Shadow Systems Launches XR920 Crossover Pistol

Matthew Moss
by Matthew Moss

Shadow Systems have announced the launch of a new line of pistols, the XR920. Available in Elite or Combat models, the XR920 has a full-size frame and a compact slide. Both models come optic ready and feature a match-grade barrel (threaded and unthreaded options available) and are finished in a black nitride or bronze Titanium Carbonitride.

Shadow Systems XR920 (Shadow Systems)
Shadow Systems XR920 (Shadow Systems)

Shadow Systems have also released a promo video for the new pistols:

Here’s Shadow Systems full announcement:

Born out of a custom request for Law Enforcement, the new Shadow Systems XR920 is the most anticipated crossover pistol to hit the market. Utilizing a compact length slide that is quicker out of the holster, a full 17+1 capacity frame, and the customizable ergonomics and unmatched recoil control you expect from a Shadow Systems pistol, the XR920 is mission ready and available at retail now.

Chambered in 9mm, the XR920 crossover features a compact slide machined from 17-4 stainless steel and showcases two distinct styles – Combat and Elite. The entry-level Combat features directional left and right-side serrations located at the front and rear of the slide. Elite models feature the same directional serrations as a Combat, plus additional topside serrations and a weight-optimizing window cut that visually differentiates the Elite slide from the Combat slide. The patented Optic Cut comes standard on both the Elite and Combat XR920 slides, providing the strongest, lowest, multi-footprint optics mounting system on the market today. The match grade, stainless steel spiral fluted barrel is available in a threaded or unthreaded option and finished in a black nitride or bronze Titanium Carbonitride.

The XR920’s polymer frame delivers ergonomics designed to make you faster on target, aggressive grip texture, and an extended beavertail that positions the pistol ultra-low in the shooter’s hand and eliminates the dreaded slide bite. A recoil thumb ledge assists in reducing muzzle flip and enhances the controllability of the pistol, allowing shooters to remain on target and increase their accuracy on follow-up shots. Like all Shadow Systems pistols, the XR920 includes the unique Natural Point-of-Aim (NPOA) backstraps. These backstraps allow individuals to match the way the muzzle points to their natural point of aim. No longer limited to small, medium or large, shooters instead choose between low (1911-style), neutral (similar to many models on the market) and high (for a higher muzzle orientation).

The complete Shadow Systems family of pistols provides a solution for any situation. The full-size DR920 is appropriate for duty use, home defense and competition. The compact multi-role MR920 and MR920L are well-suited to a multitude of uses, particularly concealed carry.

Whether your pistol is your nightstand security blanket or your daily duty partner, there is a Shadow Systems pistol to fit the role. Explore the full lineup at

Shadow Systems XR920 (Shadow Systems)


Caliber: 9×19
Action: Striker fire
Weight: 23 oz (Combat); 22.4 oz (Elite)
Frame: Textured polymer
Length: 7 ¼ inches (unthreaded)
Height: 4 ¾ 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


Frame color: Black or FDE
Optic Cut Standard
Barrel: Threaded or Unthreaded
Slide Coating: Black Nitride or FDE Cerakote
Barrel Finish: Black Nitride or Bronze TiCN

Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Managing Editor: & Overt Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written several books and for a variety of publications in both the US and UK. Matt is also runs The Armourer's Bench, a video series on historically significant small arms. Here on TFB he covers product and current military small arms news. Reach Matt at:

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  • Michael Campen Michael Campen on Nov 24, 2021

    And for all of those who were not yet tired of Glocks, here we have another Glock.

    • Veritas Veritas on Nov 28, 2021

      @Michael Campen Tired of Glock. Tired of 9mm. I want something new not leftovers reheated.

  • Big Bang Big Bang on Nov 25, 2021

    A Glopy (Glock copy) with a beavertail, why didn't Gaston think of that?