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Old 01-16-2014, 12:42 AM   #1
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I purchased some wood grips from a vendor called "Grips4u".net, based out of Illinois. These were wooden grips for a recently purchased CZ83 pistol.

Everything looks great on the site. When I received the grips I could see they were poorly made (especially for $65!), and when properly installed did not allow my magazine to travel freely in the handle. So I did some minor sanding.

I installed the grips hand-tight (just so the screw would not come loose), and after shooting 50 rounds at the range today noticed one side was completely cracked!

I called the company, explained I had a defect and the owner promptly told me I installed them wrong. I suggested that I hadn't, but he insisted on talking over me and letting me no I had and then lectured me about firearms. They could not be returned because I did some minor sanding (nullifying his 'warranty') and they are useless. I suggested that he put specific instructions on his website for instillation or included them in the box and he just kept insisting that "I did it wrong, you should not even hand tighten and then use locktite". How hard would it be to just state that on the site?

I strongly recommend avoiding this business. Their products and service both stink. I am out $64 and I hope this idiot loses business because of this word of mouth

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Old 01-16-2014, 12:56 AM   #2
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I purchased some wood grips from a vendor called "Grips4u".net, based out of Illinois. These were wooden grips for a recently purchased CZ83 pistol.

Everything looks great on the site. When I received the grips I could see they were poorly made (especially for $65!), and when properly installed did not allow my magazine to travel freely in the handle. So I did some minor sanding.

I installed the grips hand-tight (just so the screw would not come loose), and after shooting 50 rounds at the range today noticed one side was completely cracked!

I called the company, explained I had a defect and the owner promptly told me I installed them wrong. I suggested that I hadn't, but he insisted on talking over me and letting me no I had and then lectured me about firearms. They could not be returned because I did some minor sanding (nullifying his 'warranty') and they are useless. I suggested that he put specific instructions on his website for instillation or included them in the box and he just kept insisting that "I did it wrong, you should not even hand tighten and then use locktite". How hard would it be to just state that on the site?

I strongly recommend avoiding this business. Their products and service both stink. I am out $64 and I hope this idiot loses business because of this word of mouth
sorry to hear that Chloe. that sucks for sure. and thanks for the heads up and the warning. hopefully maybe you could file a complaint with your credit card company and get some help?
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sorry to hear that Chloe. that sucks for sure. and thanks for the heads up and the warning. hopefully maybe you could file a complaint with your credit card company and get some help?
might have to do that Axxe. I know the guy is a cottage industry as a lot of these aftermarket folks are. I am all for supporting small businesses - but NOT ones that rip off the consumer!

at the end of the day, I figure it was meant to be. My CZ is not a wood grips gun. so I restored her to her original Czech polizei badass black.
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might have to do that Axxe. I know the guy is a cottage industry as a lot of these aftermarket folks are. I am all for supporting small businesses - but NOT ones that rip off the consumer!

at the end of the day, I figure it was meant to be. My CZ is not a wood grips gun. so I restored her to her original Czech polizei badass black.
well it sounds like his attitude was his biggest problem. and you did have a good suggestion about him putting up instructions if he thought that installation error had occured.
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Wood grips on the CZ82 break very easily. Ive heard of putting an o-ring on the inside of the screw hole.

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Wood grips on the CZ82 break very easily. Ive heard of putting an o-ring on the inside of the screw hole.
I think I'll stick with the plastique!
But no excuse for the horsesh*t service, I spit in his general direction lol
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Check out these CZ83's on GB.

http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=cz+83&IncludeSellers=2621012

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https://www.iammo.com/Firearms-Training/Pre-Owned-Firearms/76961-CZ83-380-BC-PO_Pre-Owned-CZ-83-380-Automatic-Colt-Pistol-ACP-Compact-Semi-Automatic-Pistol-3.8-Barrel-12-1-Capacity-Fixed-Sights-Polymer-Grips-CZ83-380-BC-PO

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already have 1 in excellent condition (no import markings either). I don't know if I will go 'Mosin Nagant' on these and get another....awfully good shooters though. I suspect my next CZ will be a full size
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