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Offline midaltantic44

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single or double action on new 97b
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:47:41 AM »
So just found a new 97b. Question is whether to go w pro package and keep it sa/da or go all sa. I'll use it for fun in steel and limited 10.
On the other hand, if I keep it sa/da I can use it for production when I want a change from 9mm.

All thoughts welcome. (FYI I have a 75b in .40 I converted to sa and its pretty amazing. so I'm tempted.)

Offline daved20319

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Re: single or double action on new 97b
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 04:49:36 PM »
I never quite understood why someone would buy a DA/SA and then convert it to SAO, lots of SA's out there, why not start there if that's what you want?  I mean, if you want a SA, just go 1911  ;).  That said, I installed a CGW Pro Package in my BD, trigger is phenomenal, 3.5# SA and under 7.5# DA, short reset, no creep and almost no over travel, just an amazing change from stock, and stock wasn't bad.  Later.


Offline aandabooks

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Re: single or double action on new 97b
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 07:40:18 PM »
Leave it SA/DA.  You could still shoot it in steel and Lim 10.  Just with the hammer back and safety on.  I'd go for a wider safety than stock.  I plan to run mine in Production with some 230gr round nose that I'm going to get to about 135PF. 

Offline Raven45

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Re: single or double action on new 97b
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 07:47:12 PM »
Some reasons one would convert their 97B to SA only instead of purchasing a 1911:
1.  Initial purchase price of the CZ 97B is quite likely lower than a 1911 of comparable quality
2.  A preference for the ergonomics of the CZ over the 1911
3.  Increased magazine capacity of the CZ over a 1911
4.  With no add-on magazine wells, the CZ is easier/faster to perform a magazine change with

I own CZ pistols
 - CZ 75 SP01 Shadow Target from CZ Custom - Converted to SA only
 - CZ 75 SP01 Shadow from CZ Custom
 - CZ 75 SP01 (non-Shadow) from Cajun Gun Works - Converted to SA only
 - CZ Pro-Tek 1 from CZ Custom
 - CZ 2075B RAMI from Cajun Gun Works
 - CZ 97B from CZ Custom - Converted to SA only

I own1911 pistols
 - Ed Brown Special Forces model in .45 ACP
 - Wilson Combat Protector model in 9 mm
 - Colt Government model built by TK Custom in .45 ACP
 - Colt OACP model built by Wardell Precision in .45 ACP
 - Dan Wesson Guardian model in .45 ACP
 - Dan Wesson Valkyrie model in 9 mm
I own "1911-like" pistols
 - STI 2011 Eagle 5.0 in 9 mm
 - Springfield Armory EMP 3" in 9 mm

I'm quite happy with my decision to convert the CZ 97B to SA only.  It improved the quality of the trigger pull, but it still had a perfectly adequate quality of trigger when it was SA/DA.

You will have to make the decision on which version best fits your needs.  The SA/DA certainly provides a bit of versatility.  Also, if the pistol is converted to SA only, it can be easily changed back to SA/DA . . . . just hang on to your original parts.

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Re: single or double action on new 97b
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 02:11:07 PM »
I've owned my 97B for 17 years.  I've resprung it, but I haven't found the need to do a gosh-darn thing otherwise.  Just shoot it for a few months.  This is a very good stock pistol. 
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