A partnership between Dan Wesson and CZ-USA has resulted in the DWX—a model which blends the two pistol families. Available in 9 mm Luger and .40 S&W, the DWX is offered in both compact and full size models, meaning there is a DWX option for everyone—from concealed carriers, to competition shooters.
The DWX boasts a 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 familiar fit for many 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 texturing.
Internally, the DWX sports a locked-breech barrel system, and features a CZ-style takedown via the slide stop. The DWX also employs double-stack magazines that allow a 19+1 capacity in the full-size variant. When it comes to feeding the DWX, the full-size model uses a magazine based on the P-09/P-10, while the compact models utilize a 75 Compact magazine.
An ambidextrous safety is installed for the benefit of both right- and left-handed shooters, while a flat, K-style trigger offers a textured face for better control. In addition, front strap checkering aids in grip control, while a 1913 Picatinny rail makes easy work of mounting a light or laser.
For competitors, the DWX is tunable and customizable, with a 1911-style dovetail front sight, a CZ Shadow 2-style rear, and a match-grade bushing-less barrel system. The DWX will retail for $1,799. For more information, please visit cz-usa.com or danwessonfirearms.com.