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...crunchenticker. At least I think that was the term used by Col Cooper to describe hi-cap double action semi-autos. Something I never thought I would do.

I had been sick most of last week with a bad case of bronchitis and a secondary ear infection (I have GOT to quit smoking). After three days of breathing treatments and steroids and a course of antibiotics other than the one I have been taking for the last four years, I felt good enough to venture out and made a trip to my favorite local gun shop.

I went there just to say high and shoot the breeze. Had no intention of buying ANYTHING. Honest. No, really...I mean it. Pinky swear.

And they really didn't have anything in the display cases that tripped my trigger. Then, laying on one of the ammo shelves behind the counter, I saw what looked like a blue steel pistol with wood grips. It was laying down with the mag facing out and I could see it was a high cap. I asked what it was. The guy working there said, "It's a Springfield P-9, just came out of pawn and ready for sale." I asked to see it.

I am familiar with the CZ 75, and actually had a .45 ACP version way back when for a while. The double action trigger reach is a little long for me but workable. Anyway, this gun was indeed a Springfield Armory P-9, and in great condition. Nice high polish blue on the slide flats, nicely checkered wood grips...looked like it was kept in a drawer for the last 20 years. They quoted me an outrageously low out the door price, so I took her home.

Softest shooting 9mm I have ever fired.
 

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I love the idea (and the looks) of the CZ75, but the DA trigger reach is too long for me, sadly.

I still have yet to see anything in the crunchenticker line that I like any more than the Third Gen (some call them Fourth Gen) Smith 39/59 series.
 

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Oh, believe me Snake, the double action pull is not a comfortable reach for me, either. Doable, but I have to grip the gun more forward (?) if that's the right term...the back of the grip frame is more on the swell of my palm, it isn't centered between my thumb and forefinger.

I see there is a gunsmithing shop called Cajun Gun Works that specialize in CZ's, and they offer a Reach Reduction Kit and an Extreme Reach Reduction Kit (among a lot of other parts and services). It relocates the resting location of the trigger at decock by 5 - 7mm. I e-mailed to see if those parts are workable on my P9.

Who knows. Might give it a whirl. I'll let you know.
 

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I'm surprised your wife lets you out of the house any more. :shock:
 

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I'm surprised your wife lets you out of the house any more. :shock:
Well sir, to tell you the truth she was at Zumba. I guess she figures it's a fair trade.

After all, she waited until I was a 60 year old insulin dependent diabetic in a wheelchair to learn how to "shake that thang". ;)
 

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It's a very close copy of the original CZ-75 that was the cat's pj's in the early days of the wondernine generation. It is still a good gun but should have been reasonable.

I'm pretty sure your wife is a candidate for sainthood
 

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It's a very close copy of the original CZ-75 that was the cat's pj's in the early days of the wondernine generation. It is still a good gun but should have been reasonable.

I'm pretty sure your wife is a candidate for sainthood
Believe me, Charlie. Nobody knows that better than me. She is truly one in a million.
 

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Charlie Petty;537146....... I'm pretty sure your wife is a candidate for sainthood[/QUOTE said:
I concur, and I don't know either of you! (Thanks for a good laugh)
 

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Mine was an informed vote Ed, I've met her and when Terry was hurt she took good care of him. Hopefully she gets gold plated zumba classes
 

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Gold plated, diamond encrusted and platinum framed. And it still ain't good enough as far as I am concerned.:)
 

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Steve Milam of Cajun Gun Works, e-mailed me back last night (same day reply!)
All of their gadgets and services are for CZ pistols. The parts won't interchange with a Tangfoliio. Oh, well... :(
 
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