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, the Shadow 2 emerged, bearing 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 contained below 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. Also included in the box is an extended ambidextrous safety set and a number of buffers for use with lighter springs and/or hotter rounds. Best of all, new trigger components give smooth DA and crisp, clean SA while drastically reducing trigger reset.
A hardy nitride finish coats the entire pistol, leaving it nearly impervious to corrosion, with an additional layer of our propietary black Polycoat on the frame. 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).
We’ve found most Shadow II’s come out of the box with an 8.6 DA pull and a…..2.8 SA pull. This gun is competition ready out of the box. They do not come around often and are always limited production. This is the most widely copied gun on the planet.