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  1. vtecpaoche

    CZ Custom - failed to meet expectations

    Stuart is awesome to deal with. It says something when you call CZ Custom and it says press 1 for sales, 2 for Stuart... He got me an Accu Shadow when they were near impossible to get back then. He also got my Shadow slide milled with their multi optic cut a few weeks earlier than what was quoted.
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    Question about magazine base plates

    From my experience, you do not need different springs or followers if you go with the extended basepads unless you want to get maximum capacity. I went with the Taran basepads on my Mecgar mags. There are other options such as CZC and Springer Precision that would give you the additional capacity.
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    Shadow Sp-01 Grips

    I've tried the stock rubber grips, the thin aluminum grip tape, Lok bogies palm swell and Lok bogies thin. I've also tried the SSI Scales 1.0 on a friend's gun but did not like that one at all. I've have not tried the 2.0 version yet though. Thanks to Rowdy's post, I picked up the Hennings. They are by far my favorite and I have no regrets moving from the Lok grips. I'm pretty certain every CZ owner has a whole stack of grips they've bought and tried. The best bet is to see if you can find another shooter with different grips than yours and ask if you can try them.
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    Smith and wesson 929 hammers

    I went the route of just replacing the hammer with an Apex hammer. According to Apex, all non-performance center parts are MIM and performance center revolvers after Jan 2012 are also MIM. I know a local guy who does revolver work. He has bobbed the MIM hammers before. The .400 or .500 should refer to the hammer spur width. If you are bobbing it, it shouldn't matter.
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    Recommendations for a PVD/DLC coating

    Jabuie is an authorized agent for Ionbond. Jabuie does not do the actual coating. When I reached out to Ionbond, they informed me that they do not offer direct retail sales to individuals. The other recommended agent was Evolution Armory. Pricing seems to be better at Jabuie.
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    Cheely or Atlas

    It’s a prototype thumb safety. It has a wider and longer paddle to rest your thumb. Ergonomically, it felt better although that could also be in combination with the Cheely grip. I would reach out to Atlas to inquire directly as I did not see anything on their site or FB page.
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    What do you use to keep hands dry while shooting

    I also use ProGrip from the bottle. The annoying thing about it is that it leaves white stuff everywhere but I feel like every grip enhancer will do that.
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    DAA Racer problem

    I flattened the springs on mine as well. Thanks for raising the issue and thanks all for coming up with a solution.
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    Cheely or Atlas

    We were at Area 8 yesterday. Atlas had a Nemesis built on PT stuff as well as another Nemesis style gun built on a STI Frame and the new Cheely grip. They have thoroughly tested the new grip and had some feedback for Matt Cheely. Cheely is going to create a custom Cheely grip for Atlas that is more grippy. If you do not want it grippy, Adam from Atlas said he can take the points off as a option. Atlas has a new thumb safety which felt REALLY awesome. If your preference is for Cheely parts, Atlas may build it using either PT or Cheely parts in the future. It then boils down to preference of builder and style.
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    DAA Racer problem

    I have the same issue with a newer racer pouch. My older ones do not have this issue and it was originally set for 2011 mags. I just switched everything for production. We we had a stage with an unloaded start and I had trouble stuffing the mag into the newer pouch but no issues with my older ones. I’m going to try and bend the spring to see if tension goes down for the new pouch. It seems easy enough to bend the spring a bit and I’ll compare it against my older spring.
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    New Reach Reduction kit for Shadows

    Dave, it’s labelled as Shadow 2. Will it work for the Shadow 1’s as well?
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    New Reach Reduction kit for Shadows

    Search for part number 75850.
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    2011 hammer catching at half cock

    Did you check the pre-travel as well?
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    New Bull Shadow models

    I believe Angus mentioned it in the video earlier. It doesn't have to be machined but the rear of the slide will not line up with the frame. The frame will stick out the back. If you cut the frame to match the bull slide, your regular Shadow 2 slide will stick out too far.
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    Widebody mags for TacSol 2211 22 conversion? Hey

    That's the wide body mag. I purchased mine from them. I contacted them and asked if they worked with my Marvel Conversion. They said yes with some modifications. They modified the mags for me at no extra charge. I've used them a few times on my 2011 with no issues.