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. 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.
Caliber: 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
Barrel Length: 5.0"
Safety: Beavertail and Thumb
Grips: Stippled Shadow
Weight: 38.7 oz
Frame Finish: Black
Frame Material: Alloy
Barrel Type: Stainless Steel
Slide Description: Black
Barrel Length Range: 5.00" to 5.99"
Weight Range: 32.00 oz to 47.99 oz