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Dan Wesson – DWX

The DWX by Dan Wesson combines the single action fire control group of a DW 1911 with the ergonomics and capacity of a CZ75 pistol.

According to Dan Wesson:

Its locked breech barrel system is simple, ditching the standard 1911 link system and using CZ-style takedown via the slide stop. The easier take-down will be familiar to any hammer-fired CZ owner, as is removing the Match-grade barrel due to the bushing-less barrel system that resembles a P-10 or P-09/P-07. Double-stack magazines boost the capacity of the full-size to 19+1 with flush bases, and many standard 1911 parts enable gunsmiths and competitive shooters to tune the X just the way they like it. Sights are easily customized, using a 1911-style dovetailed sight in the front and a CZ Shadow 2 style sight cut in the rear.

Offered in full size and compact models, in 9mm and .40.


8 Responses to “Dan Wesson – DWX”

  1. Torch says:

    Not sure how this is going to be competitive against 140mm capacity in Limited Div.

    • SVGC says:

      If it’s based off the CZ75 mag, or even the TSO/CM mags, there’s plenty of extra capacity basepad/spring combos that add capacity while gauging at 140mm.

  2. Joe says:

    I’m actually tentatively impressed with the crossover.

    I’ll never be able to afford it, but pretty interesting.

  3. Paul says:

    I’d like to try this out. I’m a CZ fan who has a love-hate relationship with the 1911, I love the trigger but hate the archaic take-down procedure and the grip safety. This seems like the best of both worlds. I’d REALLY like to see a Browning Hi Power with a 1911 style trigger…

    • PNWTO says:

      The WC doublestack 9mm or the new STIs are what you’re looking for. You can also get a very nice trigger in a BHP, but you have to fiddle and disable some things.

  4. 9Baller says:

    Very cool! We’ll see how it stacks up with the Tanfoglio limited custom.

  5. M6 Actual says:

    The DWX’s MSRP is $1,799, making it more affordable than the Wilson Combat or STI options. I also like the fact that it doesn’t use any variant of 2011 style magazines, as the magazines always seem to be the biggest achilles heel in 2011’s.

    Overall on paper it sounds like a grand slam winner.

  6. Matt says:

    Make this with an RDS mount and I would be all over it.