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I shot my first bowling pin match and had a ton of fun. Won a few rounds before getting knocked out. I used my CZ PO1 omega with stock sights which didn't seem optimal. The long pull of the initial DA crushed me, guaranteed misses 🤣. Using 9mm didn't seem as big of an issue as some people made it out to be though. I just need to practice the initial DA a lot more.

 

I have a shadow 2 setup for CO but would like to continue to shoot bowling pin matches and they require irons. initially I thought I would buy another shadow 2 and set it up with irons. Same holster, shared mags, etc. seems cost effective. Thinking more about it does it make more sense to buy something in .40? A little more knock down for the pin matches and if I wanted to shoot Limited I'd be more competitive. I think there's a good chance I'll shoot CO and Limited in the future. I'm an "all in kinda guy" but I am new to this. 
 

If .40 is the answer is there anything that shares mags/holster with a shadow 2? 

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A Shadow 2 is too heavy for IDPA.  A Shadow 2 with iron sights would allow you to shoot Production, Limited (minor), and Limited 10 (minor).  The Tactical Sport is available in .40 S&W, but wouldn't share any accessories with your current CZ firearms.  The Tactical Sport is also too heavy for IDPA.

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Have shot a TSO .40 in a lot of bowling pin matches and I’ve compared it a decent amount with my 9mm. I think you’ll notice a significant gain in performance if bowling pin matches is your main goal. The extra knockdown power is very helpful in close matches

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15 hours ago, Pmatte1 said:

Have shot a TSO .40 in a lot of bowling pin matches and I’ve compared it a decent amount with my 9mm. I think you’ll notice a significant gain in performance if bowling pin matches is your main goal. The extra knockdown power is very helpful in close matches

 

Thanks. Looking at my schedule it looks like I'll be able to make significantly more bowling pin shoots compared to USPSA matches where my primary focus will be CO. The new TS2 Orange has peaked my interest but finding a dealer willing to order one seems to be another story. 

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I'd say mostly 9mm from what I saw and a few 45's. Everything I read talked about how poorly 9mm does on pins but that didn't seem to be the case. Every pin I hit (9mm) went off the table. I was using a P01 Omega which was fun but not ideal. If I'm going to buy a dedicated gun for it, it seems like .40 might be more ideal? Ammo is $20 more for 1k rounds than I pay for 9mm right now and it would allow me to shoot it in steel challenge as well as limited if I wanted. My bigger concern is not getting used to the DA/SA on the shadow 2 if I also have a TS2. I don't think it makes sense to get a TS2 in 9mm, but maybe a second Shadow 2 would make sense? I have about $1600 to spend and it really isn't costing me anything as I'm selling a few other guns I don't shoot. 

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