CZ TS 2 RACING GREEN
The CZ TS 2 Racing Green model isn’t what you’d consider a versatile pistol. It’s designed to pack ammo and clean stages. Its oversized controls would make it a burden to use as any kind of practical carry gun. The standard TS 2 is more flexible, but the Racing Green model is pure sport.
With a lack of versatility comes increased advantages in its specialty. Along with oversized controls, the design of the CZ TS 2 frame and slide aid in recoil management and aid with faster, more accurate shooting. CZ’s competition guns are known for having a bore axis that is low, and they don’t have many slides sticking above the frame. This low bore axis helps manage recoil, but the TS 2’s frame and slide design focus the weight of the slide as low as possible to make it even better. The higher the center-of-mass of the slide is, the harder it is to counter the flip of the muzzle as the slide is driven rearward.
The shop usa gun test team was able to fire a ton of ammunition through the CZ TS 2 Racing Green at Gunsite Academy and it was hands-down the most enjoyable pistol to shoot in the entire test. The TS 2 rarely got a break, and our team was constantly jockeying for another chance to shoot it.
Everything about shooting the CZ TS 2 Racing Green was pure joy. The pistol cycled flawlessly for us, using a variety of ammunition including 115-grain FMJ from U.S. Cartridge and Federal Premium Syntech, as well as heavier defensive-type loads like the 147-grain Nosler ASP jacketed hollow points and Hornady Black 124-grain XTP. During the test, we fired north of 500 rounds of ammo through the TS 2 without so much as a hiccup.
The trigger of the CZ TS 2 is another attribute that really makes it a sweetheart to shoot. Being hammer-fired, the trigger pull is inherently more-apt to be crisp, but the adjustable trigger on ours came set at 2 pounds, 2 ounces, with a short, clear reset. The trigger is so nice on the TS 2 that it’s easy to accidentally bump a second shot when trying to catch the reset—especially if you’re coming off shooting a striker-fired pistol. Once you’re spun up on it, the trigger offers exceptionally precise control at a rapid pace.
Another upgrade that the CZ TS 2 Racing Green model has is a substantial Gas Pedal-style thumb rest. This is a more-traditional race gun-style thumb rest that provides both a tactile index point for the support hand thumb and a surface on which to leverage against muzzle flip. The thumb rest is only stock on the Racing Green model and the standard CZ TS 2 frame would require some machining to attach it.
The last distinguishing control upgrade on the Racing Green model is a green oversized magazine catch button. The Standard CZ TS 2 sports a more-traditional sized magazine catch button and the Racing Green model’s button is exaggerated and oversized for fast and easy activation. Despite being large and conspicuous, none of the members of the test team noted that it was easily activated on accident—as oversized mag catch buttons sometimes can be.