NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Dan Wesson Vigil Commander

posted on August 26, 2018

A new introduction in 2018, Dan Wesson’s Vigil Commander caught our attention due to its business-like appearance and performance-driven feature set. American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach thinks the New York-based company, which has been part of the CZ-USA family since 2005, has really hit a homerun in terms of building an M1911 suitable for everyday concealed carry. Available in .45 ACP or 9 mm Luger, the Vigil Commander comes with excellent sights and ergonomics, and a price that makes it an excellent value, especially considering the quality components and craftsmanship involved in its assembly. For more, watch this week's NRA Gun Gear of the week video, and visit





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