I have been thinking about writing this blog for some time. There are several reasons for it. Last year we celebrated 100th year anniversary of the iconic 1911. I live in Wyoming and the caliber of choice in the “Old West” for self defense, target or competition pistols seems to be the .45 ACP. I also have the CZ 97 B in my collection. The idea of comparing those two pistols shot on the same day was very appealing. It is like comparing cars made in two different countries. The cars can have same engine power output,same size but they will feel different. These handguns were designed and produced for the same purpose. Self defense and upholding the law in the hands of citizens. Different variations have also made it to the holsters of law enforcement around the world. I will write the facts about these pistols and add my personal opinion too.
Dan Wesson Valor 1911 .45 ACP
This is one the finest, most accurate 1911 on the market. The accuracy out of the box is unmatched. It is a classic looking 1911. Mine is black with beautiful VZ slim line G10 grips that ensure tight grip under any condition. The Valor has 8 round magazine, pretty standard for 1911. It feels very comfortable and you want to shoot it more. More practice leads to better accuracy. This gun shoots exactly where you aim it. If you point at bulls eye from ten yards and can hold it there, you will punch bunch of holes through it. I have shot few hundred rounds through mine if not over a thousand and have not had any malfunctions. Accuracy and reliability is what you want from Valor when you are spending that kind of money. Yet you get exactly what you pay for. You can not say that about few other manufacturers I have had the displeasure to shoot. read more »
On 3/17 I was attending CZ & Dan Wesson Shooting Day at Hartford Gun Club in CT. We have created this event to get as many people familiar with CZ firearms as possible. Some might wonder why such a random location. Well here is little history on start of my career.
I played professionally in Czechoslovakia and also participated in the international hockey tournaments with country’s national team. That is where scouts for many NHL teams “discovered” my playing ability. After couple of years playing for the Czechoslovak National Team I was drafted by the Hartford Whalers. The franchise does not exist anymore, it was relocated to Carolina,but that is where I got my start in North America. read more »