First Look: 2022 CZ TS 2 in .40 S&W
The rumors of the death of the .40 S&W cartridge are greatly overstated. While the 9mm still holds the title as most popular handgun cartridge, the .40 S&W is alive and kicking. As if the company is trying to prove this point, CZ-USA is rolling out a new competition pistol chambered for the .40 S&W cartridge.
Called the TS 2, the gun is based on the company’s Tactical Sport pistol. It is a single-action gun with a low-profile slide – similar to that of the CZ Shadow 2 handgun. CZ equips it with a 5.28 inch barrel to maximize projectile velocity. The length also works well to provide a relatively long sight radius for increased precision with the factory sights.
CZ opted for a steel frame when designing the TS 2. Steel offers long-term strength and durability which is important for a competition gun that might see tens of thousands of training rounds through it in a given year. Additionally, the weight helps to mitigate felt recoil and minimizes muzzle rise when shooting. Unloaded, the gun tips the scales at 48.5 ounces.
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On top of the slide is a fiber-optic front sight. The rear sight is plain black with serrations to reduce glare. A manual safety is mounted on the frame. The pistol has ambidextrous controls.
The gun ships with a 17-round magazine. Additional mags are available from CZ-USA. Integral to the pistol is a flared mouth on the magazine well. For reloading under pressure, this acts as a funnel to help guide a magazine into the gun.
Although a gun does not have to look good to win competitions, it never hurts to wield a good-looking pistol. The TS 2 has a deep black finish and a set of blue, aluminum grips. Even if you didn’t like CZ platform, this pistol would still catch your attention on the line. CZ-USA set a suggested retail price on this gun at $1,695, and ou can learn more about it on the CZ-USA website, cz-usa.com.
Article by SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED STAFF