Dan Wesson’s New DWX Combines the Dan Wesson Single Action Trigger with CZ Ergonomics and Capacity

Dan Wesson DWX CZ

Courtesy Dan Wesson

What do you get when you combine the exceptional single-action trigger pull of a Dan Wesson 1911 with the excellent ergonomics of and capacity of the venerable CZ 75 platform? Dan Wesson has melded the two into a new hybrid design they call the Dan Wesson DWX.

You can get one in either 9mm Luger or .40 S&W. The 9mm version packs 19 rounds and the .40 model will accommodate a full 15. Here’s the Dan Wesson press release . . .

Kansas City, KS (October 23, 2019) – What began as an innovative idea among the brilliant minds at CZ and Dan Wesson resulted in the new jaw-dropping DWX pistol, which is a grand melding between the two pistol families. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the DWX is also offered in compact and full-size models, making it ideal for everything from USPSA competition to everyday carry and recreational shooting.

The DWX features a crisp single-action fire control group from a Dan Wesson 1911 and combines it with the ergonomics and capacity of a CZ pistol. The grip angle and contour originate with the venerable CZ 75, providing an incredible fit for most shooters. Likewise, the full-size DWX is compatible with standard CZ 75 grips, while the compact can utilize those from a 75 Compact. In addition, low-profile red aluminum grips were added to help drive the shooter’s hand high in the beavertail and provide a fantastic texture.

Dan Wesson DWX CZ

Courtesy Dan Wesson

More than just a competition handgun, the DWX sports a locked-breech barrel system for simplicity and features a CZ-style takedown via the slide stop. The DWX also employs double-stack magazines that allow for a 19+1 capacity in the full-size variant. When it comes to feeding the DWX, the full-size variant uses a magazine based on the P-09/P-10, while the compact models utilize a 75 Compact magazine.

An ambidextrous safety delivers easy access to right- and left-handed shooters, while a flat, K-style trigger offers a textured face and premium accuracy. In addition, front strap checkering aids in grip control, while a 1913 Picatinny rail makes easy work of mounting a light or laser.

The other great feature of the DWX is that it is highly tunable and customizable, making it ideal for competition use. Likewise, the sighting system is highly customizable and includes a 1911-style dovetail front sight and CZ Shadow 2-style rear sight. The match-grade barrel with a bushing-less barrel system resembles that of the P-10/P-09/P-07 and offers shooters unparalleled accuracy.

DWX Specs:

  • SKU: 92001 DWX 9mm, 92002 DWX 40 S&W
  • Caliber: 9mm, 40 S&W
  • Grips: Aluminum
  • Finish: Duty Finish
  • Overall Length: 8.52″
  • Barrel Length: 5″
  • Height: 5.85″
  • Width: 1.25″
  • Weight: 43 oz
  • Trigger: Single Action
  • Front Sight: Fiber Optic
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable
  • Safety: Ambi thumb safety
  • MSRP: $1799

comments

  1. avatar JTPhilly says:

    *drools uncontrollably

    1. avatar jwtaylor says:

      Droooled? I peed a little.
      I probably should see a Dr. about that.

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        ahh haha. depends.

        1. avatar billybob says:

          Did a little of both! Imagining some G-10 grips shaped to my hands, getting twitchy about that trigger!

  2. avatar Biatec says:

    That’s pretty cool.

  3. avatar Neil says:

    The Sig P210 inspires again

    Must not succumb to temptation to buy. Seriously, this is an awesome idea!

  4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    OK, I’m really digging this. Gotta find one to shoot.
    Damn fine looking pistol!

  5. avatar Gregory Peter DuPont says:

    ” Shut Up And Take My Money Already!!”

  6. avatar Wedge259 says:

    I love my Dan Wesson’s, but have lately been bemoaning the fact that they don’t have a 2011 style pistol in 9mm. Aside from the chaos, which is over $3k! Looks like this may fit the bill!

  7. avatar Bob h says:

    This in the compact flavor is one of the first Semis to grab my attention in a LONG time

  8. avatar BusyBeef says:

    I have a Dan Wesson 1911 and I love it for it’s slim grip, which this does not have.
    I have a CZ Custom Shop Shadow 2 which I love for it’s low bore axis and DA/SA eligibility for Carry Optics, which this does not have.

    Regardless, I still want this gun.

  9. avatar StuckInIllinois says:

    Awesome. My two favorite platforms rolled into one. Just might be the most interesting pistol (that will sell, and from a stable producer) in years.

  10. avatar Thomas says:

    Saaaaweeet! But, a competition geared pistol, without optics mounting options? I’d imagine that will be standard on subsequent models, but should have been included, right out of the gate.

    1. avatar JB says:

      I have a Dan Wesson TCP and sent it to Dan Wesson’s shop to have the slide milled to take a DeltaPoint Pro. $374 including a tall Trijicon front sight, re-shaping the safety, and labor (I supplied the optic. ) Plus they tuned the pistol up for free. I’m totally happy with the work they did. That being said, they should indeed make an optics ready version.

  11. avatar Dennis says:

    The arousal factor is definately there, but as usual, anything with the name Wesson in it puts it way of most people’s reach. Anti viagra!😫

  12. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    I like my 1911s very much. Im more then happy with my CZ75 CnL.
    Put the 2 together.
    Not so much
    1 goofy looking gun.

  13. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    cz ergos only. not slide in frame. looks awesome. but maybe an sao 75 instead…

  14. avatar Nate in CA says:

    This is one of those, “damn, I hate California” moments…

    Got see the compact version, really a great idea.

    1. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

      Smuggle one in. It’s not illegal, just an undocumented refugee. And your home is a sanctuary for guns. If it works for them it should work for you too.

  15. avatar Mmmtacos says:

    I’ve wondered why nobody makes a linkless (I assume this is), locked-breech 1911, preferably without a bushing. Seems like so much extra work to make the locking lugs and recesses. Hell, the idea has been dropped since the BHP, and for good reason. I know the barrel’s locking lugs and the bushing can potentially be used to yield better accuracy and that the linked barrel is supposed to be softer on the system but… every gun design has moved on from it… and it works, even in competition, as has been proven many times over.

    This combination though is strangely beautiful. I’m not big on competition guns, but if they could make a compact (a la Glock 19 or Sig P226) sized, aluminum framed variant, I’d be all over it. Or if I had $1,800 in disposable income to spend on a range toy, I’d be all over it too. At least I could justify a fancy compact as something I could at least carry.

    Either way, this is a nice shakeup, it works, and I would be surprised if it didn’t take off in the competition field. Hopefully it’s successful enough that we see more variants in the future.

  16. avatar Bucephalus says:

    I’m in! Love my Dan Wesson Valors and love my CZs. Sounds like a win/win to me.

  17. avatar Specialist38 says:

    I will admit it is attractive in a mesmerizing way.

    But since it would be a range toy or home gun, i want it in 10mm.

    And we need a review….not just a release.

    Make it so, no.1.

    1. avatar Specialist38 says:

      The video was worthless. And I want a 6 inch barrel.

      1. avatar Erik Weisz says:

        and threaded

  18. avatar ‘liljoe says:

    I want one! Other than the p365, I haven’t said that in a few years… this looks awesome,

    1. avatar Rad Man says:

      I said the same!

  19. avatar hugo says:

    Shut up and take my money!

  20. avatar hal_greaves says:

    shadow 2 and i no longer friends

    DWX new best friend now

  21. avatar Bernie says:

    I have just one major problem with this pistol.

    I just dropped $2,500 on a pair of rifles. How the heck am I going to explain another $1,800 for a pistol to my wife?

    I don’t wanna get divorced!

    Again!

    1. avatar Dennis says:

      Tell her it’s for her, duh!

  22. avatar Justin Case says:

    I love my CZ’s & my 1911’s but I still can’t afford a Dan Wesson – well, I could but I won’t spend the money. (Scottish ancestors, dammit) I would love to have one of these but I also realize I will probably never see one for sale used.

  23. avatar Ranger Rick says:

    $1,700 retail, really?

  24. avatar MLee says:

    My jaw didn’t drop.
    Oh wait, I just read the comment above mine, $1,700??? OK, my jaw dropped.

  25. avatar Rubiconcrossed says:

    I think the gaudy red grips and cheap looking trigger make it look like a Saturday Night Special for the local pimp on skid row. What ever happened to walnut checkered grips? Aluminum grips suck big time. Try holding the gun when it is cold with aluminum grips.

    1. avatar Someone says:

      Aluminum grips are what race pistols sport these days.

  26. avatar kw says:

    Red, really. Looks very gay but I would buy one in a nano second.

  27. avatar Ben says:

    So, what is the difference between the DWX and the SHadow2? Anything substantial?

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