My meandering path through life.


Sight installs on CZ guns

GK Custom is doing some sight installs for me that are looking pretty good.

So far we have used the Heinie fixed rear sight, using the Novak lo-mount cut. This gives us lots of options to choose from including Heinie, Novak, 10-8, Harrison Design, etc.

Heini Slant Pro on a CZ75 1986 model


Heinie Ledge rear sight on 75 SA slide


And this is fun one. A Tripp K1 rear sight. This required a little welding to clean up the old dovetail. But after refinishing, this is awesome.

Tripp K1 rear sight on a CZ SP01 Shadow slide


If you have any questions on sight installs or would like more information. Drop me a line.



A CZ clone made in Turkey. Alloy frame, safety 9mm compact. So what do you think?

New CZ additions for 2011

These are beautiful. Angus posted these up on his facebook saying these are new from CZ Custom for CZ-USA 2011 catalog.

Short dustcover Shadows!!!

I love the balance of the short dustcover gun. Before the latest USPSA production rule change I competed with a 75SA converted to DA/SA to take advantage of the beavertail, extended safeties, big mag release but not have the weight of the SP01. Now with this you can have it all. No firing pin block of the Shadow, beavertail, ext. controls and superb balance.

And being a catalogued item, these can be approved by USPSA for production division.



4/ CZC 75 Shadow TDT (91704 / 01704)
9 x 19
SA Lower, no firing pin block, stainless mag break.
Poly Coat Upper BLACK and Lower SILVER
SA DA Trigger Mechanism.
SA DA Comp Hammer, included CZC Trigger Work.
CZC XTD Firing Pin.
3.5 / 4.0 Lbs SA
7.5 / 8.5 Lbs DA
85 Combat Style ADJ Trigger.
Custom Spring Package.
(Hammer 13 Lbs Recoil 11 Lbs)
Shadow Style Upper
Champion ADJ Target Rear (LPA Style)
CZC Fiber 6.5mm Optic Front
Black Aluminum Grips
Supplied with 2 x 18 Round Magazines
Function fired and Supplied with Test Target.

CZ Czechmate now in the US

I am such a CZ fanboy. Love these guns. Finally reaching our shores is the CZ Czechmate. A great addition to factory produced open guns. The comp look well mated to the slide and while the price seems high at first glance, it comes with a lot. A big stick, 3 other mags, two extra barrels, slidestops, red dot sight, etc. Awesome package.

This would be awesome for USPSA open division. While not up to the 30 rnd mags of the STI, it would still be able to compete very well for most shooters.

What an awesome looking gun. But like I said. I am a CZ fan.

Here are couple of photos from Matt at CZ-USA.

CZ says the Czechmate comes with :
ambi slide racker
c-more slide ride sight 6moa dot
2 spare serial matching threaded barrels
1 26 round magazine
3 20 round magazines
mag loader
aluminum grips
aluminum magwell
comp hammer
4 port comp
barrel nut with removable front sight
rear fixed sight
2 slide stops with finger groove
4 without finger grooves
czechmate frame is different than TS grip is undercut, frame has notch for c-more mount,
cleaning rod
cleaning brush

If interested give CZ a call at 1-800-955-4486 ext 321

more info you can follow the thread at CZforum

My fantasy for the day? CZ calls me up and says “Hey, you want to take one for a spin?” haha. Hey it’s Friday.

Hi Point smackdown (cont.)

Well gonzo gun blogger Justin hit the range for some livefire action with the Hi-Point C9.

I was disappointed not to make the range to see first hand and maybe get a chance to shoot the gun. But here is Justin’s first impressions shooting this gun.

The Way of the Multigun> Hi-Point Throwdown: Trigger Pullin’

“Prepare For Glory” Eddie Rhodes

This year a great 3-gunner Eddie Rhodes passed away. Eddie was the proponent of what they call He-man or Heavy Metal Division. Iron sights, .308 rifle, 12gauge pump shotgun and .45acp pistol. Here is a short video by 3GunNation on Eddie.

This year’s local IBPO537/FOP7 Tactical 3-gun match was shot in Eddie’s honor. The match looked like a pretty good challenge for the shooters with a good mix of all three guns. One stage started out using a JP Rifle .308, which was later donated to one of shooters who was picked by a random drawing. Here are a few photos from the match.

Hi Point Smackdown ( cont. )

To catch you up to speed. Multigun blogger Justin threw down a challenge to all the Hi Point fans. Send him a gun to shoot in competition and if it holds its own, he will speak of the virtues of the Hi Point platform.

Well Charles Brown of Hi Point Firearms stepped up to the challenge and sent Justin a pistol and mags for the test. It arrived yesterday at Whistling Pines Gun Club and I got to check it out.

From what I saw and handled. The gun is pretty solid. It has two color sights to distinguish the front sight from the rear. It is big on top, but I would think that is because of the direct blowback design and the weight is needed in the slide. The mag release was pretty easy to manipulate, but the mags did not come flying out like some other brands. The trigger travel seemed long and kind of squishy. There is a magazine disconnect. Six additional mags came with the gun. They are of the 10round variety with ext. basepads.

The gun pointed low for me and I needed to adjust my grip to be able to align the sights. I wanted to see how the gun came apart but found you needed to drive a pin out in the rear of the frame to do so and I didn’t have any tools on hand.

Hopefully sometime this week, I can catch up with Justin and see how the gun does in live-fire.

Stay tuned for more.