The DWX Compact pistol inherits the best traits of two flagship pistols, the CZ 75 and the Dan Wesson 1911—handguns synonymous with quality, durability, and performance. The DWX Compact incorporates the same premium features as the full-sized DWX but in a smaller, more concealable package. Its lightweight aluminum frame and shorter barrel make it ideal for everyday carry, while its design delivers improved ergonomics.
The DWX starts with the crisp single-action fire control group from a Dan Wesson 1911 and combines it with the ergonomics and capacity of a CZ pistol. A flat, K-style trigger with a textured face offers positive contact—a familiar feel to 1911 shooters, while its grip angle and contour draw their lineage directly to the proven CZ 75 known for its comfort and control.
The DWX Compact utilizes the Ned Christiansen style frag pattern on the front, backstrap, and Henning aluminum grips for a comfortable shooting experience that provides traction. The grip’s low-profile design naturally positions the shooter’s hand high in the beavertail for optimum recoil control. CZ 75 Compact grip compatibility with the DWX allows customization with aftermarket options.
A locked-breech linkless barrel system adds strength and simplicity. Field maintenance is a breeze with the CZ-style take-down via the slide stop. Borrowing the time-proven CZ 75 Compact double-stack magazine body, the compact has a 15+1 capacity with Henning aluminum base pads for added durability.
Good sights are essential, and the DWX compact includes some of the best for personal protection and competition. A night front sight and fixed Battlehook rear sight provide rapid target acquisition day or night and easily slip in and out of a holster; both are rugged and reliable. The firearm’s DLC (Diamond Like Coating) protects the pistol’s exterior metal surfaces from wear and corrosion.
A match-grade 4-inch barrel with a bushing-less barrel system, offering shooters unparalleled accuracy and easy take-down. At the same time, its low-profile left-side safety delivers easy access for right-handed shooters. For left-handed shooters, the same ambidextrous safety used on the full-size DWX can be installed on the Compact and will be available for sale on the CZ webstore. Front and rear serrations on the slide improve grip for cocking, giving the operator positive traction even with wet or sweaty hands.
Competitive shooters will appreciate the DWX Compact’s tunability and customizability. A reversible mag release offers proper ambidextrous function. Many factory and aftermarket 1911 fire control group parts are available. Front sights for the Novak-style dovetail and rear sights for the CZ Shadow 2-style sights fit the DWX Compact. An industry standard 1913 Picatinny rail makes mounting a light or laser easy.
The Dan Wesson DWX Compact is shipping now. It’s a modern pistol with the finer points of a classic 1911 built, like every Dan Wesson, with quality materials and parts and finished with an attention to detail.
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DWX Compact Features:
- Linkless barrel system for strength and simplicity
- CZ 75 Compact compatible magazine body
- CZ 75 Compact compatible grips
- Single Action, 9mm
- Aluminum Frame, Lightweight
- Reversible magazine catch
- 1911 Style Safety
- 1911 Red Flat K-Style Trigger
- Henning Aluminum Base Pads
- Front Night Sight
- Rear Battlehook Fixed Sight
DWX Compact Specifications:
- SKU: 92102
- Caliber: 9mm
- Mag Capacity: 15 + 1
- Frame Material: Aluminum
- Slide Finish: DLC
- Grips: Henning Aluminum
- Overall Length: 7.5 in
- Barrel Length: 4 in
- Height: 5.2 in
- Width: 1.3 in
- Weight: 30.8 oz
- Trigger Mech: Single Action
- Front Sight: Tritium
- Rear Sight: Fixed Battlehook
- Safety: Manual thumb safety
- MSRP: $1999.00