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Installed CGW barrel bushing in S2


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Just finished installing the CGW barrel bushing in my Shadow 2.

Installed their competition trigger kit last weekend.

The stock bushing came out pretty easy with a 11mm socket, extension, and a few light whacks with a hammer.

New one went in just as easy.  Getting the roll pin back in was the most challenging.

I decided on the hard chrome bushing as opposed to the black, really looks nice.

Wow, there is absolutely no play between the barrel and the bushing.

I have to "fiddle" with the barrel and get it just right to get it into the slide.

Hoping for a range trip tomorrow to see how it works.

This weapon was already ridiculously accurate.  I will use a rest at 15 yards and compare what I get now to targets I shot from a rest before the Cajunizing process.

The S2 was already much more accurate than I will ever be but it was a fun project.

I almost enjoy working with quality parts like this as I do shooting. 

I will post range info after shooting it to see if this really made a difference.

Safe shooting,

Varooom

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1 hour ago, muncie21 said:

congrats! I installed the CGW bushing on my SP01 and was very impressed with the accuracy and barrel to slide fit. 

 

Unfortunately the SP01 sits in the safe most days, now that I have purchased a couple of TSOs.

 

My TSO sits in the safe until I find a way to increase trigger weight... It is to scary now 🙂

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16 hours ago, Fasthenk65 said:

 

My TSO sits in the safe until I find a way to increase trigger weight... It is to scary now 🙂

have you tried using a Tanfo sear spring in place of a cz one?  The factory Tanfo sear spring has an extra coil and it should increase the pull weight some.  I know back in the day before we had PD springs it was common to put a cz sear spring in a Tanfo to help get the pull weight down.

I have not tried this personally but, it should be a rather inexpensive thing to test out.

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Of the three Shadow 2's I've had two had the cgw bushing. I shoot the best groups with the one that didn't. Which I agree is odd, as the bushing has worked great in other CZ guns I've put it in.

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I shoot mine first.  I've had a couple that I didn't feel would benefit from the bushing.  I've also had a couple that didn't shoot good groups from the box and adding the bushing helped them.

 

Some pistols just shoot better than others.  Combination of parts thing.

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I have not noticed any difference in groups with the cgw bushing. I also went through 3 Shadow 2's. I shot a 1.5 inch group at 25 yrds without the bushing using FMJ bullets. I don't think I was able to shoot such a group with the accu-shadow I used to have. Perhaps some guns could benefit from the CGW bushing but I did not notice that.

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Same report as the reports above.

 

Some guns benefit from it; some see 0/not significant impact.

 

Shoot before installing. I do very much like it as an alternative to the "accu" process.

 

I have shot 2 pretty much new accu-shadows that were not very accurate at 25yds.

 

Unless future steel CZs shoot smaller than 2.5in at 25yds, rested, with 124gr/factory ammo, I am probably going to continue to utilize the 10x.

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On 2/17/2019 at 1:43 PM, billthemarine2862 said:

have you tried using a Tanfo sear spring in place of a cz one?  The factory Tanfo sear spring has an extra coil and it should increase the pull weight some.  I know back in the day before we had PD springs it was common to put a cz sear spring in a Tanfo to help get the pull weight down.

I have not tried this personally but, it should be a rather inexpensive thing to test out.

I got a solution from a well known  CZ expert: ad the TRS of the Shadow 2... I try that first.

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