CZ Wakes Up, Starts Shipping DWX Pistols

Back in 2019, CZ announced they planned to create a crossover blended from the CZ75 platform and John Browning’s 1911 design. A hybrid in the same vein as Ligers, Zorses, and Zonkeys, the gun was to be called the decidedly lyrical “DWX,” borrowing part of those initials from CZ’s Dan Wesson sister company, itself a popular, if expensive, 1911 maker.

The DWX was to have the “crisp single-action fire control group” from a Dan Wesson 1911 and combine it with the “ergonomics and capacity” of a CZ pistol. The grip angle and contour were very CZ 75, providing an excellent fit for most shooters, and were compatible with CZ 75-pattern grips. Using the 19+1 magazine from the CZ P-09/P-10 series, and fitted with adjustable sights, it was pitched as a production competition gun.

Well, after three years of promises, CZ says the DWX is now actually in production and will be on shelves in 2023. Price? $2,099.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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