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Hello. Went to the range today with my new Kadet .22lr adapter on an old CZ-75 Pre-B.

I will definitely be ordering the upgraded chisel-point pin assembly.

My Kadet, with the round pin, was 100% reliable with Federal Gold Match and nearly so with Remington Target ammo, but much less so with Winchester, CCI Stingers, and Remington Subsonic rounds. I'm not particularly concerned about this at all as it's an easy cure.

Apparently the Remington Target is more lightly loaded than the other rounds fired today as I had a couple of failures to
eject. Even when no malfunctions occurred, cases were tossed only about 1' away while all of the other stuff threw cases at least 3' away, the Stingers, farther yet.

Feeding was slick and flawless.

I moved the sights down 3 "clicks" and was dead on at 15 yards. All of my groups were handheld, but the Federal Match won with best 10-shot groups @ 15 yards being inside about 1 1/2". Happily, the cheap Remington Subsonic grouped about as well with differences in "practical-in-the-field-by-hand" group size being due to me having to fight the less than
crisp trigger pull and then the overtravel. Still, I like it. I like it alot. Why? It forces me to work with a less than perfect
trigger unlike my S&W M41. I will change nothing save the firing pin and attendant parts, which I'll order on Monday.

For $215 delivered, I am most pleased. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in such a conversion for their CZ.

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Greetings all. I called Mike at CZ-USA in order to purchase the upgrade assembly (pin, spring, and retaining plate) for my CZ Kadet .22 adapter. He wouldn't have it! The unit's being sent for free. To me, this speaks highly of CZ's commitment to their customers.

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Ah-HA.
My Kadet on a pre B '75 is spotty on ignition with Wolff mainspring. Good enough for practice with Federals, even the cheapest and I figured an occasional .22 misfire was worth the lighter DA and still reliable 9mm ignition; but I will still put in for the new firing pin, now that I know about it.
However, ejection is dismal, a magazine without a smokestack or, worse, a case trapped on the left side, is a rare occurrence.
A CZ shooter (the only other one at our state IDPA shoot) said he had one conversion and two guns. It ejected ok on one but not the other. I will light them up on the subject and let you know what I learn.
 

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I called Mike at CZ-USA immediately after my last post on Monday.
He had me a firing pin kit and new ejector in Friday's mail.
Now that is service.
I just got to try it today. No misfires except one on a Golden Bullet so old it was in a Peters box. Everything ejected well except the cheap grade Value Pack Wal-Mart Federals that I stocked up on because they gave the fewest misfires with the round firing pin - but the most smokestacks. I'll use them up in my Ace and shoot Super-X in the Kadet, it seems to like them the best, now.
 

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Hello. I tried out my chisel-point firing pin in my Kadet today.
There were zero failures to fire and I made sure to take various brands of ammo that had refused to pop with the round-nosed pin.
I had zero malfunctions until about 400 rnds when the unit was so dirty that the occassional failure to fully seat a round in the chamber occurred.

I did try some of the .22lr QuikShoks and they routinely failed to eject the fired case; I do not know why.

All other brands of standard, "subsonic," and high velocity .22lr from Winchester, Federal, and Remington worked fine.

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These Kadet kits, does the slide hold open after the last shot?

I'm thinking of buying a CZ-75, then getting the Kadet kit. I really don't need another 9mm or .40, but it seems to me that this is the most versatile way to do it.
 
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