New Dan Wesson DWX : When you Cross a CZ 75 and a 1911
By Chris Eger
A blend of 1911 and CZ 75, the DWX has a lot of standard features such as a 19+1 9mm capacity, a 1913 Picatinny rail, a square hammer, and a flat trigger. (Photo: Dan Wesson)
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Billed as a dream match using DNA from two of the most iconic handguns of the old and new world, the new Dan Wesson DWX has been announced.
Teased Monday evening through Dan Wesson’s social media accounts, the new gun has a release date only of “2020” and is promised in both full-size and compact variants.
“It started as an experiment — a grand melding of Dan Wesson and CZ pistols,” says the company. “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.”
Using a locked-breech barrel system and a CZ-style takedown, the 9mm DWX incorporates a 5-inch match-grade barrel without the 1911’s link system or barrel bushing. However, it contains many 1911 parts while coming to the party with a 19+1 magazine capacity based on the CZ P-09/P-10 and aluminum CZ 75 grips.
The DWX has an adjustable rear sight, aluminum grips,