Now a year down the road from CZ’s acquisition of Colt, CZ subsidiary Dan Wesson keeps wading deeper into traditional Colt waters with two new 1911s.
The new guns are mid-sized with 4-inch barrels, falling shorter than the standard Government Issue (5-inch) and Commander (4.25-inch) models but shorter than the Officer (3.5-inch) style 1911s, and each is available in either .45 ACP or 9mm.
The new Dan Wesson 4-inchers include the Enhanced Compact Pistol, or ECP, and the Tactical Compact Pistol, or TCP.
They use lightweight aluminum slides, G10 grips, bull barrels, and flat K-style triggers. The substantial difference between the models is that the ECP has a fastback-style bobbed mainspring housing while the TCP has an accessory rail and a more traditional grip with a flared magwell.
The ECP runs about $1,700 while the TCP goes $1,800.