That's disappointing to hear, though I'm going to reserve final judgement til this weekend when I shoot mine. Time will tell if there's a slew of used Shadow 2s popping up on GB. Right now everyone is buying at MSRP or list price, so the dealer's are enjoying a pretty healthy markup due to all the waiting list hype. I'm surprised there aren't more comments or complaints from the Canadians & Europeans, since they've had the S2s for a year now.
I'm probably just hard to please.
Some things I don't like:
-Trigger has grit / take up. It's smoothed a bit after an hour dry firing, but it's not impressive. They over hyped it
-The angled slide actually makes it a bit more difficult to grasp and rack overhand from the rear.
-Slide to frame fit seems looser than my old SP01
-Safety is way too light
-Machining isn't perfect on the trigger guard (this is real OCD / barely noticeable)
-What the $%*& is up with these 3 17 round mags it came with. They spent a year advertising 19 round mags (including the the front page of their US catalog), and other countries got them. However, for some reason they updated their USA website about a month ago to state 17 round mags, and decided to ship these to their US customers. This pissed me off.
I pulled the gun on this too early. This is on me. $1100 pistol, sure. The full $1400 MSRP is not worth it. This is coming from a guy who just spent $1400 building a Glock 19 out of parts, and had no problem paying the $2K MSRP on a new PWS AR (not bragging, just saying I'm not being a cheap ass). I'm going to try to break even and see if the prices die down later this year. As it sits I could easily dump another $300 to get this setup how I want it, and $1700 is getting close to STI 2011 money.