The results of the Ballistic Magazine’s annual Ballistic’s Best Awards are in, and the TS 2 pistol from CZ-USA has been named as the best Full-Size Semi-Automatic Handgun of the year.
The awards cover a broad spectrum of firearms in the magazine’s Best Guns of the Year issue, which tests and ranks over 100 handguns, rifles, and shotguns every year, setting the best apart from the rest.
“CZ’s TS 2 builds upon CZ’s tradition of building first-class Semi-Automatic Handguns,” says Nino Bosaz, editorial director of Ballistic magazine. “The TS 2 is an outstanding and affordable entry-level competition handgun and performs flawlessly under our rigorous tests.”
The Ballistic’s Best winners are chosen in an unbiased method with category rankings determined by testing teams based on a nine-point criteria system that includes aesthetics, ergonomics, sights, trigger control, recoil control, reloading ease, accuracy, reliability and value/price. The magazine only uses the final tallies on the score sheets to crown the winners in each category. Objectivity is paramount for Ballistic, and its parent company, Athlon Outdoors.
“Our team pledges full honesty and transparency in our scoring process and editorial practices,” Bosaz writes in the issue. “There’s no funny pay-to-play business in this awards issue or any magazine issue we produce. It’s no wonder CZ-USA can barely keep up with consumer demand.”
The TS 2 beat out several state-of-the-art handguns in its category, including the Canik METE SFX, Walther PDP Full Size 4.5, HK VP9L OR, Zev Technologies OZ9 Combat, Rock Island Armory STK100, SAR K12 Sport, FN 509 LS Edge, Sig Sauer P320 Max, and the Beretta 92X RDO.
The TS 2 was designed and built for competition shooters in the tradition of the company’s highly successful Shadow 2, mimicking its slide profile with the reciprocating weight positioned as low as possible for smoother operation, less muzzle flip and faster follow-up shots. Additionally, the TS 2’s redesigned frame and improved ergonomics also reduce muzzle flip so that it’s less noticeable than ever.
“When the scoring was done, I can’t say it was a real surprise. CZ’s new TS 2 flipped the script this time around, pulling ahead, finishing in front by a nose,” says Garret Lucas, who ran the handgun tests in the category. “With the speed, precision and dynamic performance afforded by CZ-USA’s handguns have made it the leading name for practical shooting disciplines. This pistol is sure to become a favorite among IPSC/USPSA shooters, as well as beginners looking to get into competition pistol shooting for the first time.”
CZ TS 2 Pistol Specifications:
- SKU: 91220
- Purpose: Competition
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
- Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
- Magazine Type: Double Stack
- Frame: Steel
- Grips: Thin Aluminum
- Action: Single Action
- Sights: Serrated Fiber Optic Front, Serrated Fixed Rear
- Barrel: Cold Hammer Forged
- Barrel Length: 5.28”
- Weight: 48.5 oz
- Overall Length: 8.86”
- Height: 5.8”
- Width: 1.57”
- Safety: Ambidextrous Manual Safety, Safety Stop on Hammer
- MSRP: $1,699
Since 1997, CZ-USA has given American shooters and hunters the best firearms the Czech Republic has to offer. In 2019, we completed yet another milestone by producing CZ firearms here in the United States at CZ-USA’s Kansas City, Kansas, facility. With our ever-increasing production capabilities stateside, CZ-USA will continue to improve, innovate, and add to the CZ-USA line-up of high-quality, affordable handguns, rifles, shotguns, and suppressors, plus custom-quality handguns from Dan Wesson.
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