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What Customers Are Saying

REVIEWS & RAVES

At Shadow Systems, we strive very hard to produce products that consistently beat expectations and ‘wow’ our customers.

Nothing matters more than customer satisfaction. Here are some examples of recent feedback we have received.
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Summary for DR920 Combat
Average Score: 5 (18 ratings)
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High Performance / Outstanding Value
Went to my LGS last week to buy a G17 that I could build up as a host for a suppressor I ordered a couple months ago. Surprisingly, they didn’t have any G17s (or even a full size P320, which would have been an acceptable substitute) so I almost gave up. Sensing my disappointment, the salesman asked me how he could help. I told him what I was looking for and he suggested a DR920 with the threaded barrel. I had heard of Shadow Systems from John Lovell, but I’d personally never fired one. That being said, I’ve had several custom Glocks built for me, and they usually cost me nearly twice what the DR920 was priced at, so I figured I couldn’t lose. I finally took it to the range yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised. With the target at 6 yards, my holes were touching and I’m honestly not that great of a shooter. Even speeding up my shots, almost to what I’d consider “rapid fire”, my groups were only around 4”. I don’t know what kind of magic Shadow Systems puts in these guns, but I shot my DR920 better than I shoot my stock G17 Gen5, and I shoot that G17 a lot! Then when you consider that the DR920 comes with a threaded barrel AND an optic cut right out of the box, I think this may be the best value in handguns today! I’m very happy with my Shadow Systems DR920, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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High Performance / Outstanding Value

Went to my LGS last week to buy a G17 that I could build up as a host for a suppressor I ordered a couple months ago. Surprisingly, they didn’t have any G17s (or even a full size P320, which would have been an acceptable substitute) so I almost gave up. Sensing my disappointment, the salesman asked me how he could help. I told him what I was looking for and he suggested a DR920 with the threaded barrel. I had heard of Shadow Systems from John Lovell, but I’d personally never fired one. That being said, I’ve had several custom Glocks built for me, and they usually cost me nearly twice what the DR920 was priced at, so I figured I couldn’t lose.

I finally took it to the range yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised. With the target at 6 yards, my holes were touching and I’m honestly not that great of a shooter. Even speeding up my shots, almost to what I’d consider “rapid fire”, my groups were only around 4”. I don’t know what kind of magic Shadow Systems puts in these guns, but I shot my DR920 better than I shoot my stock G17 Gen5, and I shoot that G17 a lot! Then when you consider that the DR920 comes with a threaded barrel AND an optic cut right out of the box, I think this may be the best value in handguns today!

I’m very happy with my Shadow Systems DR920, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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New DR920 Combat

I absolutely love this firearm. It shoots like a dream and is very accurate. Magazine changes are smooth and fast. Good job Shadow Systems.

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Accurate, amazing, and backed by the Best Company!

I’ve shot dozens of pistols. This is by far my favorite that I own and won’t be getting rid of it. Yes, you need to break it in with 124gr ammo, but then it becomes something amazing. If you want something that can do it all buy this pistol. It’s the perfect size, light, shoots amazing, and is the best value in the industry. The company is amazing with customer service if you have questions. Don’t hesitate if you need a do it all gun!

5/5
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The Best

I purchased a MR918 Combat back in 2019 I liked it enough that I followed it up with a MR918 Elite and mounted a Trijicon RMR. I got an opportunity to put my hands on a DR920 Combat a couple weeks ago. As soon as I picked it up I knew. It fit my hand like it was meant to be there. I’ve only put 500 rounds through it since then but in my opinion the DR920 is the best out of the box defensive handgun I have ever shot. I carry it concealed on a daily basis. Great Job Guy’s!!

5/5
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The DR920 is a great pistol!

I just picked up my DR920 this week and put 500+ rounds of various brands through it today. It worked perfectly with all the different brands I used. I shot at 5m, 10m, and 25m and the DR920 stayed on target every shot. I will highly recommend the DR920 for your next pistol purchase. It’s definitely an upgrade from whatever you are shooting or carrying now.

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So good I have two

I carried the glock series at work for 14 years and never really cared for them that much. I got medically retired and about 5 years later picked up a MR918 combat and told my friend I had to have it. I purchased it from him and fell in love with it. I carried it for about a year and it ran flawlessly. Loved it so much that I now have a MR920 combat and soon it will be my new daily carry. Love the customer service as well.

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great pistol with excellent service

The mr920 combat is the perfect pistol to fit my needs.I purchased this solely to protect my family.I definitely don’t have the time I would like to spend on the range vs pre kids, but the way SS designed the different grips is genius.I just practice dry firing and my sights are aligned almost immediately since the grip angle fits naturally with my hands when I present the pistol, I’m already ‘zeroed in’. I have many different 9mm pistols, and I’m much slower at sight alignment with those. It’s also ridiculously light compared the others’. Their customer is so proactive! I contacted them and they ensured I was taken care of! Plus, I live in the same city and always support local business’! Thanks for providing a quality product with exceptional service!

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DR920 - Noticeable improvements over the MR series

This is my third SSC handgun; also owning an MR920 and MR920L. There are marked improvements in the design here. The striker has been redesigned, a striker return assist spring has been added, and the firing system springs appear to be different. Those changes have resulted in a greatly improved trigger feel for the everyday end-user.

My use case is different. I want this to be a competition gun. All it took was a mirrored finish polishing of the trigger group’s metal contact points and a lighter weight firing pin safety spring to tune this sucker into my perfect trigger.

The ergonomics are equally as outstanding as the MR versions, which are the best in the game. The accuracy is excellent right out of the box.

The gun’s metal finish is simply outstanding. In the strangest turn of events, I was at a gravel range and a gust of wind blew my gun mat and empty DR920 off my shooting bench before I’d even had a chance to fire it for the first time. It landed in the gravel and bounced around a bit. I picked it up and, even after a 3′ drop into gravel, there wasn’t a single scratch on it.

My only complaint is that it’s difficult to find front/rear competition sight sets that are compatible with any SSC guns. I don’t run a red dot due vision astigmatism. I want a set of competition sights and there just aren’t any out there. I’m experimenting with some Ameriglo custom combos right now and having only a fair amount of luck. To be clear, there are plenty of excellent combat/duty sight sets out there which are compatible.

Yeah, that was wordy, but there’s a lot to say. Hopefully this review helps you with your decision no matter your use case. These are awesome guns and I haven’t looked back at Glock since discovering Shadow Systems.

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Duty pistol

I have a DR 920 I carry on duty as a police officer. I have an optic mounted on it and this is the flattest shooting most accurate and reliable pistol I’ve shot

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Great product

Bought the DR920 a few weeks ago, been breaking it in during this fun ammo shortage. So far so good, I have several shadow systems products and they never disappoint me, will eventually transition DR920 into a duty role

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Great

This is a great gun when added with a suppressor it shoots great and is so quiet. The cycling of rounds is butter smooth. I want to get and elite next.

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My duty pistol

I currently carry a DR920 as my duty pistol. It replaced my MR920L as my duty firearm. I was extremely pleased with my MR920L but I wanted a Glock 17 sized pistol. My DR920 is extremely soft shooting. It is extremely accurate. I have never had a malfunction. Everyone who has shot this pistol has been very impressed. I chose this pistol as my duty pistol. That’s the best recommendation I can make

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Best 9M system I've ever shot

Bought the DR920 after I already purchased both MR920 variants while looking for a competition rig. The MR format was incredible, fast, compact and everything I expect with a G19 Gen5 but the DR920 gave me a slightly larger grip and better recoil control that absolutely crushed my accuracy goals.

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Nice

Quality

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Hemi version of a Glock

I purchased this pistol not knowing a whole lot about the company. I liked all the stippling, the weight and size and the fact it is compatible with all G19 items.
I took it to the range the day after I received it and fired the 200 break in rounds. I was made a beleiver about the MR920 shooting fast and flat.

I am always on the look out for an DR920. I carry the issued G17 at work but will switch when I am able to get a DR 920. The MR 920 is my EDC/off duty choice.
This pistol is a home run of a design and set up.

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Top notch

Absolutely amazing is the first thought that crossed my mind the first time you unbox and people drool on it at the range

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Better than Expectations

This model is better than expected, it is lighter and easier to handle than my Glock 19. It has easily become my favorite go to in my safe.

Summary for DR920 Elite
Average Score: 4.76 (42 ratings)
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Amazing firearm

I have never been a Glock guy. This is not a Glock clone but rather an amazing firearm that stands on its own. Has everything you would want in a firearm and more. This is only my first Shadow Systems but it won’t be my last.

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Awesome pistol but questionable customer service

I’m in love with this pistol to say the least. The customer service on the other hand I’m not sure about. I’ve call several times and left a couple of voicemails and I’ve sent an email. I’m still waiting for someone to respond.

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Amazing Gun with amazing looks!

I went to go buy my first striker fired pistol and everyone kept telling me to buy a Glock. I have an issue with not keeping things “basic” so I went through and priced out buying a Glock 17 with all of the upgrades I wanted for it. As I was doing that I came across the Shadow Systems small area of a case my local store and looked at the DR920 Elite which had everything I would have upgraded in the Glock 17. I instantly loved the feel and the looks and decided to buy it that day. I have never been happier with a handgun! It is my primary home defense gun as well now.

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Good company

I’ll try to be as unbiased as possible. I bought a DR920 Elite. For the first 1000 rounds it worked flawlessly. After 1000 rounds I had 3-5 “Failure to reset” the TRIGGER per 100 rounds up to 1300 rounds. At the first 7 failures to reset I stopped shooting it. Called Shadow Systems and they sent me a new Trigger. I was happy they sent me one to replace! But! The same problem happened. Shot a few hundred more and more failures to reset. I sent it in for warranty work (quick turn around- approx a week) to which the only service done was putting a new trigger on it and sending it back. They assured me they test fired it and it didn’t have any problems. I asked if they would re run the measurements (slide, firing pin, etc) but they didn’t. I then took it to the range for testing again just to have MORE FAILURES TO RESET. I sent videos with proof of it happening. This time it was 4-5 times per 50 rounds. I was sent another shipping label to send it in again. ( this here is my own ego ) – I went and bought another gun to EDC, threw my $1000 gun in my safe out of frustration where it will sit forever. If I can’t trust my sidekick I don’t trust it in anyone else’s hands. Maybe I got a wild flyer gun. A fluke or something crazy abnormal.

The staff (Josh) who I worked with was great! And easy to work with. It most likely was not his fault for not having it checked out completely while it was there for warranty work.

115-124-147 gr. Federal/ Winchester 1700 rounds total

Hundreds $$ in ammo and hardware wasted

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Amazingly built pistol. Super pretty too!

Not only is this pistol very well made, it also looks amazing. Feels absolutely perfect in the hand and the texturing isn’t too abrasive. I’m very happy that I decided to purchase this pistol instead of spending a lot more money and time customizing one myself. Highly recommended.

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Great Customer Service

While I like everything about the looks and feel of my new pistol, I haven’t actually shot it yet.

The correct spacer for my red dot was accidentally left out of the package (stuff happens).

I called Shadow Systems and they had it to me in a very few days. No hassle. I appreciate service like that!

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Respect the break in period

DR920 elite non-threaded barrel in black – all the good stuff you expect. The backstrap and magwell system is easy to swap and works. Zeroed the red dot @15 yards and found the gun very accurate.

My break in period consisted of the slide locking open after each shot for 2 mags. In fact I thought the Pmag Shadow Systems included may have been the issue so I swapped to a Glock mag, same issue. Popped out the pin and slide stop, quick inspection then put it back and got 2 consecutive rounds to fire. Third mag got longer strings, by the end of the fourth mag issue was resolved.

I was pretty nervous as locking the slide after every round seems like a steep break in. After 50 rounds that issue is gone. Approximately 160 rounds fired today, I’ll runt at least 100 through it next week to check again. Otherwise great gun.

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The best polygun I have ever owned

Just wanted say thank you guys and keep up the good work my shadow system is by far the best poly gun I have owed so far kinda have tryied a lot out these last two years from sig legend 320 ,365xl,czp10 ,Glock 17 ,19 , 20 spring field xd9 , smith &Wesson’s mp pro
Canik tpsf9
Q5 match polymer frame
And now shadow systems dr920 I really like everything this gun comes with stock with I am pretty amazed with that value I changed my trigger only because had it laying around I have fully taken this gun apart so much quality in her from stock the dr920 is my edc/range gun/Gucci accessory

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Best pistol for the price

I’ve had this dr920 elite for a month now and it’s run flawlessly with 500rds so far. I really like how you can get such a capable pistol for less than upgrading a stock glock. I have zero complaints with it and I really hope they come out with a g43 size variant soon so my wife can upgrade her edc as well.

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Great Gun

I bought a DR920 in June. It was my first gun purchase ever. It is a great gun. I thought it was going to take a while to get better but with this gun in only a few weeks I am shooting like a seasoned veteran shooter. A few guys that work at the range have tried it and when they shoot it their eyes light up. They all carry Glocks and everyone one of them say this is a great shooting gun. They love it. I am very happy i bought a shadow system and not a glock. Glocks are great guns but this is a step up.

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Great pistol great company and really good people

I recently purchased my second Shadow Systems DR920, one is the Elite model the other a Warrior Poet Society edition and all I can say is what a great pistol. In addition to being an incredible weapons platform Shadow Systems has proven to be customer centric. When I bought my first DR920 it unfortunately shipped with 2 of the back straps for the compact model. All it took was one phone call, answered on the second ring I might add, and in no time at all I had said back straps in hand. Then today 9/20/21 while at my local LGS I happened to run into two of Shadow Systems reps in the parking lot, what a great couple of guys. After a really nice conversation the guys were kind enough to hook me up with some moral patches, stickers and a pen. Like I said in the subject line great pistol great company and good really good people. I’ve owned and carried glocks for over 20 years and can confidently say Shadow Systems has not only raised the bar they have brought to market a weapons platform I trust my life and those I love and care for with thank you Shadow Systems

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It makes me smile

Fantastic firearm. Flat shooting… It just makes me smile how good it is. I already own a mr920 and was looking forward for the DR920. Both guns are developed with common sense shooting fundamentals. If you are considering buying this gun–you should.

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GRRRREEEEAAAAAT!

I have owned and been shooting Glock pistols for 30 years now.
The Shadow Systems DR920 is the perfect modernization of a great platform.
You simply can not beat the value of these pistols for all the custom features, the fit and finish, the performance.
No other optic mounting system compares to these.

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GRRRREEEEAAAAAT!

I have owned and been shooting Glock pistols for 30 years now.
The Shadow Systems DR920 is the perfect modernization of a great platform.
You simply can not beat the value of these pistols for all the custom features, the fit and finish, the performance.
No other optic mounting system compares to these.

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Favorite gun I own!

Ive lost count of how many rounds ive put through this guy already, but its well over 2k
I got this gun to replace my ss9f and im sure glad I did, its quite the upgrade.

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MR920 / DR920

Have both the MR920 Elite and DR920 Elite let me tell you I probably never buy another Glock go shoots a SHADOW SYSTEM MR920 or DR920 than you’ll understand!

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In love

Absolutely in love with my 920. Has replaced a few of my 19s for my fav gun. May have to add a few more to the collection!

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Best guns I’ve owned

I love these guns. I own a War Piet and a MR920 elite. I’ve run 2k to 3k rounds through my guns a month and I’ve never had a failure. The break in period is very important with these guns but again no failures at all while firing. Thank you Shadow Systems. Great product!

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Best there is!

I daily carry an MR920 Combat with a TLR7a, backup is a MR920L Elite and my newest full size is the DR920 Elite, these guns have all performed flawlessly and have protected my family since the release of the MR920.

The ergonomics and overall weight,comfort and accuracy cant be matched unless your willing to drop another $1,000+ into any other handgun.

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Awesome gun

Love the ergonomics, the shoot ability and the forward thinking design! What every striker fire gun should strive to be

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DR920 review

This is my 1st Shadow Systems handgun and after shooting it…….it won’t be my last!

I don’t have many what I consider higher end handguns, but this purchase may just push me over that line. Fit and finish are awesome. Weight is great. Balance is just about perfect.
I’m new to Shadow Systems and hadn’t heard much about them prior, but the fact that a handgun of this style, design and quality is made right here in the good ole USA just sealed the deal for me.
Next on the horizon will be the MR920 elite.
Thanks guys for a great 1st purchase from your company

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DR920 Elite Review

The reliability and performance on the DR920 has been top tier. The ergonomics, barrel/slide fit, and trigger promote excellent accuracy and follow-up shot consistency. The DR920 points naturally and the lightweight slide on the Elite allows for great recoil control, with quick Dot re-acquisition on RDS Equipped guns. I have been very impressed, and the look on everyone else’s face when they grab it says it all. Awe followed by Jealousy. Great product, keep it up!

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Great Handgun

Quality is far superior than the standard Glock. Fit and feel is amazing. Love the serrations and slide cuts. Only real issue is on the frame, the gas pedal feature adds some extra material to where the gun is not a clean fit in my G17 holsters.

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Great gun

Really the best u can get for the money. On the world of plastic guns.
And it looks bad ass too.

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What More could you ask for!?!

This is the best full size I have ever shot!! The low bore axis with the ability to change the angle of the grips, and the ability to apply any optical I wish gave me endless possibilities.

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Favorite pistol

Great ergonomics, extremely light, very good quality. Would recommend to anyone as a carry gun.

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Awesome gun

I like the optic footprint. Accuracy is awesome. Shoots flat. It is very attractive

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Best Pistol Ever Made

This pistol has become my edc, my competition pistol and my all around never leave home without it.
This firearm gives me the security of being able to perform on my worst day.
I really appreciate the time and effort given to this firearm. Your support is top level and I thank you.

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Lots of Hype | Honestly Kind of Disappointing

Before I get slammed here.
I want to validate what I am saying.
I thought it would shoot well and it does.

It shoots better than a stock Glock but there is thing kind of thing sound when pulling the trigger I don’t care for like the sound is resonating inside the gun some where you pull the trigger.

Even Gucci Glock triggers are still crunchy Glock garbage just lighter and slightly smoother to the break.
That break is crunchy in Gucci and regular Glocks.
I just hate it.

The gun just feels to light and not solid.
It shoots well and is accurate.
The flattest gun on the market, thats a joke.

Look at other guns like any staccato P my Walther SF 4 inch and 5 inch.
My Zev 0z9
Any CZ 75 variant, the sig P210.
These are all another 200 to 1500 extra sure but they are way better and flatter guns.

You spend over $1000 for a gun thats worth in value $700.
I just cannot justify this when there are so many other better choices.

The Zev 0z9 eats this thing for lunch in every single way for another $500 or so.
Wouldn’t you rather pay another $500 and get the best version of a Gucci Glock there is, I would.

Even better than the Zev both Walther Steel Frames shoot unbelievably flat and the trigger is the best you can really get for striker fired.

Walther today is probably making the best value Guns for the the Money you spend today.
Meaning for every dollar you spend at Walther they give you tons of Value.
Sig is probably a close second for me.

Staccato is a great Gun but expensive so the gun is great but the value is not.

CZ 75 anyone variant same as Walther unbelievable value for the Money you spend there.

You want people to buy your shadow guns okay then build a better gun or lower the price and people will stop criticizing you.

I feel like I got took for $300 dollars essentially.

The barrel is great, the optics system is a really neat touch.
The trigger well we don’t want to go there.
The slide does not have near that premium feel that zev does.

The frame meh it feels like every Gucci Glock frame.
Credit for the original back strap system however.

Zev is the bar in the Gucci Glock world for a stock gun, it just is..

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Couldn’t be happier

Very impressed with everything on this system. All the craftsmanship really shows and it’s very impressive. Shot countless rounds through all sorts of glocks and with out a doubt, this one takes the cake. Can’t wait to purchase another. Solid work guys!

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Favorite Handgun

Every aspect of the SS MR 920 Elite with a dot optic makes this my favorite handgun…. so much so, I bought 4 more.

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MR20

Excellent gun no problems have enjoyed shooting the MR20

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Best gun ever

Couldn’t be any more happier with my SS.

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PISTOL EXCELLENCE!

Duty? Check! Concealed carry ? Check ! Home defense ? Check! This pistol can do it all with the reliability, accuracy, and straight up performance you need! Forget the 3k custom glock and get this pistol to outperform and outshoot those 3k glocks

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Love it

Your DR920 Elite has been my edc since I bought it around six months ago. Added a Holosun Hs507c and a Bravo owb holster and don’t know I have it on. Have shot it enough to sight in and be comfortable with it but really look forward to putting many more rounds through it when ammo becomes more available. Really satisfied with the purchase Keep up the good work!!

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Fantastic

Recently acquired the Shadow Systems DR920 Elite. Put the first 100 through it and it ran like expected. Also put a couple hundred through my MR920 Elite and my War Poet MR920. They all worked great. I am looking forward to see what the future holds for Shadow Systems.

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AMAZING SHOOTER!!

I’ve owned several custom glocks and fully built Glock based platform pistols by various manufacturers over the years. I can honestly say that this is hands down my favorite shooter out of ever one I’ve owned. Shoots supper flat! Extremely accurate, and just plain fun to shoot. On top of outstanding products, their customer service is a thousand times better than ANY brand firearm manufacturer I’ve ever dealt with. Very prompt and personal service. I felt like all my questions were always answers very quickly and like I was talking to a friend on the other end of the line. Not just a client. I plan on doing much more business with them in the future! A++++

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So much bang for your buck

I own a MR918 combat and DR920 Elite. Absolutely love these pistols.

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Love this company and their guns

I own several guns, I had to use Glock for duty and always had a love hate relationship with Glock. Just by chance I discovered Shadow Systems and immediately love to shoot this gun. I own several of their guns and love each and every one. I ordered a few direct and always have had a great experience. The staff are fantastic and excel in customer service.

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Shadow System: Polymer Pistol finally done right

Great attention to important details as well consumer wanted details. Superior grip with the addition of being able to adjust the grip angle truly make their guns not only easier to control but also make it so for a much broader range of shooters. not to mention the superior grip texture and slide cuts, as well as by far the best “from the factory” optics system. Perhaps better than all that, is the attention they seem to pay to their consumers, whether it be to improve on certain features or add certain features. I can’t say enough good things about shadow systems thus far, I like them so much so that I currently own 3 and will probably be adding a 4th soon. My only hopes are, as they continue to grow, they keep up the fantastic customer service, and I’m hoping that in the near future they add a G43X sized model to the line up, or at least something in a subcompact model.

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New purchase

I do not often leave reviews but must say how pleased I am with this pistol. Brought it home disassembled and cleaned put around 250 rounds thru it. All I can say is WOW!!! Fells great shoots great. Love the sights and trigger pull and basically everything about it! Have a farm made my own range paper and steel targets. At 25 yds I was making that dueling tree steel targets dance. I am not that good a shot 63 years old LOL must be the pistol. My new favorite. Thanks for a great product plus American made big plus for me

Summary for MR918
Average Score: 4.93 (40 ratings)
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MR918

Best shooting pistol I’ve ever used in 24 yrs. of law enforcement….quick/light recoil, smooth cycling and outstanding grip.

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Best Glock replacement pistol after some initial problems were corrected

Pistol was recieved brand new with a broken firing pin/striker assembly (tip of striker was completely missing) and would not fire out of the box. Contacted Shadow Systems about the issue and they fixed the problem promptly with a new striker assembly, but this issue was very disconcerting considering the pistol arrived to me out of the box in non-working condition.

Fit, finish, quality and lock up of pistol is very nice. Grip texture is almost perfect. Trigger is very nice. Sights are amazing. Optional magazine well is a nice added option, but may be a bit delicate for hard tactical/combat use as it may break away from the grip if stuck on the front lip at an upward angle. Magazines are Magpul and are all garbage. Bad followers, no witness holes, but pistol will work with ETS and factory Glock magazines so I replaced them all immediately. Gun is extremely accurate and recoil is very light with good controllability for fast follow up shots. Pistol works with all of my Glock holsters from JM Custom and Blackpoint Tactical. Overall, pistol is much better than a stock Glock and is comparable to custom Glocks costing much more. Pistol has since been discontinued and is no longer available which I feel was a terrible move on the part of Shadow Systems as this is a very nice gun that I feel is actually nicer than the new replacement MR920 model. Time/use will tell, but so far this is a very nice Glock replacement pistol that is better than any Glock I have ever owned-shame that it’s no longer obtainable…
David M.
Tactical Firearms Training Instructor.

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“Blem” mr918 frame

Trained, competed, and daily carried this for over a year as of typing. Well over 2k rounds.
Zero complaints.

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Simply put, outstanding.

I currently use an MR918 frame with a custom milled G19 slide for my duty weapon and EDC. I’ve enjoyed the Shadow Systems slides as well, and consider them top notch. The frame is outstanding, and is a marked improvement over the OEM Glock frame.

The texture is exactly what I wanted, and I wish it was available from the OEM. It’s a small detail, but one that makes a significant enough difference in wet weather that it’s something that I would demand for any duty weapon since it helps maintain a positive grip when my hands are wet from rain, snow, sleet, sweat, and even blood (non-combat related, thankfully).

The grip angle and size can be adjusted using the backstraps to best suit the individual, and is a better implementation than what Glock has to offer. Another small detail, but one that helps with fitting the firearm to the individual, rather than having to train around a firearm that only mostly fits.

The magwell comes with a minor flare that works well as is, though an additional magwell can be added to ensure a reloads are difficult to miss. An additional benefit to the optional magwell is that it forces my dominant hand into the same position each time, every time. The added consistency is the biggest benefit that I’ve found.

The double trigger undercuts allow for a higher natural grip without the famed “Glock knuckle”. In additional to better ergonomics and control, it adds another index point for my support hand, which again helps with consistency in my grip.

Additional features that I’ve noticed are that the extended magwell is still low profile enough to conceal with a decent holster and belt. It’s on par with the Magpul magwell regarding size, and functions quite well. The beavertail is enhanced enough that I can choke up high on the grip without getting bitten by the slide, and requires me trying to get bitten to do it. The overall layout of the index surfaces and features lends to a repeatable and consistent grip, which allows me to rip and go more naturally.

All of these features are stock, and the added cost to the Shadow Systems offering is still less than the cost of each of these upgrades being added individually to an OEM frame. The same can be said for their slide, so the complete package is on par or costs less than a fully custom Glock, while still providing better overall features.

The Shadow Systems offerings won’t make you master class Tier 1 operators. That only comes with consistent quality training and practice. However, it does reduce limitations stemming from the gun by improving better ergonomics, high reliability, and a better overall fit with the chosen system. If a Shadow Systems is within budget, then I highly recommend one.

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Best guns

Shadow systems guns are the best out on the market.

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Amazing

This company and pistol are absolutely the best. No notes!

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MR918E

Awesome pistol at an amazing price

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The new standard in firearms!

Shadow Systems pistols are the new standard in firearms. They sleek, stylish, and aesthetically pleasing. They are made from high quality materials by master craftsmen. And, most importantly, they go bang every time you pull the trigger. You cant beat their affordable high quality products.

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So happy

Bought the MR918 elite a little over a year ago, and now have a little over 1600 rounds through it. Needed a little break on period but now that it’s broken in, it runs flawlessly. I’ve had it out to Frontsight in Nevada and DG’d (distinguished grad) their 4 day defensive handgun course. Fit and finish are great. I can run my gun through multitarget and holster drills with timed pressure like a veteran. Love this gun. Would consider buying the newest generation full size.

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918 review

I have had my 918 for over 2 years and had no problems with it. It has a nice balance and it is fun to shoot.

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Best not a glock

This is one of the best not a glock glocks I’ve ever picked up and shot. Runs flawless and has all the perks of a customized gun. Love mine and recommend to everyone that asks is that a glock 19??

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End of a journey

The MR918 Combat is the first pistol that I have owned, that was good to go right out of the box. I have gone through a number of different pistols, Shadow Systems have made my perfect pistol. And Made in America at a great price.

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A great daily

I’ve carried this for over a year as my daily cc and its been great. I have found most iwb holsters fit and retain very well. The best part of this firearm is the back straps the ability to make the gun fit and aim is priceless. And the customer service is one of the best.

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Reigning Champion

So far this is the best bang for the buck on the market. I LOVE the interchangeable grip system because I’ve got a G19 size pistol with a G17 grip, without the discomfort of either ones trigger guard. One of the best triggers out of the box with great sights that cowitness perfectly with my 507 (lower 1/4ish). they don’t obscure my picture through the red dot or draw my attention away from it like so many others I’ve seen. It’s accurate and reliable as the day is long. I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a DR20 if I had the cheddar.

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Great package

Overall I am very pleased with my pistol. I caught interest in shadow systems after originally liking glocks, but wanting to upgrade the sights among other things right away. In comes the MR918. I purchased my MR918 at a local gun store after the MR920 was already out. I believe I got the best “Glock” out of the box that is possible for this price point. Taking a stock Glock and making it like this pistol would cost a lot more. Great gun, this is my main side arm.

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Amazing gun!

My MR918 simply amazing. It shoots flat, feels very precise and is the best shooting out-of-the-box pistol under $1000 on the market. Bar none. I’ve put around 300 rounds through this baby with zero issues. The trigger is very tactile and has a smooth pull with a very satisfying reset. Target acquisition is simple with the bright forward sight. The included options for changing out the backstrap gives you a nice custom feel for shooters of any other style weapon. The magwell option makes reloads a breeze and can make anyone feel like John Wick. All in all, this pistol is worth every penny and then some.

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Best Bang for your Buck

Being stuck in Canada, we don’t have many options for firearms and what we do get sells out very quickly. That said, I am new to shooting at the ripe age of 47 and have jumped in with both feet. I have tried every single pistol I could get my hands on and purchased those that were available (and that I could afford). I can say that the way Shadow Systems approaches the design of their firearms truly reflects what shooters (especially new shooters) should be looking for in a pistol. Familiar lines coupled with tweaks that appear to be cosmetic but suddenly become essential as soon as you pick it up. The feel in the hand is unlike most others in the market and the ability to EASILY change back straps is awesome. Light, small and instinctively controllable , the MR918 is an absolute dream. As soon as you start learning about trigger control, reset and grip, everything about this pistol helps you understand these concepts immediately. Although not inexpensive, the MR918 is far above their competition in the under $1500 (CDN) range. Just shooting it has improved my shooting on all my other pistols! Keep up the good work!

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Bougie on a budget

Have you ever owned a Glock and then saw those Instagram gun guys with those gnarly customized Glocks that cost them $1,500+ and envied them? Yeah, me neither because that’s a lot of money for plastic. Enter Shadow Systems. You get all the better ergos of a custom Glock and the reliability of a stock Glock for half the price of the big names.

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MR918L

An amazing fire arm. I have the MR918L and it’s a great shooter!

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Awesomeness

MR918 = the sexiest piece of bad a$&@#y a person can have, conceal and just get nasty with if necessary. Pure American exceptionalism at it’s best!

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Excellent

This super accurate pistol is a joy to shoot and carry.

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The best

Is the best gun I buy in years

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Best Handgun I've Ever Bought

Like the subject says, I bought the MR918 optics cut model. It was being discontinued. Two of the best things I like about it; one is the way the backstraps work, second is mounting the optics directly to the slide. Improvements I would make you already did on the MR920. I’ve only shot a few hundred rounds because of the ammo shortage and price but it is a very accurate handgun. I am thoroughly impressed with the handgun and the customer service. Keep up the good work!

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MR918

Love my 918. Everything a Glock 19 should be. I don’t even shoot my19’s anymore!

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Reliable.

I have Shadow System MR18 Elite for the last two years. I have used this pistol in USPSA, concealed carry and two guns matches. So far I have shot over four thousand rounds through it without a single problem. I highly recommend this product.
Yes!! It will fit your glock19 holster.

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MR918

Best shooting pistol I’ve ever used in 24 yrs. of law enforcement….quick/light recoil, smooth cycling and outstanding grip.

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Finally found the ONE!

This pistol is simply incredible! This is the one other pistol manufactures should aspire to.I love this pistol more than my fully customized Glock. Great job shadow systems!

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Why the MR918 replaced my Glock 19.

Why the MR918 replaced my Glock 19

First is the MR918 better? That depends on the shooter and what he/she likes or wants. FOR ME, again for me, it is. I say that having owned 30+ Glock 19s and EDCing one since 2005 when I switched over to the Glock system from my previous DA/SA SIG pistols.

Here are MY REASONS:

1. The grip fits me better than any 19 that I have owned or shot (with the exception of a Bowie Tactical grip reduction and a Robar grip reduction 19). The adjustable back – rear hump is a great feature. The stippling/texturing on the grip is fantastic – for me. Better than any texture on any of the different Glock 19 gens as far as I am concerned.

2. It comes with a very good trigger, better than any stock 19 trigger that I have ever shot. I am a stock trigger guy, always have been; I’ve only bought one after-market trigger in 35 years, a SSVI Tyr trigger – and I didn’t even install it in my 43, I ended up giving it to a friend. The trigger on the MR918 is a factory trigger, so no-one can say “oh lord, he modified his trigger; yada yada yada” something that means something to me (I know that not all shooters think that way, but I do and it matters to me, if it doesn’t to you – no problem, I can understand that too.)

3. Sights – fantastic, I like them a lot. Yep, I can get Trijicon HDs or Ameriglo’s for my regular 19s and I like Trijicon HDs a lot, but getting these for a stock 19 is going to cost some extra $$. So far the sights that came on my MR918s have worked well for me. No changes.

4. Barrel – I can shoot my 19s good, but with the MR918s (all three of mine) I am getting to an almost “surgical” state. I am impressed with the accuracy of these guns. Both my wife and a couple of friends who have shot these guns agree on this, my buddy is looking to sell his M&P 9c & Glock 48 to free funds for a MR918 – he’s that impressed.

5. The beaver tail and undercut on the trigger guard = fantastic, these two points have been done perfectly.

6. All of the above and the fact that I can still use my Glock 19 and Magpul mags and all of the dozens of Glock 19 holsters for this gun – a big plus (this wouldn’t be the case if I switched from a Glock 19 to a different brand…)

I had three 918s, but ended up selling one. Purchased a 920 Combat with an optic cut, but sold it off unfired – I wasn’t ready to make the switch to dot sights at this point in time, so I freed up some funds for another purchase. Maybe down the line I’ll pick up another 920 with an optic cut.

In all I really like Glock 19s, but now with these guns, I don’t see myself owing another one again (unless my friend decides to do me a solid and sell me that Robar grip reduction 19 that he has… still working on that!).

Been EDCing the MR918 since February of 2020 now – REALLY like this gun, consider me a BIG fan!

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Disappointed

Thanks for asking my opinion.

I purchased a MR918 @ 2019 and had to send it back to you as the shells were jamming up. I had great service and the turn around was incredible. You earned my business.

Upon hearing my brag on my MR918, my daughter (Jisel Blasi) purchased a hand gun for her honey from you last year as a gift.

Same problem. Gun jams. I told her to call your service and when she did, you guys basically blew her off because she is a girl.

Sorry, you asked and I telling you how I feel about it now.

Dale A. Blasi

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Incredible

Perfection, mastered. Shadow Systems has pushed the envelope on what an OEM pistol can be. Having shot Glock 19s for many years, the MR series was an epiphany. NPOA, stippling, incredible slide machining and RDS mounting system, and SCIENCE!! I no longer own any Glock pistols, as the MR fulfills all of my roles. I have been preaching the goodness: demoing my personal pistol with students, friends, family, and anyone curious at the range to prove to them that a Shadow Systems deserves to be in their fleet. More importantly, it should become their daily driver for carry. I have converted many because a cost breakdown of the MR versus a Glock with equivalent upgrades just makes plain sense. You will not get more value out the box on the market today, period. I cannot recommend this company and it’s products enough. They simply speak for themselves.

OG MR918, 5000+ rounds of enjoyment. Soon to be owner of an MR920. I believe in this company, its mission, and its products.

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Awesome pistol. Best bang for your buck.

You cannot find a better shooting pistol with that many custom features from the factory. Every feature on this handgun enhances the function and looks 100%.
I will buy another especially if they make a 43 x varient. Five stars ++++.

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MR918

When I first got the MR918, I was very happy with the feel and texture of the grip, first trip to the range was great. This gun is very accurate and easy to shot accurately with the great trigger and sights. I did use the med insert in the grip and the mag well. I cant wait till I get the full size grip with my xxl size hands
Overall very happy with the mr918

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Exceptional Quality

I have purchased many handguns and describe this gun as the finest Glock style gun I have owned. Workmanship is outstanding quality is exceptional.

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Purchasing a Glock and can't decide what you want to upgrade?

Shadow Systems has a gem on their hands. When I was deciding whether or not to pick up a Gen5 Glock at the time and then customize it, I had some choices to make. I was already thinking of upgrading it, but one quick look at the SS MR918, and I was amazed with the customized features I knew I wanted and in the end saved me money for ammo. Thank you Shadow Systems!

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I love it

I’ve had my MR918 for a year and a half now, and it is perfect for my needs.

I conceal carry daily, and it fits comfortably in the two appendix-carry holsters I use (Vedder LightTuck and Hidden Hybrid single clip). I have a TLR-7a that I will sometimes have attached depending on circumstances, and it works/looks great on this pistol.

I’ve put right around 2500 rounds through it, and it has only had two failure-to-feed problems, both of which were in the first three months and which I believe were magazine-related. I’ve put all of these through it, and they all perform well:
Speer Gold Dot 124gr +P
American Eagle 124gr
PMC 115gr
Blazer 115gr

Accuracy is excellent. Reliability is excellent. Aesthetics are excellent. I will continue using this as my main pistol until I move to a newer model of a Shadow Systems pistol and keep the MR918 as a dedicated home defense pistol.

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Very well done!

My MR918 is everything I had hoped for, a very well manufactured firearm. The new models look great but honestly I can’t justify a new purchase, yet! Great job Shadow Systems!

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Great gun

This is a great shooting gun out of thy box. I carry this gun everyday and every where. It’s light weight and durable and easy to conceal

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Phenomenal pistol

I’ve had my MR918 Elite for over a year now and it’s the only gun I shoot every time I go to the range. I’ve topped it with an Trijicon RMR2. The gun has been 100% reliable, shooting both factory target ammo and Federal HST as my self defense round. Easy to break down and clean, this is my go-to home defense gun, and all around range gun.

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Amazing

THe MR918 is just an amazing gun, I honestly sold all my Glocks and now only have a MR918 and MR920L. Highly recommend a Shadow Systems. They are everything you could need in a 9mm handgun! Get one you will not regret it!

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I love shooting this gun.

I couldn’t be happier with this purchase. After installing a hollow sun red dot, and a compensator, we took this gun to the range to run a few hundred rounds through it. I was shooting it back to back with my friends Glock 34, and I have to say we both enjoyed shooting this gun. My next gun purchase will definitely be another Shadow systems. Way to go guys.

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