Go fast, and don’t suck 

That is the advice many pro shooters will give, and it is tongue-in-cheek humor but true nonetheless. Now much goes into being able to go fast and don’t suck, and I expect talent and training are at the top of the list but let’s not be so quick to dismiss equipment.

Speaking of equipment, let’s talk about the CZ TS2 

Purpose-built race gun with the legendary CZ 75 ergonomics.

Forward and rear cocking serrations with a deep beavertail. The factory installed magazine well, and aluminum stocks provide an excellent index for accurate purchase.

Exaggerated thumb safety and magazine release. The single-action trigger is fantastic, breaking at a pound and a half with just enough take up to prep the trigger and a hint of follow-through.

The fixed rear sight is serrated, as is the top of the slide, to prevent glare. The red fiber optic sight is also serrated. Attention to detail is on point for this pistol. Some may wonder why a fixed sight on a match pistol, but I get it. Match pistols have a hard life, beating around, snatched out of holsters, and so forth; with adjustable sights being more fragile than fixed, they would be more apt to be knocked out of adjustment or even broken. These sights appear they could be drift adjusted a bit for windage but were dead on out of the box.

The safety position is indicated on the starboard side. The ejection port is flared and generous.

25 LPI checkering on the back and front strap provides plenty of traction.

Three shot groups from a rest at 25 yards

If you were a competition shooter or considering giving that discipline a go, there are far worse options to go with than the CZ TS2. After some 500 rounds downrange with zero malfunctions, I am satisfied the pistol is correct and reliable. I am not saying this is a gun only for competition because if you enjoy shooting a fine, well-made pistol, you would also enjoy the TS2. I don’t see this gun as a self-defense home defense pistol. I believe CZ makes better options in that arena, however far be it from me to tell anyone what to do with this gun. Many features that set this gun up as a comp gun may appeal to some as a carry gun, and I would not argue that. If you are in the market for a race gun, comp gun, range toy, or safe queen, the TS2 is worth more than a passing glance.




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By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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