CZ USA 1911 A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 5″ BBL, Black Oxide Finish, Checkered Walnut Grips, CZ 01850
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 inch 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. This 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, it was 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, 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.