Range report CZ Compact clone, Canik T-100
I bought this gun used but in NIB condition about 3 weeks back. I took it straight to the range and ran a couple hundred rounds through it and it was flawless. My only gripe was the trigger. The DA pull was heavy, I'm talking pull your sight off target as you strangle the gun heavy. The SA pull was decent but had a little creep and over-travel, not great but not too bad. I liked the gun but just couldn't live with that trigger. This gun is a gift for my son when he heads home on leave for Christmas.
So after some surfing for trigger issues with CZ's and clones, I discovered this is not an uncommon condition, especially with the compacts. I ordered a couple of 13# hammer springs and clipped about a coil and a half off one and installed it. I also changed the mag break from the curved version to the flat so mags would drop free while I was in there.
I needed to head back to the range to be sure my changes were actually improvement and didn't cause light primer strikes or other issues. I figured if I had over-done it by lightening and clipping I could replace the spring again with the other one I ordered and no clipped coils. No need, every primer fired on all three brands of ammo used for the close to 200 rounds I ran through it today.
The trigger is now beautiful both single and double. There is still about 1/8" of creep in the SA but I only notice it when dry firing, while shooting it feels perfect. I can actually get better accuracy out if this little gun than my new FNS-9, Kahr CM9 and Sig P229 I had at the range with me. It was by far the best groups of the day, some into a single ragged hole at 7 yards. That small is more luck than skill, I simply don't shoot that well. But this gun does.
The front blade is tight in the rear notch making accuracy easy but reacquiring your sight picture quickly a little more of a challenge. One thing that didn't go well today was having two FTF's on the last round in the mag. Since the gun ran without a hiccup the first time to the range and it had two issues this time, I'm not sure what the cause is. I'm suspecting a bad spring in one of the mags but I didn't mark them so I don't know for sure if it was the same mag. I'll be monitoring this and marking the mags before I head out to shoot it again. I'll order a couple of mag springs before I do, just in case.
Overall I'm impressed with this low cost pick up and I know my son will like it too. Once I get the hiccup worked out this nail driver is going to be fun to head to the range with. Any gun that provides sub-2" groups for me with my eyes is an impressive shooter. If you ever get one of these, order the 13# CZ factory mainspring and you'll dramatically improve the gun and you'll love the results.