.EFKFireDragon.com), that actually absorbs the action of the slide coming back (like a shock absorber) before the impact on the frame does any damage. Maybe the best $60 investment I've made yet. The phone number for the company is (480) 831-3881.
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