Dan Wesson’s System

The great grandson of one of Smith & Wesson’s founders, Dan Wesson created his own gun company and developed revolvers with an interchangeable barrel system.

Tested: Dan Wesson Valkyrie Commander Pistol

In 1950, Colt introduced the Commander, an M1911-style pistol with a reduced-length (4.25") barrel, an aluminum frame and 9 mm Luger chambering. Originally it was designed to fill a military request for a lighter, more compact pistol.

Product Preview: Dan Wesson 50th Anniversary Pistol

Dan Wesson Firearms is celebrating its golden jubilee with a commemorative M1911 pistol.

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Dan Wesson Vigil Commander

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.

NRA Gun of the Week: Dan Wesson Firearms Vigil Commander Pistol

American Rifleman's David Herman joins the film crew to discuss Dan Wesson's Vigil Commander, a mid-size M1911 chambered for 9 mm Luger.

Tested: Dan Wesson TCP 1911 Pistol in 9 mm

The Dan Wesson TCP (Tactical Carry Pistol) is a Commander-style 1911, a full-size “Government” length frame mated to a shorter slide and barrel.

Dan Wesson Adds Wraith Threaded-Barrel Pistol

The full-sized 1911 is available in .45 ACP, 10 mm and 9 mm Luger.

Product Preview: Dan Wesson DWX

A partnership between Dan Wesson and CZ-USA has resulted in the DWX—a model which blends the two pistol families.

Editor’s Choice: Dan Wesson DWX Compact

Dan Wesson has introduced two intriguing all-metal pistols by leveraging its expertise in manufacturing 1911s and the company’s familial ties to CZ-USA.


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