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Concealed Carry and Action Shooting Sports



Top Shelf Carry Guns

These Top Shelf guns are what I carry most of the time. I call them "Top Shelf" guns because I literally keep them on the top shelf of my safe for easy access. I believe that they are the best examples of each of the three most common firing platforms (DA/SA, Striker, and SAO). They have the minimum amount of modifications so that their 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 RDS installation by JagerWerks
Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA adjustable LED (RM06) red dot sight
OEM suppressor height (0.355") tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Dawson Precision 0.360" tall tritium rear sight (for Glock MOS)
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
Shortened OEM slide release lever
Modified OEM hammer (shortened sear hook)
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 1500 lumen rechargeable weapon mounted light


Glock 19 Gen5 MOS

Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA adjustable LED (RM06) 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
Modified OEM medium beavertail backstrap
Re-contoured trigger guard
Glockmeister frame insert
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and medium striker spring
Olight PL-Pro 1500 lumen rechargeable weapon mounted light


STI Staccato C2 2011

Slide milled for RDS installation by Vulcan Machine Werks
Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA adjustable LED (RM06) red dot sight
Trijicon 1911/2011 RMR mounting plate with tritium rear sight
Trijicon 1911/2011 tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Slide Cerakoted in Graphite Black H-146Q
Olight PL-Pro 1500 lumen rechargeable weapon mounted light




Other Various Carry Guns

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



CZ-USA CZ P-07 Urban Grey

Slide milled for RDS installation by JagerWerks
Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA (RM01) red dot sight
OEM suppressor height (0.355") tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall tritium rear sight (for Glock MOS)
OEM frame texturing removed for 360 grip tape installation
Springer Precision grip tape custom cut and applied to frame
Custom dehorning applied to frame and controls
Shortened OEM slide release lever
Modified OEM hammer (shortened sear hook)
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 Gen3 APL weapon mounted light


CZ-USA CZ P-07 "Tungsten"

Slide milled for RDS installation by JagerWerks
Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA (RM01) red dot sight
OEM suppressor height (0.355") tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall tritium rear sight (for Glock MOS)
Slide Cerakoted in Tungsten H-237Q
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
Shortened OEM slide release lever
Modified OEM hammer (shortened sear hook)
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


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

Slide milled for RDS installation 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
Slide custom milled and refinished in black nitride
Dawson Precision grip tape applied to slide
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
Shortened OEM slide release lever
All trigger components upgraded to OEM Gen2
Modified OEM hammer (shortened sear hook)
Cajun Gun Works reduced power firing pin spring
Cajun Gun Works 18# hammer spring and 15# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light


CZ-USA CZ 75 P-01

Slide milled for RDS installation by Cajun Gun Works
Shield Sights RMSc 4 MOA red dot sight
OEM height tritium front sight with DIY Hi-Viz
Slide Cerakoted in Graphite Black H-146Q
LOK Grips thin Matrix G10 composite grip panels
Dawson Precision grip tape applied to front strap
Frame custom dehorned for snag free concealed carry
Frame Cerakoted in Stainless H-152Q
Slide stop and decocker levers shaved down
Beretta 92 series plastic base pads
CZ-USA CZ 85 Combat trigger
CZ-UB SSP/Prod legal competition hammer
Cajun Gun Works T2 disconnector
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
Cajun Gun Works stainless steel recoil spring guide rod
CZ-USA flat hammer spring plug
Cajun Gun Works 13# hammer spring
Cajun Gun Works floating trigger pin
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
Olight PL-Mini weapon mounted light (QD lever deleted)


CZ-USA CZ 75 PCR

CZ Custom tactical tritium night sights with DIY Hi-Viz
VZ Grips Diamondback G10 composite grip panels
Frame custom dehorned for snag free concealed carry
Frame Cerakoted in Stainless H-152Q
Slide stop and decocker levers shaved down
Beretta 92 series plastic base pads
CZ-UB SSP/Prod legal competition hammer
Cajun Gun Works T2 disconnector
Cajun Gun Works short reset system w/extended firing pin
CZ-USA flat hammer spring plug
Cajun Gun Works 13# hammer spring
Cajun Gun Works floating trigger pin
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring


Glock 19 Gen3 RTF2 Lipsey's Gray

Brownells Glock 19 slide for Trijicon RMR
Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA (RM01) red dot sight
Ameriglo supressor height tritium sights with DIY Hi-Viz
LWD Alpha Wolf fluted and threaded barrel
L2D Combat fluted guide rod
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Grip Force Products Gen 123SC beavertail grip adapter
Re-contoured trigger guard
Magpul Industries enhanced polymer magwell
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring
LWD medium striker spring
Inforce Gen3 APL weapon mounted light


Glock 19 Gen4 Lipsey's Gray

Custom milled Polymer80 Glock 19 slide
Trijicon RMR 3.5 MOA (RM01) 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
Modified OEM medium beavertail backstrap
Re-contoured trigger guard
Magpul Industries enhanced polymer magwell
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring
LWD medium striker spring
Inforce APLc weapon mounted light


Glock 19 Gen4 MOS

Slide custom milled by Maple Leaf Firearms
Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.390" tall fiber optic front sight
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall black rear sight
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Volker Precision Universal Compensator
Custom stippling applied to frame
Modified OEM medium beavertail backstrap
Re-contoured trigger guard
Magpul Industries enhanced polymer magwell
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
LWD 3.5# connector and 6# trigger spring
LWD medium striker spring
Streamlight TLR-1 HL weapon mounted light


Glock 43X

Slide milled for RDS installation by JagerWerks
Shield Sights RMSc 4 MOA red dot sight
Ameriglo Operator sights (tritium front, black rear) with DIY Hi-Viz
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Pearce Grip frame insert
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade
Shield Arms S-15 15 round magazines (not pictured)
Streamlight TLR-6 weapon mounted light


Glock 43 Lipsey's Gray

Glock 43X black slide
Ameriglo Spartan tritium sights with DIY Hi-Viz
Tau Dev Group striker control device
Pearce Grip frame insert
OEM smooth face trigger shoe with contoured safety blade




Competition Guns

These guns are used exclusively for competition purposes in the action shooting sports of USPSA, IDPA, and Multi-Gun.



CZ-USA CZ Shadow 2

Usage: USPSA Carry Optics Division
Slide milled for RDS installation 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
LOK Grips thin Bogies G10 composite grip panels
Slide stop lever shortened and shaved down
Mec-Gar +2 magazine base pads
CZ Custom magazine springs and followers
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-USA CZ 75 SP-01

Usage: USPSA Production Division and IDPA SSP Division
Cajun Gun Works competition sights with fiber optic front
OEM RAMI thin ambidextrous safety and slide stop lever
OEM Shadow extended magazine release
VZ Grips Diamondback G10 composite grip panels
Frame Cerakoted in Stainless H-152Q
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
CZ-USA flat hammer spring plug
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-USA CZ P-09 Urban Grey

Usage: IDPA Carry Optics Division
Slide milled for RDS installation by JagerWerks
Trijicon SRO 2.5 MOA (SR02) red dot sight
Dawson Precision 0.370" tall fiber optic front sight
Dawson Precision 0.395" tall black rear sight (for Glock MOS)
OEM standard length barrel
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
Shortened OEM slide release lever
Modified OEM hammer (shortened sear hook)
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: Multi-Gun
Slide milled for RDS installation 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
Custom stippling and dehorning applied to frame and controls
Shortened OEM slide release lever
Springer Precision competition magwell
Modified OEM hammer (shortened sear hook)
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
Streamlight TLR-1s weapon mounted light


EAA/Tanfoglio Witness Elite Limited "Custom"
(Hunter lower with a .40 S&W Limited Pro upper)

Usage: USPSA Limited Division
Dawson Precision fiber optic front sight
OEM hard chromed controls, trigger, and hammer
Henning smooth aluminum grip panels
Dawson Precision grip tape applied to grip panels
Henning competition magwell
Henning extended magazine base pads
Grams magazine springs and followers
Henning Gen3 XL extended firing pin
Henning cone fit stainless steel recoil spring guide rod
Cajun Gun Works floating trigger pin
Wolff 14# hammer spring and 12# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
CZ-USA OEM sear spring (lighter than Tanfoglio sear spring)


EAA/Tanfoglio Witness Elite Limited Pro "Custom"
(Limited Pro lower with a 9mm Match upper)

Usage: USPSA Production Division and IDPA ESP Division
Dawson Precision fiber optic front sight
Henning fixed rear target sight
OEM standard single-sided safety
OEM wooden grip panels sanded thinner and smooth
Dawson Precision grip tape applied to grip panels
Shock Bottle USA aluminum magazine base pads
Tanfoglio Xtreme Delta competition hammer
Henning Gen3 XL extended firing pin
Henning cone fit stainless steel recoil spring guide rod
Cajun Gun Works floating trigger pin
Wolff 14# hammer spring and 10# recoil spring
Cajun Gun Works reduced power trigger return spring
CZ-USA OEM sear spring (lighter than Tanfoglio sear spring)


Springfield Armory Trophy Match .45 ACP 1911

Usage: USPSA Single Stack Division and IDPA CDP Division
Dawson Precision fiber optic front sight
Modified OEM adjustable rear sight
VZ Grips Operator II G10 composite grip panels
Dawson Precision No-Gap Ice magwell
Dawson Precision aluminum mag base pads
Fusion Firearms K-hole lightweight adjustable trigger
EGW Koenig ultra lightweight hammer
EGW titanium lightweight hammer strut
EGW competition hard sear
EGW ball head long disconnector
EGW oversized flat bottom firing pin stop
Ed Brown extended magazine release
Wolff 18# hammer spring and 14# recoil spring


Springfield Armory Range Officer Operator 9mm 1911

Usage: USPSA Single Stack Division and IDPA ESP Division
10-8 Performance U-notch fixed rear sight
Flush cut and reverse crowned OEM barrel
LOK Grips Spec Ops G10 composite grip panels
Dawson Precision grip tape applied to front strap
Dawson Precision No-Gap Ice magwell
Fusion Firearms K-hole lightweight adjustable trigger
EGW Koenig ultra lightweight hammer
EGW titanium lightweight hammer strut
EGW competition hard sear
EGW ball head long disconnector
Ed Brown stainless firing pin stop
Ed Brown stainless tactical ambidextrous thumb safety
Ed Brown stainless slide stop
Ed Brown stainless extended magazine release
Smith & Alexander stainless beavertail grip safety
Wolff 18# hammer spring and 9# recoil spring


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 Industries M-LOK QD front sling mount
Magpul Industries 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 Industries Zhukov-S Stock with HB Industries adapter


Colt LE6920 SOCOM Edition 5.56mm M4

Usage: Multi-Gun
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
AXTS Weapon Systems Raptor charging handle
Battle Arms Development short throw safety selector
Magpul Industries MOE polymer trigger guard
Magpul Industries MOE anti-slip grip
Magpul Industries MOE mil-spec stock
Magpul Industries ASAP-QD and RSD-QD sling mounts


Franchi Affinity 12ga Semi-auto Shotgun

Usage: Multi-Gun
EGW Picatinny rail mount
Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA red dot sight
Nordic Components bolt charging handle
Nordic Components bolt release button
Nordic Components MXT +7 magazine extension kit
Magpul Industries 5-slot rail section on handguard
Taran Tactical AccuGuide extended carrier
Match SaverZ emergency reload shell holder
Loading port opened up, smoothed, and polished