CZ-82 Report

Looks like Sailorcurt has joined the CZ-82 club.  I have to say, it’s the best pistol I’ve ever paid less than 250 dollars for.  Mine also came with some finish wear, especially that annoying chipping on the slide from the importation stamp.  I fixed that problem with some Birchwood Casey Super Black, which is basically like a magic marker, only it marks with paint instead of marker.  You basically dab it on, let it dry, then polish it up with some cloth.  It does tend to wear off after a while, so I’m not sure it would be useful on a grip, or something else that gets rubbed on, but it made the slide chipping a lot less noticable.

8 thoughts on “CZ-82 Report”

  1. Glocks aren’t blued, they have a special coating on them that prevents rust and wear. There’s not really anything out there that will substitute Glock’s finish.

  2. :blinkblink:

    I don’t want to know what you guys did to get a Glock in hefty need of refinishing.

    They’re supposed to be carbonitrided with a Parkerized coat on top, but Glock does something weird after the parkerization that even other manufacturers that say they use the same chemical processes don’t seem to be able to reproduce.

    You’ve got a few options. You can try taking off the entire existing parkerization and then starting from the ground up with a new coat of parker or another compatible finish. That’s not necessarily an easy job, but some of the results I’ve seen posted look fairly impressive.

    Glock will/would also take the thing back and recoat it themselves. I heard fifty bucks a while ago for the slide alone, but I dunno if that’s still the case. If it is, it’s probably the cheapest option. Results were kinda varied, though.

  3. I don’t want to know what you guys did to get a Glock in hefty need of refinishing.

    That’s what I was wondering myself. The Glock is may daily carry piece for over 5 years, probably put several thousand rounds through the thing… and I just notice a little bit of wear on the front corners.

  4. I have a question on the CZ-82.

    It apparently is a DA/SA pistol but I read that it doesn’t have any way to de-cock the pistol. If this is the case, how to you safely get it into DA mode?

    Would this pistol be safe to carry is DA mode if a round is in the chamber?



  5. You have to drop the hammer the old fashioned way… it has no decocking lever, which in my mind is the pistol’s biggest drawback. It’s meant to be carried cocked and locked like a 1911.

    Nonetheless, I do carry it hammer down on the rare occasions I carry it, because I’m paranoid about the ambidextrous safety getting caught and flipped off.

    DISCLAIMER: You may not want to do this. You may shoot something. Definitely keep your gun pointed in a safe direction at something you wouldn’t mind having a big hole in it.

    The procedure would be to very very carefully secure the hammer with your thumb, press the trigger, move the hammer forward just enough so that it won’t lock back again, and immediately release the trigger. As long as the trigger isn’t depressed, the hammer is blocked from striking the firing pin, and you can gently lower the hammer onto the hammer block. If you keep the trigger depressed, the hammer will fall all the way forward and strike the firing pin, possibly discharging the round. Definitely discharging the round if your thumb slips. That’s why it’s not a good idea.

  6. Thanks for the answer.

    Once the hammer is down, is there any risk if accidental discharge if the hammer is smacked? In other words, was the pistol designed so that it can’t fire without pulling the trigger.

    I realize you can guarantee anything. I guess I’m just wondering if the pistol is safe with the hammer down of if carrying it with the hammer down is some kind of kludge. :-)


  7. Once the hammer is down, the hammer is blocked unless the trigger is pulled all the way back. It’s safe to carry hammer down.

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