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Offline Stafford

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What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« on: November 05, 2019, 11:59:41 AM »
Trying to decide what will be my first CZ purchase:

Tried a stock Shadow 2 and loved everything about it - except it isn't allowed in IDPA.

The SP-01 Shadow Target II looks to be good in both USPSA Production and also IDPA in either SSP or ESP. - haven't shot one and it is the most expensive.

The CGW SP-01 is the least expensive and could be used in USPSA Production and IDPA ESP. But, it also has a 10 week wait.

Other factors: I don't shoot IDPA much - I would probably shoot a max of 5-6 times per year and I could just use my plastic defensive pistols, which is what I'm currently doing.

Of the three choices, I've only tried the Shadow 2 and it was great. Almost too good to be true compared to my Glocks and M&P pistols.

Offline igolfat8

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 10:17:48 PM »
The Shadow 2 is a GREAT pistol. The frame fits smaller hands better than the SP-01 which is slightly larger and a better fit for large hands. You can have the slide milled to make weight for IDPA if that is important? The Shadow 2 has a much better trigger out of the box. Sorry but I can’t offer any comparison on the target model.

Offline SEAKPhotog

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 02:39:34 PM »
I can't speak to the Shadow or Target but I did just recently have CGW install their pro package in my SP-01 Tactical/Decocker, along with milling it for and installing an SRO RDS. Wow!  Just wow. I loved the gun before (I have medium hands and the SP01 fits just right - like it's made for me, especially with "shelf" on the original and some after market grips on which my shooting hand thumb rests perfectly).  Now with the CGW package, it's a whole new level of unnatural handgun love. Amazing DA and SA - smooth and precise.  And the SRO simply rocks.

Offline 1steelshooter

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 11:18:45 PM »
To the OP if you haven't bought a gun yet you can get a two tone sp-01 shadow for $828 at CZ Custom. I have two of them in all black and they are good guns.

https://czcustom.com/new-firearms/cz-75-sp01-shadow-9mm-91155-duo-tone-cz-custom-exclusive.html
« Last Edit: November 16, 2019, 07:17:42 PM by 1steelshooter »

Offline viking499

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 01:48:30 PM »
The Shadow 2 is a GREAT pistol. The frame fits smaller hands better than the SP-01 which is slightly larger and a better fit for large hands. You can have the slide milled to make weight for IDPA if that is important? The Shadow 2 has a much better trigger out of the box. Sorry but I can’t offer any comparison on the target model.

What is different about it that allows it to fit smaller hands?

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2019, 09:16:37 PM »
The Shadow 2 is a GREAT pistol. The frame fits smaller hands better than the SP-01 which is slightly larger and a better fit for large hands. You can have the slide milled to make weight for IDPA if that is important? The Shadow 2 has a much better trigger out of the box. Sorry but I can’t offer any comparison on the target model.

What? The S2 frame is objectively larger than the SP01.


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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 01:26:30 AM »
anybody know the weight of SP-01 shadow orange ?   it should be less than shadow2 but by how much?

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2019, 09:53:46 PM »
The Shadow 2 is a GREAT pistol. The frame fits smaller hands better than the SP-01 which is slightly larger and a better fit for large hands. You can have the slide milled to make weight for IDPA if that is important? The Shadow 2 has a much better trigger out of the box. Sorry but I can’t offer any comparison on the target model.


Uhh...  you must have the two pistols mixed up.  The SP01 has a smaller grip and would fit smaller hands better than the S2.

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2019, 07:59:38 AM »
anybody know the weight of SP-01 shadow orange ?   it should be less than shadow2 but by how much?

I believe the Shadow Orange (SKU 91764) is 38.5 +/- oz. I just weighed mine which has an optic plate and a Venom RDS mounted and it weights 40.5 oz.

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Re: What to purchase: Shadow 2, Target II, CGW SP-01?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2019, 10:14:07 PM »
I had same quandary about which to get for IDPA. Finally decided they all shoot better than I do so I ordered an SP-01 tactical from CGW. I have a stock shadow 2 so I'll see how they compare when I get it.