Author Topic: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?  (Read 1086 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline kmanick

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
while I was cleaning my shadow 2 tonight I noticed that the front sight has some play to it, it moves a little bit,
is that norml? I thougt it was a screw in there but it's a pin so I don't see any way to tighten it up if it needs to be?
make it criminal to own a gun and only criminals will own them

Offline MoRivera

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 425
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 09:05:59 PM »
I have a fiber optic front on three of my CZ's and I have no movement/play.  So I wouldn't say it's normal, but I'm not sure how much of an issue it is.

Offline kmanick

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 09:10:47 PM »
what size is the fiber optic rod that comes in these?
make it criminal to own a gun and only criminals will own them


Offline kmanick

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 10:25:57 PM »
shot a little lok tite in there , it should be ok
make it criminal to own a gun and only criminals will own them

Offline 1SOW

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14983
  • GO GREEN - Recycle 9MM
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 01:10:15 AM »
The sight itself should not move.  The FO rod might move very slightly front to rear and isn't an issue.
That pin also holds the bbl bushing in place.

Offline ncshadow

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 49
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 08:49:43 PM »
I have two Shadow 2s and both blew out at the range.  CZ sending me new ones. Loctite in order.
Tactical Sport Orange 40 with 9mm Fitted Barrel
Shadow 2 Blue Cajunized
Shadow 2 Orange SAO Cajunized
Shadow Cajunized
Sp-01 Cajunized
SP-01 Cajunized different specs
P-01 99041 Cajunized Everyday Carry
P-01 99041 Cajunized parts waiting
P10C Cajunized

Offline M1A4ME

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3889
  • I've shot the rest, I now own the best - CZ
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 07:24:19 AM »
If it's the fiber optic rod that is loose (front to rear play/movement) can't you put a flame off a lighter near either end and have it swell/melt backwards to tighten it up?

If it's the whole sight (metal base) that is loose in the slide it's the first one I've heard of (but anything can happen - and does on occasion).

If I had one that was loose I'd take a small center punch and dimple up the flat/horizontal surface in the slide in the sight channel then insert the sight into the slide and reinstall the pin.  I had to do that to a CZ 75 Compact I installed a set of night sights one.  That rear sight (factory was tough to get out and the new sight was loose.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

Offline MoRivera

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 425
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 11:26:42 AM »
Also...some fiber-optic-bearing front sights come with a very small set screw that sits under the fiber optic rod.  I know that ones from Dawson and CZC do.  So check if that's installed and/or tightened down.  You'll have to remove the fiber optic.





If that little set screw is loose, it could contribute to the movement.

Offline kmanick

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 11:56:47 AM »
ugghh I just replaced the front site with a bright green one and didn't even thin to look for that set screw. I will have to  check that at some point
thanks
make it criminal to own a gun and only criminals will own them

Offline kmanick

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2018, 11:46:41 AM »
checked for a set screw......negative. these must have lok tite on them and mine for some reason let go a little . I'm going to have some work done on mine by my gunsmith this week I'll ask him to take a look.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 10:53:01 PM by kmanick »
make it criminal to own a gun and only criminals will own them

Offline MoRivera

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 425
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2018, 11:12:32 AM »
Yeah maybe a little shim and some loctite.  The hole for the crosspin may also have also been drilled too large somehow.

Offline Jay Dee

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 177
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2018, 07:49:54 AM »
My shadow 1 had a little play with the stock front sight. It had no set screw. You can remove the sight and use a punch to peen the dovetail edge a bit which will make it fit tighter in the cut out. Some locktite helps too.

This was a temporary fix on mine and eventually it started wiggling again. Finally, I just replaced it with a Dawson and have been pleased with installation (no need to drill) and performance (smaller diameter fiber optic rod).

Offline kaveh

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2018, 10:12:50 PM »
Any resolution on this? My Shadow 2 front sight has also a little play. Not the fiber optic but the actual metal front sight. I'm thinking of contacting CZ CS.

Offline kmanick

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 99
Re: The front sight on my Shadow 2 has some play to it, is that normal?
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2018, 11:07:48 PM »
nope , still rocks back and forth a little bit. hasn't seemed to have gotten any looser, and still dead on accurate, so I stopped worrying about it
make it criminal to own a gun and only criminals will own them

 

anything