Can you put a red dot on the CZ Shadow 2?
Of course you can!
In this buyer's guide, let's check out the best red dot sights for CZ Shadow 2 that almost everyone buys.
Let's check them out...
NOTE: Optic plates for CZ Shadow 2 OR are sold separately
Best Red Dot Optics For CZ Shadow 2 (Standard & Optic Ready)
Trijicon SRO - Largest Field Of View
Why we picked this one - Trijicon SRO's enlarged window size increases "sight on target" speed faster than the original RMR. So large you can't miss or lose the dot during follow up shots.
Bigger Window - Get on target fast, and reacquire the sight picture fast after follow-up shots. When you pick this up the first time you just wish you had it sooner.
Same As RMR Footprint - The mounting footprint is the same as the Trijicon RMR, no special mounting hardware required.
Various Reticle Options - Dot sizes are available in:
- 1 MOA
- 2.5 MOA
- 5 MOA (recommended for USPSA & IPSC)
Easier Battery Access - Changing the battery from the top without the need to remove the sight, or re-zero the sight.
Lock Out Mode - SRO saves the last brightness setting and locks on that setting. Perfect for CCW users to prevent unintentional button press.
However, the OR model doesn't come with an optic plate, so the one we recommend is the factory CZ Shadow 2 Trijicon RMR plate.
If you have the standard slide and you don't want to mill the slide, then we recommend the EGW Shadow 2 dovetail RMR mount.
Holosun 507K X2 - Best Overall
Why people love Holosun 507K X2 - The Holosun HE507K X2 does the same thing the HS507C X2 does but much smaller and much more compact on the slim CZ Shadow 2 slide.
Side Loading Battery - Access CR1632 battery from the side tray instead of the bottom. This eliminates the need to remove the sight for battery swap and re-zeroing
Bigger Buttons - Enlarged adjustment buttons for better reach Upgraded from the previous model.
Near Infinite Battery life - The Shake Awake technology saves tons of battery life by deactivating the optic when at rest, then turns it back on upon movement. 2X more battery life than the Trijicon RMR up to 50,000 hours
Solar Power BackUp - Solar fail-safe power kicks in immediately when the battery dies, so the optic will always remain on.
At this price point, which is the lowest it's ever been for a Trijicon RMRcc alike sight, You'll save a ton of money.
Leupold DeltaPoint Pro - Best Legacy RDS
Why pick the DeltaPoint Pro - Slightly less expensive than the Trijicon SRO, and the new 6 MOA version makes the DeltaPoint Pro an excellent choice for
Easier Battery Replacement - Similar to the Trijicon SRO, the user can swap batteries within seconds without removing the optic off the slide
Better Follow Up - Increased sight acqusition speed including consistent fast follow-up shots without losing the dot inside the window.
Lens Double Protected - The outer lens hood adds another level of protection to the glass to ensure durable usage against drop and glass shatter.
If you have one already and you want to put it on the CZ Shadow 2, please get the AD0105 plate from CZ.
Overall, the Leupold DeltaPoint Pro is a great pistol optic and it looks edgy on the CZ Shadow 2.
CZ Shadow 2 Optic Plates
Does CZ Shadow 2 Optic Ready Model Come With Optic Plates?
The CZ Shadow 2 Optic Ready pistol doesn't include any optic plates in the packaging, so you have to buy them separately.
You can buy them from CZ directly or from 3rd party sellers like OpticsPlanet, Amazon, Brownells or others.
Dovetail Mount Option
For the standard CZ Shadow 2 slide, the only way to mount an optic without milling the slide is to use a dovetail rear sight plate.
Remove the rear sight and slide the adapter plate in with some loctite.
Frame Side Optic Mount
If you have a standard non-optic ready CZ, another option to mount a optic is to use the Czech Mate CZC Multi Optic Side Mount on the frame of the pistol.
The optic mounting holes will fit the following red dot sights
- C-More STS, RTS II, STS II
- Vortex Razor
- Burris FastFire 2 & 3
- Vortex Venom
- Trijicon RMR, SRO
- Holosun 407C, 507C, 508T
- Sig Romeo 1, 3
This is a direct replacement for the Czech Mate factory mount, and it will also work for the Tactical Sports Orange Thumb Rest supplied with (3) M4 screws.
Where To Mill Standard CZ Shadow 2 Slide
The best place to send in your slide for an optic mount are:
- Cajun Gun Works
- Primary Machine