Really loved my friends 1911 I got to shoot this past weekend. Loved the feel and the weight of it and I'm a smaller guy (5'9"), so the thinner grip felt amazing. Thought the gun actually felt like much less recoil than the polymer 9 mm's I have shot. Am really interested in the heavier steel CZ. Have never held one but it appears to me that the grip is larger than the typical 1911 type stock grip. Really love the look of the CZ in 45 but it says the grip is even larger than the standard CZ 75. Anybody have thoughts on this? I can handle a little bigger than the slim 1911 grip but would like to stay as small as possible. Should I stay away from CZ? I don't remember my local gun store having any cz's so holding could be tough.