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CZ 75 TS (Tactical Sport) - Custom Triggers from CZ UB!

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So I couldn't find ANY info on the internet on this topic, so I'm beginning a new thread. I own a CZ 75 Tactical Sport and do all my own gunsmithing. I've done a lot of work to my gun, all of it myself. I'll attach a list at the bottom of this page.

As many of you probably know, through CZ USA and CZ Custom (http://czcustom.com/CZ75SAOTrigger.aspx), you can buy a flat-blade trigger for the Tactical Sport. Pretty cool, right? Well, for dudes like me with monster hands (and/or long fingers) that trigger sits so far back in the trigger guard that my trigger finger looks like a pirate hook to get the pad of my finger tip on the trigger for the perfect "press". It had a great feel, but I can't manipulate the trigger fast enough with my finger shaped like a booger-hook, so I went searching elsewhere for custom triggers for the TS, and the ONLY place to get them (someone correct me if I'm wrong but I scoured the interwebs looking) is on the CZ UB website.

For those that don't know, the CZ corporation can be broken down into three divisions that sell stuff (in regards to competition pistols):

  • CZ UB - (Uhersky Brod) - The CZ mothership in the Czech Republic, where all the cool but hard-to-find stuff comes from. (Like the Tactical Sport Orange)
  • CZ USA - (Kansas, USA) - The CZ distributor for the US. They import from the CZ mothership, and sell much of what CZ UB sells, but not ALL of it (or it's hard to get).
  • CZ Custom - (Arizona, USA) - The "Custom Shop" for CZ. They do business as "Ghost Products". This shop is run by Angus Hobdell, a Grand Master and team CZ shooter and know-it-all (in a very good way). They sell much of what CZ USA/UB sells, plus many products in-house that you can ONLY get there.

I've navigated this maze for many months now as I built up my Tactical Sport. So with this topic of "what comes from where" covered, the rest of this will make more sense. CZ UB's online shop sells some really cool stuff, that is ONLY available through their online shop. This includes the custom triggers I'm going to discuss. So they make several different trigger "shoes" (just the trigger itself, that doesn't affect pull weight, etc.) that are apparently designed for different hand sizes and purposes. This is RAD. STI/SVI 2011's are about the only other pistols I know of that you can find triggers designed for different ergonomics.

The problem is, you have to order them through the international CZ UB site, and shipping is expensive, and more importantly (for me) was how long it would take to get to me, would the trigger get through customs, etc. Well, I jumped through the hoops and bought one, and holy crap is it worth it. So with that said, here is a link to the shop where these can be found:

http://www.shop-cz.com/sporting-parts-ipsc/c-1204/

Here's what they offer, all in a variety of colors:

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^This is CZ UB's Straight Trigger. Slightly Different than the one CZ Custom sells.

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^This is CZ UB's "Target" Trigger. Has slightly more curve than the factory Tactical Sport trigger.

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^This is CZ UB's Aluminum Trigger that is identical in shape to the stock TS trigger, just aluminum rather than polymer.

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^This is the "small hands" trigger. It moves the curve of the trigger very far back in the trigger guard, so it's easily reachable for small hands.

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^This is the "large hands/long finger" trigger. It has a shape like the target trigger, but moved forward to INCREASE the reach to the trigger, so that the aformentioned "booger hook" isn't an issue, and someone with longer fingers can comfortably use the pad of the finger to manipulate the trigger... like you SHOULD be doing.

At the current exchange rate, these come out to about $25! Totally a deal in my book, despite paying for added shipping costs.

So I went through the purchase process to get the long finger trigger, and wanted to share my experience so if anyone else out there has considered the same thing but wasn't sure about it, they could at least use my experience to know if it's worth it. So here's what I did:

  • I went to the site, and created an account (which you must do first).
  • I then added the trigger to the cart, and began checking out like you would at any other online shop. I used Google to check what the total was going to come out to before I placed my order.
  • I selected "Worldwide Express" shipping, that was about $50. Considering this is the ONLY place to get these, I was willing to pay this for the trigger.
  • The checkout process asks for everything but payment info when you "confirm" your order. In total, it came in at about $80 shipped.
  • I immediately got an email asking for payment info through a secure online payment site. I entered all the info and hit "confirm".
  • Several hours later (I assumed when they opened up shop on the other side of the world) I got an email confirming everything, and offering a cheaper shipping option. I replied that I did want the express shipping (assuming it would still take weeks). I got a final confirmation email, including a DHL confirmation number. This was on Wednesday, October 7th.
  • To my astonishment, the expensive shipping I paid for was VERY fast. The trigger was at my door on Monday, October 12th.

It installed into the gun perfectly. Holy crap was it worth it. It acheived exactly what I was after. In my personal opinion, it was absolutely worth the $50 shipping cost on top of the relatively cheap $25 cost of the trigger. The ONLY thing I would have done different would be to throw a few more things in the shopping cart to get the most of my $50 shipping cost.

There you have it. Whether you were aware of their custom triggers or not, or knew of them but weren't sure about ordering from an international online shop, it was painless and the result was great, especially if you consider biting the bullet for $50 shipping worth it to ensure your expensive pistol has the perfect trigger for you in it. Considering my CZ 75 Tactical Sport is worth well over $2,000 at this point, it did not seem too crazy to me to spend $80 on a trigger that "fits" me perfectly... especially since there is only one place to get it. I'll get some pics posted of the finished gun soon, but for now, here's a phone pic of the trigger after I got it out of the packaging.

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Edited by scottrallye

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Nice!

Thanks for sharing. Any idea on how far forward the new trigger is vs the old one?

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Compared to the stock trigger, it's about 1/8" further forward at the top (near the pivot) and about 1/3" at the tip if the trigger. This was perfect for me... a substantial move forward, but not so far as to change the feel or make it awkward. It's exactly what I wanted. I'll take some side by side pics for you to compare.

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Did you ask them to throw in a TS Orange into the package? Hey, they are already sending the package, might as well put a second item in the box, eh? hehe.

(patiently waiting for my Orange order)

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Did you ask them to throw in a TS Orange into the package? Hey, they are already sending the package, might as well put a second item in the box, eh? hehe.

(patiently waiting for my Orange order)

I wish! Haha, my gun is essentially an Orange now anyways, but I had to do all the extra work myself (including drilling and tapping the holes to mount a thumb rest). I'll bet that Orange is going to be RAD!

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I was lucky enough to aquire the CZUB trigger in a trade and I use it on my Acu Shadow light. The TS and the regular CZ75 can utilize the same flat triggers.

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I put one of the reduced reach triggers in mine, so far I like it alright. I haven't had any game time with it yet, only a couple trips to the indoor range to shoot some paper.

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Did a frame reduction recently and just got the frame back from Cerakoting. Went with "Gunmetal Grey"... similar to the stock color, but a little darker, little more matte, and MUCH more durable. Very happy. Got it all back together and I LOVE the new trigger. Here are some pics:

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I put one of the reduced reach triggers in mine, so far I like it alright. I haven't had any game time with it yet, only a couple trips to the indoor range to shoot some paper.

That is a pronounced difference. Any chance you could throw a set of calipers on it and post the measurement?

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Did a frame reduction recently and just got the frame back from Cerakoting. Went with "Gunmetal Grey"... similar to the stock color, but a little darker, little more matte, and MUCH more durable. Very happy. Got it all back together and I LOVE the new trigger. Here are some pics:

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Nice job, did u reduce safety w/sanding or is it a new add on safety, looks a lot smaller than stock which is great.

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Sounds like a group order would make these very affordable. I would love a long reach trigger or two.

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Thanks for the heads up.

I ordered a bit of gear from there last week, and arrived on Tuesday.

I got:

- factory profile trigger

- short grips

- mag well

- SS guide rod

- f/o front sight

- 13lb recoil spring

- main spring

- some buffers

Shipping was the same price. I'd post pics.. But apparently I can't post links yet haha.

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Well, for dudes like me with monster hands (and/or long fingers) that trigger sits so far back in the trigger guard that my trigger finger looks like a pirate hook to get the pad of my finger tip on the trigger for the perfect "press".

A little off topic but it was a big deal for me so I figured I would mention it.

Used to go for the classical pad of finger on the trigger press. Used to also have the occasional round get away before I really wanted it to. Raised trigger pull weight on my guns to 3.5 # plus or minus and this helped.

Bought a CZ SP01, my hands are too large to allow for a practical pad press in s.a. so I am pressing the trigger like a lot of revolver shooters do (first joint on trigger). Trigger weight in s.a. is just a smidge below 2 lbs but letting a round off early has become a non-issue. My problem wasn't really with a light trigger but it was sympathetic movement of the trigger finger as the other fingers squeezed on the gun. My accuracy is now better than it ever was and it feels like an even bigger improvement on stages where strong hand or weak hand shooting is required.

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Sounds like a good excuse to fly over there. (To save the shipping cost I mean.)

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