Plano, TX - Shadow Systems, a US-based manufacturer of premium pistols, parts and accessories, is proud to announce the release of their first proprietary pistol design, the MR918.
The MR918 name comes from the idea of creating a true “multi-role” pistol. The size is inspired by the Glock Gen4 G19 model, and the MR918 is compatible with existing G19 accessories, but most aspects have been completely redesigned. In particular, the frame features a new approach to interchangeable backstraps, called the NPOA system for “Natural Point of Aim.” Shadow ignored the conventional “small, medium, and large” approach and opted for backstraps that fundamentally change the bore orientation of the pistol. Included with the pistol is a high, neutral, and low backstrap; each backstrap’s name corresponds to how it orients the muzzle relative to the shooter’s hand.
Chad Jewett, National Sales Manager for Shadow Systems, notes: “Many people find Glocks point high for them. Others love it. We have a High backstrap for Glock lovers, a Neutral backstrap that matches our custom frame work we offer for Glock frames with a backstrap reduction, and a Low backstrap that brings the muzzle down even further like a 1911 with a flat mainspring housing. Each one makes the gun point differently so you can find what matches your natural point of aim.”
Shadow has incorporated many of the customer-favorite extras found on their current customization packages including front and rear directional serrations, optic cuts, window cuts, stainless guide rods, and flat-faced triggers. Every MR918 also includes a proprietary removable magazine well at no extra charge for those who want to improve their reload speed. Surprisingly, the pistols feature reasonable price points in the $799-999 range.
General Manager, Trevor Roe, explains:“From the beginning, our goal was to give the consumer a bet-your-life reliable, feature-packed pistol for under $1K. We’ve invested quite a bit to get here and have incorporated lean manufacturing practices to control cost. The result is the highest value, U.S.-produced handgun in existence. It’s a no brainer when the next best thing might be $1,000 more.”
The MR918 is available in “Combat” and “Elite” versions, and both models come with or without optic cuts. All models feature a match grade, spiral-fluted barrel with either a premium bronze Titanium CarboNitride finish or black DLC finish. All slides feature a black DLC finish. All models also include three NPOA backstraps, a detachable magazine well, and a zippered range bag.
The frame has been in development for two years and is 100% a Shadow System design, not a rebrand of another frame already in the market. The frame makes use of new manufacturing techniques to wrap more texture around the curves of the frame and put grip texture in places not normally seen on production guns.
The MR918 will be released to the public at SHOT Show, on January 22nd, 2019. They will be immediately available for pre-order and the first MR918 pistols will ship in March 2019.
About Shadow Systems -
Shadow Systems Corp. is a privately held, Plano, Texas-based manufacturer of premium firearms and firearm parts. Each product is designed and manufactured in the USA by a team of Veterans and former Law Enforcement Officers. Everything is engineered to be used and abused, as real hard-use tools should be.
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