The CZ Shadow 2 has been making waves in the competition world, following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the CZ SP-01 Shadow, which dominated USPSA’s Production Division for a decade. With a robust and popular line of Shadow 2 variants, CZ-USA has announced an addition the line in the form of the CZ Shadow 2 OR (Optics Ready). With a slide cut to accept a plate system, this competition-oriented pistol can accept a wide variety of today’s popular handgun optics.
With the Shadow 2 reigning as the gun of choice for most competitors in Production Division, the Shadow 2 Optics-Ready is poised to do the same in USPSA’s Carry Optics division.
Like the standard CZ Shadow 2, the Shadow 2 OR features a finely tuned SA/DA trigger mechanism that provides a superior trigger pull and fast reset. The slide and frame are hand-fit for exceptional accuracy, reliability and longevity. This hand-fitting coupled with a longer sight radius and an increase in weight over the original Shadow make Shadow 2 models even more shootable, increasing shooter speed and accuracy.
CZ engineers retained the illustriously ergonomic grip profile first debuted 45 years ago with the CZ 75, while the addition of prominent checkering on frontstrap and backstrap help secure the Shadow 2 in a shooter’s hand. Its swappable magazine release has an extended button that can be tuned to a shooter’s personal preference with three settings to accommodate differences in reach.
Finished in a hardy nitride, Shadow 2 pistols are extremely resistant to corrosion, adverse weather, and mechanical damage. Frames receive an additional coat of CZ’s proprietary Polycoat, a stout shell developed for and used on CZ’s extensive line of service pistols.
Shadow 2 OR Specs
- SKU: 91251
- Caliber: 9MM
- Operation: Semi-Automatic
- Frame: Steel
- Trigger Mech: SA/DA
- Grips: Aluminum
- Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged
- Barrel Length: 4.89 In.
- Sights: Fiber Optic front, HAJO rear
- Magazine Capacity: 19/10
- Overall Length: 8.53 in
- Height: 6.2 In.
- Width: 1.34 In.
- Weight: 46.5 Oz.
- Safety: Manual with Safety Notch
- Finish: Nitride
- Includes cover plate, additional optic plates available
- MSRP: $1549