The CZ Shadow 2 Optics-Ready fits the USPSA Carry Optics division.

CZ announced some big news Monday, launching the CZ Shadow 2 Optic Ready (OR) pistol. With a slide cut to accept a plate system, the competition-oriented pistol readily accepts a wide variety of today’s popular handgun optics.

CZ Shadow 2 Optic Ready Details

Like the CZ SP-01 excelled in USPSA’s Production division, the new Shadow 2 now proves equally suited for that division. However, the Shadow 2 Optics-Ready fits within the rules of USPSA’s Carry Optics division.

Like the standard Shadow 2, the Shadow 2 OR features a finely-tuned SA/DA trigger mechanism. It provides a superior trigger pull and faster rest than many other on the market, according to CZ. The slide and frame feature hand fitting for accuracy, reliability and longevity. This hand-fitting, coupled with a longer sight radius and an increase in weight, make the Shadow 2 extremely shootable, increasing speed and accuracy, according to CZ.

CZ engineers also retained the ergonomic grip profile first debuted 45 years ago with the CZ 75. The addition of prominent checkering on the frontstrap and backstrap help provide a good grip. The swappable magazine release utilizes an extended button. It tunes to a shooter’s personal preference with three settings to accommodate different reaches.

The Shadow 2 OR features a nitride finish. The frame also adds CZ’s proprietary Polycoat, a shell developed for CZ’s line of service pistols. The all-steel Shadow 2 OR comes legal for USPSA and IPSC matches. But it doubles as an excellent carry gun as well. Lastly, MSRP comes in at $1,549. For more information, visit

CZ Shadow 2 OR Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Operation: Semi-Auto
  • Frame: Steel
  • Trigger Mech: SA/DA
  • Grips: Aluminum
  • Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged
  • Barrel Length: 4.89 inches
  • Sights: Fiber Optic front, HAJO rear
  • Magazine Capacity: 19/10
  • Overall Length: 8.53 inches
  • Height: 6.2 inches
  • Width: 1.34 inches
  • Weight: 46.5 ounces
  • Safety: Manual with Safety Notch
  • MSRP: $1,549

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