MR920 Elite

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MR920 Elite

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Due to extremely high demand, this product is currently unavailable for web orders. Please visit your local retailer to purchase your MR920. You can find a local dealer here. 


The MR920 Elite is our top of the line pistol.  This handgun incorporates everything we know about pistol design.

The lightweight & low recoil MR920 Elite took its inspiration from its predecessor, the MR918 Elite. The DNA of the pistol is the same as the MR918, but there have been some significant changes to the features and functions which make this pistol work for more people.

The optic cut versions of the MR920 features Shadow Systems’ new patent-pending optic mounting system.

The biggest news in this release is our new patent-pending universal optic mount cut. By redesigning internal slide components, we relocated portions of the operating system allowing three key attributes:

  • The strongest, deepest screw placement in the industry
  • Direct optic mounting of multiple brands without intervening adapter plates
  • Extremely low optic placement permitting most optics to co-witness with typical iron sights

No past designs have combined all three of these game-changing attributes. The MR920 optic cut accommodates Trijicon RMR and SRO, Holosun 507c and 508t, Leupold Deltapoint Pro, Vortex Viper, and TruGlo Tru-Tec.

Because the MR920 is a Universal Optic Mount Pistol, it will likely accommodate additional brands and optics; testing for optic compatibility is still ongoing. The new system provides versatility without compromise and even exceeds the strength of past Shadow Systems mounts that had a dedicated Trijicon RMR footprint machined into the slide.

The MR918 set a new benchmark for low recoil and controllability in rapid-fire.  The MR920 draws many of its design queues from the MR918, but the dust cover now includes a recoil control ledge for the support hand thumb.  This control point further reduces muzzle flip in rapid-fire.  The frame of the MR920 continues to feature the NPOA backstrap system which adjusts the ANGLE of the backstrap to match the shooter’s natural point of aim.  The pistol system includes three backstraps, a removable magazine well, and a backstrap removal tool for your convenience.

Our frame is a ground-up Shadow Systems design, not a rebrand of another frame already on the market.  Our tooling uses new technology to wrap more texture around the curves of the frame and put grip in places not normally seen on production guns.

The slide and barrel are machined in-house in Plano, TX.  Barrels are 1-10″ conventionally rifled 416R stainless steel.  Our barrels are coated in super hard Bronze Titanium Carbo-nitride or Black Nitride.  Slides are machined from 17-4 PH stainless steel and coated in Nitride. The slide can be configured with either dovetail sights or the new patent pending multi-footprint optic cut.

Slides feature front and rear directional serrations.  Elite models also feature window cuts, top serrations, and additional slide machining.  These serrations provide excellent traction when manipulating the slide, but are relatively frictionless when drawing the pistol from a holster.  The MR920 features deeply recessed front serrations and corner chamfers.  This thinned front profile gives greater control and reduces the difficulty of inserting the pistol into a holster, particularly a partially collapsed IWB holster.

Our pistols are built for reliability and performance first. We added the universal optic mount feature to the MR920 to make your life easier. Our triggers are improved over a stock trigger, but leave internal safeties fully intact and use stock weight springs. You can expect smooth take-up and a super crisp break at 4.0-4.5 lbs.

Trying to decide whether to buy the Combat or Elite? Contact our staff at (469) 458-6808.


THIS IS AN FFL ITEM.  After placing your order, you will be contacted by our sales group to provide FFL information.

Restrictions: By buying this item from Shadow Systems, the Customer certifies that the Customer will comply with any and all requirements imposed by applicable U.S. federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and administrative policies.



The Frame On Our Online Multi-Role Pistol

Compatible with Glock Gen4 G19 holsters, magazines, & accessories

Designed to dramatically decrease recoil and muzzle flip

Contoured to sit low in the hand

Features a double undercut trigger guard

3 interchangeable backstraps that provide backup for high, neutral, and low Natural Point of Aim

Extended beavertail prevents slide bite

Excellent grip texture on key surfaces

Included magwell extension enables quicker reload under stress

Our MR920 Elite’s Trigger

Flat-faced aluminum trigger

Includes a 3.5 lbs connector

A 4.0-4.5 lbs trigger pull

Carry safe trigger that has all drop safeties intact

This Barrel On This Pistol

It’s machined from 416R stainless steel

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

Spiral fluting pattern for the barrel improves evacuation of debris and reduces barrel weight

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

The Multi-Role Pistol Slide

Designed for recoil control and handling under stress

Front/rear directional serrations for better-quality handling

Thinned slide profile at grasping locations

It’s machined from 17-4 stainless steel

Sights for the MR920 Combat

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

It’s nearly as bright as a fiber optic in the daytime

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

Small Parts

Includes Shadow’s modified Gen3 recoil system

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

Internal slide parts are built from billet stainless steel

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

Includes 2 magazines & zippered soft case

Additional information

Elite Specs

Barrel: 4" (unthreaded), 4 1/2" (threaded)
Length: 7 1/8"
Height: 4 3/4"
Weight: 1 lb 4.5 oz
Caliber: 9mm
Trigger: Flat-faced 4-4.5 lb Trigger Pull
Magazines: 2x 15 Round Magpul Magazines

Optics Ready

Patent pending, multi-footprint optic cut has been tested with: Trijicon RMR and SRO, Holosun 507c and 508t, Leupold Deltapoint Pro, Vortex Viper, and TruGlo Tru-Tec.

Dealer Info

Dealers, please contact for pricing and to order.

20 reviews for MR920 Elite

  1. Bretton D.

    I am an owner and user of the MR918 Elite and I just received my MR920 Elite yesterday – shot it today and am blown away again like I was over a year ago with my 918. The trigger is an insane upgrade and the flatness of shooting is second to none ‘off the rack’ and in the price range. The 920 Elite will now be my every day carry as it is an excellent upgrade over the 918. I’ll probably invest in a threaded barrel for the 920 and she’ll be set. If you’re a Glock fan, these Shadow Systems MR-series, especially the 920 are worth a try for sure! One thing to add, the folks at Shadow Systems are unbelievably quick to reply to questions both via email and on social media (my experience has been with them on Instagram) – unlike dealing with Glock or Sig you’ll get expert help right away and undivided attention.


  2. Alex S

    I bought my MR920 with the threaded barrel today from a local store (Brush Mountain Outfitters) and I love it! The way it feels and looks and comes ready for a red dot. I took it to the range (Tejas Shooting Sports) today as well and shoots badass! I rented out a silencer at my local gun range and had a lot of fun with it. Really love it!!

  3. hp718

    I can’t wait to be able to order. Have been searching for my next buy and definitely made my choice…. Hope to hear from you” shadow systems” when it available on your wait list! Thanks

  4. Preston Fowler

    Purchased a MR920 Elite today from my local Bass Pro and immediately went to the range. I am more than impressed and blown away with the quality and craftsmanship that went into this firearm. Shadow I will be your spokesperson! Lol, seriously do not hesitate to add this to your collection. It will not disappoint. Thank you Shadow Systems!

  5. Elliot

    Excellent! I was looking for a G19 and stumbled on the MR920 Elite. The MR920 had all the upgrades I was planning on doing and was ready for more. After adding a Holosun 507C, CT CMR 208 and Agency Arms Comp she is ready to go. Shoots great out of the box even after installing the comp. No need to change springs. The MR920 is a serious firearm with all you could ask for and more.

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  6. Joseph Campos

    I don’t particularly care for Glocks but do appreciate the size of a Glock 19. Pulled the trigger on the MR920 and this is the best out of the box handgun i have ever owned. Slapped a RMR on it and it’s even better!

  7. Todd Suchy

    I dont ever write reviews for firearms. Ever. With that said, I purchased a 920 about a month ago. Before firing it I installed the Trijicon SRO. MY Eyes have been slowly failing so I figured I’d try it out. Mounting was easy and the spacer between the optic and rear sight was clearly identified in the manual. Ive shot roughly 1000 rounds of various types and weight with zero malfunction. The 920 truly is the flatest cycling 9mm i have fired! The trigger is good with just a little creep and a clean breaking point. The accuracy is amazing! I shoot a lot of high end handguns. This one tore the center out of my target at 35 yards repeatedly. I found a happy medium with my dot adjustment and am beyond comfortable at 0 -40 yards. No buyers remorse here! Worth every penny and has earned its way to my everyday carry gun.

  8. Michael Sanchez

    Purchased back in April from Bass Pro brick and mortar store and it was the only one within a hundred miles of me that had it in stock. Took a leap of faith since my buddy has a SS9C from them and he loved it. This is built wholly by them now and I’m glad I bit the bullet and purchased. So ergonomic and flat shooting. Frame feels light as can be and I know for a fact that the optic cut helped big time with my optic shopping since I didn’t have to mill it for 1 particular brand. Thanks for making a quality product.

  9. Oz Alfaro

    Heard so many good things about this company and the Mr920 that I saw 3 SsMr920’s at a local dealer and didn’t hesitate to buy them. I bought 2 Elites and 1 combat. To describe this gun in 1 word: AMAZING! excellent job Shadow Systems Team. Can’t wait to add the Mr920L to my collection.

  10. Sgt. Burgher

    Where to begin? I have been a Glock fan boy for as long as i can remember. I have had the upgrades done from slide cuts to rmr’s to milling for weight reduction. I have used some of the bug game players and had excellent work done to try and make the very best off duty gun for me. I have to say i didn’t know much about these until last night!! i did over 6 hours of research and decided i need to put one in my hand. After actually picking it up i instantly realized this was a must have!! The design and the way it has been catered to the needs of a gunfighter “per say” is impeccable!! This will be my everyday carry when i’m off duty. If i could convince the Chief to let me carry it as a service i wouldn’t hesitate. Thank you for listening to the people and producing such an amazing tool!!!

  11. Steve

    MR920 Elite
    Unbelievable! I love the gun and it exceeds my expectation. Ordered in February and got it in June (2020), been shooting throughout the summer; just under 1,000 rounds thru the gun. First impression is that it does shoot flatter then I’m used to and second the rise, during recoil seems to be much less. Overall this is not only a fun pistol to shoot, but it seems easier as well. It just feels great and more comfortable than most guns. It makes me want to shoot more and get into competition.
    Added bonus – the company and staff are fantastic — thank you.

  12. Jacob

    It’s hard for me to go and buy a different gun now because I enjoy this so much. …3,500 rounds without a cleaning just a little oil and It’s back in the fight . Really brings shooting this pistol a lot of fun

  13. John Howard

    Just got this without knowing that it’s not meant to use a vortex venom…. I filed the venoms round rear down a little and it fits good but the rear sight is blocked out by the vortex. I’m on the hunt for an rmr now. The gun itself is amazing

    • Jessica Roe (verified owner)

      The Vortex Viper does fit, but unfortunately the Venom body doesn’t fit. Sorry for the confusion.

  14. Kevin Shook

    I shoot competition and have many guns of all calibers and manufacturers, and I never cared for the glocks because it didn’t feel right in my hand so I was a little hesitant when I was ordering it, but “WOW” what a gun my new favorite and I’m thinking of ordering another one just to have it, it would not feed the first 4 rounds so I only loaded 10 rounds in each mag and after that she took off and started purring like a kitten even with full mags, and the accuracy is absolutely perfect, Now after 450 rounds it has sold me, I look forward to buying my next Shadow System gun

  15. Joshua Malfer

    Speaking from sending my glock 19x out for stippling and slide cuts, I am well into the $1500 range. For an exact replica of this at half the price. This pistol put performs anything I have touched before without customization.

  16. Roger Stone

    Pulled into Big Bass determined to pickup the FN 509 Tac. Guy behind the counter told me, let me show you this one before you pay. Told him, “Nah that’s ok let’s go with…whoooa wait a minute…”

    Never owned a Glock in my life. Never took a looking to them. Imo, I felt they looked and felt a bit toyish. This gun compared to the G19 is almost 5once difference… Lighter. I couldn’t believe it when I picked it up. Bought it on the spot and will be picking up the Trij also.

    I’ll be buying the DR920 as well when it comes out. Great job guys!

  17. Clay Parette

    I promise it’s not “just a Glock” buy it, shoot it, clean it, with the biggest smile on your face. You won’t be upset! What’s crazy is how light it is compared too my standard Gen3 G19. The Holosun optic is the Cherry on top because I love their optics and they’re awesome! Thank you Shadow Systems for making a product that we’ve been asking for for 20+ years!

  18. Jason McMullen

    Hey guys I just wanted to say thank you for the producing m920 elites. I just picked one up yesterday and love everything about it!!! It is my new favorite pistol! I live in 10acres and immediately took it out and fired it. I just wanted to reach out and let you guys know what I thought!

  19. Sean

    This is my favorite carry gun of all time. All the details make it perfect. Most people over look the little things but it’s what makes this great.

    I absolutely love this pistol. The narrowing of the slide in the front also makes it very convenient for press checks and racking from the front.
    Also the coating on the barrel is standing up incredibly well!! I have a few different kinds of barrels and the coating always wears down after about 250ish rounds but I’ve put about 1000 through this and the finish isn’t fading at all not even a little. Knocked it out of the park with this one.

  20. Vaughn

    This is best handgun(MR920) that I’ve ever owned. True quality products with the support of an outstanding VP of Ops and her team. Forget a Glock…own a Shadow Systems handgun….a step above.

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