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One of these came into my local shop in like new condition and after some inner debate; I decided to pick it up. They seem hard to come by these days, although CZ Custom supposedly still offers them. The CZ SP01 was CZ’s main production competition pistol before the Shadow 2 debuted.

CZ Custom started offering the Orange model as an enhanced version of the SP01 some years back before the Shadow 2 was available. They took inventory of the SP01 from CZ and performed some very good modifications before offering it to the public. These modifications include a polished barrel, improved trigger mechanism, new hammer, better sights, different springs, improved sights, etc. It’s a much better pistol than the standard SP01 and, in my opinion, a great value for the money. :cool:

These are not to be confused with the TSO or Shadow 2 Orange. While similar in concept over the standard guns, the others were produced completely by CZ. The SP01 Orange was modified by CZ Custom, which despite popular opinion, is not part of CZ or owned by CZ. I’m sure this pistol gave CZ some ideas and, therefore, future Orange pistols came directly from CZ, but this one isn’t CZ’s creation. The list of modifications can be read in the link below. :)

CZ SP01 Shadow Orange

This example was built in 2019 and was in like new shape with everything from the factory. I don’t think many rounds have been fired through it. I got it for $1600, which I felt was fair. The gun is tightly built and the trigger is absolutely phenomenal, especially the DA pull, which is considerably better than the DA pull on my Shadow 2 Orange. Its very light and smooth. Build quality is impressive, as it is with other CZ Custom pistols. I haven’t shot it yet, but I’m expecting accuracy to be fantastic. The test target is one ragged hole. I’ve always loved the orange aluminum grips and they give a nice contrast to the black steel frame and slide. While the pistol is still hefty at 42oz empty, it’s several ounces lighter than the Shadow 2. That’s either a good or bad thing, depending on your tastes. I love heavy pistols personally and, while its lighter than the Shadow 2, 42oz is certainly no lightweight. This is actually my third CZ Custom pistol. I also have an A01-LD and I had a Bull Shadow in the past.

Who here has an SP01, Orange or otherwise? :unsure:

As always, enjoy the pics and share your thoughts.

Thanks! :D


















Here it is with my Shadow 2 Orange. You can see the differences in the frames, including the trigger guard.

 

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Beautiful CZ, overall best line of firearms out there. You can be proud.
 

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Congrats B-Man. Another fine purchase. I do like that black and orange together. Very sharp.

i haven’t tried a CZ yet. Might be about time.
 

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Beautiful gun! I am waiting on my first 2011 to be delivered, or else I might have to get one of those. I like the orange and black. Can somebody explain to me what the different levels or "tiers" are for these guns?
 
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Which 2011 is that?
Stacatto P DPO...but I think my post was confusing. I was wondering about the differences between the CZ shadow/blue/orange guns.
 
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Stacatto P DPO...but I think my post was confusing. I was wondering about the differences between the CZ shadow/blue/orange guns.
The Shadow 2 with the blue grips is the standard model. They come with a couple different finish and grip options.

The Shadow 2 Orange has much more hand fitting and also a bushing to improve accuracy.
 

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The Shadow 2 with the blue grips is the standard model. They come with a couple different finish and grip options.

The Shadow 2 Orange has much more hand fitting and also a bushing to improve accuracy.
Got it. Thank you!
 

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Not sure that the higher end Ts2's offer anything at all. The base model has the lightest trigger I've ever felt, and accuracy is flawless.

A .40 model would be nice. No idea why the TSO still uses the old frame.
 

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Not sure that the higher end Ts2's offer anything at all. The base model has the lightest trigger I've ever felt, and accuracy is flawless.

A .40 model would be nice. No idea why the TSO still uses the old frame.
I’m actually not a huge fan of the TS2’s trigger. I think they likely improved it in the higher end models. It’s light, but I found it had a good deal of creep. It’s definitely not like my Czechmate’s trigger and the TSO’s trigger, which I find have less creep and are just as light. I have to try them side by side.

Just using a steel trigger will improve it a lot. CZ is ridiculous with the plastic triggers on the Tactical Sport models

All that being said, none of them can rival a really good 2011 trigger.
 

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Beautiful gun! I am waiting on my first 2011 to be delivered, or else I might have to get one of those. I like the orange and black. Can somebody explain to me what the different levels or "tiers" are for these guns?
I purchased a Staccato P at the end of June and was lucky enough to find a Shadow 2 Orange a few weeks later at a gun show. They are both great pistols and I love shooting them, they are different as far as shooting experience(at least to me) so it is cool having both. If you are looking for something to complement your collection, one of the CZ's would be a great choice.

Great pick up Bac, as always I enjoy seeing your new acquisitions.
 

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I don't like the nice clean glass brake. Feels cool, but not so accurate. I'll take the creep and an easier pull through.

Or maybe mines an outlier. I compared it side by side with the TSO, and it was the same. But the 2 frame felt a touch better in my hand. The TSO was only $200 more.
 
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