CZ - Shadow 2 - Orange , 9mm
CZ Shadow 2 Orange, 9 mm.
A perfect pistol that elevates your shooting experience and results to an unbelievable level! The superb design base of this model has been further improved by precise gunsmithing modifications and the use of top-quality sport shooting components.
Turning the Shadow 2 up a notch, the biggest addition on the Orange is a barrel bushing that increases slide-to-barrel fit, resulting in tighter groups. Not as obvious is a factory-tuned trigger with short reset and the hand-fitting of the slide and frame.
With many of the same great features that have made the Shadow 2 dominant in USPSA Production Division, the Orange wears a set of signature grips, mag bases and mag release button to set it apart from the standard pistols.
The Shadow 2’s swappable mag release has an adjustable, extended button with three settings to allow shooters to set it in the spot most comfortable for them. A hardy nitride finish coats the entire pistol, while the frame gets a layer of our hardy black polycoat. Thin aluminum grips have healthy checkering to match the fine front and backstrap checkering of the pistol itself. Sitting atop the slide are a set of target sights — fiber optic on front and a serrated, black HAJO rear (click adjustable for elevation, drift adjustable for windage).
In recent years, the SP-01 Shadow has taken the competition circuit by storm. In USPSA Production Division, CZ pistols are now used by twice as many top-level competitors than any other maker. Given that popularity, it was high time to up the ante.
Starting from scratch, CZUB engineers took the best features of the original Shadow and improved upon them. More than two years later, we’re seeing the fruits of their efforts. With a higher beavertail and undercut trigger guard, the shooter’s hand is able to be as close to the bore axis as possible. With a contoured slide, the majority of the reciprocating mass is also centered on the bore, equating to less muzzle flip. Increased weight at the dust cover/rail also helps keep the muzzle down.
The Shadow 2’s swappable mag release has an adjustable, extended button with three settings to allow shooters to set it in the spot most comfortable for them. Best of all, new trigger components give smooth DA and crisp, clean SA while drastically reducing trigger reset.
A hardy nitride coats the entire pistol, leaving it nearly impervious to corrosion, while the frame gets an additional layer of our black Polycoat finish. Thin blue aluminum grips have healthy checkering to match the fine front and backstrap checkering of the pistol itself. Sitting atop the slide are a set of target sights — fiber optic on front and a serrated, black HAJO rear (click adjustable for elevation, drift adjustable for windage).
CZ Shadow 2 represents the generation of today's legendary CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow. This weapon was developed in collaboration with the elite CZUB IPSC shooters to significantly contribute to speed and accuracy during competitions. Using the cutting-edge production equipment a pistol was born that pushes the boundaries of IPSC sports shooting even further.
The modernisation of all the principal parts of the weapon, i.e. the slide and the frame, together with the extended barrel, enables repeating single shots more rapidly and more dynamically. The shape of the frame facilitates a more comfortable higher grip towards the axis of the barrel, while the new checkering ensures an absolutely reliable contact with the weapon in any circumstances. The increased weight of the front part of the frame and the slide results in a higher level of compensation and a gentler recoil. The innovative trigger mechanism has a smooth action, a low resistance and a shortened trigger reset. The magazine catch is more easily accessible and is adjustable to three positions, which makes reloading safer and quicker even if the shooter is moving.
The extending of the barrel to 120 mm together with the new and longer height-adjustable sights also increases the overall accuracy of this weapon. The extremely precise and the fully automated technology for the production of the other major parts by utilising robotic machining centres without this involving any manual labour additionally contributes to the high quality of the weapon's crafting. The Arcor finish that was inspired by the design of the service models ensures the weapon's high resistance to corrosion, weathering or mechanical damage.
The new queen of the IPSC Production Division and the most accurate and fastest pistol of its category in the world
The CZ SHADOW 2 family represents a new level of first-rate large-capacity all-steel pistols for modern dynamic sport shooting disciplines. These models enable good shooters to give excellent performance and the best to triumph at the most prestigious IPSC competitions. Moreover, they also make good weapons for personal defence.
With their design, these elegant and absolutely reliable pistols follow in the footsteps of the CZ 75 SP-01 SHADOW which ruled the IPSC Production Division for a decade and which the CZ SHADOW 2 series has surpassed in all the key parameters.
The challenging mission of creating such outstanding models has been accomplished thanks to close collaboration with the elite CZ Shooting Team members and the use of latest advanced manufacturing processes and technologies. The slide and frame of the CZ SHADOW 2 pistols have been radically modernized which, together with the extended barrel, enables faster and more accurate shooting. The trigger mechanism has been finely tuned to achieve smoother trigger travel and shortened reset. The shape of the frame and pistol grip has been designed to enable as comfortable and secure a grip as possible, while the prominent checkering provides an absolutely reliable contact of the shooting hand with the pistol in all circumstances.
The exclusive quality and exceptional accuracy of the CZ SHADOW 2 series is further enhanced by precision manufacturing on robotic machining centres without any manual involvement. The surface finish of these pistols inspired by the service models guarantees extreme resistance to corrosion, adverse weather and mechanical damage.
Parameters and technical data
|Barrel length||120 mm|
|Weight with empty magazine [g]||1330|
|Magazine capacity||19 (9×19)|
|Sights||Fiber optic front sight, Checkered rear sight|
|Safety features||Safety notch on the hammer | Manual safety|
|Trigger Pull Weight||SA:15 N DA: 46 N|
|Trigger travel [mm]||SA: 3-4 DA: 5|
|Trigger reset [mm]||3-4|