Getting a new gun always make me feel like a kid on Christmas morning all over again. Well this time is a little different because not only is it a new gun but it happens to be my new favorite as well. After looking through CZ's lineup and talking with the guys at the CZ custom shop (great guys by the way) I ordered a new CZ SP01 Shadow.
Česká Zbrojovka claims that the CZ-75 (and variants) are in service with "more Governments, Militaries, Police and Security agencies than any other pistol in the world." The CZ-75 has a mystique all its own. The late Jeff Cooper loved the way the pistol, with its distinctive humpbacked grip, felt in the hand and styled the grip of his legendary Bren Ten after it. A long-time advocate of the Colt M1911, hailed it as the best-designed double-action autoloader available. It has become one of the most popular pistols of its class.
If you’re the type of person whose eyes instinctively dart for the nearest target every time you hear an electronic beep and know the inviolable sanctity of the 11th commandment (“Thou shalt not break the 180”), then you’re likely already well familiar with the CZ SP-01 Shadow Target Custom.