The American-made 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. CZ's version makes several small improvements as well, swapping the checkered plastic grips for checkered walnut, adding a serrated slide stop, magazine catch, and mainspring housing and using a stainless steel barrel. For the sake of the shooter, CZ 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. Built with much tighter slide-to-barrel and slide-to-frame tolerances than vintage models, the result is much improved accuracy without compromising reliability. The trigger is aluminum with an approximate five pound pull. The 1911 A1's forged carbon steel frame and slide are finished in a black oxide. It ships with two 7-round magazines.