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Old 12-23-2017, 11:51 AM
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Default CZ Kadet 22 adapter

I'm considering one of the adapters that fit the CZ 75b in 9mm or .40 cal and make it into a semi auto 22 lr pistol...I've read the reviews but most of those are from the CZ forum so maybe a bit slanted...has anyone here had experience with them? Thanks
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Great little conversion kit, one of the best available. I own one for my sp-01 and so far i think only 2-3 FTE's in a few thousand rounds, and that was with golden bullets, but it eats pretty much anything, even standard velocity ammo.
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Old 12-23-2017, 12:59 PM
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I have had mostly trouble with mine. Light strikes and lots of failures to feed. I even sent my kit and SP01 lower to CZ and I still have problems. Again this is my experience. Many here have had good luck with them.
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"Light strikes and lots of failures to feed. I even sent my kit and SP01 lower to CZ and I still have problems."

Will "CZ" give the Kadet kit another try? Will "CZ" accept second-hand Kadets for repair?
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After looking at various CZ forums and doing internet searches, the reliability of the Kadet seems to vary quite a bit. Some people report lots of issues, others have none.
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My Kadet 2 has been flawless.
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Mine works fine on a 75 SA lower.
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I love mine, but after swapping out for a lighter hammer spring that came with the cgw short reset system, it does give light strikes.

If I want reliable operation after changing from 9mm, I need to swap the OEM spring back in.

If you like your CZ, you should get the Kadet. I see that they are back in stock in a lot of places.
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Will standard CZ Kadet kit mags work with a CZ 75 Compact 9mm? They stick down a bit but will the mags still function?
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"Light strikes and lots of failures to feed. I even sent my kit and SP01 lower to CZ and I still have problems."

Will "CZ" give the Kadet kit another try? Will "CZ" accept second-hand Kadets for repair?
The gun ran a little better after getting back from CZ, but I still had 2-3 FTF or light strikes per mag. I just dealt with it and I didn't send it back to CZ again. As for second hand Kadet kits...I don't know you'll have to contact CZ about that...
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^^^^ I don't intend to insult your "gun-fu", but did you try different brands AND different types of ammo within each brand? .22's are picky.

I have rimfire kits from CZ, Sig, and Marvel. And each one has a defnite preference for rimfire food that works.

FWIW, the "gold std" for all my kitz is CCI mini-mags-36 gr hollow points or 40 gr rn. But.each will run on other unique brands/vel/type..

YMMV.
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^^^^ I don't intend to insult your "gun-fu", but did you try different brands AND different types of ammo within each brand? .22's are picky.

I have rimfire kits from CZ, Sig, and Marvel. And each one has a defnite preference for rimfire food that works.

FWIW, the "gold std" for all my kitz is CCI mini-mags-36 gr hollow points or 40 gr rn. But.each will run on other unique brands/vel/type..

YMMV.
The results i quoted in my earlier post was with CCI minimags (40gr lead round nose). I first tried federal bulk pack and that did not perform very well, so I went to the minimags. I did not go through and get more different types of 22...I am not sure if any ammo would perform better than the minimags.
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My experiences are that it operates just as smoothly as any other 22 pistol.
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The price of the CZ Kadet kits around $250-$400 depend where you buy it. How about put $100 more to get a Buckmark ($350) so you have two pistols .
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I purposely bought my 75B used to get the Kadet kit with it. A friend had one and it was awesome. Mine is too. I also have a GSG 1911 22 and a Buckmark camper and the Kadet is better than them both in accuracy and operation. It is pricey though and you can get another decent pistol for the price. It fires all bulk 22 without any issues
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I recently fitted one of these kits on my sp01. I prefer it’s accuracy and feel over my buckmark. Im just having trouble with one of the provided mags. It appears to press the bullets too tight and the bullets jam when attempting to feed. Runs smooth with the second mag though. I have to contact CZ to see if they can swap a mag. I like the kit though. It has a real gun feel. For those of you who dealt with CZ for warranty issues before, is the company easy to work with?

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I recently fitted one of these kits on my sp01. I prefer itís accuracy and feel over my buckmark. Im just having trouble with one of the provided mags. It appears to press the bullets too tight and the bullets jam when attempting to feed. Runs smooth with the second mag though. I have to contact CZ to see if they can swap a mag. I like the kit though. It has a real gun feel. For those of you who dealt with CZ for warranty issues before, is the company easy to work with?
I had a magazine that absolutely wouldn't feed. CZ had me send it in on my dime and wait while they evaluated it. I received a replacement magazine from them a couple of weeks later. What I didn't like was that I had to pay to ship the magazine to them. It was brand new and defective from the factory. I thought they should have paid for the shipping.
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I love mine. I run it on both my PCR and SP01 without any issues using all different types of ammo
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In for love mine. Its on a 75b frame and it a tack driver!
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Bought mine second hand for my P-01. Had to fit the slide release (instructions state you should do that regardless), but after that, I've never had a FTF or FTE, regardless of the ammo type or velocity. I've got over 1100 rounds down the .22 pipe.
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I have a Kadet 2 slide that Iíve shot thousands of rounds through it.

I usually shoot thunderbolts without issues but for some reason I keep having failure to failure to eject if I use jacketed .22lr Ammo

With all that being said, I can hit 10Ē plates at 100 yards with my Kadet slide
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I bought a lightly used kadet kit. It's been fantastic. Accurate and reliable. I wouldn't hesitate to get one.
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Mine has been flawless since the day I bought it. Takes all ammo types, and only starts to have FTEs when it gets filthy (several thousand rounds). After a good cleaning, it runs perfectly again.

Contrast that with my Advantage Arms Glock conversion, it's no contest. While the AA is OK, it's much more ammo sensitive, and has frequent FTF/FTE issues.

I'd recommend you get the Kadet without reservation.
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