SP 01 versus Shadow 2

Baldwin

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I've never owned a CZ. I've read a lot about them but have no experience with them but I've been wanting one for a while. I was pretty decided on buying one of the "souped up" SP 01s from either CGW or CZ Custom. And then I realized that for a little more I could get Shadow 2, which sounds like more gun than the SP 01s and probably wouldn't need any souping up. This is going to be a range/nightstand gun. I'm thinking the S2 would be the way to go. Am I looking at this correctly? Any advice? (please don't say buy both)
 

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it is a personal choice. the shadow 2 seems to have a mor e fullsized, hand filling grip. and they seem a bit heavier than the sp 01(productions)

I went with Cz customs shadow guns. I hear cajuns are great too. both customize the guns they are not just production guns. you will not regret what you buy and will probably get 1 sp01 and 1 shadow 2 in the end


enjoy
 

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I would defiantly listen to boatdoc... I just got a Shadow 2 and thinking already I should have done what botdoc suggests. Now I will have to pack it up and ship it off to Cajun or back to the mother ship for some upgrading..
 

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it is a personal choice. the shadow 2 seems to have a mor e fullsized, hand filling grip. and they seem a bit heavier than the sp 01(productions)

I went with Cz customs shadow guns. I hear cajuns are great too. both customize the guns they are not just production guns. you will not regret what you buy and will probably get 1 sp01 and 1 shadow 2 in the end


enjoy
Hello boatdoc. Need you to help me understand more about the CZ lineup. As you know I’m a DW guy especially if our friend Steve O works them over for me. So I naturally looked at the 9mm that CZ puts out. I recently purchased a 75 sao new for what I considered a resonble price. Nice gun easy to shoot well and super easy to clean up. So here’s my question. If I’m going to pay over a grand and then have to send it off to tuners won’t I be better off looking for DWs in 9 mm? Or is this one of those personal preference situations ? I know thru the grapevine that you have a lot of experience with buying pistols so if you can please share your considered thoughts. Thanks buddy.
 

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Ive had Glocks,HiPowers etc.Just got a CZ75B s/a 6months ago and have been shooting it in competition .All I can say is great guns.I got the S/A model cause I love 1911.Ive shot the Shadow and its a dream to shoot.
 

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I own a spo1 shadow and a shadow2 and love both. Both are very easy to tune to your liking by just changing a couple springs. Both of my shadows have about 2-1/2 pounds triggers in sa which is the only way I shoot them in plate matches. I do slightly prefer the shadow 2 ,it’s just a nicer looking pistol imo, both are good shooters.. You won’t be disappointed with either one. Good luck.
 

peter997

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I've never owned a CZ. I've read a lot about them but have no experience with them but I've been wanting one for a while. I was pretty decided on buying one of the "souped up" SP 01s from either CGW or CZ Custom. And then I realized that for a little more I could get Shadow 2, which sounds like more gun than the SP 01s and probably wouldn't need any souping up. This is going to be a range/nightstand gun. I'm thinking the S2 would be the way to go. Am I looking at this correctly? Any advice? (please don't say buy both)
I own 2 CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow pistols, 3 pound trigger. A friend told me if you really like a gun you should buy a second one, which I did. I just love my CZs.
 

peter997

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I've never owned a CZ. I've read a lot about them but have no experience with them but I've been wanting one for a while. I was pretty decided on buying one of the "souped up" SP 01s from either CGW or CZ Custom. And then I realized that for a little more I could get Shadow 2, which sounds like more gun than the SP 01s and probably wouldn't need any souping up. This is going to be a range/nightstand gun. I'm thinking the S2 would be the way to go. Am I looking at this correctly? Any advice? (please don't say buy both)
I own 2 CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow pistols. 3 lbs trigger. A friend told me if you really like a gun buy a second one, which I did. I just love my CZs.
 

boatdoc

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Hello boatdoc. Need you to help me understand more about the CZ lineup. As you know I’m a DW guy especially if our friend Steve O works them over for me. So I naturally looked at the 9mm that CZ puts out. I recently purchased a 75 sao new for what I considered a resonble price. Nice gun easy to shoot well and super easy to clean up. So here’s my question. If I’m going to pay over a grand and then have to send it off to tuners won’t I be better off looking for DWs in 9 mm? Or is this one of those personal preference situations ? I know thru the grapevine that you have a lot of experience with buying pistols so if you can please share your considered thoughts. Thanks buddy.


IMHO there are no "regular guns(da/sa...) that match the trigger and accuracy of a 1911 and DW make some fine 1911s in 9mm. My fav is a PM9.

That said, in the regular g un category.. a cz custom shop shadow comes as close to a 1911 trigger as you can get. very light . guns ar e more accurate than I am. I LOVE their shadow line. Once you get one..no addition work is needed other than loading mags :). Heck the accushadow ( about 1800 dollars) even uses a barrel bushing. so many choices, so few $$( ps do not go by the sold out posts on the CZC site--contact them and they will build your gun in 8 weeks or so)

or you can buy a shadow model and let Steve add the cajun GW parts. probably get the same effect.

as my wife says--"they just go off"
 

peter997

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You can call CZ USA to get their product catalog. On page 42 of my 2017 catalog you find specs and pricing for all their handguns.
 

boatdoc

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I would defiantly listen to boatdoc... I just got a Shadow 2 and thinking already I should have done what botdoc suggests. Now I will have to pack it up and ship it off to Cajun or back to the mother ship for some upgrading..
thanks for the vote of confidence.

I do love my CZ guns for sure. AND I am a huge fan of the CZ custom models. I have been treated right by them. Not sure the shadow 2 is a huge improvement over the shadow line. CZ custom did offer "tuned" shadow guns for $880( I see now they are close to 1300).
 
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I have a Shadow since 10 years and last summer while shopping for a Shadow 2, I also tried a CZ TS (tactical sport) that I finally bought. The trigger is superb and have noting to be improved.
Yes it is more expensive, but less than the Shadow 2 plus modifications. I am not a fan of modifying my guns, I believe that I get a better value if I invest this money in guns that fill my expectations right out of the box.

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You cannot go wrong with the shadow 2. It is defitely an improved shadow 1 and they look very nice.
Enjoy your new acquisition!
 

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CZs can be a little hard to rack. Some of the slides don't give you a lot to grab a hold of.
 
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Have a CZ 75-P01 which was a good gun. Immediately sent it in to CGW and it's now a great gun. Still with stock sights, which work fine for me. Had Davis make an AIWB holster and now have replaced my prior ECG with the CZ.
 
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