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Offline arellanon

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Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:43:47 PM »
Hey gals/guys!

I wish to swap out my Kadet II front sight for a (preferably) fiber optic while keeping the rear sight. What front sights have you gals/guys installed on your Kadets? I keep hearing that people have used 5.5, 6.5, and 7.5 mm front sights on the pistols.

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My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 07:56:10 AM »
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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 12:50:21 PM »
If I'm measuring correctly (base of sight at dovetail to the center of the rod), mine is 5.5 mm.  I bought it from CZ Custom, who if I remember correctly
said it was a P-07 sight.  That's the sight they recommended and it shoots great.

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 03:41:52 PM »
I used a Dawson .170  sight that I got from CGW.
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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 04:44:13 PM »
I used a Dawson .170  sight that I got from CGW.

That. 170 sight seems to be working fine for you?
My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 04:45:20 PM »
If I'm measuring correctly (base of sight at dovetail to the center of the rod), mine is 5.5 mm.  I bought it from CZ Custom, who if I remember correctly
said it was a P-07 sight.  That's the sight they recommended and it shoots great.

Did you also keep the original adjustment rear sight?
My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B

Offline arellanon

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 12:44:06 AM »
If I'm measuring correctly (base of sight at dovetail to the center of the rod), mine is 5.5 mm.  I bought it from CZ Custom, who if I remember correctly
said it was a P-07 sight.  That's the sight they recommended and it shoots great.

I went with this option! Hopefully the sight arrives by Friday (I am in Tucson, 1.5 hours away from CZ Custom in Mesa).

I am excited to place this sight on my gun!

 :D
My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 06:58:05 AM »
I used a Dawson .170  sight that I got from CGW.

That. 170 sight seems to be working fine for you?
It was until I went with a red dot for indoor bullseye.
I had the right to remain silent...

but not the ability.

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 12:26:20 PM »
If I'm measuring correctly (base of sight at dovetail to the center of the rod), mine is 5.5 mm.  I bought it from CZ Custom, who if I remember correctly
said it was a P-07 sight.  That's the sight they recommended and it shoots great.

I went with this option! Hopefully the sight arrives by Friday (I am in Tucson, 1.5 hours away from CZ Custom in Mesa).

I am excited to place this sight on my gun!

 :D


Great!  Let us know what you think after you shoot it.

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2019, 12:58:52 AM »
The sight arrived today and I just finished installing it about an hour ago. I have to remember to file just a wee-bit off the sides of the sight to make the installation easier. I love the fact that the sight was ready to accept the pin, so no drilling/filing required! I am loving the fiber optic front and I think they pair up well with the standard "rechargeable" rear adjustable sights.

I did, however, bent my pin punch!  :o :-\

Thankfully I had a punch that I primarily use for my Glocks that got me out of this jam.  :D

I took some pictures of my Kadet II with its big brother 97B (less than a week old!) since only these two of my gun collection have fiber optic front sights.

I went with the following front sight from CZ Custom:

CZ Fiber Optic Front Sight Serrated 1.0mm x 6.5mm x .125" Pre Drilled and Screw
SKU: 10395




Getting the gun ready to replace the front sight. It has served me well, but the time has arrived to try out a FO front; I enjoy it tremendously on my 97B and I think, with the adjustable rear sight, will make this pistol even more of a joy to shoot!  :)



I work on my CZ front sights using this wood block and cloth; I drilled a hole on the block so when I punch out the pin, it falls into the hole and is secured for retrieval.



Gosh darn it, I can't believe I damaged my punch like this!  :-[




All nicely installed! I had to go buy a lighter to install the fiber optic since I could not find one in my house.



Little Kadet II with big CZ-97B.



I am loving the sight profiles on these two guys!  :D

My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2019, 12:57:58 PM »
Nice!

Offline arellanon

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2019, 09:10:10 PM »
Nice!

Thank you!

 :D

Well, I took my Kadet II out to the range and ran five magazines through it. I did not shoot well at all, and to be honest, I was having way too much fun blasting away 45ACP through my CZ-97B and my H&K USP Elite.....  :D

Next time I hit the range, I will shoot more though my Kadet II and zero in the sights.


Here's a recap of my shooting (I always take a picture of the guns used and the targets, and today I shot all at 5 yards sans the last target with CZ-75B, which was horrible at 10 yards, lol):



Here is my Kadet II results:



Here is my best with my CZ-97B:



Here is my best with my H&K USP Elite:




So next time, I will definitely shoot my Kadet II and zero in those sights!  8)

My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 04:15:00 PM »
You USA guys are lucky, the minimal range for larger caliber pistols is 25 yards in my country.

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Re: Kadet II front sight recommendations.....
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2019, 11:49:47 PM »
You USA guys are lucky, the minimal range for larger caliber pistols is 25 yards in my country.

Where are you located Kami?
My CZs:
CZ-75B
Kadet II
CZ-75B .40
SP-01 FDE
CZ-75B CWE
CZ-97B