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Dan Wesson X – CZ & 1911 Hybrid

I just want to know, who asked for this?


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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.

7 thoughts on “Dan Wesson X – CZ & 1911 Hybrid”

  1. Yeah, it’s hideous. But I spent $1200 to get esentially the same thing in my Sig p226 legion SAO. Show me another in-production, non-custom double stack 9mm w/ easy takedown I can carry cocked and locked.

  2. They are clearly going after the 2011 market. I applaud the attempt at trying something “new”.

    I wander if this will undercut the sales of their own Tac Sport and other target models.

  3. They are clearly going after the 2011 market. I applaud the attempt at trying something “new”.

    I wander if this will undercut the sales of their own Tac Sport and other target models.,,

  4. Eh, this is how innovation happens in guns. Stealing ideas here and there, morphing them into other gun designs. Merkel uses the Greener cross-bolt lock system on their shotguns long after Brit shotguns quit using it, for example. Designers other than HK have used the roller-lock setup, etc, etc.

    The 1911 trigger is superior to the CZ-75 (and successor) triggers, IMO, The CZ has a couple of superior attributes, mostly riffs off the High Power.

    • I said “riffs off” – a musician term meaning that the original was used as a starting point, and then a musician took off in their own direction…

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