If you are interested in the best out-of-the-box, full-size CZ pistol for competition or home defense, look no further because the CZ Shadow 2 is the handgun you have been looking for. I checked out the CZ Shadow 2 immediately after its release, in early summer of 2017, and was amazed at the fit, feel and finish it offered. Being that I own several CZ pistols, I understand the quality craftsmanship and fine tuning they have with their handguns. The Shadow 2, however, takes quality to the next level.
Handguns that are built for competition are generally expensive and the Shadow 2 is no exception. The CZ Shadow 2 typically costs between $1,100 and $1,200. It hits that niche market of people who compete, collect or just want the best handgun possible for the money. The CZ Shadow 2 that is featured here belongs to a competitive shooter who feels it stands alone as the best handgun in the market for competition.
So what makes the CZ Shadow 2 so impressive? Let’s runs down some of the features so you will better understand this gun.
Weighing in at a hefty 47.5 ounces, the Shadow 2 sports an all-steel frame, beautiful shiny aluminum grips, adjustable position magazine release button, Mec Gar 17 round capacity magazines, ambidextrous thumb safety, 4.8-inch barrel, both vertical and horizontal adjustments for the rear sight, and a fiber optic front sight.
The Shadow 2 has an incredibly smooth and light double action pull that measures at 9 pounds, and the single action pull is right at 3.2 pounds. This review will not give the trigger action the justice it deserves, as the shooter will need to feel it for themselves. It really is worth writing home about.
At the range, I realized why the CZ Shadow 2 stands above the rest. If I could come up with a better word than “smooth” to describe my shooting impressions, I would – please let me know. Watch the video above to demonstrate the handgun’s shooting accuracy from 25 yards at a 2-inch popper target inside a circular 10-inch steel target. The owner of the Shadow 2 was able to tag that popper with ease from 25 yards. If that shooting is not impressive, then I’m not sure what is.
There is no question the CZ Shadow 2 hits a certain market of people. There are few people who will drop $1,100 on a handgun when there are so many other choices out there. But for competitive shooters who want the best pistol for precise shooting accuracy, the CZ Shadow is the handgun for them.
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