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Offline Joe L

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Re: Customers 97B Targets
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2019, 08:46:46 PM »
So, I have a B"E" and use it as a match gun.  I don't recall having a single failure in maybe 5,000 rounds.  I think you don't need to worry about it being reliable enough for a carry gun. 
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CZ-75B 9mm and Kadet, 97B"E", two P-09's, P-07, P-10C, P-10F

Offline Earl Keese

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2019, 08:51:47 PM »
I am tempted to send by 97BD into Cajun, but my concern is if I get the full E conversion whether or not my pistol would still be reliable enough for self defense/carry.  My concern, specifically is whether by making the 97BD tighter and undoubtedly more accurate, whether that makes it a bit more finicky feeding, or precludes the use of certain ammunition’s.

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Mine has run 100% since conversion.

Offline schmeky

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Re: Customers 97B Targets
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2019, 07:26:23 PM »
 
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my concern is if I get the full E conversion whether or not my pistol would still be reliable enough for self defense/carry

On my personal 97BE I ran it 1,000 rounds without any cleaning, using dirty hard cast bullets with a grease grove.  The pistol was filthy at the end of this test.  Did not have a single malfunction.  During my load development, I decided to run it to see what failed and why.

At 5,500 rounds(with -0- malfunctions of any kind to this point) I began to have some erratic feed issues.  I replaced the recoil spring and and mag spring (I used only 1 mag during the entire 7,000 round span), then ran it anther 1,500+ rounds.


So no, making a super accurate pistol has no influence on reliability.   Les Baer, Wilson, Nighthawk, Ed Brown, etc. match fit their barrels just like we do.

Offline GeneticallySwiss

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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2019, 07:29:37 PM »
Thank you Schmeky.  Much appreciated.  8)


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Offline JDM396

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Re: Customers 97B Targets
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2019, 09:40:59 PM »
First 10 shots through my E-conversion. Slow fire, standing, first shot double-action, remaining single, 35ft:



https://imgur.com/QLSDxdj

Totally different gun after the conversion. I've already bought another 97b and will be sending it in for work as soon as the threaded barrel arrives.  That one will be a SAO conversion with red dot.

Is that a matte chrome or NP3 or?  Really good looking 97 there.

Offline Rickytick

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Re: Customers 97B Targets
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2019, 10:19:31 AM »
In my dreams.  8)

Offline leelandoconner

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2019, 12:23:25 PM »
Is that a matte chrome or NP3 or?  Really good looking 97 there.

Chrome plate on this one.

Considering NP3+ for the next one because it has a threaded barrel and will be shot suppressed (which leads to all the usual filth being blown back into the innards). Have a few other suppressed pistols with NP3+ and it is a dream to clean, stuff just wipes right off.

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Re: Customers 97B Targets
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2019, 06:38:08 PM »
They are some great groups. I just picked up a 97B a couple of weeks ago but have not got out to shoot it yet. I know it will shoot a lot better then me. I've lost some of my touch over the years. This is the first 45 I've had or shoot in 15 years. It should be interesting.  :-\

 

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