Posted this on a couple other forums already, thought I would share it over here also.
Mods: Up to you guys, but if we could leave this in the handgun section for a couple days so some people could see this, it would be awesome. Feel free to move it at any time to gunsmithing.
With the current bit of CZ love going on, and very little amount of information on them compared to other brands, I thought it would be helpful to put together a little How-To on taking apart the CZ sp01 Tactical. This information would carry over to the P01, and in some parts over to any of the CZ 75 Series.
CZ's are great pistol, are very well priced, and great shooters. However, they do come from the factory a bit rough around the edges on the internals compared to a lot of other guns on the market. This does not effect there reliablity, or overall function. With a couple hours of work, about $140 worth of parts from Cajun Gun Works, you can have a great SA trigger, and smooth out and lighten the DA pull.
Just to put it out there, a lot of what I did is following some of the guides on the CZ forms, which I will link at the end of the post. I will admit, they have some better pictures, and may work better for you.
Parts used on my gun: CGW trigger kit #4, CGW lightened mainspring, FPB spring, FP spring, CGW floating trigger pin.
BEFORE DOING ANYTHING CLEAR THE GUN, REMOVE AMMUNITION FROM YOUR AREA
Polishing areas are for any of the CZ75 Series, along with removal of the trigger/trigger bar
Removal/rebuilding the sear cage is specific to the CZ75 SP01 Tactical, but the p01, and any other decocker model, is very similar with the exception of a spacer used to the left of the sear cage
Field strip the gun. If you cant do this, put down the firearm, and call a gunsmith. Remove the grip panels, and mainspring ( sorry no pictures ). To Do this, press the lanyard against a hard surface, and tap out the pins on the grip. Remove the Mag brake, and the spring should come out easily.
Remove right side decocking lever. Yes, believe it or not, I had a brain dead moment the first time doing this and couldnt get it off. Simply use a small punch to push up the center section and wiggle the lever off
Next, remove the decoker lever, you will need to slide a spring out of the channel to get it to come out. It should come out just by pushing, DO NOT use a hammer/punch. If it isnt coming out, you havent moved the spring.
After removing the decocker, Your going to knock out the sear cage pin. If the first time, this pin is going to be a PITA to get out, at least on mine the pin was stalked in. I used a starter punch provided by CGW to do this, and used a roll of packaging tape to brace the gun. Its going to take a couple good smacks to get it started. If you are using a starter punch, switch to a 1/16 punch to fully remove the pin.
At this point, many people use a slave pin to keep the sear cage assembly together. I dont...pop out the sear cage, it will fall apart so be sure not to lose a part. This will be the fun part later to come.
Next, remove the trigger and trigger bar by popping out the trigger pin. This is another pin that you will basically have to maul to get out, I suggest replacing it with a CGW trigger pin. This will make it MUCH easier to break down the gun later if you wish to do more polishing/trigger work. Be sure to put a rag on top of where the trigger return spring is, it will fly out with some force if you don't.