Why do you ask? The Shadow2 weighs about 7 oz more than the regular Shadow so felt recoil should be reduced.
I doubt many who buy the gun will find they shoot any better with the Shadow2 because there is more to shooting IPSC/USPSA than controlling recoil minutely better. Then there is the slightly longer sight radius,
all for about $600Cdn+ taxes more than the original Shadow was selling for. Barnum and Bailey lives on. That equates to about $100 an ounce. LOL
The gun is a heavy brick with a frame virtually identical to the Tanfoglio Stock 111. I just picked up a virtually new Shadow for $250 less than retail because the owner thinks he will be able to shoot way better with the Shadow2. My bet is his scores will remain the same or actually lose ground due to the guns weight. Having the newest and the bestest is not always the truest.
The existing Shadow has won more IPSC Production Matches around the world than any other pistol. Why B and C class shooters would expect to shoot better with the new Shadow2 escapes me. Just saying. But hey, there is something about ego and strutting about with the newest and bestest on the hip.
CZ takes removing money from willing buyers pockets to an art form. Just saying.