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Sp-01 vs sp-01 accu shadow


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Maybe not in the case of the mechanical accuracy differance. Most (to include myself) can never fully utilize the adherent benefit of the Accu in a match. What it does give you is confidence in your equipment. Before I switched to the Accu, I aways questioned the "mikes". Was it me? Was it the gun? My last platform on its best day could not even come close to the Accu on its worst. I now break down stages to suite the best possible plan rather than catering to my doubts in my gears accuracy. Maybe not a direct answer to the accu vs. SP-01 but hope this helps.

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I think it's about $400-500 (?) in parts and knowhow to get something stock to very nice 'custom' equivalent with lighter DA/SA and short reset, IMHO _THAT_ IS worth the extra coin over stock for battling in Production, whether it's SP01 or SP01 Shadow.

Beyond that, also IMHO:

- SP01 Shadow is easier top end to work over / maintain vs SP01

- Accu gives you measurably tighter groups over non-accu with custom work, but both can be 10/10 in the A zone or steel at 25 yards if you do your part

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I think it's about $400-500 (?) in parts and knowhow to get something stock to very nice 'custom' equivalent with lighter DA/SA and short reset, IMHO _THAT_ IS worth the extra coin over stock for battling in Production, whether it's SP01 or SP01 Shadow.

Beyond that, also IMHO:

- SP01 Shadow is easier top end to work over / maintain vs SP01

- Accu gives you measurably tighter groups over non-accu with custom work, but both can be 10/10 in the A zone or steel at 25 yards if you do your part

Now that I think of it, mechanical accuracy has never been a concern when I build my Shadows. I have only concentrated on ergonomics, sights, and the trigger/action of my CZ's.

I was contemplating getting the Accu Shadow mods on my Single Action CZ's but the cost and lead time has prevented it thus far.

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You can´t compare.

In the CZ production, there comes a barrel, a slide and a grip, and they are sticked together just as they come, n´that´s it.

So there is always some more or less play between barrel/slide and slide/grip.

Maybe you are the lucky one, who has got the one of a hundred, or you didn´t.

So you have shadows which do under 2" groupings on 25 yds., but may also have one which does above 4" on the same distance.

I´ve shot and loaded for a lot of them.

The grouping sheet which comes with the gun from the factory, gives you a pretty good idea, what the several pistol will be able to do.

The Accu Shadow is a tuned version of a factory shadow, with all those things ligned up and fixed, if after that no difference is shown, nobody would ask or talk about.

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Maybe not in the case of the mechanical accuracy differance. Most (to include myself) can never fully utilize the adherent benefit of the Accu in a match. What it does give you is confidence in your equipment. Before I switched to the Accu, I aways questioned the "mikes". Was it me? Was it the gun? My last platform on its best day could not even come close to the Accu on its worst. I now break down stages to suite the best possible plan rather than catering to my doubts in my gears accuracy. Maybe not a direct answer to the accu vs. SP-01 but hope this helps.

I agree 100%. I'd add that you certainly can work over one on your own for less money. I'm only a so-so shade tree gunsmith though and it was easier to spend the money on an accushadow than the time to change parts and polish on a stock gun. I haven't regretted it at all.

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Shadow is my practice gun

ACCU shadow is my match gun

This is basically what I was thinking. I already have a 2014 sp-01 shadow black and want to get a back up gun so I'm just deciding whether to get another 2014 sp-01 shadow black or get the accu shadow and turn my current one into the back up??
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Is the accu shadow or even the higher end accu shadow black worth the extra coin over the sp-01 shadow for uspsa production???

I don't think paying 30% more will increase your scores by 30%.

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Is the accu shadow or even the higher end accu shadow black worth the extra coin over the sp-01 shadow for uspsa production???

I don't think paying 30% more will increase your scores by 30%.

LOL!! Good point and very true
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Is the accu shadow or even the higher end accu shadow black worth the extra coin over the sp-01 shadow for uspsa production???

I don't think paying 30% more will increase your scores by 30%.

only if all the targets are at 30% more distant :devil: :devil: :devil:

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I think the ACCU is $350 extra, sure that sounds substantial, but how much is that compared to yearly costs like:

Match fees

Bullets

Powder

Primers

Gas to and from matches

Match hotel nights

A gun is a commodity, especially a quality gun, it retains resale value. I'm constantly amazed at the places shooters try to "save" money, but then buy a bunch of fugly match shirts.

I bought a Shadow and an ACCU Shadow, I now wish I'd bought 2 ACCU's

Ok, I'm off my soapbox

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