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  1. zhuk

    Mags will not drop at all

    Thanks gwchem, I wasn't sure of what a magazine brake was tbh but on examination yes, yes it does lol And it does appear to be connecting with the backside of the mag when inserted too...this could wel be the culprit (or, one of them )
  2. zhuk

    Mags will not drop at all

    Damn lol sorry for the lack of more specific info. They will not drop freely but are not stuck in the gun as such, you just have to pull them free with a bit of effort. I also found out after posting last night that it is specifically empty mags which will not drop, even one snap cap inserted it enough for it to function OK. Which is far less of an issue, but still on the rare occasion you run dry in a stage, stripping it out by hand before reloading is going to be a PITA, particularly time-wise. I also found out that the importer/his tame gunsmith/whoever it was stripped the mag screw so it was a bit loose when I first checked it out. And to my eyes the spring doesn't fit in the frame exactly centrered either (left leg of the spring seems to be further inward) - if that makes any difference. What I meant re ambidextrous is that the design of the release itself is not mirrored - the cutout for the release on the rh side (in a righty configuration) protrudes into the magwell when swapped over the LH function, see 2nd pic.
  3. I am having just this issue of mags not dropping, TPM, as a lefty as well. The release was allegedly reversed either by the importer himself or his nominated gunsmith...which is why I find your comment "if not done right" kinda disturbing lol I have noticed that the left mag release side (supposedly flush with the frame) is in fact slightly below the level of the trigger guard when a mag is inserted, making it even less likely to be able to drop free. )
  4. Hey guys, After 10 years of shooting an M&P I finally got a barely-used Shadow 1 in January. Have been waiting 6 months for the importer to swap the mag release over (to lefty configuration) with every excuse under the sun given. He was meant to install a pre b disco as well, but that never eventuated. Frustrating enough to wait the times for PTAs etc in Australia as it is but half a year has been well, irritating to say the least. . Finally I thought I'd be able to shoot it...but no mags will release. I'm assuming this is because of the swaparound as the release is not ambidextrous in design (yeah, I know everyone hates lefties lol) but because of this desgin flaw I really don't know where to start in addressing it. Rather not have to poke around with my trigger finger right on the guard groping for the release if I swap it back to RH..in any case because of trigger hand arthritis/nerve issues I dunno if my index finger would have the power to activate it. On the run at speed in the midst of a stage? Ahahahaha, no lol Just wondered if anyone had ideas of how to sort this...like I said, no idea where to start at this point. Cheers
  5. CGW stuff is also available in Australia from Edge Firearms
  6. There are also 9lb springs as well
  7. zhuk

    Lok grip texture

    Yeah some people have bony hands with not much meat on them too (like me) Bogies are fine but I knocked them back with a bit of filing/sanding
  8. zhuk

    Thin Bogies

    Necropost I know, apologies everyone lol Just trawling threads for info on the thin LOKs and noticed these posts about not being happy with the stock LOK colours. FYI (and anyone else interested) you can completely successfully dye G10 a darker shade using Rit clothing dye, and a split coathanger to hold the grips in suspension in the saucepan.
  9. zhuk

    CZ Trigger

    Hey himurax Absolutely but I was really referring to dryfire for double action trigger pulls...since that is the majority of your trigger time (unfortunately)
  10. zhuk

    CZ Trigger

    Yeah I can't see the point in why you'd want to dry fire in single action, considering isn't practising holding a sight picture through a long DA pull the whole point? Have read many reports of people hating the recurve trigger for that very reason, I guess it depends if you have larger hands and thicker fingers (which I definitely don't)
  11. Exactly, glad that worked for you too. Just because the grips dont necessarily fit perfectly does not mean that they need to be replaced or are at fault, for the issue stated here. As I said, swapping them for new ones is not going to change anything if its the metal frame variation. This is the specific video Blake linked me to explaining the issue, its a Tanfog but illustrates what is happening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lCFO0ugOvA
  12. zhuk

    CZ Trigger

    Bladetech bucket, and over 150,000 rounds
  13. zhuk

    CZ Trigger

    I have only ever shot a striker fired gun (M&P), that Shadow pictured is presently at the importers waiting for him to swap the mag release over to lefty configuration and have a couple of things done to it, I have never shot it as yet. So you'll have to forgive me for ignorance in how as to dry fire a hammer pistol...if not DA every time how else would you be expected to do it?
  14. zhuk

    CZ Trigger

    For reach issues you are lucky enough to be able to source a 75 recurve trigger...this makes a huge difference to the reach (a friend has one in his SP01 from about 15 years ago when they were sold here) https://czcustom.com/cz-parts-all/triggers/cz-75-recurve-trigger-05a.html I too have smaller hands and arthritis in my shooting hand which makes even an 11lb hammer spring too painful (thanks to a kickboxing uh, incident years ago!) so can only wish I could buy one from CZ custom...even found and paid for one on ebay until the seller learned that export was against ebay's policies. The roughly 2K a dealer/importer would have to pay for an export licence is something none would undertake, of course....so my only recourse would be to find a kind US resident willing to alllow me to send them the $ for purchase and mail out, unobtrusively. Alas I have no US contacts so that brings me to a dead end on it...unless I can think of another way. A Canadian friend offered to see if he could snag one on a visit south but no go with a non-US credit card. Shooting in a match with only a handful of DA pulls might be fine but any amount of dry firing is out, unless I was to cock it in SA every time, which kinda defeats the purpose really. You can see here my Shadow's trigger at the top, compared to my well worn mate's gun underneath and the significant difference comparing the reach
  15. Use a small fine bastard file to get them to the exact profile you want, that's what I ended up doing. The palm swells I got also didn't quite fit on one side (could feel movement and a clicking sound when squeezed) so contacted them and was advised that with different frame variations this is inevitable...if I was sent another grip it is likely the issue would not change. So added a bit of double sided tape lining the inside edges top & bottom and they are solid now.
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