I have not owned a CZ 97. However it is based off a 75 which is a distinct design more similar to a brownings highpower than brownings 1911. The mags may possibly be identical to those used in a high capacity 1911 design, although these are not standard either. Kimber uses a different high cap mag for their 1911, than springfield and para. Basically I don't think any of the parts would be interchangeable with a 1911.
The CZ 75 and 85 are well regarded, I don't know about the reliablity of a 97 though.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...