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Title: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 24, 2017, 04:57:10 PM
I paid $880 for my SP01 Shadow1 and it appears the cost of the Shadow2 is at least around $300 more ($1179 is the cheapest I've seen so far). After shooting my Shadow2, I can't tell a whole lot of difference in the way it shoots from my Shadow1, but I like the new checkering and the higher undercut as well as the longer barrel. I also like the rear height-adjustable sight. The trigger pull is about the same as my Shadow1, but I like the looks of the Shadow2 stock hammer better. So, is it worth the extra money for the Shadow2?

I thought the best way to figure it out was to consider what it would take to make the Shadow1 like the S2 (all prices are guestimates):
Front and back strap checkering  - $150
Rear sight - $50
Long slide - $? (longer barrel alone is probably around $200)
Undercut trigger - $150
Re-finish after checkering and trigger undercutting - $150

I could be way off on my pricing since I don't really know, but looking at it this way I don't feel bad for paying $1299 for mine from CZC. After seeing them for as low as $1189, I get a little buyer's remorse, but if I'd gotten it from somewhere else who knows what the accuracy would be (mine came with a target from CZC that showed a hair over 1" group). Most people who shoot competition will put a competition hammer in any CZ they compete with which is why I didn't include the hammer in the mix. While the hammer is more 'sporty' looking, it is not that good - it doesn't cam when pulling the trigger (neither did my S1), but there is a little creep before the release. It does have a short reset to the trigger, but there is some pre-travel in SA.

To be honest, I didn't think the Shadow1 was worth that much more than a SP01, but I paid around $280 more to have one, so I think the Shadow2 is worth the price over the S1 for someone who values the improvements.


Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: aceman4 on March 25, 2017, 12:58:10 AM
I've been debating the same thing over the last few days. Happy that I paid $1189 for mine, but just realized mine didn't come with a test target. I guess that's why CZC was shooting them and providing a test target.

I paid $880 for a Shadow 1 and believe the $300 premium over a standard sp-01 was worth it. I was certainly more accurate with it over a standard SP-01. I guess you could have installed a CGW pro kit and a Fiber front sight for around $300 in a standard SP-01 and had tuned better than a Shadow. Sometime folks are a roll mark whores and prefer a shadow rollmark.

Now the premium for a Shadow 2 over a Shadow 1 is certainly debatable. The fiber optic front sight is a wash and I believe the premium you're paying is for longer barrel, new slide design, frame checkering, trigger undercut, a higher grip, etc. I love it and it's worth every penny IMHO. No buyers remorse here.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: SlvrDragon50 on March 25, 2017, 01:45:20 AM
I've been debating the same thing over the last few days. Happy that I paid $1189 for mine, but just realized mine didn't come with a test target. I guess that's why CZC was shooting them and providing a test target.

I paid $880 for a Shadow 1 and believe the $300 premium over a standard sp-01 was worth it. I was certainly more accurate with it over a standard SP-01. I guess you could have installed a CGW pro kit and a Fiber front sight for around $300 in a standard SP-01 and had tuned better than a Shadow. Sometime folks are a roll mark whores and prefer a shadow rollmark.

Now the premium for a Shadow 2 over a Shadow 1 is certainly debatable. The fiber optic front sight is a wash and I believe the premium you're paying is for longer barrel, new slide design, frame checkering, trigger undercut, a higher grip, etc. I love it and it's worth every penny IMHO. No buyers remorse here.

That's weird that it didn't come with a test target. I thought they all come with that electronic target from the factory?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: spiritfox on March 25, 2017, 07:12:15 AM
Hmm.  Yeah my Shadow 2 from CZ Custom did have a test target. 
Title: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Roikyou on March 25, 2017, 08:29:55 AM
Curious if cz custom does an inspection, shoots it and provides the physical target. (Thats more of an observation as my shadow 2 from cz custom did come with a physical target) Maybe thats why theres a little more of a premium?


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Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: SlvrDragon50 on March 25, 2017, 10:49:04 AM
CZC does physically inspect every Shadow 2 which is why it took them a while to ship them out.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 25, 2017, 11:27:43 AM
My S2 target from CZC is a physical target with real bullet holes. My Shadow1, which I also bought from CZC, came with an electronic target print out. Every new CZ that I have purchased before this one, came with a target.

I wonder if anyone else, besides Aceman, received one without a target.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Roikyou on March 25, 2017, 11:31:20 AM
Don't think aceman purchased from czc


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Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: TCKev on March 25, 2017, 04:46:24 PM
By all accounts I've read and watched people love the S2.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 25, 2017, 07:22:22 PM
Curious if cz custom does an inspection, shoots it and provides the physical target. (Thats more of an observation as my shadow 2 from cz custom did come with a physical target) Maybe thats why theres a little more of a premium?


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I believe they do inspect and shoot. If you look at your target, it says CZC on it and it's not the typical target that CZ includes with all the additional info. Mine even had a notation that the sights were adjusted.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 25, 2017, 07:24:41 PM
By all accounts I've read and watched people love the S2.

I really love mine. The sights were set just the way I like when I got it - 6 O'clock hold. I didn't have to adjust anything.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Roikyou on March 25, 2017, 09:20:55 PM
Thats a nice touch they test fire and adjust the sights before they ship. I don't think most will do that.


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Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 25, 2017, 09:45:28 PM
After shooting it a couple of times now, I'm thinking about putting a competition hammer in it. I think that will make it even sweeter.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Heisenberg on March 25, 2017, 09:58:32 PM
Rhart, it really comes down to: Are you happy with what you got for what you paid. If the answer is yes, then it was worth it.  IMO, I'd disagree with all the price breakdown stuff.  Don't try to justify it if you're happy, just shoot it and have fun!  Much of this comes down to preference and a new model with a slightly different design.  I still think the S2 is a little pricey and definitely wouldn't pay a premium for one, but it's a great gun just the same.  Mine came from CZ-USA so no test target here, either. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 25, 2017, 10:05:17 PM
Rhart, it really comes down to: Are you happy with what you got for what you paid. If the answer is yes, then it was worth it.  IMO, I'd disagree with all the price breakdown stuff.  Don't try to justify it if you're happy, just shoot it and have fun!  Much of this comes down to preference and a new model with a slightly different design.  I still think the S2 is a little pricey and definitely wouldn't pay a premium for one, but it's a great gun just the same.  Mine came from CZ-USA so no test target here, either.

Interesting that the S2 guns seem to be shipping from the factory without targets. I'm happy with the gun.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Chilidip on March 26, 2017, 10:54:22 AM

Interesting that the S2 guns seem to be shipping from the factory without targets. I'm happy with the gun.

Both of my Shadow 2's shipped with the exact same type of test target target every other CZ I have bought came with.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 26, 2017, 03:58:10 PM

Interesting that the S2 guns seem to be shipping from the factory without targets. I'm happy with the gun.

Both of my Shadow 2's shipped with the exact same type of test target target every other CZ I have bought came with.

The electronic type test targets or targets with actual bullet holes? Did you get them from CZ Custom or somewhere else?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Chilidip on March 26, 2017, 09:32:46 PM
Electronic test targets.  I'm in Canada so not from CZ Custom.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 26, 2017, 11:13:15 PM
Electronic test targets.  I'm in Canada so not from CZ Custom.

There have been two different posters who didn't go through CZC who say they didn't get test targets. That's strange, since CZ is obviously shpping at least some guns with test targets - to you all in Canada anyway. It doesn't make sense to ship some with and some without. Puzzling...
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: aceman4 on March 26, 2017, 11:38:57 PM
Don't think aceman purchased from czc


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Correct, I didn't purchase from CZC. No test target in the box and I thought it was strange.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Shadow2 on March 29, 2017, 10:35:33 PM
2 shadow 2s .ll some guys are still waiting for the first



Interesting that the S2 guns seem to be shipping from the factory without targets. I'm happy with the gun.

Both of my Shadow 2's shipped with the exact same type of test target target every other CZ I have bought came with.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: SlvrDragon50 on March 29, 2017, 11:23:12 PM
Just got my CZ from CZC. Actual test target with holes.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 29, 2017, 11:34:10 PM
Just got my CZ from CZC. Actual test target with holes.

Did you get an electronic one as well?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on March 30, 2017, 09:06:20 PM
Pulled the trigger on a competition hammer kit from CGW tonight. I couldn't see not having a fancy saddle on a thoroughbred. Also ordered the type 1 disconnector and RPTS with floating trigger pin.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: SlvrDragon50 on March 30, 2017, 11:24:12 PM
Pulled the trigger on a competition hammer kit from CGW tonight. I couldn't see not having a fancy saddle on a thoroughbred. Also ordered the type 1 disconnector and RPTS with floating trigger pin.

Nice! I will likely be ordering a CGW hammer + disco tomorrow. I think I want to hand file my sear, but I am not sure.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on April 02, 2017, 05:00:15 PM
I shot the S2 again last night and it really is a pleasure to shoot. Stuart from CZC told me the CZC target is shot off-hand at 10 yards for checking the sights - dang, I was hoping it was shot at 25 yards.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: spiritfox on May 07, 2017, 09:35:52 AM
I am certainly no expert on competition firearms but the Shadow 2 is certainly the best handgun I've fired.  I'm sure it can do amazing things in the right hand.  But for me, I can really see a difference in my overall accuracy.  I really enjoyed using it yesterday in Steel Challenge--was the first time I felt like I was actually in a competition (only started competing in December).  But this was my best match and I feel the Shadow 2 really did give me more confidence. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: olfarhors on May 07, 2017, 01:03:28 PM
Took my new Shadow 2 to the range  a few days back.
I was very pleasantly surprised (just a little as I own a  Sp-01 Tac).
 the subtle differences in the barrel weight forward, the frame, and the bigger differences of the sights were immediately noticed by me.
the trigger was great and the reset much better than my Sp-01 tac and its not a bad gun by any means.
 had 3-4 accidental double taps  in the first 50 rounds shot due to the light trigger and short reset.
 the gun was very accurate, I ran 200 rounds through it with no problems (as expected).
shot distances ran from 7 yards to 25 yards  and I was pleased with the results.
 I would buy it again after shooting it , so that pretty much sums up how well I like it.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on May 08, 2017, 06:37:30 PM
Took my new Shadow 2 to the range  a few days back.
I was very pleasantly surprised (just a little as I own a  Sp-01 Tac).
 the subtle differences in the barrel weight forward, the frame, and the bigger differences of the sights were immediately noticed by me.
the trigger was great and the reset much better than my Sp-01 tac and its not a bad gun by any means.
 had 3-4 accidental double taps  in the first 50 rounds shot due to the light trigger and short reset.
 the gun was very accurate, I ran 200 rounds through it with no problems (as expected).
shot distances ran from 7 yards to 25 yards  and I was pleased with the results.
 I would buy it again after shooting it , so that pretty much sums up how well I like it.

Same here. The more I shoot it the more satisfied with my purchase I become.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on May 08, 2017, 06:41:06 PM
I am certainly no expert on competition firearms but the Shadow 2 is certainly the best handgun I've fired.  I'm sure it can do amazing things in the right hand.  But for me, I can really see a difference in my overall accuracy.  I really enjoyed using it yesterday in Steel Challenge--was the first time I felt like I was actually in a competition (only started competing in December).  But this was my best match and I feel the Shadow 2 really did give me more confidence.

I think it was O. Henry who wrote a short story titled "The clothes Make the Man" (or something to that effect). The basic premise is that psychologically one shoots better with a high-performance gun (LOL I made that up).
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Thechef1 on May 12, 2017, 11:19:59 AM
Pulled the trigger on a competition hammer kit from CGW tonight. I couldn't see not having a fancy saddle on a thoroughbred. Also ordered the type 1 disconnector and RPTS with floating trigger pin.

Nice! I will likely be ordering a CGW hammer + disco tomorrow. I think I want to hand file my sear, but I am not sure.

How do you like the hammer? I have the CGW t3 disco, ultralite kit, and RPTRS but didn't spring for the hammer yet. My trigger does have some creep and id like to get it more crisp so interested to know it that helps out.

Also I bought mine in the US and it came without any sort of target.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on May 12, 2017, 03:01:08 PM
Pulled the trigger on a competition hammer kit from CGW tonight. I couldn't see not having a fancy saddle on a thoroughbred. Also ordered the type 1 disconnector and RPTS with floating trigger pin.

Nice! I will likely be ordering a CGW hammer + disco tomorrow. I think I want to hand file my sear, but I am not sure.

How do you like the hammer? I have the CGW t3 disco, ultralite kit, and RPTRS but didn't spring for the hammer yet. My trigger does have some creep and id like to get it more crisp so interested to know it that helps out.

Also I bought mine in the US and it came without any sort of target.

I like it a lot. It takes almost all of he creep out and gives a nice crisp break. The race hammer may be even better.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: 1SOW on May 12, 2017, 04:38:25 PM
Rhart,  re your comment about a high end comp. gun and  shooting better:
I do believe having full confidence  in the firearm does make you shoot better.  To live UP to the gun's qualities it drives me to really concentrate on the basics.  To have bad shots with said pistol is embarrassing.
Like JoeL always says,  it's the shooter not the gun. 

But,  great ergonomics and trigger does make it more natural to have good basics.
Sure felt good to me but a little on the heavy side.
Did it affect your draw and shoot times?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: SlvrDragon50 on May 12, 2017, 05:46:46 PM
Pulled the trigger on a competition hammer kit from CGW tonight. I couldn't see not having a fancy saddle on a thoroughbred. Also ordered the type 1 disconnector and RPTS with floating trigger pin.

Nice! I will likely be ordering a CGW hammer + disco tomorrow. I think I want to hand file my sear, but I am not sure.

How do you like the hammer? I have the CGW t3 disco, ultralite kit, and RPTRS but didn't spring for the hammer yet. My trigger does have some creep and id like to get it more crisp so interested to know it that helps out.

Also I bought mine in the US and it came without any sort of target.

Hammer is the first thing I would have upgraded. I don't have my CGW hammer yet as I'm waiting for NP3 coating, but I have my CZC hammer in right now, and it's worlds better than the OEM hammer.

I definitely shoot better with my S2 than my 85C because of the ergos and checkering. I have a much better grip and do not spend as much time reacquiring grip.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on May 12, 2017, 07:21:51 PM
Rhart,  re your comment about a high end comp. gun and  shooting better:
I do believe having full confidence  in the firearm does make you shoot better.  To live UP to the gun's qualities it drives me to really concentrate on the basics.  To have bad shots with said pistol is embarrassing.
Like JoeL always says,  it's the shooter not the gun. 

But,  great ergonomics and trigger does make it more natural to have good basics.
Sure felt good to me but a little on the heavy side.
Did it affect your draw and shoot times?

I really don't notice the weight. I haven't gotten a holster for it yet, since it's not production legal yet so I haven't used it in competition. I have practiced with it and it feels to me like I can control the recoil a little better.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on May 12, 2017, 07:25:22 PM
Pulled the trigger on a competition hammer kit from CGW tonight. I couldn't see not having a fancy saddle on a thoroughbred. Also ordered the type 1 disconnector and RPTS with floating trigger pin.

Nice! I will likely be ordering a CGW hammer + disco tomorrow. I think I want to hand file my sear, but I am not sure.

How do you like the hammer? I have the CGW t3 disco, ultralite kit, and RPTRS but didn't spring for the hammer yet. My trigger does have some creep and id like to get it more crisp so interested to know it that helps out.

Also I bought mine in the US and it came without any sort of target.

Hammer is the first thing I would have upgraded. I don't have my CGW hammer yet as I'm waiting for NP3 coating, but I have my CZC hammer in right now, and it's worlds better than the OEM hammer.

I definitely shoot better with my S2 than my 85C because of the ergos and checkering. I have a much better grip and do not spend as much time reacquiring grip.

I agree. The hammer is probably the most bang for the bucks - especially when combined with a short reset disco.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: andrew1220 on May 14, 2017, 09:22:44 AM
Rhart,  re your comment about a high end comp. gun and  shooting better:
I do believe having full confidence  in the firearm does make you shoot better.  To live UP to the gun's qualities it drives me to really concentrate on the basics.  To have bad shots with said pistol is embarrassing.
Like JoeL always says,  it's the shooter not the gun. 

But,  great ergonomics and trigger does make it more natural to have good basics.
Sure felt good to me but a little on the heavy side.
Did it affect your draw and shoot times?

I really don't notice the weight. I haven't gotten a holster for it yet, since it's not production legal yet so I haven't used it in competition. I have practiced with it and it feels to me like I can control the recoil a little better.

I'm just going to run mine in Limited or Open.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: trigg3r on May 26, 2017, 08:18:44 AM
My Australian delivered S2 came with the electronic test target.

Definitely worth the purchase, absolutely loving it!


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Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on June 06, 2017, 06:15:41 PM
My Australian delivered S2 came with the electronic test target.

Definitely worth the purchase, absolutely loving it!


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What kind of accuracy are you getting out of it?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: trigg3r on June 06, 2017, 07:07:12 PM
Best I've had offhand (one handed ISSF style) at 25m / yards is a 3" group of 5 shots. The gun is way more accurate than I am... haven't benched it yet, but going off that I'm extremely impressed. This was with 115gr PPU LRN ammo.


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Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: olfarhors on June 13, 2017, 02:24:53 PM
 Have shot a few rounds through my Shadow 2 , just  passed 1200 rounds actually, no--nada--zero malfunctions of any kind.
115 RN, 115 HP, 124 Hp.
the weapon has smoothed out quite nicely.
 I recently shot 200 rounds of 115 grain plated RN  from 7 yards to 25 yards ( about an equal number 27-28 at 7-10-12-15-18-21-25 yards) and ended up with a  grouping of about 7- 8 inches (everything in the 9-10 ring) , thats standing unsupported.
I am not a competition shooter  by any means.
IT has turned out to be a very accurate weapon and I imagine that it will get better.
 I will say  that my EAA (Tanfoglio) Elite Match is just as accurate and reliable and cost about half of what the Shadow 2 did, so its likely the best buy.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on June 14, 2017, 04:11:35 PM
Have shot a few rounds through my Shadow 2 , just  passed 1200 rounds actually, no--nada--zero malfunctions of any kind.
115 RN, 115 HP, 124 Hp.
the weapon has smoothed out quite nicely.
 I recently shot 200 rounds of 115 grain plated RN  from 7 yards to 25 yards ( about an equal number 27-28 at 7-10-12-15-18-21-25 yards) and ended up with a  grouping of about 7- 8 inches (everything in the 9-10 ring) , thats standing unsupported.
I am not a competition shooter  by any means.
IT has turned out to be a very accurate weapon and I imagine that it will get better.
 I will say  that my EAA (Tanfoglio) Elite Match is just as accurate and reliable and cost about half of what the Shadow 2 did, so its likely the best buy.

I've got somewhere around 1500 rounds through mine without any malfunctions - shooting mostly 147 grain RN from Freedom Munitions. I shot my first match with it this past Sunday and it performed well. I saw a Tanfoglio at the local LGS a year or so ago, but it was in the $950 range - not sure about the specific model (was stainless), but it looked a lot like the S2 IIRC. I would have probably bought it, but it was gone when I went back to take a second look about a week later.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: m1a_scoutguy on June 22, 2017, 01:31:45 PM
Took my new Shadow 2 to the range  a few days back.
I was very pleasantly surprised (just a little as I own a  Sp-01 Tac).
 the subtle differences in the barrel weight forward, the frame, and the bigger differences of the sights were immediately noticed by me.
the trigger was great and the reset much better than my Sp-01 tac and its not a bad gun by any means.
 had 3-4 accidental double taps  in the first 50 rounds shot due to the light trigger and short reset.
 the gun was very accurate, I ran 200 rounds through it with no problems (as expected).
shot distances ran from 7 yards to 25 yards  and I was pleased with the results.
 I would buy it again after shooting it , so that pretty much sums up how well I like it.

Hey guys I was going to start a New thread but was reading this and caught the comparison above so thought I would throw a few questions at ya !  I have a SP-01 Tac in 9mm already and LOVE it but I WANT a S2 !! No other reason other than "wanting" ! I shoot limited competition,,some IDPA and some USPSA but am kinda tired of the whole scene . So with that said it will be a range gun and goofing around mostly,shooting steel @ my buddies range but being that it is USPSA legal I would use it for that on the occasion that I go to a match. So with that said is the weight/undercut frame and extra goodies in it worth the difference compared to just sending my SP-01 Tac to Cajun GW and give it the full Pro Pak. Money is "always" a problem but for what its worth I have the $$$ for the S2 @ the moment but just wondering if the CGW Pro Kit will be close and give me similar results . There is no accuracy issues at all with my SP-01 so its will be mostly trigger work and the other things that the CGWs kit offers. With the $$$ I save I can buy more mags and reloading goodies, ;D,,LOL Anyways tell me what ya think when ya get a min and I appreciate any thoughts or ideals.  :)

Same here. The more I shoot it the more satisfied with my purchase I become.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on June 23, 2017, 07:11:45 PM
Took my new Shadow 2 to the range  a few days back.
I was very pleasantly surprised (just a little as I own a  Sp-01 Tac).
 the subtle differences in the barrel weight forward, the frame, and the bigger differences of the sights were immediately noticed by me.
the trigger was great and the reset much better than my Sp-01 tac and its not a bad gun by any means.
 had 3-4 accidental double taps  in the first 50 rounds shot due to the light trigger and short reset.
 the gun was very accurate, I ran 200 rounds through it with no problems (as expected).
shot distances ran from 7 yards to 25 yards  and I was pleased with the results.
 I would buy it again after shooting it , so that pretty much sums up how well I like it.

Hey guys I was going to start a New thread but was reading this and caught the comparison above so thought I would throw a few questions at ya !  I have a SP-01 Tac in 9mm already and LOVE it but I WANT a S2 !! No other reason other than "wanting" ! I shoot limited competition,,some IDPA and some USPSA but am kinda tired of the whole scene . So with that said it will be a range gun and goofing around mostly,shooting steel @ my buddies range but being that it is USPSA legal I would use it for that on the occasion that I go to a match. So with that said is the weight/undercut frame and extra goodies in it worth the difference compared to just sending my SP-01 Tac to Cajun GW and give it the full Pro Pak. Money is "always" a problem but for what its worth I have the $$$ for the S2 @ the moment but just wondering if the CGW Pro Kit will be close and give me similar results . There is no accuracy issues at all with my SP-01 so its will be mostly trigger work and the other things that the CGWs kit offers. With the $$$ I save I can buy more mags and reloading goodies, ;D,,LOL Anyways tell me what ya think when ya get a min and I appreciate any thoughts or ideals.  :)

Same here. The more I shoot it the more satisfied with my purchase I become.

I had an SP01 with a CZC Accu-bushing and an SP01 Shadow (both really nice guns) and I bought the S2 instead of doing more to either of them - glad I did now.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: m1a_scoutguy on June 24, 2017, 12:53:31 AM
Yea I know I won't regret it that's for sure ! Just looking at other options,,LOL I should just buy it and be done with it ! Thanks for the reply.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Raining_Brass on June 29, 2017, 07:44:54 PM
Are the guns that are tested at the factory shot by a human or ransom rest?
My Shadow 2's test target says the group is 54mm which equates to a 2.1" group at 25 yards. That seems like an absolutely incredible group for a factory gun. That's Accu Shadow territory. Am I reading the test target incorrectly?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: TruckinThumper on June 30, 2017, 11:14:30 AM
Are the guns that are tested at the factory shot by a human or ransom rest?
My Shadow 2's test target says the group is 54mm which equates to a 2.1" group at 25 yards. That seems like an absolutely incredible group for a factory gun. That's Accu Shadow territory. Am I reading the test target incorrectly?

Dont know, but I can hit an A zone size steel plate at 50 yards.....that maybe 5" tall x 3" wide.

The pistol is extremely accurate.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Raining_Brass on June 30, 2017, 11:21:45 AM
Haven't shot mine yet but I'm very pleased with it from dry firing about 500 times. I'm not as good of a shot as my test target shows so I know the gun will be more than accurate enough for me!
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on June 30, 2017, 06:32:04 PM
Are the guns that are tested at the factory shot by a human or ransom rest?
My Shadow 2's test target says the group is 54mm which equates to a 2.1" group at 25 yards. That seems like an absolutely incredible group for a factory gun. That's Accu Shadow territory. Am I reading the test target incorrectly?

Those who have visited the factory say humans shoot off a bench rest.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Raining_Brass on July 05, 2017, 09:14:32 AM
Shadow 2 - Worth it?


I say hell yes after shooting mine for the first time. First mag through it I punched out a 1" dot torture hole with zero fliers at 7 yards - with very minimal effort and a fairly quick rate of fire. Gun continued to impress me the rest of the range trip. I don't shoot any of my other pistols nearly as well as this gun.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on July 05, 2017, 03:09:12 PM
Shadow 2 - Worth it?


I say hell yes after shooting mine for the first time. First mag through it I punched out a 1" dot torture hole with zero fliers at 7 yards - with very minimal effort and a fairly quick rate of fire. Gun continued to impress me the rest of the range trip. I don't shoot any of my other pistols nearly as well as this gun.

Outstanding! Glad you are pleased with it.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: olfarhors on July 09, 2017, 09:20:31 PM
MY Shadow 2 has settled in nicely , I am at about 6-700 rounds I would guess.
 I have been shooting a 25 yard 50 round grouping of about 5-6 inches.
thats good for me and as good as any of my 1911's and better than my 97BD or Sp-01.
its about on par with my Tanfoglio Elite match in 38 Super.
it has been flawless in operation with a variety of  projectiles.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on July 26, 2017, 08:51:33 AM
MY Shadow 2 has settled in nicely , I am at about 6-700 rounds I would guess.
 I have been shooting a 25 yard 50 round grouping of about 5-6 inches.
thats good for me and as good as any of my 1911's and better than my 97BD or Sp-01.
its about on par with my Tanfoglio Elite match in 38 Super.
it has been flawless in operation with a variety of  projectiles.

Good for you. Mine has been flawless as well with everything but FM 147 grain JHPs, which failed the plunk test so I haven't shot them in it - it does eat up the FM 147 gr. RN ammo though. I am somewhere around 2,000 rounds downrange with the S2. I did manage to get one 25-yard, 5-shot group that was a little over 1" one time with it, off a bench rest using 115 gr. JHP ammo from FM. I've never shot a 50-round group at 25-yards, though I may try it now.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Raining_Brass on July 26, 2017, 03:50:14 PM
MY Shadow 2 has settled in nicely , I am at about 6-700 rounds I would guess.
 I have been shooting a 25 yard 50 round grouping of about 5-6 inches.
thats good for me and as good as any of my 1911's and better than my 97BD or Sp-01.
its about on par with my Tanfoglio Elite match in 38 Super.
it has been flawless in operation with a variety of  projectiles.

Good for you. Mine has been flawless as well with everything but FM 147 grain JHPs, which failed the plunk test so I haven't shot them in it - it does eat up the FM 147 gr. RN ammo though. I am somewhere around 2,000 rounds downrange with the S2. I did manage to get one 25-yard, 5-shot group that was a little over 1" one time with it, off a bench rest using 115 gr. JHP ammo from FM. I've never shot a 50-round group at 25-yards, though I may try it now.
Holy ****.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on July 26, 2017, 08:31:25 PM
Ha, ha. That was one out of 50 or 60 groups. I wish I could do it every time... or every other time... or once every 5 times...
I got lucky and matched the 1.3" factory group with my SP01 Shadow - only once though - and the group looked very similar to the factory target pattern. The guns can do it every time I believe - I can't.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: olfarhors on July 28, 2017, 12:50:31 PM
I am an old man, about half blind now.
 I occasionally shoot just for 5 shot accuracy as another forum that I belong to has a monthly competition.
 but honestly I shoot for self defense, even my Shadow II, my Elite Match, and even my better quality 1911's, but I do like to know that I can hit at extended ranges IF I need to.
I shoot pretty much exclusively standing unsupported.
took a regular EAA witness to the range yesterday, fired 100 rounds of 10 MM at ranges from 7 -25 yards and everything was in the 9-10 ring except for one 7 ring in the upper left shoulder area.
 I can live with that and am satisfied IF I can keep everything in the 8 ring at extended distances.
 it is impressive what some people can shoot with a good set up though.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: monadhclann on August 22, 2017, 09:02:50 PM
I just got it today, but I'd say yes (I posted a pic of it, but it was just too big to leave it)
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: RenegadeDave on October 04, 2017, 01:53:40 PM
I am selling off my Shadow Custom's to get a second one. 

These frames are amazing - trigger is decent out of the box - enough to where maybe springs will be "enough" to square it away. 

Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: olfarhors on October 10, 2017, 04:06:51 PM
Goodness this Shadow -2 just keeps getting better and better for me.
 accuracy has  gotten better at longer distances as well.
 shot 50 rounds of defensive practice  5-7-15 yards  and everything was in the dead center  forehead and  heart with about 3-4 inch groups, about half of this was  2 to COM and 1 to forehead at a quick pace.
the thing just lingers on target when its shot.
I likely.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: TonyB on October 25, 2017, 10:31:12 PM

<SNIP>

I thought the best way to figure it out was to consider what it would take to make the Shadow1 like the S2 (all prices are guestimates):
Front and back strap checkering  - $150
Rear sight - $50
Long slide - $? (longer barrel alone is probably around $200)
Undercut trigger - $150
Re-finish after checkering and trigger undercutting - $150

<SNIP>
Using those figures it's absolutely worth it ... As a newbie that finds the Shadow2 to be a very handsome pistol, and at the top of my "want list" and I'm looking forward to the  coming gunshows and hunting down other CZ's, epically the 75's and similar models.

I'm really enjoying reading this and similar posts.

Other than a CZ52 I've owned for 20+ years and an 82 I've had for 10 or so years, I'm newish to the CZ line ...
I was an early adopter of the Scorpion EVO; it brought the CZ line back into consideration. I picked up a VZ 61 & 62, the Bren 805 PS1 (which it and the EVO I SBR'd) and most recently picked up a CZ 75 TS ... To say I'm smitten with the CZ line would be an understatement.
I find them all to be well built but the newer models to be very comfortable to use, with the exception of the Bren cheekrest ... To remedy this I'm looking into an adapter that would allow a Bushmaster ACR stock.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: FightClub on November 08, 2017, 07:56:11 PM
Is it worth it? I picked up mine today, so maybe I'm not yet well qualified to comment. And all I have to compare it to is my SP-01 Tactical. And P-01. And Compact. And a RAMI and P-07 from the past. It's certainly far more capable than I am, and I feel like over time, I'll rise to its level. No regrets at all.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Ferris13 on November 12, 2017, 11:14:02 PM
Have the original shadow and just recently purchased the shadow 2.  For me it’s absolutely been worth it.  Love my Shadow but only complaint was the size of the grip felt small from front to back strap.  The slightly bigger grip along with the aggressive checkering really locks my grip in place. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Inspector 12 on December 16, 2017, 12:03:53 AM
Just picked up a Shadow 2 today, no target included in mine.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: FightClub on December 16, 2017, 11:36:01 AM
Make your own target. ;)
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Zigzag on January 17, 2018, 06:11:26 PM
I got my S2 about a month ago and REALLY like it. I saw a story about them several months ago and really wanted to check one out and when I did out came the credit card lol.it makes my look like a much better shooter than I am this is my first CZ and it's definitely a keeper. I'll be gland when winters over so I can get to the range more
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: chenjeffus on January 25, 2018, 03:01:00 AM
I got my S 2 while back. while I am loving this gun, but it is not allow for IDPA because of its weight.   $880 for shadow 1 is very very good deal.   I don't think we can never find deal like that again. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: kmanick on January 31, 2018, 09:37:32 PM
I took delivery of my shadow 2 last Friday. My very first CZ.
No test target in mine either.
This is my first DA/SA gun , I have been a predominantly M&P, H&K, "guy", and I must say this
is the most accurate and fun gun to shoot out of the box I've ever had the pleasure of owning.
getting some LOK palm swells delivered on Friday and am good to go.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: JLla84 on February 01, 2018, 09:20:22 AM
Just shot my Shadow 2 for the first time, wow...

an absolute yes, totally worth it... im blown away.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on February 01, 2018, 04:34:25 PM
I've got close to 3,000 flawless rounds through my S2 at this point and I have no regrets about spending the money.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: MoRivera on February 03, 2018, 11:11:56 PM
It took me a bit to get my hand used to the grip and the more 'raked' pointing angle.  It feels like a different gun altogether than an SP-01 or any CZ75-based pistol that I'm more familiar with, and I find that I prefer narrower grips on it rather than fuller ones on an SP-01. Probably because the Shadow 2's grip feels longer from-to-back.  Actually started having a little buyer's remorse, as there was a bit of an 'ergonomic learning curve', if you will.

But man, once I started shooting it and the sights just fell back on the spot so quickly and easily, there was no question it was worth it.  Rather than a 'production' gun, this is my steel/plates gun for which I think a more 'target-style' pistol excels.  But it also draws really well and gets on target fast.  I love it and just got it converted to SAO with an Armory Craft trigger.  The Shadow 2 has been one of my best pistol purchases, could not be happier with it.

(https://image.ibb.co/iWwi9R/Trig1.jpg)
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on February 04, 2018, 03:13:34 AM
It took me a bit to get my hand used to the grip and the more 'raked' pointing angle.  It feels like a different gun altogether than an SP-01 or any CZ75-based pistol that I'm more familiar with, and I find that I prefer narrower grips on it rather than fuller ones on an SP-01. Probably because the Shadow 2's grip feels longer from-to-back.  Actually started having a little buyer's remorse, as there was a bit of an 'ergonomic learning curve', if you will.

But man, once I started shooting it and the sights just fell back on the spot so quickly and easily, there was no question it was worth it.  Rather than a 'production' gun, this is my steel/plates gun for which I think a more 'target-style' pistol excels.  But it also draws really well and gets on target fast.  I love it and just got it converted to SAO with an Armory Craft trigger.  The Shadow 2 has been one of my best pistol purchases, could not be happier with it.

(https://image.ibb.co/iWwi9R/Trig1.jpg)

Interesting grips - you like them?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: MoRivera on February 04, 2018, 09:58:42 AM

Interesting grips - you like them?
I do very much, as they have some swell/contour in the palm area unlike the thin/flat stock ones, and the checkering has very good grip.  LOK Palm Swells feel good too, but I like those better on my SP-01.  I have another set of of funky aluminum grips coming in from overseas just to try, made by M-Arms, and they are flat but thicker, but they'd have to be pretty great to replace these.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: SigWolf on April 08, 2018, 10:42:12 AM
The Shadow 2 I recently purchased new did not come with a test target. The TS I bought used did.
Title: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: cntrydawwwg on April 08, 2018, 01:47:02 PM
Did you look under the foam in the top of the lid?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: colt45acp on April 19, 2018, 05:44:54 AM
In the past I've already owned several SP01s, and last year I rushed to get the SHADOW 2.
In my opinion it's a great pistol, heavier than the SP01 and absolutely steady when shooting;   I did not like the rear slide serrations too small and unpractical to grab.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: kmanick on April 19, 2018, 10:36:58 AM
I absolutely love my shadow 2, I wish they would offer an SAO version of it so I could use it in Production.
I've  found that I really do prefer a straight flat trigger (I have one my M&P pc 9L apex flat faced forward sear set)
it makes (for me anyway) double taps much easier to execute at speed and stay on target.
I've been tempted to mod mine but then i wouldn't have a Production gun for USPSA    :'(
The Target II should be available as SAO  as well. (IMO)
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: JLla84 on April 19, 2018, 10:38:23 AM
I absolutely love my shadow 2, I wish they would offer an SAO version of it so I could use it in Production.
I've  found that I really do prefer a straight flat trigger (I have one my M&P pc 9L apex flat faced forward sear set)
it makes (for me anyway) double taps much easier to execute at speed and stay on target.
I've been tempted to mod mine but then i wouldn't have a Production gun for USPSA    :'(
The Target II should be available as SAO  as well. (IMO)

I agree its an epic firearm.

Also, you can use it in production??  :-\
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: kmanick on April 19, 2018, 10:49:46 AM
If it's not modded I can. I f I change it to SAO I can't, but if it comes as a production "model" from CZ it just needs to be added to the approved list

I absolutely love my shadow 2, I wish they would offer an SAO version of it so I could use it in Production.
I've  found that I really do prefer a straight flat trigger (I have one my M&P pc 9L apex flat faced forward sear set)
it makes (for me anyway) double taps much easier to execute at speed and stay on target.
I've been tempted to mod mine but then i wouldn't have a Production gun for USPSA    :'(
The Target II should be available as SAO  as well. (IMO)

I agree its an epic firearm.

Also, you can use it in production??  :-\
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on April 19, 2018, 01:20:41 PM
You know, I'm amazed that CGW or someone hasn't developed a flat-faced trigger, or a flatter-faced trigger, similar to what the P07/09 has for use on DA pistols since so many rave about them.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: six on April 24, 2018, 11:45:01 AM
If it's not modded I can. I f I change it to SAO I can't, but if it comes as a production "model" from CZ it just needs to be added to the approved list


Production rules state that "handguns with external hammers must be fully decocked at the start signal."

SAO guns are mostly used in other divisions, where the rules state that you can start cocked and locked.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: George16 on April 24, 2018, 12:03:40 PM
I wonder if the P07/P09 trigger will work on the Shadow 2? I want a flatter than stock but not the flat trigger currently available right now. I bought a recurve trigger, heated and straightened it ou a little bit and installed it on my Shadow 2. Works well.

I also  an old 85c trigger and plan to heat and straightened it out a bit and replaced the modified recurve trigger I’m currently using right now along with the T3 disconnector.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: kmanick on April 25, 2018, 08:31:32 AM
If it's not modded I can. I f I change it to SAO I can't, but if it comes as a production "model" from CZ it just needs to be added to the approved list


Production rules state that "handguns with external hammers must be fully decocked at the start signal."

SAO guns are mostly used in other divisions, where the rules state that you can start cocked and locked.


correct I shot my first USPS match this past weekend and it was at the tail end of a 2 day USPSA "camp"
SAO is not allowed in Production  :(
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: six on April 25, 2018, 01:03:28 PM

correct I shot my first USPS match this past weekend and it was at the tail end of a 2 day USPSA "camp"
SAO is not allowed in Production  :(

There's not really any need to mess with SAO conversions or anything like that.

Right out of the box, the Shadow 2 is an extremely competitive Production gun. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: JLla84 on April 25, 2018, 01:07:43 PM

correct I shot my first USPS match this past weekend and it was at the tail end of a 2 day USPSA "camp"
SAO is not allowed in Production  :(

There's not really any need to mess with SAO conversions or anything like that.

Right out of the box, the Shadow 2 is an extremely competitive Production gun.
i agree, its great as is... the one thing i want to change is put the full size safety on and get rid of some play/take up in the single action...  otherwise, its excellent. when shooting 147gr, the thing doesn't move!
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: six on April 25, 2018, 01:18:38 PM
i agree, its great as is... the one thing i want to change is put the full size safety on and get rid of some play/take up in the single action...  otherwise, its excellent. when shooting 147gr, the thing doesn't move!

The thing I like most about the S2 is how tolerant it is of match ammo.

I've got friends who shoot striker guns in Production, and they sometimes complain about light ammo (125-130 PF) not being able to reliably cycle their slide. 

My gun chews through the exact same ammo without a hiccup. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: kmanick on April 25, 2018, 01:28:28 PM
i agree, its great as is... the one thing i want to change is put the full size safety on and get rid of some play/take up in the single action...  otherwise, its excellent. when shooting 147gr, the thing doesn't move!

I agree with soft shooting 147gr it's almost like shooting  hot .22LR
my buddy has been loading his own 147 that barely meets minor and it's just amazing how soft the S2 shoots with it.
I think I'm going to split costs with him and get him to roll me 1000 of them :)
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: George16 on April 25, 2018, 05:08:35 PM
Here’s my shadow 2 with the straightened recurve trigger. I also drilled, tapped and installed a pretravel screw in it along with the installation of the T3 disconnector.

Stock shadow 2 trigger.

(https://s5.postimg.cc/in5i5pqh3/CD24_C589-_ED70-421_E-8085-_E53_D8_EA55_D94.jpg)


Modified recurve trigger:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/8puhcpo13/BE0_EEF6_F-_E0_DE-42_BE-87_E6-_BBC3062_EB524.jpg)


You’ll notice that the trigger’s static location has moved rear wards. It moved rear wards by about 5/16”.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on April 28, 2018, 06:37:51 AM
Here’s my shadow 2 with the straightened recurve trigger.

Modified recurve trigger:

(https://s5.postimg.cc/8puhcpo13/BE0_EEF6_F-_E0_DE-42_BE-87_E6-_BBC3062_EB524.jpg)


You’ll notice that the trigger’s static location has moved rear wards. It moved rear wards by about 5/16”.

I'm really liking this. When you straightened the curve out, did you have to trim the bottom of the trigger to prevent it from dragging on the trigger guard (especially near the rear of the trigger guard where it starts to curve upwards)? I don't use over-travel screws since mine doesn't have much overtravel.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: colt45acp on May 19, 2018, 09:41:49 AM
...   and since the SHADOW 2  is not allowed in IDPA today I bought another SP01.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: JLla84 on June 08, 2018, 07:17:51 PM
Ive felt SP-01 shadow custom triggers and they have nothing on stock Shadow 2 triggers let alone my tuned Shadow 2 trigger... yea
ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT...

@COLT45ACP: you're missing out... and USPSA>IDPA
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: John_ on July 05, 2018, 08:41:37 AM
Is not the Shadow2 now allowed to compete in the IDPA?

Thought I read somewhere in all my very recent research on the Shadow2, the IDPA is now allowing the fat girl to play?  Yes/No?
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Joe Allen on July 05, 2018, 10:38:31 AM
ESP is still limited to 43 oz.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: John_ on July 05, 2018, 11:25:35 AM
Thx. Not what I hoped to read.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Stojanovich on July 07, 2018, 07:55:37 PM
I'm not really much of a competition shooter anymore.  I do enjoy the occasional steel plate and bowling pin match on the weekends but, to me, the Shadow 2 is worth-it in many more ways than just an improved version of the original Shadow.  People who have never come within 20 miles of a pistol match are buying the Shadow 2 simply because it's fun, easy to shoot and ungodly accurate.  Combine that with the usual CZ ergonomics and the fact that it's 9mm (and still comparatively cheap to shoot), the Shadow 2's appeal is no surprise to me at all.  It's a winner.  It's just another CZ that people, like me, gotta add to their collections.

I held out for quite awhile to see if somebody would sell/trade one but, I have yet to see a used Shadow 2 anywhere in my local area and something told me to step-up while I still could.  And I did.  This new Shadow 2 is my 5th CZ pistol since 2016 and I'm sure it won't be my last.         
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: M1A4ME on July 07, 2018, 08:49:09 PM
I saw a couple of them at the gun show this morning.  One was just over $1100 and the other $100 cheaper (my son remarked on that so he must have been looking at them, he pointed out all three of the Tactical Sports we saw, too, so maybe he just noticing non-standard CZ's).

They are nice looking pistols, but I don't buy for looks.  I looked at them, too.  Then I wondered if they would shoot better groups (if I could shoot better groups) with one than my P09 9MM shoots.  I didn't believe that would be the case and that's what keeps me from buying one.

I did see an Urban Gray CZ75 Omega though.  I still want to bring one home with me so I had to walk away and not look back.  Again, nice looking, but I don't think it will outshoot the P09.  Pretty, pretty, pretty.  But that's not enough.  For me.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: dbarn on July 28, 2018, 07:56:36 AM
Having a CGW SP-01 Tactical, have to admit initially I was not all that impressed with the Shadow 2 and was having buyers remorse.

The accuracy was not all that great in mine and there was some creep in the single action mode. The front sight became loose. There are also a couple of casting flaws in the frame. This is a 2018 black grip version.

However, I'm glad I did not give up on it. Found slop in the barrel bushing (very thin) and replaced with the CGW 10X. Also hand polished the internals. Replaced the recoil spring with 11lb and found the stock chrome hammer spring worked best. All the front sight needed was to remove and reinstall the pin with the new bushing. Now rock solid. Also went with the new Shadow 2 thin bogies from LOK.

It's now one of my most accurate, smooth, and favorite handguns.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: Sango on August 01, 2018, 01:51:08 AM
It’s definitely worth it in my opinion. It’s the finest firearm I’ve ever owned, right out of the box. I went to the range after buying it today, and already can’t wait to go back (going again tomorrow)


Anyone who is on the fence about making the plunge; go for it, you won’t regret it.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: rhart on August 11, 2018, 05:50:36 AM
The S2 is about the only pistol I shoot since I bought it. It stays in my range bag along with my Kadet kit on a CZ 85 frame. Sometimes I don't even shoot the Kadet - just the S2. Lately I've been trying to force myself to shoot other guns and so I put my all steel railed CZ compact in the bag as well.
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: photog22740 on August 17, 2018, 05:46:09 PM
I just got mine today, so I haven't fired it.  HOWEVER, I have never held a pistol that fits the hand better, points more naturally, and has better balance.  And, on top of that, it's just stunningly beautiful.  Photos don't begin to give it justice.  I'm thinking if i only could have one pistol, this would be it. 
Title: Re: Shadow2 - Worth It?
Post by: John_ on August 17, 2018, 06:53:57 PM
I picked up my new S2 Tuesday from my FFL. Ran ~250 rounds thru it the next morning. Not a single issue. My first CZ, the S2 is the finest pistol i have owned in 25 years. Fit, finish, execution, and accuracy are all superb. It is a masterpiece.

This morning I ordered reduced power hammer spring, RP trigger return spring, xtended FP and spring, hardened and polished trigger pin, all CGW parts. Plan is new parts and polish certain components. Primary objective is to reduce that 10# DA pull to something more manageable. SA pull is fine as it is.