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 CZ Shadow 2 red dot sights that everyone buys.

Let's check them out...

NOTE: Optic plates for CZ Shadow 2 OR are sold separately

Best Red Dot For CZ Shadow 2



  • Pistol Rated
  • Best RMR Alternative
  • Best Value
  • Full Weatherproof
  • Concealed Carry
  • Large Field of View

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Trijicon SRO - Largest Field Of View

CZ Shadow 2 trijicon sro

The Trijicon SRO's larger window size speeds up aiming at the target compared to the original RMR. It's so spacious that you won't miss or lose the dot during follow-up shots.

Bigger Window  - Quickly aim and regain the sight picture after follow-up shots. When you first use it, you'll wish you had it sooner.

Same As RMR Footprint -  It uses the same mounting size as the Trijicon RMR, so you don't need any special mounting equipment.

Multiple Reticle Options - You can choose from different dot sizes:

  • 1 MOA
  • 2.5 MOA
  • 5 MOA (recommended for USPSA & IPSC)

Easier Battery Access - Change the battery from the top without removing or re-zeroing the sight.

Lock Out Mode - The Trijicon SRO preserves the last brightness setting and locks it, making it perfect for CCW users to avoid accidental button presses.

please note that the OR model doesn't include an optic plate. We recommend using the factory CZ Shadow 2 Trijicon RMR plate. If you have a standard slide and don't want to mill it, the EGW Shadow 2 dovetail RMR mount is our recommendation.

Holosun 507K X2 - Best Overall

cz shadow 2 holosun 507k x2

RMSc plate required (Remove rear recoil posts if they don't fit)

Why do people adore the Holosun 507K X2? Well, it performs just like the HS507C X2, but it's even smaller and more compact when mounted on the slim CZ Shadow 2 slide.

At this price point, which is the lowest it's ever been for a sight similar to the Trijicon RMRcc, you'll save a significant amount of money.

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 - The adjustment buttons are now larger for better reach, an upgrade from the previous model.

Near Infinite Battery life - With Shake Awake technology, the optic conserves battery life by deactivating when at rest and reactivating upon movement, offering up to 2X more battery life than the Trijicon RMR, lasting up to 50,000 hours.

Solar Power BackUp - Additionally, there's a Solar Power Backup feature that immediately activates when the battery dies, ensuring the optic always stays on.

Leupold DeltaPoint Pro - Best Legacy RDS

cz shadow 2 gold with leupold deltapoint pro 6 moa

The DeltaPoint Pro is a slightly more budget-friendly option compared to the Trijicon SRO, and the new 6 MOA version makes it an excellent choice.

Easier Battery Replacement - Battery replacement is a breeze, similar to the Trijicon SRO, allowing users to swap batteries within seconds without removing the optic from 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 provides an extra layer of protection for the glass, enhancing durability against drops and preventing glass shattering.

If you already have one and want to mount it on your CZ Shadow 2, don't forget to get the AD0105 plate from CZ.


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.

CZ Shadow 2 optic plate

Here are recommended places to shop:

CHPWS plate



cz tactical sport orange optic mount frame

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
  • Docter
  • 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.