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Offline katsu

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Kompact Kadets
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:42:47 AM »
I noticed that about half of the threads on the front page of the Kadet subforum were about using it on a compact frame. So I thought I'd pose the question of why? More so for the sake of conversation (versus another tech support thread, or something incendiary like "Why would you do that, dumbo?").

I ended up selling my SP-01, but didn't find a buyer for the Kadet and decided to keep it on the off chance I got another full sized 75. I found a P-01 for a good deal on CalGuns and put the Kadet on for the laughs at the size. But after putting some rounds down range, I realized I liked it a LOT on the P-01 frame, more than on the SP-01. Only one FTF so far shooting Federal and CCI.

So let me ask you: Why do YOU run a Kadet on a compact frame? Was it bought for the Compact, or are you just trying it out while it's mainly on your full sized frame? How's it working for you? And I'd like to see how it looks on whatever Kompact you've got it on!

Here's mine, mostly stock P-01 frame with a competition hammer:
The fleet:
CZ 75 P-01
S&W 586 No Dash
S&W/Aero AR-15
Remington 870 Wingmaster
M1 Garand

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:17:44 AM »
I bought mine for my wife to train with on the P-01. Worked extremely well and she also used it for her carry permit class. She moved up to 9mm for practice, so now it sits on a pre-b frame for Bullseye shooting with a red dot.

Offline Ruber

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Kompact Kadets
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 05:42:18 PM »
Because this tank is really heavy when carried all day...



I didn’t really buy the kadet for any specific purpose, but it’s accurate enough to make a nice field .22.  Just need to modify the mag to fit flush in my RAMI. 
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Offline cntrydawwwg

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 09:48:52 PM »
Here’s mine, er ah I mean the wife’s. (I shoot it more)
   Gotta get better pics.
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Offline katsu

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 09:51:55 PM »
I like the look with the wood and pink grips! And the RAMI with a Kadet looks pretty odd, even with the grip extension, like a Frankenstein CZ 75.

There's something very 90s looking about the pink and black grips..

The fleet:
CZ 75 P-01
S&W 586 No Dash
S&W/Aero AR-15
Remington 870 Wingmaster
M1 Garand

Offline pedropcola

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2018, 04:18:44 PM »
For me it was an aesthetic thing. I hate big old mags that only hold 10 so I switched out all the base plates to run in compacts. Plus, I like the compacts more than the full sized anyway. The P01 is hard to beat.

Offline Luger Fan

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2018, 07:15:45 AM »
I bought a Kadet kit, and 2 mags 5-6 years ago for $200. Regret selling it because it worked very well.

Offline DenStinett

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2018, 08:38:15 PM »
22 Conversion "Kits" are great for cheap trigger time / practice on your Centerfire Frames, no-matter the host caliber
I own a 22 Conversion for all of my Centerfire Pistols
My B-SA and Semi Compact with the KADET Kit:


The Witness (10mm) Semi Compact with its 10mm Long Slice and 22 Conversion Kit:


My Delta Gold Cup with its 22 and 9mm Conversion Uppers:
So tell me again how Trump will be worse then the last 8 years !

Offline CZ173

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 07:16:11 PM »
For me it was an aesthetic thing. I hate big old mags that only hold 10 so I switched out all the base plates to run in compacts. Plus, I like the compacts more than the full sized anyway. The P01 is hard to beat.
Which base pads did you use?
Do you have a pic?

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Offline DanMore

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 04:08:07 PM »
CZ P07 Kadet...I love that little plinker


Offline katsu

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Re: Kompact Kadets
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 01:03:55 AM »
For me it was an aesthetic thing. I hate big old mags that only hold 10 so I switched out all the base plates to run in compacts. Plus, I like the compacts more than the full sized anyway. The P01 is hard to beat.
Which base pads did you use?
Do you have a pic?

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CZ-USA sells Compact 10-round base pads, which are meant for losers like me in California. They have the benefit of fitting perfectly on the metal Kadet magazines to turn them into Kompact mags.



The 10 round compact base pad is on the magazine, while the original base pad is next to it.

The conversion can be bought in this link.
The fleet:
CZ 75 P-01
S&W 586 No Dash
S&W/Aero AR-15
Remington 870 Wingmaster
M1 Garand

 

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