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CZ Competition Pistol: The Shadow 2

Not too long ago the CZ SP-01 had the competition world by surprise. In fact, in USPSA Production Division, CZ pistols are now used by twice as many top-level competitors than any other maker. With that popularity CZ has now brought the Shadow 2.

Starting from scratch, CZUB engineers took the best features of the original Shadow and improved upon them and more than two years later, we are finally seeing the fruits of their efforts.


Built to dominate the USPSA Production Division, the Shadow 2 does just that.

The specs of the Shadow 2 were engineered with competition solely in mind making it a very practical pistol for any entry target shooter.

At the range any shooter with basic field experience can hit the "A" zone with decent times. The pistol's grip makes target acquisition natural and smooth. The red fiber optic front sight quickly focuses on the target and next thing you know you have a tight group right at the center.

The Shadow 2 is a very consistent pistol that does not vary too much with different bullets and grains. No matter what ammunition is fed through the chamber, the Shadow 2 produces excellent results.


The Shadow 2 is a very aesthetically appealing pistol however it has proven to be a very hefty. While many may think this a hindrance, the weight is actually an advantage in the competition world.

The Shadow 2 has a larger frame than its predecessors while managing to fit the hand very nicely. Despite the pistols larger frame and hefty weight, it remains very user-friendly for most shooters.

The grip is slim in the right places and the trigger guard is undercut, allowing for a very high and very comfortable firing grip. All four sides of the grip feature tactile texturing that assist in maintaining an assertive firing grip on the pistol. The well-designed grip increases the “shootability” of this pistol enormously. A great deal of appreciation to the engineers of the Shadow 2 for knowing and incorporating what shooters need in a pistol.

The Shadow 2 follows the guidelines of the CZ family of pistols by providing a large frame that is easy to grip with the weak hand while using a two-handed grip. CZ pistols generally position the slide down into the frame rather than fitting the slider over the top of the frame which is a very positive feature for grip. This allows for plenty of room for the weak-hand thumb to fit on the frame above the trigger guard, which aids greatly in obtaining a proper grip.

CZ outfitted the Shadow 2 with everything that a target shooter would need. It comes with both front and rear cocking serrations, a rail for mounting lights, lasers and other accessories, and a high beavertail. The mag release is very robust and easy to operate with a thumb. You could easily operate it without breaking firing grip.

A hardy nitride finish coats the entire pistol leaving it invulnerable to corrosion and the frame gets an additional layer of black Polycoat finish. Sitting atop the slide are a set of target sights with fiber optic outfitted on the front and a serrated, black HAJO rear sight which are adjustable for elevation and windage.

The trigger is easily one of the most impressive features of this pistol.The double-action trigger does have some take-up but it is extremely light and smooth and the release is simply amazing. Achieving good accuracy with the Shadow 2 is effortless no matter the amount of shooting experience you have.


We regard the Shadow 2 as one of the greatest sport pistols ever produced by CZ. The Shadow 2 is available for immediate delivery, just click the link below! We house an extensive collection of their pistols and rifles all available online!

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