PSA: Shadow 2 slide stop breakage

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  1. -JCN-

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    15,000 rounds on this gun since June.

    The slide stop pin that tilts the barrel finally gave up.

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    I noticed at the range today I was getting intermittent slide lock backs for no reason. Went to clean the gun afterwards and found the pin had broken.

    Ordered a couple spares for the range bag. It’s the same part for P01s too.

    Just a public service announcement as Dr. Google says this is pretty typical for this range of round count and the symptoms of random slide lock are also pretty typical.

    I might just swap it prophylactically every 10k rounds or so.
     
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  2. Walk Soft

    Walk Soft

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    To me that wouldn’t be that big of a deal being that it’s not a carry gun. What did the new part cost? Other than this how do you like the Shadow 2? I was thinking of getting one before spring.
     

  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    15,000 rounds in 6 months is a LOT of shooting. That looks like basically a 1911 style slide stop and it would never surprise me that one broke after 15,000 rounds. Pretty normal.
     
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    I change the one on my match gun annually usually at about 12,000 rounds and throw the old one in the range bag as a spare Ben Stoeger pro shop has a annual maintenance kit that comes with a slide stop, trigger spring and recoil spring for under 50$. Ive yet to break anything on either of my shadow 2s but I replace the wear parts on my match gun before my area match every year the backup gun has only about 500 rounds through it so nothing has needed replacement yet.
     
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    Interesting

    That is a lot of shooting
     
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    30k a year on one single gun it’s impressive. Knowing vaguely how many you have, what is your total round count for 2019?
     
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    I don’t understand someone who can shoot that much. I only go to the range every month or two. 15k would last me half a life. I can’t comprehend.
     
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  8. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    Very common on high round count CZ75's.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a TS Orange and will be ordering spares.
     
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    Been known for a long time . Just replace it every 10k rounds and keep shooting. Or just keep a spare on hand and shoot till it breaks .
     
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    $35 or so.

    I don't have 30k on this gun. I bought it as a backup gun in June when I started competing and moved it into primary duty. So I have 15k on the gun.

    Before starting competing, I would spend the range time doing slower paced things. I didn't use to keep track of round counts and they were spread over many guns.

    The first half of the year, I'd go to the range about once a week and shoot between 300-600 rounds per session.

    So maybe 10,000 rounds the first half of the year.
    Then I started competing in June.

    Now I go to the range twice per week and shoot about 500-700 rounds per trip.
    I'll usually shoot 350-500 out of my competition gun and another 100 out of a practice version of my carry gun. Also maybe 50-100 shooting the GT monthly challenge or just enjoying a firearm I haven't shot for a while.

    I have an app that I've been tracking rounds this year:
    I went through and added up the total....

    39,000 rounds this year.... yikes.

    Every hobby I do, I do it with gusto. Guns are cheaper and take less time than car racing (my previous hobby).
     
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  11. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    Many, many years ago, I cast, reloaded, and shot over 1500 rounds through a Ruger Redhawk over the course of a summer, and I thought that was a lot of shooting.

    30,000 in six months= 5000 rounds per month. I shot 500 per month back then, and I thought I was really tearing it up!
     
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    Known issue with a CZ.

    If you buy a Tactical Sport, it comes with 3 of these in the box.

    True story.
     
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    I don't shoot anywhere near that much, but I understand it. I don't think that casual shooters like yourself really understand how much better someone who shoots 30k (or way more) rounds a year can be, if they're practicing correctly. At the risk of putting words in JCN's mouth, he has such a high round count to get better at competition. Go find a local IDPA or USPSA match and give it a shot. You may consider yourself a "decent shooter" if you go to the range 6-9 times a year, but I can assure you, you're barely a novice. No offense is meant by this statement. I compete regularly, and as someone who's classified as an "expert" in IDPA, I realize how much I truly, utterly suck compared to those that shoot 10-50 times as much as I do.
     
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    I know a few IPSC shooters who swap out the slide stop before a match from the one they use for training / everyday use. Then swap it back afterwards.

    I keep a spare for my Shadow in my range bag.
     
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