At first glance, it may seem somewhat odd to read a story comparing a 1911 with a CZ 75.
The 1911 is as American as apple pie, and the CZ 75 was born behind an iron curtain of communism. The 1911 is a single-stack 45 and the CZ a double-stack 9mm, not to mention the 1911 is a single action and the CZ 75 is a double action/single action weapon. So why exactly would anyone compare these two weapons?
First off, they are both legendary in their own right. They have served around the world and developed a reputation of being solid and reliable. Both weapons were made and continue to be made in great numbers. Not to mention that both have a cult following. Both are also popular competition weapons, and both are heavy enough to be used as a hammer. Oh, and John Browning had a little something to do with both of them.
The 1911 needs no introduction. It’s the brainchild and masterpiece of the preeminent firearm designer in the world, John Moses Browning. The 1911 is one of the longest-serving sidearms in the United States military and has been around long enough to fight the Germans twice, as well as to kill fascists, communists and radical Islamist terrorists. The 1911 still serves the United States Marine Corps, with its ….