I read with great interest about the customized CZ52 in the Sept/Oct. edition. Looked great with the black Teflon finish, Hogue walnut grips, stippled front and rear straps, Novak sights, an adjustable trigger stop, and a new extended slide release. I think the recoil spring was also changed to a new Wolff spring, too. I called the man who did the conversion and asked him how long and how much. The answer was 3 weeks and $875 for the work involved!! With shipping, it's an even $900!! Now, why would anyone put that much money into a $125 handgun? I don't understand the logic. If it was gonna bring that much when it came to resale, it would be okay. However, I doubt that the pistol would ever bring half that much.