First teased over three years ago, the new Dan Wesson DWX is now shipping to retailers, according to the manufacturer. 

Billed as a dream match using DNA from two of the most iconic handguns of the Old World and New when first announced in 2019, the new Dan Wesson DWX slipped off the radar over the years. Now, the CZ-owned company-- which has since inherited Colt as a sister brand-- says it is no longer vaporware and will soon be available at retailers nationwide. 


Dan Wesson DWX
We spotted the DWX at Dan Wesson’s booth during SHOT Show 2020 in Las Vegas, and it was easily one of the most talked-about products on the floor– no small feat considering there were over 2,400 exhibitors. (Photo: Chris Eger)


Under development for years, the 9mm DWX uses a beefed-up locked-breech barrel system and a CZ-style takedown while incorporating a 5-inch match-grade barrel sans the 1911’s link system or barrel bushing. However, it contains many 1911 parts such as the trigger and mainspring while coming to the party with a 19+1 magazine capacity based on the CZ P-09/P-10 and aluminum CZ 75 grips. Weight is 43 ounces on the standard DMX with an 8.5-inch overall length. 

While a .40S&W model had been announced three years ago, the new pistol will only be available in a 9mm variant at least for now. 

In one of the most telling examples of how inflation has hit the gun industry over the past couple of years, when the DWX was first spitballed in 2019, it had an MSRP of $1,799. The 2023 catalog price is now set at $2,099. 

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