CZ-USA has announced it is now importing an optic-ready addition to its Shadow 2 line of competition-grade pistols to the U.S. market. The new CZ Shadow 2 OR is an optic-ready pistol aimed squarely at providing target shooters who compete within the United States Practical Association’s (USPSA) Carry Optics division with a rugged pistol engineered with the features necessary for top-level placement on the winner’s podium.
At the core of the CZ-USA Shadow 2 OR is a steel frame with fine-pattern front- and backstrap checkering that is nitride treated, creating a durable and corrosion-resistant finish. In addition to the nitride-treated steel, CZ provides its baked-on, black Polycoat finish.
The frame is stocked with thin blue aluminum panels with fine checkering and contours to match the frame. A deep recess and extended beavertail combined with a high-cut trigger guard ensure a quick sight picture and help to mitigate recoil by lowering the bore's axis with respect to the shooter’s hand.
Topping the frame is a nitride-treated steel slide with wide-cut serrations along its front section. The rear portion of the slide features a removable plate to allow users the attachment of red-dot sights or optics on board the Shadow 2 pistol.
Attached to the removable plate is a serrated, HAJO rear sight with clickable elevation adjustments. The rear sight is mounted within a dovetail of the optic plate—users needing to adjust for windage must drift the sight left or right. The front sight is a removable fiber-optic unit.
The Shadow 2 OR presents itself as a double-action/single-action pistol with capacity for 19 rounds of 9 mm Luger with an included “Plus 2” magazine baseplate extension. An adjustable, three-position magazine release button for right- or left-hand operation is provided.
The gun also features a 4.89” cold-hammer-forged steel barrel, and accessory rail is provided along the gun’s dust cover. Overall weight of the Shadow 2 OR is 46.5 ozs and commands a MSPR of $1,549.
For more information about CZ-USA’s Shadow 2 OR, please visit cz-usa.com.
Headquartered in Kansas City, KS since 1998, CZ-USA is an importer, manufacturer and distributor of pistols, rifles, shotguns and suppressors. The exclusive US importer of rifles and pistols from Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod, (CZUB) of the Czech Republic, CZ-USA also designs and imports the CZ-USA Field Sports line of shotguns from Turkey. Fine 1911s and revolvers are made by subsidiary Dan Wesson and a growing line of CZ-USA suppressors is available for rimfire and center-fire firearms.