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  1. CZ Shadow Tactical Rear?

    Here's another good example, looking for something close to the upper right (same image as above) compared to the other three, but CZ Custom's website does not have a good picture of the Tactical Rear. Sight Pictures
  2. CZ Shadow Tactical Rear?

    I reached out to CZ Custom but I wanted to ask you helpful folks as well - any experience with the CZ Shadow Tactical Rear, SKU: 10103? I am searching for a sight that has that nice gradual slope towards the rear sight notch similar to this: Rear Sight My Shadow is currently running the stock OEM sights but I wanted something a little more similar to my Warren Tactical sights on my Glock. I don't want a big blocky sight picture, or just small chamfered corners - I want something to direct my eye to the notch to look through. Has anyone purchased one recently and would like to share their pictures or their thoughts?
  3. Help with Shadow Firing Pin

    Update for posterity: After modifying the OEM firing pin I have 100% reliability with factory and reloaded ammunition. I still have the extended firing pin on standby but the primer indentations are healthy. So Modified OEM pin, 13lb. hammer spring, and RAMI firing pin spring is working, for me, in my Shadow.
  4. Help with Shadow Firing Pin

    Oh and philippshen, all pin springs are brand new, I have RAMI, CGW reduced, and the stock that is 2017 manufacture.
  5. Help with Shadow Firing Pin

    When fitting the extended pin have y'all modified the front striking surface as well as the rear? My extended is coming in at 2.503 which is too close for comfort for me personally. I actually went and modified the OEM pin on the shelf so it stands out closer to .030 when installed - which is closer to the extended that stands out at .040. This modification with a RAMI spring will shoot a pen from the floor to the ceiling... or break the plastic completely on the bottom of the pen and shoot it two to three feet high. Still probably unreliable with this combo?
  6. Help with Shadow Firing Pin

    Hey everyone, I have a Shadow that is exhibiting light strikes with 13lb mainspring, stock firing pin and CGW reduced firing pin spring. On close inspection I noticed the firing pin is not protruding very far out where it contacts the hammer. Is this normal? While I don't have the best micrometer skills I can put some numbers out there. Stock FP is about 2.470 and from the back 'shelf' (where it contacts the stop plate) to the end where it contacts the hammer is .135, with the pin installed in the gun the back end stands out and proud by only about .020... which does not seem like much. I have the extended pin that I will fit soon enough but I would like to hear y'alls thought and maybe measurements. Thanks!
  7. Bottom dollar open build cz

    Any updates on progress? I was really interested in "building" a CZ open gun based on the SA platform but my "building" would be a much more plug and play process - and it seems like the biggest hurdle is the comp, correct? No real drop ins and no CZ smiths that do this kind of work? I've been following a few of these CZ open gun builds and looking at parts on CZ USA and CZ custom. I like this one the most though, bottom dollar!
  8. How are the magwells on the X series? And any updates on the shootability of the platform?
  9. How is the recoil on these Q5's? I've heard the PPQ can be a bit more snappy than other polymer guns, and felt that way about my P99 before I sold it. Also are y'all still playing with the spring rates? I know of a 48N rated rod from BT Guide rods, and Yellow/White Sprinco springs. I want to say there is some Glock compatibility but can't guarantee that, and still haven't heard of any non captured guide rods. How's everything working out?
  10. g34 gen4 accuracy issues

    Locking block might help.
  11. Why does my G19, group better than my G34

    Kula, I would suggest what Southpaw mentioned above. New locking block and slide stop should run around $30, as opposed to selling the gun which usually leads to a loss.
  12. Why does my G19, group better than my G34

    Any follow up? I've heard of welding Glock barrels, and I remember seeing the service offered on Bill Springfield's website. I have not seen any in person or read too many reviews. I do however have a Glock 17 that does not group as well as my Glock 34 (both stock barrels "fit" feel about the same) so I am interested in hearing your outcome Kulaglock. I think the slide lock and locking block are more important than the recoil spring but I could be wrong.
  13. I will measure it tomorrow and report here...25 yard accuracy??? did you watch the video? Five, 5 shot groups at 25 yards were within. Thanks for the offer, but no worries - a friendly forum member has already messaged me the specifications on the grip! I did watch the entirety of your video (and saw those awesome 2" groups) that's why I stated "if... any have also tested" to ask other forum members to share their experiences haha. More information is better right? *Wink*
  14. Thanks for that review Patrick! I have an odd question for those of you who own these - what's the true width of the grip? The website says 1.4" but I bet that's considering the safeties and/or the slide stop. Also if any of y'all have also tested the accuracy at 25 yards, please share. I have yet to see any of these in the wild so I'm a bit in the dark here.
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