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Offline Fantom

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Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« on: March 07, 2018, 10:38:32 AM »
How far in does your mag release button move when pressed? Mine only moves in 1/16-inch and then stops. Not sure if this is normal for the phantom. It definitely feels different compared to my other CZ pistols.

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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 04:45:39 PM »
Mine has very little movement. Figure it will break in over time. Seems to drop mags fine.

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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 04:56:22 PM »
The Phantom uses a different design for the mag release than a CZ75/SP-01. The short throw may be a product of its design. A guess on my part for i do not have a Phantom handy to investigate further.
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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 08:53:52 PM »
Having very little movement is how I would also describe it. Good to know about the design difference!

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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 08:26:00 PM »
My old Phantom mag release goes about 1/4" in, releasing before it bottoms out.

My new Shadow 2, however has about 1/16" release and stops.  The mag release is extended considerably more than on my other 9 mm CZs.
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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 05:58:14 AM »
What everyone else said. Very little movement before it stops. Mine was initially quite stiff, as well, but, after a bit of use, it works just fine. When I got the pistol, it wouldn't reliably eject Mec-Gar 19rd extended mags which were also brand-new. After both the pistol wore in and the mags got some of their finish worn off, they now work great together.
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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 01:17:25 AM »
What everyone else said. Very little movement before it stops. Mine was initially quite stiff, as well, but, after a bit of use, it works just fine. When I got the pistol, it wouldn't reliably eject Mec-Gar 19rd extended mags which were also brand-new. After both the pistol wore in and the mags got some of their finish worn off, they now work great together.

Good to know as this is my exact experience. I have to pull the Mec-Gar 19rd mags out with a little force.

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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 01:19:03 PM »
What everyone else said. Very little movement before it stops. Mine was initially quite stiff, as well, but, after a bit of use, it works just fine. When I got the pistol, it wouldn't reliably eject Mec-Gar 19rd extended mags which were also brand-new. After both the pistol wore in and the mags got some of their finish worn off, they now work great together.

Good to know as this is my exact experience. I have to pull the Mec-Gar 19rd mags out with a little force.

Once you get the mag release loosened up some (I put a little grease around both sides of the mag release button to speed things up a bit) and get the mags worn in (I worked the mags in and out of the magwell a hundred times or so each, again to speed up the process), you'll have no more trouble. My Mec-Gar mags drop free as easily as the stock mags do now that everything is worn in.
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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 05:29:24 PM »
Thank you for the tip - I will give that a try!

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Re: Those with a new SP-01 Phantom....
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 04:24:33 PM »
Thank you for the tip - I will give that a try!

My pleasure, Fantom!
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