[SHOT 2021] New Shadow Systems DR920 Full Sized Pistol

    The DR920 Combat

    Shadow Systems have released a new full sized pistol called the DR920. It is available in either Combat or Elite models, with the difference being in the slide features. One interesting feature is that it works with Glock G17 holsters and magazines.

    There is an option to mount most major brands of Red Dot sights directly to the slide, without any plates or adapters. Shadow Systems claim to have tested the following: Holosun: 407c, 507c, 508-T // Leupold: DeltaPoint Pro // Shield: RMSc // SIG: Romeo 1 Pro // Swampfox: Liberty, Justice, Kingslayer // Trijicon: RMR, SRO // TruGlo: Trutec // Vortex: Viper.

    The top image shows the Combat version and below you have the Elite.

    This is how Shadow Systems describe the new DR920:

    Designed with officers and servicemembers in mind, the full-sized DR920 is a duty-ready pistol with features that are anything but basic. Designed to work with existing G17 holsters, magazines, and gear.

    The DR920 frame features interchangeable backstraps to allow a shooter to adjust the grip angle to fit their natural point of aim. The extended beavertail and aggressive trigger guard undercut provide unmatched recoil control, allowing quick, accurate follow-up shots. The frame’s wrap-around grip texture is aggressive enough to keep the gun firmly in the shooter’s grip without being uncomfortable for daily wear.

    The DR920 slide is designed for manipulation under stress, with directional serrations in the front and rear (as well as topside on some models) and a thinned profile at grasping locations.

    The match-grade barrel is conventionally rifled, spiral-fluted, and available threaded or unthreaded.

    The drop-safe, flat-faced aluminum trigger has a 4.5-5.0 lbs trigger pull and a crisp, tactile reset. Optic cut models allow shooters to mount the mini red dot optic of their choosing. The optic cut on the DR920 can accommodate most major brands of RDS optics directly mounted to the slide, without intervening plates or adapters.*

    There is also a virtual SHOT Show presentation.

    Join us for a Virtual visit to our 2021 SHOT Show booth. Explore the full line up of Shadow Systems pistols and learn which one is the right fit for you!

    Finally, here are the technical specifications of the new DR920:

    • Caliber: 9×19
    • Action: Striker fire
    • Weight: 23 ounces
    • Frame: Textured polymer
    • Length: 7 ¾ inches (unthreaded)
    • Height: 5 ¼ inches
    • Slide Material: 17-4 Stainless Steel; Barrel Material: 416R Stainless Steel
    • Trigger pull: 4.5-5.0 lbs
    • Capacity: 17+1
    • Front sight: Green Outline, Tritium Dot
    • Rear sight: Black Serrated
    The following are optional:
    • Frame color: Black
    • Optic Cut Optional
    • Barrel: Threaded or Unthreaded
    • Slide Coating: Black Nitride or FDE Cerakote
    • Barrel Finish: Black Nitride or Bronze TiCN

    Recently TFB wrote about Shadow Systems’ expansion and growth, and it’s nice to see them introduce a new pistol on the market.

    What do you think of the DR920 pistol and its potential? Please let us know in the comments below.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.