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Shadow CR920 vs. PSA Micro Dagger


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Been wanting to see how these compared. Finally got a Micro Dagger last week and thought I'd pass on my experience. 

Quality: the handling and feel of the CR920 is better on every level. It's one of those things you can just see and feel. The PSA isn't bad, it just doesn't have anything unnecessary or extra. It just doesn't "look" refined. The CR920 has all the little extras. 

Handling: the PSA actually shoots better. The micros trigger is slightly heavier but more crisp and consistent. The CR920 is a little on the mushy side and the break is a bit soft. It's not bad but in a side by side comparison, it's noticeable. However, the CR920 feels better in my hand. While the CR920 feels smaller it also feels a bit wider than the PSA. The PSA feels great but feels vanilla at the same time. 

Accuracy: both would hit where they were pointed ... when I did my job. However, the slight mush of the CR920 trigger opened the groups of a bit. Both are more accurate than me. I think with a bit of trigger refinement the CR920 will be better than the PSA, but not in it's stock configuration. 

Mags: the PSA mags worked great but they look and feel cheap with the partial poly makeup.  Mag lockup of the PSA was also a bit loose feeling and feedback was neutral at best. I would often double check that they were seated. Once I thought it was and when it wouldn't charge the first round, I found it hadn't fully seated. The CR920 mags locked in consistently with positive feedback and looked quality. 

Extras: none of my kydex CR920/43x mos holsters fitted the PSA securely. I have a dedicated holster from Eclipse holsters coming for the PSA. Both take Glock sights

Bottom line: I ran both with Holosun 407K-GR and like them both! They both have standard pic rails (Big negative I had with the P365). The CR920 has the ability to be smaller with the different mag sizes. The PSA has 15 rnd mags (+2 over the CR920). I would have no problem if I only had one over the other.  Is one better? Eh the CR920 is more refined but you pay for it. The PSA is cheaper and less refined but does all the fundamentals right ... get both. 😉

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I have a question about the PSA frame.....have you tried the PSA with a OEM Glock 43X magazine and if so, did the magazine work properly? I ask because I am contemplating picking up a PSA but want to run the OEM Glock magazines I already own. Thanks in advance!

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Thanks for the review.  I have a G43X and am happy with it, but I'm intrigued by the PSA.  PSA has Shield cut version on sale for $339 currently, and I use the PSA mags already with the 43X.

I have a PSA G19 version which I'm very happy with.  It wouldn't compare well to a Shadow Systems version either, but for the price, it's a great value.

Don't need a PSA Micro Dagger, but at that price, I'm tempted.

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