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Offline pewpew

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SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« on: September 05, 2021, 12:04:20 PM »
My intention in sharing this is capturing for posterity what upgrades work and which don’t, along with links to all the items. This has been a fun / crazy journey and want to give back to the community.

First: a special shout out to Henning Wallgren (of Henning Group) who patiently helped me at various points on this journey, and who actually has a SAR K12 and could test fit certain items (rather than just guess).

Main Points (I go into more detail later):

•   Most (not all) internal parts for the Tanfoglio Small Frame will work
             Henning Group and Patriot Defense are a great source of upgrades for Tanfoglio
             I’ve been told that it’s most similar to a Tanfoglio Witness Elite Limited, but I can’t confirm that
•   Magazines: takes standard CZ 75 magazines
•   Rear sight: EAA SUPER SIGHT (LPA/Bomar style)
•   Front sight: some weird Tanfo-specific thing (you’ll be surprised which Dawson front sight actually works… see below)


What DIDN’T work (so you learn from my mistakes)

•   Henning Base pads on OEM SAR K12 mags
             Issue: They will slide on but they will just pop right off when they hit the ground.
             Easy solution: just buy regular Mec-Gar CZ75 mags and put the same Henning Base pads on those. They work perfectly.
•   Henning extended firing pin (H051-TL X-Long Firing Pin for Tanfoglio, https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1284167&CAT=9244)
             Issue: It would have required modification for both length and taper
             Easy solution: Patriot Defense has one that just drops in
•   RedX Gear holster
             Issue: really tight fit, and terrible customer service (that’s a whole saga in itself)
             Easy solution: modify it or buy a different one (perhaps there are more options now?)


What DID work (so you learn from my successes)

INTERNALS

•   Henning Group (I ended up with a 2.4 lb trigger)
             Flat Trigger System: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1284156
             Wolff Hammer Spring - 14lb: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1291020
             EGW Prepped Hammer: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1290154
             EGW Prepped Sear: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1290155
•   Patriot Defense
             Patriot Defense Optimized Firing Pin Spring: https://patriotdefense.com/patriot-defense-tanfoglio-optimized-firing-pin-spring/?mc_cid=1f9faa20df&mc_eid=e02c5586c7
             Patriot Defense Extra Power Extractor Spring: https://patriotdefense.com/patriot-defense-tanfoglio-cz-extra-power-extractor-spring/?mc_cid=1f9faa20df&mc_eid=e02c5586c7
             Tanfoglio Extractor (11.1): https://patriotdefense.com/tanfoglio-witness-extractor-11-1/?mc_cid=1f9faa20df&mc_eid=e02c5586c7
             Tanfoglio Extractor Pin: https://patriotdefense.com/tanfoglio-witness-extractor-pin-11-2/?mc_cid=1f9faa20df&mc_eid=e02c5586c7
             Tanfoglio Firing Pin - Extended: https://patriotdefense.com/patriot-defense-tanfoglio-firing-pin-extended/?mc_cid=1f9faa20df&mc_eid=e02c5586c7


EXTERNALS

•   Front Sights: after much research, turns out that a suitable replacement is for the Desert Baby Eagle
             Dawson Precision Desert Eagle Baby Eagle Fiber Optic Front Sights (.135" Tall x .125" Wide Ramped Serrated) 050-970:
             https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-desert-eagle-baby-eagle-fiber-optic-front-sights/
             These are the OEM fiber optic upgrades, but they are always out out of stock:
             https://store.eaacorp.com/shop/product/303011-witness-standard-fiber-optic-front-sight-179?category=15#attr=27829,27830,27831
•   Rear Sights: EAA SUPER SIGHT (LPA/Bomar style)
             OEM is an LPA TRT96TA07: http://www.lpasights.com/en/products/trt96ta07/
             I wanted to mount a red dot, so went with EGW Red Dot Mount for Trijicon RMR / SRO, Holosun 407c / 507c Mount: https://www.egwguns.com/trijicon-rmr-sro-holosun-407c-507c-mount-for-eaa-super-sight
•   LOK Grips Tanfoglio Palm Swell Bogies (select Small Frame and Short Length): https://lokgrips.com/tanfoglio/palm-swell/bogies/tanfoglio-palm-swell-bogies/
•   Magazines
             Mec-Gar CZ-75 Magazine: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1290132&CAT=10065
             Henning Magazine Extension: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1464117&CAT=10024
             Henning Grams Format Follower Kit: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1295253&CAT=10024
             In case you’re really set on getting OEM Mags, this is where to get them: https://luckysnipe.com/sar-usa-by-sarsilmaz-pistol-magazines/


FYI… I worked with a gunsmith who is also a competition shooter who understands performance and tuning. In addition to installing and fitting all of these parts, he also

•   Chamfered outside edge of firing pin hole
•   Polished breech face and rails
•   Ramped and polished the feed ramp
•   Magwell: perfect blending of removal of any edges (see photo)
•   Overall polish and deburr
« Last Edit: September 05, 2021, 12:38:47 PM by Grendel »

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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 05:09:05 PM »
Some photos of the aforementioned uprgaded SAR K12 Sport:














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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 09:22:05 PM »
Very Nice, but could you resize your images, as they are a bit large, even for my 27 inch Monitor?  :)

What Optic will you be mounting on it?
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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 09:24:56 PM »
Very Nice, but could you resize your images, as they are a bit large, even for my 27 inch Monitor?  :)

What Optic will you be mounting on it?

He's selling it elsewhere. I removed the auction link. If you right click the images and select 'view image' it shrinks them down.
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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 09:55:48 PM »
I had a Holosun 507 mounted on it and it worked great. The EGW plate works for basically any optic that can work with Trijicon. EGW makes other plates for the other major optics... you just need to make sure it's the EAA SUPER SIGHT notch.

As for image size, I would welcome suggestions... I had a real tough time trying to get images to work. Thanks.


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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2021, 06:41:37 AM »
I saw where ya listed the grips you chose and types they are. But if someone wanted a different type sold there. Would any of the CZ standard style grips fit this? If so which model thanks

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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2021, 12:34:06 PM »
I saw where ya listed the grips you chose and types they are. But if someone wanted a different type sold there. Would any of the CZ standard style grips fit this? If so which model thanks

I think this will answer your question: https://lokgrips.com/tanfoglio. If you look at this page, note the comment on the TOP of the page re: SAR K-12 Sport. You can pick from a ton of Tanfo options that fit the SAR K12, not just the Palm Swell Bogies that I purchased. Hope this helps.

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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2021, 12:41:16 PM »
Cool thanks

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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2021, 02:23:32 PM »
He's selling it elsewhere. I removed the auction link. If you right click the images and select 'view image' it shrinks them down.

Sorry, I missed the Auction Links, probably due to the Pics being so large.
Yes, you can do the "view image" thing through your browser, but having to do so for all of those pics gets annoying fast.

As for image size, I would welcome suggestions... I had a real tough time trying to get images to work. Thanks.

I went in and edited the pic url's to resize them for the Forum.
Thankyou for posting all of this Info!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2021, 02:29:15 PM by jwc007 »
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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2021, 09:30:37 PM »
wow, I see the trail has been blazed already. good job!
Any input on removing the FPB?
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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2022, 12:04:26 PM »
So thankful to find this great information here!

Has anyone tried the Eemann Thumb Rest/Slide Release for Tangfolio to see if it fits the SAR K12 Sport? I handled a CZ Shadow 2 with a Shadow 2 version of the part installed yesterday and liked it.

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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2022, 01:47:05 PM »
EXTERNALS

•   Front Sights: after much research, turns out that a suitable replacement is for the Desert Baby Eagle
             Dawson Precision Desert Eagle Baby Eagle Fiber Optic Front Sights (.135" Tall x .125" Wide Ramped Serrated) 050-970:
             https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-desert-eagle-baby-eagle-fiber-optic-front-sights/
             These are the OEM fiber optic upgrades, but they are always out out of stock:
             https://store.eaacorp.com/shop/product/303011-witness-standard-fiber-optic-front-sight-179?category=15#attr=27829,27830,27831
•   Rear Sights: EAA SUPER SIGHT (LPA/Bomar style)
             OEM is an LPA TRT96TA07: http://www.lpasights.com/en/products/trt96ta07/
             I wanted to mount a red dot, so went with EGW Red Dot Mount for Trijicon RMR / SRO, Holosun 407c / 507c Mount: https://www.egwguns.com/trijicon-rmr-sro-holosun-407c-507c-mount-for-eaa-super-sight
•   LOK Grips Tanfoglio Palm Swell Bogies (select Small Frame and Short Length): https://lokgrips.com/tanfoglio/palm-swell/bogies/tanfoglio-palm-swell-bogies/
•   Magazines
             Mec-Gar CZ-75 Magazine: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1290132&CAT=10065
             Henning Magazine Extension: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1464117&CAT=10024
             Henning Grams Format Follower Kit: https://www.henningshop.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=1295253&CAT=10024
             In case you’re really set on getting OEM Mags, this is where to get them: https://luckysnipe.com/sar-usa-by-sarsilmaz-pistol-magazines/

I see this is an old post.. but when we searched the front sight I can only find red... Also I had purchased the SARS K12 sport x... Can anybody tell me if the K12 sport magwell and hand grips are a direct fit I had tried to contact the company for about 2 weeks and no answer...
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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2023, 01:28:10 AM »
Very Nice, but could you resize your images, as they are a bit large, even for my 27 inch Monitor?  :)

What Optic will you be mounting on it?
you should be able to zoom out I think.

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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2023, 06:46:21 AM »
you should be able to zoom out I think.

And so every reader should also mentally substitute nice words when they see profanity ? Got any great suggestions for dealing with racial slurs ? And how far should we zoom one way or the other for phonography ?

No, sir. The problem is you are not thinking. It is incumbent upon the writer of the post to insure the contents meet the forum rules. And that includes ALL the rules. The rules, reasons and suggestions for dealing with image size are clearly covered in multiple locations on CZF. The onus is clearly on the person making the post.
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Re: SAR K12 Sport - ALL the Upgrades
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2023, 04:38:53 PM »
As for image size, I would welcome suggestions... I had a real tough time trying to get images to work. Thanks.


Image size is fine

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