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Two weeks ago Dan Wesson released a new 1911 to market. It doesn’t look like a normal Dan Wesson 1911 that is because it is not. It is a merger between a Dan Wesson and CZ. The new hybrid 1911 is called the Dan Wesson X or DWX for short. The DWX is a pistol with the benefits of a single action 1911 and the ergonomics and styling of a CZ 75 pistol. 

Dan Wesson worked with the Henning Group to develop the Dan Wesson X. They are the manufacturer of the grip and the base plates of the new DWX. The DWX uses CZ P-09 and P-10 magazines in the full size versions. The compact will be compatible with CZ 75 magazines. So, if you already own those CZ magazines you have an extra supply. You will be able to get 21+1 from Henning’s .40S&W with their extension kits. Normal magazine capacity will be 19 rounds for 9mm and 15 rounds for .40 S&W. 

Below is a message from Dan Wesson on how the whole project was started and the birth of the Dan Wesson X.

It started as an experiment — a grand melding of Dan Wesson and CZ pistols. Borrowing the crisp single action fire control group of a DW 1911 and combining it with the ergonomics and capacity of a CZ, the resulting pistol emerged as something great.

Designed initially for competition use, the DWX has evolved into much more than that, with both full-size and compact variants. 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.

With the grip angle and contours that have made the CZ 75 a stand-out in the realm of pistol ergonomics, the DWX is a natural fit to most hands. The full-size DWX uses standard CZ 75 grips, while the compact DWX uses those from a 75 Compact. Corresponding magwells for the 75 series are compatible as well.

With so many ways to tune and customize, the DWX is sure to shine in USPSA Limited Division!

Full-size DWX pistols use a magazine based on the P-09/P-10 F, while compact variants use that of a 75 Compact.

Specs

Model: DWX 9MM 

Caliber: 9mm 

Magazine Capacity: 19 

Frame Material: Steel Slide 

Finish: Duty Finish 

Grips: Aluminum 

Overall Length: 8.52 in 

Barrel Length: 5 in

Height: 5.85 in 

Width:1.25 in 

Weight: 43 oz Trigger Mech Single Action 

Front Sight: Fiber Optic 

Rear Sight: Adjustable 

Safety: Ambi thumb safety 

MSRP: $1,799

Dan Wesson X .40S&W

Model: DWX 40 S&W

Caliber : .40 S&W

Magazine Capacity:15

Frame Material: Steel

Slide Finish: Duty Finish

Grips: Aluminum

Overall Length: 8.52 in

Barrel Length: 5 in

Height: 5.85 in

Width:1.25 in

Trigger: Mech Single Action

Front Sight: Fiber Optic

Rear Sight: Adjustable

Safety: Ambi thumb safety

MSRP: $1,799

You can find out more on Dan Wesson’s site.

What do you think about the Dan Wesson X? Let me know in the comments below. 

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