I guess you're a fan of CZ. Honestly, I never liked the CZ 75 or CZ 75B models. I began to take CZ 75 seriously only when they introduced CZ 75 Single-Action and CZ 75 SP-01. SP-01 is definitely well-made, trigger is better and grip is better designed as well. In DA mode it still sucks like any other DA pistol, but in Single-Action it's pretty good. It's a serious competitor to plastic DA guns like XD and Glock. I'm personally a big fan of metal.
In 45 ACP though I think that 1911 is the single best pistol designed for the caliber.
45 ACP is meant to be shot in single-action. Personal opinion of course.
yellowdog - yeah, I guess Ilya doesn't like the fact that Herr Schmidt and Herr Bender are from Germany. Personally I couldn't care less about country of origin (unless it happens to be Communist country). Quality of the product and value to me personally matter the most. If Leupold, US Optics, Burris or Bushnell could make a product sufficiently competitive to S&B - I would buy it. Honestly, if you practically never shoot beyond 400-500 meters, it's entirely possible that you will find a good scope made outside of Germany for that purpose. But if you need a real Tactical Scope and like to be able to take shots at any distance up to 1000 meters (or more), you pretty much have only two choices - S&B or Zeiss/Hensoldt. This is by the way very different from shooting in competition. In most competitions you shoot at preset, known distances. For that you could find a scope that works well. But when you take into account the unknowns of shooting at ANY distance up to the maximum effective range of your choice of caliber, then pretty much no other scopes stand to S&B or Hensoldt.
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