Dan Wesson DWX
“It started as an experiment—a grand melding of Dan Wesson and CZ pistols,” reads a statement on the Dan Wesson website. “Borrowing the crisp single-action fire control group of the DW 1911 and combining it with the ergonomics and capacity of a CZ, the resulting pistol emerged as something great.”
Though the project began as a competition gun, the DWX evolved into both full-size and compact variants. The DWX features the easy take-down of the hammer-fired CZ, along with a match-grade, bushingless barrel system.
Double-stack magazines boost capacity to 19+1 with flush bases. Dan Wesson says many standard 1911 parts will enable customization and further tuning. The sighting system employs the 1911-style front sight dovetail, further capitalizing on that massive aftermarket. Meanwhile, the rear sight utilizes a CZ Shadow 2 rear cut.
The grip angle and contours show the CZ 75 influence. The full-size DWX utilizes standard CZ 75 grips. The compact DWX will use grips from the 75 Compact. Corresponding mag wells utilize 75 series components as well, according to Dan Wesson.
For those looking to run the gun in competition, Dan Wesson says it should qualify for USPSA Limited Division. Whether for competition or carry, magazines accommodate P-09/P-10 F styles, while the compact variants run 75 Compact magazines.
For more information, visit danwessonfirearms.com.