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CZ kadet?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by redneck, Nov 26, 2007.

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  1. redneck

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    Anyone know if you buy a Kadet, if it can later be converted to 9mm? I know thats backwards to how most folks go about things, but I can't afford a 75 + conversion kit right now.
    I'm interested in getting a .22, to save some money on ammo and get more practice in. I have a pt92 that i've been putting about 100 rounds a week through and for that money I could shoot 500 rounds of .22lr :evil: I thought about the conversion kit for my 92, but for the money I think I'd rather get another gun.

    Also, are mags readily available for the kadet? And are they expensive?
     
  2. Deer Hunter

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    The kadet conversion kit is a slide, barrel, springs, etc (upper, if you will) and magazine for a CZ75 pistol. It is not a complete pistol.
     
  3. tsidorus

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    The Kadet is available as a stand alone gun or a conversion kit... I remember seeing this question on another board. The consensus was yes it could most likely be done but no-one knew of a source for a 9mm upper. My concern with the idea would be warranty support by CZ. They may not use the same grade steel, keep the same tolerances, or whatever in the frame for a Kadet as with the 75. But Ive been wrong before, why dont you just call CZ and ask.

    -Tsi
     
  4. Deer Hunter

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    They make it as a stand-alone too? That's interesting. I've never seen one of those before.
     
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    The Kadet pistol is a 75 frame with factory fitted 22lr slide/barrel. It is the same frame as the 75(B).
     
  7. nonquixote

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    The Kadet would probably be convertible to 9mm if you could get a 9mm 75 slide and barrel assembly. CZ does not sell them seperately, so your best bet to have an all in one gun is to buy the 9mm as a complete gun and add the Kadet conversion kit later, not the other way around.
     
  8. redneck

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    Thanks guys
    I figured that was the case, but thought it was worth looking into. I'll probably end up with a buckmark. I already have a service size pistol anyhow, so if I get another centerfire it will probably be more of a carry peice, or maybe a 1911.
     
  9. briang2ad

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    Carry piece...

    If you get a CZ PCR or COmpact, you can get the Kadet kit later and practice with it!
     
  10. DMK

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    Why? You can't convert a Buckmark to 9mm either.

    I'd much rather have a CZ Kadet than a Buckmark. Mine shoots just as good as my friend's Buckmark, is much better made and way easier to field strip and clean. The CZ Kadet has a fixed barrel, great sights. It's a quality gun.

    Now a Ruger MkII, that would be just cool. Like a baby Luger.
     
  11. viking499

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    Asked same question to CZ rep a few years ago. Was told that you can not convert a 22 to a 9 or 40. But you can convert the other way by adding the cz kit to the 9 or 40. Said something about part of the frame on the kadet actually being a little bit different than the 75 frames.
     
  12. Walt Sherrill

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    Said something about part of the frame on the kadet actually being a little bit different than the 75 frames.

    Folks I've talked with who had both say the 9mm frame and the Kadet Frame are identical.

    But... as has already been noted, CZ won't sell you a 9mm slide for a Kadet frame, so there's no upconversion available if you start with the Kadet rather than the Kadet Kit.
     
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    Whether true or not I do not know. But he said that you could go down to a 22 but could not go from a 22 frame up. There was some difference, but I don't remember what part of it he said it was. Maybe he knew what he was talking about, maybe not.......
     
  14. atblis

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    Yep

    I have a Kadet pistol. Yes, it came as a pistol, not just the kit.

    The top end off my SP01 fit and functioned on it as did the topend off of my 75B. CZ-USA does not sell slides and barrels seperate from pistols.

    If you can find a 9x19 topend off of a 75B, than yes it will work. You'll have to remove the firing pin safety, but that's easy to do.
     
  15. Walt Sherrill

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    Viking499:

    I think the CZ rep was telling you the practical reality -- since CZ won't sell a 9mm or .40 top end by itself, and minor mods are required. A Kadet isn't a starter kit.

    But most people who have them don't seem to mind.

    As noted, however, other top-ends will work on the Kadet frame.
     
  16. redneck

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    Mostly because the buckmark is $200 cheaper...which equals roughly 7000 rounds of .22lr :neener:
    I like the kadet, but my main goal right now is practice on a budget. There are alot of nice dedicated rimfires for alot less money. Maybe not as cool, but still good guns.

    I'll probably rent some .22's if the range has any before buying, but from what I've shot so far I like the buckmark best. The ruger mkII is close behind it, but I don't like the MKIII that much at all.
     
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    I think that Kadet frames are SAO and have nicer triggers than the DA/SA ones.
     
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    No, they are not.
     
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    Good point. I wasn't even considering cost.

    Another nice 22LR is the Ruger 22/45. A freind on mine has one of those and it's built like a tank. Very nice shooter too.
     
  20. redneck

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    Thats one I haven't tried yet. Definitely worth a look.
     
  21. briang2ad

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    Gents...

    If Walt Sherrill says something about CZs, you might as well write it in stone. Listen.

    (OK - he can make a mistake - but its RARE).
     
  22. atblis

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    Well

    The Kadets don't have a firing pin safety so that might account for the slightly better trigger.
     
  23. ROCK6

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    I recently picked up the Kadet upper for my CZ-85 along with a Kimber .22 conversion upper as well for my TLE. A dedicated rimfire is going to be better than a conversion if you want an accurate plinking or hunting pistol. However, if you want practice from a tactical/practical perspective, the rimfire conversions are excellent. You don't have to buy a different holster; all the controls are the same (although Ruger's 22/45 mimics a 1911) as well as most of your standard drills. Cost-wise, you'll come out about even for extra magazines and most the .22 conversions (Adv. Arms, Ciener, CZ Kadet, Kimber) typcially run $250-300.

    I just think that if you run a pistol where a .22 conversion is offered, it's a no-brainer for inexpensive training and takes out the excuse of not having money to hit the range.

    ROCK6
     
  24. frenchbushmaster

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    I have a KADET and a 75 COMBAT II.
    I will check a detail.
    But I feel the hammer is not the same on these two handgun.

    See you later.:)
     
  25. Pilot

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    I use my Kadet Kit on both my 75B and 75D PCR. I really would save your money and get either one of these plus the Kadet Kit. It gives you two guns for the cost of 1 1/2. My Kadet Kit is one of the most accurate .22 platforms and I have accurized Rugers that I compete with and the Kadet is close. Only my Benelli MP95e is noticeably superior in accuracy.
     
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