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Tanfo vs CZ gripsize for big hands

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Hi everyone!

 

I got L-XL Hands (Long fingers i think) and i´m shooting a CZ sp01 Shadow.

 

Even with 3 layers of Griptape (front and back) and LOK Palm swells, it´s kind of hard to get enough meet to the Gun.

 

Are Tanfos any bigger, or is the CZ Platform (and clones) the wrong way to go for long fingers?

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I have only owned an SP-01 Shadow and now this Stock 1. The Stock 1 feels larger to me. FYI, I have larger hands and long fingers. Stock 1 is butter in the hands with LOK palm swell.

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I have The large frame Stock ll. The CZ feels small to me, the LOK grips makes them a little better. My S2 with PD palm swell grips are awesome. I like a big grip and I have medium hands.

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I have long skinny fingers. One reason i like the large frame tanfo, slightly bigger grip than shadow. The part that is difference is the tang/upper part of grip, it is not as undercut as shadow, making it feel larger. Palm swells increase little difference at upper part of grip. Add xtreme double action trigger, thick layer of silicon carbide on top of stock factory wood grips, it'll be substantial difference.

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The shadow 2 is much closer to a tanfo in size.

 

The original 75 frames feel tiny after you’ve been shooting a Tanfo. You’ll love one with thicker grips, the size of the factory wood ones.

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As mentioned, Tanfo is larger than CZ which is why I initially went with Stock 2. After losing a battle with two of those 2016 guns, I moved to Shadow 2 and its grip is smallish. I asked LOK grips to make me extra fat bogies, no palm swell, just straight fat grips, and that solved it for me.

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you may want an extreme trigger for tanfo, the factory trigger on stock 2/3 is for short fingers

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I had LOK make some grips are are the same as the boogies but with .080" added to make them as thick as the wood grips. I like a bigger gun, and this really helped a LOT. You can email him and get them custom made.

 

I got min in full checker instead of the boogies grip texture, but thats up to you.

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I had a CZ accushadow that I loved as it had 4lb DA and 2lb SA. I could make the lead fly. BUT even with thick LOK Bogie grips it still seemed a little thin.

Switch to Stock 1 and now firing more accurate but cant fire it quite as fast.

Even after Patriot Defense tune it's not as buttery as the Accushadow.

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Tanfo is far better suited for larger hands. I’m sure someone in your club has one for you to test drive. 

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This weekend we had a Shadow 2, Stock 2, and Q5 Steel Frame. The CZ and Tanfo had LOK palm swells and the Walther has the stock grip. The CZ was by far the smallest grip and the Walther feels a little fatter than the Tanfo. I have small-medium hands and to me the CZ and Tanfo felt much better shooting. I think you could probably make any of the three work between LOK and Patriot Defense.


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This weekend we had a Shadow 2, Stock 2, and Q5 Steel Frame. The CZ and Tanfo had LOK palm swells and the Walther has the stock grip. The CZ was by far the smallest grip and the Walther feels a little fatter than the Tanfo. I have small-medium hands and to me the CZ and Tanfo felt much better shooting. I think you could probably make any of the three work between LOK and Patriot Defense.


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The CZ grip is skinnier and shorter front to back than the Walther Steel Frame but it is taller. The Walther feels like a fat Glock 19 frame instead of a Glock 17 length frame.

The CZ grip is shorter front to back than the Stock 2/3 grips.

I believe this Hogue grip is the fattest one that is made for a CZ.

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I just have LOK custom make me .080" thicker per side grips. Thinking about getting another set .100 thicker. 

 

Definitely worth every penny as I have huge hands as well

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I have XL hands and have always preferred large grips.  Even with LOK custom grips, I could not make the SP-01 it work for me.   I presume due to shortness of the frame.  I will say LOK was awesome with working to try to find a combo that worked for me.  I don't like the angle at the top of the Shadow II.   I ended up with a Stock II and adding silicon carbide to aftermarket grips.  Finally, I have found something works well for me.  Obviously, YMMV

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