MR918 Elite

$1,116.00 $989.00


MR918 Elite

(9 customer reviews)
5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings

$1,116.00 $989.00

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Multi Role Lightweight 9mm – MR918 Elite – Shadow Systems

Meet the MR918 Elite.  This is our top of the line lightweight pistol that incorporates everything we know about pistol design.

The MR918 name comes from the idea of creating a true “multi-role” 9mm pistol.  The size and operating system are inspired by the Glock Gen4 G19 model, but many aspects have been completely redesigned.

The frame has been in development for two years and is 100% a Shadow System design, not a rebrand of another frame already in the market.  The frame makes use of new manufacturing techniques to wrap more texture around the curves of the frame and put grip texture in places not normally seen on production guns.

If you have questions about our MR918 Elite or are considering the Multiple Role Combat, call us at (469) 458-6808.


LEAD TIME: New orders placed after February 10 will ship approximately 8-10 weeks from Order Date. If you need more information before making the purchase, contact our team at (469) 458-6808.


Our Multi-Role 9mm Frame

Compatible with existing Glock Gen4 G19 holsters, magazines, and accessories

Designed to dramatically reduce recoil and muzzle flip

Contoured frame sits low in the hand

Features double undercut trigger guard

3 interchangeable backstraps supporting high, neutral, and low Natural Point of Aim

Gently extended beavertail prevents slide bite

Aggressive grip texture on key surfaces

Included magwell extension enables faster reload under stress

The Trigger for Our Multi-Role Pistol

Flat-faced polymer trigger

TTI Ultimate connector

4-4.5 lbs trigger pull

Slightly reduced take-up

Carry safe trigger with all drop safeties intact

The MR918 Elite BARREL

Machined from 416R stainless steel

Conventionally rifled, 1-10 in. — safe with lead bullets

Spiral fluting pattern improves evacuation of debris and reduces barrel weight, making the multi-role 9mm ultra lightweight.

Mated with our slide, the barrel sets a new accuracy bar in this class of pistol

The Multiple Role MR918 Elite Slide

Specially engineered window cut reduces weight slightly for optimal recoil impulse and fast sight recovery

Designed for recoil control and manipulation under stress

Front/rear directional serrations for improved handling

Top serrations

Thinned slide profile at grasping locations

Machined from 17-4 stainless steel

Available with a Trijicon RMR/Holosun pattern optic cut

The MR918 Elite Sights

Metal sights with solid black rear and a high-visibility green outline tritium front

Nearly as bright as a fiber optic in the daytime

Glowing tritium dot gives a nighttime index point for quick, accurate shots at close range

Optic ready slides feature a lower 1/3 co-witness

The Small Parts for the Multi-Role Lightweight 9mm

Includes Shadow’s modified Gen3 recoil system

Single spring system is user adjustable and manufactured from high-quality chrome silicon

Internal slide parts are machined from billet stainless steel

High-reliability enhanced LCI extractor features Shadow’s proprietary geometry and material selection to enhance longevity and extraction of a wide range of ammunition

Includes two magazines and zippered soft case

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Additional information

Optics Ready

Trijicon RMR/Holosun pattern optic cut

9 reviews for MR918 Elite

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shawn Coddington

    I was not leaving the store without this pistol, it was sitting next to a $ 2,000 ZEV when it caught my eye. It is a BMF to the eye. I asked the gent to hand it to me and the second thing I appreciated was how light this pistol is. I own a 17 gen 3 and my CZ’s were my favorites yesterday. Slide rides low like a CZ. It is light enough with full mag you might forget it is there. Came with cardboard box, pistol bag, locks, extra mag, sticker, spare backstraps, Allen wrench, and probably other stuff that I have not checked out because I cant quit looking at the pistol. I am giving this pistol 5 stars without even shooting it yet because of the workmanship, looks, and weight. They have put art in the industry with this one, Its what we have been waiting for and I will review it again after I run it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Phillips

    Bought this on a whim while at cabelas. Feels good in my hand, switch the original back strap to the lower point of aim as I am a 1911 shooter. Tolerances are tight and I would definitely at least put 500 rounds through as a break in. Only thing I am disappointed in the soft pistol case was just a generic one and not the cool ones with the shadow systems logo on it. Can’t wait to put a holosun 507 on it as it will be my first pistol with a red dot on it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bo Sabrowsky

    My new MR918 Elite is a fantastic pistol, exactly as advertised. Lots of new guns “feel good in the hand” when in the store, but that means very little in the absence of actually shooting the firearm and putting it through its paces. I am a firearms instructor for both LE and civilians and I have well over 100,000 rounds thru my previous custom Glocks. I have been running Trijicon RMRs, DeltaPoints, and DeltaPoint Pros for over 8 years and recently added the new Holosun 507C to the mix, so I know a little bit about what constitutes a top tier pistol, and what it needs to be able to deliver if you’re going to run it hard. In this pistol, you have delivered the flattest recoil impulse I have ever shot. The top-flight milled slide gives me the lowest footprint I have ever seen, and the ability to cowitness my red dots with conventional height iron sights is actually a pretty big freaking deal – the sight picture is considerably less cluttered which is a big win for anyone running red dots. This is such a high quality, reasonably priced pistol, and I was fortunate to have found one at Bass Pro, here in Cincinnati last week – I’ve already put 500 rounds thru it in 5 days. I have an SRO Trijicon ordered, with an estimated delivery date in early June, so I’m eager to mate it to my MR918 Elite, and see how things work out with that combination – I have no doubt it will be a winner.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Great gun!!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Daigle (verified owner)

    Had handled the pistol in a Cableas. Ordered through Shadow Systems. Pistol arrived in 5 weeks. Very comfortable in the hand, good trigger,very accurate in speed drills and at distance. Fit and finish very good. As reliable as any Glock once broken in. I’m very happy. Great pistol.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dave Rockman

    I LOVE THIS GUN! I’ve been eyeing them up for awhile now and while on vacation up north for the 4th of July I stopped at Hodag Gun and Loan and they happened to have one in stock. Unfortunately it wasn’t the rmr ready model just the non rmr elite slide but I had to have it either way after seeing it in person and feeling how good it fits my hands and how good it points and aims for me. The trigger is awesome it feels a lot like a gen 5 trigger to me in the way it pulls and breaks which I prefer because I’m very accurate with my gen 5 glocks. Took the MR918 to the range this week and shot 200 rounds of aguila 124 grain fmj to break it in and all I can say is AMAZING! This is the flattest shooting polymer striker fired pistol I have ever shot! It stays so flat and tracks so good I was seriously impressed. I have a few Glocks with zev dragonfly slides and the recoil impulse on the MR918 is way better. For the price Shadow Systems cannot be beat!! Only thing I would do differently is I would have bought the rmr ready model but I guess I’ll just have to buy another one!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Awesome gun. Love everything about it. Awesome customer service too

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Lightweight ,flat shooting and excellent ergonomics. My first trip to the range with it, I shot the tightest groups I’ve ever shot with a striker fire pistol. I usually run CZ pistols DA/SA , but I am thoroughly impressed by the MR819 Elite. Great pistol

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    David koenig

    Top notch . I never owned a better pistol.

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