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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I thought you guys might like this.

A couple of months ago I got the wild idea to customize a CZ 40P. My CZ 40P was very accurate out of the box. I shot some fantastic groups with it the first time out.

When I first got the gun I put in one of my custom guide rods and bushings, added a 20 pound Wolff spring. I still wanted more so.............

I decided to go with some XS night sights. The regular dot. I ordered those, and then after having seen some Custom Novak stippling work, I decided to try and replicate it. So one night BIL and I spent two hours beating on the top of the slide with a hammer and a file. I know that sounds crazy, but according to some sources, that is how Novak does thier stippling. It turned out OK. I did learn that if I ever do it again, I will need to go much deeper in to the metal to get the effect I was looking for.

Next step was to send the gun to Accurate Plating and Weaponry for an action/trigger job and hard chrome. The trigger came out great. The double action is light and smooth, and the single action is the best I have felt in a DA/SA CZ pistol. I am very happy with the trigger work. The hard chrome is nice. There are a few small spots that I would have liked them to pay closer attention to detail on.

I can't wait to get out and shoot it. I hope that with these XS sights I can still get it to group like it did before.


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Verrrry nice!

I have a CZ-40B.....I'm comtemplating sending it to Novak's myself.

What do you think AP&W needed to pay attention to? Curious.

I'm about 25 minutes away from their shop...they opened up the rear sight of my Star PD and did a function check of the gun.

Enjoy the CZ!

Discussion Starter · #3 ·
You can't really see it from the picture, but on the 3rd picture, next to the word "CZ" there is a line where the slide has an indentation. Inside the indentation is the writing CZ 40P etc.... They brushed the indented part at a different angle than the rest of the slide. It does look cool. Problem is, the took it too far up and over the bump.

That probably does not make much sense. Hard to explain.
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