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About DCSigCZ

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    Finally read the FAQs
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    Houston-Galveston, TX
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    Target shooting, IDPA, Certified Armorer work on Sig, CZ, M&P and Glock pistols, action enhancement, mountain biking, camping, Employee engagement, Lean Six Sigma Continuous Improvement.
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  1. There has been a lot of speculation about legality of the TXG grip assembly by itself, most of which pertains to IPSC and USPSA. I am interested in IDPA’s ruling. I just spoke to the Corporate office and was given the name of our Area Coordinator and advised to route the question to him. I am doing that now and will report back.
  2. The Plan I just ordered a complete TXG grip module from the Sig Sauer Academy Pro Shop. I have two standard XFives, one set up with iron sights and one with a Romeo1 on it. I currently shoot SSP (I have not yet tried Carry Optics) so I am going to swap the TXG grip module for the standard XFive grip module, put my original FCU in the TXG grip module and then put my standard XFive slide assembly with iron sights on top of that TXG lower assembly. I will also remove the magwell because magwells are not allowed in SSP. As long as I am under 43 ounces, I am good to go. The Question What is IDPA’s ruling on what I am doing, or is that yet TBD? Before answering, please read my logic and current understanding of the rules below. To date I have shot IDPA only at my club matches so this won’t be a problem because they are not sticklers to the minutiae of the rules. On the other hand, I will someday shoot a sanctioned match like a regional so I am quite interested in how IDPA has ruled / will rule on this type of set up because there are going to be hundreds, if not thousands, of people doing this. At this time, with my current understanding of the IDPA rules, I submit that putting a TXG module with my “old, standard” FCU in it under my “old, standard” XFive slide assembly appears to be consistent with the rule stating that it is allowable to use component parts that come Stock on other models of the same brand of pistol on my particular model of the same brand that did not originally have that specific component part in it. Some examples: - I can put a CZ Combat trigger in my CZ SP-01. - I can put a Short Reach Trigger in my SIG P226 that originally had a standard trigger in it. - I can put a Short Reset Kit in my P226 that did not originally have a short reset. - I can put a P320 XCarry Grip module under a P320 slide assembly that was originally part of a standard P320 Compact or Carry pistol. - I can put a standard, original round style grip module under a P320 XCarry slide assembly. Thanks much!
  3. 1) Lone Wolf advertises their steel extractor as tough enough to handle dropping the slide on a chambered round, whereas powdered metal/MIM extractors are brittle and doing that will cause the claw to break. They make them for other brands of pistols, also. 2) Gray Guns makes a Fat Guide Rod (big fat steel) in black and natural stainless for many different SIG pistols, both P320 and P22X Classic Series hammer fired. The P320 XFive Fat Guide Rod is made to accept 1911 recoil Springs and comes with a 15 lb recoil spring in the box (actually, it is a Ziploc bag),
  4. Gray Guns also makes a Fat Guide Rod in black and natural stainless for many different SIG pistols, both P320 and P22X Classic Series hammer fired. The P320 XFive Fat Guide Rod is made to accept 1911 recoil Springs and comes with a 15 lb recoil spring in the box (actually, it is a Ziploc bag),
  5. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    You are correct. When I could not locate the TXG grip module on their website, I called them. The gentleman who answered the phone explained that SIG asked them to refrain from selling them until a future date, so they removed them from their website. He also advised checking their website periodically because they may be able to sell them in a few weeks.
  6. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    @Akkid17 I am looking at their website right now. Can you point me to the exact spot on their website where I can see them at that price?? Thanks much! PS - that’s a beauty above.
  7. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    Sig just announced that the TXG tungsten infused grip module is now for sale by itself for $300. https://www.sigsauer.com/store/p320-x-series-txg-grip-module-assembly.html?utm_campaign=TXG_GRIP_MODS&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
  8. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    Thank you, Bill. The data you provided, along with confirmation that several other folks are using that sight successfully, is just what I need.
  9. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    What lower height front sight have you guys used successfully? Please provide both total height sight and height of the sight above the slide when installed, if possible. Also, if you have the part numbers of your front sights that allowed you to screw down your rear adjustable sight, that would bemost helpful. Note - I ask for both dimensions because I love Dawson FO sights, but I have had several sights come to me much too high when I used their standard measurement of “measure from the top of the slide to the top of the sight” method. Thanks in advance!
  10. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    Neither would I have considered them. Their prices are usually stupid high.
  11. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    They specify the complete striker assembly to maximize reliability. If it’s a range gun, it’d be interesting to see how many rounds the pin will go by just replacing springs. People using a P320 for EDC and Max Michel should, out of ultimate conservatism, change the whole assembly. (My EDC should obviously perform flawlessly. And, when one is going for a World Championship, we must have our pistol fire every time or that World Championship slips right through our fingers... )
  12. DCSigCZ

    P320 X5 Thread

    This should help with your maintenance and spare parts planning. Note - I took the Armorer Class before the XFive was released, however, the FCU is the same for all P320s, to the best of my knowledge. That being understood, those of us shooting an XFive competitively should probably adhere to the recommended intervals due to the “hard” use we subject the pistol to. I completed the Sig Sauer P320 Armorer's Class in late 2015. Here are the Sig Sauer specs from the factory manual on that date. Note - the intent of this post is not to publish proprietary SIG specs, rather, to communicate information that directly affects the reliability of these pistols. That is critical when they are used as Duty & EDC firearms and important when used in Competitions. As such, If anyone from Sig is looking and has a concern with this post, I submit that they should not because following the Sig recommended maintenance intervals will make their pistols have a good reputation versus a poor one. Detailed disassembly and inspection by a trained armorer = every 3 years or 5,000 rounds. Recoil Spring for P320 full size = 10,000 rounds. Compact & Subcompact Recoil Spring = 5,000 rounds. All 320 pistols, regardless of size: • Extractor, Extractor Spring, Striker Assembly & Takedown Lever: all of those = 20,000 rounds. • Slide Catch Lever, Slide Catch Lever Spring and post = 10,000 rounds. • Magazine Spring = When the magazine fails to lock the slide open. Our instructor also uses this rule personally - when a used mag spring is permanently compressed 1.5 coil lengths shorter than a brand new mag spring (a new "master" spring kept for reference), he replaces it. Just as importantly, here are the important new things I learned about LUBRICATION: • Striker assembly is cleaned and dried only. DO NOT LUBRICATE THE (FIRING PIN) STRIKER ASSEMBLY. • Sear and sear assembly is cleaned and dried only. DO NOT LUBRICATE THE SEAR ASSEMBLY. As a mechanical engineer, the “don’t lube the sear assembly area” originally did not make sense to me. It did make sense after we disassembled the entire pistol and I saw a few things and experienced them for myself. 1. The materials that those parts are made of are innately VERY slick. 2. The parts do not move very much at all, they rock a for a short distance and that is it (they are not rotating in circles like a crankshaft). 3. Because they need no lubrication, adding lubrication simply gives carbon, dirt, etc. a place to collect and really gum up the works. 4. My personal experience = when when the action parts (sear, etc.) are lubricated, my trigger action got sluggish and very dull = not crisp on break and reset. I genuinely hope this helps you guys.
  13. Hi Andy. Your question has almost perfect timing. I shoot my .22LR conversions 90% of the time while seriously shooting drills and training. I switch to 9mm just before a match and for the match itself. I am typing a response below, but have so much experience with Kadet and Sig .22LR conversions that I don’t have time to communicate everything by typing it. I will PM you my phone number so we can talk if you want to extract all of the wisdom I’ve gained from my head . I don’t know everything, but I do know a lot and am happy to share what I’ve learned so you and your son minimize your frustration and learning curve. I have complete .22LR conversion slide assemblies on 4 pistols and my AR and have shot over 7500 rounds through all of them. Lube is critical to reliability I use Slip2000 EWG (Extreme Weapons Grease) as my slide to frame lube. I use it because it is a very light grease, effective at preventing wear while maximizing reliability because it is not highly viscous like automotive grease. 1. I have shot my SP-01 with a Kadet2 (the all steel .22LR conversion slide assembly) for well over 5,000 rounds with less than 10 failures of any kind. This pistol even has an SA pull just under 3 pounds. I put a Dawson Precision fiber optic front sight on it. I shoot 40 grain ammo with velocity of at least 1230fpm - Blazer silver box and CCI MiniMags are the best for me. Accuracy is amazingly good. My Kadet2 to frame fit is tight - I need to push with just a couple pounds of force to get it on and off because there is an ever so slight interference fit. 2. I JUST purchased a SP-01 Shadow aka Shadow1. When I put the aforementioned Kadet2 conversion slide on it, reliability suffered - I was getting 5-10% light strikes even though this Shadow has a heavier main/hammer spring than the SP-01 I discussed in #1 above. The good news is that the round would ignite with a second strike if it did not fire the first time. (3) My experiences documented in #1 and #2 above are fairly common because the dimensions and tolerance stack ups of the lower and upper pistol assemblies affect how well the Kadet2 is going to perform. This situation has been addressed a number of times on the CZ forum, here are 3 important points from it. A) The previous responder is correct - up to a 17 lb main/hammer spring may be required to eliminate light strikes completely. My SP-01 has a mainspring down in the 11 lb range and the Kadet2 runs amazingly well on it. The Shadow1 has a notably heavier CGW blue main spring in it; even so it has had the light strike issue. Per the CZ Forum, I made a very slight modification to the Kadet2 firing pin and that cut the number of light strikes by 60%. I am continuing to work on the Shadow1 to get the Kadet2 to run as reliably on it as the SP-01 in #1 above, C) Cleanliness is also a notable factor with some conversions - some guys must clean their upper, in particular the mating faces of the breech and the back of the barrel, every 300 rounds or so. 4. I just bought my P-09 back from the man I had sold it to. I sold the P-09 and purchased a SP-01 Phantom because I absolutely love the SP-01, but I then discovered that I do not like the recoil level of the Phantom. In addition, there is no .22LR conversion for a Phantom. On the other hand, to me, the recoil level of the P-09 is notably less harsh and it DOES have a Kadet .22LR conversion kit! The short term bad news is that I just received my P-09 Kadet in the mail this week and my first shots with it will be this weekend, so I cannot comment upon its performance. Yet. I will share that as soon a so have some. I am looking forward to sharing what I have learned because, as a Certified Armorer for 6 different types of pistols, reliability is my #1 criteria. Any firearm that does not function reliably is too frustrating to deal with. More importantly, it is really a rock, not a firearm, and I will not spend $500 and up on a rock.
  14. DCSigCZ

    shadow 2 trigger

    Thank you. I was not aware that the RRK also released the hammer earlier in its backward / to the rear motion. That is good to know
  15. Urmaker45, I started a thread about this a couple of months ago, a hyperlink to it is below. Touch the first line in larger font and it will take you to the thread. I started it as an idea for CZ to adopt in a V2.0 design. Since that is but a dream, guys who responded then explained how they did what you propose with the current pistol. My conclusion about the question of legality, based upon their answers is - it depends. Check out the previous thread and let me know what your conclusions are. Thanks much!
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