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Top Shelf Carry Guns

I call these three guns "Top Shelf" because I believe that they are the best examples of each of the three most common firing platforms (DA/SA, SAO, and Striker) for concealed carry. They have the minimum amount of modifications so that their potential reliability is as high as it can possibly be, while being outfitted with high quality accessories to maximize their performance and functionality. For more on my thoughts about these Top Shelf guns, see my blog post.



CZ-USA CZ P-07

Slide milled for Trijicon RMR by JagerWerks
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA adjustable LED (RM06v2) red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.360" tall tritium rear sight (for Glock MOS)
OEM suppressor height (0.355") tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
OEM slide stop lever shortened 5mm
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
OEM hammer modified for improved trigger pull
Cajun Gun Works self defense spring kit
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
Cajun Gun Works firing pin retaining pin
Olight PL-Pro rechargeable weapon mounted light


STI Staccato C2 2011

Slide milled for Trijicon RMR by Vulcan Machine Werks
Slide Cerakoted in Graphite Black H-146Q
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA adjustable LED (RM06v2) red dot sight
Trijicon 1911/2011 RMR mounting plate with tritium rear sight
Trijicon 1911/2011 tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Olight PL-Pro rechargeable weapon mounted light


Glock 19 Gen5 MOS

Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA adjustable LED (RM06v2) red dot sight
CHPWS V3 MOS red dot mounting plate
Ameriglo supressor height tritium sights with DIY Hi-Viz
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Vickers/TangoDown slide stop lever
OEM medium beavertail backstrap modifed to improve grip angle
Re-contoured trigger guard
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and medium striker spring
Glockmeister frame insert
Olight PL-Pro rechargeable weapon mounted light




Other Various Carry Guns

These guns have all proven to be reliable, but they may have less appealing features for concealed carry or are outfitted with lower quality accessories than the Top Shelf guns. They definitely have a higher "cool factor" in some regards, but some of their modifications were not absolutely necessary to be useful as defensive weapons.



CZ-USA CZ P-07 Urban Grey

Slide milled for Trijicon RMR and top window by JagerWerks
Slide refinished in Black Nitride
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA adjustable LED (RM06v2) red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall tritium rear sight (for Glock MOS)
OEM suppressor height (0.355") tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Volker Precision Universal Compensator
OEM slide stop lever shortened 5mm
OEM frame texturing removed for 360 grip tape installation
Talon Grips PRO grip tape material custom cut and applied to frame
Custom dehorning applied to frame and controls
OEM hammer modified for improved trigger pull
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works oversized double action roller bearing
Cajun Gun Works 18# hammer spring and 15# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
Olight PL-2 weapon mounted light


CZ-USA CZ P-07 "Tungsten"

Slide milled for Trijicon RMR and top window by JagerWerks
Slide Cerakoted in Tungsten H-237Q
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA (RM01v2) red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall tritium rear sight (for Glock MOS)
OEM suppressor height (0.355") tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
OEM slide stop lever shortened 5mm
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
OEM hammer modified for improved trigger pull
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works oversized double action roller bearing
Cajun Gun Works 18# hammer spring and 15# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
Inforce APLc weapon mounted light


STI Tactical Lite 4.0 2011

Slide milled for Trijicon RMR and top window by Vulcan Machine Werks
Slide Cerakoted in Graphite Black H-146Q
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA adjustable LED (RM06v2) red dot sight
Trijicon 1911/2011 RMR mounting plate with tritium rear sight
Trijicon 1911/2011 tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Custom stippled "VIP" compact grip with tactical magwell
Olight PL-2 weapon mounted light


Bul Armory SAS II UL 2011

Shield Sights RMSc 4 MOA red dot sight (OEM mount)
Frame Cerakoted in Stainless H-152Q (coming soon)
Custom modifications applied to grip module
Olight PL-Mini 2 rechargeable weapon mounted light


Glock 19 Gen4 Lipsey's Gray

Brownells Gen 4 slide for Trijicon RMR with top window
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA adjustable LED (RM06v2) red dot sight
Ameriglo supressor height tritium sights with DIY Hi-Viz
LWD Alpha Wolf fluted and threaded barrel
Volker Precision Universal Compensator
L2D Combat fluted guide rod
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Vickers/TangoDown slide stop lever
OEM medium beavertail backstrap modifed to improve grip angle
Re-contoured trigger guard
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring
LWD medium striker spring
Magpul enhanced polymer magwell
Olight PL-2 weapon mounted light


Glock 19 Gen3 RTF2 Lipsey's Gray

Polymer80 Gen 3 slide custom milled for Trijicon RMR and windows
Trijicon RMR 3.25 MOA (RM01v2) red dot sight
Ameriglo supressor height tritium sights with DIY Hi-Viz
L2D Combat Chameleon finish fluted barrel and guide rod
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Vickers/TangoDown slide stop lever
Grip Force Products Gen 123SC beavertail grip adapter
Re-contoured trigger guard
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring
LWD medium striker spring
Magpul enhanced polymer magwell
Inforce APLc weapon mounted light




EDC "Race" Guns

These three guns are used for both concealed carry and for competition in the action shooting sports of USPSA and IDPA. I put these guns together as extreme versions of concealed carry guns with compensators, full-size weapon mounted lights, and dedicated magazines that hold 17 rounds or more. They are basically my budget versions of the "Roland Special" concept. The compensators, which are typically associated with "race" guns, automatically put them in the Open division where they aren't that competitive, but they are still very fun to shoot at matches using every day concealed carry gear.



CZ-USA CZ 75 P-07 DUTY (Gen1)

Slide milled for multi-optic mounting by CZ Custom
Slide milled for top window by JagerWerks
Slide refinished in Black Nitride
Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA red dot sight
Custom cut black vinyl rear sight applied to optic window
Dawson Precision 0.370" tall fiber optic front sight
OEM extended threaded barrel
Primary Machine Stealth Comp
Talon Grips granulate grip tape material applied to slide
OEM slide stop lever shortened 5mm
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
All trigger components upgraded to OEM Gen2
OEM hammer modified for improved trigger pull
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works 18# hammer spring and 15# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
OEM magazine followers modifed to allow one extra round
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light


Bul Armory SAS II UL Viper 2011

Shield Sights RMSc 4 MOA red dot sight (OEM mount)
Ed Brown stainless ambidextrous thumb safety levers
Ed Brown stainless slide stop lever
Custom stippling applied to grip module
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light with a custom rail key


Glock 19 Gen4 MOS

Slide milled for front serrations and top window by MapleLeaf FAs
Slide refinished in Black Nitride
Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall black rear sight
Dawson Precision 0.390" tall fiber optic front sight
Brownells match grade extended threaded barrel
Primary Machine Stealth Comp
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Vickers/TangoDown slide stop lever
Custom stippling applied to frame
OEM medium beavertail backstrap modifed to improve grip angle
Re-contoured trigger guard
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring
LWD medium striker spring
Magpul enhanced polymer magwell
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light




Competition Guns

These guns are used exclusively for competition in the action shooting sports of USPSA, IDPA, and Multi-Gun. I regularly attend these local area shooting matches, because I think it is an excellent way to improve and maintain gun handling proficiency under pressure and compare your abilities with other like minded people. Hat cam video footage and my personal notes from almost every match that I attend are posted on my blog.



CZ-USA CZ Shadow 2

Usage: USPSA Carry Optics Division
Slide milled for multi-optic mounting by CZ Custom
Trijicon SRO 2.5 MOA (SR02) red dot sight
Custom cut black vinyl rear sight applied to optic window
Dawson Precision 0.275" tall fiber optic front sight
OEM slide stop lever shortened and shaved down
LOK Grips thin Bogies G10 composite grip panels
Cajun Gun Works T5 disconnector
Cajun Gun Works extended firing pin and reduced power spring
Cajun Gun Works 11.5# hammer spring and 10# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works floating trigger pin
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
CZ Custom magazine springs and followers
Mec-Gar Plus-2 extended magazine base pads


CZ-USA CZ 75 SP-01

Usage: USPSA and IDPA Carry Optics Division (backup gun)
Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA red dot sight
Springer Precision rear sight dovetail RDS mount
Dawson Precision fiber optic front sight
OEM RAMI thin slide stop and safety levers
OEM Shadow extended magazine catch
OEM Shadow 2 trigger shoe
Frame Cerakoted in Stainless H-152Q
VZ Grips Diamondback G10 composite grip panels
CZ-UB SSP/Prod legal competition hammer
Cajun Gun Works adjustable competition sear
Cajun Gun Works T2 disconnector
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works stainless steel recoil spring guide rod
Cajun Gun Works 11.5# hammer spring and 10# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works floating trigger pin
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
OEM flat hammer spring plug


CZ-USA CZ P-09 Urban Grey

Usage: IDPA Carry Optics Division
Slide milled for Trijicon SRO by JagerWerks
Trijicon SRO 2.5 MOA (SR02) red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall black rear sight (for Glock MOS)
Dawson Precision 0.370" tall fiber optic front sight
OEM standard length barrel
OEM slide stop lever shortened 5mm
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
OEM hammer modified for improved trigger pull
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works oversized double action roller bearing
Cajun Gun Works 13# hammer spring and 15# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring


CZ-USA CZ P-09

Usage: Open Division of USPSA and Multi-Gun
Slide milled for multi-optic mounting by CZ Custom
Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA red dot sight
Custom cut black vinyl rear sight applied to optic window
Dawson Precision 0.370" tall fiber optic front sight
Volker Precision Universal Compensator
OEM slide stop lever shortened 5mm
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
OEM hammer modified for improved trigger pull
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works oversized double action roller bearing
Cajun Gun Works 13# hammer spring and 15# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
OEM magazine followers modifed to allow one extra round
OEM Plus-2 extended magazine base pads modified to fit magwell
Springer Precision competition magwell
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light


Bul Armory SAS II Tac Commander 2011

Usage: Open Division of USPSA and Multi-Gun
Slide milled for Trijicon SRO by Primary Machine
Slide Cerakoted in Graphite Black H-146Q
Trijicon SRO 2.5 MOA (SR02) red dot sight
Custom cut black vinyl rear sight applied to optic window
Dawson Precision 0.360" tall fiber optic front sight (custom fit)
Fusion Firearms stainless ambidextrous thumb safety levers
Fusion Firearms stainless slide stop lever
Fusion Firearms stainless magazine catch
Fusion Firearms K-hole adjustable trigger
EGW lightened hammer, hammer strut, hard sear, and disconnector
Custom stippled STI 2011 Gen1 grip module with tactical magwell
Modifed Remington R1 1911 double stack magazines
Arredondo Plus-2 extended magazine base pads
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light


CZ-USA Scorpion EVO 3 S1 9mm Carbine

Usage: PCC Division of USPSA, IDPA, and Multi-Gun
Bushnell TRS-32 5 MOA red dot sight
HB Industries reduced trigger spring kit
HB Industries polymer duckbill magazine release lever
HB Industries extended charging handle
Parker Mountain QD rear sling mount
Magpul M-LOK QD front sling mount
Magpul M-LOK 5-slot rail sections on handguard
Yeti Wurks Switchback grip
Rounded bottom edge of trigger guard for comfort
Rounded right safety selector for comfort
Magpul Zhukov-S Stock with HB Industries adapter


Colt LE6920 5.56mm M4 Carbine

Usage: Multi-Gun Open Division
Bushnell TRS-32 5 MOA red dot sight
Diamondhead same plane flip-up sights
Precision Armament M4-72 muzzle brake
Troy Industries VTAC 15" Alpha Rail
Troy Industries low profile gas block
Radian Weapons Raptor charging handle
Battle Arms Development short throw safety selector
Magpul MOE polymer trigger guard
Magpul MOE anti-slip grip
Magpul MOE mil-spec stock
Magpul ASAP-QD and RSD-QD sling mounts


Franchi Affinity 12ga Semi-auto Shotgun

Usage: Multi-Gun Open Division
EGW Picatinny rail mount on top of the receiver
Bushnell TRS-25 3 MOA red dot sight
Nordic Components bolt charging handle
Nordic Components bolt release button
Nordic Components MXT +7 magazine extension kit
Magpul 5-slot rail section on handguard
Taran Tactical AccuGuide extended carrier
Match SaverZ emergency reload shell holder
Loading port enlarged, smoothed, and polished