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zen_grasshopper

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    Jonathan Anderson

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  1. I definitely prefer the TR45 over the TR22's. The only time I go darker is when the sun is just over the berm in Frostproof. The more light transmission the better in my opinion, but the TR45's still provide some darkening compared to clear or the Prizm low lights. I find the Golf and the TR45 lenses are very comparable with the Golf having a bit less light transmission.
  2. If your Shadow 2's have triggers that you like, then no. I have 3 and one of the guns had a horrible single action, so I put the Race hammer from Cajun in, which fixed that gun. I then put them in the other 2 so they were the same. The only thing the Race hammer does is make the single action better, but some factory triggers are already good to go. The disconnector will reduce the pre-travel after reset, and reduce the reset a bit. Is it needed... no, is it nice to have... yes.
  3. I was more excited to see the Shadow 2 Rami style slide stops listed in the catalog, I hope they become available in the States soon!
  4. I have the .240” high ones with minimal adjustment to the rear sight. I would prefer the .100 or .105 to the .090 it is just a bit too thin.
  5. The lower lug of the barrel, the cutout that the slidestop goes through kind of looks like a peanut.
  6. @MemphisMechanic I bought a reamer and did both my Accu and Shadow, but when I got the 2’s I knew the reamer wouldn’t touch the nitride so I just loaded shorter. No real big deal, the load runs in all my guns and this length should give me plenty of room.
  7. Takes CZ 75 mags. The 17 round Mec-gars are flush fitting, the 19 round ones are the same mag with a plus 2 extension that is plastic and I believe makes the gun not fit the Production box. Part number for the Mec-gars is MGCZ7217AFC.
  8. No issues with any primers, I run CCI. I do have a 1050 which seats the primers nice and deep. Front sight is a .240” rear sight is a couple clicks from bottom. Slide stops are holding up fine, it is worn and had a flat spot. Photo from my Urban Grey framed gun. I run the gun pretty wet, I use Lucas as it was in a prize table bag. I shoot about 600-1000 rounds per practice so I would lube it up and go shoot, but never had to add lube during the session. I place it on the barrel, the lugs, in the peanut, between the and frame each side of the trigger bar. Also on the rails and a drop in the sear cage and the hammer and strut at the back of the hammer. The gun got filthy but stayed wet and ran. Example photo.
  9. Blade-tech, Red Hill Tactical, just get a good holster hanger like the BOSS or the Springer Precision Mec-gar AFC 17rd mags, basepads from Shockbottle, Springer, Henning all good. Cajun Gun Works and CZ Custom make springs and parts for the gun. Try a 13lb or 11.5lb mainspring, and if it pops your primers it will lighten the DA up nicely.
  10. I will say that with the factory Shadow 2 TRS it is less of a concern as it works well. Last year, I only had 2 guns and right before a major my backup gun launched it's bushing out the front. I didn't like going to the match with only the one gun. So when I went to the Shadow 2, I decided that it wouldn't be a problem anymore. Just 91% M class. Getting closer!
  11. Three Shadow 2's, and my notes from using them all season. First two guns, the Urban Grey and Black (red grips) arrived in November of 2017 and the third (blue grips) arrived in February 2018. Previously I was shooting SP-01 Shadows and an Accu-Shadow. Biggest reason for the change was the new frame, this gun fits me very well especially with the Scale grips. Load used all season was mixed range brass, CCI or Winchester primers, 1.115" OAL, 3.8 grains of Titegroup and a 125gr RN Blue Bullet. When new the triggers were decent, but the Urban Grey had some creep in SA. So I installed a Cajun Gun Works kit in it, and liked it so I did the same to the other 2 guns. This was the older kit with the T1 not T5 disconnector. All installs went easy, and I polished everything while doing the install. I used the 11.5lb mainspring and an 11lb recoil with the buffer. DA's are all just around 5.5lbs, and the SA is just under 3lbs and crisp. Weights were perfectly fine for me and the disconnector didn't need fitting and good enough for me. Dawson .090" front fiber, but I might switch them to .100" for this next season. I also pulled the Shadowline triggers out, and put in the "new" style 85C triggers. Urban grey is my main dry-fire/practice gun. I don't track round count in each gun, but I shot just under 40k this year, and this gun got the brunt of it. I would say probably 20-25k as I used the red gripped gun for a couple weeks in practice. Countless dry-fire, trigger presses, reloads, table pickups, etc. Cleaned about 4 times this year, just hosed it out with brake cleaner and a bore snake through the bore. I would pull the extractor and clean that area as well. One broken trigger return spring early in the season, it was the reduced power Cajun part and it was replaced with the factory "red" spring which is still running strong. The other two guns just kept the factory TRS. No other parts broken. 7 malfunctions which were all ammo related as I don't inspect my practice ammo, just load it up and shoot it. Each was a failure to go into battery, reducing my OAL to 1.09" should solve it as I was just too close to the rifling. I also had my first squib, and it was my fault, just knocked the bullet out of the barrel and went back to training. Nothing else was replaced, same recoil spring, same hammer spring and same buffer all season. Practice/match back up gun. About 7k to 10k through it, some dry-fire, but somewhat limited compared to the UG gun. No malfunctions, no broken parts. Cleaned only before a major match, again knock out the chunks and blast it with brake cleaner and clean the extractor. No malfunctions. Match gun. Approximately 5k 7k on it, generally only used for matches after I shot 2k through it when new. This gun got wiped out before each major as a half assed cleaning and re-lubed. 2 malfunctions, first at Wisconsin Sectional with a failure to go into battery. Reducing OAL will fixed it. The other was at Nationals on stage 5, grabbed the mag off the barrel and somehow angled it just right that the round started to come out of the magazine and when I loaded it in the gun it popped out and flipped over, entirely my fault. Now that my off-season is here, they will all get fresh springs, stripped, cleaned and inspected. The backup and match gun will get new slide stops and the used ones will be used with the practice gun until the break or get mangled. As you can see the guns needed very little maintenance throughout the season. Really can't go wrong with the Shadow 2 in my opinion! Jon
  12. I highly recommend the stock gun and installing the kit from Cajun and doing the polishing yourself. I have three guns that I setup that way and have no complaints. The CZC guns are great, but if you can do the work yourself, why not?
  13. I know that one of Gütt’s Shadow 2’s had this issue at the Wisconsin Sectional. He told me later he just put in the extra power extractor spring and it was good to go.
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