Gun Review: Dan Wesson Valkyrie 9mm 1911

After my review of the Dan Wesson Bruin, an upsized 10mm longslide 1911, I was certainly interested in seeing what else Dan Wesson had in their lineup. What I got was the same level of quality, but the opposite end of the size spectrum. The Valkyrie is a slim 9mm built to carry discreetly wile still […]

Gun Review: Dan Wesson Discretion

Dan Wesson makes some of the finest 1911s on the market. I regard most of their products as highly as those from, say, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk, Les Baer, and others. The crazy thing is that MSRP on a Dan Wesson is often 33% to 50% less. In 2014, I got my hands on and reviewed […]

Gun Review: Dan Wesson 715 .357 Revolver

We would all be lucky to have a reputation as stellar as Dan Wesson revolvers do. Unfortunately, hope as gun owners did, DW didn’t manufacture any for many years. Except for only a few special runs, newly-manufactured Dan Wesson revolvers have been as rare as a unicorn since about 1998. And, I believe, altogether non-existent since about […]

Coming Soon: Dan Wesson 715 Review

SHOT Show is going to delay my writing of the Dan Wesson 715 revolver review. As there was a decent amount of interest in Dan Wesson’s return to the wheel gun game here in the comments under a few CZ-related articles, in addition to Chris Dumm’s proverbial shot over CZ’s bow nearly a year ago, […]

Gun Review: Dan Wesson Valor

Few can deny the timeless lines of a classic 1911. Unfortunately, a lot of manufacturers screw up Old Slabsides by treating all that real estate like billboards. Not Dan Wesson. The Valor, like most of the DW line, is one of the cleanest looking pistols out there and is a true testament to exceptional quality […]

Hey CZ: Where Are Our Dan Wesson Revolvers?

Interchangeable handgun barrels and grip frames are really nothing new. Decades before SIG SAUER launched the P250/P320, Dan Wesson sold eponymous revolvers that could morph from a medium-frame snubnose to a vent-rib metallic silhouette cannon with the turn of a few strategically-placed screws and bushings. Sadly, these fine revolvers have been out of production for […]