Maybe because it’s my age (63), but I have a certain fondness for a classic and this one sure fits the bill!! When I joined the United States Army back in 1975, the weapons the Army had in it’s inventory included many “old school” firearms left-over from WWII, they were fun to qualify with, but my favorite was the M1911. The M1911 has been around for quite a while and has withstood the test of time, yes, I understand that it has a limited magazine capacity, but like they say regarding this classic…”firing twice is silly”.
But, let’s get down to the CZ 1911 A1, it is a limited production firearm and if you do happen to own one of these babies, don’t ever sell it!!
The following description comes directly from cz-usa.com:
Discontinued 2015. 2015 brings the launch of the first pistol made in the USA that bears the CZ name. The CZ 1911 A1 is an homage to the past, a 5” government sized model built as a modern incarnation of the original 1911 A1. That original was adopted into US service in 1924, ‘improving’ on John Moses Browning’s original design. Our version makes several small ‘improvements’ as well, swapping the checkered plastic grips for checkered walnut, adding serrated slide stop, magazine catch and mainspring housing and using a stainless steel barrel. For the sake of the shooter, we elected to forgo the lanyard loop, and added a taller set of sights that are easier to use, with the front dovetailed in so that it can be swapped more easily. Though there are a number of changes, we feel the CZ 1911 is still true enough to the original service pistol to wear the A1 name.
Built with much tighter slide-to-barrel and slide-to-frame tolerances than vintage models, the result is much improved accuracy without compromising reliability. Built without a trigger safety, the trigger itself is aluminum, with pull specified at 5 lbs., give or take a pound. Its forged carbon steel frame and slide are finished in a black oxide and it ships with two 7-round magazines.
Here’s a description about CZ USA:
Headquartered in Kansas City, KS since 1998, CZ-USA is an importer, manufacturer and distributor of pistols, rifles, shotguns and suppressors. The exclusive US importer of rifles and pistols from Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod, (CZUB) of the Czech Republic, CZ-USA also designs and imports the CZ-USA Field Sports line of shotguns from Turkey. Fine 1911s and revolvers are made by subsidiary Dan Wesson and a growing line of CZ-USA suppressors is available for rimfire and centerfire firearms.
Now kick-back and enjoy the video:
H/T – CZ-USA