CZ-USA Announces The Shadow 2 OR, Factory Optics Ready Version

CZ-USA has just announced the addition of the “Shadow 2 OR”, an Optics Ready version of their Shadow 2 competition pistol.  Competitors have already been getting their Shadow 2 slides milled for Red Dot Sights, but now they’ll have a factory option with with the Optics Ready package.  CZ states that the slide profile has been changed to accommodate the optics plates, so I’ve included a photo of the non-Optics Ready Shadow 2 below for comparison.

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REVIEW: CZ Shadow 2-A Great Competition Pistol Right Out of the Box?

What may make a pistol great for home defense, LE/Military use, or concealed carry may not translate well to a pure competition pistol, and vice versa.  Competition pistols can run into the multiple thousands of dollars.  For those starting out in the sport, such cost can be daunting.  Sure, a stock Glock 17 or CZ75 can get one pretty far into these sports before the need or (let’s be honest here) desire for the “next level” of equipment comes to pass.  If one has the inclination to look for a pistol designed specifically for competition shooting in the USPSA or IPSC style of competitions, a certain set of features is desirable. If this author were looking for one, these are some traits he would look for:

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Sebo Open Pistol based on the CZ Shadow 2

Robin Šebo was born in 1988 and has been a sport shooter since 2007. His hometown is Ostrava, Czech Republic.

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New Russian pistol aimed at Practical Shooting – The "Soratnik"

IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) in Russia is a huge success, and is showing tremendous growth with some 30 000 members. I can’t think of any region which could be larger, and there are now regular sponsored events.

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POTD: CZ Shadow 2 in action

TFB has reported about the brand new CZ Shadow 2 both once and twice before.

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CZ Shadow 2 follow-up

In February 2016 TFB reported about the new CZ Shadow 2 and the upcoming press release.

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Brand New Pistol: CZ Shadow 2

CZ (ČESKÁ ZBROJOVKA) will have a press conference on the 4:th of march at the IWA OutdoorClassics Exhibition in Germany (Europe’s SHOT Show). We already know that they will be showing the new CZ Shadow 2 pistol, and it looks great by judging from the pictures. I bet their booth will be crowded when they baptize the Shadow at 14:00 hours local time, but I will try to be there and cover the unveiling for TFB.

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