The single-action-only trigger system delivers accuracy in the CZ Shadow 2 SA.

The CZ Shadow and, more recently, CZ Shadow 2 remain extremely popular among competitive pistol shooters. Even the more recent CZ Shadow 2 Orange Competition Pistol saw a ton of buzz around its 2019 launch. Now fans of the platform get a single-action-only variant with the new CZ Shadow 2 SA. And this one is all about the trigger.

CZ Shadow 2 SA

Although not legal for USPSA Production Division, the Shadow 2 SA delivers a lighter, crisper single-action trigger. It gives target-shooting enthusiasts the ability to shoot paper with extreme precision, according to CZ-USA.

Outwardly identical to the standard Shadow 2, the new Shadow 2 SA also comes chambered in 9mm. It requires manually cocking the hammer for it to fire. Finished in black and with a set of blue aluminum grips and a blue trigger, it delivers a unique appearance.

The Shadow 2 SA features the same shooter-friendly ergonomics of the Shadow 2, and can be used for plinking, or 3-Gun competitions. Like the original Shadow 2, the CZ Shadow 2 SA sports aggressive checking on the aluminum grips for a solid hold, even when the shooter’s hands are dirty and sweaty from running stages. The front and backstrap are also nicely checkered.

Other features include a 17+1 magazine capacity, an easy to pick up fiber-optic front sight, a black HAJO rear (click adjustable for elevation, drift adjustable for windage), three-position adjustable mag release and an ambidextrous manual safety. Lastly, MSRP is $1,349. For more information, visit

CZ Shadow 2 SA Specs

  • Chambering: 9mm
  • Overall Magazine Capacity: 17+1
  • Frame: Steel
  • Trigger Mech: Single Action Only
  • Sights: Fiber Optic front, HAJO rear
  • Barrel Length: 4.89 inches
  • Overall Weight: 46.5 ounces
  • Overall Length: 8.53 inches
  • Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety
  • MSRP: $1,349

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