2005-02-01: Getting off my rear and getting parts for the CZ-97BWhile cleaning the CZ-97B last night, I noticed that the recoil spring did indeed feel pretty light compared to the other pistols in my collection, and I didn't recall it being quite that light when I first bought the '97. There'd been a good number of spring strength attributable failures at the range run yesterday, after which I had resolved that I was going to get to the bottom of this issue once and for all. So, I did a little reading on CZ Forum, and saw some folks preaching the joys of Sprinco recoil reduction systems. Most folks who buy those are trying to improve their competition speeds, and are replacing perfectly serviceable springs. I, on the other hand, am buying one to replace a shot-out spring, so I can justify about $12 of the $65 price already. While I do realize that $53 more does constitute a decent chunk of change, the theory behind the Sprinco system is sound and some folks are saying good things about them. In the worst case scenario, I've taken care of my recoil spring issue, and in the best case, it'll work great and provide noticeable performance improvement in both my '97 and my '75, and I'll be buying a second one for the other pistol.
Unfortunately, it seems there's no way to order the replacement barrel bushing for the '97 online, so I'm going to have to order it by calling CZ's service department and ordering it over the phone. This will not be done today, as they'll be closed by the time I get out of work, and I'm certainly not going to read my credit card number over the phone in an office. Tomorrow, I'll try to go home for lunch and place my order from there.