Pistol Review: Shadow System's MR920 Elite & Combat - Feature Packed & Phenomenal Price

Time and time again, we have guys coming into the shop looking to install new triggers on their GLOCK's or better yet they messed up the installation and are looking to get it fixed. All in all, they end up spending minimum $1000+.


With Shadow Systems that is no longer the case. Imagine a fully customized, ultra reliable pistol ready to shoot accurate groups right out-of-the-box with a price tag of less than $1000. Now you don't need to imagine it because the MR920 is exactly that.

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Essentially, the MR920 Combat or Elite is a feature-packed pistol with Glock's world-renowned reliability the ability to work with existing G19 holsters, magazines, and gear.


When it comes to accurate shooting, the design of the frame is of the utmost importance as it can dictate the difference between a precise grouping at the bullseye or constant flyer shots. Now with the MR920, the frame was specifically designed to sit incredibly low in the hand which allows the user to get a high, tight grip on the gun. That along with an extended, upswept beavertail, a dramatic trigger guard undercut and a mildly aggressive wrap-around texture, you are guaranteed a secure shooting grip whatever the situation is.


Moreover, the MR920's frame features configurable ergonomics in the form of interchangeable backstraps which allow the shooter to adjust the grip angle to fit their natural point of aim.

Now for the flagship feature of the MR920, its patent-pending multi-footprint optic cut. Essentially, the MR920's optic cut is the only one in the industry to allow for the mounting of a majority of red dot optics WITHOUT the need for an additional plate. The optic mounts directly into slide with long, durable screws for an incredibly secure mounting. Tested optic brands include: Trijicon, Vortex, Leupold, Holosun, SIG, Swampfox, TruGlo, Shield with the list still growing.


One of the more eye-catching features of the MR920 is it's heavily customized slide. Machined from 17-4 stainless steel, the Shadow Systems slide is designed to minimize recoil and maximize control and comfort and feature directional serrations in order to provide an aggressive grasping surface when manipulating the slide.


More on the slide, the only difference between Combat and Elite models is based solely in the slide features. Combat pistol models feature directional serrations in the front and rear while Elite slides are machined with directional serrations in the front, rear, and top, alongside a weight-optimizing window cut.

Being the feature-packed pistol it is, the features do not stop there. Shadow Systems outfitted their MR920 with a match-grade spiral fluted barrels are machined from 416R stainless steel, conventionally rifled 1-10 in., and concentricity checked further increasing overall precision. At Somarriba, Inc., we order all our MR920's with threaded barrels to give our clients the option of outfitting their MR920 with a muzzle device without having to go buy another barrel.


Topping it all off, we have a proprietary drop-safe, flat-faced aluminum trigger and breaks crisply at ~4.5 lbs. Now what is exceptional about the MR920's trigger is it's incredibly short, tactile reset which easily allows for precise follow up shots.

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