Dan Wesson Continues with 1911 Game

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.

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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