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Firearms News - March 2023 Issue #6: On the Cover

Shadow Systems' DR920L

It's the Big One

Firearms News - March 2023 Issue #6
(Photo by Sean Utley)

The DR920L is Shadow Systems’ latest model of Glock-pattern pistols. The 920L is meant to mimic the Glock 34 “Practical/Tactical” model in size while offering all of the same Shadow Systems enhancements over the basic Glock design. And on that note—while picking this pistol up from my FFL, Double Action Indoor Range and Gun Shop in Madison Heights, MI, one of the clerks, unfamiliar with Shadow Systems, asked me what the “deal” was with them. 

I told him, “Shadow Systems builds Glock clones with all the improvements Glock should be doing to their guns by now but aren’t, and sells them at a reasonable price, unlike some of these Glock-clone companies who price their guns like they’re custom 1911s.” Which should explain why Shadow Systems is seeing such rapid expansion in the marketplace. The Shadow Systems Corp (SSC, because I don’t want to have to type that out every time) 9mm DR920L combines a full-size frame (for full 17+1 capacity with flush magazines) with a longer slide and 5.31-inch barrel. SSC states it is a 5.3-inch barrel, but my calipers put it at 5.31 inches, the same length as my G34 carry gun. 

[Continue reading "Shadow Systems' DR920L" in March 2023 Issue #6]


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