Dan Wesson M1911 ACP pistol

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Dan Wesson DW M1911 model
Dan Wesson DW RZ-10 (Razorback).jpg
Dan Wesson DW RZ-10 ( Razorback )
Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Manufacturer Dan Wesson Firearms
Produced 2005
Specifications
Weight 2.4 lbs
Length 8.8 inches
Barrel length 5 inches
Height 5.5 inches

Cartridge .45 ACP, 10mm Auto 9mm Parabellum
Action SA
Rate of fire Semi-automatic
Feed system Detachable box magazine
Sights Fixed iron sights

The Dan Wesson M1911 pistol is a series of model 1911 semi-automatic pistols.[1][2][3][4][5]

Dan Wesson M1911 pistols are made at the Dan Wesson Firearms manufacturing facility in Norwich, New York. They are marketed and distributed by CZ-USA.

Dan Wesson M1911 models[edit]

Collectors models[edit]

  • Dan Wesson model DW PT - Patriot
  • Dan Wesson model DW RZ-10 - Razorback
  • Dan Wesson model DW PM-3P - Pointman Minor
  • Dan Wesson model DW PM1S - Pointman Major
  • Dan Wesson model DW PM1B - Pointman Major
  • Dan Wesson model DW PM7 - Pointman 7
  • Dan Wesson model DW PMA-S - Pointman Aussie
  • Dan Wesson model DW PMA-B - Pointman Aussie
  • Dan Wesson model DW K03-B - Panther
  • Dan Wesson model DW K03-S - Panther

Current models[edit]

  • Dan Wesson model DW RZ-10 - Razorback
  • Dan Wesson model DW Commander Cls Bobtail (discontinued in 2010 except for California market)
  • Dan Wesson model DW Pointman Seven (discontinued in 2010 except for California market)
  • Dan Wesson model DW Valor
  • Dan Wesson model DW V-Bob (Valor Bobtail)
  • Dan Wesson model DW SS Custom[6]
  • Dan Wesson model DW RZ-45 - Heritage

Model designations[edit]

According to Dave Severns on 1911Forum.com, these are the common Dan Wesson model designations:[7]

Prefixes:
PT = Patriot
RZ = Razorback
PM = Pointman
K03 = Panther

Intermediate:
E = Expert = Adjustable sight
M = Marksman = Fixed sight
DP = Dave Pruitt
G = Guardian
GD = Guardian Duce (2-Tone)
EXP = Experimental
HC = High Capacity
1 = Major
2 = Minor 2
3 = Minor
7 = Model Seven
9 = 9mm
A = Aussie
C = Commander
CBOB = Commander Bobtail
CCO = Concealed Carry Officer
XS = Model XS (similar to Panther; often referred to as ‘XSS’ as it was a stainless gun)

Suffix:
S = Stainless
B = Blue
C = Checkered Frontstrap
FS = Fixed Sights
AS = Adjustable Sights
10 = 10mm
45 = .45 ACP

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Petty, Charles E. "Dan Wesson 1911 Pistols: These Ain't Your Daddy's Wheelguns", Guns, November, 2006
  2. ^ Eckstine, Roger. "Basic 1911 .45s: Dan Wesson’s Pointman Seven Leads the Way", Gun Tests, March 2007
  3. ^ Quinn, Jeff. "Dan Wesson’s Commander Classic Bobtail .45 ACP", Gun Blast, April 28, 2006
  4. ^ "Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail", Guns & Ammo
  5. ^ Sweeney, Patrick (2008). "Dan Wesson Bobtail 10". Guns & Ammo Annual: The Complete Book of the Model 1911. 
  6. ^ Valor series on Dan Wesson Forum
  7. ^ Severns, Dave. "Common Dan Wesson Model Designations", 1911Forum.com

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