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Offline clw42

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CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« on: March 22, 2017, 05:25:06 PM »
Okay, so I'm having a bit of a dilemma, I can either get the Shadow 2 or a CGW 97B.  I already have a Shadow Target 2, so it should be a no brainer, but something about the Shadow 2 is sucking me in.  I'm not sure if it's the hype or the ergonomics or what, but I'm coveting one big time.  Currently my only .45 is a Stainless Sig P220 with a dovetail mounted FF3.  It's a great gun, but now that I've got a CZ, I want more!!!  What do you guys think?

I know this is the 97 section so I expect some bias and maybe that should be a sign in itself.

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Offline Meechy7648

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 07:58:15 PM »
Well, as someone who has had many Sigs (except the .45 acp range), I understand wanting more CZ's after getting one.  CZ's fit my paws better and make me look like I'm a better shooter than I am.   ;D  How does the 97B fit in your hand?  It's a different beast, very wide (fore and aft).  I have an SP-01 Shadow and a 97B.  I honestly don't like one better than the other - they both pretty much get equal time on range day.  I'm looking forward to them both breaking in; we're not there yet.  The Shadow 2 is a beautiful gun and I'm sure it shoots up to its early reputation.  The 97B, I could shoot all day.  Obviously, the Shadow is easier to shoot, but for its caliber the 97B makes child's play out of my ammo; it's very smooth and has little noticeable recoil. 

So, I've helped you not at all.  I would say see if the 97B fits your hand; that would make your decision easier if it doesn't. 

Offline clw42

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 11:22:30 PM »
Well, as someone who has had many Sigs (except the .45 acp range), I understand wanting more CZ's after getting one.  CZ's fit my paws better and make me look like I'm a better shooter than I am.   ;D  How does the 97B fit in your hand?  It's a different beast, very wide (fore and aft).  I have an SP-01 Shadow and a 97B.  I honestly don't like one better than the other - they both pretty much get equal time on range day.  I'm looking forward to them both breaking in; we're not there yet.  The Shadow 2 is a beautiful gun and I'm sure it shoots up to its early reputation.  The 97B, I could shoot all day.  Obviously, the Shadow is easier to shoot, but for its caliber the 97B makes child's play out of my ammo; it's very smooth and has little noticeable recoil. 

So, I've helped you not at all.  I would say see if the 97B fits your hand; that would make your decision easier if it doesn't.

That's helpful.  I'll have to see if I can get my hands on one.  Not many in my area though, so I might be SOL.  That being said, I don't have a problem with Berettas, Sigs with Hogue Grips or the CZ TSO so I would guess I'd be okay with the 97B.

Offline Meechy7648

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2017, 11:54:26 PM »
Say you would eventually get them both... which one is different enough from what currently you have to hold your interest (the strongest) until you get the other?

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 07:15:09 PM »
Say you would eventually get them both... which one is different enough from what currently you have to hold your interest (the strongest) until you get the other?

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Good point.  I tend to shoot more 9mm than 45ACP.  So I just ordered the Shadow 2 from CZC today.  Now the clock starts ticking on the 97.  I'm thinking less than a month.  Depends on availability and whether or not I feel like spending the dough.

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2017, 07:55:44 PM »
Congrats!!  Post pics when you get it home.   8)

Offline clw42

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2017, 08:03:06 PM »
Congrats!!  Post pics when you get it home.   8)

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Offline clw42

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2017, 05:35:51 PM »
Well, I ended up with Both.  Took some time because the lead time from CGW was about 10 weeks.  Oh, and I added a PCR for good measure.

« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 05:38:20 PM by clw42 »

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2017, 06:01:12 PM »
I would call that the ideal resolution to the problem.

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 06:11:51 PM »
Hahahaha...you didn't just get a 97B...it looks like you went for the full meal deal 97BE!    8)

Nice score on three great pistols.  Now, you just need a third hand to shoot them all at the same time!    ;D

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 06:23:41 PM »
Very nice indeed!  There isn't a day goes by that I regret selling my 97B.

Offline clw42

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 07:09:05 PM »
Since shooting my buddie's TSO, I've become a total fanboy.  I just love the looks, the weight and the ergos of CZ pistols.

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 09:44:53 PM »
CONGRATS!  I figured you'd end up with both but didn't imagine it'd be this soon!   ;D

So now, which is your favorite child?  (I won't tell...)

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 03:15:00 AM »
Not to nit pick because I'm jealous but I find it wierd that they didn't install a floating trigger pin when the trigger job was done on that pcr,  am I missing something? is that the oem pin?

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Re: CGW 97B or Shadow 2
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2017, 08:10:00 AM »
Not to nit pick because I'm jealous but I find it wierd that they didn't install a floating trigger pin when the trigger job was done on that pcr,  am I missing something? is that the oem pin?

Honestly, the Shadow 2 is probably my favorite shooter.  I reworked the action myself, added a CZC race hammer and short reset disco, reduced power recoil and main springs and polished everything that needed polishing.  It's easily the smoothest DA trigger I've ever used...better than a lot of revolvers, and follow up shots are lightning quick.

The other two have a lot more pre-travel in the trigger after the reset.  I think that's due to the decocker but I'm not 100% sure about that.  It could be something else.



 

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