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Offline 2morechains

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Re: Shadow 2, got mine!
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2019, 07:55:04 PM »
I broke the 1,000 rnd mark today.  Four range sessions and two USPSA matches. 

We had light showers at the match today so I figured this was as good a time as any to clean the gun.  Other than the initial cleaning to remove the factory grease I just kept adding oil everytime I shot it. 

Upon close inspection, everything is wearing in just fine and ticking over like a handmade clock.  Even the shock buff (decided to leave it in to see how long it lasts) shows only minor indentation where the back of the recoil rod tunnel is hitting it.  I can’t believe the buff still looks like it did when the gun was new. 

I also measured my trigger pulls:  DA right at 7 lbs, SA is 2.5 lbs.  This is 1/2 lb lower in DA (average of 5 pulls) and 1/4 lb lower in SA mode.  This is with no internal polishing.  When doing slow precise firing I am noticing that the SA is more of a roll than a crisp break.  Debating if the CGW or CZC comp hammer will give me more of a distinct wall, but to be honest I don’t notice it at match speed.  I’ll probably leave it alone for now unless I succumb to the itch to find out. 

After shooting 8” plates at 25 yds and mini popppers at 35 I did order a Dawson .100”W x .240”T fiber optic front sight.  The stock front sight is probably fine for 90% of the shots I see at matches, but a little narrower front sight is what all my other guns have and I can tell a difference in matches.  Plus I like how Dawson counterbores the front of the fiber optic pocket so you get a nice crisp outline as opposed to the flat face on the OEM.

As far as match performance, I’m finishing about where I normally finish compared to other guys I shoot with regularly despite dropping down to a low-cap division.  Unfortunately theres not a lot of Prod heat at my local matches, but I’m shooting a few majors later this spring/summer so will see where I end up.  I have to say, shooting Carry Optics for a while helped me with shooting on the move and I’m bringing that back to my iron sight shooting. 

Maybe it’s the new gun-itis, but I’m enjoying the heck out shooting this gun, dry firing like a mad man, and enjoying shooting Production division again. 

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Re: Shadow 2, got mine!
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2019, 10:47:13 AM »
Subbing to this thread.

Im about 90% sure im buying a Shadow in the next few months (with the occasional voice saying a G34 is a better move for my natural pointing/recoil control)

Im really just bouncing between a stock with springs or buy once cry once and getting a Cajun built one.

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Re: Shadow 2, got mine!
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2019, 01:51:49 AM »
I guess I haven’t really kept up with this thread... suffice to say, I’ve been shooting it pretty steady.  Usually a match every weekend, with a practice session mid-week (work and weather permitting).  And dry-fire, a lot of dry fire. 

Only other thing I’ve changed about the pistol was adding a pair of Lok Bogies grips.  Two reasons, the aluminums were a little slick (Bogies are definitely NOT slick), and the other reason is during winter months the metal grips are cold!  Only complaint with the texturing of the Bogies is needing to build up more caluses on my strong hand finger tips.  I grip the gun pretty hard with my support hand, and that pressure crushes my strong hand finger tips into the grips, leaving Bogie indentations. 

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Re: Shadow 2, got mine!
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2019, 01:55:09 AM »
Subbing to this thread.

Im about 90% sure im buying a Shadow in the next few months (with the occasional voice saying a G34 is a better move for my natural pointing/recoil control)

Im really just bouncing between a stock with springs or buy once cry once and getting a Cajun built one.

You could just get the Shadow 2, do the spring swaps and shoot it for a while to see if you need any additional tuning work.  And later, if you do, sending it off to CGW for them to do their magic is always an option.  Plus you’d spread the cost out some and probably be about where you’d be total cost-wise. 

If you’re on the fence between a Glock 34 and Shadow 2, try shooting them side by side.  I do own a G34, and for me there’s no comparison.  I can run the trigger much faster, track the sight better, and am more accurate with the Shadow 2. 

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Re: Shadow 2, got mine!
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 07:51:19 AM »
Subbing to this thread.

Im about 90% sure im buying a Shadow in the next few months (with the occasional voice saying a G34 is a better move for my natural pointing/recoil control)

Im really just bouncing between a stock with springs or buy once cry once and getting a Cajun built one.

You could just get the Shadow 2, do the spring swaps and shoot it for a while to see if you need any additional tuning work.  And later, if you do, sending it off to CGW for them to do their magic is always an option.  Plus you’d spread the cost out some and probably be about where you’d be total cost-wise. 

If you’re on the fence between a Glock 34 and Shadow 2, try shooting them side by side.  I do own a G34, and for me there’s no comparison.  I can run the trigger much faster, track the sight better, and am more accurate with the Shadow 2.

Didnt get a chance to shoot them side by side, however I got to fondle both at a local match. The G34 had a Johnny Glock trigger job and a few other mods, and the S2 was stock. (Got to shoot a .40 TSO though.)

The 34 felt ok, the trigger was comparable to my HBI P10C. The S2/TSO just felt like they were in a league of their own and my hand just molded right into the grip exactly how I wanted it to. They were heavy, but it just felt like it would be more enjoyable to shoot and train with in the long run.

One thing that I definitely will need to practice is hammer drops. I tried it on the S2 with my thumb and promptly let it slip. Unloaded, stock hammer spring.

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Re: Shadow 2, got mine!
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2019, 05:16:24 PM »
I use the “thumb roll” technique as opposed to the “pinch method” to lower the hammer.  Placing the thumb between hammer and slide and rolling it out of the way as the hammer comes down seems less disaster prone than pinching the hammer and possibly having it slip between your fingers if sweaty or wet.